There are fans of this series and the anti-fans. Maybe this is caused by the total mess of the series, you will see later on how this was developed and for which platforms, in fact it was changing all the time and even the biggest fan has lost the overview. And that is why I decided to write this article. To add an order to the chaos Hopefully it will help you and not cause the exact opposite – more chaos For the people who do not know this series I will write down a paragraph about it.
Medal of honor series was and is a shooter, to be exact the FPS – first person shooter. All the games from this series except the last two are from WWII and my personal opinion is that they should be set to WWII and not in the nowadays conflicts. That is just not a Medal of Honor we know. But in any case it was always bounded to WWII, which is good, because we all love WWII and there is nothing bad about to shoot one nazi or two or more. There are games from Europea or Pacific and in Airborne you will be even the paratrooper, so you see the areas and soldiers are various. In any case they are linear – that ones from WWII.
I will do the game overview, but first I will write down the platform overview as this one is much more important than the timeline. Usually people do not have all the platform at home. So here it goes:
Sony (in brackets it will be exact console):
Medal of Honor (PS); Medal of Honor: Underground (PS); Medal of Honor: Frontline (PS2 and later remastered version for PS3); Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (PS2); Medal of Honor: European Assault (PS2); Medal of Honor: Heroes (PSP); Medal of Honor: Vanguard (PS2); Medal of Honor: Airborne (PS3); Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (PSP); Medal of Honor 2010 (PS3) and last one – Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
PC (means windows or mac – brackets will show which one):
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault + 2 datadisks [Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhed and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Breakthrough] (win, mac); Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (win); Medal of Honor: Airborne (win); Medal of Honor 2010 (win) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter (win)
Medal of Honor: Frontline (xbox); Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (xbox); Medal of Honor: European Assault (xbox); Medal of Honor: Airborne (xbox 360); Medal of Honor 2010 (xbox 360) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter (xbox 360)
Medal of Honor: Underground (GBA); Medal of Honor: Frontline (GameCube); Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (GameCube); Medal of Honor: Infiltrator (GBA) Medal of Honor: European Assault (GameCube); Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii); Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (wii)
So you can see that the winner is Sony And the 4 games are limited to one platform. In any case the most interesting are all the games from WWII and the first one is the best of the best. Here is the list as the games was released together with the year:
1999 ~ Medal of Honor
2000 ~ Medal of Honor: Underground
2002 ~ Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
2002 ~ Medal of Honor: Frontline
2002 ~ Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead2
2003 ~ Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Breakthrough2
2003 ~ Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
2003 ~ Medal of Honor: Infiltrator
2004 ~ Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
2005 ~ Medal of Honor: European Assault
2006 ~ Medal of Honor: Heroes Team Fusion
2007 ~ Medal of Honor: Vanguard
2007 ~ Medal of Honor: Airborne
2007 ~ Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
2010 ~ Medal of Honor: 2010
2012 ~ Medal of Honor: Warfighter
As you can see it was released and released so it was too much for people and it must change it’s cource, but it was not very good step. What you can do is to play some older games from WWII, which will not impress you with the newest graphics, but the atmosphere is pretty good and the feeling of WWII as it can be in digital world is also impressive. If you are not much fan of WWII and you find it too historical (like me thinking the same of WWI) than you might get a chance for the last two games -2010 and warfighter. But please let me know what you think about them.
Some games are still accessible via Playstation store, which still gives us opportunity to play the good old PS and PS2 games. Yes you might feel like paying twice if you had the original title, but somebody had some work with it. For example for North America you can play the very first Medal of Honor and Medal of Honor: Underground. But they are not accessible in Japan and Europe. From PS2 list you can play Medal of Honor: European Assault. For example Medal of Honor: Allied Assault War Chest (seems like name for the game with 2 datadisks) can be bought for 10 usd at gog.com. Medal of Honor: Airborne can be found at steam.