Reviews and Problems with Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
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6 January 2009
Summary: Theories regarding what caused the eventual defeat of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich abound, running the gamut from poor strategic decisions to allied daytime bombing decimating Germany's industrial base.
Excerpt: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: PC , Xbox 360, PS3 UK Price (as reviewed): £23.73 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $49.99 (ex. Tax) It looks like we’re due for something of a World War 2 game renaissance this winter following the avalanche of apathy that had begun to...
Excerpt: "What is it that makes a great soldier? His brain or his heart?" -- Sergeant Matt Baker Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway finds Sergeant Baker and his howling commandos paratrooping into the Netherlands just in time for Operation Market Garden.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A diverting tactical shooter curbed by ageing design principles, flawed story-telling and run-of-the-mill tech. Easily the best Brothers in Arms title so far, but after three years in development we were expecting something more evolutionary.
Conclusion: Despite all the war-time shooter milking we've seen for years, games like World at War and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway could very well make it relevant again. Seriously, all genres deserve at least one reboot or another, and WWII FPS games are no different.
Excerpt: World War II is coming back into your living room with Hell's Highway, a solid, squad-based tactical shooter. Aside from some minor glitches and a lack of decent multiplayer the game is stunning, with a movie-like story that is gripping and emotional.
Pros: Squad-based combat. Great graphics. Solid controls and gameplay. Authentic WW2 experience. Spectacular sound effects. Destructible cover.
Cons: Weak multiplayer. Occasional issues when moving squad. Squad members cannot be healed.