An excellent first-person shooter is a real treasure – especially for experienced players. No wonder war FPS games gained so much popularity in the early 2000s when Medal of Honor and Call of Duty emerged as the genre’s greatest rivals.

With the first Medal of Honor in 1999 on the PS1, DreamWorks Interactive laid a foundation for what a decent war FPS should deliver. Inspired by this success, Activision released the first Call of Duty in 2003. But players have already grown fond of the first franchise, which has garnered a loyal fanbase. It continues thriving to this day, introducing innovative changes like the Frostbite 2 engine used by the creators of the Battlefield franchise.

The war horrors, engaging missions, a rich selection of weapons, and impressive graphics made the MoH series set the bar high. Fancy some wartime FPS fun in the solo or multiplayer campaign? Give it a try! In this comprehensive game list, you’ll find all the titles in the series to choose your dream Medal of Honor game in no time.

Medal of Honor

Release date:1999-10-31
Genre:Action
Developer:Dreamworks Interactive

Travel to the turbulent times of World War II to discover a unique gameplay scenario prepared in cooperation with Steven Spielberg himself. Ready for tactical fun? Here you are!

Play as Jimmy Paterson – a soldier working for the organization that is the predecessor of today’s CIA. Get ready for seven exciting missions in the campaign, or play a death match with another player. Each task is a multitude of objectives to complete, where you will use historically accurate weapons and show your strategic sense. It is classic FPS gameplay for anyone who wants to see the origins of this epic game series!

Key features
  • Play the first installment in the legendary Medal of Honor series
  • Enjoy seven campaign missions with the participation of Steven Spielberg
  • Prepare your attacks and use historically accurate weapons in unforgiving combat
  • Play solo or have fun with another player in multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Underground

Release date:2000-10-20
Genre:FPS
Developer:Deamworks Interactive

It is the second part of the series and a prequel to the events of the first installation. This time you will direct the actions of Manon Batiste – a member of the French Resistance who made her appearance in the first part.

Embark on a series of over twenty missions to stop enemy efforts. The action of this title takes place in many new locations like France, North Africa, and Greece, so there is plenty to do! Choose from three difficulty levels and face enemies equipped with even better AI. Sneak, go straight for brutal attacks, and use powerful weapons to complete each task. The fate of this war is in your hands!

Key features
  • Take part in the events set before the action of the first installment
  • Join the French Resistance to uncover enemy intentions and complete missions
  • Fight with Molotov cocktails, rifles, submachine guns, crossbows, and more
  • Play solo or in multiplayer with up to two players

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

Release date:2002-01-22
Genre:FPS
Developer:2015

It is the first game in the series released on PC as an enhanced version of Medal of Honor: Frontline, released a few months later on consoles. Thirsty for some realistic war gameplay? This title is your ultimate choice.

MoH: Allied Assault takes players to the historically accurate battlefields of Normandy, France, and Norway. Play as Mike Powell – a fearless soldier completing 20 challenging missions on which the future of the entire war depends. Discover new vehicles, wield historically accurate weapons, witness realistic destruction and lose yourself in brutal audio. This title is a significant breakthrough in the series, perfect for solo or fierce multiplayer gameplay.

Key features
  • Take part in brutal battles in Normandy
  • Lead Mike Powell and continue through 20 challenging missions
  • Enjoy the high authenticity of the game
  • Play solo or in multiplayer with up to 64 players

Medal of Honor: Frontline

Release date:2002-04-28
Genre:FPS
Developer:EA Los Angeles

You’ll enjoy this game if you love the Saving Private Ryan movie. Manage the actions of Jimmy Patterson – the hero of the first part, who now participates in complex missions on the battlefields of France.

Land on Omaha Beach, complete missions, steal records and witness the epic conclusion to your story. Frontline is brutal gameplay, full of details from everyday wartime life and historical battlefields that changed the fate of the whole world. This time, with even more powerful weapons and enemies coming from all sides.

Key features
  • See the adventures of Jimmy Patterson continue
  • Complete various missions and use your combat and stealth skills
  • Use effective weapons to outsmart your enemies
  • Play solo or in multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead

Release date:2002-11-12
Genre:FPS
Developer:EA Los Angeles

It is the first expansion pack for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, released in 2002 for PC. Fancy new content in your favorite game? There is no better choice!

Get ready for three new missions, nine exciting gameplay levels, and memorable battlefields in the single-player campaign. Discover the Jack Barnes story as he participates in Operation Overlord, the epic Ardennes Offensive, and the Soviet assault on Berlin. But there’s more – in the dynamic multiplayer mode, you’ll discover new team play mechanics for even better cooperation fun.

 

Key features
  • Play the first expansion pack for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
  • Take control of Jack Barnes during the most vital operations of World War II
  • Expand your strategic experience with three new missions
  • Play solo or in multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough

Release date:2003-09-22
Genre:Action
Developer:TKO Software

It is the second expansion for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, adding more hours and fantastic missions to the famous gameplay of the base title. This time with John Baker in the lead role.

Play through eleven single-player campaign missions or explore nine multiplayer maps. Take part in fierce battles in North Africa and Italy. For the first time, you can take advantage of the new Italian and Allied weapon types to eliminate the growing enemy forces. Although the gameplay focuses on non-linear mission completion, it is a real treat for all fans of Allied Assault and FPS games set during World War II.

Key features
  • Play the second expansion pack for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
  • Take control of John Baker’s actions
  • Fight in battles in new locations and discover new types of weapons
  • Play the solo campaign or have fun on nine multiplayer maps

Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

Release date:2003-11-11
Genre:Action
Developer:EA Los Angeles

You are Joseph Griffin, and this is the Pacific of 1941-1945. Ready for a brutal fight against the forces of Japan?

Survive Pearl Harbor, witness the destruction of the Bridge over the River Kwai, and more in five deep missions packed with many challenging levels. Enjoy legendary weapons like grenades, bazookas, and effective sniper rifles to use during missions and defend yourself against the most ferocious attacks. Solo or in epic multiplayer with up to eight players!

Key features
  • Play a new installment in the FPS series set in the Pacific during World War II
  • Take part in memorable missions and change the course of history
  • Wield a massive arsenal of weapons and plan your attacks
  • Play the campaign solo or enjoy one of the engaging multiplayer modes

Medal of Honor: Infiltrator

Release date:2003-11-17
Genre:Shooter
Developer:Netherock Ltd.

It’s a slightly different take on classic Medal of Honor gameplay, presenting a more tactical top-down perspective. And it was made exclusively for the Game Boy Advance!

Play as Jake Murphy to take on the challenge of completing five World War II missions. Each task requires a unique strategy and use of the available equipment, so be sure to prepare a plan of action to eliminate the enemy forces. Each mission means specific objectives, so this title offers an outstanding variety where everyone will find something perfect for themselves!

Key features
  • Play Medal of Honor on Game Boy Advance
  • Plan your strategy from a top-down perspective
  • Use weapons and tanks to complete various tasks
  • Use the landscape to win

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

Release date:2004-11-04
Genre:Action
Developer:EA Los Angeles

It is a continuation of the legendary Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault events, in which the action begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Embark on your adventure as an inexperienced young soldier to rise as a true veteran.

Thomas Conlin is a young man joining the fight against the Japanese forces. This title focuses more on the plot, so if you are an enthusiast of cutscenes and changes occurring in the character’s mind, prepare for fun! Take part in five extensive missions, use advanced weapons, and maybe you will survive another day of this war nightmare.

Key features
  • Play the sequel to Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
  • Manage the actions of young Thomas Conlin
  • Play through five engaging missions with different objectives
  • Play solo or in multiplayer

Medal of Honor: European Assault

Release date:2005-06-07
Genre:FPS
Developer:EA Los Angeles

It is the best choice for those who crave realism. This massive title came to life with the participation of Dale Dye – a veteran of World War II. And this time introduces many entirely new gameplay mechanics absent in previous parts.

If you are tired of linearity, this is where you can finally have a significant impact on all events. The title also introduces an entirely new Rally Mode, which means collecting points leading to unlocking a special gameplay mode. Become almost immortal and eliminate enemies in a spectacular bullet-time! And all this is set in realistic graphics, horrific sounds, and incredibly diverse locations.

Key features
  • Become the leader of one of the units fighting on the European front of World War II
  • Complete the four campaigns with different objectives
  • Command your unit and unlock Rally Mode
  • Play solo or in multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Heroes

Release date:2006-10-23
Genre:Shooter
Developer:EA Canada

Follow the adventures of the heroes of the previous Medal of Honor titles in this PlayStation Portable exclusive. With even more engaging stories, missions, and opportunities to prove your worth on the battlefield!

Travel to Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands to play fifteen short missions in various surroundings and circumstances. You will discover the new adventures of Jimmy Patterson, John Baker, and William Holt as they lead squads of soldiers to complete the objectives of each unique operation. Achieving them allows you to unlock twenty famous heroes for a multiplayer mode.

Key features
  • Play the PlayStation Portable exclusive
  • Witness the adventures of three characters from your favorite series
  • Unlock heroes to play them in multiplayer
  • Visit twelve different locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy

Medal of Honor: Vanguard

Release date:2007-03-25
Genre:FPS
Developer:Budcat Creations

Play the twelfth installation focusing on the heroic deeds of the US Airborne Forces! It will be perfect if you dream of a skydiving adventure on the battlefield of World War II.

Moh: Vanguard is a single-player game set in Italy and Nazi Germany. Here you will direct the actions of Frank Keegan – a US 82nd Airborne Division member, using six types of historically accurate rifles. If you are a Wii or PS2 user, we highly recommend this title!

Key features
  • Take control of the 82nd Airborne Division members
  • Discover Frank Keegan’s unique story
  • Heal companions and upgrade your weapons
  • Enjoy the high realism of engaging gameplay

Medal of Honor: Airborne

Release date:2007-09-04
Genre:Action & Shooter
Developer:EA Los Angeles

Choose a starting point for your mission, practice your parachute jumps and eliminate enemies by surprise. Airborne is an even more spectacular gameplay released on consoles of a newer generation.

Play as the fearless Boyd Travers to join the famous 82nd Airborne Division. Skydive, choose where to land, and plan your attacks to use the terrain to your advantage. Get ready for fierce warfare across Europe – solo or in multiplayer with up to twelve players!

Key features
  • Enjoy a higher level of enemy AI and realistic graphics
  • Discover the extraordinary story of Boyd Travers
  • Take part in brutal fights across Europe
  • Play solo or in multiplayer with up to twelve players

Medal of Honor: Heroes 2

Release date:2007-11-13
Genre:FPS
Developer:EA Canada

Join American intelligence and sabotage the enemy’s most ambitious plans to change the course of history. This time in Normandy, resisting the Nazis’ growing power!

Your name is John Berg, and it’s up to you to decide if the Allies will win the most brutal battles on the battlefields of Normandy. Complete dozens of solo missions or discover new multiplayer modes to cooperate or compete against other players. It is a recommendation for all enthusiasts of historical authenticity set in breathtaking graphics supplemented with realistic sounds.

Key features
  • Become part of American intelligence in Normandy
  • Complete dozens of missions in the story campaign
  • Eliminate enemies in a realistic audiovisual setting
  • Play solo or in multiplayer for up to 32 people

Medal of Honor

Release date:2010-10-13
Genre:Action & Shooter
Developer:Danger Close

It is another installment in the series, released on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. For the first time, set in the realities of the modern war in Afghanistan!

Join a secret intelligence team to fight against the powerful Taliban terrorist forces. Explore massive maps, complete missions, and drive impressive combat units like helicopters and quads. Each task is a highly challenging test of your leadership and tactical skills, so get ready for epic single and multiplayer modes.

Key features
  • Play the first game in the series set in modern times
  • Command the actions of the American intelligence unit
  • Wield advanced weapons on authentic battlefields
  • Play solo or in thrilling multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Release date:2012-10-23
Genre:Action & Shooter
Developer:Danger Close

Play as Stump and Preacher to eliminate a terrorist group that uses a mysterious substance. It is another title set in modern times but in various locations instead of one.

Lead the operations of a Tier 1 unit in Bosnia, Somalia, or the Philippines to investigate an unknown substance used by terrorists. As in 2010’s Medal of Honor, you can use effective weapons and powerful vehicles to carefully plan the actions of the entire unit, discover the enemy’s intentions and eliminate the threat once and for all.

Key features
  • Play the sequel to 2010’s MoH
  • Complete missions set in different locations
  • Eliminate the terrorists in realistic gameplay
  • Play solo or in multiplayer

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

Release date:2020-12-11
Genre:First-Person
Developer:Respawn Entertainment

It is an excellent recommendation for owners of VR headsets, taking war gameplay to a new level of fun. Journey back to World War II and play as one of the Office of Strategic Services agents on Europe’s most dangerous battlefields.

Play through six legendary missions to sneak, solve puzzles, and fight across massive maps. Eliminating enemy forces and helping the French Resistance is your main objective – you must use all your skills to accomplish this challenging task. This title is a real treat for history buffs as each progression unlocks veterans’ stories of World War II events.

Key features
  • Play the first Medal of Honor in virtual reality
  • Fight on Europe’s most famous battlefields
  • Complete missions and gain experience
  • Play solo or in multiplayer with up to twelve players

Medal of Honor is a unique FPS series focusing on the highest possible gameplay authenticity. While its rivals invested in slightly exaggerated scenarios, this title kept providing an authentic experience. But it was also the nail in its coffin, as after a few installations players had enough of the classic World War II theme. And then came 2010’s Medal of Honor and Warfighter – the only two titles set in modern times – not as satisfying and long as they could be.

Another problem with this series is that almost every game is available for a different platform. So what is the future of Medal of Honor games? Well, it’s a real treat for WWII enthusiasts. But to gain an enormous group of fans, the franchise will have to spread its wings of creativity and open up to new topics and more advanced technical solutions.