There has been a resurgence of immersive World War themed games in the last few years, and many of them have been fairly good. Hell Let Loose, however, is easily the best one of these I have played in a while. It is a first person shooter set during World War 2, and you play as one of many soldiers in a massive battlefield. Players control the vehicles and dominating the battlefield is not a one person job. Tactical teamwork and coordination is a must, and this leads to some impressive emergent moments.
Realistic World War 2 experience
Great graphics and sound design
Needs more destructible environments
Score – 9.5/10
You’ve never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played… with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, being a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle.
Featuring sweeping maps modelled on real reconnaissance images and satellite data, the entire battlefield is divided up into large capture sectors – allowing for emergent and constantly unique gameplay that pits two forces of fifty players in a fight to the death across fields, bridges, forests and towns on an ever-evolving front line. When a sector is captured, it will generate one of three resources for your team, creating a complex meta-game that will influence your team’s march to victory.