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[TEST] Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond: a mixed success

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  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond: what does the title offer?
    • What are the PC requirements to play it?
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond: a big game once installed
    • Long loading screens
    • Part of the problem resolved over time
  • Weapons: a strong point of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
  • A concentration of comfort options
  • What about the gameplay?
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond: about multiplayer
  • The Gallery and survival mode: the last two pieces of the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond puzzle
  • Medal of Honor : Above and Beyond : notre verdict final
    • Good points
    • Negative points

The Medal of Honor series is making a big comeback with its new VR-exclusive title Above and Beyond. The VR first-person shooter takes on the thrilling World War II settings from its original version. To learn more about this game, discover its characteristics through our test.



Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond: what does the title offer?

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondexclusively on VR platforms

a campaign of more than 10 hours, an online multiplayer mode and a survival mode

Respawn Entertainment's first VR game

What are the PC requirements to play it?

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondrequires an NVIDIA RTX 2080 or higher graphics card accompanied by an i9-9700k


it's a little unreasonable

the title uses a "variable" resolution by default

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond: a big game once installed


Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondrequires almost 200 GB of space on your PC

the various emblematic places and the great attention to detail

total lack of cohesion between the 54 "scenes" of the game

Long loading screens

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondcomposed of loosely connected scenes

a fade to black, a small jingle sound effect and possibly a loading screen

is more like a montage of different moments

Part of the problem resolved over time

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondpart of the problem is finally resolved as you go along

segments tend to get longer and more complex

the problem is only partially resolved and therefore still persists

Weapons: a strong point of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

found an excellent balance between accessibility and realism with most weapons

the rebound is just enough to make it look like you're shooting a real gun

the rifle recharges automatically

A concentration of comfort options

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondadjust the rotational speed of the means of locomotion


a seated mode and the possibility to activate or deactivate the effects of screen shake

this game sometimes tends to get quite intense



What about the gameplay?

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondexciting and entertaining gameplay

the NPC's AI is quite inconsistent

run into enemies that kill you immediately

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond: about multiplayer

extremely fun

same gun mechanics as campaign modethere is no progression mechanism in place


distinct and unique with rather impressive environmental effects

The Gallery and survival mode: the last two pieces of the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond puzzle

one of the best and most authentic digital resources for WWII information

a mode in which you have to face waves of Nazis

a quick and easy way to jump straight into combat

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyond : notre verdict final

Medal of Honor : Above and Beyondfor a first VR game, it's not bad

the title still presents an entertaining and exciting gameplay

it promises a good VR experience

Good points

Negative points

  • Problems remain to be resolved

7

gameplay : Gameplay both entertaining and thrilling despite inconsistent pace.

Graphics : Environment well thought out and well detailed, but requiring an extreme hardware configuration.

Immersion VR : Exceptional VR experience with accessible and realistic weapons

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