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 Need to get on with the second mission.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Menu 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

VGPub Xbox 2005 9.4 out of 10 94
Yahoo! Games Xbox Oct 06, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZone Xbox Oct 07, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamer Within Windows Nov 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Fragland.net Xbox Nov 17, 2005 81.5 out of 100 82
Gamesmania.de Windows Oct 07, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Mar 08, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Game Captain PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Computer Bild Spiele PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2007 3.53 out of 6 49

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Awards

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

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