The Sexy Brutale

Tequila Works, Cavalier Game Studios
Apr 11, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
82 / 100
IGN
8.2 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Sexy Brutale

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

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

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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

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

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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

Steve C
9 / 10
TheSixthAxis

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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