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GameFocus (Oct 09, 2008)
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.
Extreme Gamer (Oct 02, 2008)
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.
PGNx Media (Oct 27, 2008)
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.
Gamesmania.de (Oct 29, 2008)
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.
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) (Oct 14, 2008)
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a nice addition to the series. The new gameplay elements and the added details have made a very solid and interesting game. The cut-scenes developing the story are very well done which gives a cinematic touch to the whole experience. BIA proves that games based on WWII can still be fun to play and the genre is not dead, and it is very good news for the rival Activision with its next Call of Duty title. But at the end, there's nothing beautiful about war itself.
Game Chronicles (Oct 14, 2008)
Overall, Brother In Arms: Hell’s Highway is a great addition to the PS3 library – and is definitely a solid holiday option for FPS fans and WWII buffs alike. The game’s strategy-based team ordering will definitely take some getting used to, but gamers who master the game’s mechanics will definitely find a sense of accomplishment in Hell’s Highway.
3D Juegos (Sep 25, 2008)
Brothers in Arms está de vuelta con su tercera entrega, y lo hace demostrando su buena forma en su debut en PlayStation 3. 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.
Console Monster (Oct 03, 2008)
While there were a few graphical issues within the game, World War 2 has never been told with such passion and quality that Brothers in Arms Hells Highway delivers with a well written script and an emotional punch line, Hells Highway is certainly not one to be overlooked.
Game Arena (Oct 02, 2008)
If you fall into either aforementioned group and you can give the game more than just a cursory play, you will adapt to the controls and find yourself mesmerised by World War II shooters all over again. If having to relearn how you play a console shooter isn’t worth the time for you, skip Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway – but be warned… You’re missing out on one of the more atmospheric shooters of the year.
Gameplanet (Nov 03, 2008)
Overall, Hell’s Highway is a fantastic shooter. Considering the sheer number of WWII shooters on the market, it does an exceptional job of putting its nose ahead of the rest. Despite the lack of a decent multiplayer, this is a clear favourite in the single-player space - we were actually quite glad to have a shooter from this era after a considerable dry period. If you're a fan of shooters, or of the WWII genre, this is one not to be passed up for the epic story-telling, great graphics and excellent playing style.
GamingExcellence (Oct 31, 2008)
I present a question to you, dear reader. If you’re sick of World War II shooters, then that must mean you saw some value in the genre at some point. In that case, I implore you to give Hell’s Highway a try. A thinking man’s shooter, it just might rejuvenate your interest in the World War II genre. At worst, it will give you a good story and gameplay, not to mention a hefty challenge along the way.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Sep 23, 2008)
In terms of the gameplay, the only real missteps Hell’s Highway makes come in the rare moments when Baker is left to go it alone (mentioned above) or when players are forced to take control of a Sherman tank. The driving controls for the lumbering war machine are far from optimized, with the controls always centering on the direction the main gun is facing rather than the left and right analog sticks controlling tank and main gun direction independently, both relative to the camera.
GamingXP (Nov 05, 2008)
„Brothers in Arms“ ist ein gelungener Nachfolger der ersten Teile. Leider muss man sich diese Teile noch einmal in Erinnerung rufen, um die Story völlig nachvollziehen zu können und zu verstehen, dass „Hell´s Highway“ der Höhepunkt der Serie ist. Grafisch kann es in jeder Hinsicht überzeugen, was man vom Sound leider nicht sagen kann. Das Gameplay selber ist sehr linear gehalten und bietet kaum Herausforderungen. Fans der Serie und Historiker sollten sich das Spiel unbedingt auf die Wunschliste setzen. Für alle anderen ist der Kauf des recht durchschnittlichen und taktisch unfordernden Shooters erst nach einem Probespielen zu überlegen.
Gamer 2.0 (Oct 01, 2008)
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.
Worth Playing (Oct 07, 2008)
Operation Market Garden may have failed to end the war early for the Allies, but Gearbox's newest entry in its Brothers in Arms series largely succeeds in delivering a gritty story in recounting the struggle through the eyes of its characters. Unfortunately, the rough edges can occasionally dampen the otherwise entertaining gameplay, and multiplayer issues keep this title a strictly solo experience over the 10 hours that it will take to complete it. The toll for traveling down Hell's Highway can still be worth the gamble for fans of the genre or as a worthwhile companion to your "Band of Brothers" DVD box set. Unless you're sick of WWII games in general, this tour of duty could be the weekend pass you've been waiting for.
GamesCollection (Dec 01, 2008)
Un gioco pieno di storia ed emozioni davvero ben strutturate e narrate con sapienza. I limiti tecnici, per quanto a tratti presenti, non rovinano l'esperienza di gioco davvero immersiva. Se amate i giochi ambientati nella seconda guerra mondiale, prendetelo in considerazione. L'elemento tattico colma in parte il gap con i concorrenti must del genere, quali i capitoli della serie Call of Duty, ponendo Brothers in Arms su un piano di giudizio diverso (per quanto strutturato come un classico FPS). Hell's Highway, se preso per quel che è, ossia un buon prodotto, saprà divertire ed anche sorprendere!
Futuregamez.net (Oct 28, 2008)
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway offers a solid WW2 shooter which has a superbly atmospheric single player mode, which is let down by some sloppy gameplay sections and a last-minute hack at multiplayer. That said, it's a very good game, and one that I'd recommend, particularly if you enjoy the odd first person shooter.
Giant Bomb (Sep 30, 2008)
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.
GameZone (Sep 29, 2008)
Hell’s Highway is a strong and compelling entry in the Brothers in Arms series but it’s also a slightly flawed sequel that could have been so much better on the PS3. Still, even with its glitches, inconsistent visuals and so-so online multiplayer, this game has enough standout moments to be an enjoyable ride down a bumpy highway.
Gamervision (Oct, 2008)
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.
videogamer.com (Sep 23, 2008)
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.
GameSpy (Sep 24, 2008)
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.
Game Over Online (Oct 08, 2008)
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is more than just a first-person shooter. With an emphasis on squad-based tactics, it’s equally a strategy game. It’s a little rough around the edges and multiplayer is generally forgettable, but with a poignant story, believable characters, and intense and varied battle scenes, it’s a single player experience well worth enlisting in, even if you think you’ve had enough of World War II.
NZGamer (Oct 07, 2008)
Although war is hell, it has long been recognised as the prime setting to explore the frailties and triumphs of the human condition. But it also a good setting to rack up an enormous body count and blow stuff up - which is also good. Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway ultimately is very satisfying on both counts, managing to deliver an emotional story and a big body count with lots of explosions.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2008)
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.
IGN (Sep 23, 2008)
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.
Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 23, 2008)
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.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Oct 21, 2008)
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is a mixed attempt at something different for a war game. On the one hand, it’s a colossal failure as a storytelling vehicle, and merely serves to restate what has already been said in much better ways many times before. On the other hand, it’s a fascinating and ever-so-slightly morbid look at how battles are won and lost in the heat of the moment with tactics devised on the fly.
Daily Game (Oct 15, 2008)
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.
Kombo.com (Oct 14, 2008)
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is home to some of the best voice acting this generation. The story will endear you to sergeant Baker as you travel with him into his failed mission. It speaks volumes that the story is enough to convince you to overlook some of the games' glaring technical failures. The squad based gameplay is otherwise what you would expect from one of the better WWII franchises. The feeling of watching your team pull off a precisely ordered flank and flush maneuver is still as rewarding as ever, and something that most WWII games can't match.
4Players.de (Oct 17, 2008)
Wenn euch der Online-Modus am Allerwertesten vorbeigeht, erwartet euch aber ein unterhaltsamer Weltkriegs-Trip, der allerdings atmosphärisch nicht so sehr mitreißen kann wie ein Call of Duty 4 und nicht die Abwechslung bietet wie manch andere taktische Kriegssimulation.
PSX Extreme (Nov 12, 2008)
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is a decent WWII FPS that fails to separate itself from the pack but still offers some relatively accessible and somewhat realistic entertainment. Issuing commands to your squads couldn’t be easier, your allies are effective (for the most part), movement and control is fine if a tad slow at times, and the emphasis on timing, tactics and patience makes for a satisfying experience. However, the enemy’s sharpshooting, quirky AI that can make certain encounters comical, technical hitches that mar the playback, and a rather disjointed story drag the game down. There are many options out there that are better but maybe if you’re a war buff, you can forgive the shortcomings. Otherwise, we can’t recommend dropping $60 for a game that just comes across as, hearkening back to the intro, incomplete.
Playstation Illustrated (Oct, 2008)
Once you have adjusted to all of the little nuances that plague Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway, there is some enjoyment to be had. There are more than a few exciting moments, and the storytelling in the latter half is excellent. It is just too bad that it suffered from a notorious development process that held it back from greatness on last gen systems because ultimately, that is the way it is. It is a last gen game repurposed for next gen consoles.
GameDaily (Sep 29, 2008)
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.
IGN Australia (Sep 24, 2008)
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.
DarkZero (Oct 06, 2008)
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.
PlayStation Universe (Oct 06, 2008)
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway provides an emotionally charged story that will draw you into the battlefield, but some lackluster AI, visuals, and online play will take you right back out.
Cheat Code Central (Sep, 2008)
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.
1UP (Sep 25, 2008)
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.
ZTGameDomain (Sep, 2008)
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.
UOL Jogos (Oct 03, 2008)
"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.
JeuxActu (Sep 29, 2008)
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.
Gamekult (Sep 30, 2008)
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.
G4 TV: X-Play (Sep, 2008)
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.
Game Revolution (Oct 03, 2008)
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.
JeuxVideoPC.com (Sep 30, 2008)
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.