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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons





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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons





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.

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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.

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505 Games
Adventure, Action
505 Games
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free
  • Video Memory: 512 MB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 /ATI Radeon HD 2600
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • Other Requirements:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)
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When meaningful narrative meets creative gameplay


Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons is exactly what the title implies. You take control of two young boys on a quest to help their father. This leads them on an epic adventure populated by interesting characters. The twist is, you don't understand anything that's being said. All the story-telling is either situational or environmental. Still, Brothers manages to convey its story in a beautiful way. Part coming of age, part bonding of siblings, Brothers is an emotional ride that will stay with you long after you finish playing it. On the gameplay side, they chose to make you control one character with each analog stick, which is kind of awkward at first but really adds to the game as you try to coordinate both characters at the same time.

Beautiful, But Clunky


I don't know why everyone is so enamored with this game - it is a rather weak title, both in its implementation and storytelling. The controls are atrocious for no good reason. "Controller Required" warning should really be "Dual-Stick Controller Required," because the Steam controller actually plays worse than the keyboard. This is mostly required for operating elevators, of which there are exactly two in the entire game, and one makes no sense at all as it connects the Brothers' cottage to the rest of the village... Implementation aside, the concept of controlling two characters at the same time is actually interesting and unique, but feels unnecessary to tell the tale the game is trying to tell. If anything, cooperative mode would make more sense. The story also desperately tries to be dramatic, but ends up mostly comical. Like the mother drowning an arm's length away from the boat in the opening cinematic, or the characters speaking Simlish during some of the more tragic scenes. The premise that sets the entire thing in motion doesn't really make sense either. You mean to tell me there is not a single adult in the entire village willing to accompany the children whose father is gravely ill on their journey to get medicine?! Finally, the ending comes out of left field to conclude this short, confused journey. So why am I recommending this? Because despite all its shortcomings, Brothers is still a fun ride with some really good looking levels. It is quite short, so I would wait for one of its frequent sales.

A beautiful and touching game


Brothers a tale of two sons - is an epic 3D adventure game about two brothers traveling a magical medieval world looking for a cure to their father's illness. The game has amazing graphics, amazing sound and music and the plot is really good and sad. You control the two brothers at the same time, using different buttons for each one, so you can use their force together to achieve goals through the game. The only "bad" thing about this game is its length: it's short, I finished it at a couple of hours (2 or 3, if I remember correctly). But overall is an amazing game and I would recommend it to anyone!

Beautiful, touching, magical and moving.


Right from the beginning this game grabs you hard by the feels, and doesn't let go... Not even when it's over. The story is fantastic, the game play is interesting, the achievements are all easily obtainable with only minor exploring. I have played games that took days to finish, that did not have the depth this game has, I recommend this to anybody.

Very well done visual novel


This game has it all, smooth gameplay, engrossing tale and very beautifully crafted world. Best played with a partner as it supports two players controlling the two characters independently but need to cooperate most of the time to complete actions. Most of the time on sale, and it is a story to experience, a must buy, worth it!

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