Medal of Honor: Warfighter

EA shoots first in the battle for the 2012 FPS crown - but has it missed the target?

It's been a couple of years since the last Medal of Honor title hit the shelves. You might think this would have given the development team ample time to create a new game that could challenge Call of Duty for the first-person shooter crown.

Sadly, they haven't. While …Warfighter serves up no shortage of bombastic set-pieces and makes a valiant attempt to tell a more personal story, it struggles where it matters most – gameplay. Controls are sticky, the frame rate wobbles up and down, and the less said about the game's dire driving sequence the better. Even the multiplayer mode, usually the saving grace in games like this, feels similarly incomplete and undernourished.

Electronic Arts, Xbox 360/PS3/PC, £50 Approx, On sale now