developer: Gearbox Software
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a tactical action game, first one in the famous war-themed franchise. The title was developed by the creators of such games as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, James Bond 007: NightFire and the PC version of Halo: Combat Evolved. The protagonist is a brave sergeant named Matt Baker, who actually did take part in World War II. He was granted leadership of the famous U.S. 101st Airborne Division, activated on August 16, 1942.
The game consists of dozens of exciting missions related to the historic events after the Normandy landing in 1944. Cooperating with a band of soldiers you have to fight through enemy troops of the Third Reich. In combat you get to use a rich arsenal of weapons (light weapons as well as military vehicles). The virtual environment contains various static and dynamic elements which enhance the feeling of actually taking part in a brutal armed conflict.
The game’s 3D graphics is generated with an efficient in-house game engine, able to recreate large locations based on real aerial recon photos. Realism is further enhanced by dynamic day-night cycle and changeable weather conditions, so you can see beautiful sunset or steaming puddles after heavy rain. On top of that, the game sports a clear and straightforward user interface.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 4 2.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 64 MB (GeForce 4 Ti4200 or better), 5 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP
Sony PlayStation 2
Uses: memory card + additionally (PS2): Network Adapter
Uses: Xbox Live!