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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TiGu
26.2 hrs
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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Cam
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
Highly overlooked game. Really fun to play and Jack Black does a great job with the character.
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Beatrice The Smoker
15.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
Got this game for Xbox in 2009 and have played it over and over to this date. Love the RTS style and love the story and the atmosphere and the music. 10/10 will probably play again later.
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Skynyrd
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 22
Yes to all of this, just yes.Jack Black...just..yes..must play
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left the game
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
If you like metal that's your game. It has bit of RTS elements to it. To story is strange and compelling managing to tie in many metal legends in there.

Awesome little game :)
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QÜBÜSIÖ
10.5 hrs
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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Sweet_Galahad
32.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
Brutal Legend is a gift from the gods of heavy metal. The gameplay is great all the way through even though it dramatically changes a quarter of the way in. The music is amazing and the story is awesome. I'd recommend this game to anyone who enjoys RTS games or heavy metal.
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solarcore311
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
I played this game a long time ago on xbox 360, it was great. This version on PC is even greater. The game is amazing & awesome both in story and graphic. I play this game on my 21:9 monitor perfectly with resolution 2560x1080 75hz and highest graphic setting. Thanks for bringing back so much memory game producers.
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JUNIOR
14.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
6/10
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the_gurminator
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
It's really boring. Gameplay is a shallow hack n slash, and a shallow RTS broken up by a shallow open world. The open world is boring, there's not all that much there to entertain you and it's just used to hide collectibles (that let you buy new skills), Hack and slash is simplistic and you dont know how much health you have, or enemies have, so it boils down to button mashing and isnt remotely satisfying. The RTS segments are simplistic, and you have to move units around with your leader which restricts you and slows things down.

The only good thing is the music.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
This game, in my opinion, is the symbolism of how metal survived since its creation. Metal vs New Wave, Metal vs Grunge, Metal vs Emo Rock, and always, Metal will triumph. Pretty much how Jack Black's very own Tenacious D has written the song The Metal. The story is amazingly written incorporating everything connected with Heavy Metal. Oh, and if you love puns, this one's great.

Gameplay wise, it took me quite a while to really grasp the elements especially the RTS-esque battles in which I suck by the way, so it is a very subjective matter for me. Combat is challenging and you can expect to die a couple of times. The controls are good, and the open world environments are within the concept of a Heavy Metal world.

And of course, the music and sound effects, sometimes you wouldn't want to get out of the car just so you can finish a song that is playing. Old and new metal artists are available for you to drive with, including Megadeth, Mastodon, Anthrax, etc.

This game is very enjoyable and you can expect to have a very good time head bangin',killing demons, emos, and 80's glam-style enemies, road tripping and just about anything you can do in this game. Highly recommended especially if you enjoy the metal music genre.
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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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Jack Black went so brutal in this game that he became a legend among metal gamers.

+Brutal soundtrack
+Fun gameplay
+Hilarious moments in dialogues

-Mediocre graphics for its time
-Can be buggy at times
-Need moar Jack Black!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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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2 of 2 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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1 of 1 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
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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1 of 1 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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