Plot. During the opening days of the invasion of Afghanistan, a squad of DEVGRU (United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group) operators, call sign Neptune, composed of operators code-named Voodoo, Preacher, Mother, and Rabbit are sent to meet with an informant named Tariq, who has intelligence that the CIA is interested in receiving. With help of Tariq, the soldiers receive info on a group of 500 to 1,000 Taliban and Al-Qaeda soldiers in the Shah-i-kot Valley. Six months later, U.S. Army Colonel Drucker commands all local assets, is shown as a cautious, competent officer, in contrast to his commanding officer, General Flagg, who works in an office in the United States and is ignorant of the AFO teams' role in the operation. While Drucker plans to use Tier 1 operators to reconnoiter insurgent positions in the valley and ANA soldiers to eliminate them, Flagg is mistrusting of the locals and gives the Colonel a 24-hour deadline to deploy the 10th Mountain Division, the 101st Airborne Division, and U.S. Army Rangers.
Concept. Players in campaign or Tier 1 mode, play as Rabbit, Deuce, and Adams. The purpose of the game is to guide them throughout many missions such as raiding terrorist hideouts, rescuing hostages, and so on. Also in one mission, players get to pilot a gunship and the objective is to destroy the terrorist hideouts in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Design. The game has advanced 3D graphics and some CGI sequences in the game. This game has a far more realistic look than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The game was designed with some help of military consultants. The violence is a lot higher than the previous Medal of Honor games.
Development. Medal of Honor was developed by EA Los Angeles. The game was featured in the E3 2010 Multiplayer trailer. Linkin Park performed a song "The Catalyst" for the final trailer of the game. The Catalyst is included in the soundtrack of the game that was released on October 12, 2010, the same date that the game was released.
Rantings. Though the game is good and all, what I do not like about it is that the campaign is very short. There are only 10 missions, and it was disappointing, and repetitive. Tier 1 is a nerve-wrecking, time trial, yet tough version of Campaign mode, when you're killed, you're sent back to the beginning instead of a checkpoint. Are you kidding me?. Also, I did not like the Multiplayer mode that much due to the fact that you defend in some missions, and it does not have the features that Call of Duty has in their Multiplayer Modes.
Good Aspects. Even if most people were either offended and appalled about the game taking place on the ongoing War on Terrorism, I find the game to be very well made and it has a decent replay value, despite being repetitive. The constant cursing in the game is what made me laugh too, because the game had more uses of the word "fuck" than Call of Duty games. Multiplayer mode is ok, but still I do not like how they did it.
Overall. Medal of Honor is a great game, and one of the best titles of 2010. I give this game an 8 out of 10