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Medal of Honor: Frontline (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

An emotional, immersive WWII FPS Matt Neuteboom (941) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Whow, actually a good one in the series. MAT (70372) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Excellent war game that help paved the way. Big John WV (25282) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
Witness the beginning of the decline of the 'Medal of Honor' series. Entorphane (369) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.4
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 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (35 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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100
UOL Jogos
Apesar de todos os seus problemas, Medal of Honor é um jogo extremamente competente em sua execução. Se você conseguir olhar além das falhas que tanto irritam jogadores em games medíocres e se concentrar nos pontos onde Frontline realmente brilha, você poderá viver aquilo que Spielberg tentou recriar em seu famoso filme de guerra.
100
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Frontline is without doubt the best first person shooter I've played on any platform in the last few years, and arguably the best console shooter of recent times. A mixture of addictive gameplay, a tense atmosphere, the ever-popular World War II setting, gorgeous graphics and solid Dolby Surround audio adds up to a compelling experience. If you loved Saving Private Ryan, A Bridge Too Far or Band Of Brothers and fancy liberating Europe for yourself, this is the game you've been waiting for. Genius.
100
GamePro (US)
If you've somehow managed to avoid being converted into a fan of this groundbreaking series, Frontline will provide all the proof you need. Games like this are the reason you bought a PS2 in the first place.
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Netjak
I’m impressed, so impressed I play the first mission over and over and over again. The controls may be a little iffy at first, the frame rate drops ever so-often; but the war sounds and game play more than make up for every fault the game has.
96
GameZone
Medal of Honor: Frontline will engross you with its gameplay, mesmerize you with its music and surprise you with its intelligence.
92
GameSpy
As it stands, this is simply the best World War II game released on any console. More so, from the opening sequences to the last round, this game rivals Allied Assault as one of the most captivating war-gaming experiences. Medal of Honor: Frontline is not to be missed.
90
Game Informer Magazine
Initially, I worried when I discovered that the next edition of my favorite console FPS series would appear on PC. I irrationally assumed that DreamWorks would focus its talent on creating a stellar PC experience, and leave PC's shrapnel for the PS2 version. Fortunately, although different, Frontline offers every bit of Nazi-eradicating enjoyment found in Allied Assault.
90
PSX Extreme
In the end, the wait for Frontline was well worth it. I absolutely love the whole experience that this game offers. The presentation is practically unparalleled with any other FPS title I've played, save of course Allied Assault. EA really makes you feel as if you're part of the war, and that you're not just playing another sci-fi first person shooter. This feels authentic, and legit -- to sum it up, "real". That is all of course thanks to the incredible attention to detail in graphics and gameplay, not to mention the surreal sound. First person shooter fans, this is a MUST HAVE game. A very recommended purchase, despites its few setbacks.
90
Game industry News (GiN)
Even with the AI shortcomings, MOH Frontline runs up there with Red Faction as the best first person shooter on the PlayStation 2. The overall WWII environment is alluring, the gameplay fast and intense, and the score beautiful and enchanting. Only the quibbles in the game's AI result in a 4 1/2 Gem rating. I know that Frontline will be coming out soon to the Xbox, and hopefully the AI will be tweaked a bit when it is released. As it stands right now, you can't find a better shooter, or hardly a better game, for the PS2.
90
The Age
Gameplay isn't all about rapid gunfire and grenades; you'll also need to use stealth and strategy. As well as picking up ammunition and health packs along the way, you'll need to keep your eye out for disguises - what better way to infiltrate enemy lines than wearing the uniform of a foe? Special attention has been paid to the historical accuracy of this game. Throughout the game you'll get to pull the triggers of more than 20 authentic weapons, including the Springfield sniper rifle, Panzerschreck rocket launcher and Browning automatic rifle. From the range of weapons to the vehicles and backdrops, you could swear you've been transported back to the 1940s. You may even find yourself wondering if the game's artistic designers have spent too much time watching Saving Private Ryan. Whether you're crawling through bunkers, trenches, bloody fields or dilapidated buildings, you'll find yourself with the weight of the world on your shoulders.
90
GameSpot
Extras or no, Medal of Honor Frontline is an excellent game. Broken down into several facets, the game still shines on all fronts. It's visually impressive and aurally incredible, and it essentially is a superb entry in the shooter genre. The attention to historical details further augments the experience, though those who consider themselves fans of shooters would do well to add this game to their collection. Even gamers who harbor only a passing interest in this style of game will probably find it worth their money. In short, Medal of Honor Frontline is a shooter that can stand toe-to-toe with the best the genre has to offer.
89
Gamesmania
Der neuste Teil der Medal of Honor-Serie kämpft ohne Zweifel an vorderster Front der 3D-Shooter Titel auf allen Systemen. Was hier an Spannung, Action und Story geboten wird ist wirklich einmalig. Mein Befehl für die kommenden Sommerwochen: Zimmer abdunkeln, Sourround-Analge aufdrehen, MoH ins Laufwerk schieben, einen Stahlhelm aufsetzen und ab and die Front, Soldat!
88
Gaming Target
While it’s not without some snags here and there, Medal of Honor Frontline is an entertaining game that has a lot of life in it to keep you playing. The atmosphere of the game is simply amazing – something that is very difficult to pull off well in most games. The missions never get really repetitive and each carries a unique premise to it, giving plenty of variety. The game is also fairly long, giving 15-20 hours of gameplay, so it’s well worth the $50 dollar purchase. FPS and WWII fans would be dumb to not give Frontline a shot – and anyone else should certainly give it a chance as well, because a good game is a good game, no matter what the theme or genre of the game happens to be.
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4Players.de
Technisch sauber, in manchen Momenten sogar hervorragend, wird Medal of Honor Frontline zwar nicht als optisches Meisterwerk in die Annalen der Softwaregeschichte eingehen, kann aber durch eine grandiose Atmosphäre kleinere Mängel übertünchen. Denn angesichts der Spannung, die vor dem Bildschirm aufkommt, sieht man gerne über Schwankungen der Texturqualität, kleine Unstimmigkeiten mit der Steuerung und die extreme Linearität hinweg. Andererseits allerdings auch nicht so weit, dass es einen Award rechtfertigen würde. Aber vielleicht haben wir ja nach den exzellenten PSone-Vorgängern unsere Erwartungen ein kleines bisschen zu hoch angesetzt. Doch unter dem Strich können alle Shooter-Fans ohne nachzudenken zu MoH Frontline greifen und ein intensives Spielerlebnis genießen.
86
ActionTrip
In short, making a realistic FPS based on WWII is highly tasteless and somewhat degrading to soldiers who fought during the war. This is a personal problem and while I highly doubt many of you will share my viewpoint on this please remember, I am not ranting about this in any way. I had family who fought in WWII and I find this game to not honor their memory in an adequate way. I was however moved by the addition of the famous war poem which the game opens with. If for this reason alone I found the game less enjoyable you may see my comments above most of which were positive about the game and choose to play it. The game itself was quite well constructed and if you have no moralistic dilemmas as I did, you will find it quite enjoyable.
85
PlayFrance
Medal of Honor : En première ligne s’impose donc fort logiquement comme le meilleur First Person Shooter de la PlayStation 2 (en attendant TimeSplitters 2 ?). La réalisation sans faille de cet épisode confirme une nouvelle fois la qualité de la série. Le jeu aurait sans doute frisé la perfection si un mode multi-joueurs avait été présent, et si les développeurs avaient davantage osé inclure des nouveautés dans le gameplay. Mais après tout, « Medal of Honor : En première ligne » n’a pas besoin de ça pour être le numéro un donc si vous appréciez les FPS, ne passez surtout pas à côté. Rompez !
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Sans être radicalement mieux qu'Allied Assault sur PC ce Medal Of Honor signe une performance remarquable sur la console Sony. Sa réalisation presque sans faille, ses graphismes somptueux en font très probablement la nouvelle référence des FPS sur PS2.
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Peliplaneetta.net
Medal of Honor Frontline on opettavainen ja viihdyttävä peli, joka opettaa pelaajalleen toisen maailmansodan historiaa, sotatantereen brutaalista kauhua ja arkipäivän sankaruutta. Se on äänillään erinomaista tunnelmaa suoltava seikkailu, joka viihdyttää ketä tahansa pelaajaa muutaman illan. Uudelleenpelaamisarvoa sillä ei juurikaan ole, eikä Frontlinea läpäise ärsyyntymättä, mutta FPS-pelien listalla se sijoittuu ylempään kolmannekseen. PS2:sta ei ole suotu kovinkaan monella toimivalla 3D-räiskinnällä, mutta Frontlinea uskaltaa suositella ainakin genren ystäville.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Medal of Honor: Frontline är ändå inte en dålig utgåva, även om spelet har vissa fel, som man antingen vänjer sig vid eller bara blir irriterad på. Den här recensenten blev lite av båda delarna, men hängde ändå på och spelade igenom äventyret, och därmed kan det alltså spelas, om man kan bortse från de ovannämnda punkterna.
80
Gamesdog
Overall it's a cut above MOH and MOHU as you'd expect from the more powerful platform. Yes, the atmosphere is great, the game has a good GI feel to it. The video, briefings and plot make it authentic, realistic and great fun. The only criticism I might have, is that it can't really do open country, most paths you have to follow, rather than the more dynamic free ranging maps of the PCs Operation Flashpoint. All in all, a good realistic wholesome FPS. But the story doesn't end there. MOHRS (Medal of Honor Rising Sun) is the next installment for the MOH party, which should appear in Autumn 2003.
80
IGN
What's so amazing about the game is that despite its simplistic and seemingly rehashed level design (if you have played the previous two MOH games, you know what I mean), some chuggy levels with unappealing framerates and awkward, imprecise control, MOHF overcomes its weaknesses by delivering a unique and genuine gameplay experience unlike anything. Some of the levels are amazing, while others fall into step behind the last two iterations of the series.