Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood review

The PS2 is missing all the guts and the glory

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    The emphasis on team tactics

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    Killing Krauts

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    A great WWII era presentation


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    The maligned PS2 version

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    Online play also sucks

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    Rock stupid squad AI

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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.

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DescriptionA WWII game with that discourages the run-and-gun nature of its contemporaries, with a greater focus of squad tactics and strategy.
Franchise nameBrothers in Arms
UK franchise nameBrothers In Arms
US censor rating"Mature","Mature","Mature"
UK censor rating"","",""
Alternative names"BiA"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)