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.
Excerpt: To say that Medal of Honor: Airborne is the best game in the storied Medal of Honor franchise is an understatement. Airborne just may be one of the most compelling and entertaining World War II shooters ever coded. It has taken a long time, but it seems that the developers of this franchise have finally found the means to deliver the game that they’ve always wanted to create – a truly cinematic World War II game that is less about realism and focused on irrational...
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.