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The Armchair Empire: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Review

The Armchair Empire writes: " Comparing games rather than weighing the merits of a single game in a vacuum is really easy to do and almost happens automatically. With Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway I find myself comparing the game to Rainbow Six Vegas whenever someone asks what Hell's Highway is all about.

"It's like Rainbow Six Vegas 2 but in Holland during World War II rather than present day Las Vegas."

As Staff Sargeant Matthew Baker, players take part in Operation Market Garden. And it's not done single-handedly or with a continual supply of squad buddies to draw fire from the enemy. Rather than fight alone Baker very often commands squads around the battlefield in order to setup ambushes and flanking manuevers. There's something really cool about pulling off a coordinated attack -- the bazooka team blows away an MG emplacement as your assault team, far off to the right, opens up on any survivors or likely reinforcements while you crouch behind coverwatching the whole thing. Besides feeling cool, moving squads around the field is easy to do and on the whole they behave far better than any random human you might match with online. If you tell them to hide behind that tree they'll stay there until they're called or given another location to move to."

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