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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 PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
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 Always fun to use an MG (in a game at least).
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows See that blue arrow down there? That's where I'm sending that guy.

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

Yahoo! Games Xbox Oct 06, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
X-Power Xbox Oct 08, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Oct 27, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
4Players.de Windows Oct 11, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 29, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Cheat Code Central Windows 2005 4 out of 5 80
Game Captain PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2005 79 out of 100 79
ActionTrip Windows Oct 12, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Awards

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

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