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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
85
3.1
Windows
83
4.1
Xbox 360
88
4.1
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Description

Brothers is a single-player cooperative game where the player controls two brothers independently and simultaneously. The game starts in a village where the two young brothers live. Their mother drowned in the sea and their father is ailing. The two set out to find the Water of Life, which is said to hold the power to cure their father. Both brothers are controlled separately for movement and actions. The game strings together various scenes where the brothers must solve puzzles by helping each other, for instance by pulling levers, dragging items, distracting dangerous characters or operating a catapult. Not by controlling them separately, but often both at the same time. Next to movement they can also climb, hang from ledges and slide down. There are a few enemies along the way, but these cannot be fought directly. Instead, a more inventive approach needs to be found.

The game focuses on exploration and especially environment-based puzzle-solving to progress. The game is shown with a third-person view, often shown from a distance or above, and with a fixed camera. The level design is linear with a single path to progress. It also contains various sequences not related to the main quest where the brothers have fun together, to establish the atmosphere. The environment has a fantasy-like atmosphere with different locales such as villages, mountains, a sequence where they travel by boat over a river, a frozen landscape etc.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Windows Trolls will give further direction
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Windows Fun with scarecrow
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Windows Fighting with spider-girl
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Windows Riding the mountain-goats

Alternate Titles

  • "P13" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Sep 17, 2013 90 out of 100 90
Meristation PlayStation 3 Aug 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90
ThisisXbox.com Xbox 360 Aug 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 3 Aug 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Aug 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend Windows Sep, 2013 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer Windows 2013 85 out of 100 85
Push Square PlayStation 3 Sep 09, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 05, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Edge PlayStation 3 Aug 07, 2013 7 out of 10 70

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