Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
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  1. Pure Magazine UK
    90
    The best shooter available for the PSP and the multiplayer makes it even more appealing.
  2. Medal of Honor: Heroes delivers a lackluster WW2 experience on the PSP platform. It's got boring combat and some dull missions, but the multiplayer is definitely worth a try if you love online gaming on your PSP.
  3. 84
    It retains the intensity of WWII firefights while streamlining the whole experience for mobile audiences. It loses a little bit of depth in the process, but what it lacks in complexity it makes up in rewarding action and classy presentation.
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Despite some ugly flaws, however, Medal of Honor Heroes manages to fulfill the PSP's promise of delivering a console-level experience in a portable medium. [Dec. 2006, p.132]
  5. 80
    Easily one of the best portable remakes on the PSP. The single player game is entertaining, and the multiplayer options are remarkable.
  6. AceGamez
    80
    Even though it's not quite a stunner, Heroes is an engaging and interesting addition to the PSP's expanding library.
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    No objectives, no friendly troops wandering into your line of sight, just furious man-maiming gameplay. Sweet. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
  8. Medal of Honor Heroes proves that a good, albeit extremely short, first-person shooter can be done on the PSP.
  9. A solid if not heavily flawed title with the best online capabilities of any PSP title to date. So if you can get past the controls and the pacing this might be an ok purchase for you.
  10. Play UK
    72
    The multiplayer outweighs the single-player but having to look up and down with the face buttons means that you'll never be the crack-shot you can be with a second analogue stick. [Issue #147, p.78]
  11. PSM Magazine
    70
    Plus, the game looks and sounds solid, and has quick loads and 32-player online play. [Holiday 2006, p.83]
  12. The single-player game is enjoyable but disappointingly short-lived. Thankfully, the impressive multiplayer options improve things considerably.
  13. games(TM)
    70
    Despite its faults, Heroes makes a decent showcase for PlayStation Portable’s power and does justice to the Medal Of Honor series. [Jan 2007, p.95]
  14. 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.
  15. 70
    Keep your expectations in check and you'll find it succeeds in being a decent facsimile of the PS2 games. Just don't be expecting much in the way of sweaty palms or a rapid heartbeat.
  16. 70
    It's a perfectly serviceable war shooter offline, and turns into a strong SOCOM rival when you're gunning with 31 other players, which is just the sort of action the PSP has been missing.
  17. It’s a retread of familiar territory in every way, such that a game like this five years ago would have had me reeling, but now leaves me feeling flat.
  18. 65
    Heroes is easily the worst MOH game yet, and yes that includes the PlayStation versions that came out over half a decade ago.
  19. Games Master UK
    62
    If you've got perfect eyesight and a lover's touch on the action buttons there's plenty to get stuck into, particularly the accomplished multi-player mode. If not, then we suggest you stick to PS2. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
  20. 60
    MOH: Heroes falls prey to a bastardized control like almost all PSP first person titles.
  21. Single-player is pitiful and multiplayer is substantial. A cautious thumbs-up then, but in a strange, bi-polar way - and only for keen fans of multiplayer shooters.
  22. 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.
  23. The PSP isn't exactly overwhelmed with decent multiplayer FPSs, and while imperfect, Heroes does offer a much-needed online fragfest.
  24. PSM3 Magazine UK
    49
    Without PS2's power, MoH is tiresome and dull. [Christmas 2006, p.98]

Awards & Rankings

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#10 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
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#22 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. Mar 12, 2018
    8
    I'll be honest, I didn't expect too much from Medal of Honor: Heroes, given its PSP exclusivity, a system which isn't highly renowned for itsI'll be honest, I didn't expect too much from Medal of Honor: Heroes, given its PSP exclusivity, a system which isn't highly renowned for its library of first person shooters. I expected both a sub-par MoH and a sub-par FPS experience all the same, given the limited rendering capabilities of the system, as well as its limited available inputs, compared to a typical controller.

    Despite all of this, I'm glad went and gave it a go, because considering the PSP's limitations, Medal of Honor: Heroes is a very solid FPS, which utilises the control scheme of the PSP rather well, looks decent (but not groundbreaking, even for the PSP), sounds good (especially the opening music theme) and feels satisfying gameplay-wise. I can't comment on the multiplayer aspect, which, as of March 2018, I'm certain is totally inactive, but regarding single-player content, for a portable title, there is enough to do. Heroes has a campaign which takes you through 3 operations, in Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, which is standard of previous MoH games, but is relatively short, and not too deep. You can get through it in a few hours. There's a Skirmish mode also, allowing you to play a Deathmatch against a user-defined number of bots on any of the maps unlocked by reaching specific missions in the campaign, which is good fun for killing time on the go.

    My only major gripe with the game is the unconventional controls, which in themselves I can't be too critical, since it makes the best out of the limited button scheme of the PSP. But things like moving and reloading, which is mapped to the left d-button, can become uncomfortable in prolonged play session. But, aside from that, as a Medal of Honor game, it's alright, but as a portable FPS, it's probably the best you can get on the system.

    Verdict: If you have a PSP, and are looking for a decent FPS on the system, this is a great start! Plus, the game shouldn't be too expensive, maybe €5, so give it a go!
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  2. Dec 2, 2017
    8
    Medal of Honor is largely a series where the actual quality is severely blurred by nostalgia - after all it's an important part of FPS historyMedal of Honor is largely a series where the actual quality is severely blurred by nostalgia - after all it's an important part of FPS history and full of memorable terrifically scored triumphs.

    I'll make a bold claim, that only a few of the MoH games are terribly good, or still hold up today. Chief among those few is European Assault, a game that harmoniously blends the cinematic grandeur of the previous installments with open non-linear battlefields; implements innovative mechanics like aim tilt that compliment the slower pace of gunplay and masterfully balances full mission failure with a careful offering of resources and tools (squad management, adrenaline, medkits, revives etc..) all while packing in satisfying action, success reward and diverse objectives.

    I say this because Medal of Honor Heroes, while one of a handful of games that seems to reuse at least some of the assets from European Assault, is probably the most like it in the best ways - but it's also a 'fun sized' iteration of the formula, scaled back in many considerable ways.

    Perhaps the reason it's as good as it is has something to do with being an exclusive, the implication being a more than modest developer effort.

    First off, considering the size of the maps the textures and geometry hold up remarkably well. Gun models look excellent through iron sights, art direction is stellar, huge numbers of enemies populate the environments and explosions occur with no hitch in performance.

    Next... while missions are short, and relegated to 3 relatively brief campaigns (featuring reoccuring franchise protagonists) and laid out not totally unlike objective based deathmatches - they are certainly fun, engaging, challenging and pack a punch. Maps are open after all, with the order you approach tasks, secondary and primary being up to you entirely. Prepare to be assaulted from multiple directions if you make any footholds.

    Squadplay is partially intact, interaction is limited probably because of limited inputs but they are there, (which is great) and can both kill and be killed. They'll tail you haphazardly however and putting your allies in harm's way means for the most part tackling the mission on your own afterward. Missions are shorter though, generally 5-15 minutes so the absence of revives, checkpoints, adrenaline mode and heavy squad interaction aren't really consequential and make it all the more rewarding in a smaller package.

    Aim tilting is intact, and ammo is scarce enough to promote improvisation, variety and careful use. There are random health drops but personal medkits are limited so skilled progression through a map is monumental.

    Separate from the campaign is a wonderful skirmish mode where you are free to orchestrate offline free for alls, choose your loadout, outfit and dial the number of bots up to 16.

    It's less theatrical than its big home console brother releases, but that's to be expected. There are some black and white cutscenes and light narration to help pace the single player along. Multiplayer is no longer playable, but was great for its time. Controls are excellent. Mission ranking and stat tracking add a lot replayability.

    A great package overall and probably the best FPS on a console where developers infamously struggled to make shooters work.
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  3. Jan 6, 2013
    6
    Look past the tiresome graphics, repetitive story missions and you'll see one of the best first person shooter on the PSP. Unfortunately whenLook 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. Full Review »