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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 Skirmish menu. You can play a skirmish either online or with bots.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows As with most FPS games you get a small tutorial on how to move.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Part of the introductory scene

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

VGPub Xbox 2005 9.4 out of 10 94
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Xbox Oct 06, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Revolution Xbox Oct, 2005 B+ 83
Cheat Code Central Windows 2005 4 out of 5 80
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 19, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
ActionTrip Windows Oct 12, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Sydney Morning Herald Windows Oct 29, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

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

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