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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 bundledExperience 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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Score distribution:
  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 fa├žade -- 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. 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. EiB feels grittier - closer to its fascinating yet fearful inspiration - than any other military shooter out there. Much of that feel comes from the credible mission design and AI already mentioned but a significant portion stems from fundamentals like the way the weapons look, sound and perform.
  6. It's fun and well produced but it's a console version of an expansion pack and nothing more.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    Marches behind its predecessor as one of the most polished tactical shooters ever released. [Jan 2006, p.44]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. 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
  2. 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,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
  3. MikkoV.
    Sep 29, 2006
    10
    Just great. Better AI then in the prequel and new weapons,vehicles and everything. New story is great.
  4. DaveS.
    Nov 11, 2005
    8
    I played this game for 30 minutes before I quit and said "this is lame"... but a couple days later, I played it again out of boredom and I I played this game for 30 minutes before I quit and said "this is lame"... but a couple days later, I played it again out of boredom and I slowly found it more interesting, where to the point I was playing this game 2-3 hours a day. The concept of the game is unique in the way that it is not a one man stops the whole german army type of game, it can be frustrating at times having to manage 6-7 sticks and a tank at a time but I liked it. The only bad thing is that I beat this game in about 3 days. Expand
  5. Feb 29, 2016
    7
    Whole Brothers in Arms franchise comes to a player with understanding of WW2 background. It's wasn't a game for kids and I still have aWhole Brothers in Arms franchise comes to a player with understanding of WW2 background. It's wasn't a game for kids and I still have a goosebumps reminding myself the deaths of my companions. Certainly worthy of the title. Wasn't disappointed. Expand
  6. RichardGoes
    Nov 13, 2008
    5
    This game is far too scripted and therby limited in its tactical options, its ridiculous being blocked by fences, gates and other minorThis game is far too scripted and therby limited in its tactical options, its ridiculous being blocked by fences, gates and other minor obstacles from taking an alternative route. Its almost like a movie which is a pity because basically the action gameplay can be good and the combining of tactical play is a great idea. Expand
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    0
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