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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 Main menu
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 Windows Skirmish menu. You can play a skirmish either online or with bots.

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

XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 19, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN Windows Oct 04, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Games Master Xbox Dec, 2005 87 out of 100 87
4Players.de Xbox Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Windows Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85
IGN Xbox Oct 05, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Windows Oct 27, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2005 14 out of 20 70
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Awards

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

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