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Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (Xbox 360)

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The Press Says

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94
GameFocus
One of my favorite World War Two video games on any system, if the couple of glitches were fixed it would be my favorite over Call of Duty on the PC. But for your home console, buy this great game and enjoy it. Hopefully they are working hard (after a vacation) on Brothers in Arms: Battle of the Bulge which is the last big fight the 101st was part of in World War 2.
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Gameplayer
We probably can’t change the minds of the former, but those of you who haven’t enjoyed the series in the past aren’t alone – because we didn’t either. Hell’s Highway, however, is a different beast – the heritage of the series remains, as do the basic tactical systems, but this time Gearbox has combined the unique gameplay with an extremely robust shooter.
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Extreme Gamer
Unlike other games, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway brings you into the action making it feel like more than a simple game, it becomes a believable journey into the heart of a war. Hell's Highway is as close to an authentic WWII experience you can have and still make the game fun. The storyline is thoughtful tale of camaraderie between soldiers on the battlefield fighting in a war most of them don’t fully understand. Engaging and gritty Hell’s Highway grabs you throwing you into its world filled with intense squad-based combat situations and horrific moments of human truth.
90
Official XBox Magazine
So sure, given our love for this series, we’d definitely hoped to be able to give Hell’s Highway a higher score. But the successes massively outweigh the mistakes here — which, strangely enough, is exactly how we’d describe Matt Baker, the games’ troubled hero. Props to Brothers in Arms for showing us how war can be hell…and fun, too.
90
PGNx Media
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is an intense and powerful shooter. On top of that, it features a story that is genuinely engaging, especially once you begin to get to know the characters and start to care about them.
90
Totally Gaming Network
Overall I have really enjoyed my time with this title. Everyone is aware of the numerous delays this title faced prior to release, however, the wait seems to have been worth it. The only complaint I have about the game is the frame rate seems to dip briefly at times. It doesn’t happen a whole lot and it only lasts for a couple of seconds, but it is noticeable. With this type of game it would have also been amazing if we could have gone through the campaign with friends over Xbox Live. If you are a shooter fan and you don’t mind going through World War II again be sure to definitely give this game a try. Even if you have grown tired of World War II be sure to give this game a try as the whole squad mentality does tend to change things up a bit. It is an enjoyable title that every fan of the genre should experience.
89
XboxAddict
It takes a lot of talent to take something old and make it new, and when visiting territory that’s as well travelled as Europe in the second world war, you really have to stand out from the crowd to knock a player’s socks off. Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway does this with pure polish, and is the most cinematic, strategic and yet playable wargame to come along in a few years. Whether you’re a history enthusiast that wants to play authentically recreated engagements of significant events in Holland following September 17, 1944, or whether you’re looking for a strong single player story-based shooter to loose yourself in for a week, or if you’re up for a squad-based combat game with some genuinely intelligent enemies to fight, this is definitely your bag. Pick up your rifle, get in line, and get into the fight.
88
Game Chronicles
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway does an fantastic job of bringing all the intensity of war to your Xbox with a great blend of FPS action and tactical leadership, all the while creating and weaving an emotional tale of comradery that only a group of men thrust into the horrors of war can share. It might not be the prettiest WWII game ever made but war isn’t supposed to be pretty. The story and gameplay cannot be beat and that’s what counts.
87
Gamesmania
Zumindest der Einzelspielermodus von Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway stellt ein durch und durch gelungenes Spiel dar. Man braucht keinen Übermächtigen PC damit es nicht nur toll aussieht, sondern auch flüssig läuft und was noch wichtiger ist, es macht eine Menge Spaß. Zudem muss man diesmal kein Profizocker sein, um die Geschichte bis zum Ende zu erleben. Wer auf den Mehrspielermodus nicht so viel Wert legt und mit den umfangreichen Entschärfungen der deutschen Version leben kann, wird die Tour über den Hell's Highway lieben.
87
TalkXbox
Luckily these faults do not mar the greatness of the squad based single player campaign. The strategic focused combat is unique to this game, and rarely do squad based games ever achieve this level of quality. Due to Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway unrivaled combat, its experience should be witnessed by anyone who enjoys shooters requiring some degree of tactics and skill. There are plenty of battles to fight through, collectibles to discover, and techniques to perfect in Hell’s Highway, and I fully recommend purchasing.
87
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers)
The game offers so much, from an engaging emotional story to showing the brutal face of war. Easily one of the best WWII based shooters.
85
games xtreme
A solid single player core story and polished gameplay with some viscereal battles, visuals and stirring music make up the whole package. Multiplayer feels a bit of a let down but if you want something standard in that area then the game delivers.
85
Playback
Pomimo swoich wad, Hell's Highway to ogromnie grywalna pozycja, obowiązkowa dla fanów serii, jak i godna uwagi wszystkich tych, którzy lubią naprawdę dobre strzelanki. Produkcja Gearbox Software nie jest kolejnym nieudolnym klonem Call of Duty czy Medal of Honor, ponieważ oddaje nam inne (zarazem bardziej wyrafinowane) podejście do rozgrywki. Poza refleksem, liczy się bardzo tutaj także zmysł taktyczny, tak aby skutecznie rozwiązywać problemy na polu walki. Dopracowana oprawa audiowizualna dodatkowo zwiększa frajdę płynącą z zabawy, a trzy poziomy trudności pozwalają na wielogodzinną rozgrywkę.
85
GameSpot
What is certain now is that Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is another rousing entry in a great series. The beautiful landscapes complement the gritty combat, and thoughtful cinematic techniques breathe life into the engaging characters. Despite the somewhat spotty story and sundry oddities, Hell's Highway is a game you should consider playing twice. The unlockable "authentic" difficulty mode removes all the heads-up display elements and really allows the visual design to shine. The story resonates more powerfully because you know the characters well, and the renewed challenge ratchets up the intensity. With so many exciting elements, Hell's Highway provides ample motivation to don the Allied uniform once more.
85
3D Juegos
Brothers in Arms está de vuelta con su tercera entrega, y lo hace demostrando su buena forma en su debut en Xbox 360. A pesar de no contar con demasiadas diferencias con respecto a entregas anteriores, se trata de un videojuego apasionante e intenso; un título que de haber contado con un mayor pulido en algunos aspectos podría haberse convertido en el mejor de la saga. Aun así un lanzamiento totalmente recomendable para los amantes de los shooters, pues es uno de los escasos videojuegos bélicos en tomarse la guerra con el respeto y la profundidad que se merece.
83
GameTrailers
Hell's Highway is a polished, coherent experience that, despite a few setbacks, remains compelling with interesting mechanics and compelling gameplay. It's also easy to appreciate the respect and authenticity of the game's approach. If you're willing to dig in and weather the difficulty, the journey down this most dreaded road is one worth taking.
83
Gaming Age
It's definitely worth picking up for not only shooter fans, but those that enjoy a little bit of strategy with their action. You won't get away with run and gun tactics on this title, and it's easily one of the better representations of squad based combat I've seen in a game since the original Brothers In Arms. Gearbox has made the transition to 360/PS3 quite well, and it definitely gives me hope that we'll see some more great titles from these guys in the next few years.
82
GameZone
Great storytelling aside, Hell’s Highway is an utterly gripping and action-packed jaunt into the hellish frontlines that might not be executed as well as it should be but is still worthy of playing. Its glitches and somewhat unspectacular visuals actually keep this from being a brilliant game but it doesn’t hold it back from being fun either. Take a trip down this highway … you will definitely enjoy it.
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Gamer 2.0
In conclusion, Hell’s Highway has plenty of flaws. There are a couple gameplay hitches and unresolved bugs, and multiplayer could use some more polish. The fantastic storytelling coupled with an equally impressive score though will make you forget your grievances with the finished product, and there are just enough extras in the campaign to make completionists return a couple times to get them all. Overall, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is $60 well spent.
81
TeamXbox
When it comes down to it, BiA handles its portrayal of the WWII adventure differently than other series, such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. It’s more story-driven and -focused, which might not be as satisfying or challenging for hard-core gamers looking for constant, fast-paced action—and if you don’t like that kind of game, it’s a good bet you won’t like the next BiA that’s surely coming.
80
Lens of Truth
Overall this was a really fun game. I would definitely recommend anyone who is in to WWII games to buy this one. It wasn’t my favorite but it definitely fills my itch to blow stuff up. If you like guns, guts and blood this game will not disappoint you.
80
The Review Busters
As a solo game Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway is amazing. The game has one of the best first-person shooters in the World War II genre. Online play is a problem, along with the framerate problems the game, mainly during cutscenes. Overall I think this is a great game, WW II nuts should defiantly pick this one up immediately.
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Armchair Empire, The
If there is a sequel, and there probably will be, here's hoping Gearbox provides more squad management and little more complexity to the environments, since all the other pieces appear to be in place.
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GamePro (US)
Stellar single player strategy and story in Hell's Highway make for the best (offline) World War II experience to date.
80
Giant Bomb
Hell's Highway is a World War II first-person shooter, but it's also a lot more than that. Gearbox doesn't nail every aspect of the execution, but it's unique enough to warrant a look, even if you think you're done with WWII.
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Da Gameboyz
Once you get past that initial inclination to just run in with smoking guns and barrels, Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway offers up a great experience and stands as a solid game. The presentation and story telling alone is worthy of the purchase while the gameplay offers up enough enjoyment to keep you playing for hours on end. Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway tells a wonderful story of the men from the 101st Airborne and stands as one of the better WWII games in recent years to hit the market.
80
Thunderbolt Games
While it lacks the graphical finesse and multiplayer modes of its peers, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway outshines them with a brutally honest portrayal of war and one that you won't forget. Although a few bugs detract from the experience, it excels where it should, creating an atmosphere where its core gameplay mechanics can shine. For fans of the series and tactical shooters in general, this is a welcome addition and one that's been well worth waiting for.
80
Gamer.nl
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is een absolute must voor de tactische schietfanaat, maar gelukkig valt hier ook voor de ‘normale’ gamer veel te beleven. De gevechten zijn intens en spannend, het verhaal blijft net boeiend genoeg om je door te laten spelen en de typisch Nederlandse sfeer druipt van het scherm af. Wees er echter wel op voorbereid dat er vrij weinig te doen valt na de ongeveer tien uur durende singleplayer, aangezien de multiplayer op veel gebieden steekjes laat vallen. Voor de rest is Hell’s Highway gewoon ‘one hell of a ride.
80
Gamervision
The game itself might also turn people off with it’s realistic combat, so I definitely recommend everyone rent it before a purchase, but that doesn’t detract from the game’s achievements. When I say “Rent it” that isn’t just a recommendation, it’s an order, soldier. Give it a try; your country depends on it.
80
MS Xbox World
For gamers, looking for a tactical experience then, games like Rainbow Six Vegas and GRAW still offer the best moments on Xbox 360, but as an addition to their ranks, BIA: HH is certainly worthy of a place on the roster. If you like story driven shooters with a tactical edge then I’d say this game is well worth a look in, however if you are after a long experience that you’ll savour for years to come, then I doubt this game is going to offer you that.
80
GameSpy
Although it doesn't quite measure up to the games that came before it, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is still one of the best WW2 shooters in quite some time. While there are some definite issues, the single-player game is a lot of fun and the story is engaging (though it could be a bit confusing to new players). Unfortunately, we were a bit let down by the multiplayer, which wasn't as good as it was in the previous games. Still, this is a game that fans of the series should definitely check out, as well as anyone looking for a unique take on the WW2 genre.
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Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
Replay value is immense too, thanks to open tactics, large maps and good Xbox Live modes including Co-op. Far closer to Rainbow Six than Call of Duty, know what to expect and Hell's Highway will be a road trip you'll be on for a very long time.
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videogamer.com
Bar the jarring Action Camera, there's not a lot wrong with Hell's Highway. Rather, there's a lot good with it. It's an intelligent game made by adults for adults. It'll have a hard time going up against Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War this Christmas, of course. But, like Sergeant Baker himself, it's going to put up a damn good fight.
79
Xbox World 360
But, eventually, even the most hardened Brothers In Arms fanboys out there will more than likely get the feeling that this belated entry should have strived for so much more than this. Imagine wider battlefields, less constrained mechanics, a more comprehensive variety of commands... Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway could have aimed for the stars; instead it chose to simply shuffle its feet and stare fixedly at the floor. And that, despite what Sergeant Baker may claim, is the biggest tragedy of all.
79
Console Monster
So, if you are looking for your next WWII fix, you could do a lot worse. Despite a few issues, BIA:HH is still fun to play, and the squad based gameplay makes a nice change from the mass of run and gun WWII shooters. At the very least it is worthy of a rental, if only to see how storytelling should be done in a game.
79
Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a great sequel to an already rock-solid franchise. The squad dynamic and focus on tactics help it stand out from an overcrowded genre, and the story is well told and the action befitting of a HBO mini-series. It isn't perfect of course, with some niggling visual issues as well as with the cover system and controls, but these issues are easily overcome if you're a fan of the genre. Hell's Highway looks and sounds tops, plays well, and if they'd thrown in campaign co-op, it could've easily been a contender for best shooter of 2008.
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Game Informer Magazine
Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway is a competent tactical shooter blessed with a dedication to narrative rarely seen in shooters. If Gearbox can build off this success with more inventive gameplay, the series has a chance of overcoming the boredom that curses so many WWII titles.
76
IGN
The Airborne soldiers that fought and lived through the horrors of World War II, and particularly that Operation Market Garden deserve respect, honor, and tales that highlight their sacrifices on the field of battle (as all soldiers do). Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway does an excellent job of presenting the story of these men, and is as compelling as many war movies. While many of the franchise's traditional gameplay elements return, such as the tactical controls of squads, so do the issues associated with those controls. Tie in some questionable visuals and AI issues, and you have a title that's good, but not great.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Fidèle à ses origines, Brothers in Arms : Hell's Higway semble avant tout se contenter de petites nouveautés d'ordre esthétique. Le coeur du gameplay reste quant à lui pratiquement inchangé, ce qui n'est pas foncièrement une mauvaise chose. Le titre parvient néanmoins à nous offrir quelques petites trouvailles, comme un système de couverture bien pratique et la destruction d'une partie du décor, qui impliquent donc une planification active des déplacements. On appréciera surtout la plus grande variété des situations, en dépit de quelques phases inutiles, mais heureusement courtes (le char notamment). Reste un FPS tactique de qualité, intelligent et complet.
75
Game Shark
Basically Hell’s Highway is a great example of a World War II shooter that isn’t just about running around and blasting Nazis. The squad command system makes for plenty of tactical thinking as you outmaneuver your enemy, and though the cover system has its flaws it still comes through in the end. Though the multiplayer is utterly forgettable the single player campaign makes up for it, making you the star in a quite epic tale of war and brotherhood.
75
Daily Game
Had Hell's Highway released closer to its debut behind closed doors, Ubisoft would have clearly had a must-own title on its hands. With the game in development for so long, we had high hopes for it, even though we've been very public about our tiring of WWII shooters. After all, with that much time to polish the squad mechanics, AI and gameplay nuances, Gearbox would certainly have it nailed. Instead, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway feels like Gearbox got distracted somehow, letting some things drop through the cracks or, worse yet, tinkering with them too much simply because they had so much time to do so. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a perfectly capable shooter, but even though its historical detail is nothing short of astounding, the gameplay itself doesn't do enough to justify a purchase in a fourth quarter filled with higher-profile shooters.
73
ActionTrip
In all honesty, perhaps you're better off renting this game, just like any other slightly-above-average shooter. The single-player campaign is reasonably lengthy, offering a range of challenging tasks in a number of different areas. But thanks to several AI flaws, repetitive mission structure, chances are you'll get a bit fed up with the whole thing before completing the main story. In addition, the ver features a single CTF-style mode, which is hardly worth your time.
72
Xbox360Achievements
A good solo experience that is slightly held back by too much emphasis on the older games, a few other niggles also start to grate after a while and the whole game just doesn’t last long enough. It’s a good starting point for the franchise on the 360 though but it’s not going to displace the likes of COD 4 any time soon.
70
Blend Games
It's best to think of Hell's Highway as a chapter in a larger series - not only in terms of storyline, but also in terms of gameplay. There's not a lot different here from previous installments and while it's not a bad formula to fall back on, there's so much more that Gearbox could do with the series and its strategic FPS gameplay. Hopefully the next game - what's next, Battle of the Bulge? - will be more ambitious.
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IGN Australia
Weirdly, despite the fact that the game is either broken or unpolished in a variety of areas, I sort of enjoyed Gears of WWII. It doesn’t do what it says on the tin, doesn’t break any barriers and is mildly dull as often as interesting but when you’re in the middle of crossfires, your squads do what they’re told and you know that you’re about to blow up a whole mess of Nazis, it’s pretty good. But never great.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
At this point, Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway represents little more than a solid evolution of the original, as opposed to being the game which takes strategic World War II action to dizzy new heights. With an engaging but ultimately repetitive play mechanic at its core, it deserves a decent amount of respect, but its charms wane rather than grow as it progresses. With little more than a rooftop sniper interlude and a trio of tank driving segments to break up the flow, Hell's Highway is short on surprises after the first few hours. It's by no means a failure, but simply lacks the inspiration to make it a must-have.
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GameDaily
In its defense, Brothers in Arms' story, shooting and squad-based mechanics are good enough to overcome these issues, making it one of the most immersive WWII games we've played. The story mode isn't long, but the writing and visuals are so good that it's impossible to not feel something for the pain its characters experience. Hell's Highway is one of the few quality games that we never saw coming, and we recommend that you experience it.
70
Video Games Daily
A diverting tactical shooter curbed by ageing design principles, flawed story-telling and run-of-the-mill tech. Easily the best Brothers in Arms title so far, but after three years in development we were expecting something more evolutionary.
70
Wonderwallweb.com
Overall Brothers In Arms is a game that had all the groundbreaking ideas, however having taken so long to have been released it has missed the boat slightly. Pretty much everything that Brothers In Arms does has been done elsewhere and sometimes better. That said it is still a good solid game, just because it doesn’t break any new ground isn’t too much of a problem as everything is done well enough for the old to feel comforting.
70
AceGamez
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway takes a good shot at the next-gen FPS with its squad commanding elements and its unique surpassing system - but like any relationship after the honeymoon period is over you start to spot faults. The tedium of what makes this game good in the first place makes it somewhat of a charlatan, but so long as routine and predictability is the in-thing, you'll be okay. It's a good game to keep you occupied until something better comes along; perhaps Hell's Highway is the passage, the tunnel, Hades' route to our the next FPS saviour, Call of Duty: World at War...
70
Boomtown
Hell's Highway is a fun game. And it's better than most releases around at the moment. But if you want a new shooter and feel particularly drawn to something from Ubisoft, your money is better directed to Far Cry 2 than this particular game. Another Brothers In Arms game would be welcome. But two things need to happen. One they shouldn't take so long to release it next time. And two, the player needs to be given much more freedom.
70
DarkZero
All in all, the best way to describe BiA: Hell’s Highway is that it’s a nice evolution of its predecessor rather than been a true revolution of the developers efforts from last gen. In places you’ll probably wish Gearbox could have done more to make the game a true must have, but for the most part it is quite interesting. Furthermore, because of game taking place during Operation Market Garden, in the later stages of World War II you at least have another setting to amuse yourself with this time round - which is a nice plus. At the very least you have to respect the game simply due to it being a perfectly playable World War II shooter in a market that is still absolutely saturated, that in itself is quite the accomplishment.
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Play.tm
All in all, considering that the overall gameplay mechanic is a rinse and repeat exercise of duck and cover shooting coupled with a partially fractured command interface, it's hard to recommend Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway to anyone other than hardened series fanatics. Regardless of multiple squad controls, when factoring in strictly linear objectives, shallow level designs, disappointing visuals, and a whole host of glitches, Hell's Highway ultimately adds nothing other than a gimmicky gore element to the Brothers in Arms franchise.
68
Cheat Code Central
Even with its narrative stumblings and graphical issues, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a solid choice for those looking for a more cerebral approach to WWII shooters. Aspiration got the best of this title - it ultimately promises more than it delivers.
67
1UP
Hell's Highway's single-player battles are addictive and satisfying, and I'm looking forward to playing through them again. Hopefully, future entries -- and the ending certainly alludes to a follow-up -- will bring the story and action back on equal terms, engaging both our hearts and our minds.
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Xbox Gazette
Au final, ceux qui ont apprécié les deux premiers volets se retrouveront sans aucun problème dans cette suite. Gearbox a joué la carte de la sécurité en réitérant la même formule qui avait convaincu à l'époque. Brothers in Arms : Hell's Highway est donc un bon jeu de shoot tactique et surtout une alternative aux innombrables FPS sur la Seconde Guerre Mondiale mais malheureusement entaché par de nombreux petits bémols. On regrette ainsi une réalisation en dents de scie, des cinématiques mal mises en scène, une histoire confuse, un réalisme qui aurait pu être plus poussé ou en encore un mode multijoueur inintéressant. Ce n'est donc pas encore le saut de trop pour la 101ème aéroporté américaine mais il va falloir réagir à l'avenir, si suite il y a, évidemment.
65
ZTGameDomain
Brothers in Arms seems to wish they were cool enough to eat lunch with Band of Brothers and ends up taking itself all too seriously. It is an earnest backdrop for a game in which the "fun part" is supposed to be blowing people into tiny bits. The story is still pretty compelling and the game handles the material well enough, but technical aspects drag down the glory. World War II is not unexplored territory, and Hell's Highway's innovations are too unsuccessful to be working over the same turf.
65
Meristation
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway es, en nuestra opinión, un buen intento. Sin embargo es imposible obviar a día de hoy los notables hándicaps que impiden disfrutarlo sin fisuras y que merman más que sensiblemente la calidad final del producto. No es mentira si decimos que augurábamos más de esta nueva incursión en la historia de los paracaidistas americanos en la WWII; pero también es cierto que, desafortunadamente, no ha cumplido las altas expectativas. El título de Gearbox y Ubisoft es, en definitiva, un producto que se queda en lo interesante pero que a buen seguro defraudará a cualquier aficionado del sector medianamente exigente.
60
UOL Jogos
"Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway" é o típico produto que funciona para aqueles que curtem jogos de tiro ambientado na 2a Guerra e não têm aquela ansiedade de pular as cenas de diálogo a todo instante. A história é muito boa, com um desenvolvimento cinematográfico, mas tecnicamente o jogo decepciona, com visuais inconsistentes e vários bugs. Em tempos mais calmos, seria uma boa pedida para passar o tempo, mas com a temporada de grandes lançamentos chegando, provavelmente não terá a oportunidade de ganhar espaço para tentar conquistar novos fãs.
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JeuxActu
Reste alors un gameplay plus fin que la moyenne, mais malheureusement entaché par une I.A. complètement à côté de ses pompes. Les actions se répètent inlassablement et il suffit de contourner systématiquement de la même manière l’ennemi pour sortir indemne de cette fichue guerre. Quant au multi, il reste beaucoup trop anecdotique pour rehausser le niveau. Aucun doute possible, Brothers in Arms : Hell’s Highway est la plus grosse déception de cette rentrée 2008.
60
Gamekult
Peut-être trop sûr de lui, Gearbox ne propose avec Hell's Highway qu'une évolution très timide de sa fameuse série Brothers in Arms. Derrière son look de énième FPS sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le jeu impose donc au joueur d'agir de manière plus posée et réfléchie en intégrant quelques subtiles touches de stratégie qui promettent des combats différents et parfois très prenants. Malheureusement, cet épisode retombe dans les mêmes travers que ses aînés avec un gameplay qui peine à se renouveler au fil des missions et qui finit par lasser. Si l'on ajoute à cela quelques soucis, dont une réalisation largement dépassée, on a de quoi pas mal rester sur notre fin avec ce Brothers in Arms. Certes, avec le nombre de FPS bourrins qui pullulent sur les consoles actuelles, Hell's Highway réussit tout de même à se poser en alternative à considérer. Mais la série aurait pu offrir beaucoup plus aux joueurs. Elle l'aurait mérité, tout du moins.
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G4 TV: X-Play
It's an accurate cliché to say that if you still enjoy World War II-era games, then Hell's Highway will entertain. The game is an intense shooting gallery, despite the repetition, yet the set-up, landscape, and gameplay feel so familiar at this point that it borders on boring. The whack-a-nazi focus doesn't help matters, though in all fairness, the cover system is excellently realized. Overall, Brothers in Arms is a good example of a genre that simply feels past its prime.
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TotalVideoGames (TVG)
We've been waiting two years longer than we expected for Hell's Highway and the wait has bought little reward. The gameplay hasn't advanced much since the original games from 2005 and the few changes that have been made are detrimental to the original formula. With two-dimensional AI, wearisome level scripting, and a distinct lack of variation throughout, Hell's Highway just can't cut the mustard in 2008.
58
Game Revolution
At its heart, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is a solid squad-based WWII combat game. Your squads do as their told and are even capable of doing some intelligent thinking for themselves. However, the game falters in its basic FPS controls. The core strategy doesn’t change much, and when it does, you sense the game’s weaknesses all the more. If you can’t wait for the next Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six game to get your tactical FPS fix, Hell’s Highway might satisfy your immediate thirst. For the rest of you, go shoot a BB gun at some leftover meatloaf. It’ll be a lot cheaper, more visceral, and hell of a lot more fun.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Brothers in Arms : Hell’s Highway est résolument un jeu plein de qualités mais qui souffre de défauts rédhibitoires et d’une durée de vie trop limitée pour son prix (70 euros). Même avec les trois niveaux de difficulté sélectionnables qui la rallongent un peu. Son côté film interactif laissera les gamers sur leur faim.