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Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (Xbox)

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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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Alternate Titles

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

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VGPub 2005 9.4 out of 10 94
Next Level Gaming Oct 09, 2005 92 out of 100 92
XBox Solution (XBS) Oct 19, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Deaf Gamers 2005 9 out of 10 90
Digital Entertainment News (den) Oct 27, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
4Players.de Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Extreme Gamer Jan 11, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer Within Nov 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Cheat Code Central 2005 4 out of 5 80
Gamestyle 2005 7 out of 10 70


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    • 2005 – #4 Xbox Game of the Year

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Silverblade (1421) added Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (Xbox) on Oct 11, 2005
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