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 (648 reviews) - 93% of the 648 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,075 reviews) - 95% of the 21,075 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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huNtErßaßA
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
One of the most finest game I ever played.
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cbriaros
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Very good game but small. Buy it on a sale
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FRAGMACHINE
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Neliela bet loti skaista ar labu ideja spelite ar bedigam beigam iesaku visiem. Nemot vera tagadejo speles cenu must have pat.
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Smi
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
One fine little game. Great atmosphere. Clever and diverse game design. A very clever and emtional ending.
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Dongurd
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Amazing story! The controls are pretty interesting but frankly inconvenient.
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pterei
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I enjoyed A Tale of Two Sons for its stunning visuals and fun puzzle based gameplay. Playing with the controller was fairly straightforward and I found the controls responsive and easy to use. My one gripe is that there were more choice-based decisions than I realized noticed by my lack of acheivement unlocks. Apparently, there was a lot more to this game that I initially realized, so there may be more repeat gameplay value, although, I would definitely need more time to pass to dive back in.
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Revenant
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
An incredibly well made game. Fun gameplay and a great ending to boot!

Every sequence in this game is well thought out and gives you the "ohhh" and "damn" moments with no shortage. Nothing short of brilliance here.

Every gamer should play this. Beautiful piece of art.
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Action Bastard
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Beautiful, thoughful, creative, and emotional. Despite being quite short, it left such a large impact that I will not soon forget.
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Cornerism
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
One of the most unique and impactful game I have ever played. A real one of a kind experience, one that will stay with me for many years to come.
Shut the door, turn off your phone and play this two-hours gem in one session.
You will not regret it.
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jfever
( 23.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Heartwarming and gutwrenching. Wonderful, beautiful game. Noticeably sad at times, some mature themes.
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Svenjörn
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons tells the story of the journey of two brothers.
The game mechanics are really unique: You have to control both brothers at the same time. The game scenary and ambientation is great, as well as the soundtrack.
It's a very emotional game, and really gets you into the characters. Also, it's relatively short (around 3 hours), but overall quite enjoyable.
Recommended for those who enjoy adventure-like stories.

Overall score: 8.5/10.
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Inimigor
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Astonishing game! Probably one of the best games I've ever played, great mechanics, amazing attention to details and a story that literally got me all teared up near the end.

Certainly one of the best games I've ever played. Do recommend!
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~Gun~Lord~
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Amazing game truely !!

i have no words to describe how beautiful this game really is !!!
Highly recommended :)
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Larzan
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Probably the best game I have played this year. 10/10.
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Jericho Mccoy
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
An hour into the game: Whoa, these controls are different! Get the hell out of my way kid with stick! Bunnies! Dwarven cavern?

Second Hour: We're in creepy territory here. Mountains are fantastically beautiful. Getting a handle of these controls. Save the Gryphin!

Third and Final hours: Ooo, fish creatures. Frozen town. What the hell? Then...

*Review can not continue due to the tears*

If there is nothing on TV, Netflix, but you'd like to play a game, this gem will be one to own and try out.
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Mega
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I cried....

A lot......

I also didn't understand what anyone was saying...

I cried some more.....

Don't buy this game if you don't want to cry

10/10
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kaiboy94
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is a fantastic indie title. It left me satisfied and happy that I made the purchase, though the game itself will give you very different feelings. Though the game is a bit short, took me about 2 1/2 hours to play, it was a great experience. When this game is on-sale, it is a must buy, indeed.
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Real Amoeba Hours
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
If you have a steam controller and are considering buying this, don't. The right analog stick required for this game to work isn't compatible with the "analog stick" on your steam controller. Very frustrating to complete puzzles.
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GravityBadger
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Absolutely boring. There is only so much you can do with a character only having one joystick and one button to press. It doesn't even get remotely intersting until halfway through when you wander through the battlegrounds of a war between giants. The story is hard to follow since there is zero dialogue. I had a lot of trouble suspending belief that two kids were able to trek the, what seemed like 4-5 miles from their little village to the Tree of Life, which contained an area populated by giants, and a frozen tundra. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that I paid money to get the game, and the occasional dark moments like using a crossbow to knock over a giant who's corpse was sitting in the way. There was no penalty for failure, and at no point in the game did I ever struggle as to how to move on. The game offer zero challenge and moving forward felt like I was just going through the motions. I would not recommend this to anyone who wants to be challenged or even be told a compelling story.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
What can i say for this game. In the midle of the game i wanted to write a review about how cool it was to cut giants parts , bath your self into giants blood and do awesome staff.. But now that i ended the emotion that it offered me overflows from my feelings box..

The game is a road full of surprises, goes from sweet feelings , to sad, to sweet, to sad and goes on, but somehow the sadness seems familiar and you can make it part of you..

It is a simple and soon game, it will end soon but the emotions taht it offers are from an other place.. I had long time to play such an excellent game. Ofc some tiems it lucks into some controls or graphice, you cannot make it run 1080p HD but itt looks so pretty and smooth.

I got it on sales, so i didn't pay much, which made me enjoy it even more! I would recommend it to all of you to try it, it is a sweet and nice game
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
It's a Tale about 2 brothers.
"Yes, thats obvious from the title cyna, duh!!."

Ok, So What if i told you, it has :

+Great dual platforming.... simultaneously
+Simple yet fun Gameplay mechanics
+Beautiful Scenery+++++ Most Screenshots i've taken for a game till now.
+Epic Sense of Adventure++++++
+the Right music at the right time
+A Modest Story thats just enough to get you emotionally involved.

"Ah cyna, Now i'm interested, but what about the short playtime??"

Well, Thats enough to make you appreciate the Game and the fact that you paid for something well worth your time. Too much puzzle solving woulda drowned the emotional ties to the game.

8/10 for me. Most of you may have played it by now, but if you have'nt, Go play it.

P.S: Best Played with a controller.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
You can ride Goats.
10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This game is more about the story than any other thing. Graphics, music, story are beautifull very explicit and made my son cry.

If you search for some diffucult platerformer, this is not for you. The game itself is not really difficult, puzzles goes from easy to medium at most and you can really take your time to do them. And it's a good thing because you control the big bro' with the left side of your controller and lil' one with the right side, witch seems quite odd at the beginning. You can get used to it but not really confortable with it and need to really think sometimes what hand you need to move. Controls are probably the most difficult thing in the game, but this game is not really about difficulty and really about the story and their journey together.

I would recommend this game to anyone who like to take their time to discover a beautiful journey.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Got a brother?

Got several brothers?

Got no siblings at all?

Get ready to cry
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
You can either watch cartoon on TV or play this game, but this game will show you exactly how much of a bad idea it is to bring a girl with you on an adventure, and it will get you right in the feels.

This game is very simple in all aspects, simple gameplay mechanism, simple adventure and simple puzzles to solve, but it has a strong story and really amazing visuals and It's short so just try it out and see for yourself.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This game is nothing short of a masterpiece. It's one of those experiences that will stick with you and leave you thinking. If you enjoy fantasy or storytelling this absolutely is a must play.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
I was disappointed by this game. From reviews I have seen and read I got into it thinking, "I'm gonna get 2 hours of great story and mediocre gameplay out of it". And that's no even a high expectation.

However I did not expect it to be that boring. The gameplay consists of walking around, simple interaction with things and occasional hand cramps. I didn't even want to explore much, because simply walking around was annoying.

The story was good, the world was interesting and it was enough for me to keep going. If I hadn't known that the game was short I wouldn't have bothered to continue. I wanted to see the end, I wanted to get a full picture of the story and that's the only reason I played through it.

In the end the story is not a good enough reason for me to recommend "Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons", because the boring and annoying gameplay ruined it all for me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons is a short (~2-3 hours) adventure game where two brothers are sent off in a world filled with gorgeous visuals, monsters, puzzles, and magical musical score. You control both players at the same time and there are numerous times the brothers will have to be used together in order to solve puzzles or just to traverse the terrain. I wish the game was longer because the graphics and music are stunning and really makes this epic fantasy world come alive. The story and environments are unique and this game is a must play!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
Got this game gifted, didn't touch it for months, then decided to play it from the couch with a girl.
I wish I bought it myself, because its worth it.

The bonding with the characters is very well directed, and the story immersive and somewhat original.
The game is not very challenging, but in a nice way. It keeps giving you new things to look for, new game mechanics to use and all of that without making it repetitive.

The unique way to control the characters takes a tiny bit of getting used to, but feels amazing once you are.

If anyone would know games just like this, let me know!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This is goes into the list of "Games that affected my outlook on life". It has become one of those games who's example you would take to tell non-gamers how beautiful the world of gaming is.

*Scroll down for a minor SPOILER (not a direct spoiler)*



















I WAS NOT READY FOR THE FEELS. (;_;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Beautiful game, with a heartbreaking story. Got so caught up in the story that I forgot all about the achievements. After some time to digest I'll probably have to play through it again. Definitely recommended if you want a simple but amazing story, and fantastic visuals. Oh man. <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
In this game you are controlling two characters, which seems a bit odd first but with every move you enjoy the game more. Not only the heartwarming story but also the breathtaking views of this fantasy world make out of "Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons" a unique adventure.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Awesome game. Really immersive and hits you right in the feels
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Great Game.
Controls were hard but thats waht made it challenging.
Also loved the Puzzles.
The Story line was quite intense.


That Ending though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I tried not to cry, I failed
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
An overall short game (around 2.5 hours just running through ignoring the scenery) but a beautiful one, that tells a sweet yet tragic story. Well worth taking your time playing to take in the brilliant visuals and to fully enjoy the journey as well as the excellent story that is subtly told.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons tells the story of the journey of two brothers.
The game mechanics are really unique: You have to control both brothers at the same time. The game scenary and ambientation is great, as well as the soundtrack.
It's a very emotional game, and really gets you into the characters. Also, it's relatively short (around 3 hours), but overall quite enjoyable.
Recommended for those who enjoy adventure-like stories.

Overall score: 8.5/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Heartwarming and gutwrenching. Wonderful, beautiful game. Noticeably sad at times, some mature themes.
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