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  • Summary: Step into the boots of Boyd Travers, Private First Class of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From rocky beginnings in Sicily to war-winning triumphs in Germany, each mission begins behind enemy lines, with an intense and fully interactive airdrop. Your ability to determine your own starting point dramatically changes the way each mission plays out. View the entire operation from the air, and then control your parachute to choose your landing spot. On the ground, gather your senses and assess the terrain. A wide variety of authentic, customizable weapons are at your disposal, each with distinct characteristics. Choose your path in this free roaming FPS environment. Medal of Honor Airborne also features exceptionally photo-realistic characters, adding to the intensity of the cinematic, story-driven game. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. A fair presentation of a game that we’ve all played a lot of times before.
  6. Fo us, the downsides weigh more heavily than the ups on this one. [Feb 2008, p.80]
  7. 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.

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  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. Expand
  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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