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Brütal Legend (Windows)

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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 Windows Shooting enemies from stationary position in secondary mission
Brütal Legend Windows Guardian of metal
Brütal Legend Windows Some places are really creepy
Brütal Legend Windows Strange cultists

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The Press Says

Quarter to Three Mar 01, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Armchair Empire, The May 18, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
GamingTrend Feb, 2013 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Mar 09, 2013 82 out of 100 82
3D Juegos Mar 01, 2013 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 2013 81 out of 100 81
Spazio Games Mar 14, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Multiplayer.it 2013 8 out of 10 80
Gamers' Temple, The 2013 78 out of 100 78
Hooked Gamers Mar 07, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75

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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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Riemann80 (18293) added Brütal Legend (Windows) on Feb 27, 2013
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (247994) and SanMadJack (1305)