Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War attempts to bring the success of the iconic game series along with squad based action to the mobile device. While it’s a good start, there are many issues that can’t be forgiven or overlooked.
The third mobile game in the iconic shooter has players lead a squad in an attempt to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. Players will battle through several campaigns along with side missions that are set against the backdrops of the European theater.
The controls are easy to work with and respond very well for a mobile game while the action is one of the most impressive for a free-to-play title.
The gameplay uses a squad-based third person shooter along with elements of RPG. Players can level up and acquire better weapons while upgrading their current arsenal. It does have the basic freemium gimmicks but it won’t hinder the players’ experience.
The biggest issue that gamers will have a problem with is how Gearbox tried to make one of the darkest moments in human history a colorful experience. World War II was not a joyful time in human history, it was a dark era that pitted democracy and freedom against racist fascism.
Instead gamers go against a Nazi army wearing brightly colored uniforms that act like total cartoon characters. Trying to make light of a conflict in a game series that is based on a true story does not work well.
Also not helping is the inclusion of several weapons that are anachronistic for the era, like the AK-47 or a modern Minigun.
Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War is an excellent WWII shooter but its attempt at a cartoonish look makes it hard to take it seriously. At best they better hope they haven’t insulted a veteran who had experienced the war firsthand.
Final Score: 5/10