PALGN writes: "We live in turbulent times. Economic crises come and go, and global warming lurks as a constant bogeyman for our entire future. Yet one thing is always certain. We will always have more World War Two videogames. The setting has, by this stage, well and truly established itself as a genre of its own - so much so that last year's Call of Duty 4, in daring to set itself outside the boundaries of 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945, came as a relief to many gamers. World War Two has seen everything, videogame-wise, from shooters to real-time strategies to flight simulators.
Brothers in Arms has been one of the more successful series in the genre, and largely because it's different. Combining strategy with the ever-popular first-person shooter, with Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood, the series has been telling the stories of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army. In Hell's Highway, we have arrived at Operation Market Garden, the daring but ultimately completely failed attempt to capture the Netherlands and outflank industrial Germany."