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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 on PC and consoles! (IncludingExperience 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 on PC and consoles! (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: 11 out of 20
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  1. Excellent sense of immersion, great storytelling.
  2. this is as intense and refined a shooter as can be. No, the WWII genre is not dead. This game is proof. [Holiday 2005, p.80]
  3. 83
    The fact that you are being asked to pay full premium for what is effectively an expansion pack in all but name, may put some off.
  4. There's really nothing here that wasn't previously explored in the original game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
  5. Doesn't provide much more in the way of improving upon the original formula, and manages to totally demolish the fantastic enemy AI on the trip over to Sony's console.
  6. 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.
  7. It's a squad-based shooter/puzzler without the squad. As such, it's only half a game, and that half isn't very good.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. JeremyS.
    Dec 25, 2005
    10
    one of the better war games i think annyways because of a lot of the stuff they put in there it was good i hoping for a 3 one the more they one of the better war games i think annyways because of a lot of the stuff they put in there it was good i hoping for a 3 one the more they make the better they get well for some games anny ways some just get worse and worse lol. raw vs smake down or the new 50 cent one boring as hell i played them dont know if it was the worng peole who made it or what but them game sucked. Expand
  2. CorpralJackM.
    Jan 3, 2006
    9
    Excelent and historicly accurate game! I can't beleive a developer actually got a WWII game correct!
  3. BillH.
    Jan 15, 2006
    9
    It is a great game, and I have it for PS2. Its so realistic. You can't just charge that machine gun nest without taking a hit, like in It is a great game, and I have it for PS2. Its so realistic. You can't just charge that machine gun nest without taking a hit, like in other games. Youll just be mowed down. The storys also good. I only find it hard to command your squad while under fire, or get them somewhere without them getting distracted and standing in the open. But the stratagy is refreshing. You have to think, then act. Expand
  4. JohnK.
    Jun 10, 2005
    8
    10 times better than the first one, better graphics, exellent weapons, very realistic.
  5. DennisH.
    Feb 6, 2006
    4
    This game has several flaws. First off it is very difficul to pick up where u leave off because the chapter points are so far apart,,,second This game has several flaws. First off it is very difficul to pick up where u leave off because the chapter points are so far apart,,,second - shooting at enimies is rather dificult when u cant see them and when u do it takes anywhere from 2-10 shots to put them down. Also it needs to a way to buy or retore heatlh...I think i'll stick with the Cal of Duty games. Expand
  6. AndyB.
    Feb 18, 2006
    4
    While the storry telling and visuals are excellent, I find the weapons accuracy (like in Road to Hill 30) to be completely appaling. You need While the storry telling and visuals are excellent, I find the weapons accuracy (like in Road to Hill 30) to be completely appaling. You need to empty a magazine in an ememy at 10 feet to put him down. Moreover, the game is extremely linear and, as a consequence, predictable. Expand