Medal of Honor: Heroes

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Medal of Honor: Heroes
Medalofhonorsheroes.jpg
PSP cover art
Developer(s) Team Fusion
Publisher(s) EA Games
Series Medal of Honor
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release
  • NA: October 20, 2006
  • AU: November 9, 2006
  • EU: November 24, 2006
  • JP: February 8, 2007
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Heroes is a World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Team Fusion for the PlayStation Portable, and is the ninth installment in the Medal of Honor series. It was released on October 20, 2006 in North America.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

The player takes the role of various heroes from the Medal of Honor series. There are three different campaigns, each with its own hero that spearheads squads to complete objectives. These heroes are: Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson, who was the star of the original Medal of Honor and Medal of Honor: Frontline, Sergeant John Baker from Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Breakthrough, and Lt. William Holt from Medal of Honor: European Assault.[3] The campaigns take place in Italy, the Netherlands, and in Belgium.

After the player beats the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, they are treated to the end cinematic. It shows that Patterson proposed to Manon, but the mission briefer adds that a response has not been reported yet. The ending to Medal of Honor: Rising Sun is also revealed. Joseph Griffin, main character of Rising Sun, was planning POW rescue raids, which means that he rescued his brother.

Gameplay[edit]

Objectives include sabotage, infiltration, capturing certain objectives. Most missions in each campaign include the player blowing something up, killing a certain number of enemies, stealing enemy intel, and then sometimes returning to a certain location to escape. There are three different levels to be attained in each level, bronze, silver and gold. To score bronze the player has to complete all primary objectives. To score silver he must complete the primary and secondary objectives. Gold is the same as silver but the player must have high accuracy and kills. Obtaining these different levels increases the player's rank and helps the player complete the game by 100%. As the player progresses in the game he can unlock skins to use in multiplayer and skirmish mode.

Multiplayer[edit]

Heroes features an online multiplayer that allows for 32 players in a match. It also lets the player access real weapons. These include the M1 Garand, Thompson submachine gun, M1911 pistol, and bazooka. Gameplay modes include Deathmatch, Infiltration, Demolition, Hold the Line, Battlelines, and Domination. Unlike most other online multiplayer games, no points are awarded even if the player successfully brings an enemy flag back to the base and scores. The game also has a ranking system that gives the player's rank by his kill-death ratio. They also have a top 100 leaderboard and the ranking system goes to 10,000-1. The online servers shutdown on August 11, 2011.

Online multiplayer is still an option with the use of XLink Kai or adhoc Party, the software that connects all players worldwide, assuming they have a wireless router.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 71/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 5/10[5]
Game Informer 6.75/10[6]
GamePro 3.25/5[7]
GameSpot 7.3/10[8]
GameSpy 3.5/5 stars[9]
IGN (US) 8.4/10[10]
(UK) 6.9/10[11]
OPM (US) 8/10[12]
OPM (UK) 8/10[13]
PSM 7/10[14]
X-Play 4/5 stars[15]

The game received "average" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surette, Tim (August 4, 2006). "Medal of Honor enlists for PSP". GameSpot. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (August 4, 2006). "Medal of Honor Storms PSP". IGN. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ Castro, Juan (October 6, 2006). "Medal of Honor Heroes: Heroic Cast". IGN. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Medal of Honor Heroes for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Walker, John (December 21, 2006). "Medal of Honor: Heroes". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ Miller, Matt (December 2006). "Medal of Honor Heroes". Game Informer (164). Archived from the original on December 19, 2007. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ Long Haired Offender (November 28, 2006). "Review: Medal of Honor: Heroes". GamePro. Archived from the original on December 6, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ Thomas, Aaron (October 25, 2006). "Medal of Honor Heroes Review". GameSpot. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ Turner, Benjamin (October 24, 2006). "GameSpy: Medal of Honor Heroes". GameSpy. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ Castro, Juan (October 23, 2006). "Medal of Honor Heroes Review". IGN. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ Mina, Mark (November 20, 2006). "Medal of Honor: Heroes UK Review". IGN. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Medal of Honor: Heroes". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 132. December 25, 2006. 
  13. ^ "Medal of Honor: Heroes". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 88. December 25, 2006. 
  14. ^ "Review: Medal of Honor: Heroes". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 83. December 25, 2006. 
  15. ^ D'Aprile, Jason (December 4, 2006). "Medal of Honor Heroes". X-Play. Archived from the original on June 5, 2007. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 

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