Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
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|Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault|
|Developer(s)||EA Los Angeles|
|Series||Medal of Honor|
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.
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.
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