Choose your vehicle, weapons, pilot, and defense. Assault the districts of Solo Nobre, then escape or die trying. Your choice.
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Very Positive (243 reviews) - 94% of the 243 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 2, 2016

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June 2

Brigador has left Early Access!

It's been a long road, getting from there to here, but Brigador has finally left Early Access!

We'd like to thank those of you who voted for us on Greenlight and all of our testers from before and during Early Access for your feedback and support. And all of our contractors and middleware providers for their hardwork. And our families and friends for their help and encouragement through the years.

We hope you enjoy the game, and let us know if you have any issues. If you enjoy the music, be sure to check out the OST by Makeup and Vanity Set.

-- WELCOME BRIGADOR --

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May 13

Brigador ship date & announcement of OST, Vinyl, Audiobook!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRYc0HLWePo

Hey everyone!

We're excited to finally announce that the Brigador v1.0 will be launching June 2nd, just 3 weeks away! Much of the new content is in now in place, we're just waiting on a few more changes before posting our final Early Access update prior to launch.

In addition to the game launching, we've also got the soundtrack and audiobook coming as DLC-- you can access it now via the main page or directly HERE, though you won't be able to purchase until the June 2nd launch. Vinyl editions of the soundtrack will also become available for purchase on June 2nd as well for $15; we'll post the links when available.

We're really proud of the work our collaborators have produced, 2 hours of original music and a 5+ hour audiobook chronicling a Loyalist platoon's journey through Solo Nobre when the city starts to burn. I'll be streaming parts of the book a few times between now and release via Twitch for anyone who would like a preview.

PC Gamer was courteous enough to run a full page on all this new content, if you'd like to read more you can find it here: http://www.pcgamer.com/brigador-is-releasing-in-june-with-an-unusual-extra/

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About This Game

Great Leader is dead. Solo Nobre must fall. Here is your contract

Brigador is an isometric mech action game full of intense, tactical combat. Fight your way through the streets of Solo Nobre in a 21 mission story campaign as well as a free play mode with endless variety.

Choose from a wide variety of vehicles, weapons, and pilots to suit your play style.


Blast through fully destructible environments and face off against 3 different occupying factions. Discover tactics and unlock new options as you clear the city.


Features

  • Blast your way through completely destructible environments.
  • Unlock a selection of 40 weapons and 45 mechs, tanks, and hovercraft for a wide variety of play styles.
  • 20 high detail, hand-crafted levels for free play mode: short, high intensity playthroughs against randomized faction & enemy spawning where every run is different.
  • 21-mission story campaign-- learn the fate of Solo Nobre
  • Original soundtrack by Makeup & Vanity Set, 2 hours of original music!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later.
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 5770 / NVIDIA GTX 460 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Intel Mac OSX 10.7.4 or later.
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5000 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse + middle mouse button required.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 5770 / NVIDIA GTX 460 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Very Positive (243 reviews)
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RoundMound
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Brigador is better than I expected. The first few tutorial missions weren't that impressive, but as soon as the action started for real, I found myself coming back for more. Where the game has a description of 21 missions, it's actually many more since you can repeat that level with smaller, whimpier mechs. It's a little pricey and should have controller support, but I like supporting independent devs. Metric tons of fun!
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Tristan
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Controls are slightly strange but easy to get used to. Game overall is fantastic
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dazed100x
( 30.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm really enjoying this game, moreso than any I've played in a long time. Challenging "you vs. the world" combat in customizable mechs/tanks/antigravity vehicles with multiple weapons loadouts & specials. The soundtrack is great & you can destroy anything on the map.

Learning the controls (tank controls for two vehicle types) & tactics is not hard, but mastering them is. The campaign mode ramps up in difficulty but the freelance mode is a great way to practice & try different loadouts. A fun basic gameplay loop combined with the high degree of customizability in freelance gives the game great replayability.
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bh___
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
this oppressive future based game has:

retrospective sound tracks
fascinative neons
eliminative megawatts of laser
destructive HE rounds
disintegrative raincoats
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( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Best music and best isometric mech action game.
1980s music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu4HhtpDApE&feature=youtu.be
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Armsel
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Very fun game with unique style and very engaging mechanics. Plenty of customization in terms of type of mech (3 "classes") and a plethora of weapons and defensive measures. Blowing up other mechs and buildings (the levels are entirely destructible) feels "crunchy" if that makes sense. Like in a good way.

Also blasting jury-rigged technicals full of space marxists with autocannons and radiation guns feels good fam
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Ligthert
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Long story short: You control a variaty of vehicles and their two weapons against a barrage of hostile units happy to kill you. Deploy a large variaty of tactics to avoid them or take them down. And this all in an isometric view with gorgeaus visuals accomanied by an excellent 80s synth soundtrack or an awesome audiobook. This beautifull game is hard as a coffin nail, and I like it ( a lot ).
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TFJ
( 41.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Great Leader is dead. Solo Nobre must fall.

Once in a while, comes a game with a strong, unified vision and a perfect execution of that concept. Brigador is a such a game. Everything, such as the amazing art direction, excellent controls and novel lore, comes together to form a unique experience in the tactical shooter genre.

Before setting out on your run, review the terms of your contract.

Bem-vindo, Brigador.
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bnej
( 23.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
It's a shooter, it's tactical, there's a lot more variety than it looks like on the surface. Guns blazing/stealth is a real choice. Death comes swiftly if you're careless, and is a wrench after a long level.

Two ways to play - campaign missions are varied, short and hard, and unlock in sequence. Freelance lets you choose your risk/difficulty/reward payoff and play longer missions.

Fundamentally the gameplay is really solid - you need to plan your approach and get through without burning through all your ammo or getting cornered and obliterated. There's more than one way to do it, and it can take a few goes to find the approach that works for you. Getting the hang of aiming and using cover is key.

I melted a bunch of robots from the other side of wall using a black hand irradiator, it was great.
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Toje
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Simply put, I am in love with this game, its rewarding and fun.

I love the lore to death, everything drips the perfect game for me.

Kicking ♥♥♥♥, and destroying buildings, a great time indeed.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Brigador is an intense isometric 2D shooter that brings back memories of classics such as Future Cop, Syndicate, Desert Strike and more. It offers a plethora of pilotable machines and weapons for you to customize your loadout. Are you ready to return to the 1990's? If so, try out Brigador.

Putting aside the fact that this is an indie game, it's the type of game that's hard to come by these days. It looks, feels and plays differently and feels fresh. Why is that? Well, mainly because games haven't been made like this since the mid 90's. They were somehow forgotten as we made the switch to 3D games. Then suddenly out of no-where, this under-rated/overlooked masterpiece got released proving that no matter how great a genre, it's very possible that gamers have forgotten what fun is all about... and to my amazement this game hasn't received the splash that I feel it should.

Now that all that mushy stuff is out of the way, you basically play as a mercenary who takes contracts to wipe out any opposition. The camera is placed far away at an isometric angle so to give you an idea of scale and purpose, people are as small as ants and if you so choose, you can stomp on them with your 60ft mech and watch their blood spray like putting ketchup on your friday night burger.

The depth of gameplay is huge here, you can play stealthy with a Fallout-esque power suit that cloaks or you can play as a Godzilla sized mech with all out firepower. Every vehicle has it's own special ability and two weapons and since every vehichle can be customized to your specific needs, it really adds to the strategy but don't be fooled, although this game looks like a common twin-stick shooter by the screenshots and video, it is not! The controls are another beast entirely, the game uses tank controls and take some getting used to but when you do, it's so much more rewarding.


Pros
  • Beautiful 2D graphics in a custom made in house engine
  • Amazing soundtrack that compliments the cold sci-fi atmospheee
  • Wide arrange of vehicles to choose from
  • Deep customization
  • Fully destructible environments
  • Smooth 120fps gameplay with no framerate issues as hundreds of enemies flood the screen
  • The most impressive lighting I've seen in a long time
  • Dev tools are included out of the box
  • Endless survival mode
  • Great Keyboard and mouse controls - even on touchpads
  • The first game of Steam to feature an Audio-book as dlc

Cons
  • No multiplayer
  • No controller support... (yet)
  • Tank controls may turn people off
  • Limited to 1440p (maybe just me? I have a 4k monitor so...)

Final Thoughts:
If games wouldn't have made the jump to using 3D polygons in the early 90's, and contunued to perfect the use of 2D sprites, we'd have more games like Brigador today. Brigador stays true to that classic 90's gameplay you knew and loved while utilizing more modern advancements in technology to enhance and perfect that familiar feeling. For example, when we play games like Desert Strike again, we'll notice things like the low resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio limit, framerate issues, low load times, etc. They've aged horribly. So to all you gamers who miss that era of 90's action-packed shooting fun but want to keep technical things current, this is for you!


Rating (10 out of 10)

This review was written for and is published on the Lit Reviews [LR] curator page.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Great Leader is dead. Solo Nobre must fall.

Once in a while, comes a game with a strong, unified vision and a perfect execution of that concept. Brigador is a such a game. Everything, such as the amazing art direction, excellent controls and novel lore, comes together to form a unique experience in the tactical shooter genre.

Before setting out on your run, review the terms of your contract.

Bem-vindo, Brigador.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A well crafted and nuanced game with incredible variety. Brigador rewards twitch skill and careful stealthy gameplay alike, with everything inbetween. The controls are smooth, gameplay feels just right, and theres always a different way to approach a situation. Feels like a classic right out of the gate.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Excellent style, tactical combat, awesome synthwave soundtrack. If you like(d) 90s isometric action games like Soviet Strike, etc. you need to get this one.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
The best kool aid man simulator I have ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
It's a shooter, it's tactical, there's a lot more variety than it looks like on the surface. Guns blazing/stealth is a real choice. Death comes swiftly if you're careless, and is a wrench after a long level.

Two ways to play - campaign missions are varied, short and hard, and unlock in sequence. Freelance lets you choose your risk/difficulty/reward payoff and play longer missions.

Fundamentally the gameplay is really solid - you need to plan your approach and get through without burning through all your ammo or getting cornered and obliterated. There's more than one way to do it, and it can take a few goes to find the approach that works for you. Getting the hang of aiming and using cover is key.

I melted a bunch of robots from the other side of wall using a black hand irradiator, it was great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Giant Mech that stomps buildings? Check.

Play either aggressively or all sneaky beaky like? Check.

Yes, please. Make moar games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Simply put, I am in love with this game, its rewarding and fun.

I love the lore to death, everything drips the perfect game for me.

Kicking ♥♥♥♥, and destroying buildings, a great time indeed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Long story short: You control a variaty of vehicles and their two weapons against a barrage of hostile units happy to kill you. Deploy a large variaty of tactics to avoid them or take them down. And this all in an isometric view with gorgeaus visuals accomanied by an excellent 80s synth soundtrack or an awesome audiobook. This beautifull game is hard as a coffin nail, and I like it ( a lot ).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
5 Reasons you should get this:

1.) Lots of customization and fun upgrades system.
2.) YOU CAN DESTROY EVERYTHING. (Except extraction ships.)
3.) Challenging. Not easy, but fair. And you'll love it.
4.) Light but interesting story that you can easily dig into not only in the game but also from the book and audio book made by the developers.
5.) Great KB&M controls.
(I know some say the controls are bad, but in my opinion they are just fine. The controls are a bit different to get used to but the devs have made it easy to get used to them through updated tutorials. I only had difficulty with them for the first 30 minutes of playing.)

Great game if you love challenging and brutal (but fair) gameplay with a great sound track and perfect 80's neon aesthetic.
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