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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 andIn 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
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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. The nonlinear design, careful difficulty ramp, and outstanding presentation bring this one above the pack. And hey, at least it doesn't have an Omaha Beach level.
  3. 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.
  4. It was maddening to nearly finish a mission, then die and have to start over. There are no checkpoints, but that's part of this game's challenge.
  5. 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]
  6. EA's latest in the MoH franchise adopts a more interesting open-ended squad-based shooter approach, but falls short due to a mediocre multiplayer offering.
  7. Edge Magazine
    30
    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 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. MikeJones
    May 27, 2005
    10
    So much fun...reinvents WW2
  2. HamiltonP.
    Jun 20, 2005
    10
    Best MOH since Frontline.
  3. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    This game is great. The graphics may not be the best, but everything else is great, a bit challenging but pure fun. If you still have got aThis game is great. The graphics may not be the best, but everything else is great, a bit challenging but pure fun. If you still have got a PS2 laying around, give it a try. Expand
  4. ryane.
    Sep 2, 2005
    8
    Pretty cool game better then the others.
  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 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. Expand
  6. 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 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
  7. StevenR.
    Jun 5, 2005
    0
    Crap. Just crap.

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#28 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#27 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005