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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 Need to get on with the second mission.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Awareness mode tutorial. You use this mode to get a better grip on the situation.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Menu screen.

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Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot

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

X-Power Xbox Oct 08, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Xbox Oct 07, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Windows Oct 04, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Xbox Oct 06, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Cheat Code Central Xbox 2005 4 out of 5 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Mar 08, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Game Captain Windows Oct 27, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Sydney Morning Herald Windows Oct 29, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

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

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