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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 Always fun to use an MG (in a game at least).
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Title screen.

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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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GameSpy Xbox Oct 04, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone Xbox Oct 07, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Windows Oct 04, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
FOK!games Windows Nov 13, 2005 86 out of 100 86
PC Powerplay Windows Nov, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Xbox Oct, 2005 B+ 83
Game Revolution Windows Oct 18, 2005 B+ 83
Gamesmania.de Windows Oct 07, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Mar 08, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 19, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78

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Awards

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

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