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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CptWhale
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Is good gaem. It's funny and I like how it doesn't take itself seriously. You can tell what the entirety of the game is going to be like in the first minutes... or can you? Well, you can definitely guess the ending, which was kind of underwhelming, but it did start to feel like the game's dragging on. I really enjoyed the main character (Jack Black) and some quips others have said here and there (not really fond of the characters themselves though, except for that one sound guy and of course the Killmaster and the guardian of metal). I have two issues with the game: 1. The "moba" kind of gameplay wasn't really my thing, and fighting with your character doesn't seem complex - it's simple, just to carry the story and the world along. 2. The story started to take itself more seriously as time went on, or/and the main character did. It's not a major thing, but the story felt really simple for the majority of the game only to drop some weak "twist" at the end which flew completely over my head. There was a bit of name dropping of characters you never actually interacted with but are just there to provide some background to the story, so I didn't really get it. I guess I'm stupid, or I wasn't paying attention. But to be honest it doesn't matter, since the game FEELS simple and enjoyable at it's own expense, so your own level of involvement in the story shouldn't impact the experience much.
Also it's open world though it doesn't feel like it has to be. It doesn't stand in the way or deter the experience, on the contrary it might add to it - I however just focused on the main story line and finished it in about 5+ hours.
So overall a really fun game if you enjoy metal, though being a "metalhead" is definitely not mandatory to it. If you're at all familiar with metal music and don't dislike it or hate it, then you'll like it.
(Similarly if you've watched the anime "Detroit Metal City" and enjoyed it, then you will definitely enjoy this game's world and characters or at least 3 of them.)
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2DemiGods
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
[LOVE IT] I played this game for about 2-3h in offline mode + 1h recorded online by steam.

Think of everything METAL, now add a little Jack Black with the self-deprecating humor of POD and some self-awareness, get a the gameplay style of DMC3 or 4, add some basic combos, make it look like DMC3 and there you have it, THE MOST AWESOME GAME OF THEM ALL if you count only METAL games (i.e. games about and with metal music or culture).

Conclusion, get it!! (at least on sale)
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Byrnvif
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Just a day in the life of Jack Black.
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Shiiinobu
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Brütal Legend 2 needed !! So bad there are so few players for the multi :(
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sormrson
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Dude, just dude. No words. Most original game I've played in a long time. Totally sick. Especially if you're a metal head \m/
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Sascaroth
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game.......Is F..... Awesome!!!
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T.w² | ✪ Gravity
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Spent $1.50 to kick a$$ and meet hot babes!

Worth!
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Wulfhaz
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Decent slasher with awesome music and humor. If you like classic metal this game is for you. \../ (^_^) \../
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Stígandr
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
No one can destroy the metal!
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Saint Aaron
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game so far. Soundtracks are amazing Def Leppard.. ozzy.. ETC LOVE IT!! Gameplay is pretty fun.. Suprised i never played nor got it for xbox360 till now! Enjoying the game soo far. The main thing that has me hook is the humor jack black says a lot along with the humor!! Only thing i kinda dislike is the driving but you will get use to it!

Pros:
Entirely metal and versatile soundtrack.
Good story
Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister and many other metal figureheads.
Jack Black humor is ON POINT
Known actors playing the voices feat Tim curry, Jennifer Hale, Kath Soucie, and Alex Fernandez
Smooth, fluid combat
Control your metal friends
Open world
hilarious dialogue.
Multiplayer
Ability to censor gore and curse words

Cons:
Driving is a pain in the butt!
Vehicle-based escort missions can get repetitive
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
lemmy kilmister is god
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
11 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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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Hey, that's pretty good
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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Funny, a little bit dull here and there, but awesome idea and great game concept. Props for the great voice acting and character designs. Had a blast playing it and it felt like the best end for the life as a metalhead.
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
jack black is in it, what else can i say?

i r8 8/8 m8 iz gr8
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3 of 3 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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