Medal of Honor: Airborne

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Next campaign in WWII 1st-person shooter series.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 40 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Shoot enemy soldiers from a first-person perspective, see blood splatter as they fall. You can shoot enemies in the head and throw grenades into a room full of Nazis.


A few incidences of mild language including "hell" and "damn." Sample: "It's not the enemy, it's our own God damned navy!"

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this first-person shooter game, the third in a popular series, aims to re-create battles during WWII. You can expect the character you play to shoot enemies in the head or throw grenades into a room full of Nazis, among other violent acts. But as a game that re-creates history, the violence feels less gratuitous.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 10-year-old Written byWillie B. August 10, 2017

Why the heck is it rated teen

What the heck guys this should be rated everyone there is no cursing no blood and no gore and it teaches you about wwll with out all the blood this game is amaz... Continue reading
Parent of a 12-year-old Written byJohn Fredo July 15, 2014

This game is a very great game for Kids and its educational

My son told me he wanted this game badly and so I decided to buy it for him. I watched him play it. It had amazing graphics and taught him a little about world... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 6, 2021

Age is overrated

This should not be a 16+. It has no bad language. It only says "Bast***". There is also hardly any blood; no guts spilling everywhere. You can only se... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old November 10, 2020

I dont like WW2 shooters very much but this is good

the blood is minimal and the combat is there but is not very violent, this is an alternate for call of duty games

What's it about?

As a U.S. paratrooper in MEDAL OF HONOR: AIRBORNE, part of Electronic Arts' popular World War II shooter series, you land wherever you like -- be it on the ground within the safety zone, or on a rooftop inside of an Axis stronghold -- and then combat the enemy troops by following one of a few paths to victory. The objectives can be completed in whichever order you choose. The game begins with Operation Husky, where you'll drop into a Sicilian village, and ends with a climactic fight in and around a huge vertical concrete tower in Germany Once you're on the ground, however, the core gameplay will be familiar to previous Medal of Honor players: skulking around with a first-person perspective, swapping guns and grenades, and analyzing the environment with help from an onscreen map that indicates where the allied and enemy troops are.

Is it any good?

You can choose weapons to suit your objectives and unlock upgrades by performing impressive moves, including taking down four or five enemies at a time. This adds an interesting role-playing game-like element to the action. Keep in mind, however, that some weapons have serious recoil, which can make them harder to aim and fire repeatedly. Along with the eight- to 10-hour single-player campaign, Medal of Honor: Airborne offers a handful of multiplayer modes for up to 12 players over the Internet, including Team Deathmatch and Objective Airborne.

Medal of Honor: Airborne is an engrossing military action experience -- especially the second half of the story and team-based online modes -- that proves to be one of the best in the franchise to date.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about war being considered "entertainment." Some believe re-creating war -- even virtually -- is insensitive to those who protected our country. Others, however, believe that since this took place more than 60 years enough time has passed, and it has an educational component as it teaches players what it was like on the front lines. Where do you stand?

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