Nov 21, 2007
When Medal of Honor first appeared, around the same time as Steven Spielberg’s gritty Saving Private Ryan, it was an eye-opener. War had never looked so realistic on big or small screen, and having seen the dirty gore of the movie, we could fill in the blanks left by the sanitised, bloodlessness of the game.
These days, WWII is just another videogame cliché, and Medal of Honor has long since slipped into self-parody. We don’t expect these things to be anything more than shooting galleries, with pre-scripted events triggering fresh waves of German soldiers to hide behind their designated crates. And that’s exactly what MoH Heroes 2 is. The solo mode is poorly designed, with limited restart points that chuck you back through huge chunks of the uninspired levels each time you die, but it definitely gets something very right indeed - and that’s the controls.