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Medal of Honor Warfighter Review | IGN

IGN - Unlike the macho military shooters that inspired it, Medal of Honor Warfighter wants you to consider the effects of violence on those responsible for it. Such appeals to a player’s humanity are bold but risky moves in a military shooter, where countless corpses of faceless terrorists pile up at your feet. (Medal of Honor: Warfighter, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 4/10

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Blastoise  +   1201d ago
Ouch. This game is getting ripped apart.
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Welshy  +   1201d ago
These 4 and 5/10 scores are just getting silly and almost spiteful now, as if they WANT people to think it's an unplayable mess, when it's not even close to that.

It's not likely to scoop up any GOTY's or blow your mind, but it's a solid, competent shooter and minor niggle which every other shooter gets away with is brutalizing MoH's score.

Unoriginal maps, familiar gameplay, killing lots of people, globe trotting and no character attachment?

You could easily a apply any and all of those to just about EVERY military FPS yet they get 7 or 8, and *GASP* COD is just as culpible of these flaws yet it cleans house with 9.5's and 10's every. single. year.

Ridiculously harsh score, if ANY of the sites i have seen score this sub 6/10 then give BLOPS2 a 9 or 10, my very little remaining faith in gaming journalism will die.

Edit: I'm only using COD as a high profile example and not suggesting any conspiracy theory etc.

This can easily apply to even the predecessor MOH 2010, BF3 etc. Take your pick. They ALL score higher than this and it's arguably better than some of the other shooters out there.

I'll be keeping an eye on future shooter reviews and hope they are greeted in the same, nit picking fashion. i'll accept their score if they are at least consistent.
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ExitToExisT  +   1201d ago
Totally agree you. If they give this game 4 , according to the flaws mentioned then they should also give black ops 2 a 4.0
TheRealSpy  +   1201d ago
are you suggesting an activision conspiracy to help take down COD's competition?

Never know, you may be right. I think what was said in the video review is probably pretty accurate, but i'm not sure the score lines up with it based on what i have seen in the past. a 6/10 would ring a lot truer.

Either way, must miss. I'm sick to death of these "realistic" war shooters. Bring on Halo 4 and Farcry 3!
LOGICWINS  +   1201d ago
@Exit- You got Black Ops 2 early? WOW, lucky you! Hows the online...considering that the public servers for BO2 don't exist yet?
PockyKing  +   1201d ago
Wait a sec. How can you say Black Ops 2 deserves a 4/10 without even playing. That's so ignorant. What if it's a good or great game and Treyarch surprises us all. A good game is a good game and int this case, it seems like either Danger Close dropped the ball, or EA just pushed it out the door way too fast to compete.
Eyeco  +   1201d ago
some of the specific flaws they pointed out in this game COD has been doing for 5 YEARS, questionable maps ? COD MW3 has some the WORST maps i've ever played in a FPS especially Downturn wtf were they thinking.

I'm only an 2 hours into the game, but honestly it's no masterpiece its just a step below COD(glitchier, buggier), but some of the criticism this game has been getting you could apply to every single COD game since 4, so far Gamespot's review seems to be the most honest, if you like FPS check it out when it drops down in price, it's really not that bad.
Statix  +   1201d ago

You're correct that we can't judge a game before playing it, but are we really to assume that Black Ops 2 will be SUCH a drastic departure and improvement from previous Call of Duty games, with core gameplay mechanics that will sway people who are sick and tired of COD already? Anything is possible, but I highly doubt it.

Besides, if we shan't talk about Blops 2, we can certainly talk about MW3, which was complete and total trash according to almost everyone I've talked to online and my friends. Many people consider MW3 to be the WEAKEST Call of Duty in years (unsurprising, considering it was developed by an inexperienced studio after Infinity Ward became defunct), and yet it received a 9.0 from IGN!!!
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R6ex  +   1201d ago

MOH is a great game!

It cannot be scored less than 7.

IGN is just rubbish!!!
Sarcasm  +   1201d ago
Yeah IGN is one of the glaring obvious ones. They give MOH 4/10, yet give every COD that has been released at least a 9/10 and up.
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showtimefolks  +   1201d ago
Ok now ign don't give COR story and MP a 9/10. In one FPS they say t does nothing new than another generic FPS gets 9.5/10. I feel like reviewers hold different games and different publishers to different Standards.

Ign will give COD:BO2 9/10 yet it does nothing new

I am glad I don't like FPS gener but still asking question in one game than not caring whether the next FPS does something fresh or not

Hold everyone to the same standard that's all I am asking. I ams sure the SP in COD makes sense and let's not forget the old engine and almt identical MP.

If anything borderlands to be is the best FPS of this year
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josephayal  +   1201d ago
this game is Perfect and fun
RAZORLAND  +   1201d ago
See you at the Target clearance bin, 'Warfighter'!
chriski333  +   1201d ago
god damn IGN activison must be milking ur ass hard!!!! its sad to see a good game get bad reviews when big companies like activison pay off scum bags like IGN to rate other games low. and watch black ops 2 will get 9 out of 10 screw up IGN and activison!
DaThreats  +   1201d ago
Should be scared
LOGICWINS  +   1201d ago
Scared of what? They'll just simply drop the MOH franchise and focus on Battlefield.
krazykombatant  +   1201d ago
ummm no back in the day of the playstation 1 and the cube MOH used to have one of the most epic stories imo. This series just need to find its identity once again.
momthemeatloaf  +   1201d ago
Yeah EA only has the original Call of Duty developers whipping up a shooter for them. Medal of Honor is their toy, a quick cash in.
ALLWRONG  +   1201d ago
So you admit this game deserves the low scores?
papashango  +   1201d ago
If you think cashing in deserves low scores, Cod, Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, Halo deserve low scores

but this is one reason why MoH:W was doomed from the start.
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Bumpmapping  +   1201d ago
R.I.P MOH and Dangerclose!Here's hoping there ain't a new one for a long time,unless it's done by another developer with something new to bring FPS genre.

Activision will show them how to make proper FPS with Blacks Ops 2 can't wait :0
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ritsuka666  +   1201d ago
something new to bring FPS genre.

Activision will show them how to make proper FPS with Blacks Ops 2 can't wait :0""

Cod and inovation in the FPS? are you kidding right? SHM Dude,you could stop the trolling and the hate in this game ok? -__-
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IAmLee  +   1201d ago
'Activision will show them how to make proper FPS with Blacks Ops 2 can't wait :0'

Are you retarded?
nowheredan  +   1201d ago
Not doing well anywhere, is it? You'd think that with all of the money EA is spending on marketing this thing, they would've sprung for a better score. Unless... all those conspiracy theories about IGN and other sites selling scores are a bunch of made-up lies or something!
Ace_Pheonix  +   1201d ago
No, they have an exclusivity deal. They won't just sell reviews to anyone. You know, like Madden.
papashango  +   1201d ago
you guys really need to look up the Eurogamer fiasco. The guy pretty much called out review journalists getting chummy with PR teams.

If your a journalist and you're getting exclusive behind closed door footage, interviews, swag bags in an industry where their paychecks (advertising) come from the very people they are reviewing. What's gonna happen if you give your PR "friends" a low score?

All those extra perks stop and you risk publishers pulling their advertisement funding through their web site.

It's no secret that a major source of income from these websites is the advertising campaigns spent promoting a new game. There's no guessing there.
Relientk77  +   1201d ago
They should just get out of the modern setting and go back to the World War II.

Medal of Honor, MoH: Underground, and MoH: Frontline were all amazing in my opinion. Really fantastic FPS's
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Blastoise  +   1201d ago
It's just yet another case of a franchise trying to be something its not in an attempt to reach higher sales & appeal to the mass market. Shame, really.
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first1NFANTRY  +   1201d ago
frontline was a gem for sure
NastyLeftHook0  +   1201d ago
SanMarco  +   1201d ago
Agree %100.
legendof117  +   1201d ago
I know everyone has there gripes with EA, but I feel as if most reviewers come into reviewing any EA game with a sense of displeasure...

I don't know if anyone agrees with me, and I'm not defending this game...

Just saying it seems as if everyone wants to rip apart EA games. Even if they could be a quality title.
GuyManDude  +   1201d ago
I wouldn't say that. A ton of EA games have been "peaking" lately in terms of critical reception. Games like Madden and Fifa have been getting top marks. Also, the newest SSX was well received, as was the NBA Jam remake.

Then there's BF3, Mass Effect 3, Dead Space 2. EA has been on an upswing compared to early on this gen (critically speaking).
bubblebeam  +   1201d ago

Absolute BS. Sure, there is a vocal minority on the internet that hates EA (for good reason, they are greedy A-holes), but if anything, reviewers bend over for EA, while they conveniently slip a swag bag in.

FIFA, NFS, Mass Effect, Dead Space etc. Not saying they don't deserve good reviews, just that you can't say that to defend an obviously shoddy attempt at a FPS.

If EA took the franchise seriously, they wouldn't have it on calendar for release every 2 years. They would only release it when it was done.
sovietsoldier  +   1201d ago
the score for this game is correct, its not the worst but its bad, in fact its bad enough that ill go back to cod befor buying another moh.
killmode1911  +   1201d ago
Listen the truth is this game is bad ass but only on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as the PC version of the game is very buggy in both single and multiplayer but what they did as an overall FPS is excellent,the battlefields are amazing i do miss the the heli's ,the tanks,the apc's and of coarse the jets ,but lets face it no one has been able to do that like Dice has and Dice didn't have their hands on this game much if at all so give Danger Closer props where props is due this is their second game and its Amazing look how many games it takes most Devs to get it right,just keeping it one hundred!!!
ExitToExisT  +   1201d ago
Anything lower then 6 is not acceptable , because a 4.0 means broken piece of shit, which this game is not.
Ju  +   1201d ago
A 6 is maybe acceptable, but really, it's somewhere between 7 and 8 (8 for me personally). Looks like the industry is pissed at EA & MoH for some reason. I can't explain those ratings otherwise.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1201d ago
When did 3, 4, and 5 become unusable scores for working games that happen to have little value to the gaming world and are not very good games as it is?

1s and 2s mean "broken pos". Maybe even 3s. But not 4s. FFS, if we can't even use FOURS out of ten....why don't you just rate these games with your own system? 1 out poodle: It's a good game because of my low standards. 2 out of France: It's a great game because it turns on and I can play it. 3 out of cherries: The best game ever!!!! (AKA, a functional game).

Would THAT make you feel better?
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GuyManDude  +   1201d ago
This. People complain that "every game gets a 7 or higher" and that it's too hard to separate the average games from the above average. Yet when sites finally start cracking down on poor execution in game design (RE6, MOH) we get droves of gamers crying out that it's "too harsh".

Frankly, I'm thrilled to see this. Not because I have anything against this particular game (I don't), but because it's nice to see the bottom half of the rating system get used for a change. I'm sick of seeing shoddy games get away with 7s when they deserve much worse. Hopefully this mentality sticks around and the critics stop being scared of using anything lower than a 5/10.
killmode1911  +   1201d ago
As far as COD goes their games are good ,I own and play them all but i am sick of the same game new art,over and over and over agian, they all feel the same.just saying!!
killmode1911  +   1201d ago
I see People getting paid off everywhere lmfao!!!!
SilentNegotiator  +   1201d ago
How much did they pay you to say that? *glares*
animegamingnerd  +   1201d ago
not surprising since i feel like military shooters on their last legs
EastBayPunk  +   1201d ago
I play this game on PC and I've honestly enjoyed many hours so far.. There's some bugs that need to be fixed, but it's not a total disaster... as far as the campaign goes.. I haven't touched it and probably never will.. I don't buy shooters for the singleplayer.. I'm disappointed with the game.. but not as much as most
Motorola  +   1201d ago
I agree this game is a Solid 7 for me
ALLWRONG  +   1201d ago
EA needs to go back to what made the first game so great. If they brought back freeze tag, I would buy it in a heartbeat just for that mode.
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Hicken  +   1201d ago
I hear- from actual game players, not "journalists"- that the game is decent to good. In today's use of such a scale, a "decent" game should get from a 6 to a 7.

It is in no way a 4.

I'll put my hands on it soon and see for myself, but I doubt I'll come to the same conclusion as these sites scoring it 5 and lower.
aiBreeze  +   1201d ago
You mean you hear from people who enjoyed the beta and bought the game it's good? What a surprise. Everyone else played the beta and dropped it faster than a bad habit and almost forgot it exists.
RememberThe357  +   1201d ago
I feel like all these negative reviews are a backlash to EA not providing review copies of the game. This game is fun as hell. If you don't like shooters you shouldn't even be following this game, for those who do, this game is fun ass hell. I've played a ton of shooters (nearly every high profile one) over the years and this is better than most. This score doesn't make any sense to me.

The menus need some work and there are some glitches, but the gun play is fantastic, the graphics are solid, and the online modes are fun. I've been playing Battlefield 3 all year (about 500 hours between two accounts) and this game is much less flawed.
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TENTONGUN  +   1201d ago
i feel ya. me and my buddy really like the game. usually when i buy a game i try to find some user reviews. you can kind of weed out the dumbasses fairly easy. but this review is sad. their elitist website just shit on a decent game. lil suggestion, yall buy the game when the price drops if youre not sure. sometime after getting bored playing cod EVERY YEAR FOR 5 FKN YEARS.
grayfoxx881  +   1201d ago
Some of these comments are hilarious! People are getting completely bent out of shape because a game they bought and enjoy playing is receiving low scores. So what! Are these reviews going to force you to enjoy the game any less? Reviews are opinions, and yes, sometimes they are paid opinions, get over it. This is nothing new. Isn't the only thing that really matters is whether or not you like playing the game? I like many games that didn't receive great scores, and I also like games where I felt that review scores were too high. Some of these comments are incredible, people whining and spewing insults because their opinions are different. Gotta love the gaming community!
TotalSynthesisX  +   1201d ago
Warfighter was a disappointment, but I think a 4 is a little steep. I'd give it a 5 or 6. It wasn't a *bad* game--it was a recycled FPS experience. It just wasn't very appealing. Shoot terrorists, find some super weapon, shoot terrorists, discover a bad guy, shoot terrorists, kill a bad guy then find the bad guy's boss, shoot terrorists, kill the bad guy's boss, credit scroll. The characters were hardly relatable, the story was predictable, and the gameplay was the same old crap that CoD, Battlefield, and other Medal of Honor games have been recycling for nearly 10 years now.

Also, inb4 BlOps 2 gets a higher review score even though it will probably be just as lackluster.
iistuii  +   1201d ago
How you just explained it shoot terrorist find weapon etc sounds exactly like B3 single player, & I enjoyed that.i will wait to pick this up for a tenner on PC when it's all ironed out & bug free.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1201d ago
If black ops 2 doesn't get similar reviews or lower than gaming journalism is official a fraud.
khellendros1  +   1201d ago
If you go to Youtube and watch the reviews they are mostly positive. There is no indication that this game deserves the 4's and 5's it's getting.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1201d ago
Good to see
Hasanhastam  +   1201d ago
At least warfighter is playable . Re6 got 7.9 from ign that is compeletly bullsh*tt
Urbz7870  +   1201d ago
This is why i lost all faith in reviewers. This game is worthy of a 9.5/10 in my opinion its a huge improvement over MOH(2010)
aiBreeze  +   1201d ago
9.5/10? I'll lose faith in reviewers when people like you review games for websites then. 9.5 would mean that the game is one of the best of this generation and an experience you'll be able to reminisce over in years to come. While I only played the beta, it was extremely obvious that this game will be forgotten for 99.9% of fps games this time next year.
TENTONGUN  +   1201d ago
for me its bf4 next year so yeah
Urbz7870  +   1201d ago
"While I only played the beta." So your judging the game from the beta? Do you even know the concept behind a BETA guy?
Norrison  +   1200d ago
I wouldn't give a game with a mediocre campaign a score higher than 7.5, even if the multiplayer is good.
Norrison  +   1201d ago
This game isn't a 4, it's a 6 atleast, the campaign looks better than BF3 but it's average at best.
The multiplayer does try to innovate, the buddy system is pretty awesome, I love playing it with my friends, and the maps are good, but the player count is a let down. But, it doesn't offer a good SP experience. The MP gets a 9 but the SP gets 3.
I played it on PC btw.
iistuii  +   1201d ago
Hi, is it buggy ? Does it look good ? I'm tempted to get this as its half price on origin for Premium B3 members.
Norrison  +   1200d ago
The campaign is pretty buggy, the MP only got minor bugs, nothing game breaking. The graphics are better than BF3's graphics. the game is worth 30 dollars but not 60, so I would recommend buying it if you got that discount
overrated44  +   1201d ago
Calling out all of IGN's reviews is still very silly. Take every review from the author, not the website. Mitch Dyer (the author of this review) has been around the games journalism scene for quite a while and as far as I'm concerned he's very respectable. He seems like the type of author that doesn't write what you want to hear but writes what he wants to say. He is one of the few IGN staff members I have respect for and view his writing without a grain of salt.
grayfoxx881  +   1201d ago
No point in trying to use rational thought, some of these people are determined to lynch some reviewers. They're probably making their way over to Mitch's home right now with pitchforks and torches.
bubblebeam  +   1201d ago
"They're probably making their way over to Mitch's home right now with pitchforks and torches."

Maybe he can fend them off with his copy of MoH? Have a feeling he doesn't want it anymore.........
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   1201d ago
The gun game is not too bad. The graphics are terrible. It looks like a ps2 game I'm not sure how long I will keep this from gamefly. Glad I rented this
Pillsbury1  +   1201d ago
Wow I knew it was gonna get a bad score but a 4? Unless its E.T. No game should get a 4.
VideoGameJimmy  +   1201d ago
I think ET received less than 4s. ET is a true piece of sh*t.
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Pillsbury1  +   1201d ago
EDIT: I just played the game and yes the graphics are terrible and the gameplay is generic I would at least give it a 6 for average and uninspired.
Braid  +   1201d ago
Here's my review of the game for you: anyone who likes COD will like this game. Anyone with a good computer will like this game even more. End of the line.
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