Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PlayStation 2

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. There's really nothing here that wasn't previously explored in the original game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
  2. Add to this the solid graphics, the intense sound of warfare, and the electrifying strategy of squad command, and you have another great title from Gearbox. However, our patience for ingenuity is waning, and I only hope we can see some fresh features in the next installment.
  3. The difficulty won't have you curling up into the fetal position, rocking yourself to sleep, however -the game is engaging with all that strategy and, thankfully, plenty of save points.
  4. A decent WWII game and attractive to those who like a little strategy in their FPS but if you have a choice go with the PC or Xbox version.
  5. With so many World War II games on the market, Earned In Blood's dedication to creating an understanding of what the war meant to those who fought it, as much as providing the player with a recognisable game, should be lauded.
  6. The whole package has a polished look. I even watched a few cut-scenes long enough to figure out that the title Earned in Blood makes reference to how Red tries to gain his fellow soldiers' trust. And Brothers in Arms is beginning to earn our trust, too--as not just "another war game."
  7. PSM Magazine
    90
    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]
  8. Enemies are now far more intelligent. Less likely to be hemmed in by your squad's suppressing fire, they themselves will try to sidle down the blindside of your position and take pot shots at you. [PSW]
  9. 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.
  10. Excellent sense of immersion, great storytelling.
  11. The first-person caper is satisfyingly immersive thanks to some outstanding graphical touches - heavy rain splatters neatly on Jeeps and we can even see Red’s freckles in close-up.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. May 26, 2017
    8
    Definitely a better game on pc platform, but not bad here either. Love war games, so loved this one too. ALso, liked the co-op of this game. ADefinitely a better game on pc platform, but not bad here either. Love war games, so loved this one too. ALso, liked the co-op of this game. A little slow but still gameplay is nice. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »