Medal of Honor: European Assault Xbox


Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
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  1. 81
    There is nothing particularly inventive or innovative about the game's features, but played as a whole, the overall experience is very good, very satisfying. It's good despite the faults in AI, the less than attractive visuals, and an unnaturally slow beginning.
  2. The game's wide-open levels actually encourage players to explore, giving the series a fresh feel compared to past games and other World War II shooters. Unfortunately, a very brief campaign and no online multiplayer means the fun doesn't last long.
  3. Yes the action is thick and fast and very cinematic yet the lack of subtlety and arcade elements really stop this game from being a true MOH game in my opinion.
  4. 80
    Both atmospheric and exciting, and there isn't much higher praise for a historical first-person shooter than that.
  5. AceGamez
    A war game worth playing. It's easy to get to grips with, satisfying to play and provokes some pastime thinking with its well-told story, complimented with old-fashioned clips.
  6. European Assault will not take you by the hand and lead you to the finish. You'll have to fight for every inch of ground that you gain, and you'll meet your untimely demise more than a few times. Along the way, you'll experience a gritty, raw, and realistic combat experience that will give you a greater appreciation for what veterans of World War II went through.
  7. 85
    The intros and the voice-overs of the WWII veterans is what helps bring a sense of realism to this game.
  8. The realistic feeling created in this game is something fans of war games should experience.
  9. With its wide open spaces fit for exploration and wonderfully action-packed mission scenarios, this is a first-rate game for fans of first-person shooters set during WWII.
  10. 83
    The graphics and game-play are highly addictive, figuring out the means of taking a bunker, or finding document can mean anything from a few hours of playing to a few days just to pass one level.
  11. The only real major problems that keep European Assault from being an absolutely stellar game like its Frontline predecessor is the fact that there is no online multiplayer and the rather short campaign mode.
  12. The game is really fun to play alone. The trouble is most of us spend enough time alone, and even if online gameplay is a poor replacement for having friends, it's still community and we like it.
  13. 80
    A pleasant surprise. Yes, we were still creeping through bombed-out aircraft hangars and taking over bunkers brimming with Nazis, but we were enjoying ourselves for the first time in ages.
  14. It may not be perfect but it is a significant step in the right direction and has breathed life into a series that had all but died.
  15. Like all Medal of Honor games, the sound in European Assault is top notch.
  16. 80
    The characters can be a little blocky at times and the environments look a little pixelated when up close, but the environments are huge and they look like they go on for miles.
  17. The refinement of the adrenaline and revival systems respectively would have solidified the powerful campaign. That being said, Medal of Honor European Assault is a fun, but flawed overall experience.
  18. Your three-man team cover, flank and suppress impressively at first, but later on in the game they become more of a bind than a blessing. [GamesMaster]
  19. Game Informer
    The Xbox shold definitely be your machine of choice this time around. The PS2 version looks noticeably worse in all respects. The choice is clear. [July 2005, p.118]
  20. Official Xbox Magazine
    A good step in the right direction for a great franchise. [Aug 2005, p.81]
  21. Play Magazine
    A mostly successful game that feels like it's simply bored of its own existence. [Aug 2005, p.47]
  22. It was maddening to nearly finish a mission, then die and have to start over. There are no checkpoints, but that's part of this game's challenge.
  23. It may not appease the history buffs, but it will delight the trigger-happy.
  24. 80
    The one major area where European Assault fails to deliver is on the multiplayer side of things. While there are plenty of cool gametypes, from old standards like Deathmatch to some interesting objective-based games, the only way you can play with friends is on a single TV.
  25. The game has some of the best design and feel in the business, and has the kind of balanced AI that will keep you challenged.

Awards & Rankings

#74 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    A rather decent addition to the MOH series. It certainly has its flaws, but it was enjoyable how there were side missions that encouragedA rather decent addition to the MOH series. It certainly has its flaws, but it was enjoyable how there were side missions that encouraged extra exploration of the levels. I felt that the squad tactics didn't quite work right, and the gameplay would have been better off without. Still worth playing if you're a MOH fan, even if it is somewhat outdated. Full Review »
  2. Daz
    Jul 3, 2005
    Firstly let me say i haven't played a moh game since the first one on the playstation (which i really enjoyed). Frontline and rising sun Firstly let me say i haven't played a moh game since the first one on the playstation (which i really enjoyed). Frontline and rising sun skipped me by, so when i saw this released i thought i might give it a try. The reviews from the 'professional' sites nearly put me off buying, but some other reviews said it was good so i thought i'd buy and try. And so far so good. Yes the graphics are not up to the likes of Halo 2 BUT it is a good game with good gameplay and reasonable enemy AI I for one am glad i bought it. Full Review »
  3. JustinR.
    Jun 22, 2005
    I love this game ,but I wish they would have put computer characters in multiplayer.