Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

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Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
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Developer(s) EA Los Angeles
Publisher(s) EA Games
Composer(s) Christopher Lennertz
Series Medal of Honor
Engine LithTech Jupiter
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA: November 4, 2004
  • EU: November 19, 2004
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is a first-person shooter video game, the story of which takes place during the Pacific War. It is the 7th installment of the Medal of Honor series.

Plot[edit]

The game puts the player in the role of Pvt. Thomas Conlin, a U.S. Marine in the Pacific Theater of Operations, stationed aboard the USS Arizona during World War II. He arrives at Pearl Harbor early on the morning of the December 7, 1941, taking part in the defense.

Conlin is then reassigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion joins with Minoso, Gaines and Sullivan as they take part in the notorious Makin Island raid. During the raid, they are tasked with destroying a radio tower, destroying a supply dump, and rescuing a downed airman, before returning to their insertion point to fend off a Japanese counter-attack and defend their submarines from an aerial attack.

Following the Makin raid, the squad is assigned to the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and deployed to Guadalcanal, where they are first deployed to defend Henderson Field and the outlying area against a Japanese attack, culminating in a push to re-take the airfield. They also take part in the Battle of Edson's Ridge and patrols of the Lunga River. As part of the Guadalcanal Mission, Conlin becomes an impromptu pilot, as he is required to take control of the SBD Dauntless.

Afterwards, Conlin is promoted to sergeant and squad leader, and takes part in the Battle of Tarawa.

Development[edit]

The game was developed by EA Los Angeles and published by EA Games for the PC. It is primarily a first-person shooter, with the exception of one level in which the player flies an SBD Dauntless in the middle of a dog fight. The engine of the game is a modified Lithtech Jupiter, and Havok physics engine. The music was composed by Christopher Lennertz.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 5/10[2]
Eurogamer 8/10[3]
Game Informer 8.5/10[4]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[5]
Game Revolution B[6]
GameSpot 8.3/10[7]
GameSpy 3.5/5 stars[8]
GameZone 9/10[9]
IGN 7.8/10[10]
PC Gamer (US) 79%[11]
The Sydney Morning Herald 3.5/5 stars[12]

The game received "favorable" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Edge staff (December 25, 2004). "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault". Edge (144): 92. 
  3. ^ Reed, Kristan (November 10, 2004). "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ Biesener, Adam (January 2005). "Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Director's Edition". Game Informer (141): 142. Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ Bones in Britain (December 7, 2004). "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 4, 2005. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Gee, Brian (November 12, 2004). "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Kasavin, Greg (November 4, 2004). "Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Review". GameSpot. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ Accardo, Sal (November 5, 2004). "GameSpy: Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault". GameSpy. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ Giacobbi, Kevin "BIFF" (November 15, 2004). "Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Director's Edition - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ Adams, Dan (November 4, 2004). "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault". IGN. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault". PC Gamer: 70. January 2005. 
  12. ^ Ring, Bennett (November 20, 2004). "No killer, this". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 

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