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Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway review embargo at 5pm UK time tonight

Tuesday, 23rd September 2008 15:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Keep your eyes peeled, WWII shooter fans, for the lifting of the worldwide super-embargo on Brother in Arms: Hell’s Highway at 5pm UK time tonight.

Place your bets on the Metacritic average now.

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  1. Blerk

    Rated 7/10 on Playr last weekend. I’m not convinced it’ll fare as well as that when it faces ‘proper’ reviewers.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    *wobbly hand*

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Newbie101

    85%

    #3 6 years ago
  4. XDamage

    Review embargos right up until the release of the game is never a good sign… :|

    #4 6 years ago
  5. OJ1984

    Metacritic = 76%

    #5 6 years ago
  6. David

    The odds of this being amazing are 50/50 with so many other world war type games out I just don’t see it finding its feet.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. BillyBatts

    78

    #7 6 years ago
  8. deanimate

    im going for either greater or lesser than 50%.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. wz

    72

    Wtf is it with all those embargoes? If anything, the embargo stops me from buying first day. It’s not that people won’t notice your game is shit it no one tells them.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. sickpuppysoftware

    68%

    #10 6 years ago
  11. reask

    Having looked at the game play videos I would say 7/10 average.

    The graphics were awful and game play looked no different than first two.

    Shame really I was looking forward to this.

    Still I may be wrong hopefully.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Truk

    The gameplay videos all seemed to be on 360, which was a bit stupid, I thought. Why not use the PC version, where it’s going to all look a bit fluid and a stupidly good PC can be used to show it off?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Hakkiz

    Gamereactor gave it 6, 7, 7 and 7 (on scale 1-10) so it doesn’t look like the next big thing out there, nor a terrible game either.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. trav

    I going for 70%. More of the same with shiny new graphics.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. reask

    NG4 has giving it 9 out 10.

    not bad. Heres a a snippet of review.

    Once the fight is initiated, you will notice one of the smaller, yet more gruesome additions to Hell’s Highway. Landing a head shot, grenade throw, or direct hit with a Bazooka will trigger the Action Cam. This causes time to slow to a near-halt, where you’ll see any enemies who happen to be caught in your attack ripped apart limb by limb in slow motion. Legs, arms, torsos, and even heads will scatter throughout the battlefield and nothing could be more grisly. And as horrific as this sounds, it doesn’t happen so frequently that it seems out of place or overblown at all. War is downright dreadful, and this game does a fine job of treading the line between realistic and deplorable.

    Collectively, this is the impression you inherit after playing a title like Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway. It’s both shocking and beautiful at the same time, much in the way that a program like Band of Brothers is. Sure, some of the backstory could’ve used a little more clarification, and the squad member AI fails to impress at times, but the intuitive new features thoroughly outweigh any negatives you may uncover while playing. Despite the tired subject matter, Hell’s Highway is the pinnacle of an impressive ongoing franchise, and is a collective tale of friendship and misfortune that does everyone involved proper justice.

    We give Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway a 9/10

    http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/News-203134.aspx

    #15 6 years ago
  16. reask

    Team xbox gives it 8.1
    http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1580/Brothers-In-Arms-Hells-Highway/p1/

    Eurogamer 7/10.

    Looking more like an average game unfortunately.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=243269&page=2

    #16 6 years ago
  17. reask

    Yet another bad review this one from cvg 7.9.

    says game stuck in 2005.

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=197738

    #17 6 years ago
  18. OJ1984

    I Win

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Blerk

    At what? Being last?

    #19 6 years ago