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Parents' Guide to

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gory WWII shooter doesn't stand out in genre.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 14+
This game is a WWII first person and tactical shooter Brothers in arms hell's highway and this game has emotional moments like a person died in legs shot by german soldiers & a us soldier got wounded & some scenes of Hallucinations in main characters mind & a us soldier died during a battle just like saving private ryan & bloody violence and language including 12 f-bombs & few others in cutscenes.
age 17+

Not much different from predecessor.

Gameplay is the same, yet there is more locale variety. *Note that gore can be deactivated* The game is considerabley gorier and more gratuitous. Specifically how slow mo cams excentuate the carnage (can be turned off too). This sadism is probably to appease Gears of War players of the time. You can turn this off tho. Blood splashes and splatters are very large, dismemberment is detailed and doesn't stop at limbs but at bisected torsos and half blasted off heads with visible skull an brainmatter along with blood. Several scripted scenes of gore including a sniper who falls and bursts open on the ground gruesomely and a house full of torn apart bodies with viscera abound (possibly a PTSD hallucination). F words and some C words have notable presence but arent constant.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (20 ):

Hell's Highway portrays a grittier, more graphically violent image of World War II than has been seen in news clips or other games. An Action Cam feature depicts gory views of warfare, like bloody headshots up close or images of limbs being blown off bodies. During one scene where American forces cross a waterway, you'll see arms floating in the water or decapitated bodies.

Ultimately, there's nothing extraordinary that sets Brothers in Arms apart from the stacks of World War II games available. While it boasts of a solid adventure with interesting cover and squad mechanics, there are few exhilarating moments along the campaign that separate itself from the rest of the pack. Combine that with the sometimes repetitive grind of "take cover, shoot, repeat" and you've got merely a competent shooter that blends in with every other title in the genre.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 , Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: September 25, 2008
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Mild Sexual Themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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