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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
  1. Medal of Honor: Airborne brings some very nice ideas to an already dead genre. Without the embarrassing enemies and the harsh difficulty level this could be the best MoH game to date. [Sept 2007]
  2. Bear in mind that while the parachuting element is unique, this is still a Medal of Honor game. It doesn’t take first-person shooting to new heights. If you expected something else – if you anticipated next-gen innovation – you’ve forgotten that we live in a time where graphics are currently the most likely game feature to receive an update.
  3. Quickly it becomes second nature to scavenge the flanks, and poke your gun into every nook and cranny, looking to surprise your enemy or bypass an overwhelming opposition stronghold.
  4. If you want my advice, keep the idea, change the time line, okay?
  5. 71
    But why is Medal of Honor: Airborne so difficult and unforgiving? Well, that's a debatable point, but this reviewer would hazard a guess that the distinct lack of single-player mission content likely has some bearing on it.
  6. 70
    The game can be a little restrictive but the campaign mode is enjoyable and is sure to satisfy World War II FPS fans.
  7. The lack of precision and agility really destroys the pathetic online modes. Deathmatch, team deathmatch, and an “objective” territories-style mode are all sad, as is the twelve-player maximum.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Jan 3, 2014
    10
    I wish they made more shooters this well. Great gun-play, cool maps, and great graphics. EA is stupid for canceling the sequel and opting to make a crappy modern day reboots (Medal of Honor and Medal of Honor: Warfighter i'm looking at you two.) Expand
  2. StevenD.
    Oct 7, 2007
    10
    Fun. Great graphics. I'm airborne myself, and that's as close as it gets to jumping as far as a video game can represent. Yeah, you can't drive your parachute anywhere on the map...but then that is the way it is in real life. I bought this game and HALO 3 atthe same time. Better graphics by far. I play this game far more often. Expand
  3. JoshN
    Sep 19, 2009
    8
    Airborne is a very hard game in short. The difficulty is nothing like you will have experienced before. I started of on Normal and I enjoyed it, but found it frustrating when i died because the checkpoint system does you no favours at all. You can get all these marksman challenges but unfortunately you die and you lose all of them. It's a good game in short and it's very fun. It's not as good as Call of Duty or Brothers in Arms, but if you enjoy WW2 Shooters you will definitely enjoy this. Expand
  4. FPSMaster
    Sep 7, 2007
    7
    Didn't like the demo at first but from sheer boredom kept replaying it and started to really like it so I got the game when it came out. I do like the parachuting feature, although it is a little overhyped for what it actually lets you do. The videos made it seem like it was a completely open experience because of this, but it's not. You can usually only land in a specific part of the map but there are many skill drops there along with rooftops and such. But you can't just land anywhere on most of the maps like you are led to believe because you drop too fast to get to further points on the map. It all depends on how high you are when you jump out of the plane really. Once you land, there are usually 3-5 different ways to go so this design makes it much more open although sometimes you have only one objective pop up at a time then the openess just isn't there. The checkpoint system is weird, causing you to have to redo entire missions all the way over even if you only have one objective left when you die. Other times it saves what objectives you've done but you still parachute in after dying giving you a chance to find more hidden skill drops while keeping what you've already done. You just have to wait and see which of these things will happen on which levels when you die because there's no rhyme or reason to it. The enemy A.I. is good, almost too good, making death for you a sure thing if you have one come up behind you and melee you 3 or 4 times in 3 seconds. They are also crack shots with any weapon at any distance and toss grenades around more than the A.I. in COD2 on Veteran. I believe the A.I. is this good because of how short the game is. Only 6 missions, but the weird checkpoint feature along with overly good A.I. and having to redo entire levels over and over makes it seem longer. The levels are pretty long though, so on harder difficulties it will take an hour or 2 to get through them. Nice graphics, a little better than COD3 because of the UE3 textures. Good sounds but the controls are kinda weird and aren't like any other games so it takes some getting used to. Try it if you like shooting games but only buy it if you are and FPS or WW2 nut because it is a really frustrating game. Expand
  5. BryanA.
    Oct 10, 2007
    6
    If you gave this game a "10", you must have worked on it. It's really not good, very short and no where near as polished a game as Halo or Bioshock. Not even close. Hell, it's not even as good as the games before it, except for Rising Sun, haha. Expand
  6. WasaFan
    Sep 1, 2007
    4
    What a disappointment! How many years did we wait for this? And how does it stack up against other WWII shooters put out multiple times in the same 'next-gen' period like COD? It's firmly at the bottom of the pile. This game brings absolutely nothing original with it... not the weapon upgrades, the sniper aiming, not the parachuting, and not the same old "take out X with a demo charge." It's all been done before. And the game's claim to greatness, parachuting?.... paaleeeez. Its 10 seconds of 'steering' unarmed toward a magnet. Now, that's *FUN*. Boot up Battlefield 1942 and learn something. I wonder if anyone associated with Airborne has actually played it, because when I hear their managers in the videos talk about parachuting in MOH, it's as if nobody's done it before. Furthermore, while 'landing anywhere' may change the order of objectives, it doesn't change the game play at all, so who cares? The AI is the same old mediocre stuff no matter what. Oh, and where's my drivable Jeep, or drivable anything, EA? I guess that IS original for a 'next-gen' title, so you score a point there. Nice art and decent animation won't save this one. The game is a sad waste of a plastic and bandwidth. I won't even bother with a rental. Well done again, EA. Well done. Expand
  7. BlaineR.
    Oct 8, 2007
    0
    The game is tedious and slow.

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