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  • Summary: Experience authentic WWII combat as Sergeant Joe Hartsock and lead your squad beyond Carentan to liberate all of Normandy. Taking online tactics to new heights, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood offers more unique multiplayer missions and improved online support. (Including the bundled addition of modification support for the PC). Earned In Blood features an all-new cooperative Skirmish mode that allows one or two players to take a tour of duty through a series of authentic and harrowing custom combat missions. Arm yourself with additional authentic weapons and command new vehicles like the M10 "Wolverine" Tank Destroyer. More Challenging and Dynamic Combat - the game features close quarter urban environments and a new, next generation artificial intelligence system. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 95
    It's one of those sequels where all of the evolution takes place underneath the façade -- a game you've got to pick up and feel all the subtle differences. And of course, if Blood is your first Brothers experience, well, it's hard to imagine going back to anything less authentic and strategic.
  2. Excellent sense of immersion, great storytelling.
  3. 88
    Only an incremental improvement on the original. The greater flexibility of the AI and the new multiplayer options are certainly welcome additions, but the game still feels... more like Brothers in Arms v1.5 than a full sequel.
  4. Even with the improvements to the A.I. and enhanced multiplayer experience, the game feels more like an expansion pack than a stand-alone product.
  5. Earned In Blood might not seem like a radical departure from the original but the gloriously cascading AI and open maps have effectively transformed it into a very special WWII experience. The fact that there's nothing quite like it in such a crowded genre speaks volumes. [Dec 2005, p.103]
  6. It's fun and well produced but it's a console version of an expansion pack and nothing more.
  7. There are a couple of perplexing flaws in the design, such as the inability to go prone or jump over low walls and fences, but suspend your disbelief and you'll be gripped.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. May 2, 2014
    10
    This game, a first person tactical shooter, has probably found the line that unites a simulator with a game, and makes it attractive, functional and realistic. The amount of work and detail put into this game simply make me wish ALL games were as dedicated to their purpose and function, which this game truly succeeds in. The music, scenery, accuracy of the events and passion portrayed and put in this game are unforgettable. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2011
    10
    main concept of the game is cool, but there are some flaws in game
    however, none of them spoil the playing experience.

    i think best of the BIA is EiB
  3. Jan 23, 2014
    10
    In comparison with the original Brothers In Arms: Road to hill 30, Earned In Blood made some serious changes that elevated the game to a much higher level while still keeping it's traditional strong points: command system is remains the same so you don't have to learn or adapt anything new, while new weapons were added, which offered players a variety of choices. In my opinion, however, the most significant thing we can recognize in EIB is AI: enemies now are a lot smarter, and they also increase in number. All in all, I barely have anything to complain about Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood. Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2013
    8
    Nastavak na prvi dio, identično sa novim misijama tako da je i ocjena ista............................................................................. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2012
    4
    The same problems again. Weak graphics, teammates AI is too bad (but somehow the enemies AI is better), lack of realism (in the beginning of the game, one of our ally destroyed a Flakvierling with one Mk2 grenade). The flanking is not working again. If you have enough space for it, you get more enemies before your jaw. It makes the game challenging, but it's not funny. And of course, it makes the game slow, boring and frustrating. It's a bad ww2 game again. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2011
    4
    Graphics are pretty bad. The actual gameplay is very repetitive and although it's challenging it certainly isn't fun. Realistic? Maybe. Frustrating, slow and boring? Most likely. It's not really a shooter and although it tries to be different, its flaws start to show when nobody plays multiplayer and the skirmish mode is bad as well. Nice idea, but bad execution. Expand

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