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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 See that blue arrow down there? That's where I'm sending that guy.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Part of the introductory scene
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 Menu screen.

Promo Images

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

Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Oct 27, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot Xbox Oct 06, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamezoom Windows Oct 14, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Windows Oct 18, 2005 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Cheat Code Central Windows 2005 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Nov 22, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Oct 10, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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Awards

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

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