Conclusion: Concept: Continue Matt Baker's story by shooting and strategizing your way through the opening stages of Operation Market Garden
Graphics: Fantastic cutscenes, superb facial animations, and impressive use of depth of field, but the game suffers from serious texture pop-up
Sound: Earnest voiceovers and a solid theatrical score
Playability: Accommodating as can be.
Summary: Basing your game around Operation Market Garden -- a less-than-successful attempt by the Allies to push into the German industrial heartland -- is a bad omen. With a little hard work, however, this third game in the Brothers in Arms series survives to fight another day, albeit not exactly unscathed.
Excerpt: There's something peculiarly puzzling about gore in video games. Like chocolates in a box of Roses it can come in so many types. Gore can be completely stylised and over the top, like in upcoming black and white Wii game Mad World, for example. Or gore might be gritty and shocking, like in Grand Theft Auto IV. Gore works in video games because of the context it appears in. The gritty and realistic gore in GTA 4 works because the tone of the game is realistic and gritty.
Excerpt: The first two games in the Brothers in Arms series distinguished themselves among the crowd of WWII shooters on the strength of their smoothly integrated first-person squad control and gritty, moving portrayal of a band of Allied soldiers. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway sticks to these strengths, and commanding your squads through Nazi-occupied territory is more thrilling than ever thanks to the vibrant, beautiful scenery and the brutal, exhilarating action.
Pros: Great blend of squad control and first-person combat, Vibrant, detailed environments, Battlefield sounds will put you on edge, Interesting characters, Action camera is exhilarating
Cons: Story relies too much on knowledge of past games, Texture irregularities can sour cutscenes
Excerpt: It took them quite a while, but Gearbox Software was finally able to finish the long-delayed Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway . Announced many years ago for last generation consoles, Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway is making its first debut on next gen (now gen?) hardware, but was the wait worth it? A game with that long of a development process surely has to be something special, right? Well... yes and no.