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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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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 3 3.4
Windows 18 3.9
Xbox 4 3.4
Combined MobyScore 25 3.8


The Press Says

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100
XboxGameSpy
While Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood feels a bit too much like its predecessor in many ways, that's like saying "The Godather 2" was a bit too similar to "The Godfather." They're both excellent in their own right, and there were enough changes made to the gameplay and multiplayer to recommended Earned in Blood to anyone who loved Road to Hill 30, as well as anyone who didn't get a chance to play it. The best console shooter of 2005 just got knock off of the perch by its successor.
95
Xbox1UP
In many ways, Blood feels like the game Gearbox wanted to make with The Road to Hill 30 but couldn't quite nail. It's one of those sequels where all of the evolution takes place underneath the façade -- a game you've got to pick up and feel all the subtle differences. And of course, if Blood is your first Brothers experience, well, it's hard to imagine going back to anything less authentic and strategic.
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XboxVGPub
Where Road to Hill 30 succeeded as a WWII shooter, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood improves. The single player campaign features an improved AI difficulty and the new skirmish mode adds plenty more hours of replay. While some will unfortunately be turned off due to the large amount of WWII shooters on the market, for me this one stands out as the best. With a next-gen Brothers in Arms already in the making, this already excellent franchise looks only to keep on improving.
92
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
This one is not an easy game and will take some time to get used to the controls and game style. It is a well made game that offers a different view of WWII. The voice acting is outstanding and the missions were well thought out. Any fan of the war games will enjoy Brother in Arms: Earned in Blood and it shows that with some extra details and a little tweaking a war game can look and play great.
92
XboxNext Level Gaming
There are two WWII First Person Shooters that have been my absolute favorites. In March of this year, UbiSoft released a game that was so realistic powerful that it quickly became one of the top games of 2005, Brothers in Arms: The Road to Hill 30. The game's battles were recreated with such detail and precision that on the bus ride back from E3 2004 one day I was showing footage of the game to a history major who actually knew the area I was filming. Gearbox had really raised the bar for FPS's, and at the same time defined the World War II game genre with incredible storytelling and realism. Beating the game I really felt like I accomplished something. So Gearbox went right back to work on a second "Episode" of the Brothers in Arms series.
91
XboxGame Chronicles
If you’ve already traveled the Road to Hill 30 then continuing the adventure in Earned in Blood is almost a mandatory tour of duty. Everything you loved about the original is back and for the most part the game has seen several improvements including the expanded multiplayer and improved enemy AI. Yes, a few things still need to be addressed, mainly the squad AI and pathing, but Brothers in Arms still offers one of the most challenging WWII experiences you can take on the Xbox, blending story and action for an authentic and insightful look into an epic war.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
In many ways, Blood feels like the polished game Gearbox couldn’t completely nail last time around. Most of the evolution takes place under the hood; once you dive in and feel all the subtle differences, it’s easy to appreciate the added levels of depth and care that obviously went into the game’s creation. And, of course, if Blood is your first Brothers in Arms experience, good luck going back to anything less authentic.
90
XboxX-Power
Het is ondertussen wel duidelijk dat Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood niet zomaar een sequel van een klasse spel is. De mannen van Gearbox Software hebben duidelijk belang gehecht aan de weinige kritiek die ze kregen op Road to Hill 30. Ze komen verrassend uit de hoek met een gedurfde verhaallijn, die ook nieuwe BiA-spelers de mogelijkheid biedt om ervan te genieten. Als ze bij Gearbox zo verder werken, zal ik de eerste zijn die in de winkel staat voor een Brothers in Arms next-gen-game. Voor we ons daar over uitwijden, rest er jullie nog één ding, namelijk deze game kopen!
90
WindowsJustPressPlay
I loved playing Brothers in Arms, not because it’s a verygood game but because it’s extremely authenticate. Gearbox has spentmonths with the actual squadron and traveled to the places in game totruly create the ultimate simulation. The game play additions, such asSituational Awareness just heighten the great experience you’ll have. Ihighly recommend this game to anyone who wants to learn more about thetime period, and just have a blast doing it.
90
Windows1UP
In many ways, Blood feels like the polished game Gearbox couldn't completely nail last time around. Most of the evolution takes place under the hood; once you dive in and feel all the subtle differences, it's easy to appreciate the added levels of depth and care that obviously went into the game's creation. And, of course, if Blood is your first Brothers in Arms experience, good luck going back to anything less authentic.
90
XboxDeaf Gamers
I enjoyed Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood as much as I enjoyed the PC version of Brother in Arms: Road to Hill 30 which says a lot. If you enjoyed Road to Hill 30 then it goes without saying that Earned in Blood is an essential purchase on the format of your choice. Xbox owners will be impressed with how the game plays and whilst there are many enjoyable FPS games on the console, none offer the same mix of strategy and action as the Brothers in Arms games.
90
XboxGameCell UK
Despite all the improvements that have been made Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood feels more like a BiA 1.5 add-on rather than a complete sequel. I loved the original despite the aforementioned problems and where it set the standard so high, I don’t mind having more of the same, but some will be a little turned off by the lack of significant changes to the game. I doubt those who didn’t like the original will get any pleasure from the sequel, but if you didn’t buy the first game and have ever wanted a FPS with a bit of brains and a challenge then sell your gran for bus money and go buy it now!
90
XboxYahoo! Games
Like a war-weary veteran trying to get some well-earned sleep, WWII shooters can't seem to stop coming back to D-Day. Brothers in Arms: Earning in Blood casts players as Sergeant Joe "Red" Hartsock, and opens as he's parachuting into Northern France in June 1944. While there's a little too much deja vu for some tastes, the game builds on the strengths of its outstanding predecessor, Road to Hill 30, to produce a tactically rich and deeply satisfying tour of duty.
89
XboxDigital Entertainment News (den)
Let's face it, we're all a bit tired of shooting Nazis. We've done it a billion times in countless Medal of Honor games and seen it happen on the big screen plenty in movies like Saving Private Ryan. It's a part of what made us the American citizens we are today, forging our future on the backs of fallen Germans. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 provided a fun, refreshing take on what has become the common knowledge of those who've struggled during that war.
89
XboxGameZone
The horrors and tragedies of war can bring out the emergence of unlikely heroes. Take Sgt. Joe Hartsock (or “Red”) for example. A drop over France gets ugly and members of his team are scattered around. The first objective is to round them up.
88
WindowsIGN
The mechanics of this game are unique and enjoyable enough that I dove enthusiastically right into the sequel. Fifty bucks is a lot to spend on what is essentially a large expansion pack but, short of the first game, you won't find a more authentic or original tactical action game.
87
WindowsGameSpot
Though improvements have been made to the AI, and you've got additional multiplayer modes available, it's somewhat difficult to call Earned in Blood a true sequel. In the end, it delivers a pretty similar experience to the first game, even going so far as to tell an overlapping story. Of course, if you enjoyed Road to Hill 30, then Earned in Blood is definitely worth picking up, both for the tactical gameplay and for the high-class presentation of the story. All told, Earned in Blood is an excellent shooter that offers a unique gameplay experience you won't get with any other shooter franchise.
87
XboxGames Master
The decision to include more urban settings - which lend themselves perfectly to tense, drawn-out encounters - is a welcome one. Already punishing AI has also been toughened up, meaning whether you're rooting out entrenched Nazis or executing a classic pincer movement, you've alive yourself against an unexpected flank. This isn't a game anymore - this really is war!
87
XboxGameSpot
Though improvements have been made to the AI, and you've got additional multiplayer modes available, it's somewhat difficult to call Earned in Blood a true sequel. In the end, it delivers a pretty similar experience to the first game, even going so far as to tell an overlapping story. Of course, if you enjoyed Road to Hill 30, then Earned in Blood is definitely worth picking up, both for the tactical gameplay and for the high-class presentation of the story. All told, Earned in Blood is an excellent shooter that offers a unique gameplay experience you won't get with any other shooter franchise.
86
WindowsFOK!games
Maar uiteindelijk maakte dit gebrek aan originaliteit voor mij weinig uit. De gameplay die ik kende van de voorganger was voor mij al genoeg om enthousiast aan het spel te beginnen. Earned in Blood is op zich een betere game dan Road to Hill 30. Als je deze niet hebt gespeeld of er geen genoeg van kon krijgen, zou ik hem zeker aanraden aan de mensen die van oorlogsgames houden. De gameplay is super, het geluid en graphics zijn van hoog niveau en het is echt een spel waar je lang, lang zoet mee kan zijn en dat je ook echt wilt blijven spelen. Een must voor freaks van tactische oorlogsgames.
85
Xbox4Players.de
Neben dem Fehlen echter Neuerungen gibt es außer städtischen Grafik-Schwächen und der vielleicht etwas kurzen Kampagne nicht viel anzukreiden. Und trotz der kurzen Entwicklungszeit darf das Spiel keinesfalls als Schnellschuss von Gearbox abgestempelt werden, denn dazu ist Earned In Blood einfach viel zu komplex. Daher gilt: Wenn euch Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 gefallen hat oder ihr ein taktisches Kriegserlebnis sucht, werden euch die Earned In Blood-Gefechte sehr gut gefallen.
85
Windows4Players.de
Neben dem Fehlen echter Neuerungen gibt es außer städtischen Grafik-Schwächen und der vielleicht etwas kurzen Kampagne nicht viel anzukreiden. Und trotz der kurzen Entwicklungszeit darf das Spiel keinesfalls als Schnellschuss von Gearbox abgestempelt werden, denn dazu ist Earned In Blood einfach viel zu komplex. Daher gilt: Wenn euch Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 gefallen hat oder ihr ein taktisches Kriegserlebnis sucht, werden euch die Earned In Blood-Gefechte sehr gut gefallen.
85
XboxGamer Within
There’s not too much to complain about in Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. Sure, it is yet another war-time shooter that is unlikely to regain the attention of gamers who are sick of the overload of titles in the same genre that have hit retailers during this generation, but what it does offer will certainly please any shooter enthusiasts who wishes to get as close to the real deal as possible. The game certainly isn’t perfect, but it isn’t too far off either.
85
PlayStation 2Gamer Within
There’s not too much to complain about in Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. Sure, it is yet another war-time shooter that is unlikely to regain the attention of gamers who are sick of the overload of titles in the same genre that have hit retailers during this generation, but what it does offer will certainly please any shooter enthusiasts who wishes to get as close to the real deal as possible. The game certainly isn’t perfect, but it isn’t too far off either.
85
WindowsGamer Within
There’s not too much to complain about in Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. Sure, it is yet another war-time shooter that is unlikely to regain the attention of gamers who are sick of the overload of titles in the same genre that have hit retailers during this generation, but what it does offer will certainly please any shooter enthusiasts who wishes to get as close to the real deal as possible. The game certainly isn’t perfect, but it isn’t too far off either.
85
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Je krijgt met Earned in Blood een haast identieke speelervaring dan bij voorganger Road to Hill 30. Het nieuwe is er dus wat af, maar het blijft wel een van de betere en meer aparte tactische shooters.
85
WindowsGamezoom
Schon im ersten Teil von Brothers in Arms konnte ich mich sehr gut mit meinen „Helden“ identifizieren. Immer wieder musste ich dran denken, wie grausam und unnötig dieser Krieg war und vor allem wie brutal. - Doch zurück zum Spiel. Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood bietet alles was man für einen cleveren Action-Shooter braucht, eine sehr clevere K.I., packende Gefechte und eine authentische Hintergrundgeschichte. Aber nicht nur die Kämpfe gegen die Deutschen machen Spaß, sondern auch der tolle Sound, egal ob man ein altes MP40 abfeuert oder eine Granate wirft, alles hört sich real an. Einzig die veraltete Grafikengine und die minimale bis fast nicht vorhandene Physikengine (außer Kugelphysik) müssen wir bestanden. Ein weitere Neuerungen bei Brothers in Arms: EiB, man kann Skirmish-Missionen kooperativ oder alleine auf deutscher oder alliierter Seite spielen.
85
XboxExtreme Gamer
BIA: Earned in Blood gives us another authentic WWII experience with only the intensity and integrity that the Brothers in Arms series can provide. Yes, it's more of the same, but the original was so good. Earned in Blood is a welcomed follow up to one of this years best games.
83
WindowsPlay.tm
To sum up, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is a very good game. Once again, it captures the atmosphere of a war-ravaged Europe magnificently, and with its impressive and involving levels Brothers in Arms is easily one of the best wartime games around. However Earned in Blood is little more than an expansion to the first game and being fully priced at 39.99 GBP (RRP), the value of the package can be in question. If you are a fan of the old game you will thoroughly appreciate what Earned in Blood has to offer. However those who didn't particularly like the first one wont be drawn in by this either. Ultimately, if you are looking for a new addition to your wartime roster, BIA: Earned in Blood is certainly a title worth looking out for. However, the fact that you are being asked to pay full premium for what is effectively an expansion pack in all but name, may put some off.
83
WindowsGame Revolution
In turn, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood does a good job of picking up where its predecessor left off'such a good job, in fact, that it feels as if we never left the field of battle. Even with the improvements to the A.I. and enhanced multiplayer experience, the game feels more like an expansion pack than a stand-alone product. Don't let that stop you from donning your helmet for another firefight, though. This is still one helluva soldier.
83
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Earned in Blood zorgt nog steeds voor prima tactisch teamwork, maar het hoge prijskaartje voor weinig nieuws stuit tegen de borst.
83
WindowsPC Powerplay
Earned in Blood spielt sich deutlich spannender als der Vorgänger. Dass die Deutschen dazugelernt haben und öfter mal die Position wechseln, sorgt für deutlich fordernde Scharmützel. Ob es dabei allerdings immer mit rechten Dingen zugeht, ist die andere Frage. Stellenweise hatte ich das Gefühl, als würde ich mit einer riesigen roten Fahne auf dem Rücken durch die Levels spurten, so genau schienen die Gegner jederzeit zu wissen, wo ich bin.
83
XboxGame Revolution
In turn, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood does a good job of picking up where its predecessor left off’such a good job, in fact, that it feels as if we never left the field of battle. Even with the improvements to the A.I. and enhanced multiplayer experience, the game feels more like an expansion pack than a stand-alone product. Don’t let that stop you from donning your helmet for another firefight, though. This is still one helluva soldier.
82
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Earned in Blood ist wie eine Geschichte, die einem ein Bekannter erzählt, obwohl man sie schon kennt. Zunächst gebietet es die Höflichkeit, nicht gleich loszupoltern, »Kenn ich schon!«, danach keimt die Hoffnung auf, »Naja, vielleicht weiß er was Neues zu berichten«. Nach einer Weile erkennt man »Hmm, der erzählt das besser als sein Vorgänger«, doch es hilft nichts: Man kennt die Geschichte nun mal bereits. Weil ich bereits Brothers in Arms gespielt habe, langweilt mich Earned in Blood schnell: Die Levels sind zwar weniger geradlinig und die Gegner schlauer, doch die immer gleichen Gefechte arten auf Dauer in Arbeit aus. Wer Brothers in Arms nie gespielt hat oder abgöttisch liebt, sollte bei Earned in Blood jedoch zugreifen.
82
WindowsPlayfuls
I’ve really enjoyed the game, both for its well developed atmosphere and for the tactical element inserted in a genre usually reserved to simpler productions. Gearbox has melted in it’s own cauldron decent graphics, a well developed sound, a solid gameplay and served in its DVD-dixy a really interesting game. It’s only important minus is its lack of innovation, Earned in Blood having a strong add-on feeling, although it’s a game fully developed on its own. However, I think that it manages to compensate through the feeling it offers the player, about 11 hours of tactical mayhem. These being said, over and out!
82
XboxIGN
When Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 was first released earlier this year, it was a big deal. The game introduced several unique gameplay elements, namely the Situational Awareness View and the ability to precisely control multiple squads using a first person shooter interface. Combined with excellent graphics, crisp sounds and a compelling, character driven storyline, Road to Hill 30 managed to deliver to gamers what many had craved since the release of Call of Duty: a true World War II tactical shooter.
82
XboxFragland.net
It was April 12th 2005, the day I wrote the review of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30. Now, six months later, the sequel is already in stores. My initial thought was: “this’ll probably be an add-on”. But what I’ve learned after 23 years of studying myself is that I’m often wrong. Earned in Blood is a completely new game, at least, that’s what Gearbox wants us to believe...
80
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
There we go then. Five things I hate about EiB. Now for the five reasons why I think it's the finest ww2 shooter around.
80
XboxGamesmania
Spieler des ersten Brother in Arms-Kapitels dürften bei Earned in Blood das eine oder andere Dejavue erleben. Dieselbe Landschaft, die gleichen Taktiken und die schon bekannten Mängel des Vorgängers. Keine Frage, auch Earned in Blood ist ein guter Taktikshooter mit spannender Geschichte und atmosphärischen Schlachten in der Normandie, doch letztlich bietet das Spiel für Solospieler kaum Neuerungen gegenüber Teil 1. Aufgrund dessen darf die Frage berechtigt sein, warum Earned in Blood nicht als Addon veröffentlicht wurde, sondern als Vollpreistitel für 40 €. Wem das egal ist erhält für das Geld allerdings eine spannende, aber wieder extrem kurze, Solokampagne und einen verbesserten Mehrspielermodus. Beim nächsten Teil sollten die Entwickler allerdings endlich einen anderen Kriegsschauplatz als die Normandie wählen, von Wiesen und kleinen Dörfern hat man erstmal genug gesehen.
80
WindowsGamesmania
Spieler des ersten Brother in Arms-Kapitels dürften bei Earned in Blood das eine oder andere Dejavue erleben. Dieselbe Landschaft, die gleichen Taktiken und die schon bekannten Mängel des Vorgängers. Keine Frage, auch Earned in Blood ist ein guter Taktikshooter mit spannender Geschichte und atmosphärischen Schlachten in der Normandie, doch letztlich bietet das Spiel für Solospieler kaum Neuerungen gegenüber Teil 1. Aufgrund dessen darf die Frage berechtigt sein, warum Earned in Blood nicht als Addon veröffentlicht wurde, sondern als Vollpreistitel für 40 €. Wem das egal ist erhält für das Geld allerdings eine spannende, aber wieder extrem kurze, Solokampagne und einen verbesserten Mehrspielermodus. Beim nächsten Teil sollten die Entwickler allerdings endlich einen anderen Kriegsschauplatz als die Normandie wählen, von Wiesen und kleinen Dörfern hat man erstmal genug gesehen.
80
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Earned in Blood is the second Brothers in Arms title in less than a year, and I know that Ubisoft wants yearly installments to this series. However, even with the improvements made to this title, it's going to take a more than tweaks to justify buying this game on such a rigorous schedule.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
Acima de tudo, "Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood" é um produto honesto: antes chegar às lojas oito meses após o original do que enrolar o público por anos a fio prometendo uma continuação que mudará mundos e fundos - o que sabemos, acontece cada vez mais com freqüência por aí.
80
XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is great value for money but shows it age graphically. The enemy AI has been significantly improved but the story telling and mission objectives are lacking in parts. If you were disappointed by the multiplayer options of the original game you should be more than satisfied with the bolstered options on offer in Earned in Blood. If you enjoyed the original you will definitely enjoy this sequel and even if you didn't enjoy Road to Hill 30, Earned in Blood may still be worth a rental for its improvements.
80
XboxCheat Code Central
To call Earned Blood a sequel is pushing it. It hasn't even been a year since the last game and that's evidenced by the similar nature of the gameplay between the two games. It's fun and well produced but it's a console version of an expansion pack and nothing more.
80
WindowsCheat Code Central
To call Earned Blood a sequel is pushing it. It hasn't even been a year since the last game and that's evidenced by the similar nature of the gameplay between the two games. It's fun and well produced but it's a console version of an expansion pack and nothing more.
80
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Gearbox legt nach: Der neue Teil wartet mit spannender Story, klügeren Gegnern und einem neuen Heldentrüppchen auf. Trocken fasst Sergeant Joe "Red" Hartsock die Ereignisse der vorangegangenen blutigen Schlacht zusammen: "Carentan war ein Witz verglichen mit St. Sauveur." Der ehemalige Weggefährte Matt Bakers, des Helden aus dem ersten Teil, kletterte die Karriereleiter hoch und führt seither ein eigenes Trüppchen an.
79
PlayStation 2Game Captain
BiA:EiB bietet außer neuen Missionen,besserer KI und zwei neuen Waffen eigentlich nur Altbewährtes. Wer jedoch den Vorgänger mochte und mehr von der Art will, wird mit dem knackig schweren Earned in Blood sicherlich seinen Spaß haben. Wer die Serie jedoch nicht kennt, sollte sich zunächst an den etwas einfacheren (und grafisch nicht minder guten) Vorgänger halten. Schade dass man die teilweise doch recht niedrigen Frameraten nicht in den Griff gekriegt hat.
79
WindowsGame Captain
BiA: EiB bietet außer neuen Missionen, besserer KI und zwei neuen Waffen eigentlich nur Altbewährtes. Wer jedoch den Vorgänger mochte und mehr von der Art will, wird mit dem knackig schweren Earned in Blood sicherlich seinen Spaß haben. Wer die Serie jedoch nicht kennt, sollte sich zunächst an den etwas einfacheren (und grafisch nicht minder guten) Vorgänger halten.
78
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood has it’s own unique formula working for it, coupled with a respected genre of WW2; it’s a winning combination indeed. Add to this the solid graphics, the intense sound of warfare, and the electrifying strategy of squad command, and you have another great title from Gearbox. However, our patience for ingenuity is waning, and I only hope we can see some fresh features in the next installment.
78
WindowsActionTrip
As I said, I am jaded and I am a little lost. I have a hard time swallowing the "next volume" tag so I'm just going to be traditional and call EiB a stand-alone expansion pack. Because, essentially, that is what this game is. Out of all the improvements that could have been made to the original, I saw very few. Gameplay-wise, I will go out on a limb here and say that there are none. None that are noticeable anyway. The game suffers from the exact same drawbacks that the original had. I swear to God, I could just cut and paste what I wrote in my review of the original and post it here.
78
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
In and of itself this game isn’t bad. But given that FEAR and Call of Duty 2 are out there and that Brothers in Arms came out this spring it just doesn’t seem like it’s worth the time and money to pick this up at full price. While it certainly is fairly competent in most areas it just doesn’t have the magic the first game had, and isn’t at the top of its class in terms of gameplay anymore. A little more time in the oven and some more tweaking would have made all the difference here.
75
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
A better name for Earned in Blood would be Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Part 2. There's really nothing here that wasn't previously explored in the original game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Fans of the previous offering will enjoy another dose of the most innovative first person shooting around, but, just like its soldiers, Earned in Blood doesn't stand alone well.
70
WindowsSydney Morning Herald
A lot of the game's authentic atmosphere comes from the way weapons look and feel - they can be difficult to aim and woefully inaccurate, which seems more real. So do the brilliant sound effects. Bullets zip past your ears, your squad members cry out in fear or pain (the coarse language might raise a few eyebrows) and the dialogue in cut scenes is delivered with believable emotion. There are a couple of perplexing flaws in the design, such as the inability to go prone or jump over low walls and fences, but suspend your disbelief and you'll be gripped.
70
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Suivant la droite ligne de son prédécesseur, Brothers In Arms : Earned In Blood parvient tout de même à réserver son lot d'innovations, qui, si elles ne sont pas révolutionnaires, parviennent quand même à offrir une vision un peu différente du soft. Néanmoins, et malgré la présence de situations de combats toujours aussi passionnantes et immersives, ce dernier ne parvient pas à se séparer définitivement de ses lacunes et se montre décevant sur certains points déjà problématiques auparavant. Un bon titre tout de même, offrant enfin un FPS historique intelligent.
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Suivant la droite ligne de son prédécesseur, Brothers In Arms : Earned In Blood parvient tout de même à réserver son lot d'innovations, qui, si elles ne sont pas révolutionnaires, parviennent quand même à offrir une vision un peu différente du soft. Néanmoins, et malgré la présence de situations de combats toujours aussi passionnantes et immersives, ce dernier ne parvient pas à se séparer définitivement de ses lacunes et se montre décevant sur certains points déjà problématiques auparavant. Un bon titre tout de même, offrant enfin un FPS historique intelligent.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Suivant la droite ligne de son prédécesseur, Brothers In Arms : Earned In Blood parvient tout de même à réserver son lot d'innovations, qui, si elles ne sont pas révolutionnaires, parviennent quand même à offrir une vision un peu différente du soft. Néanmoins, et malgré la présence de situations de combats toujours aussi passionnantes et immersives, ce dernier ne parvient pas à se séparer définitivement de ses lacunes et se montre décevant sur certains points déjà problématiques auparavant. Un bon titre tout de même, offrant enfin un FPS historique intelligent.
70
XboxGamestyle
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood shouldn't be classed as a sequel as it's near-identical to Road to Hill 30 (notwithstanding the fact that you can take control of a different character). Aside from its expanded multiplayer mode, there's little to separate it from the authentic action, sound and visuals of its progenitor - so maybe it should have been released as an add-on (much like Ubisoft's other successful franchises, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six). It will undoubtedly prove enjoyable for those new to the series, but anyone expecting a fully-fledged sequel might be sorely disappointed.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Sorti un an plus tôt, Brothers In Arms - Road To Hill 30 présentait le genre “first person shooter” de la deuxième Guerre Mondiale sous un angle nouveau. Les soldats gonflés à on ne sait quelle drogue qui prennent d’assaut toute l’armée allemande malgré un buffet criblé de balles, c’est terminé. Notez que, en y réfléchissant bien, ce n’a pas été souvent le cas non plus. De Medal Of Honor à Call Of Duty, vous n’avez jamais été totalement livré à vous-même et il vous a bien fallu compter sur vos frères d’armes à un moment ou à un autre. Seul Return To Castle Wolfenstein, qui utilise de toutes façons une réalité alternative pour cadre, jouait clairement le rôle du héros esseulé sur le champ de bataille. Mais les missions s’en trouvaient adaptées.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Earned in Blood follows the story of Sgt. Joe "Red" Hartsock and his Airborne squad as they fight their way through Nazi occupied France following the Allied invasion on D-Day. The gameplay in this new story mode maintains the familiar mechanics of commanding your troops in combat by directing their movements and ordering them to fire on specific targets. However, the process of assigning actions and movements to your squad is an uneven process, as the simplistic and straightforward control scheme is easy to understand but can be a bit unwieldy to control at times (due mainly to the PS2 controller layout and an over-assignment of commands to just a few key buttons). The result of a single botched command or accidental mismanagement can mean death for you and your troops, making Earned in Blood a frustrating (but not unrewarding) experience.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
When Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 was released earlier this year, it was lauded for its nearly seamless integration between first-person-shooter control and squad command mechanics. While clearly not as twitchy as most shooters, Brothers in Arms focused on the tactical aspect of small-squad infantry combat in World War II and packaged it with a cinema-quality presentation reminiscent of HBO's Band of Brothers. Fewer than seven months later, Gearbox has churned out a sequel. And as you'd expect from a sequel turned around so quickly, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood definitely offers a rather similar experience to its predecessor. This is not a good thing, in the case of the PlayStation 2 version, as the shortcomings of the PS2 port of the last game seem to be present in the sequel as well. The novelty of the game's tactical style has also worn off a bit.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Während die PC- und Xbox-Versionen im Glanze der 85er-Wertung stehen, liegt die PlayStaion 2 abgeschlagen im Graben. Kein Wunder: Mit massiven KI-Aussetzern funktioniert das ambitionierte Taktik-Gameplay nicht mehr, was das Spiel zu einem lahmen Ego-Shooter degradiert. Eine schwache Grafikkulisse, lange Ladezeiten und ein verkorkster Multiplayer-Modus erzeugen letztendlich den Eindruck, dass die PlayStation 2 mit diesem Spiel überfordert wird.
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XboxDaily Game
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood looks great on paper. The tactical combat is well executed, and the production values seem great…on the surface, After a bit, the visual and audio stuttering become nearly painful, and are both showstoppers. If you’re one of those people who can tolerate slowdowns, stalls and stutters when you’re doing your best to flank an enemy, then maybe you will love this game. Otherwise, it’s just an exercise in frustration.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Acima de tudo, "Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood" é um produto honesto: antes chegar às lojas oito meses após o original do que enrolar o público por anos a fio prometendo uma continuação que mudará mundos e fundos - o que sabemos, acontece cada vez mais com freqüência por aí.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
When it was released earlier this year, Gearbox Software's Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 was lauded by critics and gamers alike as one of the most innovative first-person shooters in years. The game somehow managed to give the stagnating WWII genre a much-needed shot in the arm by introducing a powerful (yet surprisingly easy-to-use) command system, allowing you to perform complex troop maneuvers in battle. Now, merely 8 months after the game hit stores shelves, Ubisoft is releasing a sequel entitled Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. Unfortunately, the PS2 title falls far short when compared to the Xbox version of the game, mainly due to some surprisingly weak AI and a frustrating online experience.
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PlayStation 2TotalPlayStation
It's a squad-based shooter/puzzler without the squad. As such, it's only half a game, and that half isn't very good.
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PlayStation 2IGN
With all of the World War II shooters out on the market these days, in order for a game to get noticed it has to find some sort of niche. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 did just that, combining first-person shooter action with strategic, and yet simple to use, squad-based gameplay. Its adherence to authenticity served it quite well, also.
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PlayStation 2Computer Bild Spiele
Die Kämpfe sind intensiv und bedrückend, vermitteln das Grauen des Krieges sehr lebensnah - daher gab es für den Titel keine Jugendfreigabe. Doch auch die Optik ist grauenvoll undetailliert und düster, sodass Sie die Situation oft nicht korrekt einschätzen können. Nur für echte Kämpfernaturen "ausreichend".