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Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 / PC
$10.00
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editor score 9
user score 9
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Release Date

03/01/2005

Genre

Action

Simulation

First-Person Shooter

Strategy

Themes

World War II

Developer

Gearbox Software LLC

Publisher

Ubisoft Entertainment

Based on a true story, you play as Sergeant Matthew Baker, who reluctantly leads a squad of 12 men called, "Baker's Dozen". You lead your men through eight days of the battle for Normandy, beginning with the night drops before D-Day to the final battle to hold Hill 30. Throughout the game, Baker struggles with the fact that his decisions have the power to both save the lives of his friends and to end them.

The night before D-Day, June 5, 1944: The paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division are dropped into Normandy and scattered behind enemy lines. As Sgt. Baker, you lead your squad through eight harrowing days that will define history, and unite you forever as brothers in arms.

The game has real military tactics, as well as battles that were actually fought by the 101st Airborne. Locations are recreated by visits to the locations of the battles and by using old photos taken before and during the operation.

The game features tactical gameplay by allowing the player to directly control where his squads should position themselves and at which enemies they should suppress or flank. This control system does not stop the action as it allows the player to bring up the control interface with a simple push of a button in real time.

Gameplay

Brothers in Arms : Road to Hill 30's gameplay consists of two basic concepts: Supressive fire and flanking. Enemies can be suppresed by being shot either by you or your AI squad, this makes the enemies unable to shoot as often and with less accuracy. Once enemies have been supressed the concept of flanking comes into play, while enemy has been supressed either you or your squad AI can go around the enemy and eliminate them.

Levels

Campaign 1: Brothers in Arms (June 13, 1944)
Campaign 2: Rendezvous with Destiny (June 6, 1944)
Campaign 3: Silence the Guns (June 6, 1944)
Campaign 4: Ambush at Exit 4 (June 6, 1944)
Campaign 5: Objective XYZ (June 6, 1944)
Campaign 6: Foucarville Blockade (June 6, 1944)
Campaign 7: Rommel's Asparagus (June 6, 1944)
Campaign 8: Action at Vierville (June 7, 1944)
Campaign 9: Dead Man's Corner
Campaign 10: The Crack of Dawn (June 8, 1944)
Campaign 11: The Fall of St. Come (June 8, 1944)
Campaign 12: Buying the Farm (June 9, 1944)
Campaign 13: Alternate Route (June 9, 1944)
Campaign 14: Purple Heart Lane (June 10, 1944)
Campaign 15: Cole's Charge (June 11, 1944)
Campaign 16: Ripe Pickings (June 11, 1944)
Campaign 17: Push into Carentan (June 12, 1944)
Campaign 18: Tom and Jerry (June 12, 1944)
Campaign 19: No Better Spot to Die (June 13, 1944)

Campaign 20: Victory in Carentan (June 14, 1944)

Weapons

Allied Infantry Weapons

  • M1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • M1 Carbine Semi-Automatic Rifle
  • M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle
  • M1903 Bolt-Action Rifle
  • M1A1 Submachine Gun
  • M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
  • M9A1 Bazooka
  • M1919A4 Browning Light Machine Gun
  • Mark II A1 Fragmentation Grenade

German Infantry Weapons

  • Walther P38 Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • MP40 Sub-Machine Gun
  • KAR 98K Rifle with Scope
  • Mauser K98 Rifle
  • MP44 Sturmgewehr Assault Rifle
  • MG42 Rifle
  • Panzerfaust 60 Rocket Launcher
  • Stielhandgranate 24 HE Stick Grenade

System Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows® 2000/XP (only)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™ (2.5 GHz Pentium IV or AMD recommended)
  • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
  • Video Card: 32 MB DirectX® 9.0c compliant (see supported list*)
  • Sound Card: 16-bit DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (included on disc)
  • DVD-ROM: 4X DVD-ROM (8X or better recommended)
  • Hard Drive Space: 5 GB
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows keyboard and mouse only
  • Multiplay: Broadband with 64 kbps upstream (128 kbps recommended)

Digital Distribution

Brothers in arms: Road To Hill 30 can be bought on Steam for $9.99