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Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 – Consumer Guide

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

Parents will certainly want to consider the M rating before grabbing this title for the kids. There's blood and guts, tons of violence, and some really rough language (including several F-bombs). All in all, this one isn't something for the younger gamer, and if the Mature rating weren't enough to convince you of that, the difficulty level surely will.

FPS fans can go one of two ways with this game: love it or hate it. Those used to playing run-and-gun shooters with a superhuman soldier as their avatar will be disappointed by the strategic gameplay and the fact that Baker can take about three shots before dropping. But gamers who are adaptable and looking for a more nuanced war experience should find much to enjoy. 

Casual gamers will certainly enjoy the game. Yes, it can be difficult, but it's relatively short and easy to play in brief bursts. Plus, the amount of customization and a built-in feature that restores the squad to full health after repeated deaths means that pretty much anyone can get through the game with a little patience.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers should take a cautious approach. On the one hand, the dialogue does have a subtitle option in the menu. This means that all the cutscenes feature full subtitling. However, the in-mission segments don't have subtitles—which isn't a huge deal, but does mean players will miss out on hearing their squad members shout. There's rarely anything vital in these exchanges, but not hearing them (or being able to read them) would certainly lessen the effect of the game as a whole.

Category Tags
Platform(s): PC   Xbox   PS2  
Developer(s): Gearbox  
Publisher: Ubisoft  
Genre(s): Shooting  
ESRB Rating: Mature (17+)  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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