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  • Summary: Medal of Honor Heroes give gamers the chance to take all the epic, authentic World War II action of Medal of Honor on the PSP. With a unique storyline and PSP-specific feature set, players experience a totally new single player campaign and choose from six different Multiplayer modes withinMedal of Honor Heroes give gamers the chance to take all the epic, authentic World War II action of Medal of Honor on the PSP. With a unique storyline and PSP-specific feature set, players experience a totally new single player campaign and choose from six different Multiplayer modes within 15 different maps, while participating in wireless Multiplayer sessions with up to 32 players. Or choose to play with up to 8 players across the room in a local Ad hoc game. "Quickplay" missions in skirmish mode allows players to jump right into the action or customize mission scenarios for added re-playability. Unlock over 20 classic characters to use in multiplayer games. Take on the role of Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson – star of Medal of Honor, and Medal of Honor Frontline – in an untold chapter of his time in Holland as part of Operation Market Garden. Play as Sergeant John Baker, from Medal of Honor Allied Assault Breakthrough, and sabotage German defenses on the Italian coastline to help the invasion forces crack Hitler’s iron hold on Europe. Don the officer’s cap of Lieutenant William Holt from Medal of Honor European Assault – and return to the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge to complete unfinished business for the OSS. The Medal of Honor development teams continue to ensure that the ideals and integrity of the prestigious congressional Medal of Honor are accurately reflected within the game series. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Pure Magazine UK
    90
    The best shooter available for the PSP and the multiplayer makes it even more appealing.
  2. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    No objectives, no friendly troops wandering into your line of sight, just furious man-maiming gameplay. Sweet. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Despite some ugly flaws, however, Medal of Honor Heroes manages to fulfill the PSP's promise of delivering a console-level experience in a portable medium. [Dec. 2006, p.132]
  4. 70
    It's a perfectly serviceable war shooter offline, and turns into a strong SOCOM rival when you're gunning with 31 other players, which is just the sort of action the PSP has been missing.
  5. games(TM)
    70
    Despite its faults, Heroes makes a decent showcase for PlayStation Portable’s power and does justice to the Medal Of Honor series. [Jan 2007, p.95]
  6. Games Master UK
    62
    If you've got perfect eyesight and a lover's touch on the action buttons there's plenty to get stuck into, particularly the accomplished multi-player mode. If not, then we suggest you stick to PS2. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    49
    Without PS2's power, MoH is tiresome and dull. [Christmas 2006, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Bobbycaulfman
    Oct 22, 2006
    10
    Best game in the world! Especially with 32 person online play!
  2. TommyV.
    Oct 22, 2006
    10
    This is the best FPS game I've played ever! It is even better the Call of Duty 2! I play this game 24 hours a day. I think it is great!
  3. MeowZ.
    Dec 28, 2006
    10
    Very good game, campain mode has a good story line, you have a nice selection of weapons, and the EA multiplayer is very fun. The only bad Very good game, campain mode has a good story line, you have a nice selection of weapons, and the EA multiplayer is very fun. The only bad thing were the controls, which I changed to elite and it is much easier. Collapse
  4. TomS.
    Jun 4, 2007
    9
    I brought this game on a whim beliving that a FPS on the psp wouldn't be any good! thankfully i was mistaken, although the game does I brought this game on a whim beliving that a FPS on the psp wouldn't be any good! thankfully i was mistaken, although the game does have so faults the overall game play was rather good! for hardcore gamers this branch of MOH is quite easy with levels being roughly the same as other HOH games. I founds this game to be a nice soild,clean adventure a game that evryone should at least have a go on. Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2017
    8
    Medal of Honor is largely a series where the actual quality is severely blurred by nostalgia - after all it's an important part of FPS historyMedal of Honor is largely a series where the actual quality is severely blurred by nostalgia - after all it's an important part of FPS history and full of memorable terrifically scored triumphs.

    I'll make a bold claim, that only a few of the MoH games are terribly good, or still hold up today. Chief among those few is European Assault, a game that harmoniously blends the cinematic grandeur of the previous installments with open non-linear battlefields; implements innovative mechanics like aim tilt that compliment the slower pace of gunplay and masterfully balances full mission failure with a careful offering of resources and tools (squad management, adrenaline, medkits, revives etc..) all while packing in satisfying action, success reward and diverse objectives.

    I say this because Medal of Honor Heroes, while one of a handful of games that seems to reuse at least some of the assets from European Assault, is probably the most like it in the best ways - but it's also a 'fun sized' iteration of the formula, scaled back in many considerable ways.

    Perhaps the reason it's as good as it is has something to do with being an exclusive, the implication being a more than modest developer effort.

    First off, considering the size of the maps the textures and geometry hold up remarkably well. Gun models look excellent through iron sights, art direction is stellar, huge numbers of enemies populate the environments and explosions occur with no hitch in performance.

    Next... while missions are short, and relegated to 3 relatively brief campaigns (featuring reoccuring franchise protagonists) and laid out not totally unlike objective based deathmatches - they are certainly fun, engaging, challenging and pack a punch. Maps are open after all, with the order you approach tasks, secondary and primary being up to you entirely. Prepare to be assaulted from multiple directions if you make any footholds.

    Squadplay is partially intact, interaction is limited probably because of limited inputs but they are there, (which is great) and can both kill and be killed. They'll tail you haphazardly however and putting your allies in harm's way means for the most part tackling the mission on your own afterward. Missions are shorter though, generally 5-15 minutes so the absence of revives, checkpoints, adrenaline mode and heavy squad interaction aren't really consequential and make it all the more rewarding in a smaller package.

    Aim tilting is intact, and ammo is scarce enough to promote improvisation, variety and careful use. There are random health drops but personal medkits are limited so skilled progression through a map is monumental.

    Separate from the campaign is a wonderful skirmish mode where you are free to orchestrate offline free for alls, choose your loadout, outfit and dial the number of bots up to 16.

    It's less theatrical than its big home console brother releases, but that's to be expected. There are some black and white cutscenes and light narration to help pace the single player along. Multiplayer is no longer playable, but was great for its time. Controls are excellent. Mission ranking and stat tracking add a lot replayability.

    A great package overall and probably the best FPS on a console where developers infamously struggled to make shooters work.
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  6. FecalP.
    Mar 21, 2007
    8
    Medal of honor heroes is great if you
  7. johnsparrow
    Oct 22, 2006
    5
    that game sucked the grapichs where ok but the controls where hard to learn. the sound was boing

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