Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (NA)
Third party DRM: OtherPlayfire Client required to download and play.
With its unprecedented combination of authenticity, compelling story and squad-based action, the Brothers in Arms franchise has established itself as a benchmark for military action games, receiving the highest average review scores of any WWII series to date (www.gamerankings.com).
Brothers in Arms Earned in Blood adds new features and game modes and builds upon the elements that made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success. Featuring a new single player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers in Arms Earned in Blood promises to lead the way this Holiday Season.
Delve deeper into the most authentic WWII experience as you take the role of Sgt. Joe "Red" Hartsock, the new squad leader of 2nd Squad. You represent the best of the 101st Airborne, the Screaming Eagles. Command two new squads of American paratroopers, your fire team and assault team, through war-torn France's urban streets and villages.
On the verge of liberating the last regions of France, your missions will be take you deep behind enemy lines, further and more dangerous than ever before. Your squad, your brothers, will look to you for leadership as you must overcome new urban environments and even more aggressive enemies. As squad leader, you will control your teams with a powerful and easy to use one-button command system. Suppress the enemy with a barrage of gunfire with your fire team, while you and your assault team move in for the kill.
Next chapter of Brothers In Arms - The award-winning WWII shooter returns with more of the action, story, and authenticity that has critics and fans raving.
New single-player narrative takes you beyond Hill 30 - Play as Sergeant Joe Hartsock and lead your squad beyond Carentan. It will be up to you and your squad to defeat the last enemy bastions and bring freedom to Normandy.
New cooperative Multiplayer mode - Take on the enemy with a friend by your side. Work together and utilize each other's squads or face certain death.
Unrivaled authenticity – Fight actual Airborne Infantry battles of D-Day accurately recreated under the direction of author, historian and Airborne Ranger Col. John Antal, using thousands of official photos, maps, After-Action Reports and eyewitness accounts.
New multiplayer missions - Taking online tactics to new heights, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood offers more unique multiplayer missions and improved online support on PC and consoles.
Skirmish mode - Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood features an all-new Skirmish mode that allows players to take a tour of duty through a series of authentic and increasingly difficult custom combat missions.
New weapons and vehicles - Arm yourself with new weapons like the M3 grease gun, and command new vehicles like the M10 "Wolverine" Tank Destroyer.
More challenging and dynamic combat - Featuring close-quarter urban environments and a new, next-generation artificial intelligence system, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood promises to take authentic military action to the next level.
WWII tacticsvipe_1 | Dec. 17, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is a sequel to Road to Hill 30, and is primarily a squad based WWII FPS. The game series is unique in that it relies more on tactics, and instead of rushing into a building or clearing guns blazing, the game requires you to move your squad around in an intelligent way to outmaneuver the enemy. This is a change of pace from your typical Call of Duty or Medal of Honor, and in general works very well.
By now Brothers in Arms looks dated, but isn't distractingly bad. Sound and voice acting are done well enough. The game is an improvement over it's predecessor, with better texture work and gameplay overall.
The campaign is challenging and much more difficult than the original because of AI improvements. If you're a fan of WWII shooters and wanting something new, the Brothers in Arms series is pretty good to pick up.