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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Black Dark Raven
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
Unbelivably, here comes Brutal Legend also on Steam! I played it for hours and hours on my Playstation, so don't look too much at the timer up there: you got to multiply it x10.
Said this, here comes the real review: Brutal Legend is a game about metal, blood, death, axe, pain, hot chicks, french kissing, razor boars, mining headbangers, and emo ghosts. Aw, and also tons more of stuff! I don't want to spoiler anything, so i'll just make a following list of pros and cons:

PROS:
- Excellent porting from console's version
- Humor, tons of humor. Like you never experienced before. (just for you to know: main character is Jack Black)
- OST. I never found a game with such an incredible choice of music. You'll probably have multiple eargasms.
- Interesting and catchy plot. And i'm not talking just about female characters.
- Amazing views, and well defined environment.
- This is probably the manliest game ever!
- Online multiplayer
- Collectable sh*ts

CONS:
- It's a bit old, so you might not enjoy the graphic if you are used to play The Witcher 3, or Fallout 4...
- I do belive that the "battles" (no spoiler) between factions could have done better.
- Sometimes, IA. You'll see some allies checking for flowers during a fight.

Well, after all, i strongly recommend you this masterpiece by Doublefine, because it really deserves to be played at least once in a life time.
Vote: 9.5/10

Damn, are you still reading? Go damn buy it!

PS: Controller recommended
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Geekrider
12.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Original and beautiful environment/set pieces. Amazing soundtrack. Witty humor. Ozzy. Jack Black. DECAPITATIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! Hell yea! This game is amazing!


Note: This is NOT a 3rd person brawler. This is a 3rd person brawler RTS. Special emphasis on RTS. Also did I tell you Jack Black voices the main lead. If you're a fan of Jack Black yu must absolutely play this game.
Side note: You'll have more fun playing with a controller.
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Aer
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
I don't like heavy metal or Jack Black. The FPS aspects are kinda weird. Rest of the game is amazing. 8/10
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<<𝗥𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
One of the coolest games ever. I swear, if you dig metal and have a sense of humour, you may have the time of your life with it. Lots of bad-♥♥♥ battles and fantastic open-world adventure.
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Tonkinese
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
One of the most rockin games out there and the best sountrack in years
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Pixie™
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Awesome little game, not my style and not for me, but it has solid gameplay and an awesome soundtrack.
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AnalFisting
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Pretty good game with a creative world design. Gameplay is smooth for the most part, definitely an interesting and has an amazing soundtrack if you're a fan of classic metal.
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Frostquake
23.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game made me a real Metalhead.
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Ishvii
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
This is a cool idea, and probably really good for people who like heavy metal. However, I don't like heavy metal (or demons), so it was all pretty much lost on me. Great voice acting, but clunky RTS mechanics. Dated graphics for 2013.
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フライパン
15.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
It´s with "ü" in middle. Show them you´re messin´ around.
68/69 roadies would ride tollusk again!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Listened to rock and indie music. Jack Black gave me the metal. End of story.
Music: 11/10
Gameplay:10/10
Ozzy Osbourne? Bitetheheadofabat/10
Fight System: 9/10 because it is very hard at the end.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Considering that I'm totally not into metal music and that Brütal Legend suffers more than similar games from repetitive mission design and that its RTS elements are too simple, this game was actually a pleasant surprise and lots of fun. I'll miss the Roadie in his Deuce and all his friends.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
It's a game with Jack Black. Of course it is good dummy!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
THIS GAME IS AWSOME!

If you like heavy metal music or awsome things, you have to play this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Should I buy this game?
If you love metal, rock and Jack Black, yes without any questions. The game does not have complex mechanics, but the overall atmosfere is amazing.

Side note, run great on Linux with AMD proprietary drives.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
IMO this is a GREAT and FANTASTIC "jack black" game.

Buy it, do not dissapoint!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Yes to all of this, just yes.Jack Black...just..yes..must play
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
DO YOU LIKE THE METAL?

DO YOU LIKE BUTTON MASHING?

BRUTAL LEGEND IS FOR YOU.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This is a really great game. Beautiful graphics, a nice story. Gameplay and controls are tricky and I had to reduce the resolution of the game to be able to control the car (otherwise, it was impossible) and to have a good control feedback, but that aside, it is a great game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I remember getting this game a few months after t realeased. This game helped me get into metal, and be abit more aware of different genres of rock in general. Plus it's basically Tenacious D: the Game. Honestly, if you love rock, Metal, comedy, or anything with jack black in it. Then i HIGHLY recommend this game.

it's so very underrated, and i seriously wish there was a second game.
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