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.Read full description
"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 turns out to be insanely fun, with a wacky cast of characters and enemies. Easily some of the most fun i've had in a game. Jack Blacks unique brand of humour only acts to further cement this as a game worth playing. Although the combat is smooth and fluid, it can start to get boring after a while. Thankfully the game acts to remedy this through a range of diverse mission. The soundtrack to this game fits the theme of the game well, adding to the overall tone.
Oh my God, Brutal Legend is amazing. You got Jack Black's voice all over and saying funny stuff, Metal music, the concept of the game revolves around Metal and killing monsters, and last but not least, it features voices and characters of actual Metal musicians like Lemmy Kilmister! Very nice adventure & gameplay, enjoyable killings, the story is funny and awesome, and Metal is all over the place. A great game by Double Take Productions, I like it a lot. You're a fan of Heavy Metal? Fan of Jack Black AND Heavy metal? You want to kill monsters in an awesome way while being an epic metalhead looking like Jack Black in a demon world? This is your game, then. Personally, I would recommend it.
I really love this game, and (as a fan of metal) i found that: The story and concept are awesome, the ambiance is breathtaking, the art is beautiful, the music is amazing... But loves mean you have to acknowledge somethings aren't perfect, even if they see that way to you, for example: the gameplay is this game's weakest points (They stuffed the game with so many tips of games (racing, RTS), that sometimes it kinds of scares people away), you can end the game in 7 hours, 10 tops (if you go for the collectibles), also you may really not enjoy this game that much if you are not a fan of "Metal music", but still, give it a try, you may find a new favorite game, or at least a new favorite band.
With its wonderful world and headbanging sound track, Brutal Legend is a title that should be played by any enthusiast of heavy metal. With cameos of true gods of metal (peace for Lemmy), this game is full of humor and a joy to play. Every details is worth to look at, even the simple plant integrates itself into the world with it's design around a specific metal theme. The gameplay is rather uncommon. It is a mix between a third person action game mixed with a real time strategy touch as well as a bit of car racing. Double Fine Production nailed the game, and this saddens me that it did not get more success that it is - in my opinion - worth compared to the new installment of some common cashgrabbing game. Play this game, and you'll love metal to its true value.
This game is freaking EPIC. First off it has GREAT soundtrack, it is excellent. The story is fun and inventive, basically combines all types of metal and other close genres, into different factions gods, and epic spell rifts. The RTS part, is quite fun, with each unit having and awesome double team ability. Also It has allot of iconic metal figures, and personalities, from Ozzy Osborne, and Rob Halford, to jack black as the protagonist, and Kyle Gass as a Mission Giver Sadly no new game plus :\, which i discovered after not opening any of the dragon statues, or extra background statues X_X Although all the statues with background videos are available through the internet.
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