Brothers in Arms: Double Time Wii

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
Buy On
  1. 30
    Wii-makes walk a thin line already, but when a game can't iron out even the most blatant bugs (three second freezes occurring constantly in general play?), it's obvious that it's more about making a few quick stacks of cash than putting any real effort into a package.
  2. Double Time gives you double the frustration for half the price.
  3. As if we haven’t seen enough WW2 shooters by now, Ubisoft chose to port these two decent shooters into one horrible compilation for the Wii.
  4. Congratulations, Wii owners! While Xbox 360, PS3, and PC owners are enjoying the latest chapter of Brothers in Arms in high definition, you get to relive the glory of the first two games in this buggy, ugly-as-hell port that eliminates the multiplayer and sabotages the single-player campaign with frequent stutters and framerate issues.
  5. On one hand, the core game itself is good, and the story presented here is something you don't expect in a game. On the other hand, the technical execution of the title is so poor that one is surprised that it can run at all.
  6. A frustrating package. There's a wealth of gameplay, across the two discs, but very little variety.
  7. 33
    Axing every bit of multiplayer content -- not just the online modes -- from the original games is a baffling move on the part of the developers, considering that other Wii shooters have included both local and online multiplayer options.
  8. The sound effects and voice acting (though B-rated in and of itself) add a level of immersion to the game that, without it, would have been an utter failure. Even with them, though, the game only becomes passable.
  9. Avoid this game like the plague.
  10. Nintendo Power
    70
    It's also unfortunate that there's no multiplayer of any sort, which definitely hurts the game's longevity. [Dec 2008, p.98]
  11. 30
    Brothers in Arms: Double Time contains two dated World War II games that have actually fared off worse in making the transition to the Wii. This is a compilation you will want to avoid.
  12. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    69
    Imprecise motion controls and muddy visuals. [Christmas 2008, p.99]
  13. Nintendo Gamer
    49
    Too little, too late. A shameless, lazy cash-in on a venerable series, which ultimately feels totally pointless to play. [Feb 2009, p.70]

Awards & Rankings

#50 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. eugenes
    Jan 4, 2010
    9
    -A great WWII shooting game -Great controls -good graphics -it also has different ways to sneak up on the germans -i think all BIA, wii, 1st -A great WWII shooting game -Great controls -good graphics -it also has different ways to sneak up on the germans -i think all BIA, wii, 1st person-shooter, and WWII fans will enjoy it Full Review »
  2. williamy
    Dec 14, 2009
    0
    The best part of this game was skirmish and now that they have removed it, it doesn't feel complete. worse than the PS2 version which The best part of this game was skirmish and now that they have removed it, it doesn't feel complete. worse than the PS2 version which was very good Full Review »
  3. JamesD.
    Oct 5, 2008
    8
    Had a lot of time playing this over the weekend, and absolutely loved it! Going to keep this game, and I am still so far from completing it! Had a lot of time playing this over the weekend, and absolutely loved it! Going to keep this game, and I am still so far from completing it! Replay value is high, as you can take different routes in missions sometimes, and change difficulty. Shame theres no online, but I am not fussed too much after playing this. Full Review »