Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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Description

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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.


Key Features:

– 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.

Customer reviews

87

A Unique Gem !

AsadAlrafidain | July 13, 2015 | See all AsadAlrafidain's reviews »

Every now and then, appears a game that brings something new to the gaming society, something different than the other concurrent, rather replicating, sets of games. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is one of those games. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has an epic, faerie tale-like story, filled with mythological concepts and emotional moments, mainly discussing the story of two orphan brothers making a journey to find a cure for their sick father, with an exceptional demonstration of the bond between the old and the young brother, and how every single one of them is taking care of each other. the story is combined with stunning visuals and great music, but the most distinctive aspect of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, beside the great story, is the gameplay, which requires you to take control of the two brothers simultaneously, and coordinate between them to be able to solve the simple, yet creative, puzzles. Another aspect of this game that must be mentioned is the relying on gestures rather than spoken language to communicate with the characters ( they do speak some imaginary gibberish language), and this gives a theatrical value to the game, and makes you really feel that this game is in fact, a work of art. I understand this game may not be for every one, but for true gamers, I think this is a must have.

91

Excelent coming of age narrative

Castro0001 | June 9, 2015 | See all Castro0001's reviews »

Few games can call themselves art. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is one of those. This emotional adventure game uses the gameplay to tell a poignant coming of age story set in a minimalist yet beautiful world. Completed with an absolutely gorgeous art and great soundtrack, it's an incredible experience that worth your time.

90

An epic game !

markegiani | June 6, 2015 | See all markegiani's reviews »

I've heard rumors of a game different from any other. With an interesting gameplay and great graphics. I couldn't wait more, so I bought it for a few bucks. Boy I was Surprised ! With fantastic intro and neverseenbefore gameplay, I was in for a treat. This game is awesome in every way ! My kids and nephews are playing it like crazy (strict multiplayer needed!) and I must say that they are having a lot of fun. With lots of comic situations and no violence, this is a BULLZEYE !

85

A sad, endearing story and an absolutely beautiful world

1N07 | May 12, 2015 | See all 1N07's reviews »

Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons is a sad, endearing story and an absolutely beautiful world full of optional interactions and is one of the most emotional games I've ever played... Brothers has a one-of-a-kind control mechanic(Controller only) where you use the left stick to move one of the characters and the right to move the other, while using the corresponding trigger for each character to interact with the world. It's very simple yet works well. Though you might find it difficult at first to move two characters independent of each other at the same time. The gameplay consist mostly of simple yet ingenious and fun environmental puzzles, some fairly simple platforming and great storytelling done through actions and the environment rather than narration. The only complaints would be that it's rather short seeing as I completed it in about 3 hours according to steam, though I did stop to enjoy the world every now and then and otherwise didn't speed through it. It's still absolutely worth it's price. That and though I understand that most of the game's challenge comes from having to control both the characters at the same time(which works absolutely fine and the game should probably be played so first), I still think there should be an option to play it in Coop. That would definitely merit the game a second playthough.

97

The Closing Argument for Games as Art

bwrussell | May 5, 2015 | See all bwrussell's reviews »

Mechanics are something every game has but not many games manage to use them as metaphor as elegantly as Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons does. In a game with relatively simple puzzles, no real dialog, and a basic plot structure it's this integration of player input that brings everything together and elevates whole above the sum of its parts. Backing up a little, the mechanic in question is the control scheme which has the player moving each brother independently with the two sticks on a controller (incidentally this means a controller is required to play this game, at least properly). This is definitely a new experience and an utterly confusing one, at least at first and therein lies some of the beauty and elegance of this game. When the game begins and the brothers begin their journey the controls are unfamiliar and slow to use but as the characters grow and gain confidence on their adventure so does your skill with the controls. The direct correlation between player input and in-game progression is not something explicitly noticeable while playing but it absolutely is effective at maintaining immersion and points that would feel like "press button to pay respects" in other games turn into touching moments that feel natural. I could go on about the mechanics and their ties to the game but this is a review so I'll refrain. While they are terrific, mechanics alone can not carry a game to greatness. Fortunately Brothers delivers pretty much across the board. The art style hits a great sweet spot between realistic and stylized and makes terrific use of the engines power with many deep, bright scenes given center stage through out. The story, while structurally simple, is full of emotion and heart with plenty of highs and lows through out. It's also not going to pull any punches, much the same as our real lives are not full of happy endings and endless summers. The world is lush and interesting. In so many games the world and the events happening in it revolve around your character but in Brothers you really feel like you're journeying through foreign lands as you pass through places where major events have already happened, are in progress, or seem destined to happen soon. Some people may feel like they're missing out but personally I loved this. It made me think and wonder about the world much like anyone traveling through it would, imagining a great battle and speculating on the tensions that caused it. To me this is better than some exposition or pages of text with lore that's filled with places, names, and dates that have no real meaning or context. In the end Brothers: A Take of Two Sons is masterfully both poignant and subtle, uplifting and heart-wrenching. It does require that you own or can borrow a controller but it's absolutely worth the effort. Put shortly, I highly recommend this game to anyone and everyone.