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Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (Windows)

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (23 votes) 3.4


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UOL Jogos
"Pacific Assault" não é o tipo de jogo que empolga pela matança de dezenas de inimigos - mesmo que isso seja possível e que você receba uma medalha por fazer isso. O game mostra como a coragem nasce durante um dos momentos mais negros da ação, e promete arrancar lágrimas dos que lembrarem que isso não é apenas ficção. E talvez essa seja esta marca de que o game realmente atingiu o seu objetivo como simulador de guerra.
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GameStar (Poland)
Nowy Medal of Honor to naprawdę świetna gra. Prezentuje ona wszystko, co można było wycisnąć ze starej (czytaj: przeddoomowej) technologii. Wygląda jednak świetnie i gra się w nią świetnie. W tym miejscu podziękować trzeba twórcom gry, jak i panom z Infinity Ward. Dlaczego właśnie im? Ci goście, po odejściu z Electronic Arts, zrobili swoje Call of Duty i momentalnie podbili serca graczy. EA wzięło sobie tę nauczkę do serca i podjęło wyzwanie, a my otrzymaliśmy naprawdę dobrą i niegłupią grę. Istnieje więc nadzieja, że w ofercie tego największego wydawcy będą pojawiać się tytuły nie tylko pięknie prezentujące się na obrazkach, ale także zdolne zadowolić bardziej wybrednych graczy.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
It’s safe to say EA has released the best WWII multiplayer game ever. It’s just that that game is actually Battlefield 1942, not this one. Pacific Assault has a respectable number of multiplayer options, but really—why? The lag, more than the sparse competition, was killing me. This game is truly all about the cinematic, dramatic single-player campaign, and it is there that it shines, often brilliantly, but a little too briefly. Of all the WWII games storming store shelves this year, Medal of Horror: Pacific Assault is the cream of the crop.
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GameStar (Germany)
Während ich den Strand von Tarawa stürme, springt ein Japaner aus seinem Schützengraben und rammt mir sein Bajonett in den Bauch. Das schmerzt, ich gehe zu Boden. Kein Sanitäter kommt, die Sicht schwindet, das war’s dann wohl... doch plötzlich finde ich mich in der Grundausbildung wieder. Ein Traum? Nein, ein Rückblick! Mit dieser gewitzten Erzähltechnik hat mich MoH: Pacific Assault sofort in seinen Bann gezogen. Hervorragender Sound und tolle Grafik tun ihr Übriges. Und sogar die KI, an der ich in Shootern sonst gerne rummotze, funktioniert ausgezeichnet. Nur die Repetier-Gewehre sind recht unnütz: Die laden so langsam nach, dass ich lieber einen anständigen Revolver zur Hand nehme. Aber nichts ist perfekt. MoH: Pacific Assault ist immerhin nahe dran.
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GamePro (US)
Though Pacific Assault shines throughout, there are a few dodgy spots that could have used some shoring up. At times the enemy forces can be rather crushingly difficult, and you will certainly die often; a fact which becomes horribly annoying thanks to the terribly long load times between respawns. Also, the environments aren't very destructible and there are a few buggy moments throughout, especially regarding the collision detection. But, patient and persistent gamers who aren't afraid of facing death often (and who's PCs are up to the task) would be remiss in letting this one sneak by. What this FPS game lacks in antagonistic aliens and demons from hell, it more than makes up with good old-fashioned gunplay and an unbeatable theatric presentation.
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Gamesmania
Technisch hinterlässt Pacific Assault einen genialen Eindruck, spielerisch bleibt der neueste Teil der Serie ein bisschen hinter seinen Vorgängern zurück. Im dichten Dschungel sind die Gegner manchmal einfach zu schlecht zu erkennen - das frustet streckenweise. Ansonsten bleibt der Action-Kracher aber durchweg adrenalintreibend und ist deshalb nicht nur Fans der Serie wärmstens ans Herz zu legen. Auch dieser Shooter reiht sich in die anhaltend hochwertige Spielflut von Electronic Arts ein.
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ActionTrip
Even as it is, the game is hella fun to play. This is a quality title with some nicely designed missions that gradually increase in both difficulty and pace, making the single-player game well-balanced and engaging throughout. Of course, jaded WWII shooter fans won't find anything particularly new or overly exciting about this title. The missions are still very linear and some of them are more railed than others, showing perhaps signs of inconsistent level design. Overall, however, I would recommend Pacific Assault to any fan of the genre. The sequel to Allied Assault is not without its faults, and there is a heavy feeling of déjà vu about it, but I would still wholeheartedly suggest it to anyone looking to get onboard another thrilling virtual ride in the turbulent times of the Second World War.
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4Players.de
Vor einigen Wochen habe ich an der veralteten Technik und dem Von-der-Stange-Leveldesign von Call of Duty: United Offensive herumgemosert – und fühle mich jetzt bestätigt: Pacific Assault macht einfach alles besser! Grafik, Sound, Ideen, Atmosphäre und Spielwitz spielen hier in einer deutlich höheren Liga, mal ganz davon abgesehen, dass man den Entwicklern auf Knien für das auf dem PC unverbrauchte Szenario danken sollte. Allerdings sollte vor dem Spontankauf erstmal der Hardware-Check durchgeführt werden, denn die Systemanforderungen sind beachtlich: Ohne mind. 3 GHz und High-End-Grafikkarte sieht das Spiel nicht viel besser als die Konkurrenz aus, ohne minimal 1 GB RAM dauert das Laden einer Mission teilweise länger als das Spielen derselben. Außerdem taumelt das Game nach dem furiosen Start in einen etwas unmotiviert wirkenden Design-Leerlauf, der erst nach einigen Spielstunden wieder verschwindet.
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Gamigo
Electronic Arts hat mit Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault den derzeit besten WWII Shooter herausgebracht. Das Spiel glänzt mit einer wunderschönen Grafik, einem bombastischen Sound und einer recht guten KI. Allerdings kommt nach einem anfänglichen Stakkato an Spannung und Spaß im Mittelteil des Spieles ein wenig Eintönigkeit zum Vorschein, die erst in späteren Missionen Beiseite gefegt werden kann. Ein weiterer Kritikpunkt sind die langen Ladezeiten, die selbst vor dem schönen Menü nicht halt machen. Trotz dieser Punkte schaffte es Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault erneut uns in seinen Bann zu ziehen und zu begeistern.
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Game Over Online
It took the United States four years to end the battle with Japan in their own backyard. Altogether, you could finish Pacific Assault over a weekend (or even one marathon session day) at the easier difficulty settings. Some parts of the title are mired by repetitiveness. You constantly have to overcome enemies and then use their defenses against counterattacks. If it weren't for those sequences, it may even be a little shorter. This leaves the door open to an expansion follow-up or a sequel that might cover some of the grittier elements like Okinawa. However, it's clear that out of so many excellent WWII action titles available, Pacific Assault cannot assume that it shines the brightest. It's no longer the de facto title out there. I still came away enjoying my time with Pacific Assault immensely. For those who have yet to slog ashore in the Pacific, and you have a high end PC, this is as good a place to start as anywhere else.
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Gameguru Mania
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, at times, has some excellent action, and these are the times that make it worth playing. Unfortunately, it has a handful of really bad sequences, and pretty annoying loading times. Aside from one mission in the single-player campaign where you're flying a plane, there is a noticeable absence of player controlled vehicles. Another downside to Pacific Assault is that it is extremely short (10-12 hours). But even with these shortcomings, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is definitely one of the best shooters on the market. If you enjoyed the earlier MoH shooters, you will enjoy this one as well.
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GameSpot
By combining intense run-and-gun shooting action with an incredibly authentic atmosphere and some spectacular set-piece battles, Allied Assault helped establish the genre's current high standards. Seemingly countless other historic war-themed shooters have been released since then, so it's become very difficult for such a game to distinguish itself...or even compete. Nevertheless, developer EALA was apparently up to the challenge with Medal of Honor Pacific Assault, which takes the series into the Pacific theater of WWII and once again delivers some intense and challenging firefights in its single-player campaign, while also offering a solid multiplayer component for the long haul. Pacific Assault has a few rough edges (long loading times, chiefly among them) and is demanding of even today's fastest PCs, but it ultimately succeeds at delivering a Hollywood-style World War II experience, and it also features a few unique twists.
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PC Games (Germany)
Unaufhaltsam prescht Ihr Landungsboot in Richtung Ufer. Aus der Ferne vernehmen Sie MG-Feuer. Der verängstigte Gesichtsausdruck Ihrer Kameraden spricht Bände. Niemand weiß so recht, wie viele Japaner auf Tarawa warten. "Wir sehen uns am Strand, Tommy!", schallt es vom Nachbarschiff herüber. Plötzlich gibt es einen Schlag und Sie werden ins Wasser geschleudert: Der Kahn ist gekentert! Während Sie hinter Wrackteilen Schutz suchen, treiben Leichen an Ihnen vorbei.
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Fragland.net
Ever seen the movie "The Thin Red Line" ? If so, you'll immediately feel at home in this game. However, also the rest of the gaming community must add this game to their collection as although it doesn't bring such a big revolution in gameplay as its predecessor, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is a fun and entertaining game.
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GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault zet de shooterwereld minder op zijn kop dan Allied Assault, maar het levert toch nog een perfecte mix van pure gameplayfun en een historische achtergrond.
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Game Watcher
As sequels go, MoH Pacific assault is quite good, it has everything one would expect from WWII combat. Tense missions, difficult enemies, and effective weapons, all that is missing is you, to control your marine in the crucible of combat. If you like shooters, by all means, pick this one up, the Corps is always looking for a few good men.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
To sum up, although EA LA sticks to the Medal Of Honor formula, at least it has managed to genuinely take the series forward in technology terms, offering up much more engaging firefights than ever before, which are far less forgiving and require a hell of a lot more thought and skill than simply charging in like you're immortal. Long-term fans of the series will absolutely love Pacific Assault, and while it's by no means the best First-Person Shooter out there, it's by far the best game in the series, and a cut above other cinematic WWII pretenders by a significant margin. If you thought the Call Of Duty titles were impressive then you can't fail to enjoy Pacific Assault. With the exception of a few dodgy sections, it's masterful in places and for that EA deserves hearty applause for resurrecting a series that was in serious danger of shooting itself in the foot. Sometimes taking your time delivers its own rewards.
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Pelit
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (Pelit 2/2002, 93 pistettä) nousi kaikkien taistelutovereidensa yläpuolelle. Autenttinen maailmansotatunnelma syntyi huolellisesta kenttäsuunnittelusta ja siitä, että tekoälyaseveljet ohjelmoitiin näyttelemään uskottavasti mukana. Pelaaja tunsi olevansa pieni ratas suuressa sotajyrässä. Vaikken edes pitänyt koko lajityypistä, Allied Assaultin demon vetäisin yhä uudestaan vaikeimmalla läpi, kunnes se meni ilman tappioita. Ja kokoversiokin maistui.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Electronic Arts levert met Pacific Assault degelijk shootervertier af zonder potten te breken. Mag het ietsje meer zijn?
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PC Powerplay
Ich mag Kriegsfilme wie Wir waren Helden, Der schmale Grat oder Der Soldat James Ryan. Pacific Assault erzeugt eine ähnlich beklemmende Atmosphäre und zeigt mir deutlich, wie grausam Krieg sein kann. Der exzellente Surround-Sound, die Story-Happen und die Interaktion mit den Kameraden ziehen mich bis über beide Ohren ins Geschehen. Glückwunsch an die Entwickler, das habt ihr besser hinbekommen als Infinity Ward mit Call of Duty. Was gar nicht klappt, ist das eigentliche Spiel. Die Ladezeiten, kleinen Levels, linearen Abläufe und teils miesen Animationen zerstören viel Atmosphäre. Dann zeigt sich hinter der künstlerisch hochwertigen Fassade ein Ego-Shooter, wie er wirklich ist: banales Ballern für Erwachsene, die nicht genug Weltkriegs-Action kriegen können.
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IGN
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is not my favorite Medal of Honor game to date. There are some great ideas here along with a few very intensely entertaining moments and situations. I really wish they had been able to space out the many, linear jungle battles with more interesting engagements in larger open areas and more men where the AI actually managed to engage the enemy successfully in order for these battles to feel more realistic. If there had been more variation on mission type, enemy AI hadn't cheated, and the feel of the weapons had been more solid, the gameplay could have lived up the awesome presentation value that the rest of the package promised. As it is, Pacific Assault is a decent game, but not something I would recommend to all FPS players.
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Game Revolution
In keeping with the time-honored traditions of the series, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault puts on a good show. Pulse-pounding scripted events and great presentation create a nice backdrop for the Pacific theater of operations, but small annoyances such as enemy pop-up and lengthy load times stifle the package. Nonetheless, this warrior deserves its decorations.
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Joystick (French)
MoHBP est un jeu plaisant, mais très gourmand et qui n'apporte pas grand chose de neuf. Un Far Cry offre beaucoup plus en solo, aussi bien techniquement que dans son gameplay. Les points forts de MoHBP étant son ambiance WW2 et ses scènes d'actions réussies, les fans du genre ne seront pas déçus. Les autres peuvent s'en dispenser.
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Gameplanet
Overall there is a lot on offer with Pacific Assault. The multiplayer side of it also offers some interesting possibilities - particularly the new invader mode. If you are interested in WWII shooters then this is a game well worth a look despite it not offering anything new to the genre.
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GamerDad
Overall the game is best for WWII first-person action fans. It is a good game but most should wait until the price comes down, which shouldn't take very long. The game's many flaws—load times, average weapons and poor vehicle controls, unnecessarily stretched out jungle sequences, poor scripting and ghost spawning—limit enjoyment.
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ESC Magazine
As you can see I'm in the middle of my own frustration. The die-hard gamer inside of me sees a game that sports some of the most important events in American history, and allows me to play them out. The reviewer inside me sees a game that could be so much more, and should be so much more, but ultimately fails to deliver the experience I was expecting when I first booted the game up. Pacific Assault's cut scenes and story are intriguing to follow and coupled with the aforementioned production values really makes for an engaging tale, yet the game really starts to grind on you with crippling load times, endless jungles, questionable level design, and the feeling that you've been here and done that. While this won't be the last game to carry the Medal of Honor banner, one can only hope that the lessons learned in the past two incarnations will make the next game the best one produced and trump Activision's excellent Call of Duty franchise for the ruler of WWII-scripted shooters.
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GameSpy
Pacific Assault is a tale of two games. It looks and sounds great, the production values are top-notch, there are some inspired set pieces that are genuinely fun to play through, and the multiplayer looks extremely promising. However, unlike its counterparts set in the European theater, I simply didn't enjoy the basic combat, and the high difficulty, combined with the long level reload times, rapidly turned the game into a frustrating experience. More than anything, Pacific Assault feels like it's missing the balance, finesse and polish of games like Allied Assault and Call of Duty. Hardcore fans of those two games will probably find something to enjoy here -- just don't set your expectations too high.
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Entertainmentopia
While this won’t be the last game to carry the Medal of Honor banner, one can only hope that the lessons learned in the past two incarnations will make the next game the best one produced and trump Activision’s excellent Call of Duty franchise for the ruler of WWII-scripted shooters.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Ce nouveau volet de Medal Of Honor ne tient pas ses promesses d'innovations. Pourtant, sa mise en scène est toujours aussi impeccable et bluffante. Pour ajouter aux bonnes choses, on saluera l'IA alliée et l'intégration du médecin. Seulement en marge de cela, on a encore droit à des niveaux en forme d'autoroute, une IA côté ennemie qui ne supporte pas la comparaison avec les standards actuels, des échecs de missions qu'on ne comprend pas et des combats dont les diverses composantes sont mal balancées. Le mot clé : frustration.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Les Medal of Honor sont partout et en grand nombre. On ne compte plus les versions et les noms sur PC et consoles. EA semble exploiter un bon filon, mais ne dit-on pas que les meilleures choses ont une fin ? Nous allons voir si nous y arrivons avec ce Batailles du Pacifique.