Review: March 2002 Archives

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: 2015

Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC
Windows System Requirements: Pentium II 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 16 MB video card (but you'll want more power), 1.2 GB HD space

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault follows Lt. Mike Powell, a U.S. Ranger, through the events surrounding Operation Overlord (the Allied landing on D-Day), as he helps to turn the tide of war against the German forces occupying Western Europe. Recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) from the 1st Ranger Battalion, Lt. Powell must rescue a covert agent from enemy hands in North Africa; sabotage a Kriegsmarine U-Boat in Norway; participate in Operation Overlord; destroy artillery emplacements, rescue a reconnaissance pilot and disrupt communications in France; steal a German King Tiger tank; and destroy a mustard gas plant in Germany. Facing the assembled might of Nazi Germany, Lt. Powell strives to do his part for the Allied operations in Europe.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault includes multiplayer capabilities. Deathmatch, team deathmatch, and objective-based team action are all available for play on a Local Area Network or over the internet.

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Westwood Studios

Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: Pentium II 400 MHz, 16 MB RAM, 950 MB HD space, 4x CD ROM

Command & Conquer: Renegade is a first-person shooter game set in the world created in the Command & Conquer real-time strategy series. In single-player mode, the player takes on the role of Captain Nick "Havoc" Parker, a GDI (Global Defense Initiative) soldier and every inch the action movie hero. GDI's main enemy is a group known as the Brotherhood of Nod. Nod has for years been fomenting trouble around the world, destabilizing third world countries in an attempt to strengthen their own influence. Lately, a group of Nod elite soldiers known as the Black Hand has been leading the charge with a viciousness heretofore unseen in Nod operations. The Black Hand is rounding up civilians for some unknown, but obviously nefarious purpose. Your job is to find out what that purpose is and put a stop to it. On a completely unrelated note (hint, hint) it appears that the world's new super-mineral, Tiberium, has toxic, mutagenic effects on humans. Hmmm.

Renegade offers multiplayer gaming over the internet or a LAN. Multiplayer gameplay is called Command & Conquer mode, and pits team GDI against team Nod. The object is to destroy the enemy's base while simultaneously guarding your own. Just as in single-player mode, the player has access to a full array of team-appropriate weaponry and vehicles. Currently, only ground vehicles are available, but as of 2/28/02, Westwood says that it is beta testing the addition of aerial vehicles, as well.

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