Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Sep 10, 2013
    70
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons invites you to a classic fairy tale, with two brothers searching for the cure to their fathers illness. The story is somewhat too mundane to reach emotional depth, even if it still is a nice one. The best part of the game is instead the mechanics of controlling both brothers with different analog sticks.
  2. Aug 28, 2013
    70
    It was supposed to be an unforgettable experience, but unfortunately I’ve already forgotten a lot of it. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.74]
  3. Aug 12, 2013
    70
    Brothers' creators talk about it as '2013's Journey', but although being a good game it's just not as brilliant as thatgamecompany's one was.
  4. Aug 7, 2013
    60
    While Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons occasionally succeeds in tugging at the heartstrings, there’s a heavy-handedness that runs through a good portion of the drama—and that’s off-putting. The unique controls take too long to get used to (considering this is only a three-hour experience), and the puzzles are simple and repetitive. The aesthetics are definitely pleasing, however.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 310 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74
  1. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    Wonderfully inventive game with stunning graphics and a breathtaking atmosphere. Follow the two brothers on an epic journey to find a cure forWonderfully inventive game with stunning graphics and a breathtaking atmosphere. Follow the two brothers on an epic journey to find a cure for their sick father. The game feels almost like an interactive story book and brings you back to childhood mysteries and adventures. Although quite short, this is a game that will completely overtake you for a good three/four hours and leave an imprint lasting a lot longer than that. Buy it and discover just how fantastic a video game can be! Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    A beautiful game with unique gameplay and interesting "puzzles" to solve. Mostly stunning graphics and a great mood. Love it and can't waitA beautiful game with unique gameplay and interesting "puzzles" to solve. Mostly stunning graphics and a great mood. Love it and can't wait for a follow up. Full Review »
  3. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    Brothers an almost flawless experience. It is driven by a single vision that seamlessly combines game mechanics, storyline and emotionalBrothers an almost flawless experience. It is driven by a single vision that seamlessly combines game mechanics, storyline and emotional message without compromising either the parts.

    In over four hours Brothers offers more genuine feeling and creativity than most stories can handle the quadruple time.
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