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Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

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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".


Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Part of the introductory scene
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Main menu
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows See that blue arrow down there? That's where I'm sending that guy.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles Xbox Nov 19, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 10, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Gamezoom Windows Oct 14, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Extreme Gamer Xbox Jan 11, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Playfuls Windows Nov 01, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Game Captain Windows Oct 27, 2005 79 out of 100 79
ActionTrip Windows Oct 12, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Gamestyle Xbox 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68


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

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