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  • Summary: EALA is crafting this single-player component of this modern-day, Afghanistan-set reboot of the classic shooter series; DICE is working on the multiplayer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Medal of Honor is more than just a reboot of a storied franchise. It takes the FPS genre to a whole new level.
  2. EA failed to kick Call of Duty off the genre-throne but still entertains a lot with its unique shooter-experience. The pacing, feeling and presentation of the short solo-campaign is refreshingly unique. Even though some minor technical hicups and some rather frustrating sequences bothered us, Medal of Honor is an overall pleasant and exciting experience.
  3. 81
    A new start of the franchise. This time the game is taking you to Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban. The singleplayer is way too short, but a cool one. Besides of that you can play in the addictive and great multiplayer.
  4. Paying tribute to our brave men and women in uniform-who often go through situations that are unimaginable to all of us sitting at home with controllers in our hands-is a great thing. The step that EA has taken towards establishing a precedent for exploring topical subject matter in a video game may be a small one, but it's still important. But almost everything else about Medal of Honor, while enjoyable, makes it hard to shake the feeling of playing just another military shooter.
  5. Oct 25, 2010
    While the multiplayer feels more like a justifying bullet point on the box for a full priced retail game, the single player experience is what makes this reboot shine despite its short length. Medal of Honor isn't something I consider a must buy but definitely deserves a once over.
  6. For those looking for a more 'blockbuster' feel to their FPS, they might want to look elsewhere. Although the game is 'grounded in reality', it still has it's fun and offers a good variety of gameplay moments.
  7. It's too little, too late. With fierce competition to hinder its efforts, Medal of Honor fails to provide, both in terms of quantity and quality, an alternative of choice. It's still an above average experience, but the campaign remains stuck between the realism angle and the needed fireworks of the genre, unable to impress on either one of them, while the multiplayer sacrifices deepness and precision in order to remain more accessible and bridge the imaginary gap between Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare. No co-op, too few maps, a globally poorly designed from a gameplay and tactics standpoint, stuck on top of an otherwise good game design ; too bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 110
  2. Negative: 12 out of 110
  1. Oct 12, 2010
    MOH blew me away! Great story in campaign mode,a bit short, but it left me wanting even more. The multiplayer follows the Bad Company 2 style but with an arcade feel that really fits perfectly. I'm really glad to see the MOH franchise return. I can't wait for the next installments, which I'm sure will surpass this great title. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    there is something fishy going on here. this game should be praised on all levels for the orginality and substance that it brings to the war game scene. nobody likes change, but cmon, call of duty black ops better be brand spanking original or im going to be pissed, you can only ride the same train for so long until you run out of stations. its time to move on, move ahead and move foward, and the beacon showing us the way spells M.O.H. the singleplayer is not flawless, but no game in the history of game development ever is. There are a few texture pops, but no screen tears or signs that the console cant handle the engine, so all in all it runs smoother than the bonnet of a porsche. gameplay can only be described in one word, flow. i didnt fight my way through the maps i sort of flowed through them on a tidal wave of hail and bullets. there is sometimes so much going on it becomes very easy to die. much like a real war, it can sometimes take one very strategically placed bullet from and an advantaged position and your out of the game. This is the first realistic war game that doesnt bore with realism. Whenever theres a lull in the gameplay your always entertained with the spectacular atmosphere and surroundings. this game is drop dead gorgeous, always a beauty to look at from start to finish. i dont know what the sh!t people are talking about with these reviews. I have made an account just to write this review in hopes that people wont fall for this **** thats been cracking around metacritic and most reviewing sites. those poor buggers at danger close, putting in all this effort to completely rework the war franchise and medal of honour gets put down because lets face it, its medal of honour. I havent been thrilled like this with medal of honour since the days of frontline on the ps2, storming the beaches at normandy on that first level. Do you remember that feeling? that epic feeling? it got better with age.
    multiplayer is not cod. multiplayer is not battlefield 2 bad company. It is the best of both worlds. i sh!t you not, i started playing the multiplayer at around 10 pm, played a few rounds, got lost in the game, looked outside and it was day. this is addicitive be warned. the maps on dm are small and tight, making for some furious gameplay and run-and-gun action, and the conquest style mission mode maps are huge, i say again, by the power of greyskull, why is this game being flamed. do yourself an honour, by this game, it is well worth the money and will keep you more entertained than any other game you currrently have.
  3. Oct 14, 2010
    Despite this is my first review, I've played a lot of other games before, so I know what I'm saying.

    MOH deserved a 9. Singleplayer was
    better than anything I've played in a while, the events and locations were all closely linked to reality. (I'm a military fan myself.) It might not be the most realistic game you've ever played if you have ever played the ARMA series, but it's close enough. Since Danger Close have to impress the casual players as well, but they still manage to do a good job on that as well. did an amazing job on that. Though they should have also done MP as well.

    Multiplayer, on the other hand, was more like DICE was trying to make a MW2 ver. of BC2. But what it redeemed itself back on was the multiplayer maps and gameplay. The multiplayer uses fog to blind snipers from shooting a long range kill, making the game having less snipers, Also the gameplay and map was pretty well designed, forcing Team Cooperation without having one of the teammates to say so. If you run into a decent game, you'll find out most of your teammates are sticking together most of the time. Overall, this is a game definitely worth purchasing. It just lost 1 score the singleplayer story length and the multiplayer's lack of vehicles. But this game can take over MW2's place in your heart if you just give it a try, and you'll definitely be glad you did, even if you didn't like it in the end.
  4. Aug 14, 2012
    Medal of Honor is a great shooter, with a solid campaign and an addictive multiplayer. It looks amazing with the Frostbite engine, and the sound design is exactly like Battlefield's style. I will give thanks to EA, for making the terrific campaign, and Dice, for making the great multiplayer. I just wished that multiplayer was more detailed, more strategic. 85 out of 100 Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2011
    The reboot of Medal of Honor has finally came, high expectations as Airborne wasn't really up to par with the other one but this game here, is too familiar it dosen't have anything new one of the strongest points of this game is the campaign, it has a "realistic" feel and one of those moments was when the group was running out of ammo and boom heli comes and destroy the place, but the rest is generic have you sniper mission get ambushed ladida blablabla and multiplayer well lets just say isn't that worth checking out cause there is alot of spawn campers. this game is rent worthy. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2010
    Horrible. Same old recycled MoH singleplayer.
    Multiplayer: Tiny path maps = no tactics, No squad play, bunnyhopping and spawn killing
    everywhere. After all these years EA cannot or will not fix the infuriating bugs dating back to Battlefield 2 and before. Never has so much hype been lavished on a title that delivered so little. Expand

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