“ Genre: Action / Rating: T - (Teen) / up to 2 players / published by: EA - Electronic Arts „
"Medal of Honor: Infiltrator" is a video game released for the Gameboy Advance console in 2003 by Electronic Arts. It is a shooting game based on historic events. In the United States, the game received a rating of "T" by the ESRB panel which deemed it suitable for teenage years and above due to its violent content.
Players assume the role of Corporal Jake Murphy. He is assigned to defeat Axis forces during the Second World War and does so as a lone wolf. The player will guide Murphy from an overhead view and complete assigned missions prior to engaging in battle. These missions tend to involve complete elimination of hostile forces. The title features a total of 15 missions which does not make for a substantially long gameplay experience. Despite its shorter duration, the game features interesting implements that can be used. Collision detection is excellent and was programmed into the numerous buildings, vehicles and objects which occupy the fields of play. The player is able to "hide" behind these and avoid enemy fire only to run out and continue battle at a "safer" interval. Because of the overhead view, this does allow a sense of simplicity but I found it to be an enjoyable one. Multuplayer connectivity is offered by use of an optional gamelink cable and allows a second player to compete in a cooperative mode with the first player.
The game bears visual resemblance to popular freeware computer games such as "Infantry Online" (1999). Presented from a top down perspective, the image is centred on Jake Murphy. I found characters to be acceptable albeit a bit small. I was able to distinguish between my character and enemy forces but there wasn't any obvious lustre in doing so. One obvious fault I found is that there is no crosshair. The player must use the way Murphy is facing as guidance to where bullets will be shot. The soundtrack is of a higher standard with digital snippets of physical gunshots and assorted cries from the enemies implemented throughout.
Overall, Infiltrator is an excellent shooting title that I would recommend to prospective buyers. There are a few niggling visual issues but they do not impact on gameplay as it remains an enjoyable one from start to finish.
On foot, in a tank or in disguise, engage the enemy with a variety of weapons and tactics in the most famous battles of WWII.