Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (125 reviews) - 96% of the 125 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,596 reviews) - 94% of the 1,596 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 27, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Battle Brothers already offers the chance to experience great tales of heroic battle, triumphs against all odds and devastating losses. We have the ambition to take it way further. A bigger community playing the game helps us optimize pacing and balance, hunt down bugs and improve the game based on the feedback we collect.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're aiming for a full release in early 2017. Until then, we'll regularly update the game with new features and additional content. We publish dev blogs almost every week that explain in detail what we're currently working on and why.”

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

“For the full release we plan on adding a lot of mechanics, features and content both to the worldmap and tactical combat parts of the game. The game already changed a lot since it originally entered into Early Access, and the remaining work includes:

  • A memorial wall for the fallen.
  • A more dynamic world with faction warfare and invasions, and more ways to influence how the world develops.
  • More content: More enemies, items, contracts, character backgrounds and events.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is very much playable and stable with all core mechanics in place. It features several scenarios and an open world campaign mode with 25+ different enemies, 280+ items, 49 character perks and thousands of procedurally generated mercenaries for hire. Campaign gameplay is more sandboxy than the final game will be, as we're still adding quests and meaningful interaction with factions, along with more content and other features adding to the depth of the game, as the Early Access progresses. There will be bugs and the game balance may need some tweaking based on your feedback.”

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

“The final release will be priced higher than the Early Access version. Exact pricing is not yet set.”

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

“We've involved the community from the beginning with the release of our combat demo in April 2014. Since then, your feedback has been invaluable in refining the game and shaping the user interface. Now we feel that the campaign gameplay as well is ready for a larger audience, and we're looking forward to your feedback once more! We encourage you to post your opinion, critique and suggestions on the Steam discussion board or in our official forums at http://www.battlebrothersgame.com
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February 17

Final Update Hits Beta Next Week


Time is about ready for some fresh eyes to take a look at the upcoming final update of Battle Brothers. During the course of next week, the update will hit the beta branch. Do understand that it’ll be in beta for a reason – there’s going to be bugs and balancing issues. We’ll post instructions on how to opt into the beta next week. If you prefer to wait instead until the game is finished, you can just keep on playing and don’t have to worry about any of this.

Until then, here are new episodes of our Let’s Play with a preview of the upcoming update. What new things can you spot this time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XmrzAaJUrQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Oby0r4TsA

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February 10

Let’s Play the Final Update


This week we start a new Let’s Play series with a preview version of the upcoming final update for Battle Brothers. Watch Jaysen race through the early game and point out new things in these first three episodes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wijL0MNazs

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo2QUTweUPs

We’ll be releasing new episodes every few days, so check back to see more new features in action. The update will be released to the beta branch of the game for you to play later this month.

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Reviews

“Now we can add Battle Brothers to the list of Good Mercenary Games. Currently in Early Access, it’s a very lovely thing indeed.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Given its polish, this title is leagues ahead of most Early Access games.”
Start2Continue

“Battle Brothers has the potential to be one of Early Access’s brightest success stories.”
Attack of the Fanboy

What's in the Deluxe Edition?

Just as the normal edition, the Deluxe Edition includes the game in its current Early Access version and all future updates up to and including the full game release. Additionally, all buyers will receive the complete Battle Brothers soundtrack as a digital download once it is finished and released. The game already features more than one hour of music with signature tracks for all the factions and places. The difference in price to the basic edition will go directly to the talented musicians who are creating all the music for Battle Brothers.

What's in the Supporter Edition?

For those of you who really want to support us in the future development of Battle Brothers we also offer the Supporter Edition. Like the Deluxe Edition, this includes both the game itself and the soundtrack. In addition, you’ll get a digital lore book with a lot of background info about the world and its inhabitants, as well as our very first legendary item in the game, complete with a look of its own and a unique background story: Fangshire.



For all editions, please take note that both the soundtrack and the lore book are not yet done and will only be delivered once they’ve been finalized. You can expect them to be done at around the time the game leaves Early Access.

About This Game


Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?

The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.


  • Procedurally generated worldmap, tactical combat maps and mercenaries.
  • Open and dynamic world simulation that is not scripted - your actions can actually alter the balance of the world.
  • All characters come with their own background stories and traits. Want a stuttering ratcatcher, a greedy witchhunter or a drunkard disowned noble?
  • Permadeath. All characters that die in combat will stay dead - unless they return as the undead.
  • Field up to 12 Battle Brothers on large and varied tactical combat maps with different terrain and multiple height levels.
  • Character development without a restrictive class-system. Each Battle Brother gains experience through combat, can level up and acquire powerful perks.
  • Equipment that matters. Different weapons grant unique skills – split shields with axes, stun enemies with maces, form a spearwall with spears or crush armor with a warhammer.
  • Diverse enemy roster. All enemies have unique equipment, skills and AI behavior.
  • A dynamic event system with atmospheric encounters and tough decisions outside of combat.
  • One full hour of orchestral soundtrack with more on the way.


  • A memorial wall for the fallen.
  • A more dynamic world with faction warfare and invasions, and more ways to influence how the world develops.
  • More content: More enemies, items, contracts, character backgrounds and events.


Overhype Studios is an independent game developer studio from Hamburg, Germany. We are devoted to making great games that we want to play ourselves. With Battle Brothers we thrive to reflect the creativity, complexity and originality from the old days when game developers where passionate gamers, not corporate businessmen. While doing this we took a lot of inspiration from some of best games out there: The original X-Com, Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, Mount & Blade and Jagged Alliance.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible video card with 512 MB
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Make sure your video drivers are up-to-date!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2+ Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible video card with 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Make sure your video drivers are up-to-date!

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