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 (4,423 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 28

Forgehouse Films Broforce Fan Film

Stop what you are doing and go check out this amazing live action fan film on Broforce RIGHT NOW!

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October 17

Expendabros now available for Mac!

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“....the feel of the moment-to-moment mayhem is just beautiful...”
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“It’s daft, funny and extraordinarily well-crafted.”
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“Broforce is pretty much what I had in mind when I invented America.”
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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
70 of 72 people (97%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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??

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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Early Access Review
If you don't like this game you're a communist.
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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%
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1,040.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.

That I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Early Access Review
DEMOCRACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
The game is great, I recommend
but I found a bug, and I called:
From Piggy bug / Bug The Piggy

The 5 steps to make this bug are:

1: Find a Pig;
2: Kill that Pig;
3: Climb the body of the Pig;
4: Use the knife on the Pig (While upon him);
5: Repeat step 4 until the end of the phase.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
This game was so manly it made me grow an extra testicle upon playing it. 11/10 Its ok IGN.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
Brotastic, 'nough said!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
Cool game, this is what the expendables should be like
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Early Access Review
This is a nice game that is fun to play with friends. It does get alot of updates so new content such as charecters are added to the game. I reccomend this for anyone looking to have a cheap game to play with friends.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Early Access Review
Oh, I didn't see you there. I was just liberating a group of half-starved terrorists in a third-world cesspool. They were sitting there, bleary-eyed, and I tossed a fully stuffed chicken in front of them. The big fat one in the front of the group, you could see the saliva dripping out of his dry, cracked lips. They rush it, like little cockroaches. Scurrying over anything in their way just to reach this magical bird that had suddenly fallen out of the sky. Just as they reach it, BOOM. Freedom dispensed. All that is left is a smoking crater and some assorted body parts, like I'm in some weird butcher shop in backwoods Africa.

Get this game. Do you want to toss a dynamite-stuffed turkey into a group of balaclava-wearing terrorists? Broforce can help you with that. Kill a suicide bomber and toss his explosive-laden body into a group of his friends? Yup, Broforce has your back. What about flying through the sky while shooting a minigun just in time to escape certain death? You guessed it, Broforce.

Thanks to Broforce, I am now a liberty dispensing, freedom fighting, USA machine!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Early Access Review
A bombastic multi-player shooter that evokes the golden age of the arcades.


Broforce features simplistic 2D graphics and is a cooperative multi-player side scrolling shooter/ platformer - it could easily have been a late 80's arcade game - one of the deluxe cabinets with 4 sets of controls - the kind of Gauntlet-style set up that had coin money written all over it. Get some friends and a steady supply of coins and you'd get multi-player gaming action unparalleled at the time.

Given that this is 2014, that Broforce could be perceived as a 1980's game could be considered as a knock, but Broforce so boldly embraces the old school, so lovingly evokes the spirit of 80's and 90's action games and movies, that it feels brilliantly refreshing.

Everything is pared down to focus on out and out, balls to the wall action. With little in the way of presentation or story you begin the game as a randomly selected Bro, an often charming parody of a popular 80's/90's action hero with parodies of Robocop, Rambo,Terminator and Ellen Ripley included to name just a few, each with a custom weapon load out and a distinct play style.

The aim of the game is to battle your way through the end of each tightly constructed and enemy laden level, take out the oddly weak and passive demon suited guys that wait at the end and leap onto a helicopter ladder to escape to glory. On the way you'll find other captured Bros in cages; free them and you take on their persona, your prior Bro being saved as a 'life', a well implemented system that ensures you're encouraged to try all the different gameplay styles each Bro offers, rather than just sticking with a well-worn favourite.

The side scrolling 2D gameplay is beautifully measured, with each tiny but perfectly formed Bro sprite capable of running and jumping with a Super Mario Bros like precision, whilst wielding an awesome array of weapons with slick gun play akin to Metal Slug, Contra, and Gunstar Heroes.

Broforce is already a potent mix with those attributes but it ramps up the ante by having almost fully destructible environments with some of the best explosions seen in any game, or in any medium for that matter. They've fully captured the excessively destructive spirit from their beloved influences. Many of Broforce's explosions are simply put, epic.

One hastily thrown grenade could just as likely lead to a chain reaction and blow yourself up as it could take out an enemy, so this explosive element quickly becomes integral to the gameplay, leading to some surprisingly tactical play options depending on what Bro you may be playing at that time.

The armed enemy forces are simple but varied fodder, that can regardless still handily punish any careless Bro, with a selection of well realised and balanced bosses featured at the end of selected levels. The varying play styles of each Bro offer different ways to tackle each enemy - one Bro might simply blow up the platform the enemy stands on - one might jump and shoot from long range - one might attack from close range with melee - there really are a lot of ways to approach each scenario.

But the true mayhem ensues when playing the drop-in, drop-out online multiplayer. Up to 4 players can co-op and it is in this mode that some of the best fun is to be had. Much of the time you'll be unwittingly exploding the hell out of one another, as screen filling explosions erupt and Bros fall to their doom, often with hilarious (or infuriating) results.

Though it's just as likely to get a cohesive team and it soon becomes evident what a great co-op game this can be, each Bro can complement the other, and with 4 at once from a huge range of Bros, it's rare you'll encounter the same combo twice offering a great deal of variety.

Still an early access game, Broforce offers many other modes at varying stages of completion and even offers a custom level design utility, with hundreds of custom maps ready to play and many more appearing on the horizon.

Even at this early stage, Broforce offers a lot for the asking price and is definitely one of the most promising early access games yet released.

Unfinished it may be but it offers almost instant gameplay gratification - no fuss, no filler, just good old school explosive arcade action.


(Final score reserved for release of final retail version.)
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