Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (Xbox 360) by Ubi Soft Entertainment



Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (Xbox 360) by Ubi Soft Entertainment Box Art




North Amercian Release Date: September 23, 2008.

Average Overall Score:
8.45 / 10
84.5%


Brothers in Arms: Hell?s Highway, from the popular gang at Ubisoft and cooked up by the excellent team at Gearbox Software, travels some very well-used road, if you?ll pardon the pun."

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Achievements

Action Camera Blast
Unlocked when you trigger an Action Camera moment using an explosive
10
Action Camera Sniper
Unlocked when you get the headshot Action Camera
10
Action Camera Veteran
Unlocked when you get 10 of any kind of Action Camera (headshot or grenade or others)
20
Action Camera Hero
Unlocked when you trigger 25 of any kind of action camera moment
40
A Lethal Portent
Explore the abandoned hospital and Baker's fate...
10
Touchdown
Clear the Landing Zone and rendezvous with Hartsock.
15
Objective SNAFU
Fight your way to the bridge over the Wilhelmena Canal in Zon.
20
The Kloosterdreef Incident
Battle through the streets of Eindhoven with the 506th.
25
Calling in the Cavalry
Escort XXX Corps and link up with the 101st Airborne.
30
Hellfire
Survive the bombing of Eindhoven.
35
Through the Looking Glass
Explore the abandoned hospital and discover Baker's fate...
40
Weather the Storm
Repel Kampfgruppe Walther's crushing attack on Veghel.
45
Situation FUBAR
Defend Hell's Highway against the German counterattack.
50
Abandon All Hope
Expel the German forces from Koevering and bring an end to Operation Market Garden.
150
First Recon
Find and activate a Recon Point
10
Recon Bronze
Find six Recon Points
15
Recon Silver
Find twelve Recon Points
20
Recon Gold
Find sixteen or more Recon Points
25
Kilroy was here!
Find and view a hidden kilroy
10
Kilroy Bronze
Find nine Kilroys
15
Kilroy Silver
Find eighteen Kilroys
20
Kilroy Gold
Find 25 or more Kilroys
25
The Draft
Unlocked when you are joined by a friend in an online match
0
Earned in Blood
Unlocked when your squad appoints you the leader for another round
0
Truly Inspired
Unlocked when you win a match under a commander with the Earned in Blood achievement
0
Victory or Death
Unlocked by killing someone who has the Truly Inspired achievement
0
Casual Capturer
Unlocked after completing your first four player capture game
0
Novice Capturer
Unlocked after completing five capture games (minimum four players per game)
0
Veteran Capturer
Unlocked after completing 20 capture games (minimum four players per game)
0
Focused
While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game once a day for 7 days
25
Committed
While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game once a week for three months
50
Obsessive
While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game for once a day for 100 days
100
Remember September '44
While connected to Xbox LIVE, play the game on September 17th.
50
Assault! (Secret Achievement)
Ordered your squad to Assault the enemy 5 times
10
Bunker Buster (Secret Achievement)
Destroyed a sandbag emplacement with a bazooka team
10
Squad Kills (Secret Achievement)
Helped your squad earn 20 kills
10
The Four F's (Secret Achievement)
Used your squad to Suppress and Flank the enemy 10 times
10
Enemy Arms (Secret Achievement)
Captured and fired a German MG42
10
Basic Training (Secret Achievement)
Ordered your squad to fall-in, move and attack
10
Suppressive Fire (Secret Achievement)
Suppressed an enemy
10
Anti-Tank (Secret Achievement)
Destroyed an enemy tank
10
Tons of Fun (Secret Achievement)
Killed 5 enemies with the hull of a tank
10
Dig In! (Secret Achievement)
Killed 25 enemies while using cover
45

User Reviews

Score: 84
Overall User Average: 8.00 / 10 (84.5%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 8.50 / 10
Sound User Average: 7.50 / 10
rezzurekted
Date reviewed: December 8, 2008.

Overall: Right first off i downloaded this game off XBL and wasn't all impressed with the demo.
I've played the previous games on the original Xbox and they weren't all that bad, But after i played the demo i just thought it had no atmosphere and basicaly sucked @!%#*!!. Then several months later with £19:99 to spare i thought i would give it a shot and to be honest i was quite suprised in what i was playing. It was nothing like the demo portayed it was pretty good, Once you get over the fact that its not as action packed as the CoD games its pretty enjoyable to play.
I bought it on the saturaday and finished it on the sunday night (verteran). Its not a keeper as im taking it back as i bought it band new and ive recently noticed they have it on preowned on the two for thirty range. But overall its pretty good fun and a great story once you get your head round the fact it aint fast paced and as quick as CoD
Gameplay: Pretty much like the previous titles, Fun to play but pretty short lived, theres only ten actualy gameplay missions but theres lost of objectives to do and they normaly last about 30mins each,
As in the previous games its a tactical shooter, Command your squad to fire on the target and the go and flank, You dont have to use these options but its fun to mix them up abit, The story is quite fresh aswell with a slight mix of F.E.A.R to boot, Which was pretty sweet for a war game as i imagine war vets having images of there fellow dead soldiers and what not constantly running throuoght there minds. but it has some great key moments in it, Tank missions are a little sloppy but nevermind, Great story which is pretty moving at times, Only thing i didnt like about it is the previous to now kind of theme they had goin seemed pretty pointless
Graphics: some pretty sweet visuals, Apart from the characters eyes looking like they are carebears lol, Explosions are nice and effective and tracers bullets are nicely done aswell, Blood and gore is few and far between apart from in cut scenes where its pretty much full on, When you get a great head shot or a bang on grenade you get the Action cam feature where time slows down in a sort of matrix mode and you see heads explode or arms fall off (pretty sweet but it aint no Soldier of Fortune) rain effects are nice and so is the fire effects, One mission inperticular where you start to trip out and all the fire makes the screen turn a deep dark red, But all in all a nice use of the Unreal Engine
Sound: Not as good as CoD or Medal of Honor for that matter (my own opinion) guns dont really sound authentic enough for me, some sound like hardend pea shooters but explosions sound pretty good, Distant gun fights do sound pretty good but thats not where you are or the action thats taking place. Other than these little things (lol) the sound isnt half bad really
Suggestions: May the next BIA title have more action with more things to do and if they really have to put tank missions in place please have a better controll system other than that its a pretty good little game


Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 85 %
Sound: 75 %

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