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Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Spearhead

Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Spearhead
Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Spearhead

SystemWindows 95/98

Electronic Arts

Windows 95/98

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Release Date: 11/12/2002
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Donated By: Jim Wilkinson
A very welcome expansion pack for an already classic game, Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Spearhead mixes in additional single and multiplayer challenges. The first-person action kicks off with D-day and a parachute drop through a hail of bullets. Spearhead's missions bother little with plot, instead opting for the same measured yet frantic gameplay that earned the game an expansion pack in the first place. Thus, there's first-person action, tanks, and simple issues like survival to consider once more.

In the enhancements column, you certainly feel more a part of a squad this time, with colleagues ready to stand alongside you in battle. The ability to lean is incorporated into the single player game for the first time, which helps combat the previously overpowerful snipers. Little tweaks here and there tighten things up, and there's a few more weapons thrown in too. Pretty much what you'd expect from an expansion pack.

On the multiplayer side, a dozen new maps are included, ranging from tight, tense levels, to more open battles. They seem slightly larger than before too, and as with the single-player levels, they're enjoyable and challenging. One problem, though, is the length of the single-player mission, which is notably shorter than that of the original game. What's there is great, there's simply not enough of it.

Nonetheless, with the various tweaks taken into account, Spearhead undoubtedly improves and prolongs the original, and boasts the same high production values. And, bottom line, it's a pack that no Allied Assault fan can really be without.

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