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  • Summary: Egypt, the 1930's. Erased from ancient history and buried in a nameless tomb for 4,000 years, Seteki the Witch Queen has risen once again. Only one troop of daring heroes can stand against the fearsome power of Seteki and her army of mummified monstrosities: The Strange Brigade!

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    Egypt, the 1930's. Erased from ancient history and buried in a nameless tomb for 4,000 years, Seteki the Witch Queen has risen once again. Only one troop of daring heroes can stand against the fearsome power of Seteki and her army of mummified monstrosities: The Strange Brigade!

    Explore remarkable ruins, solve perilous puzzles and uncover tantalising treasure while blasting your way through an array of undead enemies in thrilling third-person action that's certain to bring out your inner adventurer!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Sep 11, 2018
    90
    I wasn’t expecting a huge amount from Strange Brigade, but what I got was a really enjoyable experience both offline and online. This was a pleasant surprise, as generally I’m not someone who would usually play online if I can avoid it. The fact that even I preferred playing online speaks volumes about Rebellion’s efforts in making a game that’s best played in co-op. There are a few things that could have been done better, but nothing that can’t be overlooked. This is one of my favourite multiplayer games in a very long time.
  2. Aug 27, 2018
    85
    Strange Brigade is enormous amounts of fun whether you’re playing in co-op or single-player, and you’ll more than get your money’s worth from it.
  3. Aug 27, 2018
    78
    Strange Brigade, with its pulp magazine taste, is a good action co-op to play among most demanding titles. Unfortunately, the amount of content at day one is limited, holding back the score, although Rebellion has announced additional campaigns and new characters to expand the game after launch.
  4. 70
    Rebellion’s new co-op shooter is overall solid and enjoyable, although the fun doesn’t always come from what you may expect – collecting rare figurines and even Hathor’s Ladle (yes, that’s an artifact!) can be more gratifying than shooting hordes of the dead. The game is definitely a league apart from similar titles, and its unique and distinctive 1930's feel contributes to making it fun for anyone.
  5. Sep 17, 2018
    70
    Strange Brigade is a solid recommendation for anyone looking to dig into some old school third-person shooting wrapped in that Left 4 Dead campaign style with an added bit of 1930s distinct flavour. Strange Brigade isn’t a stand out title, it’s most likely not going to be on any Game of the Year lists, but a game doesn’t have to be innovative if it can capture something fun, and Strange Brigade does that. Not only is it a decent looking title that isn’t too demanding to run on a PC, but it takes its theme and runs with it confidently, offering a bloody good time with friends blasting through an Egyptian themed world that I don’t think I’ve been able to do in that setting since Serious Sam 3: BFE.
  6. Mar 11, 2019
    65
    In this co-op game you will find a great fun adventure with comedy, puzzles, banter and high jinks. But even with all that, the game falters and stumbles to the side with its high price tag, DLC, loot being shared between all players but picked up by only one, the very lack of players in the multiplayer sections, and a rather short campaign.
  7. games(TM)
    Oct 4, 2018
    50
    Fun but not daring enough to be memorable. [Issue#205, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jul 17, 2019
    10
    Fun every time. Great detail, lots of guns, the sound effects are riveting. Just an all around fun game especially every time you play it haah
  2. Aug 29, 2018
    10
    I liked the game very very much. I would like to tell the hole story, about the gameplay, the sound, but i am too astonished to do so at the moment.
  3. Sep 15, 2018
    9
    I first encountered Strange Brigade during a meeting with Rebellion at E3. Although we only had a limited play session, we were impressed withI first encountered Strange Brigade during a meeting with Rebellion at E3. Although we only had a limited play session, we were impressed with the game as it was a very pleasant surprise.
    The game is finally here and now the public can enjoy the winning mixture of action, puzzles, comedy, and nostalgia. Playing as one of four characters in a 1930s setting, players can play either solo or co-op as they explore and battle around Egypt against an ancient evil.

    Armed with pistols, grenades, shotguns, rifles, and machine guns, players must batter endless waves of supernatural enemies who are determined to stop you no matter the cost.
    Thankfully you can give out a ton of damage from punches to your arsenal, as well as special crates that allow players to purchase additional weapons for a limited time that can really help clear things out.

    There are also numerous traps which can be triggered and it is very satisfying to watch a horde get cut to shreds in a blade trap or impaled and roasted with others.

    Players will be able to upgrade their weapons as well as increase their ammo supply at various checkpoints along the way.

    Players will also have the option to solve puzzles to get additional loot as well as access to other areas of the map.

    The characters also have a magical amulet which allows them to open various objects but also allows them to collect energy from dispatched enemies and use it against them when a sufficient amount has been collected.

    The levels are very engaging and include tombs, dig sites, market places, and other locales which also have plenty to keep players engaged.

    Rebellion has announced that a 5th playable character will be available at launch and there are at least three other players coming down the road.

    There is a big difference in character play as I enjoy having the rapid-fire approach of a Machine Gun but some may find the single shot rifle or a thunderous shotgun more to their liking. I found the shotgun to be a devastating weapon but having to reload after two shots makes it harder when playing on your own as you can get overwhelmed fast.

    The variety of enemies is good as undead walkers do make up the bulk of the enemy force but there are Mummies, Pirates, and armor clad guardians who take a bit of damage before they go down.

    The game also has an interesting feature in that there is an announcer who narrates the action and chapters with witty quips that gives the game a sense of the old-style action serials of old.
    Players looking to take a break from the campaign can play a Horde mode where enemies come in waves and players must use gold to purchase access to other areas and weapons. There is also a score mode where players have to race through a level causing as much mayhem as they can along the way.

    Strange Brigade is a very fun game that once I started to play I could not put it down. I actually completed the game solo and now look forward to playing the campaign with a team so we can try other tactics and explore other areas.

    The graphics and sound of the game are solid and it moves along at a very crisp pace which allows players to have fast action and smooth movements.

    I am really looking forward to see what DLC will follow as I absolutely love this game as Strange Brigade is a winning and fun adventure that is not to be missed.

    4.5 stars out of 5
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  4. Oct 30, 2020
    8
    A slightly different take on co-op shooter games, given that there's puzzles to solve in addition to the usual combat shenanigans. NotA slightly different take on co-op shooter games, given that there's puzzles to solve in addition to the usual combat shenanigans. Not especially difficult puzzles - and many of them purely optional, for extra goodies - but still a factor that makes communication between players a tad more necessary than usual (especially on those dang-blasted "timed" events, which sometimes require players to coordinate their efforts from different positions)!

    It's still possible to play alone, but a tad more challenging, and not nearly as fun. This is one game that was definitely designed with multiplayer in mind. Think Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, with mummies and minotaurs instead of goose-stepping undead, and you're pretty warm. Add a touch of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, and a sprinkle of Monty Python-esque humour and you have...Strange Brigade.

    Overall: a wee better than Zombie Army, and substantially better than a wet fish to the face. But do be sure to bring a friend.
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  5. Jun 20, 2021
    8
    Recently got this game on switch, a fun and witty narrator combined with very good co-op mode makes this a must have for those fans of oldRecently got this game on switch, a fun and witty narrator combined with very good co-op mode makes this a must have for those fans of old time adventure films. But the meh solo mode and the super overpowered dlc guns made it annoying to buy the dlc to do well solo. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2021
    7
    Strange Brigade
    Not strange enough
    Strange Brigade is a coop 3rd person shooter, imagine indian jones meets tomb raider, metts uncharted,
    Strange Brigade
    Not strange enough
    Strange Brigade is a coop 3rd person shooter, imagine indian jones meets tomb raider, metts uncharted, but with none of the crazy moments to keep you pulled into its 6 and a half hour journey…
    you choose one of 4 charcters to go through this campaing either solo or with friend.. I played solo.. and this game is super challenging if you do so.. not dark souls level, but you really have to carfully pick and choose battles, here youll be running around these little maps, shhoting the undead in your way, and solving super simple puzzles.. that’s it.. that’s the game.. its super hcarming with its chaacters and narration, but otherwise this is a world you’ve seen dozens of times.. its easy to get bored with how repetitive and unenjoyable it actually is to get through if youre playing by yourself… maps here feel like overwhelming mazed despite being fairly linear.. so why not just make then linear in the way a division or outriders is… I for one am not a fan of feeling overhwlmed in games, and strange pregade constantly made me feel this way… youre basically running around trying to find puzzle, solve, it, or clear a room to move on.. where the fun comes in.. at leastp laying solo is when you find these special crates oyu ca buy epic weapons from and just clean house,.. this is when strange brigade is at its best.. when I was having an absolute blast… otherwise if youre playing solo, there isn’t much fun to be had here…there is no amazing story or crazy moments during the campaign that begs you to push through.. this feels like a game where you have a bunch of dumb fun with friends, shoot some undead while a 1930s voiceover narrates everything going on.. and for that reason I can appreciate what this game is and what it sets out to do….
    its just a shame its hard to enjoy playing alone..
    Bring some friends though, and Strange Brigade can be a blast
    I give Strange Brigade
    a 7/10
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  7. Mar 20, 2021
    0
    Waste of time. Extremely boring and unoriginal. The game design of this game is like 20 years behind

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