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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 Screenshot
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Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot
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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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GameSpy Oct 04, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
1UP Oct 03, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Next Level Gaming Oct 09, 2005 92 out of 100 92
GameZone Oct 07, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89 Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85 Nov 17, 2005 81.5 out of 100 82
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Mar 08, 2006 80 out of 100 80 Oct 07, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Daily Game Oct 31, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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

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