To be honest, I have to say that I've always found Medal of Honor games to be fairly interchangeable and fairly average. Airborne, though, bucks the trend of the linear WWII shooter somewhat by letting you choose your vantage point for each battle by tossing you out of a plane and letting you parachute into battle wherever you damn well please. It also means that, unlike so many of its predecessors, Airborne lets you choose how you want to go through each level, be it wading into the midst of the action guns blazing, or landing further afield and doing a spot of stealthy recon.
You can pick up the PC version for just £3.97 from Tesco these days, which is around 20% cheaper than the nearest competitor (Sendit - £4.89).
A thoroughly more expansive experience than many of the series' more average entries, Airborne brought something new to the wartime FPS when it first came out and remains a perfectly solid shooter. It's certainly one of the highlights of the Medal of Honor franchise, and is a blast to play with improved AI, open battlefields and vertical combat all contributing towards a significantly satisfying game. The graphics, good at the time of release, are still relatively impressive and the heightened realism of the death animations and facial expressions add to the game's sombre action atmosphere.
Definitely worth a look at this price for any FPS fan.
Thanks to andywedge at HUKD