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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.
Release Date: 15 Mar 2005
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Includes 3 items: Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30™, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway™, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood™

About the Game

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)
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
217 products in account
6 reviews
8.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: 1 February 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
3 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
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!
Posted: 13 April 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
445 products in account
41 reviews
6.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: 22 June 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
81 products in account
6 reviews
19.1 hrs on record
Best. World War 2. Tactical shooter. Period
Posted: 7 March 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
3 reviews
7.3 hrs on record
The best FPS I have ever played. Buy it.
Posted: 9 February 2014
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53 of 55 people (96%) found this review helpful
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8 reviews
13.3 hrs on record
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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Posted: 26 November 2013
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