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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".


Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2 Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "手足兄弟连:浴血奋战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Brothers in Arms 2" -- Common title

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Gamer Within Nov 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Captain Oct 27, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Game Chronicles Nov 19, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
GamePro (US) Oct 28, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70 Dec 19, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Nov 02, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68 Oct 11, 2005 63 out of 100 63
UOL Jogos Nov 08, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Nov 03, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Bild Spiele Aug 01, 2007 3.53 out of 6 49


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

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