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Medal of Honor Warfighter is the latest and greatest first person shooter game from Electronic Arts.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a First-Person Shooter featuring covert Tier 1 military operative combat. The game is a sequel to the 2010 release, Medal of Honor, which moved the long-running game series from its roots in WWII based game play, into modern warfare scenarios and true-to-life conflicts. The single-player campaign features mission play involving returning characters “Mother,” “Preacher,” “Voodoo” and others in operations after their service in Afghanistan. Multi-player modes include 2-20 player support in which players have the ability to play as one of 13 real special ops units, from 10 countries.
Bonus items contained with this special Limited Edition release include an exclusive tin case, and day one early multi-player unlock of the U.S. Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper and the McMillan Tac-300 sniper rifle, with additional exclusive content.
Continue the Mission Around the World
Written by active US Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas and inspired by real world threats, Medal of Honor: Warfighter delivers an aggressive, gritty, and authentic experience that puts gamers in the boots of today's most precise and disciplined warrior. The game is an up close and personal look at today's battlefield and the fight against the ongoing global terror threat.
In the single player campaign, Medal of Honor: Warfighter tells the story of US Tier 1 Operator, call sign “Preacher” as he returns home from overseas only to find his family torn apart from years of deployment. Trying to pick up the pieces to salvage what remains of his marriage, Preacher is reminded of what he’s fighting for – family. But when an extremely deadly explosive (PETN) penetrates civilian borders and his two worlds collide, Preacher and his fellow teammates are sent on missions to real world incursions to solve the problem. They take the fight to the enemy and do whatever it takes to protect their loved ones from harm.
Multiplayer – Who Will You Fight For?
The international hotspots, and Tier 1 operations of the Medal of Honor: Warfighter single player campaign is ratcheted up even further in the game's multi-player experience. Here players from around the country and world, band together and play as members of one of several, real-life, elite Tier-1 fighting forces from around the globe, bringing a whole new meaning to all-inclusive nature of the Xbox LIVE service. The factions available and their corresponding nationalities include:
- SASR – Australia
- JTF2 – Canada
- KSK – Germany
- FSK and HJK – Norway
- GROM – Poland
- Spetsnaz – Russia
- UDT/SEALs – South Korea
- SSG/SIG – Sweden
- SAS – United Kingdom
- Seals, SFOD-D, and OGA (CIA SAD/SOG) – United States
Key Game Features
- Dotted Line to Real World Events – From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf's Basilan, Philippines stronghold to assaulting Al-Shabaab's “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast, gamers step into the boots of Tier 1 Operators as they hunt down the global threat of PETN. Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the only game that gives players a view into these real world events and lets them experience the action as it might have unfolded.
- The Power of Frostbite 2 – Leveraging the power of the groundbreaking Frostbite 2 engine, Medal of Honor: Warfighter delivers incredible video and audio fidelity to enhance the intensity of the battle and deliver this year's most authentic war experience.
- War is Personal for the Entire Family – Medal of Honor: Warfighter goes beyond the battlefield and reveals the heartbreaking side of war, told through the eyes of military families. With a story written by Operators from this community, Medal of Honor: Warfighter unveils intimate insights into the sacrifices of the warriors on the ground – and their families.
- One Studio, One Vision – Developed by Danger Close Games in Los Angeles, California, Medal of Honor: Warfighter sees the return of key development leads who helped reboot the multi-platinum hit in 2010. The core team is bolstered by industry veterans who hail from DICE, Treyarch and more. Together, this team is united behind a single vision for the game – authenticity, respect and honor for today's warfighters, with real emotion, real threats and a game designed to highlight the extraordinary nature of the material.
- National Pride Online with Global Tier 1 – Internationally, allied military forces also possess their own elite units with similar capabilities. With Medal of Honor: Warfighter gamers can represent their nation's Tier 1 Operators on the global battlefield. For the first time, the Medal of Honor brand introduces multinational Tier 1 blue-vs-blue team play where the world's best of the best warriors go head-to-head in combat. The game features 13 different Tier 1 units from a variety of nations including the British SAS, Australian SASR, German KSK and Polish GROM.
Medal of Honor Warfighter Review
Electronic Arts & Danger Close (formerly Dreamworks Interactive) is back at it with Medal of Honor franchise with their latest game Warfighter. The game is set in modern day and is a direct sequel to the Medal of Honor game released back in 2010. Since the game is not yet released until October 23th please take note this review is based solely off several hours playing the Xbox multi-player beta, but we believe this is enough experience to give an honest review of the game thus far. We were impressed and will get further into specific details below.
The graphics of this game are fairly impressive by utilizing the new Frostbite 2 engine which is a brand new engine used for the Medal of Honor series. We did feel as though the characters and gun detail was astounding, while the detail on the maps and textures were mediocre in comparison. We think there could have been more work put into the quality of the maps, but it was not a significant enough factor to have any affect on the game play.
The gameplay of this game is really where it shines. The way we can sum it up is that Warfighter is a mash up on Battlefield 3, Call of Duty, and Rainbow Six Vegas 2. The combination of the 3 is a fun and fast paced shooter that any Medal of Honor fan will enjoy. The guns are all fairly balanced besides the Snipers who honestly seem pretty underpowered are really tough to master due to this. We hope when the game launches, they will be strengthened in the official release. Is it as addicting as Call of Duty? Honestly, no it isn't. The gameplay is challenging and enjoyable, but it does not fill that void that was left after we stopped playing Modern Warfare 3. It is a great buffer game for us to have some fun with until the release of Black Ops 2.
The controls are very similar to that of the competing first person shooters such as Call of Duty so it is an easy adaptation for anyone who is looking to switch. Something we did like was that you can dive & crawl plus the option of extending a bipod on machine guns and sniper rifles. For those of you that have experienced sniping in the Call of Duty games then you will notice it is very similar with the option of holding your breath to ensure a steady shot. We did notice however that the sway of the sniper without holding your breath is extremely minimal compared to Call of Duty and realistically there is not a real need to hold your breath when sniping.
For most of us, we are purchasing this game with the primary focus of enjoying the multi-player mode. Luckily, you will not be disappointed. The addition of “fireteams” is an awesome feature that makes team play satisfying and interesting. When you are put into a game you will be matched with another player whom will make up the other half of your fireteam. When you die or your teammate dies the option is given to spawn directly where your fireteam member currently resides or you can “fall back” and spawn away from the action. This was great in some instances, but faulty in others. This is because though you cannot spawn when your teammate is directly in the range of fire there was several instances where we spawned (on our fireteam) and were immediately taken out by a sniper or an opponent who was quickly coming around a corner. Your fireteam has the ability to heal and resupply each other which is necessary since you cannot pick up additional ammo or guns off dead opponents while out on the battlefield (like you can in Call of Duty). This promotes strong teamwork, but it was also frustrating since if there is an odd number of players you could get stuck without a fireteam thus forcing you to use a pistol if you run out of ammo in your primary weapon.
The kill streaks are fun to use and differ depending on the class of soldier you are using. They are each effective in their own way and mastering them is difficult, but fun. We did notice that the amount of kills needed to unlock each kill streak is minimal compared to Call of Duty which makes sense since the game play is so fast and challenging that racking up a high steak is not an easy task.
Since we are playing the beta there are some noticeable glitches here and there. For example, the kill feed that shows up on the side of the screen is not displaying in real time and it sometimes takes 10-20 seconds to see your kill or death show up in the feed. This was obnoxious at times since you cannot tell which or what your opponent used to kill you until the feed catches up with the action. Again, this is nothing that should cause you to shy away from this game as I am sure this issue will be worked out before the final release.
Do we recommend Medal of Honor Warfighter?
Yes, we think it is a fun and refreshing shooter that we will be playing to hold us over until Call of Duty Black Ops 2.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.