The Sexy Brutale

Rating Summary

Based on 75 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

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82 / 100
Apr 18, 2017

A stylish and creative adventure with a clever time-rewinding hook.

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Recommended
Apr 14, 2017

A perfectly horrid, wonderfully thought-out mixture of Majora's Mask-style time rewinding and Metroidvania exploration.

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8.2 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

I found Boone's quest so fascinating, the Brutale's secrets so alluring, and its world so charming that I rewound the clock just to spend a few more days in Lafcadio's beautiful nightmare.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Apr 11, 2017

An inspired mix of graphic adventure and Majora's Mask style time travel, that offers some of the year's most inspired puzzle-solving.

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7.8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

Some of the puzzles are laborious to complete, but the rewards are usually worth the effort

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8 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

The Sexy Brutale is a beautiful puzzler that skillfully combines time loops and elements of Clue.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

Though The Sexy Brutale fumbles a few times -- especially near the end when it rushes toward a narrative payoff -- it never hurts the experience. Uncovering the mansion's secrets and the twisted plot that dooms its guests is exciting. Compared to almost any other puzzle game, The Sexy Brutale's dark tone and inspired art stand out from the crowd. Solving murder might not be the most cheerful work, but it's one hell of a good time.

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TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 13, 2017

Amidst the glut of blockbusters at the start of 2017, The Sexy Brutale stands out as one of the most enjoyable and well-realised titles out there. Successfully evoking the feel of a classic adventure and combining it with a distinctive art style and beautiful music, it deserves to reach a wide audience. Its 8 hour playtime is consistently entertaining and full of intrigue and the final narrative payoff is satisfying. All in all, The Sexy Brutale is a perfect indie game to fill the gaps between the many sprawling epics that are demanding our gaming attention this year.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

The Sexy Brutale is a game that stands out for the implementation of the temporary plane in its puzzles and for having a great atmosphere thanks to its soundtrack and its artistic design.

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86 / 100
Apr 10, 2017

The Sexy Brutale is a very unique game. It's like a Clue game, but the entire environment is a puzzle. We already know who the killer is, but we have to stop every murder. The art is gorgeous and it's a great start for Cavalier Game Studios.

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