• ESRB Rating:  Teen
  • Official Website:  http://www.ea.com
  • Developer:  EA Games
  • Publisher:  EA Games
  • Released: 2004

Medal of Honor: Frontline is another sequel in the acclaimed Medal of Honor series. Although it’s a good game, it doesn’t really stand out from the pack in mission design, artwork, tactical gameplay, or historical accuracy. However, it is fun, and challenging.

Single-player is where this game shines. Since the plot is basically that you are an intelligence officer working behind enemy lines, missions may include false papers, suppressed pistols, and donning enemy uniforms. Of course, they always also include plenty of gunplay! Even though the missions are more movie-World War II than historical-World War II, they are still plausible, interesting, and enjoyable.

Multiplayer games are mostly running and gunning, with little tactical gameplay. As with many games that promote fast combat over thoughtful tactics, this game can tend to attract immature players on public servers. Find a good server and stick with it, or, better yet, play on a LAN with your friends.

The numbers:

  • Historical Authenticity: 6 out of 10
  • Graphical Realism: 5 out of 10
  • Audio Realism: 7 out of 10
  • User Interface: 7 out of 10
  • Tactical Gameplay: 7 out of 10
  • Mission Design: 7 out of 10
  • Mission Replayability: 5 out of 10
  • Single-Player: 7 out of 10
  • Multiplayer: 5 out of 10
  • AI: 7 out of 10

Overall: 63 out of 100 – Medal of Honor: Frontline is a decent game, and can be found cheap on the used games rack, so I recommend buying it.

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