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Medal of Honor: Airborne review

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

For

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

Against

  • 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 %26rsquo;40s, and it%26rsquo;s one of those ideas that - once heard - you%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;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

GenreShooter
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, Teen, Teen, Teen, Teen
UK censor rating16+, 16+, 16+, 16+, 16+
Alternative namesMoH Airborne
Release date:4 September 2007 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:Xbox 360
Genre:Shooter
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