Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (Windows)

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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 Windows Part of the introductory scene
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Need to get on with the second mission.
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 Main menu

Alternate Titles

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

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JustPressPlay May 20, 2005 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 04, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88 Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 10, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Oct 18, 2005 B+ 83 Mar 16, 2006 83 out of 100 83
UOL Jogos Nov 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Oct 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Oct 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Sydney Morning Herald Oct 29, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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    • 2005 – #4 Xbox Game of the Year

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