Medal of Honor: Heroes 2

Moby ID: 31998
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In the sequel to the PSP-exclusive Medal of Honor: Heroes, players take the role of OSS Operative John Berg during the Normandy campaign of June 1944 in eight missions. He needs to get behind enemy lines and prevent Hitler from deploying the V2 rocket, with the help of US troopers. The story is told through briefings with still voices and narrated voice-overs.

Next to the classic first-person shooting gameplay true to the series, the Wii version offers a new, more accessible mode with on-rails shooting - the computer handles the movement while players only need to aim and shoot. In the regular mode, players move around with the analog stick, look around with the Wii remote, lean with the Nunchuk and fire with the B-button, a departure from the control system introduced in Medal of Honor: Vanguard. The game also offers a lock-on system with the Z-button. Alternately, players can use the Wii Zapper to aim and shoot.

The regular combat remains, but much more events have been added with a few mini-games thrown in. For instance, players need to twist the Wii remote to tune a radio for mid-game incoming information and the sound comes through the remote's speaker. Other quirks require the player to raise the Nunchuk to pump the shotgun. Players need to plant charges (twist the Wii remote like a timer), pick up documents and man various stationary guns. This version also marks the return of the sniper rifle and adds bazookas and mortars.

Up to 32 players can simultaneously join a single match, with game modes such as Death Match, Team Death Match and Infiltration. Multiplayer maps are adaptations of the single-player levels.

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  • メダル オブ オナー ヒーローズ2 - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 71% (based on 46 ratings)

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Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 17 ratings with 1 reviews)

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The Good
Graphics show a whole improved makeover from the previous game. This also goes for the menu screens, that monochrome scheme giving that dark and brooding atmosphere of war. The cutscenes have a serious narrator and several recon photos, a decent change from the traditional Colonel Hargrove. Afterwards the mission briefing gets straight to the point with no lazy writing included.

In the gameplay itself the crosshair is adjustable to make for multiple angles to shoot and lob your grenades, just the way you want it. This applies to firing from your sights. The live grenade indicator serves for a helpful warning to prevent otherwise unexpected deaths. There are a fair number of checkpoints to ease the missions. Objectives have variety in them and are not limited to fetch and destroy quests. Rewards for your efforts are extra content, something every MOH game should have. Lastly the arcade mode is a relaxing break from the campaign mode to sharpen your target practice. Plus the multiplayer modes, it all makes for long lasting entertainment.

The Bad
The gameplay isn't without merit, but it has its little problems. For one the HUD text takes up too much screen space so it's hard to get a clear vision of your surroundings. Sniping is also hard because it's hard to keep the scope in one place and fire accurately before an enemy lands a shot on you first.

Michael Giacchino's soundtrack was not reused to the best it could have. This game deserved brand new exclusive music tracks to go with the samey ambient sounds during the mission just to keep the mood up.

The Bottom Line
This game really isn't anything like its botched up prequel, it seems that a lot of thought and planning went into it. Most players can overlook any historical accuracy in favour of the game telling its own action story. A few compatible peripherals help suit this game for a wider audience in the Theater of MOH. Not the most brilliant among the series, but truly a collector's item with several ways to play it solo or multiplayer.

Wii · by Kayburt (29525) · 2021

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German version

In the German localization, the words "Führer", "Nazis", "Hitler" and "töten" (the literal translation of "kill") are not used.

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Game added January 7, 2008. Last modified October 10, 2023.