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Brütal Legend (Xbox 360)

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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 Driving over a collapsing bridge with the hot rod.
Brütal Legend Xbox 360 Playing one of the many solos that work as spells, buffs and such.
Brütal Legend Xbox 360 Concept Art is unlocked by simply playing the game.
Brütal Legend Xbox 360 Flying over the battlefield, commanding my troops.

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User Reviews

A masterpiece, but would you expect any less from Tim Schafer? Kadath Bird (712) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Tim Schäfer isn't really good at making video games Pixelspeech (955) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars

The Press Says

XboxLiveAddicts Nov 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
AusGamers Oct 27, 2009 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 12, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Wonderwallweb.com Oct 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Oct 22, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Xbox360Achievements Nov 15, 2009 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Oct 15, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 15, 2009 15 out of 20 75
Giant Bomb Oct 13, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming since 198x 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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SanMadJack (1305) added Brütal Legend (Xbox 360) on Oct 28, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Riemann80 (18291), Sciere (245760) and SanMadJack (1305)