Before a new wave of World War II shooters hits the video games market – heralded by the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII and a new Brothers in Arms confirmed to be in works – it is good to stop for a moment and look back at where it all began. Thanks to Electronic Arts, PC players have a good opportunity to do just that. For a limited time you can add Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault to your Origin account for free and keep it forever. Note, however, that this is just the original single player campaign, since the game’s online servers were shut down along with GameSpy.
The Medal of Honor series, which has since drifted towards modern conflicts, originally gained much acclaim for its visceral World War II experience. Unlike several of its installments set in Europe, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, released in 2004, takes the player to fight on the Pacific front. You play as an American soldier who, together with his squad, fights the Japanese from Pearl Harbor through to Guadalcanal and other famous battles of WWII.