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Generally favorable reviews- based on 132 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step into the boots of a World War II soldier and survive Pearl Harbor. The epic saga of World War II continues with Medal of Honor Rising Sun. The war has shifted to the Pacific Theatre, and its outcome depends on you. Play as Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin in a far-reaching tale of twoStep into the boots of a World War II soldier and survive Pearl Harbor. The epic saga of World War II continues with Medal of Honor Rising Sun. The war has shifted to the Pacific Theatre, and its outcome depends on you. Play as Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin in a far-reaching tale of two brothers that weaves its storyline from this title into the next game in the award-winning MOH franchise. As Japanese forces seek to expand their dominion over the Pacific, you must use stealth, commando tactics, and sabotage to turn the tide in your favor. Featuring 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, Medal of Honor Rising Sun delivers the standard-setting experience for all action games. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  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. Play Magazine
    83
    Engaged me more heavily than any FPS I've played this year. [Dec 2003, p.54]
  3. 80
    While a lot of work has been done to make this an accurate experience that feels and sounds right, the gameplay itself lacks the upgrade that it needs.
  4. While bitching about the problems with the enemy, if you manage to hit your enemy with a bullet, I’d make sure to hit him repeatedly… head shots aren’t necessarily fatal, and shots to legs can usually be walked off after bouncing around for a few seconds.
  5. 60
    A cookie-cutter, linear romp through the sweatier, jungle-infested portions of the Pacific conflict that's sure to almost satisfy fans of the series (especially those craving a split-screen co-op mode -- it's in there!), but leave pretty much everyone else shortchanged; especially in the graphics and gameplay department.
  6. A real disappointment... falls a long way short of reaching the benchmark of its console predecessor.
  7. games(TM)
    40
    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: 37 out of 61
  2. Negative: 10 out of 61
  1. DiegoB.
    Nov 15, 2003
    10
    this game is the best game ever. I'm pertending I'm Rafe.
  2. JeremyB.
    Nov 25, 2003
    10
    The game is fantastic. It is so much fun. Cool locations, great missions, lots of action. It is Way better than Frontline. The co-op The game is fantastic. It is so much fun. Cool locations, great missions, lots of action. It is Way better than Frontline. The co-op multiplayer is very, very cool. Can't wait to try the online. Expand
  3. TimM.
    Feb 23, 2004
    10
    Sweets Game 've played RS is way better then frontline.
  4. SamS.
    May 1, 2004
    9
    Multi player rocks!!!!!!!
  5. Jul 3, 2022
    7
    This game is a downgrade from Frontline. i like him because of the story in coop
  6. Oct 19, 2014
    6
    nice grapchics but story and levels are tooo boring .nice grapchics but story and levels are tooo boring . . . Expand
  7. A.H.
    Nov 17, 2003
    0
    Been there, done that. Same old crap.

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Awards & Rankings

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#15 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#20 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003