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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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
  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. Jul 30, 2018
    10
    I give a 10, it isn't the best game ever but within it's genre it is the best I have played. Journey and Flower being rated above this isI give a 10, it isn't the best game ever but within it's genre it is the best I have played. Journey and Flower being rated above this is beyond me, I haven't played Rime yet to compare. It is like both of these games except for a number of things: It isn't boring, the game looks nicer, sounds nicer, story more emotional, slightly longer, more fun, easy controls and camera. Yes the camera is awkward every blue moon but nothing that spoils it. It is a short game but considering God of War is 30 hours, I got bored after 1, or 2 hours and traded it in. From bad camera to annoying controls and cringy voice acting, it cost me about £22.50 an hour for 2 boring hours. This Brothers game lasted 3-4 hours, was very satisfying and free with a trial of PSNow. There was something odd and I don't know if it is just the version I played but the language was all foreign without subs. This didn't affect the game as dialogue was very little and obvious what was being said but it seemed weird having no translation at all. It was nice to meet friendly beasts and creatures along with the bad ones, scenery was fantastic, especially towards the end. It is a great concept having one half of the controler per character. I thought the whole control system was incredibly simple but clever and still engaging. Puzzles are simple and help keep the game moving at a steady pace making a great balance between story and cut scenes and gameplay. Just a great game worth your time and money. Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2017
    8
    Interesting idea and concept. Even though there is no words in the game you can still get attached to these characters. And what a unique wayInteresting idea and concept. Even though there is no words in the game you can still get attached to these characters. And what a unique way to play the game with both joysticks. Also the length was great and it didn't overstay its welcome. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A tragic story of two brothers on a journey through a gorgeous and epic world. Giants and semi-familiar creatures are around, as well as some mythical figures. The world is beautiful, even in the linear glimpses I got to see. The story has a twist, who knew the older brother would die while the father lived? It makes this a wonderful coming of age story, with a powerful ending of the younger brother being the strong one as the father breaks down.

    Unfortunately the gameplay is largely boring. While the scenes are beautiful, the game felt long in the tooth despite it being a 2-4 hour game. Yikes.

    The puzzles are kept simple, I enjoyed that. I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the world. I enjoyed the controls and the concept. It's a great game plagued by poor pacing. I recommend this game, but only less than $10.
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  6. Dec 21, 2017
    8
    A touching narrative that will melt your heart. While textures vary in quality to the point where they were distracting and confusing controlsA touching narrative that will melt your heart. While textures vary in quality to the point where they were distracting and confusing controls that I got the hang of right when the game ended, this tale of two brothers makes these issues forgivable. Some small puzzles do get repetitive, but nonetheless a great game. Expand
  7. Nel
    Jan 11, 2017
    6
    Great story, however hated the controls. The game is really short, and should be considered on a sale. The story is engaging, but theGreat story, however hated the controls. The game is really short, and should be considered on a sale. The story is engaging, but the controls are just horrendous. Expand

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