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.
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Release Date: Feb 26, 2013

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About This Game

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.


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.


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).


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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This game is brutal. BRUTALLY AWESOME.
A game I can't forget, especially for Metal lovers out there.
Rock on!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Great game, great music, still works well, supports 1440p res I played at (probably 4k no prob), looks surprisingly good for a 2006 game...
The side quests can get a little repetetive, but they are fully optional. It has a lot of funny moments.
It joined 3 types of gameplay, driving a car, RTS and hack and slash.
It doesn't take itself seriously, or the metal culture either, it's a pretty light game, is enough for 10 - 20 hours, depending how many side quests you want to do.

If you think that everyone who does not like to listen to METAL should DIE, than you need to play this game.

If you like Jack Black, you need to play this game.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2

Surely a lot of heavy metal fan would be pleased to have this game
As a view from non - metal fan like me , this game is strangly adorable and interesting to play with. Good deal of humor and funny game play.

I woundnt say its very deep game with lots of play time , rather its good game for some quick entertainment.
Soundtracks are great imao. graphics are ok , and game plays are quite satisfying as long as you re not comparing more serious games like shadows of mordor or something.
However i must admit I was pleasantly suprised by the game the way they presented the "experince"

The drawbacks will be little crappy controls, slightly lack of contents considering the price tag.

Overall as long as you expect too much about the game , this game will rocks. and its pretty good game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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463 of 507 people (91%) found this review helpful
755 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
This isn't the greatest game in the world....This is just a tribute
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214 of 231 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2013
Brutal Legend combines two of my favourite things in life, Video Games & Metal. This is the game that introduced me to what is now my favourite video game company, Double Fine. In every Double Fine game you can feel the love Tim & the crew shove into every single game they create (did that sound weird?). Brutal Legend puts players in the shoes of Eddie Riggs (preformed by Jack Black) and sends him to a land which is every metal head’s dream. The open world is filled with creatures, buildings, allies and enemies all heavily (see what I did there) inspired by Metal artwork and music throughout the years. To travel through this open world, you get a badass car named the Druid Plow, and this is where the Metal kicks in full gear. The soundtrack is incredible and easily one of best parts of this game, I still hope Double Fine releases a licensed soundtrack that I can throw money at. There is absolutely no way to describe how great it feels to cruise through this Metal world, listening to a flawless and kickass soundtrack. Without this game, I would’ve never been introduced to one of my now favourite bands, Manowar. The soundtrack includes Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Tenacious D (of course), and many more fantastic bands. The voice cast is top notch as well, featuring many metal cameos such as Rob Halford and Lemmy but also having great actors such as Jennifer Hale and Tim Curry, you know Double Fine’s voice acting director is good when you can understand every word Lemmy and Ozzy speak. As with all Double Fine games, the dialogue can be very hilarious, the bigger the metal fan you are, the more you will laugh as this is the game is filled with references to the culture. This game received a lot of negative reviews about the gameplay, centering around the RTS aspects, which is funny since the RTS feature was the first part of the game developed. A simple way to describe the gameplay is “God Of War” style with RTS elements. The RTS factor only comes in during boss battles and multiplayer, where you control a large army fighting another while still being in third person rather than the usual RTS top down view. The RTS portions have a bit of a learning curve, but it’s not difficult or tedious, it feels great to lead an army AND fight alongside them. Overall if you are a metal head, Brutal Legend will feel like a game made especially for you. If you aren’t this is still an incredible game, an epic tale filled with adventure, comedy, great characters and decapitations. Brutal Legend is a game you must experience.
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106 of 114 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
Really awesome fun! The humor and music are just incredible, Jack Black really made this character ROCK!
The PC port is really well done. Performance is great, controls are comfortable, plenty of options to make it fit your PC. And at full HD with antialiasing, it looks so much better than the console version.
If you like metal music you'll love this game !
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135 of 155 people (87%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2015
Short version: 72%
Brütal Legend is awesome and metal. Brütal Legend is also a mediocre and forgettable open world/hack & slash/strategy game. A prime example why Steam needs a “meh” button for the reviews.

Long version:
Brütal Legend is a tribute to metal. Not cash-in whiny pop metal, but real, classic, early seventies, head-banging, engine-worshipping, leather-winged heavy metal. It is a temple for bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, or Motörhead– just to name a few from the in-game soundtrack.

This game is so metal that its cast has such names as Jack Black as the protagonist, Rob Halford as the first main boss, and Ozzy Osbourne as the shopkeeper. This game is so metal that the entire landscape is never-ending scenery of heavy metal album covers. This game is probably as metal as metal you can get without dipping your computer in molten steel.

Brütal Legend is also incredibly mediocre. It wants to combine three genres: GTA style open world exploration/driving, hack & slash brawling, and real-time strategy. The problem is that it isn’t remotely good in any of those.
The brawling is dumb, although fun: you mindlessly mash two buttons and hope that the enemy runs out of health faster than you do.
The RTS part consists of spawning an endless stream of units until one army reaches the end of the battlefield to wreck the opponent’s production stage. To be frank, it is downright boring.
Still, the driving takes the cake. The controls are worse than you can imagine (worse than Borderlands could ever be), and when you have to race on narrow platforms over bottomless pits… get yourself a pack of Xanax.

I wouldn’t call Brütal Legend bad… the soundtrack and most of the plot about leading a metal-fuelled revolution against the demon-like oppressors can easily entertain you from start to finish, but you will always have the feeling that the game mechanics could have been a lot better.
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94 of 101 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2015
I grew up listening to hard rock and metal. So when I started playing Brütal Legend, I wondered how the hell this game fell under my radar for so long. Thankfully Double Fine decided to port this game to the PC otherwise I likely would have never had the pleasure to experience this treasure.

There's so much great music to listen to while driving "The Deuce." Songs from Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe, Testament, Megadeth, Slayer, Skid Row, and so many more artists are in the mix. The music is great enough to overlook even a bad game. But this is not a bad game. Brütal Legend is a fantastically fun game. The story is epic taking the role as a roadie to save the world from the forces of evil. The open world action/adventure gameplay works amazingly well with guitar solos and cooperative special moves.

The only thing I had a hard time with was the stage battles. They combine 3rd person hack 'n slash action with RTS elements and require some serious multitasking. I struggled to command my troops and purchase stage upgrades in real time, all while simultaneously trying to fight off hordes of enemies. I eventually got through them, although sometimes painfully. Despite being difficult, the stage battles were still fun and blended well with the metal based story and themes.

Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, and Lita Ford are in this! Did I mention Ozzy? YES OZZY!

If you are a metal head, this game is a must. Even if you aren't, the game is a must.
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136 of 160 people (85%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2015
What do you do when you are on the game’s store page? You buy it, install it and play it. Once you initiate the third process, you won’t need convincing on keeping on doing it. The game is entertaining, detailed even where you don’t expect it, the npc’s are loveable, the open world big enough to lose yourself in it. What was a surprise that made me skeptic at first but turned out to be another enjoyable feature was the “casual” RTS, where from the protagonists third person that turns into a flying demon you command your various troops to take out towers and ultimately, the stage, by implementing your tactics. I wasn’t a fan of metal when I started playing this game, but because of it, I have all the metal songs from this game in my playlist.

You are Eddie Riggs, the best roadie in the world, which means you are the one responsible for the stage glamour, but no one will know it. As things get out of control, you find your way into the past, into the age of metal, where people are used against their will by a tyrant which servers Doviculus, the demon responsible for the taint that corrupts all what metal stands for. Since Eddie is good at making things work and gives people purpose, a revolution is started. There will be many great characters that you’ll meet along the way, many of which are based on real life metal stars. There is always a romantic sub plot where you might find some clichés, but they are the best kind. Since the story takes place in an open world, you can expect a lot of variation in locations and types of allies and enemies.

There are a lot of sidequests and neither are the fetch types, more like ambushing, hunting, racing, keeping the bikers away while a headbanger charms a girl, shooting from a ramped car, placing markers for the guy with no aim to shoot rockets, that sort of stuff. Once I had to clear a cave so that a family of bats could go back in, which earned me kisses and an apology from a bat for ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on my head. There are solos to find, serpents to free and legends to learn. It’s the kind of open world that never fills empty.
In the RTS missions, you’ll use your solos and your cunning, for doing things like melting your enemies faces and send the invisible forces to attack the stage while the shooters and the pyromans defend your stage. The Deuce(your car) is fun to drive, but the controls may prove to be difficult at first, which makes it even more fun. You can raise relics, which include Motorfoges, where you will upgrade your attack, the Deuce, change outfits, enhance your weapons and buy stones to place on a mountain.
If you’re a fan of the RTS system in the game, you can expect a good time in the multiplayer.
I found many of my favorite gaming moments here. While people find some faults in this game, everyone finds the way to play this game and others don’t recognize those faults at all. The end was emotional satisfying, sneaking away, yet finding yourself surrounded by friends that simply ask you to never forget them at which point you’d likely say that you won’t, then driving into the sunset while your girlfriend watches smiling and dropping a tear. You can free roam afterwards to see what more this game has to offer. I’m not done with it and I don’t want to, not until I hear of a sequel at least. In the end, I find Brütal Legend to do everything right.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
In the 42 minutes I have played this game I've lost count of how many times I've raised the horns because of how metal this ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ is.
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17.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
This is game... is brutal.
This game is without a doubt one of the best games ive played, enjoyed every minute of it. I recommend this game to any heavy metal fans.
I give this game a 10/10
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Nix Abyss
27.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
It's hands down my favorite Tim Schafer and or Double Fine game of all time. I SO SO SO SO want a Brutal Legend 2. Please after Psychonauts 2 is done do a Brutal Legend 2. Super metal af, gorey, brutal, dark humor, just all around goodness. Yes the RTS/Moba strategy ♥♥♥♥ is meh. But everything else like the gameplay, the soundtrack, the metal tunes that's not the OST, the characters, level design. Mmmmm it's all so good for Metalheads and Gamers alike. And if you're like me and are both a Metalhead and Gamer and it is a huge part of your life, this game is a must have in your collections/libraries. The OST is also great too the factions are all awesome and metal as hell. Super in depth designs and all fit the different genres and or subgenres of metal to a T. Ex. Black Metal,Glam Metal and or Hair Metal, Grunge, Death, and so on and so on. If you are looking for something to pick up and play a few good hours I always get at least 10+ hour playthrough of this game. And I always go back for another playthrough every once in a while just like KOTOR cuz it's just that good. <3
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
I thought it's a rock version of DMC, but it turned to be a rock version of Overlord.

Not my type. But if you enjoy Overlord you can give it a try.
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pizza boobs
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 17
This game is the pinnacle of edgyness. Play only if you have a terribly immature sense of humour, don't mind listening to old metal bands for 20 hours and you have a "new music is garbage" ideaology, as it's the premise of the whole game.

I really wish I could refund this thing.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
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6.7 hrs
Posted: October 17
If you like metal, buy this game
If you like hack n slashers, buy this game
If you like humorous dialogue, buy this game
If you like Jack Black, buy this game

And since everyone likes Jack Black, everyone should buy this game.
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ArexLime (BACK ON TF2!)
3.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
It has Jack Black 10/10
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 16
Only started playing this game and once I finally got it running it seems pretty cool. Positives: Jack Black, Heavy metal, art style, bit of humor in the midst of danger, and guitar as weapon to start. Also getting it on sale was pretty nice too.

The not so great: the controls are a little wonky for me and mouse control (which i would prefer for character direction) seems to be nil even when I tried changing it to that. also had the "mode not supported" issue at first. the .dat file solution i saw in the forum did nothing for me. Found hitting alt-enter to get window mode during game start up is what worked for me.

may update as I progress into the game.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 16
Wow, I love this game! Lots of God of War style action, but with humor. The car driving levels are fun too. Awesome boss battles, mini-game guitar solos, etc. It's so fun to play that I don't want to quit playing, and the storyline is pretty good too. I've only started playing it, but I'm already hooked. Jack Black's dialog is hiliarious. Best of all, I got it on sale for 85% off!!
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