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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 59
  2. Negative: 9 out of 59

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  1. Gamemaster
    Jun 8, 2005
    6
    Not much of a step up from Rising Sun, lots of tacked on gimmicks, Medal of Honor is suffering from sequelitis as the next installments are released they divert from actual basic good game play to more poorly less thought out gimmicky tacked on features, such as rallymode, squad controls, and "Wide Open Warfare", your getting the sequel to Rising Sun in this Game. A short below average Not much of a step up from Rising Sun, lots of tacked on gimmicks, Medal of Honor is suffering from sequelitis as the next installments are released they divert from actual basic good game play to more poorly less thought out gimmicky tacked on features, such as rallymode, squad controls, and "Wide Open Warfare", your getting the sequel to Rising Sun in this Game. A short below average run of the mill WWII shooter- rental material. Expand
  2. MarcD.
    Jun 28, 2005
    7
    The PS2's graphical capabilities are showing their age. FPS games simply serve to highlight this growing problem. The rest of the game however, is very solid.
  3. MichaelK.
    Jul 7, 2005
    6
    Much closer in quality to Rising Sun than Frontline. Which is to say: Disappointing.
  4. AlD.
    Jun 9, 2005
    5
    Well, first off, its a console shooter - i.e. clumsy and simple. It's so, so straight forward and invisible barriers are abound (Why can't i cross the river? Do I have to take the obviously trapladen bridge?) Second of all, why are the floks behind this mess of a franchise constantly trying to copy Call of Duty's gameplay and mechanics? CoD did it right, they did it twice Well, first off, its a console shooter - i.e. clumsy and simple. It's so, so straight forward and invisible barriers are abound (Why can't i cross the river? Do I have to take the obviously trapladen bridge?) Second of all, why are the floks behind this mess of a franchise constantly trying to copy Call of Duty's gameplay and mechanics? CoD did it right, they did it twice (game + expansion), and they did it before you... Pacific Assult was no good, Rising Sun was a piece of crap, and now this? Why, EA, why? You made MOH: Allied Assult and helped to change the FPS world! You cant follow it up? I would also like to add that the whole "Wide Open Warfare" and the sqaud commands are a joke. They don't have any real affect on game play (They don't listen and I am basically on rails...). Try again next year with a better gameplay engine, better team, and a better gaming platform (nah, theyll stay console, thats where the dimwitted masses play their recycled games)... Expand
  5. Tim
    Jul 19, 2005
    6
    Single player only has around 11 missions with no checkpoints. So it's very short and, at times, a bit frustrating in the later part of the final missions (since if you get killed then, you start over). Overall, it's fairly solid as a rental, but not worth buying, even after the price drops to $20.
  6. Feb 25, 2012
    7
    The best Medal of Honor game I've played in a long time, but not the best FPS, despite being a few years old it still manages to be a fun time, the problem is that it is incredibly short, I beat it in one day, and after the campaign there is no multiplayer for it to fall back on, but it's fun while it lasts, the controls are great but I do recommend you turn of the vibrate function, andThe best Medal of Honor game I've played in a long time, but not the best FPS, despite being a few years old it still manages to be a fun time, the problem is that it is incredibly short, I beat it in one day, and after the campaign there is no multiplayer for it to fall back on, but it's fun while it lasts, the controls are great but I do recommend you turn of the vibrate function, and the sound is fantastic with an awesome soundtrack, powerful sounding guns, and great voice work, and has a surprisingly decent story backing it up, but the graphics are crappy, making it hard to pick off targets at a distance, and honestly I think Medal of Honor Frontline looked better, and the gameplay is awesome but can be frustrating at times, the cover system works fantastic most of the time, and there are side objectives to take that give you extra lives and medals, so European Assault is a good game, and a welcome addition to the Medal of Honor series, the problem is it's just way to short, and has some other annoying issues, but if you still have a PS2 and are looking for a good FPS or are a fan of the series I do recommend at least a rental. Expand
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. 80
    The one major area where European Assault fails to deliver is on the multiplayer side of things. While there are plenty of cool gametypes, from old standards like Deathmatch to some interesting objective-based games, the only way you can play with friends is on a single TV.
  2. With European Assault, EA promised to fix all the errors of "Rising Sun" and reinvent the genre as a whole. A bit surprisingly, the game does almost all of this, but for the first time in the series, the technical limits of the current console platforms negatively affect the game play. Despite these difficulties, European Assault successfully combines the intensity of "Call of Duty" with the cinematic and epic feeling of the Medal of Honor series to deliver a more open and less linear game play experience than before. [June 2005, p.68]
  3. 81
    Sure there is nothing particularly inventive or innovative about the game's features, but played as a whole, the overall experience is still very satisfying. It's good despite the faults in AI, the less than attractive visuals, and an unnaturally slow beginning.