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This is the 1st person shooting sequel to the first Medal of Honor released in 1999. The scene sets in Europe during the French Resistance. The object of this game is to liberate your country, set your people free, and win the Medal of Honor.
Manon is the main character; she is a fearless Rambo type chick that is armed and dangerous ready to battle the Nazis of WWII. She must carry out secret missions traveling to a variety of Nazi quarters in Europe. Later on Manon gets drafted into the OSS.
There are 22 levels to concur before you reach your ultimate goal. Each level, of course, becomes more challenging, requiring bigger and better firepower, skill and strategy. Each level has various duties you need to carry out. As you kill your opponents, collect their ammo and other handy items to help you along the way. Pressing the pause button will list the tasks to complete that mission.
Yikes ! Sharpen those shooting skills, the enemy is not easy to kill. It takes precise shooting and quite a few bullets (if you miss) to fatally injure these foes. I shot one in the knee for the hell of it. It looked like it hurt, that Nazi was jumping up and down holding his leg..hehe! Another cool feature is you can destroy breakable items, put bullet holes in walls….well you get the picture. These characteristics add a sense of realism and are a plus in my book. Not to mention those sneaky Nazi bastards hiding and jumping out at you without warning. So be cautious, you never know what is hiding around the corner or above you!!
EA has enhanced this new MOH with more powerful weapons, machinery, and capabilities. For you gamers that like to play dress up, there is a disguise mode, which enables you to easily fool the Germans. I suggest you don\'t run around commando though, it is not the time or place. If that don\'t turn you on, how about combating the Nazis that are sporting around in tanks, and motorcycle side-cars. Give the 2-player mode a whirl too.
To be totally honest, I am spoiled now that I have been exposed to PS2. MOHU graphics were a bit grainy and the details of objects get distorted when too close. PS1 gamers may not have a problem with this and think it is a definite improvement from the first version though. The colors were decent and the scenes were not dark, which gives you greater visibility when playing. The good news for those of you lucky PS2 owners out there, this game benefits greatly from using the PS2\'s texture smoothing routine!
The sound effects were impressive. To get the full effects, hook it up to a Dolby Surround Receiver with some speakers, rock and roll. You can actually hear someone running up behind you getting louder as they get closer, bullets ricocheting, voices in the distance, weapons unloading, you get the idea. Awesome!
· 7 missions featuring over 22 levels set in new locations throughout Europe and North Africa
· 12 authentic weapons, including the new pistol crossbow and the Panzerfaust
· New Disguise mode allows Manon access to the German Empire\'s most hideous secrets
· Fellow agents help Manon by fighting the Germans, cracking safes and driving vehicles
· Battle a friend head to head in split-screen multiplayer arenas
1 Block required on Memory card per save (min)
Up to 2 Players (without Multi-tap)
2 way split screen multi-player option
Uses Dual Shock Pad Buttons
Uses Dual Shock Pad Analog Sticks
Uses Dual Shock Pad Vibration facility
REVIEW SCORE GUIDE:
We promise that we have fully played 'Medal of Honor 2' before writing this review. The scores given above are our honest opinion and were not influenced in any way by the manufacturer or distributor of the game.
SUMMARY OF FINAL RATING (%)
00 - 59 This makes your console seem like an older machine. It utilises little or none of the PSone power.
60 - 69 This game is little more than average and we advise renting or play-testing before considering a purchase.
70 - 79 This is a good solid title that should still appeal to those who like this type of game.
80 - 89 This is a fantastic game that we think you will enjoy playing for quite some time.
90 - 100 This game either pushes the boundaries of it's genre further than ever before on this system, or creates a completely new gaming experience. Either way, it should not be missed and is an essential purchase in our opinion.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:
It is very important that you are aware that the criteria we use to obtain review scores on the PS2 is very different to that used for games on the original Playstation (PSone). The Processing and Graphical power of the two consoles are vastly different and as our reviews are graded against what we estimate is the achievable potential of each system, it does not mean in any way that a game scoring 80 percent on PS2 is worse than a Playstation (PSone) equivalent which scores 95.
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