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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.

Screenshots

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PlayStation 4 Summoning the graveyard keeper
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PlayStation 4 Splash screen
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PlayStation 4 Make sure to stay in the light to avoid getting eaten by a pack of hungry wolves
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PlayStation 4 Younger brother cannot swim

Promo Images

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot Helping eachother climbing up
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "P13" -- Working title

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Shoost Windows Jan 09, 2014 10 out of 10 100
Giant Bomb Windows Sep 19, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
DarkZero Windows Oct 11, 2013 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend Windows Sep, 2013 90 out of 100 90
Meristation PlayStation 3 Aug 07, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Sep 17, 2013 90 out of 100 90
IGN Italia PlayStation 3 Aug 07, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN UK Xbox 360 Aug 05, 2013 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Gamer.nl PlayStation 3 Aug 10, 2013 8 out of 10 80

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