Medal of Honor Reviews (PlayStation)
|A slick, well produced FPS, that raises the entertainment bar.||RussS (819)|
|A great WWII shooter.||buckarooskij (3)|
|Pretty good||Ben Fahy (94)||unrated|
Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the voice or video acting.||3.8|
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||3.6|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||4.0|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||3.7|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||4.2|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.1|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||4.0|
|Overall User Score (50 votes)||3.9|
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PSM (Dec, 1999)
The story goes that is was after Steven Spielberg finished shooting the epic Saving Private Ryan that the idea came to him to create Medal of Honor. The resulting game is one of the best of the year, the perfect blend of Hollywood and videogames which so many other games have failed at in the past. Everything from the music and sound effects to the control and graphics come together to create an atmosphere that really grips you in this historically accurate first-person shooter.
The Video Game Critic (Nov 23, 2000)
Surprisingly, there's no blood in this game - enemies simply disappear after they die. An intuitive control scheme allows you to strafe, jump, crawl, aim, and even peek around corners. The action is exciting and addicting, and not particularly difficult either, thanks to a wealth of health packs, ammo, and places to hide. If that's not enough for you, there's even a two-player mode. This is a quality war game that strikes a good balance between realism and fun.
Game Vortex (Dec 13, 2002)
Well, as Jimmy Patterson, you will come across a number of handy weapons to assist you in your missions. You'll start off with a basic rifle and pick up shells and grenades as you kill off enemies. So if you are running low on ammo, you have to kill to get more, which makes much more sense than just finding it lying around on the ground everywhere. Now, you will come across cases of ammo and boxes of grenades, etc scattered about, but they aren't abundant. I prefer the thrill of the hunt, myself. Some missions you start with only your 'official' papers and the smile on your face, and you have to 'neutralize' officers to upgrade your papers. Groovy. You can strafe left and right, but most importantly, you can aim with your scope. Stealth and cleverly thought-out moves are integral to success in this game. If you are still reading this review, shame on you. Hurry up and go BUY THIS GAME! It is well worth the cost.
Absolute Playstation (Nov, 1999)
There are tons of secrets to open up, lots of game options and intense challenging gameplay. I am one of those people that believes that NOT everything Mr. Spielberg touches turns to gold, but I certainly wouldn't choose this game as an example to support that argument. Metal of Honor is definitely a top-notch game…get it!
Gamezilla (Dec 01, 1999)
This game is far and away the best First Person Shooter on the PSX and it is my favorite game to come along in quite some time. While the enemy AI is cool and there are lots of neat extras, this game is not a technology wonder by any stretch of the imagination but it really did not matter to me. The concept and story of the game kept me glued to my PSX and I just could not get enough. All I can say is that I hope EA and Sega make up so they can create a version of this game that looks better (plus fix the pin-point aiming) and it could be one of the best games ever. As it stands, it is still one of the best PSX games I have played in a long time.
IGN (Nov 18, 1999)
As a new member of the Office of Strategic Services, your character Jimmy Patterson has been summoned to perform several services. With the trappings of World War II soaking every pixel and polygon of this game, you will find that your world is the most genuine reproduction of World War II in any videogame on consoles today. Your missions range from simple shoot-and-meet-your-target sessions, to subterfuge, to stealth and disguise missions, to planting bombs, to sneaking through and jamming the engine of a German submarine. Each mission becomes increasingly difficult as you progress through more than 20 of them, and each is firmly entrenched in a solid storyline that's delivered before and after each mission with a superb interface.
Gaming Age (Sep 13, 2004)
Medal of Honor is hands down the best first person shooter produced for the PlayStation yet, and it will take quite a lot for anyone to top this effort. One thing that everyone I have talked to has brought up is the fact that this would ultimately make an awesome PC game, as well. There are no plans for a PC port at this time, and even if there is never one, we can surely look forward to a sequel of sorts on either the PlayStation or maybe the PS2.
Game Revolution (Nov, 1999)
Medal of Honor is the closest Playstation will get to Goldeneye, both in terms of system performance as well as the standard set by Mr. Bond's breakthrough gameplay. This game was a complete surprise, a great game released with little to no hype. Though it doesn't change any paradigms, it is most importantly fun. I guess in the end, it's a case of the right game on what is gradually becoming the wrong system. As much as I love her, the Playstation is showing her limits.
Retro Game Reviews (Aug 14, 2016)
Medal of Honor is a premier first-person shooter that's aged well due to its great controls, superb level design and awesome mission structures. It's deeply atmospheric and movie-like throughout, and does a fantastic job of putting you in the shoes of an isolated soldier during World War II.
VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (Aug 28, 2006)
Por su ambientación, su banda sonora, su durabilidad y su diversión estamos ante uno de los referentes del género de los shooters en primera persona para PSOne junto a su secuela Underground y -en otro estilo- Quake II. Sólo es criticable en parte, su apartado gráfico que pese a ser bastante bueno, nos muestra escenarios en ocasiones demasiado oscuros que evidencian ciertas limitaciones del hardware de la consola de Sony. Aún así esto es un fallo menor que no consigue empañar el conjunto, y no podemos sino alabar éste título de Dreamworks y EA que es sin duda un imprescindible para esta consola.
Console Obsession (Jun 28, 2006)
Medal of Honor is as playable in the present day as it was back in 1999, and is quite simply a game that deserves its place in the FPS hall of fame. We have no qualms about calling it one of the greatest shooters that we have ever had the pleasure to play. It’s a true classic that should be decorated in shiny medals and is deserving of a place in any shooter fans collection.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Oct 07, 2005)
This is a quality product on nearly every level and is simply a must buy for any Playstation owner. Not only is this game the best of the best as far as first-person shooters go, it's also one of the best games in any genre on the system. It's a testament to the power of video games as a medium.
Video Games (Jan, 2000)
Endlich mal ein Shooter, der auch mich grenzenlos begeistert! In Medal of Honor ist keine stupide Augen-zu-und-durch-Vorgehensweise gefordert, sondern langsames und bedachtes Vorgehen. Wer allzu schnell aus seiner Deckung heraussprintet, der wird der schnell im gegnerischen Kugelhagel untergehen. An der Thematik finde ich hierbei nichts Anstößiges. Es ist eher so, dass die ganze Sache durch diese realistische Präsentation noch viel beklemmender wirkt und ein noch intensiveres Spielgefühl bietet. Bin ich deswegen ein Amokläufer? Ja klar, aber das bin ich schon seit Jahren – Medal of Honor trägt hierfür keine Verantwortung. Action-Fans, die sich mit diesem brisanten Thema abfinden können, müssen einfach zugreifen – viel besser geht’s auf der PlayStation nicht mehr. Dass dieses Game aber nichts für jüngere Spieler ist, ist auch uns klar – deshalb ein eindeutiges „ab 18“ Rating. Liebe Eltern - aufpassen!
Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 07, 2000)
Au final, Medal of Honor est sûrement ce qui manquait à la PSX, un quake-like "intelligent". Loin des Quake et autres jeux de shoot pur, ce jeu propose une ambiance fulgurante avec des moments très rapides et d'autres très réflexes.
Game Critics (Dec 24, 1999)
Like I said, earlier, had MoH been released at around the same time as GoldenEye, you'd be hearing me singing a much higher tune and dubbing it the 'GoldenEye Killer'. But like many of today's PlayStation games, despite possessing some truly extraordinary qualities, they seem a little late coming out of the gate. Stylistically and conceptually, MoH is a smoking contender that's bogged down by the technological limitations of the PlayStation. Still this game is game with good production values with nothing to be ashamed off. There's plenty for developers and Spielberg to be proud of.
GameSpot (Nov 08, 1999)
Medal of Honor has its share of flaws, but it has a ton going for it, too. Its numerous little touches (did I mention that you can play as Winston Churchill, Rosie the Riveter, or Werner Von Braun in multiplayer?) add up to compensate for its problems. It's an excellent game and the closest thing you're going to get to GoldenEye 007 on the PlayStation.
Medal of Honor is an excellent game. The gameplay isn't exactly inspiring, but playing it can be a rush. The attention to detail is exquisite. There isn't a very high level of difficulty, however, and the similar surroundings and gameplay can make it seem repetitive after not too long. Still, this is definitely one to check out.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Dec 07, 2002)
In my opinion, this is the PlayStation's answer to GoldenEye. And although I am probably gonna get flooded with hate mail for saying this, but I really do think that you will enjoy this game more than the Bond game on the N64. Hey, Bond still has a better Multi-Player mode than Medal of Honor by far
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (Apr 27, 2006)
The first few levels are slow and somewhat dull - the rest is sheer savage joy!
Cincinnati Enquirer (2000)
Medal of Honor’s blending of action, adventure and shooting is as smooth as you’ll find on the PlayStation. Add the World War II setting, and Medal of Honor emerges as the hero sent to save the console’s first-person genre.
Just Games Retro (Dec 04, 2011)
Overall, Medal of Honor’s biggest failing is that it was three years too late. It’s just enough like GoldenEye to satisfy, but still noticeably inferior. It proved the concept of a PlayStation FPS though, and better attempts would come along in the coming years. From a modern perspective, well, I’m pretty lenient in terms of how games have aged, and even I was struggling to get through this one, so modern gamers will likely find it totally unplayable. It’s certainly above average, especially for the PSX, but you hardly needed hindsight to spot vastly better experiences on other contemporary platforms.
Super Play (Sweden) (Mar, 2000)
Jämfört med de allra bästa titlarna i genren räcker dock Medal of Honor inte riktigt ända fram. Till viss del beror det på att spelkontrollen är lite för ryckig, men främst har det att göra med Dreamworks Interactives dåliga självförtroende. Efter att så gott som uteslutande ha producerat skräp är det i och för sig inte så konstigt att det väljer att satsa på säkra kort, men jag tror att resultatet hade blivit ännu bättre om de inte så slaviskt hade följt pionjärernas mallar. De kan ju faktiskt om de bara vill.
Power Unlimited (Feb, 2000)
Medal of Honor geeft je een vaag idee van hoe koel het spel had kunnen worden als het geproduceerd was door een bedrijf als Hammerhead (Quake 2). Helaas is het van Dreamworks en die hebben er een potje van gemaakt.
Player One (Dec, 1999)
C'est quoi, ce jeu ? Une aventure pseudo-réaliste narrant les luttes entre alliés et nazis ? Eu égard à la facilité avec laquelle les soldats ricains slaloment entre les tirs ennemis, rien n'est moins sûr. Un doom-like de la mort uniquement jouable à deux ? Encore moins, vue la lenteur syphilitique des joutes. Ce pourrait être un mix bancal de tout cela si la réalisation catastrophique ne venait (par)achever ce tableau déjà peu glorieux.