Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Xbox

Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
Buy On
  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    Plenty of games have flourished around the slaughter, scale and destruction of war, but few have managed to realise a soldier's role and worth - disposable, vulnerable, pivotal - as well as this. [Apr 2005, p.100]
  2. games(TM)
    70
    Gearbox should be applauded for taking the first-person genre in a bold new direction, but during the bulk of the game, players must be willing to sit back and let the developer tell the story. [Apr 2005, p.104]
  3. The level design is regrettably less inspired. Many stages are disappointingly contrived to funnel the player into acting out a fixed, linear solution, precluding creative tactics and diminishing the realism created so well by the visuals.
  4. The game's netcode is incredibly finicky, and on more than one occasion I ran into situations where I shot a guy several times in the face with no obvious effect, or died from incoming fire that seemingly came from nowhere.
  5. 60
    It's disappointing that a bad engine and rushed execution detract from the overall experience, leaving it with nothing really remarkable.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
#34 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 50
  2. Negative: 7 out of 50
  1. Jun 6, 2013
    8
    During a time when shooters hadn't really made their mark yet, this game came, this game saw. Although compared to other games it's not asDuring a time when shooters hadn't really made their mark yet, this game came, this game saw. Although compared to other games it's not as exciting, it' simple in it's own good way. Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2011
    8
    Bloody, crude, harsh and very violent, maybe it wasnt the CoD of last generation but if it was the big jugaloo ,then maybe it could had beenBloody, crude, harsh and very violent, maybe it wasnt the CoD of last generation but if it was the big jugaloo ,then maybe it could had been famous by the awesome campaign. I enjoyed every single bullet I shot to my enemies . Full Review »
  3. Rick
    Mar 2, 2006
    7
    Yeah I have to agree this game is over-rated. Either that or I am not playing it right. Ive made that mistake before. However I got through Yeah I have to agree this game is over-rated. Either that or I am not playing it right. Ive made that mistake before. However I got through the first one and really wasn't raving about the accomplishment. The reviews I read talk about cinematic and having a real feel for your fellow troops. I didnt really get into the storyline too much and the gameplay consists of bogging down the enemy with suppressing fire - whilst they do that walking around the side of them and then taking them out. I wouldnt have minded that if that if it wasnt so repetitive. Chuck in some straight out bunker/corridor action where you can mow down the enemy rather than having to wait for them to pop their head up over a fence for a headshot which rarely hits the target even when you know you are spot on. I got through one or two missions on this sequel before putting the game down in boredom. Maybe I might have to re-hire and give it another go - personally I just don't believe the hype. Full Review »