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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 Skirmish menu. You can play a skirmish either online or with bots.
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 that blue arrow down there? That's where I'm sending that guy.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Need to get on with the second mission.

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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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Critic Reviews

Next Level Gaming Xbox Oct 09, 2005 92 out of 100 92
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
Gamezoom Windows Oct 14, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Gamer Within PlayStation 2 Nov 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Oct 10, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Play.tm Windows Mar 16, 2006 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Computer Bild Spiele PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2007 3.53 out of 6 49

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Awards

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

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