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"What is it that makes a great soldier? His brain or his heart?" -- Sergeant Matt Baker Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway finds Sergeant Baker and his howling commandos paratrooping into the Netherlands just in time for Operation Market Garden. One of the bloodiest and most sustained offensives in World War II has been painstakingly recreated with Unreal Engine 3, showcasing what happened when then-modern destructive technology met quaint Old World architecture. The result of that destruction is cover -- precious, precious cover -- and the excellent cover system is what gives the game its "brain." A typical Brothers in Arms dysfunctional therapy sessionMeanwhile, Hell's Highway wears its "heart" on its sleeve (or more accurately, it's painted on the sides of helmets) with its ambitious and increasingly melodramatic cut scenes. The game tries to cram the human drama of several fine WWII movies and the HBO series "Band of Brothers" into cinematics that are too short and poorly written and...
What's Hot: Intense combat and violence; Thrilling tactical gameplay
What's Not: Poor storytelling; Limited AI