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.

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
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Mariano
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Jack Black ,heavy metal, fun gameplay, great storyline, couldnt ask for more.
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LordShaiya
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
If you are a Metalhead, this is essential!

WARNING:
Might die if you are not metal enough
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[DNS] Orion ♥ K (G.E.W.P.)
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Great game for metal heads!
Would definitely recommend, the story is so good and the game world especially is really immersive
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sizezero
( 23.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Pros:
- great story
- great voice acting
- fun creative world
- I enjoyed the soundtrack even though I'm not a heavy metal fan; the variety of songs (over 100) really gave me an appreciation for the genre

Cons:
- game play is all over the place: beat-em-up, driving, collecting, action RTS: you'll problably find something you like but if there is one of these you hate, it may make you not want to finishing the game
- the action RTS is the supposed innovation in this gameplay; it's quirky and fun, especially if you play all the different factions but at its core it is _very_ chaotic and there will be many battles where you're not sure why you won or lost. I can't help but think this would have been a better game without the action RTS element.
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Azerto_2001
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
very nice game
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FamishedPants
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Jack Black being transported to another world before Isekai plots were popular.
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ChrisP
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Basic Information
Title: Brütal Legend
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Publisher: Double Fine Productions
Genre: Action-Adventure with RTS elements.

General Impression
I’ve enjoyed playing Brütal Legend since it was launched originally on the consoles back in 2009. It’s safe to say that I was ecstatic over its well deserved release onto PCs in 2013. It is a game unique in both its hybrid genre and storyline. But that is to be expected from this developer, which gave us many other cult classics. From a graphical point of view, the game has aged very well and it’s still rocking (pun intended) a stellar musical score and general sound effects. It features a vast, beautifully crafted open world in which you may cause mayhem on your own, or in the multiplayer mode included. Having both Trading Cards and Achievements as well as great price tag (even outside seasonal Sales), I really had to focus hard on finding even a single con. The control scheme has been ported well enough to the PC, but a controller would still be preferred to a mouse and keyboard layout. All in all, Brütal Legend is a worthy addition to any gamer’s collection!

Strong Points
+ Excellent story and setting.
+ Pleasant graphics and superb soundtrack.
+ Steam Trading Cards & Achievements.

Weak Points
- Control scheme takes some time getting used to.

Rating 10/10

This review was submitted for Cubbes.
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Nik
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Actually more entertaining than I thought it would be.
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Djosh 5150
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Had this game on Xbox a few years ago, loved it there, loved it here. Lotta action, crazy driving, guitar solos to summon help and chords to kill baddies! You'll love it if you're a metalhead like me.
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37 of 47 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
lemmy kilmister is god
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
A fun RPG built for metal heads.

The game is pretty great, you get transported to a world of metal album covers and proceed to build an army against the forces of metal (Which as it turns out are just the variants of metal) All while jamming to some good tracks and getting some humourous dialogue.

The art style of the game is rather unique, all the enemies and most of the characters seem to really pop and have a distinct feel (even the ones that are a copy paste manage to have a different enough style) The big battle mechanics feel clumsy at first but if you can get the hang of them and know the strengths and weaknesses of what you are up against you'll manage fine.

The unfortunate thing about this game is that it hasn't really aged well. Modern cards cause elements of the game to act quite buggy and no matter what you do you can't seem to make the game perform better, couple that with the game not being terribly clear on what your goal is sometimes and you can get rather frustrated really quick.

Id still recommend it but only if you happen to be a big fan of metal.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Hey, that's pretty good
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
If you love metal and you've never played this game, YOU MUST!
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
greatest jack black meme of all time
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Basic Information
Title: Brütal Legend
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Publisher: Double Fine Productions
Genre: Action-Adventure with RTS elements.

General Impression
I’ve enjoyed playing Brütal Legend since it was launched originally on the consoles back in 2009. It’s safe to say that I was ecstatic over its well deserved release onto PCs in 2013. It is a game unique in both its hybrid genre and storyline. But that is to be expected from this developer, which gave us many other cult classics. From a graphical point of view, the game has aged very well and it’s still rocking (pun intended) a stellar musical score and general sound effects. It features a vast, beautifully crafted open world in which you may cause mayhem on your own, or in the multiplayer mode included. Having both Trading Cards and Achievements as well as great price tag (even outside seasonal Sales), I really had to focus hard on finding even a single con. The control scheme has been ported well enough to the PC, but a controller would still be preferred to a mouse and keyboard layout. All in all, Brütal Legend is a worthy addition to any gamer’s collection!

Strong Points
+ Excellent story and setting.
+ Pleasant graphics and superb soundtrack.
+ Steam Trading Cards & Achievements.

Weak Points
- Control scheme takes some time getting used to.

Rating 10/10

This review was submitted for Cubbes.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
No matter what you say the story of this game is just plain awesome and if you take your time and explore everything around the story you will clearly love this game, then there is that wonderful gameplay, the great music and everything else which makes this game one of very best games I had the honor to ever play.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Product received for free
this game was laying around in my library for years and for some reason i never even finished the first quest
but three days ago i opend this game and ♥♥♥♥ it was amazing i played the whole game in three runs the humor is great and the cast is legendary great music and the game feels like its made out of metal with a really cool background story
overall 8/10 really loved this game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game is a mix of third person Zeldaesque adventure and isometric real-time strategy.

The strategy sections suck. Really, they're bad. But that's not why you should play this game.

You should play this game for its incredible world and atmosphere. The world is built on key elements like "noise" and "pain" and "blood". It has its own heavy-metal mythos. It drips with a kind of weird mix of humor and melancholy.

If you can just play the game as an experience, instead of fixating on the bits of the game that were never quite finished or the poor attempt to shoehorn RTS gameplay into an otherwise sound adventure game, you will have the feels.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing radical.
Clocked it back on console - A silly metal themed hack'n'slash adventure (with some RTS sections) with BIG name stars and handsdown one of the best game soundtracks of all time.

It's on steam for a song atm - just make sure to pick up the official soundtrack too ;)
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