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"It’s the ultimate tribute act, with metal in its soul and a heart as warm as a stage light." - PCGamer.com
"Brutal Legend is a tour de force that wraps up humor, music, and clever gameplay into one highly polished package." - IGN.com
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.
This game is so metal!bibboorton | Sept. 9, 2014 | See all bibboorton's reviews »
I shouldn't have expected anything less from Double Fine.
I've been waiting to try this out for four years. I didn't have consoles so I was happy it released for PC and I'm so happy I finished it. It was great.
Some more background stuff into the story would have been nice, though, but overall I'm more than happy with the experience. It's fun, it's funny and it's hardcore. Recommended.
Metal!ThreshNautBlitz | July 2, 2014 | See all ThreshNautBlitz's reviews »
Brutal Legend combines some of the best combat oriented gameplay known to man into one big game. There's upgrade systems for your axe and guitar for melee combat at the same time as being able to deploy allied warriors at your will. The story is told well and has some funny moments. Play as Eddie Riggs and take trip through the underworld. Did I mention you get a kick-ass car?
I've gone emoHUNbullseye | June 28, 2014 | See all HUNbullseye's reviews »
A great idea, a good story, fantastic music and world design. I love everything except the game mechanics. Those i just hate. I'm not that into metal so it might be that the lack of on screen helps especially a map is the real authentic metal thing. But it made some of the missions especially the stage battles much more difficult and frustrating. I'm dissapointed in myself because i'm dissapointed in this game, but i am. I better stick with Tim's adventures.
Not only for fans of metal.Furrek | June 28, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I'm not a fan of metal music. Sure, sometimes I do listen to it, but it's not like I'm a fan of it. You don't need to be on in order to enjoy this game. Sure, if you are fan of metal you will probably enjoy it more than I did. It have one of greatest soundtracks ever. 108 metal songs. Sounds nice, right? I was so suprised and happy to hear Through the Fire and Flames in this game. That was really awesome. The characters are fun and likeable, the story is enjoyable too. Like some players said before, it could be more polished, but still is a great game. If you are looking for some "music" game that isn't a rhytm game, play it. If you are fan of metal, you probably played it already - if not, do it right now. The only sad thing is that not many gamers heard about this game and some didn't even checked it. Too bad, because games like that makes my life as gamer really fun.
The most METAL game in the history of gamesdrakso | May 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »
So, before I start I would like to put one thing out there. This game is made for people who listen to METAL and for them only. Even tho it is very well made and has awesome gameplay, the main thing that the developers were aiming at was the METAL story and all of the different METAL references, music, world design and characters. The game features very famous musicians from the METAL scene such as Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford and many more. The epic world and killer tracks could be enough of a reason to get this game and to play it really. For every METAL fan out there, this game will really suit you.