Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
66
3.4
Windows
82
3.9
Xbox
85
3.4
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Description

Barely seven months after the release of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, Gearbox brings us the sequel.

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood tells the story of Corporal Joe "Red" Hartsock as one of the thousands of paratroopers who landed in Normandy, France, on the eve of D-Day. Hartsock made an appearance in the previous game and now we get to see the events from his point of view, based on actual events and persons.

Though the game engine remains largely unchanged, the A.I. has been significantly improved to offer a more challenging experience as the player tries to advance through the treacherous area known as the Bocage. The player fights in first person as Hartsock but also commands either two fireteams or a fireteam and a tank as using cover and suppression fire is critical to success.

The game also offers an interesting multiplayer mode with the rare single-mission co-op option available for the PC, as well as skirmish maps and other mods such as "Defense".

Screenshots

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows See that blue arrow down there? That's where I'm sending that guy.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Main menu
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Skirmish menu. You can play a skirmish either online or with bots.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "手足兄弟连:浴血奋战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Brothers in Arms 2" -- Common title

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Critic Reviews

XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 19, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Games Master Xbox Dec, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Extreme Gamer Xbox Jan 11, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Playfuls Windows Nov 01, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN Xbox Oct 05, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamesmania.de Windows Oct 07, 2005 80 out of 100 80
ActionTrip Windows Oct 12, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 24, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Daily Game Xbox Oct 31, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #4 Xbox Game of the Year

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