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Medal of Honor (Windows)

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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.

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Medal of Honor Windows Uh!-oh!
Medal of Honor Windows Title Screen with the face of the game: Delta Force Dusty
Medal of Honor Windows The mountains in this game can be breathtaking
Medal of Honor Windows The Rangers getting ready to deploy and take the valley

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The Press Says

Game Revolution Oct 12, 2010 B+ 83
PC Games (Germany) Oct 12, 2010 78 out of 100 78
ComputerGames.ro Oct 18, 2010 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Oct 12, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
PCActu Oct 28, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 15, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Cheat Happens Oct 19, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2010 69 out of 100 69
IGN Oct 12, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
AusGamers Oct 22, 2010 5.9 out of 10 59

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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.
MichaelPalin (1195) added Medal of Honor (Windows) on Oct 31, 2010
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