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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".

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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 Need to get on with the second mission.
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 As with most FPS games you get a small tutorial on how to move.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

IGN Oct 04, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
FOK!games Nov 13, 2005 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Playfuls Nov 01, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2005 82 out of 100 82
UOL Jogos Nov 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
2404.org PC Gaming Nov 22, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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Awards

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

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Silverblade (1421) added Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (Windows) on Oct 10, 2005
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