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  • Summary: Created by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-chargedCreated by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. The game puts you in the shoes of Sgt. Matt Baker, a D-Day paratrooper squad leader, and asks you to lead the squad as you balance their lives with the success of the mission. The true stories and historical events you experience on your perilous journey take you through real battlefields meticulously recreated from aerial reconnaissance images, US Army Signal Corps photos and eye-witness accounts of war-torn Normandy. Players of allskill levels can battle their way through this intense experience because of Brothers in Arms innovative and accessible command and control system. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    It's not just its uncompromising realism or its emotive theme, it's the whole package -- great looks, fantastic sound, and a gameplay and plot structure that promotes bonding with the men under your command. Wrap that up with a slick control method and, for once, some tactical depth, and you're left with a very special recipe.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    93
    An excellent game. It is superbly written and researched. The situations and characters simply feel real. [Apr. 05]
  3. Quite honestly the first realistic shooter I’ve found myself completely enthralled within. It’s cross between Medal of Honor/Call of Duty and Full Spectrum Warrior gameplay creates an experience that is fresh and compelling, while the multiplayer mode should make this one of the most popular titles around.
  4. Can you forget "Medal of Honor" and "Call of Duty" by playing this game? Of course not, but Brothers in Arms marks a new beginning for the Second World War shooters. It's an extraordinary game, one that will change the history of war shooters forever.
  5. The effect that all this adds to the game is more a sense of realism than a sense of camaraderie. The harrowing, dangerous nature of war is shown here in its truest form in a video game.
  6. In a nutshell, when its 'gears' are clicking, Brothers in Arms manages to deepen the shooter genre with the addition of some great tactical gameplay and relatively realistic depiction of infantry warfare... [but] sadly lacked somewhat in the execution department, making it not as good as the reigning king of the genre.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 60
  2. Negative: 16 out of 60
  1. LuisR.
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    This is a greatest WW2 game. The A.I. is so much better than other WW2 games. The grapics are okay they have a Band of Brothers kind of feel This is a greatest WW2 game. The A.I. is so much better than other WW2 games. The grapics are okay they have a Band of Brothers kind of feel to them. The sound is outstanding. There is never a quite moment in the game and feels like you are in a thick fire fight. Soliders yell and bullets fly over your head with dirt land on your screen, when a near by explosion ocurrs. The game runs great on my PC and i have a 1.3 GHz, with 512 Rdram, a ATI Radeon 9800 128 MB video crad and it runs great. Load times arn't even an issue they are not long at all. Some hard core Call of Duty players might be turned of by the game because they are a super solider. Give it a chance because if you compared the 2 games you feel a little scared of this one, the reason being that you die fast in Brothers in Arms. So you might get fustrated for a while. Play the game, it's fun and different. Expand
  2. Slerbabroukenengilsh
    Jun 17, 2008
    10
    The most realistic WW2 game indeed, I recommend playing it with hard difficulty setting to maximise the immersion. You will die alot, because The most realistic WW2 game indeed, I recommend playing it with hard difficulty setting to maximise the immersion. You will die alot, because only one enemy can kill you with a single shot, but once you learn to keep your head down and flank the enemy, it's one hell of a ride! Graphics are good enough- runs smoothly with olde r computers, sounds great- weapons and explosions have a realistic feel in them, Great animations and voice acting- soldiers act like living beings, hiding behind covers and yelling for each other in the heat of a battle. I highly recommend playing this game, you don't even have to like war games that much. Tactical elements and effort they put in realism separates Brothers In Arms from titles like Medal Of Honour and Call Of Duty. Expand
  3. JarrydR.
    Jun 24, 2005
    9
    By far the best WW 2 GAME I have EVER played it brings MOA , COD and fullspectrum warrior all into one ... the MP is fun.and for that guy thatBy far the best WW 2 GAME I have EVER played it brings MOA , COD and fullspectrum warrior all into one ... the MP is fun.and for that guy that said the AI is dumb play it on difficult or Authentic for a all out challange.... over and out. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2014
    7
    I finished a lot of FPS games. I enjoy World War II games. I played a few instances of Call of Duty and Medal of Honor.

    The graphics is OK,
    I finished a lot of FPS games. I enjoy World War II games. I played a few instances of Call of Duty and Medal of Honor.

    The graphics is OK, the sound is OK.

    The game itself is not typical. It focuses on tactics and leading a team of men, giving them orders. It's very difficult to finish without managing the other soldiers. This gets complicated at some moments. Some of the maps are a little dull (too much fields, too little buildings and towns) and when you can't finish a dull level just because your teammate gets lost between bushes and can't follow you it gets a bit annoying.
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  5. ManlioM.
    Apr 5, 2005
    6
    Poor techincally speaking, but with great atmosphere surely the game has it flaws and they're quite annoying (poor AI, a l'le bitPoor techincally speaking, but with great atmosphere surely the game has it flaws and they're quite annoying (poor AI, a l'le bit outdated graphics, poor interaction, linear gameplay) but for a BandofBrothers' fan could be interesting. Expand
  6. AndrewW.
    Apr 13, 2005
    4
    If you are expecting to find good AI and multiplayer co-op, you will be disappointed. This is just another scripted shooter like COD and MOH, If you are expecting to find good AI and multiplayer co-op, you will be disappointed. This is just another scripted shooter like COD and MOH, with multiplay tacked on half finished and poorly implemented. When playing over a LAN with two players, you cannot both choose the same side v the computer. The bots are too dumb and need a human to lead them around. You cannot manually enter an IP address for the server and there is no dedicated server or mission/map editor. The maps are small and there is no random respawning. It gets boring and predictable very quickly. Don't waste your money on buying this new, there will be a lot of used copies going cheaply on Ebay, mine included. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2021
    0
    Gearbox Software avant de pondre ses merdes de Bordel-lands à la chaîne, faisait déjà d’autres merdes mais plus spécialisées, à savoir lesGearbox Software avant de pondre ses merdes de Bordel-lands à la chaîne, faisait déjà d’autres merdes mais plus spécialisées, à savoir les ‘Brothers in Arms’ qui se déroulent pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et passent la brosse à reluire sur les grands héros de la grande patrie, venus sauver la France et le monde et patati et patata…

    J’insiste là-dessus, car dans ce ‘Road to Hill 30’ comme dans les autres ‘BIA’, c’est toujours la vieille rengaine pour les soldats amerloques et la brosse à reluire tout au premier degré. Et avec la langue pour le ‘finish’. Ouais, ouais, ouais… vraiment des mangeboules, chez Gearbox Software !

    Les cinématiques sont donc longues et ridicules, très empruntées et solennelles et… on ne peut pas les zapper ! la musique en fait des tonnes et donne envie de donner des coups de pied au clavier. Même pour un jeu datant de 2005, on remarque bien vite que ce ‘BIA’ est clairement et… étonnamment laid ou carrément vilain, c’est selon. Et je parle sur PC, j’ose pas imaginer sur les consoles de l’époque !

    En tout cas, il s’agit du même principe des ‘BIA’ dans ce ‘RTH30’, c’est-à-dire de donner un ou deux ordres à ses soldats pour qu’ils clouent un ennemi au sol (tir de suppression) pendant qu’on fait le tour et qu’on les flingue sur le flanc. C’est très répétitif, très limité et… rapidement répétitif puisque c’est toujours pareil ! de toute façon, cet enculé de jeu m’a pondu un écran bleu avant de charger une mission… alors, va chier, jeu de merde !
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