Design by Collin Oguro
t would take a lot by this point for a game to distinguish itself from the pack of World War II-themed shooters, but luckily, Brothers in Arms has a number of features that help it set itself apart, most notably its realistic portrayal of squad tactics. Instead of sending you rushing towards the German line with nothing but your wits and an M1 Garand, Brothers in Arms supplies you with something much more valuable: allies. As you play, you'll be able to take command of up to six individual soldiers who'll go where you tell them to go, shoot at what you want them to shoot at, and otherwise follow your orders to the letter.
You're going to need said teammates, though, as the enemies in Brothers in Arms are going to prove to be a handful. The German soldiers here will take cover, attempt to flank you, and be aware of your own attempts to flank them and react accordingly. In order to take them down and complete your objectives, you're going to need to know how to order for suppressing fire, how to move your teams around to an enemy's unprotected flank, and most importantly, how to keep your soldiers and yourself alive while under fire from large numbers of enemies. That's where GameSpot's guide to Brothers in Arms will help you out; in addition to our full walkthrough, we've got suggestions ordering your teams around, tips for utilizing your own character to maximum effect, weapon descriptions, and helpful videos for the game's hardest segments. Enjoy!