European Assault is a very good game, and certainly the best MOH yet, even better than Frontline. You play as Lt. William Holt working for the OSS. And unlike previous MOH's, in European Assault, you actually have three squad mates with you during each mission. You can position them where you want and they will take out the enemy, so you don't die. That's another thing, the AI in this game is superb. You squad does not just sit there and make you do all the work. And the enemy AI is just as good. The Germans will shoot if you do not take cover, and they don't just stand in the middle of nowhere, just waiting to be shot. They hide behind anything that will keep them from dying. And they pop up out of a shrub or brush and scare the living daylights out of you. You must have quick reflexes to play this game. The one fault with the AI is that the enemy is very predictable and do the same actions over and over again.
The gameplay and the maps are the best I've seen. Each mission is not just a path to victory. You have to explore to find the best way to achieve your goals, and there are many goals in one mission. For instance, you have a primary objective and then you have 2,3,4, or even 5 secondary objectives to achieve. The way you want to go about doing them is up to you. Also, in each mission, there is a high ranking German officer that you must kill. These guys don't die easily and you have to put up a fight. The missions in this game are extremely hard the first time you play, because everything is unpredictable and there are many surprises along the way. But after that, it becomes fairly easy, but still pretty hard. O yeah, did I mention that that was on the lowest difficulty level. I haven't played the on the next three difficulty levels, but I'm sure they are pretty hard if I had trouble with the lowest level. On each mission, there are available medkits throughout the map ( except on the highest difficulty), which will help heal you and your squad mates. Be sure to use them wisely.
The guns in this game are great, with a very wide variety, however, you only get to hold two at a time. The German tiger tanks look exactly like the real thing, and they are very hard to destroy, even with a bazooka. The sound effects are THE BEST ever. Each gun has its own unique sound. You hear, and feel, bombs go off next to you. Listening for the movement of the tiger tanks makes you feel like you are actually on the battlefield. The graphics are above average, but dont compare to Halo 2 or Chaos Theory. (NOTE: you know when there are people next to you in a game and you kinda get stuck in a corner and can't move. The guys at EA games did not allow that in this game. Instead, you can walk through the people(if they're not German enemies) so you do not get annoyed and have to restart the mission. Now, my friend thinks this is poor graphics, but believe me, it is a good thing and keeps you from getting frustrated.) I was very dissapointed that there was no XBOX LIVE, because it would have been awesome. However, the MULTIPLAYER is very good and a nice treat for you and your friends.
The ending to this game (The Battle of the Bulge) (VERY HARD TO COMPLETE) leaves one to believe there will be another MOH coming in the future(...). Wonder when it will come out. Hopefully, EA Games will make the game EVEN MORE better than European Assault, with better everything and hopefully (and finally) XBOX LIVE for Medal of Honor.