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:
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Very Positive (396 reviews) - 91% of the 396 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,299 reviews) - 95% of the 21,299 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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Recent:
Very Positive (396 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (21,299 reviews)
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Dr_Kerporkian
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A surprising amount of story for a game with no dialogue. 3 hours to complete and a hell of a deal when it's on sale.
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butchersoft
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The games does not take long to completed, but its really great fun you will enjoy watching others play. A One player local co-op the first time around and we played later as a two player for the hell of it - Looks great, excellent story an a shock ending. Definately work a go
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Bulrog
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A great, emotional journey. Buy it!
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Mr. Swagnek
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is very short, but damn it is worth playing. The world is beautiful and the story is simple and touching in many ways. I got this game for 1,49€ on summer sale, and dammit if it wasn't the best 1,49€ I've spent on Steam.

I'm not sure I would have bought it for full price considering the time it took to beat it, but if it's on sale just buy it!
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BeckyNerd
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Beautiful Onions.
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cat
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great Story, Gameplay, Soundtrack and Visuals. There is only one downside: the game is too short. You need ~2 hours to finish the game and even get 100% of the achievments. Still it's a great game.
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Courier
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
8/10 really good game. Great music, atmosphere and gameplay.
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aidengames
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I love this game.
it starts so naive and cheerful but when you progress in the game, you understand how dark and horrible the world is.
8/10 just because the controls are pretty ♥♥♥♥ and its too short (about 3 hours)
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ForeseenVisionz
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
played thru 2 times now, cried both times, games gets me evritiem ;'(

10/10
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maG
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
i was browsing through my library and saw this game...i never did a review for it.
i usually don't write reviews but Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons deserves it, it deserves all the praise it can possibly get. it's one of the best game i've ever played.

just one advice: play it in on session and enjoy!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
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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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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9 of 9 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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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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5 of 5 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
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Wow...that's all I can say...
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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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