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Medal of Honor: Airborne review

The latest incarnation of the WWII shooter has a few strings attached


  • Innovations work well
  • Rewards effort and experimentation
  • Fun multiplayer experience


  • Short single-player campaign
  • Not always the prettiest
  • Long load times

Sept 4, 2007

The main innovation in Airborne, and the one most obvious from the title, is that you play Boyd Travers, a paratrooper in the US Airborne Division. The tactic of dropping soldiers into enemy territory from planes was a new one for the ’40s, and it’s one of those ideas that - once heard - you’re surprised nobody has converted into a game before (well, not for a few years anyway).

With this first innovation came a necessary second. Because you can drop in anywhere on the map, the AI required the capacity to deal with a foe that wasn’t guaranteed to approach from one end of a corridor. So NPCs - both allies and enemies - respond purely to their surroundings, as affected by your presence.

More Info

DescriptionOne of the finest WWII series takes to the skies. Ready to re-enlist?
Franchise nameMedal of Honor
UK franchise nameMedal of Honor
PlatformPC, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating16+
Alternative namesMoH Airborne
Release date4 September 2007 (US), 30 November 2007 (UK)