Medal of Honor PlayStation 3

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
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  1. Though it may be tempting to look at its flaws and dismiss Medal of Honor as inferior to its competitors, there is a lot to enjoy here. The campaign has its shortcomings, but its unique sense of scope and well-orchestrated pacing make it an enjoyably cohesive adventure.
  2. 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.
  3. Oct 25, 2010
    80
    Medal of Honor isn't the perfect marriage of campaign and robust online features, but it is certainly an entertaining, often exciting, shooter experience - especially in the multiplayer modes.
  4. While the multiplayer has its cons, it definitely has potential to be built into something more and I wouldn't be surprised if downloadable content releases soon. The single-player campaign is enough to hold anyone through a gripping story with non-stop and fast-paced action and a trio of compelling characters.
  5. 75
    It's a mostly well-built title with seemingly good intentions, but it lacks the weight -- whether it's in the narrative, campaign length, or feature set -- to seem like much more than a quality diversion.
  6. It is a good game, but not the great return we expected. The multiplayer is good but lacks something more to compete with the greatest ones. The single player lacks much more.
  7. Games Master UK
    85
    Like Battlefield before it, Medal of Honor is an engrossing online shooter with an above-average campaign mode bolted on. As a result, it's a purchase you should only seriously consider if your console is hooked up to the intarwebs. On a wider scale though, this reboot thrusts Medal of Honor back into the spotlight, and for the first time in ages we can't wait to see where EA take the series next. [Dec 2010, p.68]
  8. Maybe moving the Medal of Honor series to the present day is the right commercial decision, but to compete with a saga like Modern Warfare you need to develop a more compelling gameplay experience. Also the game is incredibly linear with just run and gun action for its campaign, and the multiplayer part is good, but maybe not great enough to make this a real contender for Call of Duty.
  9. A solid FPS, but not the masterpiece that EA promised to the gamers.
  10. A great shooter, that suffers from some technical flaws and a multiplayer without the charisma of the competitors, allthough funny and compelling.
  11. AceGamez
    Oct 25, 2010
    80
    Medal of Honor may not be perfect but it has more than enough going for it to live with the big boys of the genre. As a package, it's a robust offering with extremely high production values and plenty of content to keep shooter fans happy.
  12. 80
    Medal of Honor doesn't really do something we haven't seen before in shooters. It is however a great game that brings us a solid experience filled with a lot of action. That is why the game is certainly worth buying.
  13. Oct 27, 2010
    80
    Medal of Honor is a very competent FPS, but you get the feeling that was never meant to be the end all result. Medal of Honor is a game with some obvious ambitions to be great, however the overall experience is still a step or two away from reaching that level.
  14. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 25, 2010
    80
    MOH survives its weaknesses because when it's good, it's excellent. [Issue#51, p.100]
  15. Medal of Honor is, simply put, a fine shooter which catapults you right into the action you're searching for. The story is good enough to keep you playing, so it's definitely worth a look.
  16. 80
    Between sniper missions, marking targets for air support, gunning from choppers, warming your knife, close combat and laying suppression from a distance, MoH should deliver everything shooter fans are looking for.
  17. It manages to nail the tenets of its genre, but with few trimmings. It's so blunt in its approach that it makes many other military shooters seem fantastical in comparison. And while the level of reverence shows respect for the subject matter, it's aimed a little too squarely at military buffs. You'll feel like you're painting by the numbers as you paint targets.
  18. In the fight for this year's FPS crown, Medal of Honor has landed a few early punches, but not the knock-out blow.
  19. Play UK
    Dec 25, 2010
    86
    Some of the modes on Medal of Honor's online component are fantastically good fun. [Issue#198, p.86]
  20. Really, the biggest thing letting down Medal of Honor is its lack of originality. This may irk the discerning gamer, who's concerned that the art form is being strangled by disreputable franchise clones, but if you're the sort of gamer who couldn't give two hoots then you'll find one of the best shooters of the year in Medal of Honor.
  21. EA's move to break up the online and offline development certainly paid off in the end for Medal of Honor. It's refreshing to see two teams create a new first-person shooter experience and put so much care into each side.
  22. There's a solid single player here with some stunning set pieces and the clever Tier 1 mode will no doubt see some serious competition down the line. However, the real star appears to be the multiplayer mode, which despite limited playtesting looks to offer an entirely fresh portion of the game.
  23. For those looking for something outside of Call of Duty, this reboot of EA's venerable franchise is certainly worth checking out – just don't expect it to blow you away.
  24. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    The Medal of Honor series has been a bit of a shambles ever since Medal of Honor: Frontline. The quality of this contemporary reboot, then, might surprise you. The presentation is terrific. It's a far more realistic and compelling single-player campaign than either Modern Warfare 2 or Bad Company 2; we were hugely engrossed and thoroughly recommend it. [Nov. 2010, p.60]
  25. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Oct 28, 2010
    80
    So yes, Honor's campaign mode is more middle of the road that we'd like. [Dec 2010, p.70]
  26. Medal of Honor is more than just a reboot of a storied franchise. It takes the FPS genre to a whole new level.
  27. Medal Of Honor favors gritty realism-and some surprisingly moving, quieter moments-over cinematic excess, and it's all the better for the restraint.
  28. 80
    Medal of Honor is the thinking man's Call of Duty. If you like shooting terrorists but felt the story and campaign of Modern Warfare 2 was too darn stupid, this is the game for you. Mechanically it's close to its competitor, but content-wise it's a class better and more thoughtful. It's an enjoyable if short experience that is bound to leave a lasting impression.
  29. Jan 2, 2011
    77
    A solid game that is not sure what it wants to be. Genre fans might enjoy what it has to offer though.
  30. Jan 16, 2011
    80
    A successful comeback of the Medal of Honor-series, which is far away from reaching the top-ranks of the shooter genre. The short amount of the single-player campaign is really annoying.
  31. 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.
  32. MoHs singleplayer-experience can't match Infinity Ward's masterpiece, but DICEs Multiplayer part countervails that little shortfall pretty well. Bottom line: No Must-Have, but a good shooter nevertheless.
  33. 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.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 280 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 112
  2. Negative: 12 out of 112
  1. Oct 12, 2010
    10
    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 2MOH 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. Full Review »
  2. Oct 12, 2010
    9
    This game deserves a Medal Of Honor for its compelling, rich story that gives respect to the soldier while making the game one of the mostThis game deserves a Medal Of Honor for its compelling, rich story that gives respect to the soldier while making the game one of the most authentic compelling modern fps shooter to date. This game will be always compared to Call of Duty since it is taking a shot at the COD franchise and the fps genre it helped to define in the late 1990's. Single player campaign is a blast, while Multiplayer leaves you wanting more but its shortcomings are far outweighed by the beautiful vistas and authenticity. If you are on the fence about this game, hit yourself upside the head and go out and buy it, you will not regret your purchase it is one of the finest fps to hit this year. Full Review »
  3. Oct 13, 2010
    9
    Its solid & realistic, too bad that there are too many blind COD fanboys that will smash anyhing that is not COD, I personaly had MW2 & tradeIts solid & realistic, too bad that there are too many blind COD fanboys that will smash anyhing that is not COD, I personaly had MW2 & trade it for BBC2, because I like to go for the real thing, not the COD smoke & mirrors arcade/movie feel, If you want the best of both worlds go for MOH, Its got the solid single player that is longer than MW2 & the guys at DICE did a realistic in your face Multiplayer. Full Review »