Brütal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral action combat with open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere between Lord of the Rings and Spinal Tap, it’s a fresh take on the action/driving genre, which in this case is full of imitation cover bands, demons intent on enslaving humanity and Heavy metal tunes.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,055 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 26, 2013

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Brütal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral action combat with open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere between Lord of the Rings and Spinal Tap, it’s a fresh take on the action/driving genre, which in this case is full of imitation cover bands, demons intent on enslaving humanity and Heavy metal tunes. Featuring the talents of comedian, actor and musician, Jack Black as super roadie Eddie Riggs, as well as cameos by some of the biggest names in metal music it's a wild ride in the belly of the beast that is not to be missed by gamers and Metalheads alike.

Included as a free bonus in the PC version of Brütal Legend are both the Hammer of Infinite Fate and Tears of the Hextadon multiplayer map packs.

Story

The vivid and wildly creative world of Brütal Legend is brought to life through a spate of chrome, leather, rocker babes, epic music, fire-breathing/stud-wearing beasts, mountains made of guitar amps, and more. Follow Eddie as he embarks on a tour of epic destruction with an axe, a guitar, and his minions as he commands the power of rock in epic band battles. It’s lighter-flicking awesomeness that will melt your face clean off.

Combat

Brütal Legend’s combat is a combination of classic action slasher and real time strategy mechanics. Melee and ranged combat come from your double-sided broadaxe and demon-slaying, pyrotechnic-creating guitar. Add that 1-2 punch to a guitar solo mechanic that can summon objects, buff your teammates, or cripple your opponents, and you have a deep, gratifying core gameplay combat loop that is fun for the hardcore and accessible for the casual. On top of that, players will journey from Roadie to Rock God by commanding legions of metalheads into Brütal Victory and sending troops charging into battle.

A Streaming Open World

Brütal Legend gives you the freedom to walk, drive, or fly anywhere in a fully streaming open world whose art style is inspired by some of the most iconic and hilariously rad metal album covers ever created. Every vista in the beautiful universe of Brütal Legend looks like it was pulled from a Frank Frazetta painting.

Packed With Cameos and Voice Talent

Brütal Legend is full of cameos from gods of metal like Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Lita Ford, and many, many others. It has a MASSIVE metal soundtrack from every era of metal music: 1970’s classic metal to 1980’s hair metal to the scarier cousins of 1990’s metal. And of course, Jack Black pays the ultimate homage to metal as Eddie the Roadie, continuing the theme from the work of his band, Tenacious D and his previous films like School of Rock and High Fidelity.

Multiplayer Mayhem

4v4 "skirmish" multiplayer marries action combat with a strategic unit-control mechanic. As the leader of one of the factions in the game, the player will direct his armies in a Battle of the Bands where the trophy is survival. Brütal Legend’s multiplayer is online-enabled, so you can conquer your friends online (broadband connection required for online play).

Music

The music in Brütal Legend is truly massive. Made up of 108 of the most rocking tracks from 75 different bands representing every sub-genre of metal, it is something to experience in and of itself.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel i5 Duo at 2.5 GHz, or AMD FX 3.5 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB GeForce 650, Radeon 7000
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

    Minimum:

    • OS: : Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 2600 / NVIDIA 8800GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB HD space
    • Note:Leopard is not supported

    Recommended:

    • OS: : Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 at 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 4670 / Nvidia 285 or better with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB HD space
    • Note:Leopard is not supported

    Recommended:

    • OS: : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 220, Radeon HD 4550, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    • Open GL: 2.1
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
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Graphics:
+ good face animations
+ coherent game world
+ many details
- old engine
- many graphical glitches

Atmosphere:
+ striking metal allusions
+ cool metal radio
+ believable characters
+ atmospheric environments

Sound:
+ good english dialogues
+ perfect metal background music
+ full soundscape
+ over 100 licensed metal songs

Balance:
+ eddie is not overpowered
+ fair checkpoints
+ all units are useful

Story:
+ eventful
+ exciting
+ interesting revelation
- is interrupted by "boring" strategy passages

Weapons & Extras:
+ useful combo attacks
+ meaningful upgrades for weapons and car
+ learnable riffs
- only ax and electric guitar

Game Size:
+ 8 hours long campaign
+ open world
+ a lot to discover

Others:
- keyboard and mouse controls leave something to be desired

Beatings, lawn, Heavy Metal and strategy? Double Fine united all in Brutal Legend.
A strange, hybrid of hack’n’slash action, real-time strategy and open-world racing/exploring.
The laughs leaving you with a story that is cool and bizarre but lacking in the bite of the opening scenes.

Graphically the game looks a bit better than the console versions due to the increased draw distances and a few other small improvements, but it is not visually impressive. I like the art style. Heads are chopped off, blood is splattered, and faces melted, but it's all in good fun. It looks OK for a game that came out in 2009, but it's 2014 now, so I think most people will expect more.

Brutal Legend follows a metal freak, which takes on an appropriately fantasy world. The first time you take control of Eddie, one might feel as if you are playing a rather standard action game, because mashes from simple combos is your way to bloody slaughter groups of enemies. The story takes plenty of twists and turns along the way and deals with some interesting themes of quiet heroism and personal sacrifice. There is a great open world where you die if you touch water and the only thing to do outside of the storyline is cloned minigames offers me the scope to go ♥♥♥♥ing nuts that it thinks it does. Collectors and obsessive compulsives will find plenty to do in Brutal Legend. There are many side quests (could be more variety) waiting to be accepted, appear helpful on the map, so you do not have to search around.

Brütal Legend looks wonderful, and it feels wonderful, but it isn’t quite wonderful, not really.
The game combine humor, music, clever gameplay and the voice is a great work. You haven't played a game like this before and won't want to miss it. Its not perfect but unique!

Score: 81 / 100


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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Heavy metal, women, more heavy metal, gore, battles, booze. your guitar shoots electricity and can summon a giant burning zepelin to crush them demons, summon your all migthy beast (car or animal) and ride them, f**king enemies up, more heavy metal, wield an axe that you may upgrade (with the rest of the stuff) to be a holy soul eating fu**, more heavy metal, swearing, teach the future chick who will kill you to french kiss, did i mention heavy metal?

PROS:

-SOUNDTRACK: Great soundtrack(the heavy metal songs and the overworld ones, very relaxing), actually a lot of ppl listens to heavy metal because of this game( like me)

-VOICE ACTING: Fu**ing great! It has JB( Jack black, Leader of the band Tenacious D with Kyle, actor in films like King Kong 2005 , The Pick of Destiny and voice actor of Kung Fu Panda, as Po) as Eddie Riggs, Kyle Gas( partner of Jack black) as the Cannoner and the random bat dad guy, Ozzy Osbrown( or something) as the keeper of secrets, Lemmy Kilmister as Kill Master, etc...

-GAMEPLAY: Good hack-n-slash game with an axe to hack and a guitar to shoot electricity because that rocks! You may summon your car (druidplower) and ♥♥♥♥ your enemies. The main missions are good, but a good propotion of them is to escort the Tour bus with your car and the battle Stages, that i will talk later. The side missions are also good, but some repetitive. There are the Ambush, Race, Hunting record and Cannon defence + the unique ones, but of there are only one each.

-COLLECTIBLES: Yes, there are dragons to free, with the gods of metal reward you with tribute and for every 10 dragons a upgrade (Health, regen, etc), Legends, to look the past and how was everything created, artwork, the Metal Songs, that add more songs to your soundtrack. and fairies, that give you tribute if you catch them.

-METAL FORGE: It is were you go and purchase upgrades for your car, axe and guitar + paintjobs(for the druidplower or your jacket), purchase cool moves and get some statues + Ozzy is in there...yes...

-STORY: The story is amazing, simple, but amazing, with a very good twist at the end( after the secondlast battle), tho it leaves you wanting a Brütal Legend 2( tho i doubt there will be).It is a 10-15 hour game, at least for me.

DLC( included in the game and only in the PC version): Adds some skins for Eddie Riggs, your car, axe, guitar, and statues+ 1 new weapon and a new ram for your car+ an eye that points you in the direction of a collectible, helps a lot.

CONS:
-GAMEPLAY: There's another part of the gameplay, it is the RTS one. In the Stages( battles) you can create units by getting fans from merchandise booths in fan gysers, and basicly your objective is to destroy the enemy Stage. It feels like it is out of place fot this type of game, but it is fun non-the less, gets repititive tho.

-MULTIPLAYER is dead, tho there are those 2 random persons from the forum who decided to do some achivements, the multiplayer is dead, tho it doesn't suprise me, as it is only the RTS part of the game, and as i said, it is out of place for this type of game and has a rly poor ranking that it also feels out of place. Only good thing is that it let's you try the other 2 factions (Tainted coil, my favourite, and the other one).

-BUGS: Yes, there are bugs, not a lot of them, but some, some haves you stuck between invisible walls.

-DIFFICULTY: It is easy even on Brütal( Tho the final Stage battle took me 3 tries, and with them i found the trick to beat it). Ofc you will need to get upgrades for your axe, guitar( tho for the final hours of gameplay you should have it upgraded to the max upgrade) and the Dragons for health upgrades and whatnot( if you don't get those ofc it will be hard).


Conclusion: Heavy metal will never die, 9/10.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Okay , so let me start with this , I bought this game just now but I passed it long time ago and I just had to have it in my steam library !

I am going to do some good old pros and cons and I hope I will help you :)

Pros :
+ HEAVY METAL ! (If you like heavy metal as I do )
+Jack Black ( If you find him funny )
+Fantasy open world with lot of cool and heavy stuff to explore !
+Ozzy , Lemmy , Lita and moreee !!
+Good multiplayer (but unpopular anymore :( )
+Great artwork
+Hard game !!
+Only for real man !
+Nice gameplay system (Some maybe find this wrong but I really like it ! )
+Current sale ! It's only 3,74e so it's pretty cool ! catch it while you can !
+HEAVY METAL ! (C'mon ! If you are a man you must like HEAVY METAL ! )


Cons :
-Heavy metal ( If you don't like heavy metal ....you little ♥♥♥♥♥ ! )
-Jack Black ( If you don't find him funny )
-Bugs ( you have to deal with those , it's not a amazing port :/ )
-Maybe to hard sometimes


OVERALL : 9,4/10

Apsolutly amazing and stunning game !
Every music fan should have it and every fantasy gamer ! This is apsolutly a MUST BUY GAME !!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Very good Game, it great caracters, great humor and a really cool soundtrack.
Recommended
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
100% brutal. And i'd make the 100 with iron numbers if i could.
-open world
-lots o' weapon powerups
-vehicles
-EPIC HUMOR
-rock/metal music classics (even Dethklok!)
-awesome enemies
-deep story
-JACK BLACK!!
-9/10 graphics
-band wars (really, i mean... Rock minions vs Gothic minions)
-And a loooot more of stuff i can't even tell!

So cheap, it's prepostorous! This masterpiece should be $40 or so.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
nice and wired game but the good kind of wired
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A wonderful romp. Plus who doesn't like Jack Black
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Jack Black, gore, Hack n slash gameplay with RTS elements, a kick-♥♥♥ soundtrack, AND Tim Schafer
What more can you ask for?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Beautful game, solid gameplay, and great music. A must play if you love rock and/or metal.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
♥♥♥♥ing metal.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I haven't been thinking that this game can be fun. But it is!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game is stupidly fun. Now my army of head bangers, ATTACK!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If you are a music lover like than you will just love this game, it beautiful in the most METAL way possible.
Its just a wonderfull game I've playled and it's one of my favorites along Spec Ops The Line.
Good story and plot twist, and one of the BEST soundtrack ever.
There are a few problems with the AI, but it's not much.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Really not a game for every one :P

IF YOU LIKE: Metal, Rock, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Ozzy Osbourne, stupid jokes, clunky gameplay:

DO BUY!

IF YOU HATE: (everything above +) slow paced story, boring landscapes (later it´s cool, but 3/4 of the game are zzzZZZ), lame side-missions:

YOU SHALL NOT BUY!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
awesome!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Legend of Zelda + Jack Black = THIS AWESOME GAME
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A must have for Heavy Metal Fans that also like video games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
***Warning: My reviews are biased!***

Completed: Yes
Played Using: Mouse/Keyboard
Initial Expectations: Jack Black music game

Opinion:
So music was great, story was interesting, and gameplay had some good ideas. Game is a bit repetitive but overall enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Jack Black 10/10 hilarious and funny top 10 easy
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game is one of the best i've ever played. The story is great, the gameplay is great, the soundtrack is one of the best, and the graphics and art style is plaesing. Besides a few bugs here and there, and some severe problems with multiplayer, this game is damn near perfect.
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