Sunday, August 7, 2022

What Happened To The Medal of Honor Series – Changes & Game Updates

Medal of Honor quickly caught the attention of gamers around the world with its PS1 release in 1999. The game became popular for its tough levels and different ways of playing. Players could either use false papers to get past enemies or take them out like a regular first person shooter.

The first game was really good and not only was it challenging, but it also gave us a little bit of history. Its success led to the release of Medal of Honor: Undeground a year later. The game received good reviews and many praised it for bringing a character from the first game and placing her in the lead role so that gamers could see more on her story.

Medal of HonorThe series did not stop there, three Medal of Honor games were released in the next three years. The game also arrived to the Game Boy Advance and GameCube. In 2003, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun was released for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube, the game received mixed reviews and the sequel was cancelled. The online multiplayer was one of the more successful additions of the title, especially for the PS2, where there were just few games that offered online multiplayer at the time. The online was active until its closure in 2007.

Medal of Honor: Rising Sun received mixed reviews but the studio kept adding to the series with titles like Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, Infiltrator, European Assault, Heroes, Vanguard, Airborne and Heroes 2.

Modern Day

In 2010, Medal of Honor became the first game in the series to be set in modern day. The title was released for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. It received positive reviews and sold well. Some thought this change was good for the series as it would compete with similar titles. But the next release did not have the same success.

The sequel to the 2010 release made its debut in 2012. Medal of Honor: Warfighter arrived to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 with a story inspired by actual events. It also became the first game to run EA’s Frostbite 2 game engine. Medal of Honor: Warfighter did not receive good reviews and sold a little more than 300,000 copies in its first week.

Out of Rotation

The company placed the series on hold a year later and the studio decided to leave it out of its rotation. They’re now focusing on Battlefield, which is a similar game but mostly about modern day.

Medal of Honor games are classics and who knows, maybe the company will work on one in the future.

Did you play the first Medal of Honor games? What is your favorite of the series? Let us know in the comments.

Sean Farlow
University graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Big fan of sports teams from South FL.
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9 COMMENTS

    • Airborne may have been a flop on the business side i guess i don’t have all of it’s stats but it was a great game. A lot critics judge the game based on multilayer game play but really as a FPS first it was a dope shooter.

  1. We have to remember at that time this world of multilayer gaming changed the gaming scene, therefore MOH did not fair well in that aspect but I thought the 2012 release of MOH Warfighter was great. I’ve had every MOH game in the series since it started, love it. I thought Dice did a great job especially with the car chase scenes so well that Dice should have put out a game that emphasized more on a car theme of some sorts. But yes definitely MOH Warfighter was the stuff I can replay that game over and over!

    • I don’t understand why more people didn’t play the multiplayer in MOH Warfighter its top notch. The game is way more playable than the bullcrap HALOesque crap we are getting from infinity ward and activision. COD took a dive years ago, MW3 was ok but MW2 and the original MW were great multiplayer classics.

    • I also loved the multiplayer! It was a breath of fresh air. Kind of back to FPS roots. Fireteams were awesome. Was super sad that it got ripped apart so bad.

  2. I say let medal of honer warfighter continue really made sense once i played medal of honer tier 1 then i understood warfighter so why not continue the series end it on warfighter 2 they gave a ending that continues so would say let it end on part 2

  3. Medal Of Honour 2010 and Warfighter were goddamn amazing….I wish they would revive that franchise. The original medal of honour games were also amazing, can’t understand why every franchise either goes to utter stuff or dies nowadays, gaming is fooled.

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