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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.


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PlayStation 4 Looking for a backdoor into the village
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PlayStation 4 The benches serve as sightseeing points
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Windows Little brother is trying to save the life of old brother, but unfortunately it is too late
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PlayStation 4 Main title

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Other Windpipe
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot Watch out for the dog


Alternate Titles

  • "P13" -- Working title

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Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Jan 01, 2015 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamegravy Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2015 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games ( Windows Sep 17, 2013 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer Windows 2013 85 out of 100 85
Riot Pixels Windows Oct 07, 2013 83 out of 100 83
Games TM PlayStation 3 Aug 08, 2013 8 out of 10 80 Xbox 360 Aug 09, 2013 77 out of 100 77 PlayStation 4 Aug 26, 2015 15 out of 20 75
Edge PlayStation 3 Aug 07, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Windows Oct 31, 2013 7 out of 10 33


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