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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] Expand
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: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. ERB
    May 2, 2014
    An old game that is gold. Medal Of Honor European Assault is surprisingly a very fun FPS game. The single player is fun with very unusual mission objectives like looking for secrets and killing the different bosses per mission. The graphics are not bad for a 2005 game and the shooter itself is very solid and very new like when you are in cover you can peek from your cover to see you enemy without standing to see unlike in Call Of Duty And Battlefield. But the problem in this game is the total length in the single player. Finishing the whole single player will only take like maybe 2-3 hours and the whole story in this game is bad and forgettable but the boss battles here in this game is actually not bad in my opinion and it is actually the only thing i like in the single player. The best that the game can give you is the multiplayer. The multiplayer in Medal Of Honor is actually fun with Good maps and fun game modes. Which actually is very addicting and I played the multiplayer for like 20 hours.The game is actually good and a very classical Medal Of Honor Game. I give it an 8/10 For Medal Of Honor European Assault because of its Fun and satisfying Multiplayer experience. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    Great game, really epic missions and story, and a quite aweswome soundtrack, a little unrealistic, such as killing tanks with grenades, but still quite exicting gameplay, graphics could use a little bump. Collapse
  3. Feb 25, 2012
    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, 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

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