Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Aug 31, 2018
    100
    A thrilling adventure game that is sure to please, Strange Brigade does almost everything right. There were too many things I liked about the game to mention (graphics and sound are also top notch). This isn’t Rebellion’s first third-person shooter, and the growth of quality has increased with maturity. The Egyptian theme is everywhere, from the menu system to the excellent narration. It’s as if you were playing an action movie, with the brigade seeming to have their own personal agendas that happen to coincide with saving the world. After the credits roll, you’re more than likely going to go back to the menu and continue playing.
  2. Aug 27, 2018
    90
    Strange Brigade is a treat. One that’s jam-packed with action, charm and personality. Everything from the game’s multi-branching level design, to its impressive variety of enemies and weaponry, rarely fails to excite. The game’s mashup of heavy combat, puzzle solving and collectible-seeking, makes for a gorgeously detailed adventure that’s constantly fun and dynamic. This is among Rebellion’s finest work to date.
  3. Aug 27, 2018
    90
    However you decide to play Strange Brigade, one thing is for certain: you’re going to have a hell of a lot of fun. The storytelling and humour balanced against an excellent mixture of gunplay, adventuring and puzzle solving works incredibly well. And the world created by Rebellion is an absolute joy to explore. It takes the formula set by Zombie Army Trilogy, but expands on it in pretty much every way: it’s funnier, better looking, more varied, and bigger in all senses. As far as third-person shooters go, Strange Brigade is up there with the best of them.
  4. Aug 27, 2018
    85
    Strange Brigade is Rebellion's dynamic and content-rich new IP. Although Strange Brigade doesn't shake TPS genre up, it's well executed, shootings are enjoyable and a wide variety of enemies and puzzles. With its impeccable artistic style, Strange Brigade is interesting and pleasant enough to give it a chance.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2018
    80
    A stylish, unsubtle but solid co-op shooter with lashings of old-school charm. [Nov 2018, p.75]
  6. Sep 5, 2018
    80
    A title that wins if you play it with someone else but does its job very well: effective online fun and with the necessary playability to enjoy your adventures over and over again.
  7. Sep 5, 2018
    80
    I really enjoyed my time with Strange Brigade. It was both fun and exciting to see what the next level had in store for me, and having some buddies to play it with made it even more fun. Even if you don’t have friends to play it with, the random joined player can’t really mess you up and playing solo isn’t a bad deal either. While some of the levels can get a little long in the tooth, it was a fun ride that I think any action shooter fan will enjoy and get a lot out of even for only 8-10 hours. Give it a shot. You may even chuckle at some of the narrator’s jokes.
  8. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    Whilst Strange Brigade may pose a striking resemblance to Rebellion’s Sniper Elite series in certain areas, this is certainly a game that holds its own. With enjoyable combat, luscious locations, fantastically designed puzzles and some brilliant storytelling, this is certainly a game that leaves a lasting impression.
  9. Aug 27, 2018
    80
    There’s so much to like about Rebellion’s squad shooter that most of its negative points cease to matter very much. It’s not perfect by any stretch, but it’s a confident romp by a developer that knows its audience.
  10. Sep 26, 2018
    79
    Despite some of its shortcomings; I highly recommend playing Strange Brigade. Yes, the loot system can leave much to be desired, and the gameplay can be a bit frustrating at times, but it’s great fun, especially with friends. Oh, and the addition of lots of collectibles and a horde-like mode add a high replay value. It’s a solid title to add to your collection. Grab some friends and go onward Brigade!!
  11. Oct 1, 2018
    78
    If you're in the mood for a co-op shooter, Strange Brigade is a worthwhile pickup. The game has many unique modes of play that keep it from getting repetitive quickly. I had a lot of fun with the game, especially in co-op, but also in single player as well. The game mainly shines when fighting enemy waves and all modes focus on enemy combat but there is some good variety thrown in during campaign to keep it feeling fresh.
  12. Sep 5, 2018
    75
    Strange Brigade has a nice mix of third-person shooting, puzzles, and humor that ends too soon and costs too much.
  13. Aug 27, 2018
    75
    A wondrous shiny, if slightly flawed, treasure that's deserving of your time, Strange Brigade is enormously entertaining when played solo, even better when you bring a troupe of fellow adventurers along for the ride. Strange Brigade is indeed rather strange, but it's also ripping good fun, best played with a nice cup of tea. Preferably Earl Grey.
  14. Aug 27, 2018
    75
    While Strange Brigade can be frustrating at times, the charm of its 1930s world, the wonderfully exaggerated English alliteration of its narrator, and solid level design, combat encounters, and four-player co-op make it a strong, stylish third-person shooter.
  15. Aug 27, 2018
    75
    Despite a largely forgettable story, Strange Brigade has a lot of charm because of its campy nature and likable, chatty characters. While best in groups, this will also suit patient types who’ve got a good shot and lots of time to kill. Kudos to Rebellion for taking a chance and delivering something wildly different from Sniper Elite.
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  1. Aug 28, 2018
    Rebellion serves up another enjoyably pulpy shooter, though Strange Brigade struggles to stand out.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Aug 31, 2018
    8
    There is a huge amount of content for you to get to grips with and the best thing is that the content has tons of variety which means there isThere is a huge amount of content for you to get to grips with and the best thing is that the content has tons of variety which means there is tons of replayability as well. The presentation side of the game gets a lot of things right and both the visuals and sound design make the gameplay a very immersive experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the gameplay because there are quite a few different elements in play at the same time and these elements combine together flawlessly. There are lots of weapons and lots of enemies you can use these weapons on and I’m pleased to say that defeating these enemies never got boring. The puzzles that are present in the game are pretty creative and they do a good job of breaking up the usual gameplay. Sometimes the shooting mechanics in the game didn’t feel as smooth and responsive as they should have been. It can be a little repetetive when played on your own so I do recommend that you play the game with others. Does Strange Brigade do enough to get a recommendation from me? All in all I’ve been following Strange Brigade’s development quite closely over the last few month’s because from the moment I first saw it I was intrigued by its uniqueness and it looked like a game that was right up my alley. Thankfully after sinking a number of hours into the game it’s quite clear that Strange Brigade has had a lot of love and effort placed into it and when the game gets into full flow you end up having a fantastic experience. There just seems to be always something that’s going on in this game and every little intricate part plays a vital role in the overall setup, which in the end means you very rarely get bored with this game especially when played with other people. It can be a little repetetive when played on your own and you do notice a few issues with the shooting mechanics when played this way, but this really is the only problems the game has and when it’s all said and done Strange Brigade gets a massive thumbs up from me because it really is very good. Full Review »
  2. Dec 8, 2018
    2
    Le développeur Rebellion a développé vite fait ce "Strange Brigade" à partir de son "Zombi Army Trilogy" : un copié-collé sous une nouvelleLe développeur Rebellion a développé vite fait ce "Strange Brigade" à partir de son "Zombi Army Trilogy" : un copié-collé sous une nouvelle présentation (égyptienne) avec des momies furieuses en lieu et place des zombis.

    Comme dans le Zombi AT, le jeu vise clairement la coopération multi-joueurs, même s'il inclut une campagne en solo avec un seul personnage... mais qu'on soit seul ou à plusieurs, on retrouve le même côté répétitif et bourrin, bourrin et répétitif... c'est toujours la même chose et ça devient très vite très chiant.

    Pire, la voix off du "narrateur" assez horripilante donne un autre côté hystéro-bouffon à l'ensemble dont on se serait bien passé, sous couvert d'un humour (?) des plus douteux pour ne pas dire très bête. Le jeu reste assez joli et tout-à-fait jouable, car étroitement dérivé de ZAT, lui-même dérivé des Sniper Elite 3 et 4... mais sans l'infiltration évidemment ! Quand on vous parle de recyclage, ce n'est pas qu'une simple vue de l'esprit ici...

    C'est pour ça que j'irai quand même jusqu'à 2, pour l'effort. Un effort bien paresseux et bâclé, indéniablement.
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  3. Aug 29, 2018
    8
    Not Bad. It has a certain charm. It is quite intense when the mummies and zombies raid in large parties. the puzzle elements add a twist.Not Bad. It has a certain charm. It is quite intense when the mummies and zombies raid in large parties. the puzzle elements add a twist.
    graphically above par. For me just like the excellent sniper elite 3 and 4, this game is enjoyable and looks excellent value for money, IMO.
    It wont suit all type of players but so far very positive and different. In this age of cloned games, I look for games with a difference. This is such a game. If its anywhere like the snipe series this will be tremendous fun and long game.
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