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 (5,204 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.”

Approximately 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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January 23

WWB5 - XTREME UNDERGROUND!!!

Remember all those times a barrel landed on your head an exploded? Everyone does. EVERYONE. Your theme for this Weekend Workshop Brodown is:

XTREME UNDERGROUND!!!

It's time to go deep Bro's. Make your level go down, down, dooooowwwwwn! Set up over head traps and tough navigation paths - make an impact on evil. And make it a deep impact.

Add WWB5 in front of your level name!

Check the thread for guidelines and rules
http://steamcommunity.com/app/274190/discussions/0/617319460824658095/

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January 9

WWB4 - AcBRObatics

We're back on Bros! We've changed it up so you now get two weeks to submit your level. Submissions now close on the second Monday after this announcement! Your theme for this Weekend Workshop Brodown is:

ACBROBATICS

Use the Bros' advanced maneuvers to scale high rise buildings or navigate treacherous jungle depths! This one's about big jumps, tough landings and riding shock waves.

Don't forget to Add WWB4 in front of your level name!

Check the thread for guidelines and rules
http://steamcommunity.com/app/274190/discussions/0/617319460824658095/

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“....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.

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Early Access Review
Four words.
Do you even Freedom?
Unfortunately for those on my friends list right now, you don't seem to even Freedom.

In all seriousness that I can muster right now, Broforce is fast, two-dimensional, and action-packed. Many characters, fan-campaigns, Co-Op mayhem, and guns that blast freedom into your foes. Or rockets. Or fire. Whatever you're using.

I recommend this game, though I think you should find Expendabros and try that out; it's a somewhat-outdated Expendables-based reskin/promotion of the game, and should help you to get an idea of what Broforce is like.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
You play as old school action hero's like Blade, Rambo and John Matrix. Wait why is Neo here? ♥♥♥♥ THE OLD SCHOOL ACTION HERO CONCEPT AND LET'S ADD A 1999 CHARACTER! 10/10 WILL BLOCK BULLETS AGAIN!
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
'Merica
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
It's Contra, with destructable terrain and an overdose of 80's action movie testosterone. What more could you want?
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
1. Start level
2. Kill about 20 soldiers to get to the last quarter of the level
3. Stand there, as The Brominator, dismembering every mother****er in sight with your minigun.
4. Didn't notice that installation in the tunnel ceiling.
5. Spinning Saw comes down and races across the screen, precisely through the middle of where you stand.

10/10 Would get eviscerated again
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Early Access Review
BROFORCE (you have to say it as a growling shout, or you don't do the game justice) is a game about action heroes. Actual action heroes, as it turns out. Oh, sure, the names change. But with a list of playable characters that includes "Rambro", "MacBrover", and "B.A. Broracus" I think we all know the score.

Don't worry, I'm going to try to steer clear of mentioning any but the earlier-unlocked characters in this review. For the best effect, I recommend not spoiling the list for yourself. One of the most fun parts of Broforce is the anticipation of the next unlock, and witnessing the reveal to the sound of the character's name being shouted by the thoroughly-manly announcer.

BROFORCE is a run-and-gun platformer. The game moves briskly, but not so much so that you can't keep up. It's a nice speed that feels appropriately actiony without feeling unfair. Controls are slick and responsive. Deaths will usually be your own fault, and are accompanied by a noticeable lack of frustration. We all know that feel, right? You die in a game, have to start the level over, and curse either very loudly or under your breath, depending on who's nearby. In Broforce, I don't have that. The game plays so well, the action so entertaining, that having to try again only serves to prolong the enjoyable experience.

The environments are almost entirely destructable. The effect reminds me of Worms, but with a little more detail to it. When you destroy some dirt, a block or two above it may also crumble. Destroying the ground underneath of a support will cause the support to fall apart piece-by-piece. Blocks in ruins will fall and crush anyone underneath. You can blow up explosive barrels, of course, but you can also send propane canisters rocketing satisfyingly into anything in their path, pushing enemies through walls and then detonating after a short distance. Think the conclusion to the final battle in the film version of Kick-♥♥♥.

The main draw of the game is the still-growing number of Bros to play as. You don't get to pick your Bro, they're randomly chosen from the ones you've unlocked so far. Unlock more Bros by rescuing more P.O.W. Bros from cages through the game. Each Bro rescued gives you an extra life and turns you into a new Bro. The new Bros are unlocked after you do this certain numbers of times. At the moment, I believe it takes some 300 rescues to catch 'em all.

The other way to change Bros is to die (and have at least one life remaining). I've seen people complain about not being able to choose who to play as, but I stand by the current model. It's the same sort of thing I really enjoyed about the way Bastion forced you to use each new weapon for a short time. You can't just pick one thing that works and run through the entire game using only that thing. It would get boring before you were even halfway through, and there's not a chance you wouldn't blame the game for that. Having to use each one, whether you like it or not, allows you come to appreciate the pros and cons of each instead of ignoring the new thing to stick with your favorite.

The Bro lottery simply means that you have to develop your tactics on the fly. Let me tell you, I hated MacBrover at first. Instead of firing bullets at everything, you now have to throw timed explosives at them. And his special is just a remote-detonated version of that. What a rip-off, right? WRONG. SHUT UP. YOU SIT BACK DOWN AND YOU LISTEN, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ YOU. Turns out, MacBrover is pretty much the bane of most bosses. Most Bros can only shoot straight ahead. They may have a special that lets them lob a grenade or whatever. But those specials are limited, and the grenade will honestly probably just bounce a safe distance away from your target, anyways. MacBrover's explosives will detonate more-or-less exactly where you drop them. And since it's his main attack, he can do this infinitely. Find a nice perch and unload, man. Plus, I mean, once you get the hang of it, dropping explosives so that they stick to the general rabble is pretty fun, too.

Now imagine an entire game, FILLED with Bros, all of whom have their pros and cons just like MacBrover. Now imagine that you never know who you'll be playing as next. Getting somebody who meshes well with the situation at hand means plowing through that situation while your heart drips with physical glee. Getting somebody who isn't perfect for the situation means being confronted with a fun challenge where you have to work your way through it like a man.

There's a good variety to your enemies, as well. You'll kill loads and loads of the basic mooks, but you have big guys, dogs, bomb-tossers, and more. Each of the bosses manages to be pretty unique. I mean, you know, they're mostly just giant death machines that fire big guns at you. But they move differently, fire different types of big guns in different trajectories... look, point is, you won't get bored of the enemy variety, alright?

BROFOOOORCE is still in Early Access, meaning you can expect loads more content in the future. At the moment, one playthrough will probably run you maybe 3-5 hours. The game's enough fun, though, that you shouldn't be surprised if you play it all over again once you're done. Maybe in co-op, this time. The Steam Workshop will extend the length of the game quite a bit. Plus the new Alien campaign (inspired by the Alien series of films) is only just around the corner, and that'll help. New Bros come out now and then, and the devs still have more ideas up their sleeves. You shouldn't be afraid of the "Early Access" label on this one. You'll get your money's worth.

I mentioned co-op. There are actually several multiplayer modes. Co-op is the main one. At the moment, online co-op can be a little laggy at times. It's not perfect. It's not terrible either, though. I've played through the full campaign with a friend, and while there were times where the effects of my friend's actions would play out before they actually performed those actions (often resulting in everything turning into sudden explosions and chaos so that I quickly lost track of what was going on, and usually died as a result), as I said, we did finish the campaign, and the majority of that time consisted of both ♥♥♥♥♥ and giggles.

There is an issue with the way the online game treats things like the local game, however. Even online, the screens tries to keep everyone in it at once. If it fails, then it will focus on one person, meaning that the other player can't really see what they're doing. 98% of the time, this isn't a problem. But there was one boss that moves vertically that really tripped us up. My strategy is to climb the boss as quickly as possible. My friend's strategy is to not do that. He immediately finds himself offscreen, dead, and waiting for me to ride the boss to death or success.

I'll probably update this review every now and then until the game is out, and then I may or may not rewrite it to reflect the final product. If you don't see anything after this paragraph, then the former hasn't happened, yet. If you're even reading this paragraph, then the latter hasn't happened, yet. Anyways, get some BROFORCE, bro!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
Really fun game. Has large variety of bros, including Brominator, Brade, MacBrover and many more. Includes extreme amounts of America! and Broness. Remember, you have been warned.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Early Access Review
I grew up in the 90s on a steady stream of the best-worst action movies. They were over the top, stupid, and loud as hell- Everything America stands for. And they were great.

BROFORCE toes the same line as many of those old action flicks. It's a celebration of testosterone, bullets, and bombs, taken to the nth degree +1. If Stephen Colbert and Torgue Flexington developed a game, it would come out a lot like this.

And it's magnificent.

The controls are better than you'd think with a keyboard. They're tight. Responsive. It takes getting used to, and a controller would be better, but it's not bad.

The gameplay is simple and open-ended in a great way. You could go all out and dive straight in like a madman. You could take your time and pick out the best possible attack route... Or you could defeat your enemies by exploiting the environment, which is the most patriotic way.

All that aside, BROFORCE is one of the few games I've played in a while that's just plain fun. No intricate plot. No dark, brooding hero. No 'LOOK AT HOW GRIMDARK AND BROWN THE WORLD IS, BLOO BLOO BLOO'. You shoot, stab, and explode your way through everything ( including your friends ) in a colorful world, and laugh the whole time.

Awesome.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
This Game is Amazing you blow ♥♥♥♥ up as Famous Movie Characters Reimagined for the game, truely a great Vietman War Simulator with Indepth Character Design and homage to scenes Related to the Characters in the films, Such as Agent J's Noisy Cricket Ability to send J flying, Machete's Beautiful Moustache, and the Definition of Bruce Campbell (aka. ash williams,) Chin and Mr T's Gold Chain and earrings. They even have 2 versions of Chuck Norris. They even got James Bond (007) Now, That ♥♥♥♥ Cray.

11/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
SO GOOD!! An amazing couch co-op experience. If you and a buddy are looking for a game to play together, this is the one. Can be very unforgiving at parts but makes beating the levels that much more fun.

There are tons of characters and you are randomly assigned one with each new life, which really keeps the game play fresh. Each character plays quite differently than the other: some throw bombs, some are melee-oriented, some have guiding missiles or different types of guns, and so on.

Definitely recommend.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
Great side scrolling shooter. You play as "bro" versions of many action movie characters: Die Hard, Judge Dredd, Commando, Robocop, Terminator, etc. Multiplayer is tons of fun. My roomate claims that there are too many explosions...there can never be enough explosions.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
Be a bro and BUY THIS GAME!

The price I think is just right (maybe needs to be 5$ less) but don't let the "Early Access Game" tag put you down.

It's an amazing action platformer! With so many characters (or Bros) you can have a different playstyle everytime! There are SO MANY ways to either complete the mission, or be isolated on a little island by destroying everything and not be able to go anywhere, or just shoot you helicopter down... ya...

Seriously buy this game, it's AMAZING.


P.S. You can make some AWESOME levels!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
What I can say about this game... Firstly this game uses pixel style, of cause a lot of people like it and this greate. We can play the most famous star of the best films. If we mix it we'l get BROFORCE!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
Extremely Suprised. I picked it up for $8(Had a coupon + Steam Sale). I was expecting the game to be an okay game I would play for thirty minutes. It is a great game. But it is not worth $15. Pick it up during a sale
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
Listen up, Maggots!

First and foremost this game is brosome.

That's, of course, if you are into retro style games. There's a lot of bang for the buck, it requires little HD space, plays almost completely without bugs (almost? - I didn't discover any so far) and has a really nice atmosphere to the 80's kind of action punch hard, shoot fast, blow up, die hard hero.

You'll find old friends like Brobocop, Broman the Barbarian and other Snake Plisskin like characters, funny dialogues (really, there are dialogues??), and a kind of irony that will make you chuckle a lot.

However, after a while, you can sure overplay it. So, since it takes only little space on the disk - I leave it there, and grab it from time to time and now it has been a loooong time I've played it. It fits very well into the gaps of not knowing what to play because you played it all and are so fed up with it that you think you might focus on your real life again, because maybe, just maybe you're missing out on job, wife, kids, sport and food. F@ck that!

But - most and foremost: this is absolutely mindless fun, democracy, freedom, 'Murica... all taken with such self irony, that you scream every 2 seconds: open up, mofo, FREEDOM IS HERE! And I am not even American. But this one teaches you HOW to be American, truly American, 'murically American!

'Muricalously it is not the jokes you get fed up with. It's the repeating gameplay. But hell, who cares?! Just leave it, Bro, and grab it later...

best quote: "...and watch those b@stards go down in a blaze of democracy!"

It is a play it from time to time only game, there is no real goal apart from proceeding to new arenas, no real reward apart from level jumping - but if you're fine with that and look back to streetfighter, duke nukem, commander keen and alikes with nostalgy - this one sure is for you!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Early Access Review
The singleplayer is good, but the strength of this game lies in multiplayer. I promise you, play this game with your friends and you all will laugh non-stop! Can't wait for the achievements! Love this game!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
A 2D side-scrolling shoot-em'-up with destructible terrain and intimidating bosses. Takes the best aspects of Contra, Metal Slug, Terraria, and Mario and beautifully meshes them together in a high-octane, nonstop action, multiplayer patriotism simulator. God Bless America.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
#WORTH!
Yoy should really bye this :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Early Access Review
Literally all of my favorite tv show/movie characters are in here.

PLUS, it's actually funny.
And it's unbelievably satisfying and fun.


Supporting this for a lonnnng time...

It's almost like a roguelike, it's that so much filled with content. Im just, blown away..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
Super fun and super stupid!
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