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Medal of Honor: Vanguard

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
60
3.2
Wii
59
3.5

User Reviews

Maybe it should be called Medal of Honor: Airborne Lite PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25282)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 8 3.2
Wii 4 3.5
Combined MobyScore 12 3.3


The Press Says

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78
WiiGame Freaks 365
Medal of Honor Vanguard is an above-average shooter made better with the use of Wii controls. After playing the Wii version, I never wanted to go back to the Dual-Shock analog stick on the PlayStation 2 version of Vanguard. It feels natural, it plays well and it's fun. The last I checked, video games were meant to be fun to play, not just good to look at. Vanguard succeeds in that department, even though it's not a sore on the eye either. I hope that EA puts the time, money and manpower into making a Wii-exclusive Medal of Honor that does an even better job of putting the system to its max potential in graphics, game design with longer missions and online play. Don't overlook this game just because it's another World War II shooter. Medal of Honor Vanguard deserves your attention.
75
WiiGame Infowire
Bottom line: if you've got a Wii and you like World War II shooters, this is a good purchase for you. The graphics are pretty good for the Wii, the voice acting is good, and the controls are solid enough that you'll enjoy yourself (though your fascist enemies probably won't have such a good time).
72
PlayStation 2IGN
My few complaints aside, if you’re a Medal of Honor fan, you’ll dig this title – there’s shooting, tanks and a multiplayer mode to keep you entertained. However, if you felt like previous incarnations of this WWII title were getting closer and closer to being dishonorably discharged, Vanguard’s paper-thin story, monotonous maps and upper-level frustration won’t have you saluting this soldier’s latest effort.
70
PlayStation 2Power Unlimited
EA speelt op safe met MoH: Vanguard. De game doet niets fout maar mist inspiratie en originaliteit waardoor het ten onder gaat in het enorme aanbod van WOII games.
70
WiiPlay.tm
So the final question. Is it better than Call of Duty 3? From my point of view, no. Simply because of its style-over-substance approach, inherent in the beautiful presentation overlaying slightly above average gameplay and not-quite-right controls. But, and here's where I roll out my reviewers cliche handbook, fans of the genre looking for more really will enjoy the game.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Medal Of Honor Vanguard kann den Abwärtstrend der Serie nicht stoppen. Das Vorkämpfen von Stellung zu Stellung ist durchaus unterhaltsam, mutet aber im Vergleich zu Krachern wie Call Of Duty 2 und 3 etwas verstaubt an. Die Auseinandersetzungen fallen deutlich weniger dynamisch und spannend aus als bei der Konkurrenz. Zusätzlich wird die Action von vielen kleinen Mankos wie der mangelnden KI der Kameraden, den engen, monotonen Levels sowie der unscharfen Grafik geschmälert. Ausgerechnet auf dem Wii kommen noch technische Probleme wie Slowdowns und grobe Farbabstufungen dazu. Immerhin macht das Zielen dank der recht ordentlichen Wii-Steuerung auf der Nintendo-Konsole einen Deut mehr Spaß als mit dem konventionellen PlayStation 2-Controller. Wer nur einen Wii besitzt und sich durch den Zweiten Weltkrieg ballern möchte, kann sich den Kauf mangels hochwertiger Alternativen also trotzdem überlegen.
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PlayStation 2Giery.eu
Z jednej strony klimat owej produkcji po prostu miażdży, momenty gdy Twoi kamraci drą się na Ciebie to chyba najwspanialsze chwile w historii serii Medal of Honor (pomijając Omaha Beach w Allied Assault), obraz wojny został w miarę przystępnie i prosto wykreowany. Z drugiej natomiast – tak, Medal of Honor: Vanguard jest jak wojna, ponieważ podczas grania czekałem tylko na to, kiedy się skończy. Ciągle miałem w głowie myśli: „no ile jeszcze?”, „cholera gram w to tylko dlatego, że recke muszę napisać”, bądź „ku*wa no ile można!?”. I wiecie co? Ku mojemu zdziwieniu ukończyłem grę w słownie: C-Z-T-E-R-Y I P-Ó-Ł G-O-D-Z-I-N-Y. Fakt, że produkcja kosztująca 169 złotych trwa niecałe 300 minut jest jej niewątpliwym gwoździem i kołkiem w serce do trumny. Ocena miała być zdecydowanie wyższa , ale sumienie nie pozwoliłoby mi Was oszukać. Sorry...
67
Wii4Players.de
Medal Of Honor Vanguard kann den Abwärtstrend der Serie nicht stoppen. Das Vorkämpfen von Stellung zu Stellung ist durchaus unterhaltsam, mutet aber im Vergleich zu Krachern wie Call Of Duty 2 und 3 etwas verstaubt an. Die Auseinandersetzungen fallen deutlich weniger dynamisch und spannend aus als bei der Konkurrenz. Zusätzlich wird die Action von vielen kleinen Mankos wie der mangelnden KI der Kameraden, den engen, monotonen Levels sowie der unscharfen Grafik geschmälert. Ausgerechnet auf dem Wii kommen noch technische Probleme wie Slowdowns und grobe Farbabstufungen dazu. Immerhin macht das Zielen dank der recht ordentlichen Wii-Steuerung auf der Nintendo-Konsole einen Deut mehr Spaß als mit dem konventionellen PlayStation 2-Controller. Wer nur einen Wii besitzt und sich durch den Zweiten Weltkrieg ballern möchte, kann sich den Kauf mangels hochwertiger Alternativen also trotzdem überlegen.
64
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
So kann man eine lange Zeit angesehene Spieleserie natürlich auch zerstören und auf lange Sicht tut sich EA mit einer derartigen Fortsetzung keinen Gefallen. Mal davon abgesehen, dass das Weltkriegssetting einfach mal eine Pause braucht, muss man dann wenigstens etwas Besonderes bieten, wenn man doch ein Spiel im altbekannten Szenario ansiedelt. Doch zum x-ten Male einen Bauernhof zu befreien oder sich durch enge Levelschläuche in Sizilien oder Deutschland zu kämpfen ist einfach nur todlangweilig, besonders da auch die Technik auf der alten PS2 nicht mehr mitspielt. Ein Call of Duty 3 mag noch nicht mal sonderlich innovativer sein, spielt sich aber rundum besser und bietet mehr Abwechslung in technischer Perfektion, aber auch die alten Medal of Honor-Titel waren deutlich besser als Vanguard.
63
WiiNintendo Front
Der Spieleinstieg ist ein Garant für den Erfolg eines Spiels. Diesen Satz hat sich EA anscheinend eingeprägt und präsentiert Medal Of Honor Vanguard zu Beginn sehr imposant und atmosphärisch. Allerdings erwartet einen dann ein alltäglicher WWII-Shooter der einem zwar die ein oder andere Stunde Spaß bringen kann, dann aber im absoluten Mittelmaß versinkt. Grafisch setzt das Spiel keine Maßstäbe, sondern zeigt eher wie man es nicht machen sollte. Durch die strikt lineare Levelstruktur fehlen dazu jegliche Ansätze für Strategie oder Taktik. Wo das Spiel punkten kann ist beim Sound, beim Leveldesign und bei der Steuerung. Allerdings ist hier auch noch reichlich Platz für Optimierungen.
61
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
In the end, this is the poorest Medal of Honor yet, and we truly hope we can expect a vastly superior experience from the upcoming Airborne. While we did have some fun for at least a few hours, and while that good ol' MoH feeling is intact, the final result is disappointing and frustratingly average.
60
WiiGameSpy
When it's all said and done, Medal of Honor Vanguard is a title that is proof that many developers have taken their best and brightest ideas over to newer consoles and have rehashed yet another game for systems that can supply the horsepower of the PS3 or 360. For the Wii, it's not as mediocre as Red Steel, but it doesn't seem like it's significantly better than what the distinctly average Call of Duty 3. While we can't judge games that aren't out yet, we have a feeling that the first great FPS for the Wii will be coming down the pipe later this year. On PS2, there's really nothing here that gamers haven't seen elsewhere, and frankly, if they've never played a Medal of Honor game, they'd be better off picking up the compilation pack that contains much better installments of the series. Vanguard isn't terrible on either system, but it doesn't break enough new ground for us to recommend it to anyone except hardcore fans and completists.
60
WiiNintendo Life
Sadly Medal of Honor is not going to be remembered as a stand out Wii title. But if it is remembered at all it should be for these ingenious aspects of the game, rather than its mediocre graphics, or even its serviceable musical score. With it getting a little longer in the tooth, you may even be able to pick it up for a bargain price.
60
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Medal of Honor Vanguard" se despe de todas as firulas e experimentos dos antecessores e volta a ser "básico". A essência ainda é boa, mas é prejudicada por alguns deslizes, como a dificuldade em saber se o tiro vai ou não acertar o oponente. O estilo cru também acabou prejudicando a edição para o Wii, já que a base é a versão para o PlayStation 2. Os fãs da Nintendo não tem muitas alternativas para reviver a Segunda Guerra: ficam entre "Vanguard" e "Call of Duty 3". Já os usuários da Sony têm uma rica biblioteca da tríade "Brothers in Arms", "Call of Duty" e o próprio "Medal of Honor".
60
WiiUOL Jogos
"Medal of Honor Vanguard" se despe de todas as firulas e experimentos dos antecessores e volta a ser "básico". A essência ainda é boa, mas é prejudicada por alguns deslizes, como a dificuldade em saber se o tiro vai ou não acertar o oponente. O estilo cru também acabou prejudicando a edição para o Wii, já que a base é a versão para o PlayStation 2. Os fãs da Nintendo não tem muitas alternativas para reviver a Segunda Guerra: ficam entre "Vanguard" e "Call of Duty 3". Já os usuários da Sony têm uma rica biblioteca da tríade "Brothers in Arms", "Call of Duty" e o próprio "Medal of Honor".
60
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
Like most FPS fans I consider myself a fickle gamer. I look for many things while playing a game and the biggest thing is innovation. Sure sometimes it's nice to take a step back and appreciate the simpler things but I enjoy intelligent AI, expansive environments, and a white-knuckled experience. Sadly Vanguard offers none of those things and in most cases it's probably the weakest entry into the franchise. The WWII genre is a tough nut to crack and it's a competitive genre. In that regard the latest Medal of Honor comes up in third place behind Brothers in Arms and Call of Duty.
60
PlayStation 2HonestGamers
Vanguard does a good enough job of bringing the goods for me to consider it a fun rental — it just didn't deliver enough entertainment for me to really want to play through it again, like the majority of the earlier MoH titles did. Despite having a number of fun battles, the bottom line is this game's short and, for the most part, not particularly challenging — a reasonably enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, but not good for much more.
60
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Medal Of Honor : Avant-Garde est un FPS solide qui se contente de regrouper des mécanismes de jeu certes efficaces, mais maintes fois revus. Si Electronic Arts redresse un peu la barre avec cet épisode, il serait maintenant temps d'offrir un nouveau souffle à la série. Pour des nouveautés, je ne saurais que trop vous conseiller de vous orienter vers le futur Medal Of Honor : Airborne.
60
WiiVideo Game Talk
While the game is mildly entertaining to the WWII buff and Wii-mote fanatic, the limited campaign length and brain-dead A.I. puts a damper on an otherwise decent shooter. Gamers will blow through the single player campaign in a matter of hours and the multiplayer capabilities are hamstringed by Nintendo’s lack of online multiplayer. Wii owners should make an attempt to check this title out for a rental period, but obviously avoid a full priced retail purchase.
60
PlayStation 2GameSpy
When it's all said and done, Medal of Honor Vanguard is a title that is proof that many developers have taken their best and brightest ideas over to newer consoles and have rehashed yet another game for systems that can supply the horsepower of the PS3 or 360. For the Wii, it's not as mediocre as Red Steel, but it doesn't seem like it's significantly better than what the distinctly average Call of Duty 3. While we can't judge games that aren't out yet, we have a feeling that the first great FPS for the Wii will be coming down the pipe later this year. On PS2, there's really nothing here that gamers haven't seen elsewhere, and frankly, if they've never played a Medal of Honor game, they'd be better off picking up the compilation pack that contains much better installments of the series. Vanguard isn't terrible on either system, but it doesn't break enough new ground for us to recommend it to anyone except hardcore fans and completists.
60
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Medal Of Honor : Avant-Garde est un FPS solide qui se contente de regrouper des mécanismes de jeu certes efficaces, mais maintes fois revus. Si Electronic Arts redresse un peu la barre avec cet épisode, il serait maintenant temps d'offrir un nouveau souffle à la série. Pour des nouveautés, je ne saurais que trop vous conseiller de vous orienter vers le futur Medal Of Honor : Airborne.
58
WiiDeaf Gamers
Medal of Honor Vanguard is disappointing in many ways. There's no originality here, the AI isn't up to scratch and it doesn't offer anything we haven't seen many times before. The controls on the Wii version are OK but don't improve upon the traditional control scheme that the PlayStation 2 employs which is both surprising and disappointing.
56
WiiSFT
Mit Frank Keegan, einem Mitglied der 82nd Airborne Division, springen Sie im Zweiten Weltkrieg mit dem Fallschirm ab und bewältigen hinter den feindlichen Linien Missionen. Die Qualität der Optik ist gut, aber zwei eklatante Mängel beeinträchtigen den Spielspaß enorm: Gegnerische und verbündete Soldaten verhalten sich dumm wie Stroh und laufen wie Zielscheiben hin und her. Zudem kommt es immer wieder zu unschönen Grafikfehlern, bei denen Soldaten sogar in Wänden stecken bleiben können.
56
PlayStation 2SFT
Mit Frank Keegan, einem Mitglied der 82nd Airborne Division, springen Sie im Zweiten Weltkrieg mit dem Fallschirm ab und bewältigen hinter den feindlichen Linien Missionen. Die Qualität der Optik ist gut, aber zwei eklatante Mängel beeinträchtigen den Spielspaß enorm: Gegnerische und verbündete Soldaten verhalten sich dumm wie Stroh und laufen wie Zielscheiben hin und her. Zudem kommt es immer wieder zu unschönen Grafikfehlern, bei denen Soldaten sogar in Wänden stecken bleiben können.
55
PlayStation 2Softpedia
Personally, I'm a huge Medal of Honor: Allied Assault fan and the world of WWII shooter ended there for me. I tried playing Call of Duty 2 and 3, found them appealing, but still MOHAA remains my favorite title. So, here comes Medal of Honor: Vanguard, with huge expectations from the fans (probably the producers too) and delivers the same experience that we get by playing the older titles. What's there to do? If you're a patient kind of guy, you'll wait for a sequel and hope for the best, if not and you've just bought the game... you might consider trading it for a Medal of Honor: Allied Assault CD.
55
WiiGameSpot
With so many World War II games already on the market, just being average isn't enough anymore. In many ways, Medal of Honor: Vanguard isn't even average; it does too many simple things poorly and does nothing particularly well. There's really no reason to pick it up on the PlayStation 2, and thanks to a higher price tag for the Wii version, there's very little reason to buy it for the Wii, either.
55
PlayStation 2GameSpot
With so many World War II games already on the market, just being average isn't enough anymore. In many ways, Medal of Honor: Vanguard isn't even average; it does too many simple things poorly and does nothing particularly well. There's really no reason to pick it up on the PlayStation 2, and thanks to a higher price tag for the Wii version, there's very little reason to buy it for the Wii, either.
52
WiiVideo Game Generation
While the game isn’t terrible, we’re at a point where just being not terrible makes this game just another WWII FPS pushed into a market overflowing with average ones already. While this is probably worth renting, it’s not really something I can say is a better rental than any of the many other very similar games out there, and you’re probably better off just picking up an older WWII game out of the bargain bin, as you might not even notice the difference.
50
WiiEurogamer.de
Was soll man da noch großartig sagen? Kurz zusammengefasst: Medal of Honor: Vanguard ist zu kurz, bietet wenig Abwechslung, kaum Neuerungen und unterdurchschnittliche Grafik. Solche Dinge machen das Spiel leider nur zu einer lieblos wirkenden Umsetzung für Nintendos Konsole. Trotz seiner Mankos bereiten die Gefechte an sich durchaus Spaß, aber alleine dafür 55 Euro investieren? So dumm sollte wirklich niemand sein. Electronic Arts' einstiges Zugpferd ist deutlich ins Stolpern geraten. Meine Hoffnungen ruhen auf Medal of Honor: Airborne, das der Serie hoffentlich dringend nötiges neues Leben einhaucht. Vanguard ist jedenfalls NUR für beinharte Fans interessant.
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WiiJustPressPlay
Medal of Honor: Vanguard is EA\'s first attempt at developing the series on the Wii, so a certain amount of error was to be expected, but major bugs should have definitely been worked out during QA testing. There are about eight hours of somewhat-fun game play here, but given the weak multiplayer offerings, there is virtually no replayability. If you want a few hours of decent gaming for your enjoyment, MoH:V for the Wii would make a good rental, but given the brief game play and lack of replay value, it certainly doesn\'t merit a purchase.
50
WiiFZ
Eftersom Nintendo Wiis hårdvarukraft är undermålig med dagens mått mätt och onlinestödet ett skämt kretsar allt i slutändan kring hur du upplever styrningen. En för stor tilltro till att rörelser med kontrollen automatiskt producerar lyckoframkallande endorfiner är livsfarlig. Likaså ett dåligt genomförande av styrschemat, speldesignern som valde att låta nunchuckryck sköta ett par viktiga funktioner borde avskedas omedelbart. Kontentan är att Medal of Honor: Vanguard är godkänd underhållning i andravärldskrigsförpackning. Förväntar du dig inga innovationer i spelupplägg och grafik lär du säkert ha ett dussintals trevliga timmar framför dig.
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PlayStation 2Computer Bild Spiele
Ehre, wem Ehre gebührt: Diesem neuesten Beitrag aus der Reihe "Medal of Honor" ("Ehrenmedaille") gebührt sie nicht. Zu durchschnittlich ist die Grafik, zu ärgerlich das bereits erwähnte, tumbe Gegnerverhalten. Eine besondere Taktik ist meist nicht erforderlich. Ob Sie nun der Strategie Ihres Teams folgen oder blind drauflosstürmen - das ist ziemlich egal. Im Gegenteil: Wenn Sie sich aus Ihrer Gruppe ausklinken, klappt eine Mission oft sogar besser. Zudem enthält das Spiel offenbar kein einziges wirklich neues Element. Da wirkt die konkurrierende "Call-of-Duty"-Reihe mittlerweile einfach frischer.
42
WiiGame Revolution
I was all riled up for some paratrooping, but after a few hours in the French marshes I’d forgotten what I signed up for. I want to see the recruitment contract again - no wait - I think I’d like to jump out of a plane. Medal of Honor: Vanguard is ultimately a bland, thankless and unconvincing entry in the annals of WWII games. Retreat!
42
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
I was all riled up for some paratrooping, but after a few hours in the French marshes I’d forgotten what I signed up for. I want to see the recruitment contract again - no wait - I think I’d like to jump out of a plane. Medal of Honor: Vanguard is ultimately a bland, thankless and unconvincing entry in the annals of WWII games. Retreat!
40
WiiGame Informer Magazine
If Vanguard is any indication, EA is hoping that Medal of Honor has a little bit more nerd cred left that can be turned into dollars. Sure, the upcoming MoH: Airborne for next-gen consoles might revitalize this sagging series, but this entry in the franchise is a perfect example of what gaming purists hate about the EA/Activision publishing model. There is nothing at all here to recommend, unless you just can’t get enough of clearing bombed-out houses of Nazis and doing the old MG-42 fish-in-a-barrel dance.