Mixed or average reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
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  1. What's important, though, is to not get bogged down in the detail too much. It's a game that, when played under pressure, can be a real pain, but taken at your leisure is one to savour.
  2. 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.
  3. The series has been truly moved into the next generation with a step up in visuals, sound quality, and wide-open level design. Thankfully, the gameplay will seem familiar and will be quickly mastered by anyone who's played the series before.
  4. The title has great gameplay and presentation, but the issues that plague it — the sudden inclusion of out-of-place enemies and the woefully unbalanced multiplayer portion —tend to drag down the overall enjoyment level of an otherwise spectacular game.
  5. 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.
  6. Medal of Honor: Airborne is an enjoyable shooter, adding enough to the formula to avoid feeling like a retread of territory you've crossed many times before.
  7. Very engaging missions with excellent use of the environment in strategizing the method of securing victory combine with strong online gameplay for a WWII shooter worthy of the honorable mettle of the 82nd Airborne.
  8. 79
    Medal of Honor: Airborne, while not perfect, is definitely the best game in the franchise to come along in quite a while.
  9. Medal of Honor Airborne pushes at the boundaries a bit, but mainly stretches the franchise experience, not necessarily breaking new ground for the game industry as a whole.
  10. The problem is, World War II games are a dime a dozen these days and aside from the increased freedom and highly entertaining multiplayer modes, there isn’t much to make this stand out in the crowded first person shooter genre. It’s certainly a good game, just not as good as it could’ve been.
  11. The lack of narrative finesse and the toning down of the scripted events was a good call. It’s not quite the open world shooter that was promised, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
  12. Medal of Honor: Airborne is great fun while it lasts, however the single player mode is short and it’s doubtful the multiplayer mode will keep the majority of gamers hooked for a long time.
  13. 80
    It's not an instant classic by any means, but even burnt-out veterans should enlist and take the plunge for one more tour of duty. [Oct 2007, p.79]
  14. games(TM)
    Despite Airborne offering more genuine fun than any of its predecessors, there are only so many ways you can approach the same handful of battles. [Oct 2007, p.108]
  15. If you're a fan of the franchise or just WWII shooters I would still give a strong recommendation to check this game out.
  16. X-ONE Magazine UK
    It's easy to forget the most important aspect of any game should be thta it's entertaining, and Medal of Honor is. Sit back, warm up your trigger-finger and enjoy - that is the point after all. [Issue#24, p.70]
  17. Pelit (Finland)
    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]
  18. Medal of Honor Airborne delivers the most compelling MOH experience in recent years. If you’re looking for a fun, chaotic WWII game this Holiday season, Medal of Honor Airbone is a great choice.
  19. It's not quite as open ended as we'd hoped it would be, but the taste of freedom has whet our appetite for more, and the weapons upgrades keep gunplay fresh throughout the campaign.
  20. Medal Of Honour: Airborne may well be as gung-ho as a cigar-chomping drill instructor and as shallow as the pool of blood left by one of your expendable buddies, but it doesn’t profess to be anything more than an exciting and enjoyable week’s worth of FPS action.
  21. 81
    Good job EA, you have finally given a parachute to your declining series and now you are ready to pick yourself up from a botched landing and create a truly next-generation shooter.
  22. Medal of Honor: Airborne is certainly an improvement on what many perceived as a dying brand. It’s not up there yet with the likes of the impending Call of Duty 4, but with a little more innovation and improvements to the online side we can certainly see a return to grace for the once mighty series.
  23. Another expectedly solid title from EA. Unfortunately, a few faults keep it from true greatness.
  24. Combine fictional missions with an unrealized paratrooper advantage, and Medal of Honor: Airborne simply doesn't deliver.
  25. Official Xbox Magazine
    It's single-player may be mediocre, but the online play will put a big exclamation point on the end of your summer. [Oct 2007, p.72]
  26. There are some memorable action scenes in Airborne, along with some great visuals and a top-notch presentation. But be careful, because it's over before you know it.
  27. 80
    Yeah, sure, you've been here before, but you've never seen the view from up here. Fortuantely, the game holds up once your boots are on the ground as well.
  28. If you want my advice, keep the idea, change the time line, okay?
  29. The first five levels of the six that make up the single player campaign are some of the best that the genre has seen thus far with gameplay that not only fully embraces the open map and vertical gameplay mechanics but also stay at an aggressive yet not overbearing difficulty level.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 85
  2. Negative: 17 out of 85
  1. JoshN
    Sep 19, 2009
    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 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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    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 toI 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.) Full Review »
  3. Mar 28, 2018
    The controls are good, the game has a diverse amount of different enemies and 6 levels o which last around an hour or an hour and a half onThe controls are good, the game has a diverse amount of different enemies and 6 levels o which last around an hour or an hour and a half on the hardest difficulty. Some people say that the game is too hard but it is actually easy when you get the hang o how to use cover and flank. The game does have health packs which are easy to obtain. In addition the health system is very well made. The game has a decent amount of authentic WW2 weapons which all had their sound recorded by their real life counterparts. The levels always start as you choosing your weapon load out (two primaries and a pistol) and jumping out of and aircraft and choosing where you want to land. Because you can choose where you want to land it is worth adding that you can also choose what objectives you attack first. Overall I love the games level design but it falls short with AI intelligence and needs more levels. It has been many years since this game was released so it's relatively cheap now and anyone who is into WW2 shooters should give it a try. Full Review »