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  • Summary: The epic saga of World War II continues with Medal of Honor Rising Sun. Play as Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin in a far-reaching tale of two brothers trying to prevent Japanese forces from dominating the Pacific. Rising Sun features real-life historical battles like Pearl Harbor and Guadalcanal, over 20 authentic WWII weapons, highly intelligent enemies, and a heroic cast of characters that fight on your side from level to level. Battle other soldiers in ten multiplayer levels and an all-new two-player co-op mode. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. 100
    A masterpiece, plain and simple. From the opening Pearl Harbor sequence, to the rain-soaked midnight raids, to the machine-gun-mounted elephant rides, Rising Sun oozes with jaw-dropping quality at every single turn.
  2. The computer AI against you is not bad. I have found splashes of extreme stupidity with some enemy soldiers as they just stand there and wait for you to shoot them. But others will run at you with their bayonettes pointed, which will damage you.
  3. Each iteration of the Medal of Honor series has been better than the last, and Rising Sun is no exception. It would have been nice to see EA take a few risks and break formula, but the game's a great war shooter nonetheless.
  4. 60
    Extra grainy footage or not, and lame returns to the campaign to dig up cheat codes aside, this Medal of Honor experience is just good enough to romp through on a rental, should please fans of the series, but this is certainly not enough to justify a purchase.
  5. Simply doesn’t deliver what Xbox’ers are used to in terms of a quality first-person shooter.
  6. Quite simply, the game offers nothing that you can’t get in the other games, and can’t have a better time getting in the other games.
  7. We were disappointed when "Frontline" failed to take advantage of its World War II settings, but it's galling to see that EA still hasn't got it right with Rising Sun. If there's ever a case against World War III, then surely this is it. [Christmas 2003, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. GrayL.
    Jan 10, 2004
    Exentent game more life like.
  2. TimD.
    Nov 10, 2003
  3. D.V.
    Apr 25, 2004
    Pretty cool multiplayer but it could be better.
  4. CharlesW.
    Nov 24, 2003
    This game has amazing graphics...but on the other hand it's to short and there's not that much of an improvment from the last game.
  5. DanS.
    Nov 24, 2003
    I loved MOH Frontline and was equally psyched for this one. Not only did this game take a long time to get into, but it was over before I blinked. THe shooting is not accurate (I.e. when you hit someone in the head, they don't drop). Save your money for Max Payne 2 if you want to play a FPS. Expand
  6. MichaelR.
    Nov 10, 2007
    Its a decent game and a great addition to a collection of WWII video games.Not mind blowing but it has its moments
  7. RobertU.
    Oct 23, 2006
    I thought this was a good game until the singapore sling level where you meet the aussie guy.......he gets in the way of you when he gives you that charge thing so that you cant go up the stairs! So now I have to go and spoil the experience by getting the cheats. Expand

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