Metacritic (PS): 55/100
Metacritic (Xbox): 53/100
Release: Oct 2012
Reviewed on: PC
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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Medal of Honor: Warfighter is published by Electronic Arts and offers similar gameplay to the Call of Duty series. The game was released in late 2012 and marks the 14th game to be released in the Medal of Honor franchise.
The story continues from the 2010 release game (Medal of Honor) with players returning home to a torn family and the increased use of the deadly explosive known as PETN around the world. While the story continues from the previous game it serves merely as a backdrop to the action so gamers don’t need to worry about having played the previous game (let alone all 13 previous games!)
In the single player game mode players follow the journey of two characters (Preacher and Mother) with the game following their attempts to keep the world safe while also revealing some of the family life behind the men. In Medal of Honor, you will get to explore a number of locations across the world which makes for some good campaign diversity including Pakistan, Philippines and Somalia.
Multiplayer in Medal of Honor offers a mixture of gameplay between Battlefield and Call of Duty and is where players will spend most of their time with the game. Multiplayer also has some unique aspects with players taking part in a world war which requires them to choose from one of ten nations to pledge their allegiance.
Weapon customisation is huge in Medal of Honor: Warfighter in the multiplayer environment, allowing players to pick and choose gun aspects that they like to create their ultimate gear load out.
If you love the current or modern war shooters then Medal of Honor offers that sort of gameplay in spades through both the single player and multiplayer game modes. The game is definitely good but just not good enough to compete with some of its competitors on the same level. However, if you need something new the game will definitely keep you busy.
- Interesting storyline that combines action with glimpses of family life.
- Cut scenes that make you think about the impact of war.
- Balanced class systems for multiplayer.
- Fight on behalf of several nations.
- Good use of vehicles in gameplay.