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  • Summary: Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway brings the critically acclaimed squad-based WWII shooter into the next generation of gaming with amazing graphics and sound, new cutting-edge gameplay features and a completely redesigned online component. Delivering on the franchise's compelling story,Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway brings the critically acclaimed squad-based WWII shooter into the next generation of gaming with amazing graphics and sound, new cutting-edge gameplay features and a completely redesigned online component. Delivering on the franchise's compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II. Lead Matt Baker, Joe Hartsock and the rest of the 101st Airborne Division as they fight to open "Hell's Highway" in a daring bid for a quick end to the war. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. PC Gamer
    93
    Easily one of the most engrossing shooters ever made. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
  2. Brother’s in Arms Hell’s Highway is a beautiful and engrossing cinematic experience that is as much fun to watch, as it is to play. Games rarely are this enjoyable and I can't remember the last time I started up a game and couldn't stop playing it.
  3. PC Zone UK
    86
    For all its faults Hell's Highway is a rich experience that should be played through at least twice, because in completing the game you just want to keep going. [Dec 2008, p.68]
  4. Total PC Gaming
    80
    Hell's Highway is held back by tunnel-vision solo play, but that shouldn't put you off. [Issue#12, p.55]
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Infernally absorbing game with not only stunning graphics but also a compelling story and a reasonable amount of pathos. If all WWII games come this way we’ll never be bored. Be prepared for flying body parts and mutilated bodies - this game is not for sissies! [Oct 2008]
  6. Play (Poland)
    80
    New and vastly improved targeting model allows now (at last!) to hit every pixel you see. The game isn't so hard as the first part, unless you have to fight alone - you'll be positively beaming with joy when you see your boys again. And losing every one of the team members hurts just as much as it should. [Oct 2008]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 44
  2. Negative: 8 out of 44
  1. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    the best gameplay world war 2 i play better than battfield 2 and the last of us 2
  2. JohnnyV
    Aug 10, 2009
    10
    I had totally no problems running it... if you people do have to compare it to cod the cod series are way to short in gameplay cod - No story I had totally no problems running it... if you people do have to compare it to cod the cod series are way to short in gameplay cod - No story cod -is way to eays even at highest diff. bia is the first ( i think) fps that u can play WITHOUT crosshair! just like it would be. Good graps good gameplay really it's a f ing nice game. Expand
  3. JimCIII
    Sep 9, 2009
    10
    Again, great story line, graphics amazing compared to previous titles. Can't wait for the next installment.
  4. Jul 18, 2016
    9
    Perhaps the most underrated WW2 shooter ever. Beautiful graphics, excellent game play, great level design, great voice actors, and of coursePerhaps the most underrated WW2 shooter ever. Beautiful graphics, excellent game play, great level design, great voice actors, and of course amazing story line. This game definitely presents the horrors of WW2 the same way Saving Private Ryan did. I still do not understand why it fell short of being even an 8. The only flaws are the weak multiplayer and a weak last mission. Outside of that the game is incredible. A good 9.1/10 Expand
  5. DanielS.
    Oct 8, 2008
    8
    Awesome gameplay,gory slow motion head-shots is icing on the glorious story of the game cake 8/10 because of minor bugs (soon to be fixed,maybe?).
  6. Apr 26, 2020
    7
    The third installment of the BiA series tries to go a little bit mainstream and tries to attract newer players. The game difficulty isThe third installment of the BiA series tries to go a little bit mainstream and tries to attract newer players. The game difficulty is definitely not as demanding as the two previous titles, only the graphics seem to be a vast improvement.

    I can’t shake the feeling that they were pandering to the MoH / CoD audience by ramping up the gore and violence. And there are some boring scripted stealth missions which is definitely taken out from the tired playbook from CoD.

    Same goes for the story, while the previous titles had a creeping darkness that slowly reveals itself, they still had a balance and felt grounded in reality (they were after all modeled after the great HBO show Band of Brothers). This time we're dealing with full on hallucinations/ghosts etc which feels again like trying to rip off other games ( F.E.A.R. & Bioshock) which is a shame since the BiA series had it's own identity that made it stand out from the vast amount of (tactical) FPS shooters.

    It's still a good game, regardless of these flaws, because the core mechanic of this game are still intact. Although most missions feel definitely more linear than the old games, which has something to do that the old game's maps were much more open and therefore there was more room for movement and different approaches.
    It’s definitely worth checking out.
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  7. DzibanM.
    Oct 31, 2008
    0
    I'd probably enjoy the hell out of this game if it worked. The game crashes to desktop and gives bizarre errors right after the intro I'd probably enjoy the hell out of this game if it worked. The game crashes to desktop and gives bizarre errors right after the intro movie to the single player campaign ("Previously on Brothers in Arms"). I've tried everything I could find in forums across the internet, to no avail. Judging from the amount of posts from others with problems, this game is seriously defective and full of bugs. When I tried to get support from Ubisoft, they basically told me to get bent. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a patch out soon that Ubisoft stole from some pirate group (just like they did with the new Rainbow Six, where they released a no-CD patch from a warez group). I'll never waste my money on another Ubisoft game. Expand

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