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Medal of Honor: Airborne

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
Medal of Honor: Airborne Game Poster Image
Next campaign in WWII 1st-person shooter series.
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Parents say

age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 38 reviews

A lot or a little?

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
Adult Written byleslie77 August 10, 2011

Good game

It is an educational game that teach's kids about war. You just have to be careful my kid love's it but give him limits to the game.
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
Teen, 13 years old Written byBpJohnny79 September 13, 2010

Paratroopers get new guns

Medal of Honor: Airborne is a fair game, well worth buying. It presents fictional battles during WWII that nevertheless play off of the main storyline. You ta... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byP33lzHeer October 20, 2011

Shooter with a twist

The interesting thing about this game is that you start with a parachute drop in every mission. This allows you to open the game up a bit and gives you more opt... Continue reading

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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