Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead is the expansion pack for the 2002 video game, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a first-person shooter video game set in the Allied offensive of the European Theater of World War II. First –person shooter is a video game genre where players explore the environment and engage opponents in a first person perspective. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead is the fifth title of first-person shooter video games released under the Medal of Honor franchise. This video game maintains its usual game play that simulates World War II military combat and tactics. Players would get to use World War II military equipment and weaponry such as the M1 Garand Rifle, M1911 Colt Pistol, Thompson submachine gun, Browning automatic rifle, Sten Mark II, Lee-Enfield Rifle, PPSh-41, Mosin-Nagant 1891, Karabiner 98 Kurz, MP40 Submachine gun, Gewehr 43 rifle, StG 44 Assault Rifle, Walther P38, and many more. Players are given a specific primary and secondary weapon with limited ammo. Ammunition can be replenished by picking up weapons dropped by dead allies and enemies, or picking up ammo packs from supply drops and weapons caches. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead allows players to focus on military tactics and maneuvers such as shooting using gun sights, using cover for protection, moving under low profile, and using stealth.
In Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead, players get to control a character named Private Jack Barnes from the 501st Regiment of the 11st Airborne Division. Players are taken through three missions based on actual events during the Allied campaigns during World War II. These campaigns include Operation Neptune in D-Day, where players join a squad of British commandos fighting behind enemy lines, the Battle of the Bulge where Jack Barnes is sent with the rest of the 101st to defend the crossroads of Bastogne from the German forces, and the Battle of Berlin fought during the last days of the European war. In this campaign, players are joined with a group of Soviet Red Army soldiers as they attack the German forces defending the city of Berlin. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead also has a multiplayer mode where players may choose between the Allied (American, British, and Russian) and Axis (German) factions.