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Medal of Honor Pacific Assault coming to Origin 'On the House'

by Mark Tyson on 21 March 2016, 11:31

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Origin

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Medal of Honor Pacific Assault will soon be available free, On the House. This WWII shooter game was originally published back in 2004. Even so, up until this promotion goes live, it is on sale in the Origin Store for a not inconsiderable sum of £7.99 ($9.99).

The EA LA studios developed Medal of Honor Pacific Assault was released two years after the acclaimed Medal of Honor Allied Assault. This Pacific themed outing puts you in the boots of Marine Private Tom Conlin, to fight through iconic battles with a squad of compatriots.

With backdrops including Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, and Tarawa you battle through in this first-person-shooter with weaponry such as historically accurate handguns, machine guns, rifles, shotguns, and more. The squad of soldiers you fight alongside will build up experience and develop personalities alongside your own war story.

Back in 2004, when the game was released, it was very well received, gaining a score of 8.3 / 10 from GameSpot for example. Reviewer Greg Kasavin said at the time "It can be difficult to reconcile how, exactly, such a grim event as World War II could become the context for a fun-filled action game, but it's once again made for an exciting experience in Medal of Honor Pacific Assault". EA put the Medal of Honor series on hiatus in the wake of the Medal of Honor Warfighter game which came out in 2012.

This WWII shooter will be, as customary for games in the Origin 'On the House' promotion, free for an undetermined time. So if you are interested in it, it's best to grab it as soon as the offer goes live (soon). It's easy to add to your Origin library, even if you don't want to download and install it right now. Origin's On the House games have nothing to do with Origin Access, so no subscription is required.

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Nice, Thanks for the heads-up… I'm always fairly on the ball with noticing and getting these, and to be fair to EA, their on the house games are usually pretty decent, and for FREE you can't knock it :D
Decent game this one in the series, I do have it on disc somewhere but I can't activate the key on Origin so as an On The House title even better.

Looking forward to Titamfall landing on Access somepoint this week also
Cheers for the heads-up - I have played this a long long time ago, when I played the game on a friends PC, but that was over 10 years ago, so it'll be nice to be able to play it again. I do remember it being very hard, though, and I also remember it being quite demanding on hardware, but that won't be the case now!
Yeah, the campaign is tough, you start on a boat and have to do a few menial things and then all hell breaks loose and you mount a cannon to stop an air attck. Then as you go on you patrol through a jungle and there are loads of hidden enemies in the trees who can virtually insta kill you. Didn't get much further than that!!
Believe I only ever played the demo for Pacific Assault, but it was indeed pretty difficult. Seem to remember it was pretty fun regardless though, so will be nice to pick up the full game and give it a run through once they release it.