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After their mother passes away, the two brothers must find some water from the Tree of Life to save their father. With no option for failure, the brothers must rely on each other using their individual skills to protect one another and overcome the obstacles ahead in this unforgettable journey.
Play leans into this narrative with controls that change as things develop. In particular, controlling each brother at the same time with one the sticks adds a sense of collaboration and tension to the traversal, puzzles and platforming. In this way, you solve puzzles, discover hidden stories, traverse dangerous locations, and fight deadly bosses.
The result is a journey of sibling companionship that speaks of the powerful bond not only between brothers but also with parents. The updated and polished Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake version of the game has been rebuilt from the ground up to recreate the characters and landscapes of the original.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
For the remake you can play two controllers on all systems.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Mild Language, Violence. Players traverse platforms, solve puzzles, and interact with enemy giants in a fantasy setting. Some sequences depict brief instances of violence: a man struggling while dangling from a noose; a boy punching and strangling a character in a dream sequence. One scene, set among mountains, depicts rivers of red blood. Small blood-splatter effects occur when attacking giants; giants' bodies may contain streaks of blood on them. A director's commentary contains the words “a*s” and “p*ssed off.”.
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. The gameplay skill required is a good match for younger teenagers, with problem solving, manual dexterity and lateral thinking.
Release Date: 07/08/2013, updated in 2023
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Accessibility: 11 features
Components: 3D Third-Person