Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    Riveting first-person combat set across a mesmerizing WWII landscape. A game this good is practically a recruitment poster for the PS2.
  2. One of the most incredible experiences I have ever had with a game. [July 2002, p.98]
  3. The ambitious use of sound, a component inexcusably overlooked too often, has always elevated this series, and here it continues to chill...We don't play MoH as much as have it happen to us. [June 2002, p.57]
  4. 100
    With the incredible soundtrack and the emotions that the game invokes, Frontline is one of the best games of the year.
  5. This is the single most impressive piece of software the PS2 has seen since "GTA3." Where the Rockstar game innovated in its style of play Frontline innovates in the perfection of its execution. We’ve seen first-person shooters before, but nothing like this. Nothing as superbly crafted as this.
  6. 97
    The controls may be a little iffy at first, the frame rate drops ever so-often; but the war sounds and game play more than make up for every fault the game has.
  7. The attention to detail is mind-boggling. I don't know how they did it, but EA has created a game with enemies that can practically think for themselves. The soldiers will swarm around you in a deadly strategic pattern. Their intelligence is amazing.
  8. The realism, atmosphere, sound, and diversified gameplay is more than enough to keep players in their seats for hours.
  9. 92
    With its incredible graphics, breathtaking action and painstaking authenticity, Frontline is the best WWII console game ever released.
  10. A wonderful single player experience. While there isn't an overall story to the game, the cutscenes and mission briefs add depth and flavor to the game.
  11. A rare example of how to successfully evoke emotion in an interactive medium.
  12. It's visually impressive and aurally incredible, and it essentially is a superb entry in the shooter genre.
  13. It bests its predecessors in one key area: Every mission conveys a nail-biting tension that absorbs the player as never before. [June 2002]
  14. 90
    No console shooter has ever been so flat-out incredible at promoting suspension of disbelief before.
  15. It's something that is planned in development to the last incoming grenade and Frontline is pretty much perfect in terms of dragging you into the action and delivering nail-biting, hair-pulling gameplay.
  16. 90
    What makes this game look and feel so different from the competition is its amazing ability to render realistic looking environments.
  17. Gung-ho and trigger happy, Frontline is horrifically good war-mongering fun. [GamesMaster Magazine]
  18. Making a realistic FPS based on WWII is highly tasteless and somewhat degrading to soldiers who fought during the war.
  19. The first couple levels are excellent and there are jewels hidden throughout the rest of the game. It just becomes a little frustrating to wade through all the other fillers that lie between.
  20. The linear missions and non-interactive environments don't hold their own when compared to feature-rich PS2 shooters like "Red Faction" or "Deus Ex." But none of that matters, because in this game, presentation is everything. [July 2002, p.116]
  21. A near PC quality experience without the patches and expensive hardware. MOH: Frontline is very linear and doesn't warrant much of your time after perhaps the third play through, but the ride is still very, very fun.
  22. I actually found myself sweating from nervousness and trembling from fear during many of the levels. [July 2002, p.32]
  23. 80
    MOHF overcomes its weaknesses by delivering a unique and genuine gameplay experience unlike anything. Some of the levels are amazing, while others fall into step behind the last two iterations of the series.
  24. A traditional FPS that’s been polished as far as they can go with the design limitations in hand, sure we’d have liked to have seen more freedom for the players actions and a half decent control system would have helped.
  25. 80
    Frontline isn't perfect, though. For one thing there are the always-problematic control issues. A console system with its gamepad just can't replicate the tight controls offered by a mouse and keyboard.
  26. Despite its occasional appearances, the game is so incredibly linear it hurts.
  27. It will keep you playing, and provide reason to replay. It doesn't however, manage to maintain the brilliance that it hints at in the opening level.
  28. Controls are clunky, aiming is difficult, the world is noticeably less interactive, and the graphics are merely adequate.
  29. Huge levels are constrained by pre-determined paths, action sequences are harshly pre-determined and any sense that you might have be able to affect the outcome is sapped by the largely obvious mission objectives.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. Oct 31, 2010
    10
    Absolutely incredible, haters don't have any idea of how much of a masterpiece this is. This IS the greatest World War 2 first person shooter ever devised. Full Review »
  2. Aug 10, 2013
    10
    I will never forget playing this game back in June 2002 when i was just 21. It was just so amazing and so different, great graphics, great levels, great gameplay, long campaign, great soundtrack, it just blew me away from start to finish. It was also the game that started off the trend for World War 2 shooters like how Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4 started off the trend for Modern Warfare shooters. So if you want to play a classic game that started off the WW2 trend that lasted from 2002 to 2007/2008 when it eventually died off and made way for modern warfare games, then this is the game. Also great if your a lover of WW2 games. Full Review »
  3. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    For a bloody old game which has the 3D graphics of a stickman, This game is the best FPS game I and many other have played. You may think im crazy or even on drugs but I am not. This game Is so fun you can just play for hours and hours without even getting bored in the slightest. I had this for Gamecube and one of my mates had it on ps2 and there is quite a big difference controls wise. Gamecube controls are really hard to aim with and you will find yourself either spraying with a machine gun or attempting to hit the enemy and then resulting in, meleeing them. But despite that you will get that hand of it after the first mission. This game is worth every penny and even though it cost me £10 at the time I would happily have paid £20-£30. The reviews speak for themselves. 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,9,10,10,7,10,10,10,10,10,10,10 and then a 0. And you see that 0 and think that guy is 13 years old and thinks that ww2 games are rubbish because he has played mw3. Well that kid is very very wrong. This game is the game to get and for only like £1 its a bloody bargain. Full Review »