Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. I applaud the developers for not dragging the gameplay out. It's as long as it needs to be, and even if that means a little on the short side, so be it. It just leaves me wanting more.
  2. 85
    A huge leap forward for the franchise and the best Medal of Honor in the series to date. However, it's betrayed by a complete lack of polish. [Issue#161, p.96]
  3. Airborne is the good kind of war. The classicism of the series tempered with a compelling sense of freedom results in an interesting experience. However, some obvious flaws cannot be ignored.
  4. Despite Call of Duty 3's quite a bit more robust online multiplayer features, trudging through that title's single-player campaign felt more like doing the weekly marketing by one's scrawled, near-illegible shopping list than playing a game.
  5. Medal of Honor Airborne for the Playstation 3 is one of those games that is just a great deal of fun, but the final verdict can't be as high as I think the developers were anticipating.
  6. In spite of the glitches, annoyances, and graphics that are nowhere near PS3’s expectations, Airborne is a tremendously thrilling game.
  7. Medal of Honor: Airborne is an example that shows even genres that seem to have overstayed their welcome can produce a fun game.
  8. 79
    The shiny coat of EA presentation covering all aspects of Airborne certainly help with the enjoyment, but there's not quite as much variety and interaction that we're becoming used to in top-tier shooters these days.
  9. I can't lie, I actually enjoyed Medal of Honor: Airborne and if EA can keep producing more quality games like it, I may be able to endure another venture into WWII land. But if you want my advice, keep the idea; change the time line, okay?
  10. A short campaign mode with some variations in game play though, added to a much uninspired online mode.
  11. A fair presentation of a game that we’ve all played a lot of times before.
  12. The single-player campaign doesn't get cooking until the last two levels, but those two levels combined with solid multiplayer make it worth enlisting in the Airborne.
  13. Fo us, the downsides weigh more heavily than the ups on this one. [Feb 2008, p.80]
  14. Shabby. [Jan 2008, p.66]
  15. There are promising ideas here but it's too messy overall for anything to really shine through. [Christmas 2007, p.100]
  16. But the game is marred with gameplay that features a number of annoying quirks, such as aim issues and lifeless artificial intelligence. Moreover, variety isn't a strong point, and the multiplayer is horrifically barebones and limited to only eight gamers.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 19, 2011
    One of the best games on PS3 IMHO - puts Call Of Duty to shame, but COD wins because of clever mass marketing. Some of the graphics are the best of their time, and the gameplay is really realistic and intense at times. Glad I tried this one. Full Review »
  2. Dec 5, 2010
    While the game isn't bad, it's not good either. AI is rather atrocious, it can often feel like even though you're part of a unit, the enemy are only targeting you, even when there are many easier targets for them to get. They'll even be targeting you when they practically can't see you.
    The historical advancement of the game is slightly humorous. While no one is saying that it was trying to be historically accurate, it is quite funny once you start fighting super soldiers that can wield and fire while moving a MG42, and the incredibly annoying panzerfaust unit, even though since you are airborne you never get any tanks in the game, and they exist purely to make you're game experience a living nightmare.
    The controls were very unconventional and felt weird, which was quite annoying.
    The game is definitely a must buy for anyone who enjoys WW2 games, but it's not really something I'd want to play again after the first play through.
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