• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2005
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Earned in Blood could have been the natural progression for the series but certain gameplay issues and other gremlins have spoilt an otherwise authentic and atmospheric experience.
  2. It will undoubtedly prove enjoyable for those new to the series, but anyone expecting a fully-fledged sequel might be sorely disappointed.
  3. What it lacks is something truly different to make it a worthwhile sequel to own. Perhaps Gearbox will take their time with their next chapter for the 360 and give us something truly spectacular.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. SJames
    Jan 13, 2007
    10
    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, 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! Full Review »
  2. Nanokiwi
    Mar 23, 2006
    9
    About the best shooter out there. It is difficult - a bit of a blow to the ego to find unlike almost all FPS games you do not have uberpower About the best shooter out there. It is difficult - a bit of a blow to the ego to find unlike almost all FPS games you do not have uberpower compared to that of your enemy. The AI is great, about the only flaw being that your troops do not always find good cover, especially when following you. This game is considered so realistic its used for training at Westpoint. Full Review »
  3. AnthonyT.
    Feb 15, 2006
    8
    Both Brothers in Arms games blew the Call of Duty and Medal of Honor series out of the water with realism. The addition of squad control is Both Brothers in Arms games blew the Call of Duty and Medal of Honor series out of the water with realism. The addition of squad control is probably the best addition of any WWII game out there. Many people complain about WWII games because no game maker has made a perfect WWII FPS. Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is close, but not close enough. I don't know if game developers are aware, but the ammo in a K98 and a K98 Sniper Rifle are the same ammo. In fact, follow me here, the K98 and a K98 with a scope are actually the same rifle, just one has a scope on it. That is the biggest fallback of any FPS out there, but WWII shooters are the worst about it. I would like to see more MGs other than the MG42, especially since the MG34 was much more prominent, but the biggest is when the Americans use MG42s on everything except their tanks. The game gets pretty repetitive when you have to suppresse an enemy, flank them and kill them, then repeat. The German weapon selection is good, but I'd like to see more semi-automatic rifles. The StG.44 is nice, but come on, not every SS troop had one. Likewise, not every Fallschirmjager had an FG-42. It shouldn't take 4 panzerfausts to bust a measly Panzer IV and likewise, a panzerfaust and a PaK36 would destroy a Stuart, Sherman, and M10. Overall, the game is excellent, but there needs to be smarter AI on both sides and a much larger weapon selection available. Full Review »