MEDAL OF HONOR
MEDAL OF HONOR
Type of media DigitalMedia
BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 26/11/2010
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MEDAL OF HONOR is a first-person shooter game for the PS3 console in which a Special Operations military squad takes on various missions to defeat insurgent activity in Afghanistan. The game was classified '18' for strong bloody violence.
The violence takes place in the context of military combat with the player playing as a member of the squad engaging enemies in various battle situations. There is the occasional requirement for stealth tactics in which the player character sneaks up on an enemy and uses a knife to cut his throat, although the player does not control the slashing action in this move. The more frequent action involves engaging the enemy in firefights with a variety of realistic military weapons at the player's disposal including single-shot pistols and rifles, automatic firepower, rocket launchers and explosive devices such as grenades. The bloody injury that results varies in its effect depending on the range at which an enemy is hit and the type of weapon used. Once an enemy is killed there is no opportunity to inflict any significant post-mortem damage to their bodies. Whilst the majority of the battle violence in the game would have met with the allowance of the BBFC Guidelines for strong violence at '15', the use of a particular weapon (a shotgun) allows the player to cause more gory injury to enemies by blowing off their heads or limbs, accompanied by large blood spurts and sight of bloody stumps in the aftermath. The violence in these moves was more focussed and personalised and presented a challenge to the Guidelines at '15' which state that violence 'should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.
The game also contains strong language.
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