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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 228 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 228

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  1. Feb 27, 2014
    1
    i've never experienced a game as boring as this. The only thing it has going for it are the beautiful aesthetics and good sound track but other than that there's no reason i would recommend this game to anybody.
  2. Jan 25, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I created an account just to review this game. I though it was something special to look at but I never got the hang of controlling two characters at the same time. Then the ending came, talk about a waste of time. The death of a young man while on a journey to save a sick older man undermines the whole reason for going on the journey in the first place. I'm sure the dad would have preferred to die instead of sending his son to death so it made the whole game feel pointless. You'll play through the game to save a life only to lose one even more important. This game is terrible & I hate it. I really wanted to like it but they killed the kid for "emotional impact" when all I could think was "Are you kidding me?!?! Why did I just spend three hours playing this game if the outcome solves nothing!!!!!!????" There is no resolution here, just a Frenchman's desperate attempt to pull on your "heart strings". Get out of here. No more Starbreeze Studios games for me. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2014
    3
    I only played for about an hour so my opinion may not be as good as some of the others. The controls were nice that is where the 3 comes from but that was the only feature I liked about the game. The graphics were boring, with each location looking like the previous with a different layout. They chose to go with a weird language that added nothing to the story, could have just made everyone mute. I got stuck in the landscape twice and had to restart from checkpoint. Glad this was free as part of playstation plus or I would have been upset. Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The games plot-line is very generic, and the ending really upset me, even though it was extremely predictable. The action and puzzle to the game was adequate and fulfilling, but the story was needlessly prolonged given the outcome. Expand
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. Some games stay etched in your memory because of the emotional journey you experienced, like The Walking Dead, The Last of Us or Ico. Brother: A Tale of Two Sons does not quite belong on that list, but it does come very close. [October 2013 p.94]
  3. Sep 19, 2013
    100
    If you're the sort of person who thinks video games are capable of not just entertaining us but also making us think and feel, you owe it to yourself to play Brothers.