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Medal of Honor reviews are go, Eurogamer gives 8/10

Tuesday, 12th October 2010 14:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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The global Medal of Honor review embargo has now lifted, following plenty of sites going live with scores this morning.

Everything so far’s listed below. Eurogamer’s given the shooter an 8/10, with CVG publishing Games Master’s 85 percent review yesterday.

Some reviews have only scored the single-player portion and not multiplayer, even though online servers went live for reviewers last week, according to Videogamer’s Martin Gaston.

As ever, if you have a score, stick it in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.

The game releases in the US today and on Friday in Europe. You can watch the launch trailer here.

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90 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    IncGamers has gone live now as well.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Predator2k9

    Video review of ‘Medal of Honor’

    >>> http://www.looki.de/medal_of_honor_singleplayer_videoreview_a4638_1.html

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    What’s the score on that video? Is there one?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Predator2k9

    Nope, there are no servers for multiplayer online yet, so they’ve decided to review the SP part and wait for the full multiplayer component… sounds like a score between 70 and 75. Btw. campaign only lasts around six hours. :-/

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    OK, thanks.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Magicpocket

    @4 – so about the same length as COD then ;)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Predator2k9

    this shouldn’t be the standard ;)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Yeah as i said before, Multiplayer is broken, don’t know about singleplayer yet.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Razor

    Pat, how come VG247 don’t review games?

    I’d happily do it for you :D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Predator2k9

    Some pro’s and cons of Looki’s video review

    Pro
    - campaign rich in variety
    - nice CG cutscenes
    - decent production
    - proper gunplay
    - mainly respectable graphics
    - awesome sound effects and score

    Contra
    - short singleplayer campaign (around 6 hours)
    - ending is disappointing
    - huge load of scripts, some bugs
    - very linear
    - almost no replayability
    - tactical moments doesn’t really exist
    - exaggerated patriotism isn’t bearable
    - AI with some problems

    #10 4 years ago
  11. M2Kx

    http://www.ingame.de/home/56235/medal-of-honor-review/

    same thing with the MP, no servers :/ SP Score – 8.2

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Isn’t it ‘rather silly’ to be reviewing a game such as this without taking the multiplayer component into account? What next, reviewing the demo because “the full game’s not out until next month”?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. M2Kx

    @12: They said they will review the MP separately as soon as the servers are online. But yeah you’re right I prefer complete reviews too.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Predator2k9

    @12:

    Yeah, right… give credit to all other reviews who haven’t even played the FULL multiplayer component… *facepalm*
    It’s more honest to provide thoughts of the campaign and WAIT before putting a critic of the multiplayer part online.

    All the other reviews refer to the closed and open beta sessions. That’s “rather silly” ;)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I wasn’t giving credit to *any* of the reviews – it’s obvious that none of this batch of reviews have played the final multiplayer component.

    It was the same with the Halo Reach reviews, if you remember. Only Edge held out to play the full thing (and they don’t usually bother doing that either). Something is a bit broken in review-o-land, and seems to be getting more broken by the year.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. M2Kx

    All they want is clicks, and this fast.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Predator2k9

    @M2Kx:

    And I guess you posted the link to Ingame.de only because you’re an unselfish Samaritan? :P

    #17 4 years ago
  18. M2Kx

    I was actually referring to this:

    “Only Edge held out to play the full thing (and they don’t usually bother doing that either). Something is a bit broken in review-o-land, and seems to be getting more broken by the year.”

    here’s one more, SP only again:

    http://www.gameswelt.de/articles/reviews/6746-Medal_of_Honor/result.html

    Consoles: 76% PC: 79%

    No other reviews yet, but I guess I’ve seen enough already :(

    #18 4 years ago
  19. polygem

    strange to review half a game – i´ll wait for full reviews – mp inclusive. it´s a joke to review a game whith a big focus on mp without even reviewing the mp…makes zero sense….time wasted…

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DSB

    77% from an Xbox Fanzine? Really?

    I thought those guys weren’t allowed to hand out anything below a 9. Or maybe they didn’t get EAs check in the mail.

    I would’ve thought it would be scoring higher than that, to be honest. The trailers looked amazing.

    So much for the CoD-killer I guess. Buy a few more FPS studios Ricitiello, quantity is always the answer.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Galathor

    German Gamepro: 75%

    http://www.gamepro.de/test/spiele/xbox360/ego-shooter/medal_of_honor_test/1967483/medal_of_honor_test_p4.html

    #21 4 years ago
  22. M2Kx

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-12-medal-of-honor-review

    it’s an 8

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Blerk

    What’s up with Eurogamer of late? Their review scores appear to be ‘in the same region’ as everyone else’s. :-D

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    RPS has gone up as well. Looks as though it’s free-for-all time.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. sennasnit

    @15
    What’s betting that EDGE review this straight away, thus proving their bias. If they are going to give Halo:Reach a full week to try everything, surely they should do that for every game?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Kuwabara

    id like an epic single player experience ffs. i guess ill have to wait for brothers in arms. Won’t be gettin this. I guess they havn’t stuck with the roots of the series, im pretty sure past MOH games were longer than 6 hrs!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Blerk

    @25, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it ‘bias’, but in general I wouldn’t argue with that opinion. It’ll be interesting to see what they do with Black Ops.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. reask

    Sounds like its crap.
    especially the RPS one .

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DSB

    @23 Chuckle chuckle :P

    What’s interesting is that people write things that differ so immensely.

    RPS is on about being a spectator, whereas Eurogamer lauds the intense combat experience. So which is it? Are you on the sideline or are you in the thick of it?

    I think there’s a lot of good stuff there, though. I was annoyed by the lack of a lean function in the MW2 singeplayer (I think leaning in multiplayer would take away from the action) but Danger Close seem to be on top of that.

    Kinda scary how much the menus look like MW2 though, judging from the RPS screenshot.

    @26 It’s only 6 hours? Jebus.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Harry

    BoomtownX 6/10 (SP Only)
    http://www.boomtownx.net/medal-of-honor-review

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Hunam

    @DSB

    All big budget shooters are 6 hours long these days.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DSB

    @31 Really? I guess I haven’t really kept count.

    If that’s the case, they need a serious online contingent. I haven’t seen the final Medal of Honor, but 3 static classes and a levelling system that appears picked out of Bad Company 2 seems a little scarce to me. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    Once Bad Company 2 had been fully unlocked I didn’t see any point in playing on – Just for a platinum star on my rifle? Fuck that shit.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. spiderLAW

    quite the underachiever aye?
    O well. Ill still get it. It looked fun and the Beta was decent

    #33 4 years ago
  34. eromar

    Games.cz 7/10 http://games.tiscali.cz/recenze/medal-of-honor-recenze-53916

    Hrej.cz 7/10 http://www.hrej.cz/recenze/medal-of-honor-3312/

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Surgeon

    The ‘Wot I Think’ from RPS is up now too :

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/12/wot-i-think-medal-of-honour/

    #35 4 years ago
  36. OlderGamer

    It wouldn’t matter if the game was handed a 9+/10. Not enough gamers will put down CoD, BFBC2, or Halo to make this game stick around.

    If someone wanted to make a play for the a piece of the Online Shooter crown, I would suggest dropping the MRSP by 20%, and advertise your putting out DLC for FREE.

    Otherwise why would most people want to invest in this game, when they are perfectly happy with the ones they already have that do the same thing.

    Over crowded and over priced, DLC heavy, marketplace already. Good luck MoH, you’ll need it.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    DSB is surprised that it has 6 hour campaign, where MW2 his favourite piece of… had only 4-5 at best. Every blockbuster FPS have campaign of 4-6 hours. Uncharted 2 with it’s 10 hours is just an exception.

    But to be serious, i’m not sure if MOH 6 hours. I think i can do it much faster. The AI in this game is such a waste. AI of your team and enemy AI are just bullshit. I finished like 3 missions and never died once. So easy.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. manamana

    Mr. Garratt where can I sign the petition for the “ignore”-button already? :-D

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Michael O’Connor

    Erth, I’m going to say this politely… Shut up, please.

    You’re criticising DSB’s posts when there’s there not even anything to criticise. You’re arguing with him just because it’s him saying it. It is seriously tiresome and it’s ruining perfectly decent threads.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Patrick Garratt

    Kotaku’s is there.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. DSB

    Feelin’ the love.

    I really dislike the new Kotaku review template, I liked the whole “pros” and “cons” thing they had going before. The new one is way too rigid.

    @37 Given that Medal of Honor hasn’t been defined as being either a multiplayer or a singleplayer game, and the fact that the lead studio only had to worry about creating the singleplayer, I’m surprised that they seem to be following the template of more dedicated multiplayer shooters, like Bad Company 2 or Modern Warfare 2.

    Hence the “It’s only 6 hours?” – That’s taken one AAA studio two years to do. Six hours of content.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. YoungZer0

    @8: Yes, we get it, you played a BETA and think that it was broken. I don’t agree. If it was it was probably fixed by now, if not, DICE will release some patches. So there is no problem.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. YoungZer0

    @41: Yeah, i agree, the new review template is just annoyingly stupid. But i don’t think they’ll change it.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. mathare92

    @41 Agreed – Liked Kotaku’s old system better. But then again, at least they’re doing things differently.

    For me, Gaston’s (Videogamer) review is definitely the most comprehensive of the bunch. Suggest people check that out.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. manamana

    IGN UK give’s a 6.

    A 6.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. eromar

    GiantBomb 3/5 http://www.giantbomb.com/medal-of-honor/61-29336/reviews/

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Loeve

    Gamer.no gave it a 6/10.

    http://gamer.no/artikler/72117/anmeldelse-medal-of-honor/

    #47 4 years ago
  48. dirigiblebill

    VGD! Single! Player! Review! Excellence! Scorelessness! I’m hungry!

    http://videogamesdaily.com/reviews/201010/medal-of-honor-review-part-1-the-campaign/

    #48 4 years ago
  49. mathare92

    Just to clarify people…

    That is NOT IGN UK’s score/review. It’s the US review (Arthur Gles is based in the US office).

    I don’t think the UK team is doing a review, which is quite a shame really since well, unlike their US counterparts, they actually write good reviews.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. manamana

    @44 mathare thx for the tip. Didnt knew Gaston and it was a really good read.
    @49 because IGN is so confusing with all their damn sites. IGN DE gave a7.5 btw. Yet the review is based on the PC version and campaign only… And written by a german.

    Sry, Edited this comment a 100 times…

    #50 4 years ago
  51. pamelapatty

    GamesVillage.it
    PC 8,5/10: http://tinyurl.com/26lefa5
    Console 8/10: http://tinyurl.com/32t5jb4

    #51 4 years ago
  52. dirigiblebill

    Martin’s is a good ‘un, indeed. He’s a rare reviewer, thorough without getting bogged down.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Erthazus

    Finished the campaign. 4+ hours.

    First Part of the campaign is the most interesting one.
    Next two days (two acts) is just bollocks and clusterfuckness.

    and i never died in all campaign (Played on the hardest difficulty). It’s fucking easy. AI don’t know how to shoot at all.

    I don’t know… Danger Close should make Army Of Two or something. Singleplayer is a bad joke. A standard FPS with few interesting moments.

    Need to check Multiplayer, but i’m affraid that nothing changed since Beta… Oh man…

    I hope Black Ops will do it right.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. DSB

    Yeah, that was a good tip mathare. That review was about 2 pages longer than anything I’d normally read through, but it was really good.

    @53 OMG OMG OMG fanboy harder, Kotick-lover.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Erthazus

    “OMG OMG OMG fanboy harder, Kotick-lover.”

    Wat?

    #55 4 years ago
  56. DSB

    @55 “I hope Black Ops will do it right”

    OMG OMG OMG OMG, proofquote. Pure fanboyism! I always right on shooters, never wrong. Only right. Pure fanboyism!

    (Pssst. I’m doing an impression – Guess who I am!)

    #56 4 years ago
  57. spiderLAW

    @56
    Snoop Dog?

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    “OMG OMG OMG OMG, proofquote. Pure fanboyism! I always right on shooters, never wrong. Only right. Pure fanboyism!

    (Pssst. I’m doing an impression – Guess who I am!)”

    You are fucking retarded. Seriously. You don’t even know what is fanboyism.
    I always give chances to any game even if from a trailers it looks like shit.
    For now, Black Ops looks nothing special, but i always hope that i’m wrong and that game will rock my socks. Who knows.

    for now, after playing MoH it’s nothing special.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. DSB

    @57 Nope! I only seem like I’ve suffered braindamage from lifelong substance abuse.

    And it’s Snoop DogG. D-O-double-G. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    @58 LOL – Hurry up and answer, you can still beat spiderLAW. He’s closing in!

    We’re playing for uuuhhhh…….. This cartridge of four AAA Duracell batteries, two of which are missing, act now!

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Harry

    Pat it’s BoomtownX, not Boomtown, but thanks for posting the link. :)

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Patrick Garratt

    Ah yes, of course it is. I’ll change it.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Harry

    Taverymuchyeragent :)

    #62 4 years ago
  63. lexph3re

    Did anyone stop to think that if these are single player reviews that once the complete review drops it’ll be a higher score then current? Atleast a potential 2-4 points high.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. DSB

    @63 Some reviews, including some of the really low ones, also reviewed the multiplayer, like the Gaston Videogamer review linked above.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Blerk

    7/10 from Edge. Guess that answers the ‘will they delay it to play the online modes’ question. :-D

    #65 4 years ago
  66. TraceableX

    Stupid game. Lol 4-5 hours to beat it…very nice.

    Guys, wait for Vanquish, it’s awesome shooter and have some originality.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. spiderLAW

    @59
    Oops…Could swear i typed GG
    Its the Snoop D O Double G

    ummm….David Beckham?

    #67 4 years ago
  68. DSB

    @65 That’s probably one of the worst reviews I’ve seen from Edge, and that’s saying a lot.

    25% political statement, 50% games review, 25% pseudo-intellectual psychobabble. Barf.

    @67 Nope! David Beckham gets laid. This guy doesn’t. He’s angry, but he isn’t angry in the sexy way, he’s more like one of those angry little dogs that just goes “Arp arp arp!” and bites your ankles. Man, I hate those.

    Keep trying! Your prize will be sent by a small, but seemingly up-and-coming Siberian packaging firm, at no risk to those responsible for this contest.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. dirigiblebill

    There seems to be some confusion over the server thing. We were told they wouldn’t be going live till launch when we buzzed EA about it last week, but they seem to be live now.

    Can I has list inclusion? :)

    http://videogamesdaily.com/reviews/201010/medal-of-honor-review-part-1-the-campaign/

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Patrick Garratt

    There you go, DB.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. psybass

    i guess this game gonna suck a bit

    #71 4 years ago
  72. dirigiblebill

    Much obliged, Pat. :)

    #72 4 years ago
  73. YoungZer0

    So you rushed through the game, and missed every interesting thing on your way. This is not Modern Warfare 2. You should take your time to get into full immersion.

    I wonder how Hyperactive children like you could even get passed the first hour of Bioshock.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. dirigiblebill

    Eh, that directed at me?

    #74 4 years ago
  75. spiderLAW

    @68 ummmm…..
    oh i know i know,,,
    its got to be either Bobby Kotick or Erthazus

    #75 4 years ago
  76. spiderLAW

    @73
    whats with the personal attack on somebody over a simple review? relax man

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Denimo

    Can u please include our review?
    XGN.nl – 8/10
    http://www.xgn.nl/ps3/review/23620/medal-of-honor/

    #77 4 years ago
  78. G1GAHURTZ

    dm, dm, dm…

    Another one bites the dust!

    #78 4 years ago
  79. dragct

    Gamer365.hu – 8/10
    http://www.gamer365.hu/show-article.php?id=606&article

    #79 4 years ago
  80. AHA-Lambda

    watching the ign and gt reviews it seems pretty crap

    altho: GT gave it 8.1 when all they did was bash it WTF!!! THIS is why i dont trust reviewers half the time!! >: (

    also altho another topic entirely i guess you could argue that some of these complaints could be given to CoD aswell but on the whole your average CoD game sounds better than this so whatever

    #80 4 years ago
  81. jeremycafe

    My god, the screen shakes like that every time you get shot or shoot your gun? I am going to get a headache very quickly.

    #81 4 years ago
  82. YoungZer0

    @74: No.

    @76: It was directed towards Erthazus. So there i no problem.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. Erthazus

    @youngZero “So you rushed through the game, and missed every interesting thing on your way.”

    You obviously know how i played. If you do than give here a prove video of that in the next 24 hours or fuck off with your thoughts somewhere else.

    “I wonder how Hyperactive children like you could even get passed the first hour of Bioshock.”

    Woop di Doop, shit hit the fan and you are wrong again. I enjoyed Bioshock 1 a lot, especially it’s setting, atmosphere and story.

    and i’m a big fan of Metal Gear Solid or especially STALKER (Stalker is a good example), but you don’t know what it is, so… don’t even fuck with me when you will talk something about immersion, setting and story.

    #83 4 years ago
  84. spiderLAW

    @82 LOL o i see.

    Still, try not to be mean to the poor kid. I just think he has problems with conveying what he actually means in English. Obviously he has problems with english (i think he learned english on his own)

    Erthazus. You too dude. Relax man, it might do you some good lol.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Erthazus

    @84 Hey, can you shut up please? When i was rude to you?
    And i don’t have problems conveying what i say in english. Get out of here kid to the threads where you argue about “which platform” have more exclusives. Fool.

    #85 4 years ago
  86. spiderLAW

    Erth…
    Read this carefully okay, dont rush through this or you’ll miss it. Ready?
    I was sticking up for you. I was helping you out. you are rude to everyone with your vulgar language and bad grammar which both clearly show that you have problems conveying your feelings or what exactly it is you are trying to say. I never take them as offensive or rude personaly because i know that it is hard for you to carry out a conversation in english without using profanity between every word. When i said relax I meant for you not to comment back in any agressive manner on comments that are clearly meant for attacking you to get a rise out of you. Again, relax, take a deep breath, stay away from the energy drinks for a day and enjoy the articles that are posted here.
    As for you trying to attack me personally with the “Get out of here kid to the threads where you argue about “which platform” have more exclusives. Fool.” comment, ill just ignore that one because i know damn well i dont ever choose sides on platforms unlike you Mr. PC is teh best EVAR!!! I’ll gladly enjoy all my consoles from th 80s till now while you waste time arguing with your ‘friends’ over who has the better motherboard.

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Predator2k9

    Over ten minutes of gameplay footage (PC), enjoy!
    >>> http://www.looki.de/ten_minutes_of_medal_of_honor_n84161.html

    #87 4 years ago
  88. manamana

    Hey Predator! You a spambot? Those ten minutes you post in each MoH thread, is already topped by HD playthroughs on youtube…

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Erthazus

    @spiderLAW, i’m not angry to anyone and i’m not starting these holywars. If someone saying that i’m shit than i’m doing the same.
    I have opinion. Everybody has.
    And yes my grammar and english are bad, but it’s not because of i’m stupid or MAD or kid or something, it’s because it’s not my native language at all. Where i live no one speaks english. I learn it everyday. I’m trying, but you don’t need to tell me about english and insult me. It’s obvious that i’m bad at it. You don’t even need to mention about it. I get it, i know it. Thanks.

    PC is not teh best evar, if it was TEH best EVAR i could enjoy platform exclusives like it was before. Everyone understand that PC as a platform is weak right now, although mouse, great graphics, great MMO’s, cheaper games, better servicesm true HD are always with me. When i say in certain threads that “PC FTW!” than it is indeed better suitable for PC experience in my opinion/Experience or whatever. It’s not a “BDH fanboyism” here.

    “arguing with your ‘friends’ over who has the better motherboard.”

    i never argue about that. No one from my friends give a damn about PC hardware at all :D except one guy that asks me about “Future upgrades”.

    I thought you are a good guy like OG and some other folks, but in the last few days you are trying to say that i’m a kid or whatever. Your choice and i ignored that for a while, now i don’t care.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. YoungZer0

    @83: Lol, I’m a huge MGS Fan, hell i even got an autograph from Hideo and Shinkawa and I’m also a huge Stalker fan. So i don’t understand how you can miss the immersion. The atmosphere of the game is fantastic.

    However. You were right about the 4+ hours. I played it for 2 hours when i wrote my comment. There was no end in sight, so i figured that others would’ve had rushed through it. Needless to say that i didn’t see the end coming. There was no real story to tell at all. Some minor subplot with a general who fucks up shit.

    I could never figure out who’s is who in the game. Most of the Army soldiers have a brickface, with no personality at all.

    The only one who stood out was … that one guy with his FDNY Cap. But i don’t remember his name. Something with D?

    Anyway, while the experience was fantastic, it was too short. And this is it’s biggest problem. There there no camaraderie moments in the game. Something that would help us getting to know these guys. They should have made some cutscenes, tell the whole thing from your characters perspective. A real narrative. Like Brothers in Arms. That’s what i was expecting. But that never happened. I don’t know jackshit about my team. The only thing i know about anyone is rabbit. He likes music from Hindu Kush. And that he got 5 kids, which is why they call him rabbit. But that was mentioned by the developers and nowhere else. And this is why SPOILER his death wasn’t tragic at all /SPOILER.

    What i really like is that the talk in complete military style. With this, they show exactly who it is they want to approach: Soldiers.

    Also: After playing through the story, the name “OpFor” makes more sense.

    #90 4 years ago

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