Brütal Legend

Critic Score User Score
Xbox 360
81
3.5
PlayStation 3
82
3.9
Linux
...
3.3
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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.

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Brütal Legend Xbox 360 A bunch of bad guys.
Brütal Legend Windows It's much more useful to fly in the battle rather than walk or ride
Brütal Legend Windows Kill Master's healing unit
Brütal Legend Windows You can unite with any friendly troop to perform a unique attack

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User Reviews

A masterpiece, but would you expect any less from Tim Schafer? Xbox 360 Kadath Bird (755)
Tim Schäfer isn't really good at making video games Xbox 360 Pixelspeech (955)

Critic Reviews

IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 12, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Windows Feb 27, 2013 85 out of 100 85
GamingTrend Windows Feb, 2013 84 out of 100 84
1UP PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2009 B+ 83
Multiplayer.it Windows 2013 8 out of 10 80
Fragland.net PlayStation 3 Dec 11, 2009 79 out of 100 79
Gamers' Temple, The Windows 2013 78 out of 100 78
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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)
  • 4Players
    • 2009 – Best Music of the Year
    • 2009 – #2 Most Humorous of the Year
    • 2009 – #3 Best Art Design of the Year
    • 2009 – #3 Best Story of the Year
    • 2009 – #4 Most Humorous Trailer of the Year
  • 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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