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Description

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".

Screenshots

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

Promo Images

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

X-Power Xbox Oct 08, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows Oct 06, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Games Master Xbox Dec, 2005 87 out of 100 87
FOK!games Windows Nov 13, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Gamezoom Windows Oct 14, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Oct 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Windows Nov 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Captain Windows Oct 27, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 19, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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Awards

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

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