IGN writes: "Setting a game in the theatre of modern war may not be particularly novel anymore, but for EA's long-running Medal of Honor franchise it's a first. Since the glory days of the original and Allied Assault the franchise has branched out from consoles to PCs to handheld systems. As with any brand, excessive iteration leads to exhaustion . Eventually the quality suffers, consumers lose interest, and the name is quietly packed up and sealed away in the vast halls of retired intellectual properties. So will EA Los Angeles and DICE's new game, the subtitle-less Medal of Honor, be able to re-energize the franchise? From what we've seen so far, it certainly looks to be a wild ride".