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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

77%

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Based on 26 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 12, 2015
Xbox OneAug 12, 2015
PCSep 4, 2013

Developer: Starbreeze Studios

Publisher: 505 Games

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure, Platformer

Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios.

Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before.

Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumbstick.

A man, clinging to life. His two sons, desperate to cure their ailing father, are left with but one option. They must set out upon a journey to find and bring back the "Water of Life" as they come to rely on one another to survive. One must be strong where the other is weak, brave where the other is fearful, they must be... Brothers.

This is one journey you will never forget.

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
10
Fair Head
3
Weak Head
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PC Gamer

85 / 100
PC Gamer

A gorgeous world, bursting with personality. Great storytelling makes up for the short length and unchallenging puzzles.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The worldless storytelling is some of the most compelling of the year and the purposefully frustrating control system an outrageously daring experiment.

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Destructoid

8 / 10.0
Brett Makedonski

That's precisely what makes Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons so endearing -- the undeniable contrast created by the highs and lows that come with the entire experience being driven by love. It's so strong that it even dwarfs the game's core mechanical flaws, making them feel trivial when they should sully the whole affair. It's a powerful venture that isn't necessarily about where you began or where you end up; it's about everything that happened in between.

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Attack of the Fanboy

Attack of the Fanboy

In addition to the touching story of two brothers trying to save their father that has been present in all previous releases, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for Nintendo Switch finally gains the co-op gameplay option the game always felt like it was lacking. If you have missed out on Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons in the past, there is absolutely no reason not to check out the latest release on Nintendo Switch in its definitive form.

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Recent News

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Headed To Switch This Month

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Headed To Switch This Month

Critically-acclaimed indie platformer Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will land on the Nintendo Switch next week.

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Wonderful fantasy adventure Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is coming to Switch next week

Wonderful fantasy adventure Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is coming to Switch next week

With proper two-player co-op.

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Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch Very Soon

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch Very Soon

The emotional fantasy tale is coming to the Nintendo Switch – with an exclusive co-op mode and bonus content.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is Coming to Switch With Co-Op and Director's Commentary

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is Coming to Switch With Co-Op and Director's Commentary

Josef Fares will be giving the inside look into Brothers.

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A Way Out director says next game will also be published by EA | PC Gamer

A Way Out director says next game will also be published by EA | PC Gamer

Josef Fares says EA is 'super-supportive.'

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'Players control a pair of fantastical creatures.'

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