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  • Summary: In Medal of Honor: European Assault, you'll join the effort to liberate Europe in 1942. As US Army Lieutenant William Holt, you must take command of a group of soldiers through battlefields based on actual WWII locations. In both single-player and multiplayer modes, your survival depends on your ability to master weapons, gather intelligence for future missions, and make smart choices. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. An average shooter in which the presentation and education are more compelling than the game itself.
  6. For a series that started the whole World War II shooter experience, Medal of Honor now finds itself occupying a strange middle ground, neither floundering as it so obviously did with "Rising Sun," nor presenting any kind of serious challenge to the innovative "Brothers in Arms," or even "Call of Duty."
  7. European Assault is one of the ugliest current-gen games we've seen. Boring textures, a weak palette and a flimsy design ethic all round make it appear like slightly dressed up PSone data. The animation seems inspired by amateur puppetry and even the menus look like they were knocked up in the last day before submission. [Aug 2005, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JuneyJ.
    May 29, 2005
    Best MOH for a while.
  2. Kirok
    Jun 20, 2005
    Great come back EA, especially after Rising Sun. I enjoyed this game very much!!
  3. JustinR.
    Jun 22, 2005
    I love this game ,but I wish they would have put computer characters in multiplayer.
  4. 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 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. Expand
  5. MaenS.
    May 4, 2005
    Mediocre in every sense of the word. A very uninspiriing game with outdated graphics, low framerate, terrible AI, poor design, and a playtime of under 2 hours. Good for a possible rental, if you absolutely nothing else to do and you're curious. No better than Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, maybe worst. Expand
  6. DavidS.
    Jun 12, 2005
    The use of real life world war 2 footage is dispicable to be used to sell a game, the controls are subpar, graphics are bland. The level design is sub par. The gameplay is uninnovative and not exciting in anyway. Expand
  7. JohnM.
    Jun 15, 2005
    This one is a stinker. Obviously EA realized they were losing the grip on WWII games. It poorly attempts to copy the best elements of Brothers in Arms and falls very short. Graphics are bad, AI is bad, gameplay is bad. Another thing is the inexplicably random difficulty of the levels. One board will be hard as Hades and the next will be float easy. The MOH franchise is on the way out, thankfully. If you want a good WWII play get Brothers in Arms. If you've already played that one, play it again, I promise it will be more satisfying than even renting this clunker. Boo. Expand

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