Medal of Honor: Airborne Review

Jumping out of an airplane is something that isn’t considered to be very smart.  Jumping out of an airplane while getting shot at isn’t very smart either.   However, for those in the Airborne division, this was a way of life.  While games set in WWII have had several different viewpoints represented, the view from the Airborne division hasn’t been completely explored.   Most games place you inside enemy territory without any explanation of how you got there.  Now Medal of Honor Airborne attempts to show you how you got there, and give you a little bit of a mini-game while doing it.   Is this enough to differentiate Airborne from other WWII games?

In Medal of Honor Airborne you play as Boyd Travers, a green recruit to the 82nd Airborne Division.  As a Private First Class in this squad, you

Playing a WWII game usually results in a grey and brown color scheme, with a little red mixed in.  The buildings are a mix of brown bricks and wood, with grey roads and smoke.  You won

Since you are playing as a member of the

Airborne uses the typical dual-stick control for movement.  The right trigger fires and the left trigger looks down your sights.  Hitting A uses items, B cycles weapons, X toggles your stance, and Y jumps.  The right bumper cycles grenades, and the left bumper does an alternate fire.

The controls are a bit floaty, not giving you the precision that is needed for an FPS.  This is particularly bad when looking down your sights.  It

The unique portion of Airborne is the jumping out of planes and landing into the battle zone.  You directly control where you start out the mission, and sometimes if you land just right, you can give an enemy soldier a swift kick in the head to let them know that you

The single-player campaign is short.  It shouldn

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