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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You are a squad leader whol leads your troops through the war-torn battlegrounds to defeat German forces during World War II, although this game's version of history is particularly bloody.
Violence & Scariness
Players use assault rifles, grenades, tanks and other weapons to kill foes. The action is often bloody. When the Action Cam enters play, you can see especially gory sequences, like limbs torn off enemies, decapitated bodies, or up-close headshots.
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Words like f--k and s--t are used regularly during the campaign. You may encounter similar language when playing with human opponents online.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a gritty, gruesome look at World War II. The action is bloody and graphic. An Action Cam allows players to see headshots up close, limbs being blown off bodies, and decapitated bodies floating in water. Players will use a variety of guns, grenades, bazookas and other weapons to kill their opponents. The language is very mature, with lots of swearing. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media doesn't recommend for children under age 12.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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