Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
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"The premise of Brothers – communicated entirely through theatrical gestures and conversations in an untranslated fantasy language – is as affecting and uncomplicated as the journey that follows." - PCGamer.com
"Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a beautiful and unique twin-stick adventure brimming with imagination." - IGN.com
"Short, simple but immensely satisfying, it's Ico meets Limbo in Fable's world. One word: spellbinding." - computerandvideogames.com
Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick. This is one journey you will never forget.
– Concurrent Gameplay – control the two brothers independently on one controller
– Puzzle and challenges for 2 – using unique qualities of big and little brothers (strength/size/speed etc)
– The Brothers – unique abilities and can achieve more together than they can individually.
– Game Director, Josef Fares – Established film director with a passion for Brothers.
– Narrative above the ordinary – an emotional story told without words.
Cute and affectingLorddyran | Oct. 4, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »
As a game, Brothers is not really effective; as a story-telling work, it is quite well-done.
Gameplay-wise, there is little challenge or anything interesting. The only thing Brothers has going for it is the twin-stick mechanic, allowing you to control the two brothers simultaneously, one with each stick. It's neat but not as precise or interesting as it could be.
Graphically and audio-wise, it's no powerhorse but it has a rather well-done, consistent art direction that makes it feel quite good. It's pretty and sounds good, but it isn't fantastic and not much will stick with you after you get done playing.
The story, though, is where the game redeems itself for any other missteps. It's very bare-bones, but it ends up feeling almost like a fairy tale. Don't expect a deep plot, but instead expect to feel the journey of the two young men; from start to finish, it's easy to be absorbed into the game's reality.
Perfecly balanced mix of interactive animated movie and gamespectatorx | Sept. 23, 2014 | See all spectatorx's reviews »
Brothers is perfectly balanced between watchable and playable parts, you do not have this weird feeling of one or the other part taking over. Requirements say about controller being a must. It is semi-truth. Some keyboards are unable to read few keys pressed at once, this is called "keyboard ghosting", google about it to know what it really is. The game can be completely finished with most of keyboards, i've finished it with keyboard without issues. In the beginning you may need to get used to unusual controlling both brothers at the same time, it is a bit tricky and very, very satisfying when you finally get used to it. Do you know Hans Christian Andersen's stories? This game is not a fairytale, it is telling a story in a very Andersen's style. Completing the game with performing all achievements can be done under 3-4h. Brothers - a tale of two sons is very short but it is unique experience in many, many ways. I love graphics, visuals. Incredible lightning, shadows, wonderful landscapes. I have been taking screenshots because landscapes are so sweet that i wanted to make them my wallpapers. Is the game worth full price? It is not easy to recommend it for full price but on any sale, with any discount do not hesitate and buy the game!
A good way to confuse your brainsergebelanger22 | Sept. 10, 2014 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
If you are not aware, Brothers: A tale of two sons require a controller. Right at the beginning of the game, you get why. You control one brother with your left thumbstick and trigger, and the other brother with the right thumbstick and trigger. If you are used with moving the camera, you get used to this gameplay quickly. Otherwise, you will swear the gods.
I really liked that way of moving two characters at the same time. However, I must admit that some times, my brain was getting confused on which thumbstick controlled which characters. And that was a nice brain effort to do.
The story is very simple, you have to get some potion to heal your father. That's it. None of the characters speak in a comprehensive language throughout the game. That was a downside for me. I really like to hear the story, not just seeing what happens and trying to understand it.
Other than that, I do not really get why the people are so hyped about that game even if it is quite good, but at 15$, I find it expansive for a 4 hours long game.
A new way of playing...neokratos48 | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all neokratos48's reviews »
Brothers : A Tale of two Sons is a videogame like there isn't any other one like it. The title of the game is indeed well chosen. More than a videogame, it as to be experienced as a tale, like the Grimm's one. What as really impressed me was the ability of this game to put aside enchanting landscape and violent and disturbing scenes. Controling the two characters create a real link between you (the player) and this two brothers who are putting their life in danger to save their fathers. Obviously, the game is'nt perfect (it has a serious lack of challenge) but thanks to its story, it worth to be played.
One of the greatestpapazdo | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all papazdo's reviews »
Easily one of the best games I will ever play. The gamepad connects as an emotional tie with the brothers. It's clever, brilliant and ambitious. An incredibly beautiful masterpiece.
Highly recommend to play with a gamepad. As you move the one brother with the left stick and the other with the right stick. With each brother containing one action button.
The game is short, can be completed under 3 hours. But I recommend to just leave 3 hours free and just immerse yourself in the story and the world and the gameplay and watch your mind be split in two from the controlling the two brothers.
Many rate The Last of Us as the best way to implement narrative in games, which ends up playing more like a film than a game. They clearly have not played this. In Brothers A Tale of Two Sons, the gameplay is essential piece to the narrative puzzle.