Men of Valor Xbox


Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
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  1. 78
    A mixed bag. It's an amazingly intense and visceral experience, but it's also a game that, for the most part, you've played many times before.
  2. Solidly good without quite crossing over into great. It's an odd combination of high polish and rough edges.
  3. Aside from sub par graphics and some AI issues, Men of Valor still remains a very solid interpretation of the Vietnam War.
  4. Game Informer
    The game combines the moral questions of Vietnam the best it can, but I don't think that kids who have played shooters for most of their lives are going to be doing any soul searching about whether to shoot something or not - innocent villager or otherwise. [Nov 2004, p.162]
  5. Cheat Code Central
    Scripted events will literally explode around you as enemies ambush you in all directions. The resulting chaos really gets your adrenaline pumping.
  6. Men of Valor tells the best story and delivers the best action of any of the Vietnam games currently available.
  7. A decent story, coupled with impressive graphics and extremely solid voice acting combine to deliver the best Vietnam game yet.
  8. The loading times, framerate drops and lack of a "draw-in" factor with the story really hurts this game from being all it could have been.
  9. The single-player aspect is decent but it gets much better if you have a friend around. That's because the developers wisely decided to include single-system co-op for the entire game. You and a friend can play through the entire campaign, split-screen style.
  10. Easily the best Vietnam game to date – 2015 has done a great job of capturing the atmosphere of the war.
  11. 80
    A nice execution of admittedly old ideas, Men of Valor features exhilirating action, storytelling that takes risks, and convincing team AI.
  12. The pace and AI can, occasionally, feel erratic and it isn't the most original game in the world, but if you can forgive the dubious politics, and simply lose yourself in the action, then Men Of Valor is the Medal Of Honor game many of us have been waiting for.
  13. There's not a whole lot of innovation here, but the storyline is very cool and the authenticity is stellar.
  14. Easily the best of the Nam titles this year, and quite probably the best war FPS title since 2015's "Allied Assault," MoV manages to create a sense of guerrilla warfare to a level unrivalled by its peers.
  15. Although Men of Valor's single player experience isn't really anything we haven't already seen, it does offer a fair challenge and plenty of action.
  16. As far as it goes, Men of Valor hasn't really exceeded expectations, but nor has it failed to live up to them, assuming your expectations were a Medal of Honor clone set in Vietnam.
  17. Really good storytelling woven into a solid gameplay engine and some good graphics and sound make this a game that I would happily recommend.
  18. 84
    A great game, the game play is full of trepidation, well crafted and engaging. What makes MoV different from your standard FPS is the brilliant use of the scripted sequences to build up a story between Dean and his squad.
  19. Certainly the best of the current crop of "Vietnam" era shooters, and for the record it easily beats Vietcong and Shellshock's attempts. It tells a decent enough story using the tried and tested "diary and letters" formula which forwards the plot quite nicely.
  20. It may not offer the best view of the war in terms of realism, but the action flows thick and fast in this hybrid World War II/Vietnam shooter.
  21. Men of Valor presents the war as misinterpreted and how the soldiers went through so many struggles to make it out of Vietnam.
  22. A sublime creation as a whole. It is a solid FPS which pays homage to Vietnam with a pixel perfect depiction of the horrors of war. And that, in our eyes, entitles it to be crowned King of Nam.
  23. And don't listen to talk about the games hidden agenda. Who cares if its pro American, this is gaming, not art-house political cinema, we're here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and we had a hell of a lot of fun doing it!

Awards & Rankings

#67 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. StuartM.
    Sep 22, 2005
    Excellent on x-box live.
  2. BobM.
    Feb 8, 2005
    A tough game to play, for me it was addicting i thought the they coundnt have done anything better. The levels are all long and it lets you A tough game to play, for me it was addicting i thought the they coundnt have done anything better. The levels are all long and it lets you know how crazy vietnam was. Full Review »
  3. RobertC.
    Jan 10, 2005
    I love this game the only thing it's REALY HARD in multeplayer but thats what makes it fun!!!!!!!