User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 66
  2. Negative: 9 out of 66
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  1. DannyC.
    Jan 26, 2006
    1
    This game is Crap. I would agree with all the other negative comments by other reviewers and add a few more. First off, the boundaries of objects are very very poorly defined for the gameplay. For example when you peek around a corner to shoot an enemy he may be able to hit you but when you fire at him you hit the wall of whatever your peeking around. also theres a board where you end up This game is Crap. I would agree with all the other negative comments by other reviewers and add a few more. First off, the boundaries of objects are very very poorly defined for the gameplay. For example when you peek around a corner to shoot an enemy he may be able to hit you but when you fire at him you hit the wall of whatever your peeking around. also theres a board where you end up firing a bazooka from a farmhouse roof. Several times even though I was standing all the way that the edge (and totally exposed to enemy fire) I still died when firing the bazooka because the game reacted as if I'd fired it into the wall directly in front of me. Also towards the end of the game, perhaps the last level, is the only time where the enemy troops change tactics from hiding behind objects and waiting to be killed by you.....and its really annoying. They suddenly swarm out in groups of like 12 at specific points...and you have to advance to where your totally exposed before you can trigger them to swarm out. Clearly this makes it tough to survive. Another thing that sucks is your alleged squad your in command of...they're soo damn annoying. They never do anything to actually help you and run away from you when you try to heal them. It seems like the creators of this game tried to add all this stuff without actually being willing to do it right. I've played and beaten like almost every WW2 shooter thats come out in the last 5 years and this one is by far the worst piece of crap Ive ever played. Expand
  2. KathyV.
    Oct 30, 2005
    2
    Very uninspired.
  3. BillL.
    Aug 25, 2005
    2
    All i can say is it's crap crap crap, at leat spearhead you could play a game but this is the pit's it's so slow loading and re loading you feel like going for a walk in the park .and that would be fun than this crap.
  4. TrentS.
    Jul 16, 2005
    4
    Multiplayer is fun but u cant play a co op game like u can in rising sun on game cube n this is x box wtf
  5. ZackM.
    Jun 29, 2005
    3
    Just worth renting not buying, because you'll be tired of the game in a day or two!
  6. RobB.
    Jun 25, 2005
    4
    Lame dated graphics, stale out of date gameplay, nothing to do once the levels have been completed. You've seen it all done better before, its hard to believe they still produce crappy games like this and from a developer like EA ! Don't waste your money, if you really want it wait a week and the "pre-owned" games bin in your local "Game" store will be overflowing with copies.
  7. StevenR.
    Jun 5, 2005
    0
    Crap. Just crap.

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#64 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
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. Pelaaja (Finland)
    70
    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.