Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond review

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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond review

A smorgasbord of spectacular WW2 action scenes, none of which are excellent, and some of which are downright unfun.

What is it? A World War 2 VR shooter with a seven-or-so hour campaign and multiplayer.
Expect to pay: $60/£55
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Publisher: EA
Reviewed on: Intel Core i5-9600K, 16GB RAM, Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
Multiplayer? Yes, multiple competitive modes
Link: Oculus

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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond takes an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to VR game design, throwing you into European WW2 combat scene after European WW2 combat scene: parachuting behind enemy lines, manning an AA gun, clearing a Nazi train, riding shotgun in a motorcycle, storming Omaha beach. It all sounds more exciting than it actually is. I was bored often, especially during the dull mission briefings and bits of dramatic dialogue that bookended action segments. Held captive by my VR headset—I played with a first-gen Oculus Rift—I sometimes felt outright mad at Above and Beyond for not getting on with it.

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