Medal of Honor Rising Sun PlayStation 2

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 105
  2. Negative: 14 out of 105
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  1. HelloD.
    Dec 16, 2003
    4
    Complete sh..
  2. JesseS.
    Jun 19, 2005
    4
    When will they stop making the exactly same game!? There is fun to be had with this title, but its more like an expansion pack for Medal of Honor Frontline. You'll definitley feel like you're playing the same game, with a different map pack and with different enemies.
  3. medalofdump
    Dec 2, 2003
    0
    You have to be kidding! I have had farts that lasted longer than that game! What a rip off! Worst ending ever! It was around 85% shorter than fronline. What a scam! The ending made no sense, you had no clue the game was coming to an end. RIP OFF! THE GAME WAS TOTALL GARBAGE, just like the scumbags who made it.
  4. DanF.
    Nov 17, 2003
    1
    Pathetic is all I have to say.
  5. JH
    Nov 20, 2003
    3
    Graphics, sounds, gameplay were all good. But I felt ripped off for my $53.26 when the single player campain ended after only 9 missions. The two player campain and multiplayer are a plus, but don't make up for the lack of effort; an effort that Frontline seemed to have more of.
  6. A.H.
    Nov 17, 2003
    0
    Been there, done that. Same old crap.
  7. RK
    Dec 22, 2003
    0
    It is worth spicing up jeffrey ps crappy game.
  8. DouglasJ.
    Dec 10, 2003
    3
    The game play itself was as good as the far superior Frontline and the initial (very short) Pearl harbor mission was incredible, but that's where the postitives end. This game was not much more than a series of jungles as you take a corner and shoot someone, cross a bridge and shoot someone, ride an elephant and shoot someone. The quick ending was a maddening dissapointment and The game play itself was as good as the far superior Frontline and the initial (very short) Pearl harbor mission was incredible, but that's where the postitives end. This game was not much more than a series of jungles as you take a corner and shoot someone, cross a bridge and shoot someone, ride an elephant and shoot someone. The quick ending was a maddening dissapointment and seemed to fall where the middle of the game should have been. Where Frontline had all kinds of extra nuances (shoot a window, it shatters, shoot a hanging pan, it pings and rattles on its hook), nothing of the like was available here. There seemed to be zero AI with the enemy, and apart from the sound effects the atmosphere was equivalent to N64's Doom. I completely regret paying retail price for this disappointing follow up to one of the best games to have been released in the recent past. Expand
  9. Jan 22, 2014
    3
    Despite featuring a whole host of cliches, including a numerous mounted turret sections in which the bad guys only appear once you man the weapon, Medal of Honor Rising Sun could have still passed as an adequate World War II FPS back in the PlayStation 2 days. However the terrible collision detection, that see's the player failing to hit enemies despite clearly lining up the reticule,Despite featuring a whole host of cliches, including a numerous mounted turret sections in which the bad guys only appear once you man the weapon, Medal of Honor Rising Sun could have still passed as an adequate World War II FPS back in the PlayStation 2 days. However the terrible collision detection, that see's the player failing to hit enemies despite clearly lining up the reticule, makes it all but unplayable at times.

    One to avoid.
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Awards & Rankings

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#16 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#14 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. A formulaic, by the numbers FPS with zero innovation, demented AI and a crushing lack of inspiration.
  2. It's not a bad game, but then again, it's not the be-all and end-all Pacific-theater FPS we expected. The primary emphasis on gloss and glamour over gameplay and challenge suggests that Rising Sun is geared more toward the tyro rather than the savant.
  3. Quite simply, the game offers nothing that you can’t get in the other games, and can’t have a better time getting in the other games.