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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Broforce Forever (2015) is a running, jumping and shooting game where you play characterised familiar masculine heroes who use excessive force to defeat enemies. It's a frantic, brash adventure with many weapons and characters to play around with. It's a familiar side-scrolling run-and-gun formula but adds a sandbox feel with the sheer range of characters and ability to bash through the terrain.

You play by running through levels, attacking enemies and liberating areas by ridding them of terrorists. In areas protected by baddies, you can swap characters to access each one's special ability or signature weapon. Half the fun here is the diminutive characterisation of movie stars: Rambro, Bro Hard, Bro Max, Broheart, and Bronan the Brobarian.

As you progress, things can quickly become overwhelming if you aren't careful, so it's important to use each character's strengths to the fullest and blow up the terrain to put the enemy in bad positions. Boss encounters can be challenging too, with unique attack patterns to throw you off.

The result is a joyously over-the-top challenge where explosions and quips are the order of the day. It's a challenging game, but equally silly which makes the whole thing feel more approachable.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Broforce Forever 9 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting, Platform and Shooting game with Action and Adventure elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 12 hours to complete. The story takes a few hours to complete, but Broforce Forever also includes an arcade mode and level editor.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence. Violence consists of small human characters using a variety of military weapons against each other. Graphics are limited but there is plenty of blood and gore to be seen in this typical arcade shooter.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood and Gore, Mild Language, Use of Tobacco, Violence.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players might struggle to kill difficult bosses and need perseverance to complete tricky levels. The silliness of the challenge makes it more approachable and fun. To bet some of the jokes you need to know movies like Conan the Barbarian or Die Hard.

CostsCosts

Broforce Forever

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/10/2015, updated in 2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Fighting, Platform, Shooting (Action and Adventure)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Free Lives (@FreeLives)


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