Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. And don't listen to talk about the games hidden agenda. Who cares if its pro American, this is gaming, not art-house political cinema, we're here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and we had a hell of a lot of fun doing it!
  2. Much better than the Xbox incarnation, offering improvements in graphics, control and even slight AI improvements.
  3. Men of Valor tells the best story and delivers the best action of any of the Vietnam games currently available.
  4. It's quite gritty, has some surprisingly creative missions and even offers historical lessons about the Vietnam conflict. Now if only it was prettier and fixed the "realistic" walking motion.
  5. A competent historically based shooter with some unique features and an occasional flash of brilliance, making it one of the few quality Vietnam War FPS to date.
  6. A nice execution of admittedly old ideas, Men of Valor features exhilirating action, storytelling that takes risks, and convincing team AI.
  7. Luckily, the shooting wins out over the moralizing and helps make Men of Valor one of the few games to successfully tackle the Vietnam War.
  8. A solid game but it doesn’t really do anything new or unexpected other than exceed as an actual good Vietnam game.
  9. Those of you who are military shooter buffs should certainly want to play it, but don't expect the type of nail-biting action that we've witnessed in "Call of Duty" or "MoH: AA."
  10. It does have its fair share of flaws and rough edges, but it also has quite a few areas where it absolutely shines.
  11. To be honest, I expected a lot more from 2015.
  12. 75
    A notch better on the PC than Xbox, thanks to significantly better visuals, but that's still not enough to push these valorous men past the paces of the best military games of this season.
  13. An immersive Vietnam war experience hampered by poor AI.
  14. Great gunplay, shame about the A.I. [Jan 2005, p.94]
  15. 70
    An adequate entry into the emerging Vietnam-sub genre that offers plenty of simplistic shooting fun, but fails to capture the depth and grandeur of similar titles like "Battlefield Vietnam" or even "Call of Duty" despite the obvious inclusion of so much historical information.
  16. 70
    But don't let those flaws keep you from trying this Vietnam War shooter. At its best, it's an immersive, intense game, filled with pulse-pounding action and diverse missions.
  17. 70
    The soundtrack, featuring James Brown and Strawberry Alarm Clock, keeps you going long after the Agent Orange has taken away your ability to feel.
  18. It shows in the incredibly intriguing and well-executed storyline. However, as shiny as the story may be, it can't hide the unpolished feel of other aspects.
  19. A good game that would have been great if not for the disappointingly absurd A.I. and unpolished gameplay.
  20. 68
    The "Medal of Honor" approach doesn't fit with such a controversial war, and the frankly simplistic combat becomes old pretty fast, a matter not helped by feeling hemmed in along a linear path, where one village tends to look like any other, as do the rivers, gulleys, and hilltops.
  21. A decent game with an outstanding theme and some innovative ideas for making an FPS more challenging, but remains bogged down with frustrations by the same ideas.
  22. Available on both PC and Xbox, the PC version is markedly superior. The main problem with the Xbox version is that it's very difficult to make out enemies amongst the tall grass, due to the low resolution of the platform.
  23. The final insult is the atrocious console save-system. The game saves automatically between each level and a couple of times during each level, but if you stop playing, you have to restart teh entire level. [Jan 2005, p.86]
  24. As a Vietnam War shooter, with its strong themes and unforgiving violence, Men of Valor succeeds. [Dec 2004, p.85]
  25. Generally disappointing. It's a decent game, but just nowhere near as enjoyable or impressive as the many new FPS recruits who have recently landed on the retail battlefield.
  26. Like a clapped out Huey returning from its final mission - ugly, rusted, outdated and just so shot shot full of holes. [Feb 2005, p.82]
  27. Ultimately fails as a game because of one poorly implemented feature: the "save game," or as it's called around here, the thing that keeps you from re-playing sadistically difficult levels 20 or more times. [Jan 2005, p.68]
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. RobertH.
    Dec 30, 2005
    7
    I thought it was a very well played game there were some flaws but much better that medal of Honer Pacific Assult the jugle fighting was much better.
  2. Stecc
    May 3, 2005
    10
    It is the bested game i ever plad on xbox. Well im stuck an a level but it is still the bested.
  3. MikeJ.
    Oct 30, 2004
    9
    It's decent, though very, very frustrating. I can't tell you how many times I had to play the same sequence over and over again It's decent, though very, very frustrating. I can't tell you how many times I had to play the same sequence over and over again because you essentially die after being shot once in close combat. Frequently, you can't see the enemy until you're already dead. In addition, there's no in game save. Your teammates are completely useless, and I have yet to see one of them inflict a casualty. Mostly, they just get in the way when you're firing. Then enemy, on the other hand, is able to launch an extremelly successful offensive on you regardless of how well hidden you are. A couple of rounds from a mounted machin gun and you're dead. Overall, the game is fun, but ultimately extremely frustrating. Full Review »