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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 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 Part of the introductory scene
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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Critic Reviews

XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 19, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
X-Power Xbox Oct 08, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameCell UK Xbox 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Xbox Oct 07, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot Xbox Oct 06, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Play.tm Windows Mar 16, 2006 83 out of 100 83
IGN Xbox Oct 05, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 24, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 11, 2005 63 out of 100 63
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

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

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