Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
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.
Brothers feels like game of the year material to mesheldipez | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all sheldipez's reviews »
In Brothers you play as both brothers using one controller (each brother controlled using one side of a controller) and have to traverse a mythical fairytale world on a quest to get a magic cure for your ill father. The game reminds me of the minimalistic fantasy world of Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus, like that game there is little verbal dialogue (the human characters do not speak English so emphasis is on physical emoting) and the world is sparse yet very atmospheric with excellent use of beautiful backdrops and a haunting score. An amazing game and one of my favourites of 2013.
An experience.connlasair | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all connlasair's reviews »
Brothers: a tale of two sons is something more than just a game - it's an experience that remains. The game is rather short (4 hours) and does not really have any challenge, but it is remarkable nevertheless. You play as one (or both) of the brothers and make your way through a seemingly ordinary, yet magical world. The burden on those boys is indeed heavy, their quest daunting and you, as a player feel that they have to overcome their weaknesses and muster more and more courage to push forward. There are some emotional moments here, as the brothers struggle to complete their quest. What's great about this game is that literally everyone can play and enjoy it. It is mature but at the same time it appeals the child's imagination. The game was specifically designed for a controller but a keyboard will do as well (however, it does control awkwardly sometimes). The key bindings (which can be changed) encourage co-op play and I think that's where the game truly shines - when you share the journey with someone you care for, sitting side by side, navigating two little boys through a stormy and beautiful adventure.
A wonderful tale that ends too soon..XGpredator | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
Like the melodramatic tales? You're not afraid to experiment with new types of gameplay? Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is for you. Indeed, it presents a unique but effective which is totally at the service of the narrative handling. Prepare to dive into a wonderful world where you have trouble getting out. This is indeed the main defect in the title, we would have liked this adventure lasts a little longer to continue to enjoy it.
Surprising at every angle!pan_dudi | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all pan_dudi's reviews »
I bought this game with not to high expectations. I just heard that it's got potential and decided to take a risk. Besides I wanted to get some rest from more "serious" games and have some fun. And fun I had in deed. Followed by very deep and emotional experience this game is! I have not suspected this fairy tale to become such an adult and touching story. From technical point of view, the game uses Unreal Engine 3 and looks just fantastic! What I didn't like about it - it's just too short! I want more of this game! Worth every penny.
Nice but short!CptTrips | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all CptTrips's reviews »
Really nice game with some beautiful graphics and a good story!
Only Con: it's pretty short - reached the end in under four hours, replayability isn't that big, just the achievments from steam could bring some more hours - despite there are pretty easy to achieve, you won't have that much after the first playthrough, because you have to do some weird, but funny things to get them ;)
You will need a controller to play this if you have a shitty keyboard like I do, at least you need one with '6 key rollover'.