Men of Valor

Men of Valor is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2015, Inc. and published by Vivendi Universal Games for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox platforms. Men of Valor is based on the Unreal Engine 2.0 and simulates infantry combat during the Vietnam War.

Men of Valor
Men of Valor Coverart.jpg
Developer(s)2015, Inc.
Publisher(s)Vivendi Universal Games[a]
Director(s)John Whitmore
Designer(s)Kris Jackson
Programmer(s)Mike Ramsey
Artist(s)Curtis Cannell
Matthew A. Campbell
Composer(s)Inon Zur
EngineUnreal Engine 2.0
Platform(s)Xbox, Windows
ReleaseXbox
  • NA: October 19, 2004
  • PAL: November 5, 2004
Windows
  • NA: October 29, 2004
  • PAL: November 12, 2004
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

PlotEdit

Men of Valor follows Dean Shepard and his squad of Marines from the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Division through sixteen missions during the Vietnam War including missions at the height of the Tet Offensive. In historically-based scenarios, the player assumes a variety of roles in which they man the door gun on a Huey helicopter, steer a riverboat along enemy-infested shores, battle their way through enemy tunnel complexes, and call down fire as a forward observer. Mission types include pilot rescues, recon patrols, POW rescue, and search-and-destroy ops.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCXbox
CGM     [1]N/A
CGW     [2]N/A
EGMN/A6.5/10[3]
EurogamerN/A6/10[4]
Game InformerN/A7.75/10[5]
GamePro     [6]     [7]
GameRevolutionC+[8]C+[8]
GameSpot7.9/10[9]7.9/10[10]
GameSpy     [11]     [12]
GameZone8.8/10[13]7.9/10[14]
IGN6.8/10[15]7.8/10[16]
OXM (US)N/A6.8/10[17]
PC Gamer (US)58%[18]N/A
The Sydney Morning Herald     [19]     [19]
Aggregate score
Metacritic71/100[20]73/100[21]

The game received "average" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[20][21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Review: Men of Valor". Computer Games Magazine. No. 170. theGlobe.com. January 2005. p. 68.
  2. ^ Chick, Tom (January 2005). "Men of Valor" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 247. Ziff Davis. pp. 94–95. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  3. ^ EGM staff (December 2004). "Men of Valor (Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 185. Ziff Davis. p. 162.
  4. ^ Reed, Kristan (November 4, 2004). "Men Of Valor (Xbox)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Kato, Matthew (November 2004). "Men of Valor (Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 139. GameStop. p. 162. Archived from the original on April 9, 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  6. ^ Bones (December 9, 2004). "Men of Valor Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Men of Valor (Xbox)". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. December 2004. p. 104.
  8. ^ a b Sanders, Shawn (November 3, 2004). "Men of Valor Review". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Wolpaw, Erik (October 28, 2004). "Men of Valor Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  10. ^ Wolpaw, Erik (October 22, 2004). "Men of Valor Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Osborne, Scott (November 17, 2004). "GameSpy: Men of Valor (PC)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  12. ^ Tuttle, Will (October 25, 2004). "GameSpy: Men of Valor (Xbox)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 26, 2005. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  13. ^ Hopper, Steven (October 25, 2004). "Men of Valor - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on June 8, 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Hopper, Steven (October 18, 2004). "Men of Valor - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on July 6, 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  15. ^ Perry, Douglass C.; McNamara, Tom (October 26, 2004). "Men of Valor (PC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  16. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (October 19, 2004). "Men of Valor (Xbox)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "Men of Valor". Official Xbox Magazine. Imagine Media. December 2004. p. 68.
  18. ^ "Men of Valor". PC Gamer. Vol. 12 no. 1. Imagine Media. January 2005. p. 86.
  19. ^ a b Ring, Bennett (February 5, 2005). "Vietnam all over again". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on August 4, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  20. ^ a b "Men of Valor for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Men of Valor for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  1. ^ Released in PAL regions under the Sierra Entertainment brand name

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