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 (407 reviews) - 92% of the 407 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,450 reviews) - 95% of the 21,450 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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Very Positive (407 reviews)
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soyespo
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I really enjoyed this game. I loved the simplicity of the controls. And yet you use the controls in a way that you may never have before. It's fun. The visual effects are amazing. You can control the view around you partially, but not completely like in other 3D games. It's still beautiful and the sound effects are good too. It's not a long game, maybe 5 to 7 hours. After I finished, I kept thinking abou it, the story, I mean. This is my first review of a game. I highly recommend it.
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kiloz.martial
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
That is new control mode for me, two hand finger is cross when control two person at once, hahaha
Weather and landscape has fantasy feeling, sometime meet a problem want more brainstorm to solve, nice game to me!!

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ADertyBatch
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Hey nerds, get this game it's frickin' awesome.
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Bliks
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Beautiful example of narrative storytelling and video games as a storytelling medium. A very powerful and emotional experience.
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( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great story
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Mastermoss2k
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
What a great short game, I bought it for £1 and it was so worth it, among the best puzzle games ive played
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indre.skay
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Absolutely amazing. No problem if you don't have a joystick. Beautiful, emotional, quick and interesting.
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SoulReaperX89
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
9.5/10
Normally I dont play these types of indie or puzzle games or cute animated games since im more of an action/rpg/ shooter type of player. I saw this game on Total biscuit's channel and with his and other youtube reviews and of course the steam summer sale i decided to give it a chance with very low expectations. I However am glad I picked this tittle up! its a refreshing and original game with no boring or repetitive gameplay as it alwsy has something different and more complex mechanics as you progress through it. The story is very unique as its told without any real dialougue but through body language (like the elcor from mass effect lol) but it gives a way better feeling and investment in the game. The graphics in terms of lighting and mood is phenomenol and beautiful. Yet the textures in some places arent great but its no big deal for me. This of course is no perfect game and a few things that grind my gears is that you may get stuck or not able to complete an objective and have to restart the checkpoint. Also its challenging to move both characters at the same time especially if you are being persued. However I gotta say this game is at least a must try and im glad i purchased it on sale!
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Balkro
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is such a good game worth the money 100%
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
89 of 113 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 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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20 of 20 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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13 of 13 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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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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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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Wow...that's all I can say...
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7 of 9 people (78%) 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 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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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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