Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 22, 2014
    70
    Brothers is one of those games which won't disappoint you if you are looking for something different. However, you must keep in mind that this game is short, even though it's a great game, it's not a long one and it won't offer anything new if you replay it.
  2. Jun 12, 2013
    70
    This is a puzzle-platform game pared down to its base essentials, with a sweet, simple tale and an artfully imagined world wrapped around that core. [July 2013, p.122]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 266 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 52
  2. Negative: 4 out of 52
  1. Sep 5, 2013
    10
    This game or should I say "interactive experience" is absolutely outstanding. This is exactly what the game industry needs, a breath of freshThis game or should I say "interactive experience" is absolutely outstanding. This is exactly what the game industry needs, a breath of fresh air and creativeness.

    The art design, sound and music, and character development is beyond expectation. A lunch price of $14.99 is an absolute steal for a gem like this. I can see myself playing this game multiple times as the tale is that gripping.

    The team at Starbreeze has done an excellent job and I support their efforts and hope to see more gems from them in the future... Enclave II please
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  2. Sep 4, 2013
    9
    Already on my best-indie-games-ever list, along with other gems like Journey. What a beautiful, haunting game. And so, so original. TheAlready on my best-indie-games-ever list, along with other gems like Journey. What a beautiful, haunting game. And so, so original. The setting is gorgeous (with a Nordic/fairy tale thing going on). You play as two brothers who depart on a quest to save their father (there's no text nor dialogue, just some sounds that resemble some sort of language, but we always understand what they mean). The brothers are different in terms of physique and personality (the older is stronger and more mature, while the younger is thinner and more aggressive). And controlling both of them at the same time the epicenter of the game's mechanics is original, engaging and sometimes quite challenging. But a good challenge; the one where you know what needs to be done, and you just work your way through. Playing a game like this just makes me so grateful for this generation of gaming and the ascension of these indie wizards. We would never be able to play something like that 10, 20 years ago; and think of what is yet to come! This game MUST NOT BE MISSED. Full Review »
  3. Sep 5, 2013
    10
    This game is so much heavier than i originally thought. I was not very impressed by the beginning and I didn't really like the controls butThis game is so much heavier than i originally thought. I was not very impressed by the beginning and I didn't really like the controls but then... Wow. The feeling this game made me feel, it's just amazing. Some parts of the game just made me sit with my mouth open in rapture. Full Review »