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Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

MobyRank MobyScore
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 Always fun to use an MG (in a game at least).
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 Need to get on with the second mission.

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

Next Level Gaming Xbox Oct 09, 2005 92 out of 100 92
GameCell UK Xbox 2005 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Windows Oct 04, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Windows Oct 06, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de Xbox Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Extreme Gamer Xbox Jan 11, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamezoom Windows Oct 14, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 19, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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Awards

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

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