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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

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MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
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2.2
Macintosh
90
3.1
Windows
90
3.9
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Description

In Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, the first PC installment of the famous Playstation game series, you assume the role of Sgt. Mike Powell, a member of the 1st Ranger Batallion. You have been recruited by the OSS (some sort of secret service) and need to battle through over 20 levels based on historical campaigns during WW2.

Missions include the landing at Normandy (D-Day), assaulting the town Arzew, a rendez-vous with the french Resistance outside the village of St. Lo, and even taking the famous bridge at the German town Remagen. You will need to rescue agents, plant explosives, assault desert camps with your team and of course kill every Nazi that comes into your gunsight.

There are plenty of weapons available, including the MP40, some sniper and assault rifles, hand grenades and explosive charges.

Screenshots

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Windows ... where we'll find our "mission objective", the captured agent.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Windows Now I have a machine gun!
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Windows Swastika symbols - they won't pass the German feds anyway, I suppose :(
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Windows Doing some co-operative Nazi hunting with a rescued pilot.

Alternate Titles

  • "荣誉勋章:联合袭击" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Orden èasti: Saveznièki napad" -- Croatian title
  • "MoH:AA" -- Informal title
  • "Medal of Honor: Debarquement Allie" -- French title
  • "Kongressimedal: Liitlaste rünnak" -- Estonian title

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User Reviews

Warning: Contains one of the most cinematic combat experience ever. Macintosh RussS (781)
Nicely Presented WW2 Run 'n Gun Windows phanboy_iv (122)
Best WW2 shooter so far, but... Windows Zovni (9361)
A good enjoyable WWII shooter Windows Entorphane (369)
The best WW2 Shooter to date. Windows Thiago Oliveira (90)
A great game... Windows Stuart Max (9)
Disastrous adventures of Lt. Mike Powell Windows vicrabb (6981)
Superb WW2 FPS single player & MP experiences! Windows John Bowlin (2)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Windows Feb, 2002 97 out of 100 97
Play.tm Windows Feb 01, 2002 95 out of 100 95
Pelit Windows Feb, 2002 93 out of 100 93
IGN Macintosh Jul 10, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Zone Benelux Windows Feb, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Feb 14, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 2002 86 out of 100 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Aug 29, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Macworld Macintosh Nov 01, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Sep, 2002 4 out of 5 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Medal of Honour: Allied Assault appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bans and censorship

  • There is no blood to be seen at all throughout the game. EA/2015 removed all blood so they could retain a Teen ESRB rating.
  • The US and EU versions are forbidden to be distributed in Germany because they contain symbols which are regarded as unconstitutional (e.g. swastika). For the German version the developers had to remove any appearances of swastikas. Most of them are replaced with an Iron Cross. Additionally in the level "Scuttling the U-529" all Hitler salutes were removed.

Critical reception

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was featured on the cover of the February 2002 issue of Computer Gaming World, where it was billed as the "most intense WWII game ever".

Dedication

The credits say: "This game is dedicated to all the men, women, and their families, that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. You will always be remembered."

Ending

The game has no proper ending: final mission, "The End", credits.

Enemy communication

The Wehrmacht soldiers speak flawless German. A player understanding the language, may occasionally have a slight advantage, as they can anticipate the enemies' actions: "Er ist im Luftschacht!" (He's in the air shaft!), "Mein Gewehr klemmt!" (My rifle's jammed!).

Historical inconsistencies

The map of Europe in the main menu is not historically correct. Czechia and Slovakia are separate countries, Yugoslavia has been dissolved, and Poland and Germany have their present day borders.

References

  • In the fourth mission the player is assigned to find an OSS agent named Manon. This woman has appeared in countless Medal of Honor games as a minor character, offering to meet up with the main character of the game to give information. She is also the main character in Medal of Honor: Underground.
  • During the credits, a 1940s-style song is played while pictures of WWII are displayed on screen. One of these is a picture of Mike Powell and what appears to be his regiment. In the picture the player can see Mike Powell and also James "Jimmy" Patterson, the main character from Medal of Honor: Frontline, which had not been released at the time of this game's debut.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) - Action Game of the Year
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Action Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Best Level of the Year (for Omaha Beach)
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Best Sound of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Best Sound of the Year (PC)
    • 2002 – Best Level of the Year (PC, for Ohama Beach)
Information also contributed by ApTyp, Entorphane, JPaterson, Matt Neuteboom, PCGamer77 and Zonker .

Related Web Sites

  • Official Website (Official website, designed by Electronic Arts.)
  • We Want YOU (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Allied Assault, with commentary being provided by Aspyr Media President Michael Rogers (June, 2002).)
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