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  • Summary: In Medal of Honor European Assault gamers play as US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William "Wild Bill" Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic Services -- the OSS. As Lieutenant Holt, your classified missions take place in WWII Europe and are of critical importance to the Allies. You are tasked with gathering intelligence regarding the development and deployment of the deadly Nazi Tiger Tank and more significantly, stopping the Nazi plan to develop and harness atomic energy. In the pursuit of this goal you are thrust into action in all the pivotal battles of WWII Europe, including St. Nazaire, North Africa, Stalingrad, and the Battle of the Bulge. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Carnage, carnage, carnage. That's what you get when you open the box. Medal of Honor: European Assault may not be the most challenging game in the series, but it's certainly the most brutal.
  2. 80
    A pleasant surprise. Yes, we were still creeping through bombed-out aircraft hangars and taking over bunkers brimming with Nazis, but we were enjoying ourselves for the first time in ages.
  3. Both atmospheric and exciting, and there isn't much higher praise for a historical first-person shooter than that.
  4. A mostly successful game that feels like it's simply bored of its own existence. [Aug 2005, p.47]
  5. Electronic Arts’ decision to free the series from simply being one man on a very direct mission by creating a virtual battlefield is a wise one but one that hasn’t quite reached as far as it could. [July 2005, p.106]
  6. A definite improvement on "Rising Sun," but the squad control has been done better in "Brothers in Arms," and "Call of Duty" provides the same level of intensity. Instead of being a standout title, European Assault is really just another WWII shooter. [PSW]
  7. European Assault is one of the ugliest current-gen games we’ve seen. Boring textures, a weak palette and a flimsy design ethic all round make it appear like slightly dressed up PSone data. The animation seems inspired by amateur puppetry and even the menus look like they were knocked up in the last day before submission. [Aug 2005, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. EdwinM.
    May 27, 2005
    Looked and played great at E3.
  2. DuaneL.
    Jun 16, 2005
    Awesome game - great graphics and visual effects-rocking sound - crazy chaos and battle - huge open levels - and all on PS2. Great way to set the franchise up for next gen consoles. Expand
  3. DanielV.D.
    Aug 31, 2005
    The best game in the whole world!!!
  4. MarcD.
    Jun 28, 2005
    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. Expand
  5. Gamemaster
    Jun 8, 2005
    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
  6. RobB.
    Jun 25, 2005
    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. Expand
  7. StevenR.
    Jun 5, 2005
    Crap. Just crap.

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