Medal of Honor PlayStation
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 4 out of 44

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  1. Jan 19, 2011
    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 the franchise.
  2. Feb 17, 2013
    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 available on the PSone.
  3. May 1, 2012
    This game will always be in my mind what started my FPS gaming history, as well as ignited my love for WWII and gaming in general. For its time, the gameplay, graphics, controls, and probably most memorable: the art, narrator, and music, had no equal. In some ways, they still have no equal. Truly a classic. You cannot call yourself a FPS lover without going through the fires of war that is the original Medal of Honor. Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2012
    Medal of Honor is the first title in the long-running Medal of Honor series of video games. It was released for the PlayStation in November 1999. The story was created by director/producer Steven Spielberg. In Medal of Honor, the player takes the role of the fictional Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson, a former C-47 Skytrain pilot in the Air Transport Command who was later recruited to the OSS. [2] The game takes place near the end of World War II, (mid 1944-mid 1945). The goal of the game is to complete objectives, such as destroying enemy positions, and kill enemy German forces in the process.
    The game also includes a split screen deathmatch mode, pitting two players against each other in various maps. Players can also unlock several secret characters after completing the game or through cheat codes, from notable historical figures such as Filipino patriot Jose Rizal, playwright William Shakespeare and even outlandish characters such as a German Shepherd dog and a velociraptor with a The Lost World: Jurassic Park design.
  5. Sep 28, 2014
    well, we have here a rare gem! medal of honor was originally released back in 1999 for the sony playstation, developed by dreamworks interactive and published by EA, this game had alot going for it, after goldeneye on the n64, this is probably the first fps game many people played, but what do i think of this game? well that fact that the story was written by Steven Spielberg is an impressive feature, but the story is kinda ignored because of the gameplay, which brings me onto the next topic, the gameplay is right up there, very similar to goldeneye in a way, you pace through a level, shooting nazis and completing objectives, this might not be a biggie today, but in 1999 it was incredible, and all on the playstation as well! the level design is excellent, although you will get those levels that you will hate, but there are loads of good ones, the physics are rock solid, they are almost realistic, nazis throw grenades back to you, and shooting them in the head will make their helmets fly off, the level design is excellent, with nazi bases and deserted villages to explore, search every corner!, the graphics are a joy, immersive and gritty, they capture nazi bases or occupied villages perfectly, i have some criticisms though, the controls are not so great, the default controls involve, the left analog stick being used for moving and turning, but the controls can easily be changed to a more managable setup in the options menu, there is no minimap either, but because the levels are easy to navigate through, it is not needed, somtimes the objectives are a bit cliche, occasionally you will get the generic find the documents or plant the explosives objectives, but the gameplay doesn't involve just shooting nazis, sometimes you will get an undercover mission that will involve disguising as a nazi, complete with fake credentials that you will have to show to the guards, or get out your silenced pistol and just shoot them in the face, this adds some variety to the game, these gameplay elements along with stunning graphics and rock solid physics make medal of honor a must have for any playstation collection, you can easily get this game for under 5 dollars/pounds these days, it has aged brilliantly, you can shove call of duty ghosts or battlefield 4 up your ass, cos medal of honor 1999 is where its at! Expand

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.