Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
66
3.4
Windows
82
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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 Awareness mode tutorial. You use this mode to get a better grip on the situation.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows See the grey circle above the enemy's head? That means he is suppressed and won't come out much to make a clear shot of you. But its hard to hit him as well.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Skirmish menu. You can play a skirmish either online or with bots.

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

GameSpy Xbox Oct 04, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
1UP Xbox Oct 03, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Yahoo! Games Xbox Oct 06, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Xbox Oct 06, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamer Within PlayStation 2 Nov 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Sydney Morning Herald Windows Oct 29, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

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

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