Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Critic Score User Score
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 PlayStation 2 Title screen.
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 See that blue arrow down there? That's where I'm sending that guy.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Awareness mode tutorial. You use this mode to get a better grip on the situation.

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

1UP Xbox Oct 03, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
X-Power Xbox Oct 08, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Games Master Xbox Dec, 2005 87 out of 100 87
FOK!games Windows Nov 13, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Play.tm Windows Mar 16, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Windows Oct 18, 2005 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Gamestyle Xbox 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 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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