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Brütal Legend

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
2.2
Linux
...
2.2
Xbox 360
81
3.4
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Description

Eddie Riggs is the world's greatest roadie. When a stage accident causes blood to fall on Eddie's belt buckle, it transports him back in time to an epic age of heavy metal. There Eddie must fight his way through the hordes of the demon Emperor Doviculus to free humanity.

Brütal Legend is set in a free-roaming world inspired by heavy metal album covers, with the primary mode of transportation around the world being Eddie's car "The Deuce" (AKA "The Druid Plow"). Combat is mostly basic hack-and-slash, alternatively attacking with either Eddie's axe or his guitar Clementine. Through Eddie's guitar the power of rock can summon his car, melt enemy's faces, and even raise ancient structures left behind by the Titans. Many of the main missions, and the multiplayer mode, add real-time strategy elements to the mix. During these missions there are fan-geysers on the battlefield that can be harvested by summoning merchandise booths. Fans are spent to create units that can be commanded and even double-teamed with for devastating results. The ultimate goal of most of these missions is to destroy the enemy's stage before they destroy yours.

Upgrades can be purchased for Eddie's combat abilities and his car from The Guardian of Metal at the center of the Earth. The upgrades come in exchange for Fire Tributes that are collected by completing main and side missions, and finding the various collectibles around the landscape.

Screenshots

Brütal Legend Xbox 360 Loading Screen
Brütal Legend Xbox 360 A bunch of bad guys.
Brütal Legend Xbox 360 You can learn new solos at these tablets.
Brütal Legend Xbox 360 Walking down a mountain of skulls - yes, the game is full of them.

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User Reviews

A masterpiece, but would you expect any less from Tim Schafer? Xbox 360 Kadath Bird (706)
Tim Schäfer isn't really good at making video games Xbox 360 Pixelspeech (955)

The Press Says

GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GamersGlobal Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Spazio Games Windows Mar 14, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Play.tm PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2009 80 out of 100 80
GamersHell.com Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2009 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2009 15 out of 20 75
The Review Busters PlayStation 3 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Nov 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gaming since 198x Xbox 360 Nov 15, 2010 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

References

In one of the escort missions, Eddie has to clear the way (which has been blocked off by big stone heads) for the tour bus. Eddie's companion tells him "You have to burn the rope!", to which Eddie replies "Could it really be that easy?". This seems to be a reference to the game You Have to Burn the Rope which, yes, really is that easy.

Awards

  • 1UP
    • 2009 - Best Voice Acting and Dialogue (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Voice Acting and Dialogue (Readers' Choice)
  • Cheat Code Central
    • 2009 - Best Action Game
  • G4 (X-Play)
    • 2009 - Best New Character (for the main protagonist Eddie Riggs)
    • 2009 - Best Art Direction
  • GameShark
    • 2009 - Best Game We Didn't Give an Award to
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Funniest Game (Readers' Vote)
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - The Award for Best Use of LOLs
    • 2009 - The Star-Studded Cast Award
  • Machinima
    • 2009 - Best Narrative
  • Spike TV
    • 2009 - Best Voice (for Jack Black's performance as the main protagonist of the game, Eddie Riggs)
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