Brings nothing new to the table but manages to be fun nonetheless.
Gameplay is taut and exciting with plenty of memorable moments, excellent sound
Graphics could have been better, too many restrictions on your movements take away from some of the realism, short campaign
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(This review takes into account only the single player and not the multiplayer aspect of the game)
The First Person Shooter genre or 'FPS', as it is popularly called by gamers, has unfortunately reached a point where every new game reminds you of one that has come before. You have your war based games such as the excellent Call of Duty series, the sci-fi shooters such as Crysis or the Halo series, creepy shooters like the F.E.A.R. and Doom series and others that are somewhat in-between like the Half-Life series. Medal of Honor belongs to the first kind of first person shooters and although it reminds a lot of other games of its kind, and does not bring anything new to the table, it is a pretty solid game as you will soon find out.
The latest Medal of Honor game is curiously named just Medal of Honor this time around, unlike its predecessors in the series, which had some sort of fancy suffix to the title. It has been developed by Danger Close and published by Electronic Arts. The game takes place in Afghanistan during the war after the attack on the World Trade Center. It follows the story of a bunch of supersoldiers whose job is to kill members of the Taliban or anyone who dares to oppose them. In the game you play as multiple characters just like in Call of Duty or Battlefield: Bad Company.
When you start playing the game you get a sense of deja vu. Like mentioned before, the gameplay here isn't terribly new, so there is this constant feeling that you have done this before, only then you weren't called 'Rabbit' by your teammates, who have similarly amusing nicknames such as 'Mother', 'Voodoo' and 'Preacher'. You go around and shoot anything that moves as long as they aren't on your side. You always have your team members by your side who bark orders at you and actually make themselves useful in a battle by killing enemies and not just blocking your way and taking up space as in some other games. You can even ask them for ammo when you are out and they are more than willing to help.