Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable, Wii
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (T)
Media CD

Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 is a first-person shooter game for the Wii and the PlayStation Portable. It is an installment in the long-running Medal of Honor series of World War II games. Each version was built from the ground up for its respective system. The Wii version was announced at Nintendo's E3 2007 Press Conference on July 11, 2007. It may not be sold to people under 18 in Germany because of its USK rating. Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 is set in World War II, starting on the Normandy beaches trying to control German bunkers and then move on to secure a village somewhere in France.

This is the second Medal of Honor game to be released for the Wii. The first was Medal of Honor: Vanguard.

As well, it is the second Medal of Honor game to be released for the PlayStation Portable. The first was its predecessor, Medal of Honor: Heroes.

Weapons Edit

American Edit

German Edit

Characters Edit

Lieutenant John Berg Edit

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Plot Edit

The player takes the role of Office of Strategic Services operative Lieutenant John Berg. The game has eight missions (seven in the PSP version) and is based on the Battle of Cherbourg. Weapons include the Thompson submachine gun, MP40, M1 Garand rifle, Karabiner 98k, M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, STG 44, M1 Bazooka, Panzerschrek, Luger P08, and M1911A Colt .45 Automatic. In the campaign mode of the game, the player can use German stationary weapons, such as mortars and MG42 machine guns.

Beach Edit

John Berg storms the beach with the 5th Rangers in order to hide his identity as an OSS operative. After managing to cross the beach, avoiding mortars, he breaches the weapons cache and enters with troops, finding intel. Following the pathway, he and his team fight their way through to the other side until they reach the stairs. Heading up, they head towards the far building into the guards house, and along the way, receive more intel about the Nazis' shipment. Reaching the building, John is then briefed for his mission in the Port.

Sink U-Boats Edit

Continuing the fight, John and the troops fight their way to the first U-Boat, and John then sets a charge and runs out, destroying the first boat. Their next objective was to clear out an area so they could find a way into the sub-pens. Successfully clearing out some snipers in the observation building, fending off against enemies using a mounted weapon, and receiving information from a hidden radio frequency, the group then heads towards the observation building, finding more intel on the shipment, clearing out enemies and then using heavy weapons to destroy a fuel tank to blow open a vulnerable wall behind it. They then support Baker company as they head over to secure the rest of the lookout building. John then heads to the open wall and enters the sub pens. In the sub pens, John jumps down onto one of the subs while his team covers him. Destroying the second sub, John momentarily separates from his team as they split up to take over the next room. Using a sniper to take out a bomb hanging over the sub, it destroys the boat and the team then rendez-vous at the back exit. However, John heads away and searches for a target, and then eliminates him. Then he goes to the City.

Destroy the Guns Edit

Through the Sewers Edit

Monastery Assault Edit

Downed Agent (available on Wii version only) Edit

Destroy Train Edit

Base Demolition Edit

Multiplayer Edit

The Wii version of the game features up to 32 players in one server, with six maps and six uniforms, three for Axis and three for Allies. The uniforms for the Allies are "Ranger's 2nd", "Ranger's 4th", and "Ranger's 5th", whereas the Axis uniforms are simply "Axis Rookie", "Axis Regular", and "Axis Elite". There are three different online multiplayer modes available. The PSP version is virtually identical in terms of multiplayer functions. The Australian version of the game has no multiplayer mode at all, which has been the subject of much criticism. EA Australia & EB Games Australia have also recently removed all references to the multiplayer aspect from their websites.

EA's official response to the lack of multiplayer for Australia was: "Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for Wii does not support online functionality in Australia. We made an error in the documentation and marketing materials. We are very sorry to have caused confusion for our customers. We will provide a refund to anyone in Australia who wishes to return the game to EA because of the lack of online functionality."

EA Australia has declined to comment on why the online element of the game was omitted from the game, which has led game websites to speculate that the company did not deem it profitable to host the local servers necessary for low-latency game play.

There are changes made to weapons in the multiplayer mode, such as the STG44 and BAR both have a much slower firing rate and lower damage level, and the Bazooka does not have to be stationary to fire. The M1 Bazooka replaces the Panzerfaust found in the Campaign for both sides.

Deathmatch Edit

Each player must kill as many players as possible while also attempting to be killed as little as possible. The score is equal to the player's kill to death amount (number of kills - number of deaths = score)

Team Deathmatch Edit

Each player belongs to a team of either Allies or Axis. The team must attempt to kill members of the opposite team. The team's score is determined by the number of enemy players the team kills. Team kills subtract a kill from the player, while suicide kills only take away one point. At the end of the round, the team with the highest score wins.

Infiltration Edit

Also known as capture the flag, this mode involves two teams and the objective is to steal the opposing team's flag as often as possible. At the end of the round, the team with the highest number of successful captures is the winner.

Online leaderboards Edit

The leader boards, supported by EA Nation, consist of 10,000 shown rankings. To gain rankings, one must have more kills than deaths.

Arcade mode Edit

The Wii version of the game has an Arcade mode that allows the game to be played in single-player as a first-person rail shooter.

Reception Edit

  • Game Informer - 6.75
  • GameRankings - Wii: 74.4%, PSP: 69.55%
  • GameSpot - Wii: 8/10, PSP 7/10
  • IGN - 8.4
  • Metacritic - Wii: 73%, PSP: 69%
  • NGamer - 72%
  • Nintendo Power - 8/10
  • Official Nintendo Magazine - 78%
  • X-Play - 3/5

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