When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce - an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (4,383 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 7, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“Download the beta version of Broforce and provide invaluable feedback to the Free Lives team in the creation of new bros and new features during development. Updated builds will be delivered each month on the way to a targeted late Summer 2014 launch as players are encouraged to provide feedback on Broforce via the official forums and help shape Broforce into its final, explosive form.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“Broforce will be in Early Access through 2014 with the full version ready to dominate in early 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The fully realized Broforce will have a full campaign in addition to online and local mulitplayer modes, deathmatch, explosion runs, a level editor for designing your own battlefields of destruction.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Broforce currently has the first part of the campaign with over a dozen bros to take down a slew of enemies already in place. Online and local mulitplayer modes, deathmatch, explosion runs, a level editor, and custom fan made levels are all function with tweaks and polish planned during the course of Early Access development.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Broforce will be priced the same during Early Access and full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Download the beta version of Broforce and provide invaluable feedback to the Free Lives team in the creation of new bros and new features during development. Updated builds will be delivered each month on the way to a targeted early 2015 launch as players are encouraged to provide feedback on Broforce via the official forums and help shape Broforce into its final, explosive form.”
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October 17

Expendabros now available for Mac!

Mac users rejoice! You can now download and play The Expendabros, completely for free, on Mac!

http://steamcommunity.com/app/312990

What are you waiting for? Do it now!!

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October 7

BROFORCE Oct Update!



HIGH FIVE BRO'S!

NEW TRAILER!

This month's update in 60 seconds reads like a love letter to Michael Bay.
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IMPROVED SYSTEMS

STEAM WORKSHOP SUPPORT

▪ You can now share levels and update previously published levels on Workshop
▪ Automated GIF generation of all levels posted to Workshop
▪ Improved custom level browsing

NEW LEVEL EDITOR LOOK AND FEEL

▪ New triggers available for scripting level success, failure, victory and defeat
▪ Character commands - you can now script enemies' behaviour
▪ Enable / disable triggers with trigger actions
▪ Mass doodad replacement tool and doodad filter
▪ All Expendabros content integrated including saw blades, gun walls, new forest theme and female villagers!



ONLINE

▪ World Map, Explosion Run, Race Mode and Custom Campaigns now available for online!
▪ Improved Lobby for finding and joining games
▪ Replaced networking backend with Steam P2P API for improved player connectivity
▪ You can now invite Steam friends to join your game

*Online Explosion Run and Custom Campaigns are still very alpha and will most likely break - we are working hard to improve the experience!

NEW BROS!

THE BRODE

The world's deadliest assassin is on a rampage to get bloody retribution. She's working her way into even the most cold and hateful mooks' hearts...with the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique. Revenge is messy.



BRO MAX

When terror take over the highway, there is one man who is ready to stand alone...with a team of 24 other bros...to beat back the madness.



AND MORE!

▪ New levels!
▪ New enemy - Bazooka Mook
▪ All new foliage with deeper, thicker jungle



TWEAKS & FIXES

IMPROVED MOOK PHYSICS!

▪ Hold melee to throw an enemy
▪ Thrown / blasted mooks can now bounce off others

PLUS:

▪ Flashbangs affect vehicles
▪ Fixed trucks blocking flashbangs
▪ Villagers are smarter
▪ Spikes are not broken anymore
▪ Cherry Broling is slightly stronger

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Reviews

“....the feel of the moment-to-moment mayhem is just beautiful...”
Eurogamer (Preview)

“It’s daft, funny and extraordinarily well-crafted.”
Rock Paper Shotgun (News Post)

“Broforce is pretty much what I had in mind when I invented America.”
George Washington

The Expendabros - Free Download

The Expendabros have assembled and set their sights on the forces of ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks in the forests of Eastern Europe. Battle through ten full-throttle missions set amongst the picturesque tree tops and the absurdly dangerous lumber mills teeming with enemy soldiers, excessive artillery, and inconveniently placed circular saws. Rescue your brothers in arms and play as seven different legendary soldiers – each with their own unique weapons and special attacks – with up to four players at once in local multiplayer co-op mode.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312990

About This Game



When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce - an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life. Unleash scores of unique weapons and set off incredible chain reactions of fire, napalm, and limbs in the name of freedom.






  • The Broforce: Deliver your own brand of shock and awe with dozens of bros each with their own unique weaponry and special attacks designed to dispatch freedom across the world.
  • Bro-Op & Deathmatch: Battle terrorism with up to four players in cooperative mode or sever ties with your bros and face each other in several bombastic competitive modes.
  • Explosion Run: Join up with other bros to tackle these unique time attack levels under the pressure of exploding terrains and mass chaos.
  • Fully Destructible Everything: Destructible terrain opens up a slew of strategic options while the abundance of Exploding Red Barrels of Justice™ can literally level the playing field with one shot.
  • Level Editor: Design your own playground of destruction with a robust level editor and become the envy of all the other bros by sharing them online. Browse through scores of custom user created levels and complete them to rate their Bro-ness.




The following features and content are planned in future updates via Early Access. Visit the Steam Community Hub, Broforce Forums, or follow Free Lives (@Free_Lives) on Twitter for news and requests for feedback on future updates.

  • New Bros: Broforce is always looking for a few good bros to join the team. Free Lives will create a plethora of new bros and are always interested in hearing your ideas of powerful heroes that can bare the burden of being a bro.
  • New Missions: New missions will be added to the world map through development and will extend to new environments and locales.
  • Tweaks and Polish: Broforce is pretty rocking now but Free Lives will be iterating, tweaking, and polishing to see what works and what needs more time in the oven. Feedback welcome, bros!
  • Explosions 3.0: What is Broforce without better explosions? Ongoing revisions and additions to the explosions are tantamount to fulfilling Broforce's destiny.
  • Sound Design and Music: Continuing work to revise and add new music and sound design to celebrate freedom in your ears.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or Later
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant video card
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS 10.6+
    • Processor: 3.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended.
Helpful customer reviews
65 of 65 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Bring peace and freedom to the people.. even if you have to kill them horribly for it!

Bro Force is an arcade game in the metal slug tradition, but with much more explosions, destructions ... and bros!
It´s a nod to every fan of action movies of the last twenty years as well as fans of mindless destruction in general.

You´re leading the Broforce (a collection of nearly every action hero of that time span, each with his own attack moves and weapons) through different levels filled with terrorists. While it´s mostly pure chaos, you can also use some tactics, for example blow the ground beyond enemies and use many kinds of explosives, the world is a bit minecraft like as in you can nearly destroy everything.

Besides the game beeing good fun, it is also a positive example of early access games, beeing updated on a regular basis and with many new ideas each time. It also offers different gamplay modi, even a campaign (but better don´t ask me about it´s story ^^), in the end you get to blow up bad guys for freedom, what does a bro need more??

Posted: October 17
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Game destroyed my computer! I opened it up, looked inside, and saw it grew a beard. And that beard was colored like the american flag.
11/10
Posted: October 12
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If you don't like this game you're a communist.
Posted: October 8
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fun run and gun game. Needs more levels/maps but is fun in it's current form. Check out Expendabros as well!
Posted: October 7
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Brush up on your one-liners because it is time for Broforce!

Broforce is a hilarious run-n-gun retro style shooter by South African developer Free Lives. It's a game where you 'liberate' Vietnam from evil by taking control of a host of characters from classic and contemporary action films. Think Rambo, Commando, Terminator, Time Cop and Alien. Each character brings their own weapons and abilities to the fray. While they don't differ much (each as a primary weapons, a secondary weapon and a knife). The difference comes in the patterns and speed. Rambo has a machine gun and grenades, while Terminator brings his minigun and ability to sustain unlimited damage. Even more off the wall are chracters like Neo and Conan who rely on brutal melee attacks.
The gameplay itself is extremely fast paced. The ground around can be destroyed at will and will be destroyed, often forcing you to rethink you approach as your airstrike just blew up your foothold. This is the chaos where Broforce is at its best. The moments where you're scrambling up crumbling mountains, slaying hundreds of mooks on your way. When you finally reach the top, you'll slap five and call awesome.

But, it gets better. You can bring up to three friends and the chaos just became a million times worse. Suddenly you have to be carefull not kill your own bud, while at the same time murdering the evil insurgents. Yes, or you can actively seek to murder your friends.

Free Lives is still working on the game and they're releasing updates quite frequently; adding new characters and stages for you to unlock. While it might not last very long, it is a treat to come back to each time with friends if you have 30 minutes to kill. One piece of advice though: Play Austrian Death Machine in the background to get the right mood going.
Posted: September 29
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
ARE YOU A MAN?

DO YOU BELEVE IN AMERICA THE GREAT?

DO YOU ENJOY LIBERATINGAREAS OF TERRORISTS?

DO YOU LIKE KILLING THE DEVIL?

THEN THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU BECAUS THIS GAME WAS PROVEN BY TH ILLUMINATI TO INCREASE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS BY400%
Posted: October 20
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Bro!

10/10
Posted: October 23
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Broforce was a game which I had watched people play on YouTube and thought it was just another fancy platformer shooter game with the added twist of action adventure movie heroes. While the game is exactly all of those things, it also has many other redeeming points.

The gameplay is overwhelmingly simple. There is nothing wrong with an easy game to play. I for one enjoy games where you can pick it up and play no matter what mood you are in. The fast paced action makes for a brilliant casual game to play when you have a few minutes to kill.

Storywise, there is none. From what I gather anyway. It's just a matter of shooting through hoards and hoards of bad guys and saving your chums who have been kept prisoner. The reward system is based on how many prisoners you actually rescure, and the rewards you get equate into new playable characters, or "Bros". You start off with being able to play Rambo and you work your way through to the likes of Conan the Barbarian, or Broman the Brobarian....

Completing the main game is very short, I managed to do it in roughly two hours of picking up and playing every now and again. There are still plenty of other game modes such as Arcade, coop, (online and local) as well as a level editor which will add hours of endless mindnumbing badguy killing frenzies.

I would highly recommend this game for anyone who enjoys a shooting or action game. You cannot go wrong, and the devs are bound to add more features and levels in the future.
Posted: October 24
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
After reading through the previous reviews anything I would possibly say to grace this game would seem like a repeat, so I'll sum it up with merely; 'MERICA!
Posted: October 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Great game and so addictive. whenever i'm bored i just play broforce and get in the zone
Posted: September 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Hey Bro, do you like guns bro? do you like explosions bro? Do you like none-stop-bro-action, bro? (THAT SOUNDS REALLY GA-) Then bro, you should get Broforce, bro. And bro, do you know whats even more awesome about Broforce, bro? You can have four bros playing Broforce with you!! Bro, seriusly get Broforce, bro
Posted: October 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Best 15 bucks I have ever spent you can destroy everything and there is terminator,rambo,blade and plenty more its THE MOST MANLY GAME IN HISTORY
Posted: October 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Simple, goofy, 80's movie fun. Yes, it's unfinished right now, which means the story just stort of...ends. I still enjoy running around with the levels and Bros that are available right now. Well, with the exception of the two Khazakstan bosses, but like I said, it's still in production, things can change.

It's not that complex, but not every game needs to be, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the final product will look like.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
THIS is an ALPHA game??? This acts and runs like a completed game WITH DLC. This is basically Super Meat Boy with all your favorite 80/90s action heroes with guns and special effects 'liberating' Vietnam (corrected). You need to play this if you haven't yet. Nothing to take seriously in this game, it's all tongue in cheek throwback to the 80s/90s. Best Alpha I've played in YEARS besides Rust!
Posted: October 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Lightning fast action, gorgeous art direction, and loaded with all your favorite action movie heroes. Best played with two or more players because all the explosions and destruction is a feast for the eyes.

So much 'Murcia you'll bleed red, white, and blue.
Posted: October 8
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
AMEEEEERICAAAAAA! FAK YEAH! Coming again, to save the mother faking day yeah!
Posted: October 10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
♥♥♥♥ING PROPANE TANKS
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Broforce is a shining example of early access done right. This game plays very much like a finished product in single player and local co op, however online does need more work. Other than online not being finished, the developers seem to be using early access as more of an excuse to add more characters and levels to an already amazing game.

Gameplay is fast paced, and you're constantly forced to switch up your playstyle, as rescuing your "bros" (which gives you lives/revives your teamates) changes you to a random character, with unique primary and secondary attacks. Killing enemies and bosses is always satisfying, with explosions everywhere and body parts and blood raining from the sky constantly. You always feel powerful. There is also a surprising amount of strategy involved. Depending on what abilities your current bro has, you need to always take the enemy by surprise, as even though the enemies are slow to react, they kill in one hit. This means you often have to use terrain destruction and platforming to flank the enemies.

AI can be very dumb sometimes, suicide bombers and dogs will often run off cliffs and die of fall damage, however somehow this doesn't break immersion, as you feel clever and badass for exploiting them. The other minor negative is that its a very short game, however it has a lot of replayibilty as the visceral combat never gets old and you can play it with friends, kind of like Left 4 Dead campaigns.

TL;DR: Broforce is an incredibly fun game with friends or by yourself, with enough visceral combat and action movie heroes to keep even the most bloodthirsty people happy. Now defend your second amendment rights and KILL SOME MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING TERRORISTS!!!
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Reminds me a tad bit of Metal slug, with more of a bro like attitude 9/10 would reccomend [ -1 cause I really wanted to see X and Zero in this :( ]
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The game is fun, but is too short. I wish they made it longer :(

Now on to the official part of the review:

PROS:
➴ Fun action-packed levels keep you asking for more
➴ Features 10 or more diffrent bros based on popular movies and games
➴ Level creator for gamers who still like to play the game (or make one....)
➴ Props that you can use to destroy the environment like propane tanks, exploding barrels etc.
➴ Each bro has his or her own special weapon and unique ability
➴ Awesome bosses you get to take down
➴ 4 diffrent game modes

CONS:
➴ The bosses might be little too difficult
➴ You get killed if atleast one bullet hits you
➴ You can kill yourself (i wouldn't recommend it but if you want to try....knock yourself out)

Broforce (as i said before) is an action-packed sidescrolling shooter with a wide variety of of weapons, characters, enemies, and bosses. You are a bro who is trying to fight against some evil buisness guy.....who appereantly has an army of terrorist at his side. Fight through hordes of terrorist, dismantle terrorist base, and destroy evil generals all with your bros, the environment around you, and your wits. Invade South Korea with tons of guns that come with your special bro and destroy litterly everything without any compassion or guilt for your foes. There is even a multiplayer mode where you can team up to kill and destroy everything in South Korea so you can save lives. Revive and arm fallen soldiers that will head into the battle and kill themselves without thinking at all. Broforce is awesome. Get it now!

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Posted: September 26
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