A quickfire sequel to Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, Earned in Blood has been developed with feedback from the playing community in mind - hence the improved AI (evident both in the enemy and your own squadmates), enhanced multiplayer modes and the increase in urban combat.
You play as Sgt Joe ‘Red’ Hartsock in a story that’s part retelling of Road To Hill 30’s events (from Red’s perspective) but mostly an entirely new story that takes place on D-Day and the days beyond as the 101st Airborne division fight for the liberation of Normandy.
The most important thing to emphasize is that if you go into the game expecting a basic Medal of Honor-style shoot-‘em-up you’ll soon be as dead as what’s left of the Greatest Generation. EIB is all about tactics and teamwork, even more so than in the original game. Adrenalin junkies or anyone with a lack of patience shouldn’t even think about buying this. We tried simply running towards the Nazis with machine gun blazing. We died. Repeatedly.