Based on a true story. Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, where Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne Paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside. As the story unfolds, you must choose between the success of your mission and the lives of your men - your brothers in arms.
User reviews: Very Positive (155 reviews)
Release Date: 15 Mar, 2005
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Includes 3 items: Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood™, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway™, Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30™

 

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Based on a true story. Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, where Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne Paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside.

As the story unfolds, you must choose between the success of your mission and the lives of your men - your brothers in arms.

Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 will immerse players in the historic, eight-day invasion of Normandy - with unparalleled imagery, authenticity, sound, and gameplay.

  • One of a kind: Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 is the only first-person tactical shooter set in WWII.
  • Real military tactics: Intuitive and easy-to-use squad controls appeal to both the hardcore and mainstream gaming audience.
  • Real soldiers: Featuring a cast of more than 20 characters, each with a unique personality, appearance, and style.
  • Revolutionary AI system: Allies and enemies use the standard operating procedures of fire and maneuver to flank and kill their foes.
  • Unprecedented authenticity: Historically accurate and detailed battlefields, events, and equipment re-created from Army Signal Corps photos, aerial reconnaissance imagery, and eyewitness accounts.
  • Innovative multiplayer: Players command three-man AI teams in a battle of wits and skill to accomplish exciting objectives.
  • Award-winning team: Gearbox Software, creators of Half-Life Opposing Force and developers of James Bond: Nightfire, Counter-Strike, and Halo (PC).

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows® 2000/XP (only)
    • Processor: 1 GHz Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™ (2.5 GHz Pentium IV or AMD recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 32 MB DirectX® 9.0c compliant (see supported list*)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (included)
    • Sound: 16-bit DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB
    • Peripherals: Windows keyboard and mouse only
    • *Video cards supported at time of release: ATI® Radeon® 8500/9000/X series, NVIDIA® GeForce™ 4/FX/6 series (GeForce 4 MX not supported)
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: 22 June
The first game in the Brothers in Arms series, (Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, and eventually Brothers in Arms 4: The-game-gearbox-studios-will-make-when-they-get-off-their-lazy-asses-and-realise-that-their-fanbase-has-wanted-this-game-for-a-very-long-time), Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is effectively HBO's Band of Brothers the video game. If you have ever wanted a serious WWII game that tells a touching and thought-provoking story, this is it. Don't be fooled by the game's age, it's gameplay is engaging and challenging, and the story is, in my opinion, the best story ever told through the medium of video games - REALLY. If you have never played it, or the other titles, you won't understand the perfection of the story-telling that goes on in this series. To top it all off, the game is based upon real events, people, and actions, and so feels very realistic. Overall, this and the others in the series, are incredibly immersive video games, with an important, exciting, touching, gritty, at times humerous, and bleak story around the horrors experienced by the 101st Airborne 502PIR during WWII. 10/10 would rank 10/10.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: 22 June
Brothers in Arms has the Band of Brothers feel from the start to the end of the game. Great story, lots of actions and actually requires some strategy on giving your squads commands to out-flank and outmaneuver the enemy.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: 15 October
Best WW2 game of all time. Ubisoft make a HD remaster PLEASE I BEG YOU
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: 24 August
Here's my review on "Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30".

As far as I know this is the first game of the series. You play as Sgt. Matt Baker, a troubled soldier that was never ready to lead men in combat. But as this was forced upon him on the night of 6th of June 1944 on D-Day. Throughout the game, you'll lead your men (everywhere from one man up to 3 men and a tank or 6-7 men) and defeat the German Warmachine in Normandy before you'll face the ultimate test of Hill 30.

I first played this game way back when it was on PS2 and one of the best shooters I had ever played. Now you kinda ought to have prior experience with this game in order to really enjoy it. Because, face it, the graphics are somewhat hard to look at with modern technology available.
The idea behind the game is rather simple: you're usually given 1 or 2 teams. You use them to overcome what the german forces might throw at you, that being normal infantry, AT-guns and MG's, mortars or tanks. It's all first person, except a tactical map you can check every now and then.
You use f.ex the fireteam to pin the enemy down and then flank with your assault team. (and yes, this game has a rather well done "suppressive fire"-system, which has come to be something BiA is known for.) It sounds very simple, but sometimes it can be a little tricky.
It has very outdated graphics, decent voiceacting (a little better in later games), very good soundeffects, excellent story/plot, but a little repetetive gameplay. Controlls are good.

So:
Graphics: 6/10 It's old, so give it some slack
Sounds: 8/10 Sometimes the voiceacting and dialogue are a little awkward
Gameplay: 7/10 A little repetetive, but challenging and brings a new factor to FPS' that's very rare. Try to suppress the NPC's in the campain on BF4 f.ex...
Controlls: 8/10 They're good enough. Twerk it to make it 100% the way you want it.

All in all: 7/10

This game feels very good to me, but I can not be objective about it. Might be a challenge to stick to it if you haven't played it before.

Sincerely yours
Porta
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: 11 November
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a great game. I bought this on disk originally and played it into the dirt. I saw it on a steam sale and thought I might give it another go. I literally ran though this one since I remembered the fights and it still took me 9 hours to complete it. If you have a WWII D-Day fantasy this is definitely a game you will enjoy. You get to lead a squad of men through the first 9 days or so of the D-Day invasion. If you like paint ball or doing headshots while upside down this isn't a game you will enjoy. If you like dramatic "roleplay" type warrior stuff then do yourself a favor and pick up this title. This game is enjoyable as a SINGLE PLAYER GAME only.

I ran it on Windows 7 64 bit maxed out just fine on a 4 year old PC. The story, the gameplay and the characters are all top notch. The graphics are great too for an older title. I just wish they put this much love into the newer games.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: 21 June
An old classic, but the story and immersion in the game are hardly matched by anything even today. The BiA series is one of my favourite for the WWII era. Highly Recommended
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: 28 October
This game is probably the best WW2 FPS ever!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: 13 November
Great game, and a great reminder, that every MOS suports the infantry. 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: 18 October
very action packed wwII game diffrent from the rest great game trilogy
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: 3 October
This game is an absolute gem! This is the gold standard for squad combat in video games. writing is very good and performed by some great voice actors. You’ll care about your squad a lot and almost feel loss when someone gets killed. I wish they would make an HD remake of this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: 1 September
%100 recommended!

One of the best WW II story lines and one of the most tactical games i ever played, but notice you should play this game in the correct order:

1st Road to hill 30
2nd Earned in blood
3rd Hells highway

Otherwise you will not understand anything about this game's story line.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: 29 June
I highly recomend this game to people with an interest in World War 2 shooters. With it's historical accuracy depicting the events from the 101st's jump into Normandy, to their taking of Carentan and the Battle of Bloody Gulch this game is a must have. The game's main focus is leadership. With your character ranking Sergeant you must use tactics to your advantage to win firefights with the enemy. One screw up will likely result in the death of one or more of your squad members and keeping them alive will make your job a lot easier in later on skirmishes.
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55 of 57 people (96%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: 26 November, 2013
I am SO glad to see you guys! - Jospeh Hartsock, Brothers In Arms Road To Hill 30

THE GOOD
Authentic environments range from visually stunning (In the sense of scope) to downright ugly. Some of the character animations are a bit awkward, and one particular glitch sent a German rifleman across the map where he promptly caught himself on barbed wire and ruined the mood. The textures could be worse, but that's like saying that Duke Nukem Flopped could've been more hyped. For 2005, graphically speaking, it's mediocre. Not great, not terrible, not a benchmark for games and not something you'll want to recycle for toilet paper. While being failry realistic, it suffers from having people die very quickly, which can be frustrating when you need that person for a particular job, as shown perfectly by Objective XYZ. The multiplayer has two players who each command two teams to try and eliminate the other team. While not a straight up shooter, it would be nice to see some other objectives rather than just kill everyone else. This is BiA, not Quake.

THE GREAT
The story is fantastic. Not Half Life fantastic mind you, you do not have a wide range of ways to be attached to the game. Be that as it is, BiA is still worth playing just for it's story. Gritty, depressing and a bit too real at times, BiA is not for children, those with a weak stomach or those who get attached to characters quickly. The gameplay is solid and fair, giving you advantages when you constantly fail, but also giving you the choice wheather or not you take that extra. You will get attached to characters, some quicker than others, and if they die in combat, or via scripted event, it can be a real pain, due to the fact that you cannot save whenever you want. This can be good though, it pushes the story along and makes character deaths even more shocking than in games such as Halo: Combat Evolved.

THE UGLY
Most players will die a few times during this game, myself included. The introduction of a few characters can feel a bit strange when they either die or are never mentioned again during later missions. One death in particular was shocking, although it did seem a bit pointless, as I had been involved in the game quite a bit and hadn't gotten a grasp on who he was or why he was there. The following mission had you sniping from a tower while you sent your soldiers to work down below, but this personally felt like it wanted to be an RTS for a mission. For half the mission, either the enemy soldiers are too far away or the bloody tanks get in the way which make it feel less team oriented, and more like a straight up FPS while still keeping the same mechanics, which means that getting killed instantly by a tank shell is not impossible. Thankfully it only lasted one mission and was not seen again.

THE VERDICT
This is the best game in the series so far. Earned in Blood shows a different perspective, which is fine, but storywise the third game Hell's Highway has an intro cutscene which basically sums up Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood, which may make you wonder why you bought RtH30 and EiB, but you bought them because you are a good boy and played the first ones because they were better games.

SIMILAR GAMES
-Earned in Blood, Hell's Highway to a lesser extent
-Star Wars Republic Commando

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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: 26 January
Historically accurate : Yes
Fun: Yes
Do you need to use your brain : Yes
Contains Lolz : Yes

Its in my top 5 favourite games of all time.
BUY THIS GAME!
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: 1 February
I Love this game.
if you love WW2 games like myself, you should definitely get all the BiA games.

Many may find this game "outdated", and you have to expect some bugs. but I still find it very fun to play.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: 13 April
Just picked this game up. Huge WWII fan... only about an hour and a half played, but the story's gripped me already, stuck at a difficult mission, but I just need to strategize better. Gameplay is solid, sort of Call of Duty-esque. Sound is superb. Soundtrack is great, just an all around good experience so far, look forward to completing it!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: 4 January
Its a fun game that is very accurate to what happened in real life.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: 3 January
Great game, have it on PS2 still. Great graphics, amazing story, i recommend getting the 3 pack with all games. If you like this story get the rest to continue the amazing storyline
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: 29 January
Great war game that takes you through the invasion of Normandy, France during the WWII. This game is much more realistic than the CoD games and requires a tactical approache in order to advance. Being able to command your troops in order to flank the enemy gives the player a feeling of control that is well executed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: 7 March, 2011
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a game-changer first-person shooter that introduces a tactical element into the FPS genre. BiA spoiled me for years on FPS games since I began to crave control of squads in a tactical environment. FPS gamers should certainly tryout the BiA series to experience a new tactical play versus the typical run-and-gun game.
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