Visually, Medal of Honor Frontline is very impressive. The character models used for the troops are very detailed and look extremely realistic. The faces of your fellow troops and the enemy soldiers are very well done and come complete with facial animations and terrific lip synching, and these smaller details really go a long way toward making the characters seem incredibly real. The environments are also quite authentic in their look and feel, since a great amount of detail has been put in to make them look like war-torn cities. Craters, scorch marks, and rubble adorn the city environments, as well as realistic fire and smoke that are very convincing thanks to great lighting and particle effects.
In the audio department, Medal of Honor Frontline is simply amazing. The sound effects are extremely realistic. The different effects used for gunshots are outstanding, and the voice work for the characters you interact with is well done--it even matches up with the lips of the characters as they speak. The music included in the game is terrific blend of ambient and aggressive war-themed tracks that perfectly fit the situations you find yourself in and the World War II theme. All the audio in the game has been mixed to support Dolby Digital decoders, which means if you have a home theater set up, you'll actually hear the gunfire, explosions, and voices coming from different directions.
You play through the game as Lieutenant James Patterson during the most pivotal point of World War II.
The only major negative in the game is its save feature. You can save only between levels, and most missions have so many objectives that they can take nearly an hour to complete. A quicksave feature would have made certain sections of the game quite a bit less frustrating, but the levels do contain some strategically placed health power-ups that make the missions more manageable. The game is about 12 hours in length, which is more than sufficient for a single-player first-person shooter.
In the end, Medal of Honor Frontline is a terrific game that will satisfy anyone who is looking for a first-person shooter. The game's level and mission design are extremely well done and provide an ample amount of different activities, keeping the gameplay fresh from start to finish. The game's graphics, audio, and overall presentation are almost flawless in every aspect, which makes it one of those games that you'll want to pull out and show off to people. So if you're a World War II buff who's into first-person shooters, Medal of Honor Frontline is as good as it gets.