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YMMV: Medal of Honor
  • Broken Base: MOH 2010 and Warfighter have split the franchise in terms of whether they're worthy of the brand name, but the majority at least really don't like Warfighter, as it was the worst-received game in the franchise.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome - The first game's score was... massively theatrical.
  • Fan Nickname: For Medal of Honor 2010, Modal Of Honfare.
    • Medal of Honor: Doorfighter, after Miracle Of Sound made a song called it in reference to Warfighter's rather thorough system to how you breach a door.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Generally, the first level in any game is an easy one. But Frontline's version of Omaha Beach will kill you, repeatedly, if you don't take the right path, and it's not explicitly marked so it's pretty much guaranteed to require at least a few restarts. One suspects they did this (killing you a lot) on purpose to represent what storming that beach really meant.
  • Memetic Badass: Jimmy Patterson. Although, let's face it, his badassery is practically Canon.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Bread Is Deliciousnote 
    • Your Disguise Has Been Blownnote 
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The firing sound of the stationary turret in the first game.
  • Snark Bait: Warfighter gets a lot of snark for its title, with some people saying it might as well be called Medal of Honor: Gunshooter.
    • For what it's worth, "warfighter" is the US Department of Defense's catch-all term for any individual personnel (armed or support) regardless of branch of service or nation of origin (so a Royal Marine seriving under the UK flag is also a warfighter). It is generally used when the other catch-all term, "service member", does not sound macho enough.
  • Tear Jerker: Medal of Honor (2010)'s ending. Rabbit dying slowly. In first person view. While your comrades are trying desperately to keep you alive until the helicopter arrives.
    • In Warfighter Preacher screaming in rage over Mother's death and also his funeral at the end
  • That One Level: The Golden Lion (rail-shooter sequences, tons of snipers, etc) and Nijmegen Bridge (infinitely Respawning Enemies with little cover) in Frontline; Escape from Trondheim, Sniper's Last Stand and The Communications Blackout in Allied Assault, etc. Especially Sniper's Last Stand, where you might as well bind quicksave and quickload to the left and right mouse buttons. Hidden, psychic hitscan snipers who fire as soon as you exit cover, followed by an Escort Mission with a bunch of apparently suicidal engineers who constantly run on ahead of you. The next part isn't an better: you have to drive a King Tiger tank through enemy territory, and in it Crew of One is deconstructed to annoying effect despite there being a full crew: the tank doesn't have a machine gun, so all you have to defend yourself with is the main gun, which is ridiculously slow at reloading. Save Scumming is mandatory to get past any section where Germans with Panzerschreks appear in any number above one.
    • Panzerknacker Unleashed from MOH Underground. The first level had dogs that could be killed by 8 pistol shots or one shotgun blast. The 2nd level had zombies armed with automatics and ridiculous accuracy that explode when killed as well as armored knights that are always charging at you.
  • Uncanny Valley: Multiple reviewers have noted this regarding the pre-rendered cinematics by Digital Domain in Warfighter. Everything is incredibly photorealistic and could actually be mistaken for live-action... but the technology still can't get human faces quite right, and the result is incredibly jarring and unnerving. Preacher's wife and daughter get especially hit hard with this.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: The enemies in Warfighter seem to be seriously outclassed at every turn by the protagonists. The robot sections in particular got a lot of people annoyed that we were supposed to be rooting for the gun-armed killdroid when the enemy's only defenses against it were small arms and rocks.
  • The Woobie: Rabbit. Poor Rabbit. He falls from a helicopter, gets the building blown up around him, forcing Mother to drag him to safety, gets shot, jumps off a cliff, gets captured, escapes, gets captured AGAIN, is tortured, but then rescued, but finally succumbs to his wounds while waiting for a rescue helicopter. The worst part is that this all happened over a period of a few hours.

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