Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. There are some technical problems and crash bugs that need ironed out (especially for ATI users, from the sound of it), and the feel and responsiveness of the controls could have been better. The AI is lacking, but those special slow-motion moments when you score a particularly nasty headshot or a grenade blows a guy into thirds are rewarding and add to the cinematic feel.
  2. If you’re a newcomer to the series, it’s recommended that you play the first two before delving into this one, as you’ll miss out on the developed story up to that point. If you’re looking for a new World War II multiplayer experience, it would be best to skip over Hell’s Highway and wait for something a little more multiplayer-oriented.
  3. Edge Magazine
    60
    Gearbox has made a game that is stable and complete, if hugely unrefined in places, with an under-exploited but sound core of tactical squad combat. [Nov 2008, p.93]
  4. Nobody is suggesting that such a marriage of styles and boundary pushing storytelling shouldn’t be attempted in gaming, and in that Hell’s Highway is incredibly brave, but arguably any effort to be both an enjoyable first person shooter and stony-faced anti-war tale is doomed from the outset. Something must be compromised, it’s just a shame that in this case it happens to be the whole package.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 143
  2. Negative: 12 out of 143
  1. JimCIII
    Sep 9, 2009
    10
    Again, great story line, graphics amazing compared to previous titles. Can't wait for the next installment.
  2. ScottS.
    Oct 13, 2008
    10
    Plain and simple the PC version of the game really rocks. If you have the hardware you will find that the game looks fantastic. I really Plain and simple the PC version of the game really rocks. If you have the hardware you will find that the game looks fantastic. I really can't say enough about how good the character models look. Very realistic. The game was also longer than I expected which was nice. This game is a great improvement over previous BoH games and I really enjoyed it. This time around the FPS elements are improved and the squad AI is awesome in my opinion. Any low scores say to me either bad hardware was used or the person is just sick of WWII games. I highly recommend this game! Well done Gearbox! Full Review »
  3. May 28, 2011
    10
    I absolutely loved this game. I loved hill 30, and this was amazing! The troops are a lot smarter and the game is simply amazing on allI absolutely loved this game. I loved hill 30, and this was amazing! The troops are a lot smarter and the game is simply amazing on all points. I would like to see the old, bloody difficult, shaky aiming like the old game. Other than that, I loved everything about and was extremely swallowed by the story line. I can't wait for the next installment! Please reveal it this E3! Full Review »