Medal of Honor: Warfighter Gameplay Performance Review

Medal of Honor: Warfighter uses the Frostbite 2 engine which was made popular by delivering realistic graphics and physics in Battlefield 3. We will be finding out if the image quality has improved or stayed the same compared to Battlefield 3, and what kind of hardware is needed to take full advantage of the game.

Introduction

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the fourteenth installment of the Medal of Honor series, and was released on October 23rd, 2012. The game was developed by Danger Close Games and published by EA Games. This game is the direct sequel to Medal of Honor that was released in 2010, and picks up right where it left off. Most of the story takes place across Europe, the middle east, and a few spots in Asia.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a first-person shooter game that offers both Single Player and Multiplayer gameplay. In Battlefield 3 users are normally put in very large maps, whether you are playing single player or multiplayer. These large maps have tons of vegetation and allow you to freely roam and set up camping spots. In Medal of Honor: Warfighter players are usually in smaller groups clearing building to building.

Frostbite 2 Engine

The biggest reason that we are looking at Medal of Honor: Warfighter is because of the engine the game uses. We first saw the DX11 Frostbite 2 Engine with Battlefield 3 which was released on October 25th, 2011. Since they both run the same engine, and were both produced by EA Games, they have all of the same graphics options. The Frostbite 2 engine brought some of the most realistic graphics we had seen to date. The Frostbite 2 engine also greatly improved the physics we experience in game, and things that interact with these physics. Building destruction was one of the biggest features that interacted with these physics taking our gaming experiences to a whole new level.

We are looking at this game to see if the image quality and performance is different compared to Battlefield 3. At the rate that technology is advancing, a year's time in video games will hopefully improve graphics quality. Our goal is to find what type of video card you will need to get the most out of this game, and to see if the image quality in Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the same, better, or worse than Battlefield 3.