Medal of Honor tops 1.5M worldwide, gets free DLC

New Clean Sweep multiplayer mode to be available to Online Pass holders on Xbox 360 and PS3 November 2, no mention of PC release plans.

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With the NPD Group clamping down on its sales figures, it's now up to publishers to tell the public how their games are selling. Electronic Arts rose to that task today, announcing that the recently released first-person shooter Medal of Honor has sold through more than 1.5 million copies worldwide in its first five days on sale.

This Medal of Honor is made of platinum.

The game sold well in the UK, topping the Gfk-ChartTrack list in its first two days on shelves. It also caused a bit of controversy in the country when UK defence secretary Liam Fox called for a ban on the title because it would let gamers play as Taliban soldiers in multiplayer. Outrage along those lines was part of the reason EA gave when it renamed the faction in the multiplayer mode as simply the "Opposing Force."

In addition to the sales figures, EA detailed new benefits for the game's Online Pass holders. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers who purchased the game new (or bought it used and paid the $10 fee for an Online Pass) will be able to download a new Clean Sweep multiplayer mode starting November 2. EA described Clean Sweep as a team-based elimination mode that will be playable on two all-new maps (Bagram Hangar and Kyber Caves) and two redesigned maps (Diwagal Camp and Kabul City Ruins).

It is not clear if the Clean Sweep mode will be made available to owners of the PC version of Medal of Honor. As of press time, EA representatives had not returned a request for clarification.

The first installment in the series not to be set during World War II, Medal of Honor follows a group of elite commandos called Tier 1 Operators during operations behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

271 comments
jbworld1
jbworld1

i don't understand how MoH only got 7.5 as a fan of shooters i believed it should have recieved a more higher rating but that's me i know it has it's quirks at time but this can be fix. plus it's more realistic considering the fact that you can't just run around and shoot willy nilly with perks that boost your strength- no pun attended on MW i love the game to---but i would like to c MoH coming out with more levels soon and option on how many players can play at a time.....also i have to say that how in the hell halo reach comes in at a 9.5 when really it's no different from the last besides the armor perks thats BS...................i believe that Moh at least deserves a 8.5

lithus
lithus

@lorddaggeroff: umm yes, I referenced MW2. Never said it was the "pinnacle of debate". Like it or hate it, you can't deny MW2's success. I hate Halo, but even i can't deny it's a cash cow. So yes, it's a viable topic of debate, as is Black Op's. Considering MoH is the same type of game genius! And you call me out on going off topic...dude you just went on a rant about Red Dead Redemption! lol...Drinki less coffee and soak in more sun lordjagoff

lithus
lithus

@Kayweg: yeah that's okay, There have been plenty of crappy PC-> Console ports. ooohh Diablo 3!...how long have you been waiting on that one lmao! Starcraft? :D Hahaha by the time a game even hits the shelves you already went through two PC rigs.

N4Red_NYC
N4Red_NYC

@mAArdman great discussion/debate ! a lot of people on here are infantile and emotional to understand differences or someones point of view. So finding a REAL person to debate differences with in a common manner is rare.

GordonFrohman11
GordonFrohman11

@ RickyRevolver Wasn't hyped at all? What country are you from because here in Australia gamespot ran ads for Medal of Honor for about three months on every page. At least MW2 tries to be fun rather then "realistic" and if you don't like it then you sir are in the minority. MOH should not have tried to imitate COD either, it should have tried to do something original instead of trying to add another modern warfare shooter to a bloated market.

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@DaMiGi22863 wow for a 47 year old, that was a real mature and original comment. obviously you completely missed my point- 1. the "dlc" should have been included in the actual game on the release date and 2. this is just another example of ea trying to make money off people that buy used games. if it was "free", everyone would get a copy. but i guess i am just a little cry baby and should just fork over $60 for a game in the first place rather than spend money on important things like car notes and college tuition. whaaaa, jog off. tier one this, pal.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

ever played* WTF!!!!!!!!!

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

@BrandonForland AMEN BROTHER!!! worst shooter i ever **** I PLAYED A LOT BUT THIS MOTHER TAKES THE CROWN!!!!! EA what have u done!?

BrandonForland
BrandonForland

This game is terrible!!! I hate this game... Don't waste 60 bucks on this crap.

TheClown24
TheClown24

All these games are boring and terrible. Except Bc2, that was good.

jm3811
jm3811

RIP Jimmy Patterson.

BloodMist
BloodMist

I'll be waiting for a price drop for this one.The multiplayer didn't impress, and the campaign is, naturally, ridiculously short, surprise surprise.Ahh well, it's not like New Vegas won't last me a loooooong time.

JimmyTwoGunz
JimmyTwoGunz

im glad i spent money on this, the campaign mode was really good but short like all other war games and its nice to finally play without someone having a perk that makes them have extra health, in my opinion MOH has made a real good shooter that got some realistic aspect to it. but i still like my COD too and cant wait for black ops its my fav arcade style shooter, to me they r both good shooters when it comes down to it, and lets not forget about ghost recon for next year thats looking good too

VengfulOne
VengfulOne

MoH was decent but it was rushed. Sub-par graphics, poor AI, bugs galore and it was very short (a norm now I guess). Decent story. Allied Assault set the bar for WWII shooters (Omaha Beach was epic) and CoD followed. Then CoD set the bar for modern warfare shooters (some would argue it was Battlefield) and MoH didn't follow too well. An uninspired first attempt...

blackfray
blackfray

I don't you about you guys, but i'm actually really sad that i've wasted my money on this:( I could have saved it for something else; something that deserves the money.

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

@Suikogaiden $25 actually, you're forgetting the $5 "online pass" for your used copy. :wink: I'm actually considering owning both. Crazy concept I know.

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

Sweet! Glad to see MoH is doing well sales wise. Can't wait for the FREE DLC either! MoH is a great game. Nice to see that people didn't pass on it!

mAArdman
mAArdman

@N4Red_NYC Yeah, I'm not saying it's a "bad" game. I tried the beta and while it certainly had problems it was fun. It's just that I feel we are lacking variety in today's games. Those games are quite costly, and I don't think developers and publishers should get away with selling us different versions of the same thing. Looking at something like the upcoming Bioshock game gives me hope though. @ AirBizkit89 They did go in a more simulation-like direction than COD that's for sure. All the better in my opinion. I think the agility is understandable considering the game directs players towards a more strategic way of playing.

AirBizkit89
AirBizkit89

@maardman they wont cash in allot because in the game you can't lay down just crouching. also you can't do sharp turns while running its like your an alligator in terms of agility. other than that all they need do is fix that stuff also fix where in the middle of shooting so you don't all of a sudden knife and also make it so i atleast get warned missles like in cod. they game could be great tho just need fix that stuff

StudlyOmelet
StudlyOmelet

MoH is a great game. No one has told me why it isn't. Especially without using MWF2 as reference. I can not lunge with a knife across the map, have 14 attachments to my weapon and throw a grenade as far as homeruns are hit, but it is nitty gritty combat for those who like balance.

N4Red_NYC
N4Red_NYC

I agree @Nihonjinjanai oh yeah your avatar.. Epic Movie

N4Red_NYC
N4Red_NYC

@mAArdman Ok, I see your point of view and I do agree. Yet, I guess their niche to differentiate themselves was to add a realistic aspect to it in the SP and MP. Like I was saying the only theme they both portray is a Modern Theme of warfare to begin. If MoH was to go further into a Modern aspect then it will fall in the line of Ghost Recon Future Soldier. So I guess Dice was just trying to give us an outlook of US soldiers and their present Foe. I didn't get that appeal in MW2. We only got the POV of Soap and the rest of the operatives we play as ( more of engaging with a character of a movie not of a real life aspect). To me it holds the same common denominator of Modern warfare theme but a different equalization. So the formula is different, if you get my point. What people do not understand is no matter what a new IP that comes out will never be original but only to enhance off previous titles.

Nihonjinjanai
Nihonjinjanai

All FPS games are a ripoff of Goldeneye 007!!!

mAArdman
mAArdman

@N4Red_NYC. It's generic because it obviously tries to cash in on the already stale "Modern Warfare" formula instead of trying something new. I'm not talking about the whether or not it features a more strategic gameplay. The fact is that the whole setting and premise of the game is to basically be a competitor to COD.

Mike_Labeckio
Mike_Labeckio

To all the PC gamers: I play games on the PC too, but I'm not going to run out and play a FPS on PC due to the lack of skill required to play on a PC. Point and click is cool, but just too easy. If your hiding somewhere that is difficult to see for the opposition, you can easily rack up kills. As a former PC enthusiast, that's all I have ever encountered, sniper rifles and and hard to reach spots because of field of vision, and being an easy target because of lack of cover. With all the new pointing devices with a repeat function, you can set up yourself for a single shot and it would act as a fully automatic, yet you don't experience the gun movement of full automatic fire. It's a cheese fest for those who can't finesse a controller. Diablo 3 can't come soon enough!!

N4Red_NYC
N4Red_NYC

It sickens me how people thought this was suppose to be a CoD replacement. SMH two different type of games. Free DLC yeah should be granted more modes as well. EA with these stipulations fighting back resell or piracy is not going to help that problem and they need to quit.

N4Red_NYC
N4Red_NYC

I agree @blueman55. It is a shame every military shooter that come out is going to be compared to over rated MW2 which was a broken multiplayer game. The storyline SP was good and cannot even compare to MOH because taken place mainly in warfare. MW2 on the other hand was various scenes of a fictional occurences. @mAArdman how is it generic ? People play CoD an arcade shooter and lost how to be strategic and a teamplayer so they have no idea how to stay alive in MoH. I bet if Mass Effect had a multiplayer aspect it would get hate and then people would say it is a Halo rip off. I swear you so called gamers are not what all of you claim you are. Playing CoD all day is not defined as a gamer, there are numerous games to play.

Dizzy1976
Dizzy1976

@ RickyRevolver, I find your comment amusing--->"first of all, please gordon, your jokes are horroble. MoH wasn't hyped nearly as much as Modern WarFAIL 2, in fact, it wasn't hyped at all" Because making a music video using your game and a very popular alternative Rock band isn't hype at all.......lol.

mAArdman
mAArdman

People will buy every piece of generic crap these days...

brotherdime
brotherdime

@metalkid9, I'll agree with you there. Not even the free content Battlefield offered was enough to entice me to play more, really, though. Now this game comes out, and has... the same multiplayer in essence. I'm all for more games, but they need to at least be creative.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Powerwalk Go and play Medal of Honor: Vanguard and then try to say that with a straight face.

bwgamer
bwgamer

@robx360 The answer is no! I played the beta and hoped they would fix many of the problems the multiplayer had, but no. Same bad game. If you like drawn out games with snipers picking you off at your spawn location then you'll probably love this game. I had high hopes for MOH since it's one of my favorite franchises but once again EA finds a way to screw it all up.

robx360
robx360

I have a question. Without comparing this game to any other. Is it worth getting?

blueman55
blueman55

MOH is a great game even though the SP was short but still good. Mw2 is fuc**d up with hacks challenge lobbies exploits etc. MW2 wasnt evn better than MW. Moh multiplayer is good too. I would give this game a 9. Too many people sucks call of duty balls bcuz thats the only game they play everyday. NO LIFE. A true gamer plays all games not jus 1. Black ops OMG u jus dont know how many people sucking black ops D**K before the game is evn out not impressive bcuz it will b hacked up too. Mortal Kombat 9 compare that with black ops see wat will win MK9!

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

nvm, it's not like if any smart pc gamer will buy this crappy console port.

motogomd
motogomd

I think this was a great experiment for Dice. They wanted to do something different and see how it went. Reason I say this is because Battlefield 3 isnt going to be the same as other Battlefield games. I think we are fixing to see something different from Dice.

Kayweg
Kayweg

@lithus "No mention of PC plans. ha! Take it PC purists!" That's quite ok, you know. There's enough rubbish Console->PC ports already. Feel free to talk to us again when we'll be playing Diablo 3 and Star Wars: The old Republic. o/

TheoAlmighty
TheoAlmighty

why do we have to get those stupid online passes? -_-

lithus
lithus

@RickyRevolver: wow, you act all indignant on that guy for calling MoH underated and than you just shoot him down by calling MW2 underated. That's hypocrisy my friend. MoH isn't underated, you're right. Because no one paid any attention to it when you're in the middle a MW2 and Black Op's sandwich. ......................................MoH isn't a very good game. The Campaign is riddled with glitches. Just in the first few missions alone I ran into 5. the most notable is the mortor teams you're supposed to destroy. it's a 50/50 that even though you blew them all up, it'll still say you have one left, forcing you to restart the whole mission. The AI is stupid and predictable. "Pop up, shoot, duck down...wait..." rinse and repeat. .........................................Half the maps look identical and are too small for 24 people. If it ain't that one combat mission snow map, it's some dusty town. Not to mention there's no way to mute ANYONE! Heck, you can't even tell who's talking even if you could! How could anyone say this game is better with a straight face?

InExcelsis
InExcelsis

This is a nice bonus I will take free DLC everyday.

metalkid9
metalkid9

@brotherdime, I did get my facts straight. At least BC2 gets the rehashed maps for free. MW2 players have to pay for the rehashed maps and there is like no changes in the layout. BC2 gave more variety in the maps unlike MW2. So if you buy the MW2 DLC's you're paying 15 bucks for 3 new maps so that's 5 bucks each map. You gotta be a sucker to buy those maps when BC2 gives it for free. It might not be different maps but DICE made them so different just from layout. Either way free will always be better especially compared to MW2 DLC's in which anyone in the right mind knows their overpriced.

lithus
lithus

[QUOTE]New Clean Sweep multiplayer mode to be available to Online Pass holders on Xbox 360 and PS3 November 2, no mention of PC release plans.[/QUOTE] No mention of PC plans. :D ha! Take it PC purists!

Powerwalk
Powerwalk

i dont care what people say MOH frontline is better then any cod game that came out.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

@WilliamSmith45 Halo Reach is not overrated. It got the 9.5 it deserved. It is and will always be a great game with tons of options.

webdoom
webdoom

MoH is a huge dissapointment.. i thought, "yeah this might replace CoD" oh how i was wrong, its not been thought through, and its glitchy like crazy! multiplayer has unbalanced classes.. never buying a MoH again!

R0NIIN
R0NIIN

Interesting the new DLC is being released so close to COD. I think they will need to do more then release to re-designed maps and two maps with different game play modes to compete with COD.

WilliamSmith45
WilliamSmith45

Halo is overated. I feel sorry for the 1.5 Million people who bought MOH knowing that the game sucks. Its not better than COD.