Percentile Rank

Brigador is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 3, 2016

It’s not Mechwarrior, no, but it scratches pretty much every other mech itch going, and with style.

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Scored Reviews

CGMagazine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2016

If the basic premise of letting loose giant, hulking murder-mechs and terror-tanks on city districts literally full of destructibles and enemies is cool, then the execution is absolutely magnificent.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2016

Brigador delivers fun retro style gameplay in a very pretty package. The amount of strategy and planning that go into completing each mission elevate Brigador above being a run of the mill top down shooter and provides a much deeper gameplay experience. While the difficult control scheme and aiming system may turn some players off, Brigador will still provide hours of entertainment for fans of retro games.

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Hu3br
Jun 20, 2016

A vast array of mechs to choose from, an amazing soundtrack and blood pumping action. Brigador builds and expands on classic isometric shooters to create scenarios where you feel awesome all the time.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2016

None of these niggles do much to detract from the overall experience, though, and despite them Brigador ends up a thrilling, hectic vehicle shooter that's quite a bit deeper than the forebears that inspired it.

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Without the Sarcasm
Aug 4, 2016

Brigador nails a lot of the core features of an isometric action game. Walking tanks stomping through fully destructible missions is a ton of fun. The vast variety of mech and loadout choices is impressive, and the game’s strategy changes depending on your choices. There are a few issues and omissions that keep Brigador from being an instant classic, but it’s still a ton of fun to play.

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Kill Screen
77 / 100
77 / 100
Jul 7, 2016

At a basic aesthetic level, the game is also a treat. Each of the 42 maps were hand-drawn by the small team at Stellar Jockeys, and the work shows.

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PC Gamer
76 / 100
76 / 100
Jun 29, 2016

Beyond a fairly daunting control and difficulty curve, Brigador is a gorgeous top-down shooter with a remarkable level of strategy.

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New Game Network
76 / 100
76 / 100
Jun 29, 2016

A polished, varied isometric shooter with a dollop of strategy about blowing up makeshift mechs and flattening a cyberpunk SimCity build, one apartment block at a time. Difficult to get comfortable with, but rewarding once you do.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 6, 2016

Brigador is, at the end of the day, a board game about carnage. In a landscape of games that either make you feel bad for seeing these atrocities, or turn you into a legitimate sociopath, it is a rare gem that manages to make you forget that what you just blew up was someone's home. Reaching each goal is satisfying, and for that, Brigador should feel very proud of what it's accomplished.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 15, 2016

Brigador is a destructive romp filled with explosions and death, brought to you by some of the coolest robots around.

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Bit Cultures
67%
Bit Cultures
Roderick Sang
67%
Nov 6, 2015

Aside from the aforementioned, I found everything else about Brigador to be pretty standard. The controls felt weird at first, but it was pretty easy to get used to them after the first play through. The environments are detailed, but become somewhat repetitive and boring after a while. Really they’re more of an object for the player to feel good blowing up, not so much to ogle at.

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Nation Fusion
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2017

Welcome to the future. You are a mech contractor, solving problems for the great leader in your highly customizable mech warrior. The future sounds pretty exciting, right? Did I mention that your mech is controlled like the original Resident Evil, but top-down?

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