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Medal of Honor 2010: Bad Review Put You Off?

Last week I decided that I would buy Medal of Honor upon its release date to keep me busy until the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops, however I must admit that slightly unimpressive reviews have now put me off, so I may just wait for Black Ops.

Recently at the Eurogamer Expo 2010 I managed to get some hands-on time with Medal of Honor, I must say the two multiplayer matches I played in were great fun, however seeing as how IGN UK has scored the game 6/10 there must be some problems.

According to IGN UK the campaign is too short, this isn’t a problem for me as I am more interested in multiplayer gaming, however IGN UK also say that “multiplayer will probably wear out its welcome faster than other big shooters this year”, this is what really worries me.

IGN suggest that the maps grow old quickly, this could be its downfall as people will not want to play online for too long if the maps really are this bad, perhaps DLC could improve things, however it is not promising to hear that a reviewer has noticed this in a relatively short amount of time.

Love or hate Modern Warfare 2 you have to admit that all of the multiplayer maps offer different styles of gameplay and don’t really seem similar to one and another, obviously map packs have helped to keep the game fresh once the 15 initial offerings got boring, so I really hope Danger Close have some map packs up their sleeve.

Has IGN UK’s review put you off Medal of Honor? I must admit I am not as certain about buying it as I once was..

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Jo
Jo

Multiplayer is one of my favorites ON PC. If you want to buy it on consoles though, forget it. On consoles its practically unplayable, thats why it got bad scores. Idiots at the reviewing companies played it on Xbox and though it was the same all over.

Robin
Robin

I've only played for a few hours of the single player mode so far, but here's what I think of the game so far: 1) Game play is rushed. You don't get enough time to explore each level, so that there is a distinct lack of detail in each level because of this. 2) It not like COD. For better or for worse, it's its own game and shouldn't really be compared to COD 3) The game does give a realistic representation of what war is like, but its too real and isn't really that fun 4) The computer controlled… Read more »

jeme
jeme

Well. Just finished campain. Haven't had so much fun in a long time. Graphics and gameplay in campain is absolutely fantastic, story is very good and for a diference – have a sense. One of the best in shooters. Comparing to others, I personaly think it is probably better than MW2. It is different, but on the similar level. You can argue which is better. BC2? BC2 is a crap, and is way, way worse than MoH. There is only one bad thing. It is to sort! I want MORE! Multi – it is fun. I'm old Battlefield player, had… Read more »

Paul
Paul

I picked this MOH a week ago and am impressed. It is actually realistic, unlike COD 1,2,3…etc. There were a few posts on the re spawn…and that is annoying having an opposite player appear right in front of you, or you re spawn in the same place 4-5 time while a sniper picks you off. Oh, not sure why this may be happening, but there are times i am shoot and my hatchet or knife will come out and I die from the other player. Is this normal? Pisses me OFF to no end! Campaign was a pit short, but… Read more »

guest
guest

so many people harping on about 'realism', get of your backside(s) and sign up, doesn't get any more real than that

Jesus
Jesus

I bought black ops, saw how the game ran like crap and stuttered really bad inside the first 2 minutes of playing plus the graphics are from about 2003. Then I heard people saying if you're looking for that same thrill ride MW1 and MW2 brought then go with MoH. So I decided to download it illegally just to try it since you can no longer trust all these compromised reviews,(that goes for any game) turns out MoH is the best game of the year right up there with Mafia II thanks to the great realism and smooth gameplay they… Read more »

Jordan Dyckes
Jordan Dyckes

MoH is the most glitchy campain, I've ever played in a FPS; I've had to go back to the checkpoints numerous times where it's glitched and won't progress. The online is awful, constant spawn killing with Mortars and Snipers, theres not been a single match in which I haven't been spawn killed. Occasional bullet lag, and random "You are leaving the battlefield" then it kills you, even thought your still in the battlefield, it happened when I was setting charges in Objective Raid; a pile of **** this game is… It's pretty much the same as the beta I played,… Read more »

FAHIM
FAHIM

MY NAME IS FAHIM ,i am trying to playing the game of MEDAL OF HONOR 2010 , THE MP MODE RUNS BUT THE SINGLE PLAYER MODE DOES NOT RUNS AND IT SHOWS THE MESSEGE " THE MEDAL OF HONOR STOP WORKING
PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE , WHAT I SHOULD DO NOW
PLEASE
I REQUEST YOU

Buzzed974
Buzzed974

I have to agree this game does suck. I played the campaign for about 2 hours and beat the game then decided to try the multi player thinking it has to be a great online experience. Sorry no! It was lagging so bad that everyone was skipping a round. So I decided to try it again. Nope no good then either. But the bad part about the game is they start of the online experience totally wrong. They want you to spend 800 MS points just to upgrade your online experience if you did not pre buy it. What?? The… Read more »

lilly
lilly

i bought medal of honer on the release date played it 2 hours fri, 3 hours sat, 2 hours sun and finished the game in single player campaign on medium,i thought the game played great however im very unhappy about the time it took to finish the game 7 hours come on????

richo_6
richo_6

im getting it off ebay and by my opinions either u love it or hate it, so why r u gus fighting bout it

maxxis
maxxis

game sucks bad being i have done some of this in real life ya game sucks not worth the time or the kids who made it really this is the best they can do wow very sad waste of money dont buy it not to sure about black ops now.

Bigrich9
Bigrich9

As a former special forces member my self i must say this game is a authentican get with the real life situations and sounds. right down to the call signs and the radio c as you traffic! and for most of you that have not had a bullet go wizzing by your head or even near you at all the soun it makes is dead on in this game. along with the real sounds of a true fire fight going on in the distant.oh and i just loved the fact that this game had the balls to use the excact… Read more »

MOH Hater
MOH Hater

It could be a lot better, i dont like the campaign or the muliplayer, there are way to many snipers and combat mission is really bad, it forces you to run straight in with snipers and you cant flank because they already know you are there. There is not a lot of cover and u cant go prone to shield your self against snipers which sucks tbh.
Very Bad game,

HufandPuf
HufandPuf

MOH is a game that recognized the soldier. I played and beat the singleplayer. At first i was disappointed in the beginning half of the game, but as the story went through the paces it became a dramatic and intense view at what the soldiers overseas could be going through today. MOH may not be the best shooter out there today, but it sends a message that no other FPS or modern shooter has before, it made me feel for the soldiers and the men and women that are fighting for this country against an enemy that threatens our nation.… Read more »

Kyle
Kyle

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. It had so much potential, but the campaign is totally lame and boring. The multiplayer gets old real quick. It's the same o'le matches I've seen in BBC2, which I loved. Come on Dice, get creative please. It's uneven. My grenade launcher is useless and doesn't do any damage. I am actually taking the game back. Do disappointing.

V OriginalSin V
V OriginalSin V

Oh and FedUp grow your an idiot and a tool.

V OriginalSin V
V OriginalSin V

It makes me sad that everyone relies on reviews for their games, you make me sick did your mom do your homework too? They are not cars or houses, they are games for entertainment, buy it and dont like, it fine trade it in your out what 20 bucks, but not buying a game because some wannabe, psuedo gamer corporate tool didnt like it is crap. Believe it or not their is a lot of money that gets spent on good reviews, the only opinion that should matter is yours, (the consumer). Now put on your big girl panties and… Read more »

UncleBig
UncleBig

Spawn killing, spawn killing, spawn killing. One or two kills and another spawn kill again and again… u respawn always at the same place and…spawn kill. It s easy, choose the sniper, find the respawn spot and have "fun"…Believe me u will shout out loud!

mr.ramon
mr.ramon

To all that have not played the game, don’t judge a book by it’s cover unless you have read the damn thing. Just rent the shit and see for ur self. Plus it like this every1 has an opinion like u have an asshole. So stop letting people make ur buying for u.

Jodman1999
Jodman1999

I pre-ordered the game for PC and paid for it in full a few months back. I played the open beta and came very close to canceling my order and putting my money on black ops. Well I didn’t listen to myself and chalked the bad stuff up to the beta, but it has been a nightmare from the start. I have had crashes, white screen blot-outs, kicked in mid-game, etc, etc. This is all in reference to the multiplayer of course. The game has been out for 2 days and they had to patch it already because of the… Read more »

COD
COD

Don't be hating on COD cause you suck, I know its my fault and many others like me who destroy you time and time again online, but their is no need to bash a perfectly crafted game just because you think EA has pumped out something better… Cause they havn't… they had a pretty easy task ahead… you want to beat COD, you copy it and you innovate. You don't set it in the same era, use americans killing taliban soldiers and shorten its development period so it can compete with black ops. You take the setting somewhere new and… Read more »

poor person
poor person

I resent those comments Trustme. Sure I may rape you while you're asleep and steal your food while you're not looking but i have standards too! Even poor people like to manage their time in between welfare checks and the daily nothingness which consumes our lives. In all seriousness MoH is a decent game its nice to finally see an element of realism in a fps. One shot kills from a bolt action sniper 99.9% of the time and based solely on this i will keep this game even if its not the bee's knees. If i hit someone in… Read more »

IronRaptor
IronRaptor

Well I'm on day day one of playing this game. The single player was stunning. Great graphics (360), a tactical style of game play (no gung-ho Scarface hip-firing here) and some great cinematic. The helicopter mission was particularly fun. So I would give the single player a 9/10. Little short but they left it open for another release. Multiplayer is where it bombs it for me. I have played Call of Duty since it the first one came out. Been playing multiplayer since Modern Warfare came out….(had to get away from the 56k dialup). I have played BF:BC2 and I… Read more »

JJAbrams
JJAbrams

Awful.

Do not buy it.

If people are saying it's better than CoD, apparently that means they enjoy spawn killing, poorly designed maps, lag, pop-ins, and a host of other issues that make this POS seem like a beta.

Repeat: Do not waste your money.

Laird
Laird

I bought it and played it for 4 hours last night. It's awesome. Mulitplayer destroys COD. It look and plays awesome. Seroiusly, I've ben a die hard COD fan for years this game's Mulitplayer is truly better than anything COD has put out. It remains to be seen what BO will offer, but MOH multi is worth every penny.

dopeboy
dopeboy

i think this game is epic. i love the campain, graphics are so amazing. (anyone who thinks the graphics suck well go buy an lcd you cheap fucks) i have experienced 2 glicht during campain but hey it could of been worst *cough* mw2. multiplayer requires SKILLS unlike mw2 were you have stupid perks like commando and hardline to make you noobs think your good but you suck in reality. this is why the majority of mw2 fagboys bash on games like bc2 and moh because they need training wheels and pullups to play a game.

Worst FPS In Years!
Worst FPS In Years!

I’ve been gaming for 20 years now. I buy pretty much every blockbuster title that drops. Never sell them because of unfair resale prices. I bought MoH on Tuesday and sold it on Craigslist for $35 on Wednesday.This game is worthless. If you don’t believe me, please rent before you buy. I feel completely swindled by EA and fell victim to impressive viral and television marketing. This game is lacking in every category. So sad to see the MoH series end with such disgrace. And believe me, this is the end.

Jake
Jake

The single player isn't at all bad, I just don't like the flow between both the campaign and the online. The multiplayer is amazing; very challenging/competitive. It has by far, the best sound I've ever heard in a video game.
Get this game and stop comparing everything to MW2!

Jake
Jake

The single player isn't at all bad, I just don't like the flow between the campaign and the online. The multiplayer is absolutely fantastic, very challenging/competitive.
Hands down this game has the best audio I've ever heard!
Get this game and stop fucking relating everything to MW2!

HighDroed
HighDroed

I also plowed thru the campaign on hard in around 5 or 6 hours.many glitches.i had one where voodoos hatchet was floting in midair next to the corpse instead of in the guys head.i walked clean thru a barn door that was closed.had a few mission advance glitches as well..i mean honestly i was let down.i didnt expect much from the mp..i mean cmon..its EA..theyre servers are always crap..ea will continue to gooble up respected beloved franchises..slap theyre stamp on them..and push them thru..i felt like i was playing a original medal of honor rehash.couldve been better..

Todd
Todd

I have to agree with user Activisionsucks, both his name and his comment sum up my won feelings. If your a seasoned fps player who likes a challenge, play MOH! Ignore the sheep. If your a 12 year old n00b fuck off back to COD

usuallydon'tcomment
usuallydon'tcomment

Its just something to do until Black Ops comes out. Nothing new or breathe taking at all. Rent it.

Trustme
Trustme

Bad reviews do not put me off, but more importantly, take this advice:
DO NOT trust ANYONE giving MoH reviews and who are not buying ALL major first person shooters. Why? Because a) don't trust poor people, and b) don't trust people not passionate about shooters.

DJ2103
DJ2103

Back and forth, everyone has their own opinion so who cares. I prefer realism and I respect the soldiers fighting over seas for us so I wont hate on a game mostly based on them

Activisionblows
Activisionblows

The critics ripped the crap out of CoDMW2 when it came out too, saying that the single player sucked and was too easy and too quick. They are both shooter games–what do they want, Hamlet in the middle east? "Forsooth, poor Habib, he is bereft of his head from the vile, infidel RPG." I played the MoH single player last night and saw nothing wrong with it, no bugs yet (but then again, I haven't had it that long). It crashed once on my system, but it’s the same video card bug that crashes my CoDMW2 game regularly, so no… Read more »

Fedupwithfakereviews
Fedupwithfakereviews

Well that settles it I am NOT buying this game, over and over I hear bad comments about it and the few that aren't bad are either idiots or working for with the company creating the game.

Jesse
Jesse

I personally thought that it was a good game, although i haven't beaten the campaign fully yet, the game switches the pace nicely and although there are minor frame rate issues I thought that the sound, feel, and visuals are top notch. I think that the developers have made the game so realistic that people just aren't used to the realism and would rather the gameplay be like what COD develops. I think its a good balance between BFBC2 and MW2.

Chris
Chris

I bought this game for my 360 today with high expectations and was completely let down. The singleplayer's graphics are not up to par with competing franchises, COD, Halo, etc… In the first level I experienced three major glitches I should never easily find in a properly tested game: 1. Enemies spawning right before my eyes 2. Friendly NPCs stuck and running in place 3. I had to restart the previous checkpoint because my character got stuck in an area and the game would not advance. This happened on the part where you have to flank the machinegun nest, I… Read more »

TeddyWereBear
TeddyWereBear

Don't miss this game. F*** Call of Duty. This is an absolute beast of a game. Apart from the spectacular campaign the multiplayer is not to be missed. The maps are amazingly detailed and feel alive with activity at all times. They are not small at all. Oh and for "Blob" who said the environment doesn't give you any realistic cover, just rocks and stuff………wtf do you think realistic cover in Afghanistan would be? It's nice to use the environment as natural cover instead of just sticking crates and boxes everywhere like in Gears of War. The audio presentation is… Read more »

Joel
Joel

I finished the campaign, and was particularly moved by the ending. I understand IGN's complaints however. But this will easily occupy my time from now until Black Ops.

Illinitroy
Illinitroy

online mode is garbage…epic fail…campaign is very good

DopeBoyGhost
DopeBoyGhost

i got the game the campain is epic graphic and gameplay wise but the online is ok. i just dont like that all the maps llo similar and are small i taught the multiplayer would be better then bc2 but hopefully they will have mappacks and add vehicles like bc2 does.

JLP
JLP

single player is awesome but multiplayer more than makes up for it… sucks big time…

Phil
Phil

Sat and played the game with a buddy for two hours this afternoon. Can't speak for the campaign mode, but multiplayer was quite fun. We didn't make it past four maps, and what we played, we enjoyed. The vistas are simply amazing on a huge HDTV! Colors are bright and overall experience was entertaining….we just found our next "time waster" for our lunch breaks! Still looking forward to COD: BO. Problem is, we all got spoiled from MW, that we're constantly looking for the next best thing. Gonna be pretty hard to outdo the grand daddy of modern warfare style… Read more »

DNumbers
DNumbers

I think that alot of you missed the point on this one here… This game is actually very very authentic in it's information, battles and settings… I am a Former Special Operations Soldier, and must say that I was very impressed with all of the little details… "Have a Good'un" Being one of them.. For those who went through certain training, would surely recognize this… As well as being one of the first to go into Afganistan… I can tell you some of these battles are recognizable as well.. Although not historic and fully detailed… The hold a very familar… Read more »

johm
johm

It's not bad… not great though. It will keep ya busy till COD Black Ops

blob
blob

I personally read bad reviews that set me off from buying the game too. my reasoning is that i've heard the maps are all relatively small (and i hate CQC games) and so 12 v 12 on a small map is a clusterfuck. secondly i don't want it primarily because i've heard that the single player is awesome for what features it has (destructible environments

blob
blob

I personally read bad reviews that set me off from buying the game too. my reasoning is that i've heard the maps are all relatively small (and i hate CQC games) and so 12 v 12 on a small map is a clusterfuck. secondly i don't want it primarily because i've heard that the single player is awesome for what features it has (destructible environments, slide behind cover, lean in and out of cover, etc), but none of that stuff has been transferred over to multiplayer because EA didn't make it. Other things about it just don't seem too realistic,… Read more »

Devo
Devo

put in about 4 hours last night/this morning. 3 online, one in the campaign, and I love it. graphics are great, competition is heavy, and I do like the fact that certain game modes actually promote team work vs the constant run and gun of COD

jay
jay

I didn't listen to reviews, The reason why I love first person shooters is because of the MOH series, so I gave it a shot and I think it's awesome and very realistic and a lot of fun. so

Zach
Zach

This game is terrible, should have saved my money for black ops. Taking this crap back tomorrow.

spazdaq
spazdaq

games cost to much to find out the hard way that it sucks. i'll wait for more reviews and word of mouth from people who enjoy the same games as me.

nick
nick

i bought the game, ive played about 5 hours. its amazing. im done with COD. i will not buy BO my next buy will be for battlefield bad company 2 and then 3. (the beta code for 3 comes with MoH)

Gamer
Gamer

I cancelled over the graphical issues and pop-in.

Unghetnerton
Unghetnerton

Sure! Not just it has put me off, but I picked my pre-ordered copy from GameStop Canada today. After work, I am heading straight back to the store for refund. Going back to my well trusted Bad Company 2.

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