Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

Popular first-person shooter built in 2002 for Windows, Mac and Linux

7.2

1053 Votes

  • Category Action
  • Program license Trial version
  • Size 183.76 MB
  • Works under: Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows ME / Windows XP / Windows 95 / Windows 98
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Electronic Arts

Ever wanted a game that recreates the historic battles of World War II? Medal of Honor Allied Assault does this and more. They first launched Allied Assault in 2002 as an exclusive of Microsoft Windows. You fight alongside the Allied Forces, and what makes the game great is that you have a wide variety of enemy soldiers. The soundtrack in the game is an absolute masterpiece, and you see a lot of iconic themes that are still used in the shooting genre today. Outside Wolfenstein, Medal of Honor Allied Assault inspired and helped the FPS genre to grow.

While Medal of Honor Allied Assault missions mostly have you gunning from point A to point B, there are times where you will see fun and different objectives. In one objective, for example, you have to kill a commander and take his secret book. While there are eight main missions and more than 30 levels in Allied Assault, the centerpiece of the game is in Normandy with Operation Overlord that the Allied Forces launched in 1944. The game developers did a fantastic job of recreating the historic events, and they even took a few motion picture cues from Steven Spielberg. When they first created the game, the graphics were the best around. They were fully immersive, and even today, they still look pretty decent.

The biggest downside of Medal of Honor Allied Assault is how horrific the enemy AI is. Sometimes, the soldiers will walk out and die, and other times, they fail to notice you sneaking up on them. What might frustrate gamers here is how the soldiers rarely miss. When they shoot, they hit their target 90 percent of the time.

One of the super difficult levels in Medal of Honor is Sniper Town. This level is exceptionally hard, and it far transcends the normal level of difficulty. Even if you set your game to normal difficulty, you will feel like you set it to expert. You have an abundance of snipers who hide in buildings, on rooftops, behind rocks and in trees. To top off the difficulty, you have to babysit a helpless tank throughout the mission and protect the soldiers. If too many of your men die, you lose the mission and have to start all over. You will want to throw the computer across the room and into the fireplace many times over from this mission.

Anyone who wants the game that started it all will love Medal of Honor Allied Assault. The game is a classic. With the excessive difficulty on normal, you will have hours of great gunfights and deep immersion into World War II history. The game gives you a history lesson while playing a fun game.

Pros

  • Fun way to explore the history of World War II
  • 30 levels and eight different missions
  • Great soundtrack
  • A classic Medal of Honor game

Cons

  • Enemy AI is poor
  • Some levels transcend normal difficulty
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