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.
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Very Positive (536 reviews) - 93% of the 536 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,604 reviews) - 95% of the 21,604 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 3, 2013

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An emotional and breathtaking tale that captured the hearts of millions of players worldwide. Critically acclaimed and winner of multiple awards, including 2013 DICE Award for Best Downloadable Game and BAFTA Award for Innovation.
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“"Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an exquisitely told story set in a world overflowing with personality. It’s an immersive, emotional gem that’s not to be missed."”
4.5/5 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

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.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 /ATI Radeon HD 2600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)
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Fishotic Robot
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
i ♥♥♥♥ing hate video games
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brEnyEy
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
This game is a masterpiece, sure visuals aren't top notch (for me it looks good the environment is breathtaking, it's like you're in there) but this game is all about story and gameplay. Worth the money and time. Go get it ASAP.
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I n s a n E
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
10/10 One of the Best story line
That ending :( :'(
The whole game soundtracks <3 and the ending tracks and cinematics are jst lovely.
Best part is that you can feeeeeeeeel it.
I recommend this to everyone. Short but amazing game with epic world detail, arts and everything :)
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smu
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
this is a beautiful short game that's pieced together admirably, and it's one that i've become enamored with ♥

it's certain that the story itself is the pillar of this game's foundation while puzzle-solving stands as an inferior element. i personally didn't find that to be an issue since i'm not opposed to a non-challenging game as long as it still has its merits, which in this case, it does. although the playthrough (generally between two to six hours) is quite momentary, the wonderful quality makes it worthwhile.

i was pleased by the unique, simple-to-grasp gameplay and non-complex obstacles that merged flawlessly with the story's fluidity. each transition was a passage full of adventure-- i found delight in being met with lovely little surprises like riding mountain goats and sailing on a sky glider. i'd also pace my course throughout the scenic journey so i could appreciate the landscape encompassed by an enchanting ambience. as for the brothers, they were personable characters with a charm suitable for the heartfelt story. my fondness towards them progressed alongside the heroic tale, and with that, so did my devotion to their valorous pursuit. inevitably, this endearing story steadily tugged at my heartstrings until i fell in love with the entirety of it.
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KiriSeller
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
With some of the most beautiful levels in gaming and a soundtrack that could make nerds weep, Brothers somehow misses literally everything else and ends up being the predictable story of two children walking in a straight line for three hours while plot devices are pulled out of some guy's butt.

Buy it if you despise a challenge or have cash to burn.
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[N]ameless
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Short and sad , but awesome <3
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The Cornballer
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I thought it would be another boring storytelling game like Dear Esther or Dream. It exceeded my expectations and gave shivers down my spine. It also Reaffirmed the way I feel about women (if you know what I mean).
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Sludge
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Absolutely brilliant game with amazing artwork. The scenic beauty and just the general animation is so well done.

The story.. was amazing. I found it slightly annoying during simultaneous climbing of buildings/walls but damn was this a good game.
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ShortyLego
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
A visual masterpiece unlike any other... An experience rather than a game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons takes its audience on a fantastical journey of loss and courage. With an emotional storyline placed within stunning landscapes flooded in vibrant lighting, Fares and Starbreeze perfectly combine single player co-op in the fantasy adventure of a lifetime. Rather simple in gameplay, both players who prefer casual and exciting gameplay will find something to enjoy. Players are faced with a variety of puzzels throughout their journey and also discover amusing (and depressing) achievements along the way. Chapters include beautifully animated cut-scenes that tug at the heartstrings. Gameplay will only last a few hours, but will leave players yearning for another day to play through this wonderful story.
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Sam Winchester
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
brilliant game. Art style, Story, Gameplay, everything in this game is perfect.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
There is and will never be a platformer as emotionally devastating as Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Truly, it is a remarkable experience that won't hit you where it hurts until it needs to.


● Superb storytelling.
● Lovely visuals.
● Simple but interesting puzzles.
● Subtle but pleasant soundtrack.
● And perhaps most importantly: innovative gameplay mechanic which ties the controls to the narrative.

I proclaimed this my game of the year in 2013 when I played it on console and replaying it on PC now I would still rank it highly among my video game favourites. Such a unique, spectacular game.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I have bought the game maybe two years ago, when I read good reviews about it and when it went on sale on steam. I have just played it on my new lenovo gaming laptop. I am only mentioning this because I thought the visuals were gorgeous, and it deserve to be played on a good PC. (Mine comes with Nvidia 960)
I was amazed by the story and emotions involved in the game. It might not be very obvious at the beginning of the game, but trust me it surprisingly gets epic. Although the game has no narrator nor it uses a known language, it communicates the story very fluently through the scenes. I want to say more but I think I might run into spoiling the story for the reader.
I highly advise buying and playing this game. I also highly recommend playing it with a joypad. I first played it with a keyboard and I almost gave up on it. It was really confusing to play on a keyboard and I couldn’t control the players properly. The puzzles seem to be more enjoyable when played with a joypad, and it seems that the way the creators intended it to be.
If I ever want to criticize anything about the game, it would be that I wanted to have more puzzles and a little more complication to come with them.
Final verdict:
9.5
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A beautiful, moving story woven into a masterful piece of artwork. The gameplay mechanics are creative and fun to play, once you get the hang of it. The lack of tutorials might be bothersome in the beginning, but makes the game much more immersive till the end. The soundtrack is illuminating as well. Has some replayability value too, though they could've included some more achievements. A must have in your library!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A fantastic novella-length adventure game, in which the clever gameplay is ultimately just a question of unfolding the story rather than an end in itself. I often dislike games of the scripted, on-rails type, but this one is perfectly paced and uniquely immersive. It lacks the courage and follow-through of what I assume must be its inspiration in Lindgren's "Brothers Lionheart", and because it is mute it is more abstract and like a fable, but as far as narratives in games go, this is 10/10.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Wow...that's all I can say...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons.
A short but absolutly breathtaking game!

Unique in it's kind both Graphics Story AND Gameplay.
It is very simple THIS IS A MUST PLAY.
As many have said before play it in one session.... Perhaps with a break.

No regrets on this purchase this is a ONE OF A KIND experience!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A beautiful game with a story line fit for a movie. It is truely an amazing tale of the unfairness of life and how two brothers over came them . Everything is a gamble in life and this game shows that no outcome is truely without consequence.

The graphics are creative and diverse, from mountain tops, to tree forests, to the depths of caves and water. This game brings to life an epic journey through its amazing artwork. Lastly the sound (music and voices) are not overly done, by being subtle in the background. This lets the visuals shine and be the true show case of the story telling.

I highly recommend this game for its amazing ability to tell a story of life, with it's realism and understanding, without becoming predictable or boring. Congratulations to the developers and I wish more games were this memorable and immersive!

I give this 5 out of 5 Beers!

Cheers,
Frost
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
A work of extraordinary beauty and imagination. The epic story, gorgeous world and poignant moments more than excuse a few wonky puzzles.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Emotional game, unique mechanics, short experience.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Great storyline, short and sweet.
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