Medal of Honor (1999 video game)


Medal of Honor (1999 video game)
Medal of Honor
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Developer(s) DreamWorks Interactive
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Director(s) Steven Spielberg
Producer(s) Peter Hirschmann
Writer(s) Peter Hirschmann
Composer(s) Michael Giacchino
Series Medal of Honor
Platform(s) PlayStation
PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network
PlayStation Portable via PlayStation Network
Release date(s) November 11, 1999
  • NA June 2, 2009 (PSN)
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (T)
Media/distribution PlayStation CD

Medal of Honor is the first title in the long-running Medal of Honor series of video games. It was released for the PlayStation in November 1999. The story was created by director/producer Steven Spielberg.[1]

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Development

Michael Giacchino explains that in "Medal of Honor," Jimmy Patterson was represented by two different major musical themes - the main Medal of Honor theme, and his own more personal theme which was used during the tougher moments of his Journey."[2]

The game was written and produced by Peter Hirschmann. Dale Dye served as the game's military advisor.

Gameplay

In Medal of Honor, the player takes the role of the fictional Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson, a former C-47 Skytrain pilot in the Air Transport Command who was later recruited to the OSS. [3] The game takes place near the end of World War II, (mid 1944-mid 1945). The goal of the game is to complete objectives, such as destroying enemy positions, and kill enemy German forces in the process.

The game also includes a split screen deathmatch mode, pitting two players against each other in various maps. Players can also unlock several secret characters after completing the game or through cheat codes, from notable historical figures such as Filipino patriot Jose Rizal, playwright William Shakespeare and even outlandish characters such as a German Shepherd dog and a velociraptor with a The Lost World: Jurassic Park design.

Reception

Medal of Honor received highly positive reviews, with an average of 92 out of 100 on Metacritic. The game was highly praised for its gameplay, graphics, enemy AI and level design. The soundtrack was also highly praised.

In the final issue of the Official UK PlayStation Magazine, the game was chosen as the 8th best game of all time.[4] IGN ranked the game #21 on their list of the "Top 25 Games of All Time" for the PlayStation console.[5]

References

  1. ^ "EA Announcement". Business Wire. March 18, 1999. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_999bc_March_18/ai_54139670. 
  2. ^ As quoted in Gary Huff, "Interview with Michael Giacchino," Soundtrack Review Central.
  3. ^ "Medal of Honor (1999)". http://www.medalofhonor.com/game/medal-honor-1999. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 108, page 28, Future Publishing, March 2004
  5. ^ "IGN: Top 25 Games of All Time: Complete List". http://psx.ign.com/articles/080/080401p1.html. 

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