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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: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Sep 11, 2018
    70
    If you’re looking for a fun game that doens’t take itself too seriously, Strange Brigade is the game for you!
  6. Aug 31, 2018
    70
    Puzzles seem designed to slow you but never halt you and thus they aren't that interesting. The same can be said for repetitive objectives and visuals. It reads like a laundry list of problems, and yet it remains a lot of fun anyway thanks to strong enemy variety and a frantic pace to the action. If you're looking for a co-op shooter that doesn't demand a lot of you other than good aim and a few good friends, Strange Brigade is a smart choice.
  7. Aug 27, 2018
    60
    A season pass promises new characters and campaign missions. I can only hope they also bring along much needed variety to the gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 7, 2019
    10
    This is my first time reviewing anything on Metacritic but absolutely loved everything about this game, the style and voice-acting,This is my first time reviewing anything on Metacritic but absolutely loved everything about this game, the style and voice-acting, specifically the narrator, were perfectly done and never annoying as tends to be the case in many games if not done properly.
    All of this helped create the 40's action movie atmosphere perfectly, along with the menu style and neat little touches here and there. I enjoyed the horde-level like ending of each mission and the fact that you're able to go straight back into the battle at the latest check-point is great if you need to leave.
    I easily and honestly give this game 10/10 but that's maybe because I love the kind of movies that this game represents and am really intrigued by ancient Egypt so it's maybe just the perfect game for me... my only disappointment is that I've finished the campaign but looking forward to any future updates they bring as the game-play and game engine is solid!
    This game is on Game Pass right now which is the only reason I gave it a go, I would never have known of it's existence without gamepass.
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  2. 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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  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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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