Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Join Max on his great adventure!
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Overwhelmingly Positive (640 reviews) - 95% of the 640 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Join Max on his great adventure!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or newer
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6 ghz / AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.0ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX(r) compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, 1.7ghz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 6750
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX(r) compatible
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
SO. MUCH. FUN!

One of the reviews here said that if one enjoyed Tomb Raider, one would enjoy this title as well. I bought this game based on that review and I have to say, this has got to be one of the my favourite platformer games.

The gameplay is fun, unique and exciting. You have a magic pen that you can use to transform your environment into a platform for you to interact with and to help you on your journey to find your brother. I thought it would be awkward to try and draw things on screen with the controller, but I was wrong. It was easy and intuitive, one element that I enjoyed about the game.

+ Fun little puzzle-platformer.
+ Pretty graphics (like watching a cartoon).
+ Predictable but still enjoyable story.
+ Puzzles are mostly not too easy (though this could be a con for a kid).
+ Great voice acting.
+ Very forgiving checkpoints.
+ Tight controls.
+ Very well paced.

- Final boss fight is too short and too easy.
- Linear (though for this type of game, it is sort of expected).

I seriously hope there's a sequel. Would buy it in a heartbeat.

My Rating: 9/10
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Dear Potential Buyer, do you have a sibling? If yes, GET THIS GAME. JUST BUY IT. Ask questions later. If no, GET THIS GAME ANYWAY JUST BECAUSE.

Max is a wonderful game. I cannot recommend it enough. Its exhilarating and absolutely fun. I cannot stress enough how fun this game is.

It starts off pretty chill and mellow, allowing you to get a handle on things. You have an infinite about of chances to carry on from your previous self-saving checkpoint (which is throughout several places in the game) so you don't ever have to go back and redo and entire portion of the game itself, this also applies when you exit and re-enter the game. Once you get further into the game, your item (a marker) gets better and the puzzles become a lot more complex, but not too much that its frustrating. There's no 'one' way to solve a particular puzzle, sometimes you can just get really creative with it and see how far that gets you.

YOU HAVE A MAGIC MARKER WHICH AIDS YOUR QUEST. A MAGICAL MAGIC MARKER! DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THE HIDDEN PUN IN THIS GAME? Bloody hell. I love this idea of an actual magic marker. You're going to love it as well, it gets the neatest little upgrades as your progress and you even use it as a flashlight ._.

The controls are simple af, its so simple that you can actually play this on your laptop, with your touchpad and you'd still manage through this game without much of a sweat. Additionally, the graphics are amazing and it flows so well. Its like you're in a little cartoon with such an interesting plot!

That's not to say that this game is easy peasy. Going through this, the game makes having fun more important than the difficulty of challenges. Most you will find easy af while others will take some time (and dying) to get through.

I could go on forever about this game, but fear not! I won't. I snagged this game while it was on sale and its something I will never regret (and I am picky af when it comes to games). Its definitely worth getting. Even if you're not into platformers, I can guarantee that this game will leave you feeling satisfied. Give it shot. You won't regret it.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
positive and colorful LIMBO with the magic marker!!!

7.5/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Best puzzle platformer! 10/10

The idea of magic marker is fun.
Sometimes, you have to solve the puzzle and do the action at the same time. Very exciting!
Great animation and story.

I guess felix is brainless.

If you like trine 2 singleplayer mode, go ahead. I bet you like this game. Definitely worth its price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I'm not a fan of the platform genre but this game totally got me since the very first minute of gameplay.
- Very fair difficulty. It's not hard to beat but certain sections require the players to be very careful in what they're doing, yet not a single is to be found in the entire game. Also it offers a series of specific challenges (like, "don't ever die not even once in the most difficult level") as achievements, so even "hardcore" gamers can be satisfied. +++
- Cute story. Another reviewer wrote "do you have a sibling? If yes, GET THIS GAME" and I couldn't agree more. I allow myself to add "...and play it with him\her". Very simple yet nice story, no matter if you're a kid or an adult. ++
- OK graphics. Not the best selling point of the game, but still decent. +
- Bugs free. I recorded 13 hours of playtime and only encountered one problem, once (game stopped working for no apparent reason and had to restart it). No graphics issues, no controller issues, no savegame issues whatsoever. +++
- Collectables. Every level bar the first and the last ones have a series of collectibles to fun and they not only extend the playtime but also make the levels less linear and thus even more interesting to explore. +++
- Plays smooth with a controller. Haven't tried playing it with mouse+keyboard, but controller is perfect. +++- Well-designed achievements. That's always a plus in my book. +++
Ii got this on sale at 75% but I think it totally worth its full price.
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