Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Dec 10, 2013
    70
    When Two Brothers works, when it lines up whole scenes that bounce between funny, disturbing, and touching, it shows just how powerful the ideas it's working with are.
  2. Feb 10, 2014
    60
    A charming tribute to Game Boy that people born after 1990 might not appreciate. [02/2014, p.69]
  3. Nov 26, 2013
    50
    Two Brothers will find most appeal with those who grew up in the earlier periods of adventure gaming, when players had to make their own way through the world.
  4. Jan 20, 2014
    45
    It's very much the type of game you play for the story, which has flashes of brilliance that can only be effectively realized in an interactive medium such as this. Unfortunately, it's tied to lackluster mechanics, technical problems, and a disappointing lack of polish.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Dec 4, 2013
    2
    I want to love this game, but it is borderline unplayable due to bugs in its current state on the PC. Gamepad controls on the PC feel a little stiff and could use a little work, but otherwise it seems like a pretty great game if only it weren't so broken. The ideas in the game draw from the tradition of SNES era console action RPGs, but at the same time this game mixes things up and manages to surprise and feel fresh while also feeling familiar. If you're a fan of old school console action RPGs like secret of mana or pre-3D zelda, you'll probably wish this game worked too.

    Bottom-line though, presently, you'll come for the inspired art direction and fantastic music, and you'll leave because you're tired of trying to figure out how to fix your corrupted save data where your character is stuck inside the dungeon's walls. Or you'll leave because you've encountered so many bugs that you can't tell if a death is scripted or the game's code is what is preventing you from exiting the cave that's collapsing around you. I'll be happy to retract this review if they actually fix the game, it seems pretty great when it actually works.
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