There's not much longevity there, but it's a good ride while it lasts. The gigantor multiplayer matches should keep you and your friends emptying clips for a good while though, and that's exactly how it should be.
If you want a handheld shooter to play online (an MP-PSP-FPS, if you will) then this is a good choice. PSP controls are never going to be perfect, but they aren’t terrible here. If you want a single player game do not touch this with a barge pole, it's uninspired, boring and unbelievably dated.
Disclaimer: I played this game on a PS Vita, meaning I had a second analog stick, so my experience with the game would be quite different than someone who played it on a PSP using the face buttons. With that said, I was quite impressed with the control features of the game. The ability to sprint, quick-look around, and lean around corners or a defilade to aim were noteworthy additions in the control functionality of the game. The graphics still hold up quite well, the sound is excellent, and the music is also very well done. I’ve played three World War 2 FPS PSP games, Call of Duty and this game’s sequel being the other two, and Medal of Honor: Heroes is my favorite. I like the level design in that it’s almost open-world’ish in how you experience each mission. In other words, you have the freedom to choose which objectives you do and when and how you go about achieving them. The other two games I mentioned are more of an “on-rails” experience. I also enjoyed having the primary and secondary objectives listed on the map, something this game’s sequel failed to do (there are no secondary objectives shown on the map…you don’t even know what they are; you just have to stumble across them). But not so here. This missions are varied enough to keep you coming back for more and the game doesn’t frustrate you along the way. I can’t speak to the multiplayer experience since the servers are long since closed, but, from what I understand, the experience was phenomenal. Still, one of the highlights of this game is the Skirmish mode, where you can choose to have a battle royale with 1 to 16 AI bots on the various levels you’ve unlocked as you’ve beaten them in the Campaign mode. Oddly, this feature is absent from the sequel for some reason. I came straight from Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (and, before that, Call of Duty 3 on the PS2), so I was skeptical of how Medal of Honor: Heroes would stack up. It not only stacked up, but it was a better, more enjoyable experience, so much so that I went out and bought Medal of Honor: Frontlines for the PS2 once I finished the game. I still fire Heroes up to play the Skirmish mode if I’m in the mood for some shotgun-to-the-face action! It’s a great game and possibly the best FPS on the PSP…
The games was great! Even thought EA shutdown the servers! It just looked great! But if the multiplayer didn't shutdown then I would rate a 10. Anyways, the game has campaign, skimish, and multiplayer of course. Campaign is good but I liked the Call of Duty Roads to Victory campaign better. Skimish is like online multiplayer but computer control which Roads to Victory doesn't have as well as online multiplayer (which I told you got shutdown by ea). But I think Medal of Honor is better than Roads to Victory! Gameplay: 9.5
Design: 9.5 Overall: 9.1
Look past the tiresome graphics, repetitive story missions and you'll see one of the best first person shooter on the PSP. Unfortunately when you review a game you need to review it as a package and so we can't forget it. Skirmish mode is a massive draw here. Difficulty here is a massive problem here(too easy). Story is great here. Graphics are **** here. Shooting has never been so good here. A good game here.
I imagine that when this game was released back in 2006, it was an amazing sight to witness. An fps of console caliber simplified for the psp to take on the go must have been incredible. However, in 2020, playing this game is clunky and awkward. Using the face buttons instead of sticks to control where the character looks feels wrong and makes reaction time longer than it should be for an fps game. I understand that this is a limitation due to the hardware and that the game autolocks on enemies to help alleviate this, but it is still a very annoying and large problem nonetheless. In general, the gunplay, sound design, models, and hit detection were all pretty great all things considered. The campaign is extremely short being only around 2 hours long. Honestly, I was expecting the game to be around this length, and I was looking for a short experience, so I got what I wanted, but I do not think it would have been worth the money just for the campaign when it was released. Getting gold medals in campaign is a rather arduous task, as you are forced to be very accurate and kill many enemies. By simply having an apathetic attitude towards this system, not caring about which medal one receives, I found myself having more fun. Fortunately, there is also skirmish mode which pits the player against a chosen number of ai bots under a certain time limit. I think this mode is interesting, but there isn't really any motivation to complete it besides earning gold medals for each map. There would have been a greater incentive to play this mode if it gave the player some kind of a reward like new guns or outfits. The multiplayer is essentially the same as the skirmish mode, but instead of bots, there are other human players. I can't accurately give my thoughts on this mode as the servers were shutdown long ago, but based on the YouTube comments I read on videos about the game, it was a blast. In general though, I just don't feel like fps games were meant to be played without twin sticks or a mouse and keyboard. Playing fps games using those control schemes feels natural, like I'm controlling a mobile person, but when I play this, it feels like I'm controlling an oblivious slow-moving vehicle. The game is not bad by any means, but it's just not that great either. I think my level of fun peaked at about the third mission. The psp just has a lot better titles to offer, and unless someone really wants to play a tank-like handheld-fps, I would not consider this one.
SummaryMedal of Honor Heroes give gamers the chance to take all the epic, authentic World War II action of Medal of Honor on the PSP. With a unique storyline and PSP-specific feature set, players experience a totally new single player campaign and choose from six different Multiplayer modes within 15 different maps, while participating in wirel...