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  • Summary: (Also known as "Brothers in Arms: War Stories") Brothers In Arms DS brings all the action and strategy of the series to a handheld, utilizing the DS Touch Screen to control the squad. Exclusively designed for Nintendo DS with easy-to-use, stylus-based controls such as using the Touch Screen to aim, with the camera following the stylus. Features detailed 3-D environments with highly believable characters and enemies, cinematic camera angles, and great animation. Drive a recon car or a Sherman Tank. Use a wide range of weapons such as bazookas, sniper rifles, grenades and more to destroy your enemy. 16 Missions and Three Different Campaigns: Relive the intensity of WWII through three different campaigns, from Normandy to North-Africa and Ardennes. Redesigned New Multiplayer Experience: Fight major multiplayer battles with three of your friends in different multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. Contextual Movements: Gameplay adapted to the Nintendo DS hardware with auto-cover behind walls or auto-recovering life system. Experience a stronger emotional factor, due to the third-person view and dialogue between soldiers. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. An excellent example of what can be done on the DS platform when a developer puts enough time and effort into a project.
  2. An extremely fun and well-designed game that sets a new standard in terms of graphics and sound. If it proves successful, we will hopefully see a slew of shooters arrive for the platform, shooters that will hopefully implement WiFi Connect so we can all start going head-to-head.
  3. You'll be amazed at what the developers are squeezing out of the DS. [July 2007, p.78]
  4. Though Brothers in Arms DS is admittedly short and has only a 'barely-there' multiplayer component the single-player gameplay is involving and the engine shows off what the DS is capable of doing.
  5. It'd be great to see a sequel with better multiplayer options and a few more single-player goodies. These war stories deserve a read – and definitely an expansion.
  6. 65
    Good while it lasts. It’s just a pity it doesn’t last very long.
  7. 40
    Impressive a feat as creating a 3D shooter with cinematic aspirations for the DS may be, it doesn't mean much when it's not fundamentally fun to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14