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 (11,815 reviews) - 97% of the 11,815 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2015

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November 23, 2015

BROFORCE LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE UPDATE



WATCH THE UPDATE TRAILER

NEW BROS!

The latest update to Broforce includes two new lightning wielding bros of Lambertian origin, the immortal Brolander and thunder god Broden, each with their own attacks and special moves.

TACTICAL OPS!

Tactical missions far behind enemy lines... with a single bro. Players can test their Broforce knowledge in these missions and maybe learn a couple tricks in the process.

SUPPLY DROPS!

All bros now have access to new tactical items like All-American Supply Drops™, alien pheromones to distract xenomorphs, and performance enhancing drugs for that extra little boost when the odds are against them.

BROFORCE SOUNDTRACK



The Freedom EP - a five-track album of Broforce music including The Ballad of Rambro and the Broforce theme song - is available for free as part of your Broforce purchase.

You can also purchase the whole Broforce soundtrack produced by Jo Ellis and Deon van Heerden, containing no less than 55 tracks for $4.99...and no, that's not a typo. The soundtrack proceeds go to the musicians, so not only are you investing in some ridiculously cool music, you're also helping said starving musicians to keep making said awesome music.

Featuring the Broforce theme song by Strident, ultra-patriotic tracks The Ballad of Rambro and The Star Spangled Banner, massive percussion ensemble level music, power metal stings and epic hybrid scoring boss battles, this is the sound of a vinyl needle dragging over a disk made of pure testosterone.

It also includes a ton of bonus tracks, such as music from the (mumble mumble)-Award-winning Expendables 3 tie-in game, ExpendaBros, the original proof of concept tracks, and that fiddly-fiddly guitar solo that plays at the end of the levels. Hell yeah!

Deon gives us some fun facts about the making of the Broforce soundtrack:

▪ Personnel:
Deon van Heerden (Composition, arrangement, guitars, MIDI programming)
Christian Burgess (Drums and percussion)
Jo Ellis (Production, mix and master. Also bass and additional guitars. And cowboy hat.)
▪ The album's massive percussion tracks were achieved by blending sample libraries with countless layers of live percussion - played by Christian Burgess of Strident - recorded at Jo Ellis' Blue Room Studios, as well as the Ladismith Church Hall.
▪ This live percussion included standard drum kits, anvils, rain sticks, tablas, djembes and Chris' own body. You know, because we could.
▪ The album features none of those amp simulators the kids are using nowadays. These are all Vintage Marshalls, baby. A Super Bass and a JCM800, to be precise.
▪ We used 12 different guitars; partly for a rich, varied sonic experience, and partly (well, mostly) just because we could.

ROAD TO FREEDOM!



Road to Freedom is the new series that presents a tell-all depiction of independent game development. Set during the final days of Broforce's 3 year development, Road to Freedom provides a frank look into the lives of the people behind the bromance, and delivers their stories in ways as hard-hitting and explosive as Broforce itself.

Episode 6, which will be live in the next two hours, is an epic recount of the final moments to launch. Experience what it was like for us, the Free Lives team, as the clock finally hit zero. If you've missed the previous episodes, you can catch them all on our YouTube channel:
F R E E L I V E S

BROFORCE MERCH

Not sure where to get Broforce merch? Our overlord publishers, Devolver Digital, can sort you out HERE.

We're also using the services of RedBubble, a global marketplace for independent artists, to bring you some amazing fan made merchandise, as well as our own official merch. Right now we have the Broforce logo available for you to order as a t-shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker and all things brandable HERE. We'll be adding more art for you soon.

You can also browse fan made art HERE, or submit your own!

Below: Turkey bomb, by Vesner in Poland


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October 8, 2015

BROFORCE FINAL RELEASE SET FOR 15 OCTOBER!


The United States of America – The freedom loving developer Free Lives and their democratically elected publisher Devolver Digital have announced that international sensation Broforce will shed its Early Access shackles and proceed with Operation Full Release on October 15. The full launch of America’s favorite freedom simulator will include a new set of challenging campaign missions as the bros charge into Satan’s stronghold for a final confrontation in hell with the dark lord himself!

To celebrate this forthcoming triumph of electronic entertainment, Free Lives and Broforce musician Deon van Heerden have released the ultra patriotic Freedom EP – a five-track album of Broforce music including The Ballad of Rambro and the Broforce Theme. The Freedom EP is free as a thank you to Broforce Early Access owners from now until launch on October 15 after which it will be prohibitively expensive but that’s capitalism for you. Get it now for free on Steam and crank it at home, in the car, or during a hostage situation.

Watch the BALLAD OF RAMBRO music video!


“Broforce is the culmination of decades of American military superiority distilled into one sweet ass motherfucking video game,” said US Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. “It’s even got versus mode and online co-op, bro.”

P.S. If you've ever wanted to take a sneak peek behind the scenes of our studio as we develop this labour of love, check out the first few episodes of ROAD TO FREEDOM on our YouTube channel F R E E L I V E S!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDw15_6P1IOIzHKV7vrzB9g

"Set during the final days of Broforce's 3 year development, Road to Freedom provides a frank look into the lives of the people behind the bromance, and delivers their stories in ways as hard-hitting and explosive as Broforce itself."

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Reviews

“Beneath Broforce's bad puns and bulging biceps lies a brilliant ode to action cinema and retro gaming.”
8.8/10 – IGN

“Play this game. Play it for America.”
9/10 – The Escapist

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

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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or Later
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant video card
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended.
Helpful customer reviews
1,936 of 2,109 people (92%) found this review helpful
2,330 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
Pre-Release Review
When I started playing, I was British... I left American.
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1,253 of 1,445 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,394 people found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
Early Access Review
a calm and realistic representation of the average American

11/10
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242 of 248 people (98%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
209.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
You can literally punch Satan so hard he explodes.

I could stop the review right there, 'nuff said. Except no, there's so much more to it than that. Broforce is more than just a one-track gag, it's a love letter to 80s and 90s action heroes wrapped in an homage to Contra, Metal Slug, and with a little Worms for good measure.

At first glance, the game may come off as simply a novelty. But they didn't just take a generic character, slap the name Rambro on him, and call it good. Every single character in the cast of over 30 has a great deal of love and detail worked into them. Each character has a unique primary attack, a special attack, and a melee attack. Rambro has a trusty machine gun and versatile grenades, whereas Bro Heart has a claymore and the ability to scare enemies by screaming at the top of his lungs. If a character is played by Van Damme, you better believe he can deliver split kicks to terrorists' faces.

Therein lies Broforce's "gimmick:" You start each level with a single life and a random Bro you've unlocked so far. Freeing a Bro trapped in a cage will grant you another life, while also swapping your character to another random Bro. Thus, you have to decide between keeping your current character, or getting the extra life. It's a simple mechanic when you get down to it, but it adds a huge amount of replay value to the game - You'll rarely beat a given level the same way twice.

Each character, given that they're completely different, has their own upsides and downsides. Brocketeer may lack the raw firepower of the other characters, but his jetpack lets him rocket punch dudes and make crazy jumps. MacBrover's dynamite may be less straightforward than a gun, but timed right can cause absolute carnage. Of the gigantic cast, there are maybe one or two characters I try to avoid, and even they can get the job done.

Part of Broforce's charm is in its sheer hilarity and the number of things you can do. I once threw a guy at another guy, killing them both...The second guy was a suicide bomber, however, so he exploded, sending a dog flying through a door, which killed another guy as it opened. You can kill a guy by hitting him in the head with a flash grenade. You can kill Satan by throwing another Satan at him (the latter Satan also dies). You can throw your claymore, which decapitates everyone in its path. Someone out of range may try to shoot you, but your claymore, now stuck in the ground, will reflect the bullets right back into his evil face.

That's not to say Broforce is completely without faults. In all the carnage and chain-reactions of destruction, it is pretty easy to die, especially when most characters die from a single shot. There are definitely some deaths that feel like they were unavoidable, such as an explosive barrel falling on top of me from offscreen. The reason why I completely forgive this, however, is because of how fun the whole thing is. Death usually has little consequence, so an annoying moment here and there are easily remedied by the barrels of laughs in between. It's definitely a game that's more fun than frustrating. As someone who's not particularly hardcore, the game has never been so frustrating that it made me want to stop playing.

Multiplayer makes the game even more fun and more chaotic. Depending on the level, adding more players can make the game easier (because of the multiplied firepower) or harder (because of the added chaos and thin-spread lives), but almost always makes it more fun. You can high five one another (triggering slow motion), flex together, and if you really want you can drop the rescue chopper on their head. Everyone starts the next level with exactly 1 life anyway, so messing around at the end of the level is surprisingly consequence-free.

Along with the main levels, there are challenge levels, which when completed unlock powerups in the rest of the game. You can call in an "All-American Supply Drop", aka a nearly-invincible mech with the american flag plastered on in place of a windshield, or take some steroiVITAMINS that let you throw dudes like Superman and scare enemies with your homoerotic grunts.

At the end of the level, after you've shot Satan in the face (or punched him so hard he exploded, or thrown him off a cliff, or beaten him to death with his own minions, or scared him so hard he jumped to his death), you (and your friends, on the rare occasion you coordinate everyone's jumps correctly) board the rescue chopper and fly off into the distance, as a rockin' victory theme plays and the entire level explodes for no discernible reason.

That's a perfect image to sum up Broforce: Over the top, ridiculous, nonsensical fun. It would have been very easy for the developers to take the game's concept and turn it into a one-track novelty that doesn't actually amount to much. But Free Lives is the prime example of what a game developer should be. They didn't just put time, money, and effort into this game: They put love into it. They clearly weren't just trying to make a quick buck, they made Broforce because they loved the things they based it off and wanted to share that with other people. Broforce is a game that's a great idea in theory and an even better idea in reality. It is, quite simply, one of the greatest games I've ever played.

Play this ♥♥♥♥ing game.
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948 of 1,104 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,353 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
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486 of 554 people (88%) found this review helpful
584 people found this review funny
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
American forgein policy simulator 2016.
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