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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (16,952 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 3, 2013

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"My top game of 2013 and probably of all time. A truly unique game in which you control a pair of brothers on a quest to save their father. Powerful."
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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

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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)
Helpful customer reviews
63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I'm glad nobody was home, because I just spent the last 15 minutes weeping my eyes out.
10/10
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This is what games were meant to be: a way to use game mechanics to tell a story and bringing it to the next level.

I felt feels.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
You control two brothers simultaneously, both with the thumbsticks of a gamepad. It can also be played with a keyboard, but for full and creators intended experience this game REQUIRES a controller! Quote from the creative director "You can play with a keyboard but that would destroy everything with the game. It's really extremely important that you use a controller." The controls are actually part of the storytelling. Keyboard controls were only added because keyboard support was needed for PC release.

You are sent on an adventure to get medicine for your father, on your journey you meet people, animals and even trolls! You solve light puzzles by using both of the characters.

The game has no real dialogue, only nonsensical mumbling. Though even without real words the game delivers real emotions. The visual art and music are beautiful. I just wish the game would had been maybe few hours longer.

Short but sweet game.

[Score: 87]
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
All I will say about this game is, play it on your own in one sitting (2-3 hours). Stick with it, let yourself become immersed in the world. Enjoy it and see it through to the end.

This game is a gem. i didn't expect to like it so much. The story and ending are simply amazing. I recommend this game to anyone who likes a good adventure. The game is only 3 hours long and there is not too much of a challenge but overall it's an awesome experience. i enjoyed this more than any of these recent blockbuster games. Yes it's that good. 9/10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Two brothers sent out on a task to save thier father. Though tragedy strikes, One rises to the ocassion. An absolutely marvelous game from start to finish. Graphics, artistic views and scenery are very detailed. Gameplay is great. Achievements are a little tricky but they can all be attained. Once you complete the game you can always go back and finish any achievement by selecting any chapter. As far as contollers I played with keyboard and 360 contol pad either one gave me no problems for some players it might but overall its very much worth the gameplay. 9/10.
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