Brothers in Arms: D-Day PSP

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2006
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. It lacks the emotional and technical "oomph" of its big-screen relatives, highlighted by the notoriously futzy control scheme that'll have you pulling out your hair. With that said, it's still one of the best shooters on the PSP, packing a serious challenge in an impressively sized campaign (not to mention some ad-hoc multiplayer) that'll keep you busy for awhile.
  2. This is quite long and has stacks of replay value with the multiplayer. That multiplayer mode will be hugely satisfying to anyone who happens to know someone else with a PSP (gasp!) and it represents further evidence that 2006 is the year of co-op gaming.
  3. It’s a nice try but for my money I would stick with the recent and far [] superior Medal of Honor game for the PSP.
  4. D-Day doesn't change anything or bring anything new to the table sadly, but if you want the same Brothers in Arms experience on a handheld, then this is faultless if a bit unambitious.
  5. If you are a rookie to the series then by all means sign up for combat, but everyone else should probably just wait to stroll down "Hell's Highway" if they want a new experience.
  6. Play UK
    69
    While the game itself is perfectly sound, Brother in Arms: D-Day is let down by some seriously poor controls that see you constantly trying to fight against the PSP when it's really those pesky jerries you should be focusing on. [Issue # 149, p.78]
  7. 64
    Sloppy controls and a few AI issues sabotage much of the fun. That aside, a little spit and polish would have gone a very long way.
  8. If aiming, shooting, and moving are often frustrating, the tactical game and its controls are where the fun is at in Brothers in Arms: D-Day, and where the designers should have focused their attention when transferring the game from PC to PSP.
  9. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    A solid attempt to bring the gritty realism of war to handheld, but shooter-nuts are better off sticking with "Medal of Honor Heroes." [Jan 2007, p.88]
  10. Rehashed gameplay and poor controls...make the game feel like just another console-to-PSP hack job where the makers of the game were just trying to make a quick buck.
  11. PSM3 Magazine UK
    59
    Dodgy controls and poor AI ruin what should have been a belter. [Feb 2007, p.74]
  12. There's a lot of content to be had for the sticker price, but you'll have to fight some horrid controls to enjoy it, which pretty much ensures that you won't enjoy it, doesn't it?
  13. 55
    If the clumsy controls and glitchy graphics hadn't already killed it, there might have been some game left to salvage.
  14. PSM Magazine
    55
    You'll have a tougher time fighting your PSP than the Third Reich. [Mar 2007, p.87]
  15. A sluggish and cumbersome experience that distinctly lacks in any sort of atmosphere, D-Day is a real disappointment.
  16. D-Day's strategic undertones are welcome, but overall the game is too drawn out and generally lacking in tension to truly captivate, other than in short sporadic bursts.

Awards & Rankings

#39 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#34 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. MarkJ
    Nov 9, 2008
    10
    This is by far the best WW2 FPS available on PSP. I also have Call of Duty Roads to Victory and this game is superior. The graphics are This is by far the best WW2 FPS available on PSP. I also have Call of Duty Roads to Victory and this game is superior. The graphics are simply stunning, better than the Brothers in Arms PS2 versions, and I find the control is ironically even better than the PC BIA versions - on the PSP you can actually hit head shots at long range with the iron sights! Plus all the best missions from the first two BIA are in this plus skirmish mode so it is a massive game that gives you value for your money. The fun co-op alone makes this a must buy. Full Review »
  2. NikM.
    Mar 20, 2007
    7
    This game is confused, the fps element is bad, the tactics part rocks. Its misadvertised, but the controls are for tactics. If your looking This game is confused, the fps element is bad, the tactics part rocks. Its misadvertised, but the controls are for tactics. If your looking for a great fps for the psp, get medal of honor, if your looking for an awesome brain game, buy this, because you ant just charge your enemy, you need to use the environment to your advantage, so don't expect Halo or Call of Duty, expect tactics with a bit of action. Full Review »
  3. NickB.
    Mar 12, 2007
    7
    This is a port of the console game, and remarkably well-done at that. The tactical element is dumbed down, but the fps elements are This is a port of the console game, and remarkably well-done at that. The tactical element is dumbed down, but the fps elements are alarmingly on the mark. The main problem with the game is a complicated control scheme (not for the new player or casual gamer) and the fact that you will regularly be shooting at nazis you can't even see.....but of course they can see you while you squint at the screen to figure out who keep killing you. Not bad.....but I found MoH Heroes a better WWII portable game, more "tiny screen friendly." Full Review »