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  • Summary: Share in the epic journey of two brothers, as they set out to find a cure for their dying father.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. Oct 1, 2015
    90
    This is a fairy tale of "hope" and two brothers will bring the weight to the end.
  2. Aug 26, 2015
    90
    Sense of wonder, emotions and clever approach make for an overall brilliant game that goes well beyond its technical limits.
  3. Aug 19, 2015
    85
    Brothers is a beautiful tale of love and loss. A marvelous adventure that will hit your heart.
  4. Aug 13, 2015
    80
    Enchanting and unique, this is a very welcome new member of the PS4 family.
  5. Aug 17, 2015
    80
    The worldless storytelling is some of the most compelling of the year and the purposefully frustrating control system an outrageously daring experiment.
  6. Aug 14, 2015
    80
    The best way to play the game on consoles and it's very much worth playing if you're yet to experience it.
  7. Sep 8, 2015
    72
    Style and emotions remain deliciously unchanged, yet this re-release on current generation consoles isn't exactly a luxurious one (and it's even pricier than before...).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    This game is a story telling master piece. First, lets talk about the beauty of this game. It looks gorgeous, and I believe it could competeThis game is a story telling master piece. First, lets talk about the beauty of this game. It looks gorgeous, and I believe it could compete with 2019 graphics. Now the story is well made. It focuses on the two sons (Brothers) and doesn't drift away from there story too much. Now there still is a story with their mother, and father, but it emotionally ties in with the brothers frustration and depression. I could awe about the story line all day, but theirs also some neat mechanics within each chapter of the game that gives brothers a unique taste. One other thing I like about Brothers is its co-op when playing with people. Doing puzzles with Friends or Family is very fun.
    I hope you buy this game, it would be a very pleasant experience with friends, and family, or just as a standalone experience.
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  2. Aug 29, 2017
    10
    Puzzle game with no dialog, and yet, it got very emotional. It's probably my favorite game of all time. It's only 3 hours long, and is on salePuzzle game with no dialog, and yet, it got very emotional. It's probably my favorite game of all time. It's only 3 hours long, and is on sale all the time. Totally worth it. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    that best I have played in an indie game. I had no idea when I bought it what it is and by whom the scenario is basically written. now I knowthat best I have played in an indie game. I had no idea when I bought it what it is and by whom the scenario is basically written. now I know everything. I liked the music the picture the gameplay the puzzles the plot and generally the original way you handle the 2 characters. game that any lover of the genre must have played. Expand
  4. May 20, 2018
    8
    I m a little bit torn on this game. The visual presentation and atmosphere is great. I love the adventure of the sons. The controls can be aI m a little bit torn on this game. The visual presentation and atmosphere is great. I love the adventure of the sons. The controls can be a little confusing at times because the left side of your controller will be used for one brother and the right side for the other. Although there is not much of a hazzle or dying in this game, so it wont be much of a deal.

    The puzzles are nice and not overcomplicated. Most of the time you can discover a secret or two alongside the road which can be acquired afterwards via chapter selection also. At first I thought of this being a cute relaxing game mostly for a younger audience, but I have to revise this. The sub tone of this game has a dramatic note and at some point a dark theme where you can for example rescue someone from hanging themselves. Also you wander through a forest within which hung people are displayed. This irritated me alot because the rest of the game was also suited for under aged youngsters.

    The playtime is pretty thin. I guess when you are used to controllers and go straight it ll turn to be a 3-5hr journey. There is no real dialog in this game, its some sort of mumbling and pointing to the solutions.

    After all I still suggest to grab this game although I d strongly advise to go for a deal of 9.99 or less because of the short playtime and the overall thin content. Still the atmospheric and lovely art is making this a worthwhile a heart breaking trip that you dont want to miss.
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  5. Mar 23, 2017
    8
    This is a great puzzle-platformer with a love-it-or-hate-it control scheme. The story is simplistic, and the dialogue is in a sort ofThis is a great puzzle-platformer with a love-it-or-hate-it control scheme. The story is simplistic, and the dialogue is in a sort of fictional foreign language. Yet it's very easy to follow the plot, which progresses and actually becomes more and more fascinating.

    The story is very well-done and emotionally driven. I won't spoil any more about it, you just gotta play it. good game, could be longer....but well done.
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  6. Sep 29, 2019
    8
    A fun and emotionally intense game. The controls can be a bit messy at times, but for the most part, it's a great experience.
  7. Jan 15, 2020
    5
    Very predictable story and not a lot of game play. I was quite disappointed with this one.

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