Medal of Honor PlayStation

Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. 100
    The environments look spectacular, with appropriate decor lining every object in the huge stages and good use of shadows and lighting. Character animation is a riot.
  2. 100
    It does create an eerie sense of tension and excitement. This is probably as close as you want to get to real battle.
  3. The weapons effects are likewise perfect, with the machine gun sounds being nothing short of thunderous and the sounds of bullets whizzing past your head being just like you'd imagine them.
  4. What makes this game so great is that it uses a lot of cues from real life events to create believable and exciting missions... If there ever was a crowning jewel in first person shooters on the PlayStation, this is it.
  5. While Medal's mechanics are every bit as sophisticated as "Goldeneye," it's clear that PlayStation isn't up to the task in terms of graphics, though that shouldn't be any surprise. What is does have is gameplay by the trench-load, war movie tension and really grizzly violence.
  6. The graphics are a bit grainy but the fine animation and attention to detail more than make up for it. There are tons of secrets to open up, lots of game options and intense challenging gameplay.
  7. 93
    With the exception of some occasoinally sticky controls and stuttering areas, this game is deep, varied, and fun as hell.
  8. The real stars of the game are the Nazi soldiers. Their reactions and behavior are unparalleled in any other PSX game. Actually, the enemy AI rivals PC games and even exceeds them in some places.
  9. The closest Playstation will get to "Goldeneye," both in terms of system performance as well as the standard set by Mr. Bond's breakthrough gameplay. This game was a complete surprise, a great game released with little to no hype.
  10. The environments are some of the most atmospheric I have ever experienced in a first person shooter - PlayStation or PC.
  11. The game engine, story, graphics and sound are so realistic that the addiction won't let you go for a second!
  12. Nothing really adds to the game's realism like the enemy AI, which is more advanced than any we've seen in console first-person shooters before.
  13. The developers have taken the theme and backdrop story very seriously and it shows because the WWII iconography in MoH is captured beautifully not only in the costumes of the characters and the design of the architecture, but it also permeates through the detailed movie-like orchestra scores that make up the background music.
  14. This game has some rough edges but on the whole you won't find a deeper FPS on the PlayStation. This takes the good old "Castle Wolfenstein" theme and breaks entirely new ground. For those thinking that "Tomorrow Never Dies" is gonna fulfill your "GoldenEye" dreams, forget it. Medal of Honor is the one.
  15. Everything from the way the guns fire, to the way the enemies take a round to the chest, everything is done with complete authenticity.
  16. If MOH has a noteable flaw, it’s that the sniper-scope---which you’ll often rely on heavily---has the odd drawback/realism glitch of not allowing you to see farther in actual, raw distance than you would normally...it merely brings targets into clearer, closer focus.
  17. The missions are too short, the controls too slow, the graphics too dated, the characters too dull.

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
#10 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Oct 18, 2014
    10
    One of the best games i ever playedOne of the best games i ever played . Full Review »
  2. Feb 17, 2013
    6
    The first Medal of Honor title doesn’t hold up well when played today but at the time it was certainly one of the better FPS titles availableThe first Medal of Honor title doesn’t hold up well when played today but at the time it was certainly one of the better FPS titles available on the PSone. Full Review »
  3. Jan 19, 2011
    8
    It's incredible thinking this game was a PSX game. The graphics and gameplay were simply amazing for it's time. Probably the best entry in theIt's incredible thinking this game was a PSX game. The graphics and gameplay were simply amazing for it's time. Probably the best entry in the franchise. Full Review »