Medal of Honor Review

The first Medal of Honor game to enter the field of modern combat, but do Danger Close have what it takes? The crazy thing about the game is that it utilizes 2 yes 2 different game engines. Frostbite and Unreal. The single player uses the Unreal engine as the Multiplayer uses Frostbite, even the gun models are completely different between multiplayer and single player, Dice’s AK is a complete different model from Danger Close’ AK they didn’t even use the same texture, well aside from these factors lets look at single player.

Single Player

The game begins during the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. During the opening days of the invasion of Afghanistan, a squad of United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) operators, call sign Neptune, composed of operators Mother, Voodoo, Preacher and Rabbit are sent to meet with an Afghan informant named Tariq, who has intelligence that the CIA is interested in retrieving. Despite assurances by forces loyal to Tariq that the village is clear, it is actually a set-up, as the squad is attacked by Chechen gunmen.

The story in the Single Player is a little dry, but offers some exciting gun fights and some nice cutscenes and offers some fun vehicular combat. its an average run of the mill FPS, its not the game of the year, the Single Player is definetley not going to make this game stand of out the crowd.

Single Player

Graphics: 8/10

Gameplay: 7/10

Story: 7/10


Now Dice takes command using their Frostbite engine. The first thing I am going to ask is; are you a fan of Battlefield Bad company 2? If so you’ll probably love Medal of Honor’s Multiplayer if has the game modes you want from Team Deathmatch to Rush (called Combat Mission) you either play as the Taliban or the DEVGRU group, each side has 3 classes, Assault, Spec Ops and Sniper and each class has a ranking system. For example when you use the M16A4 you start with iron sights but at level 3 you unlock a Red dot sight. The various maps offer an exhilarating combat experience, from riverbeds, to dilapidated cities and Snowy Mountains. Overall the multiplayer combat offers a great experience fun to FPS fans.


Graphics: 8/10

Gameplay: 8/10

Overall if you a Hardcore fan of FPS games its definitely worth looking into, but it’s not a game of the year of MASSIVE seller, its not going to sellout everywhere, but it’s a gaming experience that I recommend

Overall 8/10

  • Baztian

    It’s too bad they didn’t use the same engine and models. I’m an authenticity fanatic and DICE really botched the weapons.

  • Johnny

    @Baztian I agree mate, its strange having 2 game engines. Nice review btw