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Brütal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral action combat with open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere between Lord of the Rings and Spinal Tap, it’s a fresh take on the action/driving genre, which in this case is full of imitation cover bands, demons intent on enslaving humanity and Heavy metal tunes. Featuring the talents of comedian, actor and musician, Jack Black as super roadie Eddie Riggs, as well as cameos by some of the biggest names in metal music it's a wild ride in the belly of the beast that is not to be missed by gamers and Metalheads alike.
Included as a free bonus in the PC version of Brütal Legend are both the Hammer of Infinite Fate and Tears of the Hextadon multiplayer map packs.
The vivid and wildly creative world of Brütal Legend is brought to life through a spate of chrome, leather, rocker babes, epic music, fire-breathing/stud-wearing beasts, mountains made of guitar amps, and more. Follow Eddie as he embarks on a tour of epic destruction with an axe, a guitar, and his minions as he commands the power of rock in epic band battles. It’s lighter-flicking awesomeness that will melt your face clean off.
Brütal Legend’s combat is a combination of classic action slasher and real time strategy mechanics. Melee and ranged combat come from your double-sided broadaxe and demon-slaying, pyrotechnic-creating guitar. Add that 1-2 punch to a guitar solo mechanic that can summon objects, buff your teammates, or cripple your opponents, and you have a deep, gratifying core gameplay combat loop that is fun for the hardcore and accessible for the casual. On top of that, players will journey from Roadie to Rock God by commanding legions of metalheads into Brütal Victory and sending troops charging into battle.
A Streaming Open World:
Brütal Legend gives you the freedom to walk, drive, or fly anywhere in a fully streaming open world whose art style is inspired by some of the most iconic and hilariously rad metal album covers ever created. Every vista in the beautiful universe of Brütal Legend looks like it was pulled from a Frank Frazetta painting.
Packed With Cameos and Voice Talent:
Brütal Legend is full of cameos from gods of metal like Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Lita Ford, and many, many others. It has a MASSIVE metal soundtrack from every era of metal music: 1970’s classic metal to 1980’s hair metal to the scarier cousins of 1990’s metal. And of course, Jack Black pays the ultimate homage to metal as Eddie the Roadie, continuing the theme from the work of his band, Tenacious D and his previous films like School of Rock and High Fidelity.
4v4 "skirmish" multiplayer marries action combat with a strategic unit-control mechanic. As the leader of one of the factions in the game, the player will direct his armies in a Battle of the Bands where the trophy is survival. Brütal Legend’s multiplayer is online-enabled, so you can conquer your friends online (broadband connection required for online play).
The music in Brütal Legend is truly massive. Made up of 108 of the most rocking tracks from 75 different bands representing every sub-genre of metal, it is something to experience in and of itself.
A genre benderNat3r | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all Nat3r's reviews »
Brutal Legend was a game created in 2009 from the mind of Tim Schafer. Jack Black, an everyday roadie, gets teleported to a land that worships metal. and by metal i mean the 80's. Some people criticize Jack Black poorly. I think he is perfect for this kind of role, Tenacious D anyone?
The game starts out as an action hack n slash with a bit of magic thrown in, via Ocarina of Time songs. We're not set on a linear path either, we're set in a open world with side missions, and a few things to collect and run over with your metal powered car. About one quarter of the game in though we get introduced to an RTS style of game play. You have a stage, which your units spawn from, and you send them to collect resources, and destroy the enemies stage, all while controlling yourself and attacking the enemy.
The game does have its flaws though. The world, being vast, is actually pretty empty. There isn't really anything to do after you collect everything and complete the side quests other then listen to Dragonforce to the 20th time. The combat is fun, until you realize you're getting over run by enemies and have to run away to spawn some more allies.
Overall the game is a fun adventure that we don't really get to experience anymore. There is plenty of humor. Even if you don't laugh that much you can't help but crack a smile realizing you're controlling Jack Black. If you liked Psychonauts, and love metal music then definitely give this game a play.
Pretty cool, ahead of its time tho, if it came out now.AsmodeusSabrael | Oct. 29, 2013 | See all AsmodeusSabrael's reviews »
..it prolly would have been better with a different engine and more stuff to do tho for it's time when it came out not bad at all.This game fucking rocks face omg wow. the multiplayer is cool and bad ass because it reminds me of star wars battlefront classic action slasher and real time strategy mechanics but with METAL, the game campaign is funny, brutal, violent, and just awesome. If u want something randomly comedic, violent, decent story, good voice acting, cameos of celebs, and METAL play this f**king game asap!
A rocking adventure that stumbles occasionallyHarry_276 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all Harry_276's reviews »
Do you like to rock, kick ass and fight...in RTS battles?
Brutal legend is a game I feel will become one of those little game gems that earn the right to be called cult classic. Play as Eddie Riggs the worlds greatest Roadie as he fights his way through a world of Heavy Metal, and my god is it amazing and full of secrets that will keep you searching for hours. Character is a huge part of this game from the world with designs that would fit on any Metal Album cover to the actual characters and people you interact with along the way, get ready to belly laugh at the game lighter moments only to clench your controller in adrenalin when things heat up.
The only thing I can say is wrong with the game is the main battles. Though most of the fighting is done with your Axe and magic (in the form of powerful guitar riffs) the major story battles take the form of simple RTS style fights. Though there is some strategic logic required and you can fly down to join in the fight it does present an odd shift in tone and can be jarring at first.
That being said this is still a great game and well worth your dollar, get it and get lost in the world of Brutal Legend.
Jack Black: God of Metalel_pelado95 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all el_pelado95's reviews »
This game is from Double Fine ( the cooles game makers at the moment).
You play as Jack Black, in a exellent metal land. The gameplay has two parts: the hack and slash part (pretty cool) and the "strategy" part. In this one, you control your troops and you have to destroy the enemy "base", just like the real time strategy games. Also, this mode has a little of the hack and slash component.
The voices and the music are Exellent. You will find a Jack Black, a Ozzy Osburne and other great meteal gods. The soundtrack is amazing (it haves some Tenacious D songs and Def Leppard ones).
If you are a metal fan, you have to buy it.
Could have been something specialecaudill | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all ecaudill's reviews »
I love metal. I love Jack Black. I love open worlds. I should love this game right??
Not quite. This game had so much potential. In fact, the first couple of hours of the game were awesome. I played the demo at least a half dozen times before the game came out. However, when the game started opening up and you were free to explore... I quickly got bored. And that's saying something for me. I could spend hours driving around in GTA or Saints Row listening to crap music and doing absolutely nothing productive. But even the amazing soundtrack in Brutal Legends couldn't keep me interested and I drove around the lifeless landscape. There's just not that much to do besides progress the story. Then you start getting into odd RTS-like battles. The concept is cool, but the execution is poor.
As much as I enjoy open worlds, I kinda feel like if they had kept to the linear progression from the first part of the game, it could have been so much better. Heck, even Ozzy couldn't keep me coming back for more. OZZY!