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Medal of Honor

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
69
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Windows
72
3.3
Xbox 360
66
3.1
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Description

The title Medal of Honor is reused in this modern installment of the long running series of the same name. For the first time, the series leaves the Second World War. This time, the portrayed conflict is the war in Afghanistan conducted by the NATO forces against the Taliban army of that country, a war that was still on at the time the game was released.

The game plays like many other realistic war FPS in the Call of Duty or Medal of Honor series, with the player taking the role of various different soldiers within small squads who have to obey the precise instructions given by the squad leader. In the current game, we follow the attempts of Colonel Drucker to capture a valley full of talibans with his commanding officer, General Flagg, pushing him to do it in less than two days. The player takes the role of soldiers "Rabbit" and "Deuce" within AFO (Advanced Force Operations) Neptune and Wolfpack respectively for the subtle missions and ranger Adams in the direct confrontation missions.

All of the basics of any modern warfare shooter are here. There are driven missions (on quad bikes), missions in which the player has to mark targets to aircraft artillery, zones requiring night-vision, stealth mission, etc. The same way, the game features a class-based multiplayer experience where the player's avatar levels up and gains new skills by earning experience points during gameplay. The classes are Rifleman, Special Ops and Sniper and the two available teams are the Coallition, representing NATO forces and the Opposing Forces, representing the Taliban.

The single player campaign and multiplayer parts of the game have been developed by different studios, Danger Close the first one and DICE the second one.

Screenshots

Medal of Honor PlayStation 3 Air support is on its way.
Medal of Honor Windows The Rangers getting ready to deploy and take the valley
Medal of Honor Windows The game begins with AFO Neptune heading to a rendezvous with an informant called Tariq
Medal of Honor Windows At least they are going to make it farther than the Russians

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The Press Says

Fragland.net Windows Dec 20, 2010 77 out of 100 77
Cheat Happens Windows Oct 19, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Made2Game PlayStation 3 Oct 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
newbreview.com Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2010 3.5 out of 5 70
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2010 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 13, 2010 68 out of 100 68
IGN Windows Oct 12, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Level Xbox 360 Nov, 2010 6 out of 10 60
We Got This Covered Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Oct 12, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

German version

In the German version limbs can't be shot off, explosives don't cause the corpses to look burned, and corpses can't be shot.
Contributed to by MichaelPalin (1195)