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 (280 reviews) - 92% of the 280 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,338 reviews) - 95% of the 21,338 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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Darkhord626
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
First off, yes you want to buy this game! oh you ask why? BECAUSE ALL ABOARD THE FEELS TRAIN!!!!! WOO WOO! Not to mention it is quite relaxing to play, the puzzles are not overly complicated, story is fantastic, and this is overall a great game. I'm not usually one to get into single player games like this but, after this I may need to invest in more of this genre.
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revofev_2014
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I rarely write reviews but I felt like this game one was deserving of one. The art style in my opinion is beautiful. The story is good. A lot of games games don't make me feel a lot of emotions but this one almost made me cry. AND you get to ride a goat. 9/10
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iConformed
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Beautiful little adventure game, short enough for a playthrough in one sit down. Definitely worth a play even though the puzzles are fairly simple - it's more about the storyline than anything
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beingDevisor
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
10/10 would bawl like a baby again.

Seriously though, this game isn't so much of a game as it is a story. It features some puzzles, so it's a bit of a puzzle game, but you don't feel like the characters are you; more like you are watching them live their lives even though you control them.

I bought it for $1.49 during the Steam Summer Sale 2016 and that was a steal to say the least.

The worst part for me wasn't when the older brother died, nor when it made you bury him, but when you watch a man try to hang himself after his house and family burned in a fire. That was when I realized this was not a lighthearted game.

I seriously recommend this game.
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BlastedStorm
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game had the best story of any game I've ever played and integrated the game mechanics remarkably well with it. Only hit one or two odd glitches throughout the game; otherwise it played very smoothly.
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VAPENASHEEEEEN
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is really something.
Play it all in one sitting, one story from beginning to end.

I loved it.
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へるまん Bundy
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Clocked in at about 2,5 hours. A very sad game, not fit for the weak-willed like me. Some sad moments, some scary, some happy and some thrilling. This game is best played in a dark room all alone a lonely night, that's all I can say.

Beautiful graphics so I recommend playing on a higher-end PC for the full immersion.

+Beautiful graphics
+Cute little story
+Appropriately short game length (IMO)
+Simple game, not a lot of thought is needed gameplay-wise.

-Annoying voice acting (it can get a bit repetitive)
-Annoying controls. The idea of using the two joysticks is cool but it gets a bit clunky. (I'm looking at you underwater and flying scenes...)

Definitely Recommend. Picked it up for 1.20€ during the sale so can't really complain about anything.
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Controleriam
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A moving and inspiring yet simple tale. Great game at an amazing price
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TerribleTim
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
People give this game to much credit. It's okay. That's right I said it. The story tries to build toward an emotional moment but it fell flat for me. It was predictable. I guess for $1.50 I cant complain to much.
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Viridium
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Unique Game that twists your brain just because of the special controls.
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59 of 76 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
[Spoiler tags are actual spoilers]

It didn't hit me when he died.

It didn't hit me when it made me bury him.

It hit me when it made me take his controls.

You will likely never get used to how this game controls, but I didn\'t realize just how strongly something so simple as keybindings could support a narrative.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
  • Beautiful game
  • Simple but unique and interesting game mechanics
  • Delivers a great story. No comprehensible language? No problem
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7 of 7 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
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Wow...that's all I can say...
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6 of 6 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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4 of 4 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
If you are a sensitive individual, or have any trouble with real world issues like death or sadness. DO NOT play this game.

Everyone else, get ready. This game is not nice.
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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
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Man...this game...

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons will carry you to the feel train all the way. The game does not restrict itself. You will experience all kinds of emotions from joy to sorrow.

The game also has beautifully done sceneries combined with creative and unique characters.

Controls are very simple and puzzles are fairly simple. I recommend using a controller since it feels more natural.

Overall, Brothers is a worthy experience. I would not recommend to persons that want gameplay over story. It is more of an "experience" just like Journey and Flower. If you want an interesting and engaging story, definitely try it out.
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