|Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever.
While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers
in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty,
uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. The game puts you in
the shoes of Sgt. Matt Baker, a D-Day paratrooper squad leader, and
asks you to lead the squad as you balance their lives with the success
of the mission. The true stories and historical events you experience
on your perilous journey take you through real battlefields meticulously
recreated from aerial reconnaissance images, US Army Signal Corps photos
and eye-witness accounts of war-torn Normandy. Players of all skill
levels can battle their way through this intense experience because
of Brothers in Arms innovative and accessible command and control system.
The game's innovative take on the shooter genre puts you in charge of
a squad of smart, almost humanlike soldiers that you lead in battle
instead of having you run around lone-wolf style like you do in so many
shooters. It's up to you, as squad leader, to use real squad tactics
to destroy the enemy, even while you are busy ducking bullets. The enemy
AI though is a bit weak as the Germans are a fairly docile lot and don't
really exhibit maneuver tactics, at least not on the scale of what you
do to them. This translates into a puzzlelike experience at times, as
you essentially have to suppress an enemy position and figure out how
to flank it over and over again.