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  • Summary: You can play as Sergeant Joe Hartsock during the liberation of Normandy in Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. This sequel to Brothers in Arms: The Road to Hill 30 includes new single- and multiplayer missions, as well as new competitive and cooperative multiplayer game modes. You can also employ new weapons and vehicles against the game's improved AI. Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 100
    While Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood feels a bit too much like its predecessor in many ways, that's like saying "The Godather 2" was a bit too similar to "The Godfather."
  2. 94
    The single player campaign features an improved AI difficulty and the new skirmish mode adds plenty more hours of replay.
  3. But if you fancy a deep, serious game that represents a huge challenge - and aren't adverse to constantly studying a map and positioning your men before seeing any action - then this war hero is in a league of its own. [Xbox World]
  4. 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.
  5. This is one situation where more of the same does not negate the experience. More of the same is more than we could have asked for. It's the brown bun alternative.
  6. I wish more games had the voice acting and overall audio quality displayed in Earned in Blood.
  7. If you're one of those people who can tolerate slowdowns, stalls and stutters when you're doing your best to flank an enemy, then maybe you will love this game. Otherwise, it's just an exercise in frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. SJames
    Jan 13, 2007
    Bros in arms is an excellent game. Pretty much all I play is shooting games with the exception of the occasional rpg. of all my collection, this would have to be the most challenging of all. if you play it on normal mode, with crosshairs... yeah, its just another WWII shooter. But, on difficult, or authentic, your looking at the toughest, most authentic squad shooter on the market. The ememies are ferocious, the levels are well thought out, and... by the end of the game, you feel like u actually know your squad for real. the game is tactical... and i MEAN tactical!!! if you dont supresss and flank your enemy your dead. it is SOOOO frustratingly easy to slip up and get ripped to pieces by a rifle toting german soldior!! so if your up fora tough game, with excellent weapons and story, brothers in arms: earned in blood is for you! Expand
  2. PrestonS.
    Oct 5, 2005
    Great Game! Great Tactics! Great WWII Authenticity! Plain 'Ol Great!
  3. JeffA.
    Oct 8, 2005
    Many videogames hype how great the AI is, even resorting to giving it a fancy name. Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood hypes the AI in this game. The only difference is the AI is as good as it's hyped to be. Enemies react to your gunfire, take cover and even outflank you. You begin to question whether you are playing single player campaign or thinking human opponents on Live. Road To Hill 30 was very good. Earned In Blood is as good as it gets. This is the best WWII FPS on any console ever. Expand
  4. Jack
    Oct 6, 2005
    Brothers in arms road to hill 30 is a beter game.but earned in blood still is a great game.
  5. HaroldM.
    Oct 11, 2005
    I love the skirmish mode in this game. I can't wait to play all of my friends!!!!
  6. BobR.
    Oct 10, 2005
    Wow. Forget all those killjoys who reckon this isn't different enough to BiA1- this is VERY different. Yep, graphics similar, yep storyline similar and, yep, basic gameplay mechanics identical. HOWEVER, the all new reactive enemy AI turned what I thought was a dull, tedious original into an epic and exciting sequel. With the first one it always felt like I was just moving on until I found a load of Germans, then we took them out and moved on. At first it was kind of fun, but eventually the whole Four-F thing became very samey and what originally seemd to be tactical play revealed itself to be nothing of the sort. NOW those pesky Germans just won't sit still long enough to let you pull of thoughtless flanking. They'll move back, shift position, retreat or even charge, and that's damn scary when it happens. Gun battles can rage for ages as both sides shift around and try and gain the upper-hand. Last night I finished a long and hard fought battle, winning with only myself and a smidgen of energy, exhausted but victorious. This is a wondeful, tactical, thoughtful jet-engine of a title, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Best title of the year for me, no doubts at all. Expand
  7. Yrk
    Oct 7, 2005
    just another wwII fps. i mean, seriously. how many more war fps's can developers keep cranking out and still make interesting? i've had enough of this crap. where's the innovation?? the actual game is good enough i suppose, and the production values are decent, it's just the same old same old...same old. Expand

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