Excerpt: Developed by EA Los Angeles, Medal of Honor: Airborne is a first-person shooter which once again takes place in the European theater of World War II, and is the first in the series to focus on paratrooper activities. In the game, you assume the role of Private First Class Boyd Travers, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, and later the 17th Airborne Division, of the United States Army during World War II.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Things do tend to come unstuck towards the end of each level, and it can suddenly turn into an incredibly linear run-and-gun affair, but these short downfalls aren't enough to drag the game down into badtitude. Well done EA, well done.
Excerpt: Easily the longest running WWII series of first person shooters, Medal of Honor: Airborne is another attempt at capturing the percentage of gamers that don�t seem to be tired of WWII games. Released by Electronic Arts, this rendition of the series focuses on the fellows that wanted to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, the Airborne unit.
Conclusion: Performance-wise, the game ran beautifully on my Intel Core Duo/2GB RAM/8800 GTS rig, at 1600x1200 and with all the details set to high. Not only did it run beautifully, it looked beautiful to boot, with excellent use of HDR lighting and with amazing-looking, sprawling urban 3D landscapes. Also, don't forget that a single-player demo has been released by EA, which should help you out in making your final decision.
Pros: The non-scripted and open-ended feel to the gameplay, very intense, RPG elements, enemy death animation, weapon properties and how they're balanced out;
Cons: AI flaws, collision detection issues, lacks more single-player content.
Summary: It seems you can't read a preview or review of a World War II-based FPS without hearing about how many games there are in the genre. With good reason, too--it's a crowded one. But just because there are a lot of them doesn't mean there can't be some good ones. Medal of Honor: Airborne is one such game. It starts off really slow, and the whole parachuting hook is little more than a gimmick; but later on the game realizes its potential and gets good.
Pros: Lots of intense action, Strong online multiplayer, Levels aren't strictly linear
Cons: First half of game isn't very interesting, Weapons can be tough to aim thanks to recoil and poor hit detection, Lots of little flaws detract from the overall experience
Excerpt: Nouvel avatar de la série des Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor : Airborne va vous faire découvrir la rude vie d'un conscrit de la fameuse 82ème division aéroportée. La genèse du dernier-né parmi les FPS à gros budget part d'un constat très simple de la part de l'éditeur Electronic Arts : la renommée de cette série légendaire, en son temps une référence du genre, s'étiolait tout doucement depuis quelques années, notamment en raison de l'arrivée de challengers de poids comme...
Excerpt: Boyd Travers, 1e klas soldaat bij de 82e luchtdivisie wordt gedropt in diverse gebieden achter de vijandelijke linie. De held van de tweede wereldoorlog is geschapen, en dat wordt jij, in Medal of Honor Airborne; het verhaal van de luchttroepen die een belangrijke rol speelden in de tweede wereldoorlog.