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Medal of Honor 2010 review round-up

Mixed verdicts for EA's shooter

You may have seen CVG's 8.3/10 Medal of Honor review, and GameMaster's 8.5/10. But what does the rest of the gaming media think? The results are mixed.

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IGN UK said the game featured "'not-so-special operations" and has to go down as "one of the bigger disappointments of 2010". The site awarded it a "passable" 6/10.

US mag Game Informer gave the game 7/10. While reserving some praise for the title's "technically competent" multiplayer, it suggested "EA must try harder to stand out" in a crowded genre.

Meanwhile, Official Xbox Magazine called it "a military shooter that's unlikely to earn a badge of merit" in its 7/10 review. "A decent shooter, but nothing special," reads the site's verdict.

Gamesradar thought the campaign warranted a "good" 7/10 and the multiplayer component a "great 8/10. "If you've tired of CoD, Medal of Honor might be just the medicine you need," it said.

Edge gave the game 7/10, saying "EA's sombre reboot proves a mostly convincing representation of modern warfare, but lacks the bravado of its peers."

Elsewhere, Joystiq awarded the title 4/5, concluding: "Medal of Honor's campaign is an exceptional experience, but the total package simply doesn't beat Call of Duty."

And Eurogamer gave it an 8/10, noting: "... It's compelling and enjoyable to play on a visceral level, but it's a shame it lacks the creative bravery to match the courage of the heroes it so reveres."

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz said earlier today that underwhelming early Medal of Honor reviews could harm the shooter's chances at retail.

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