Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an action-adventure game where you control two brothers at the same time with a single controller. After their mother passes away, they must find some water from the Tree of Life to save their father. The controls weave into the narrative in powerful ways, making this a unique and moving experience. On the Nintendo Switch you can play cooperatively.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 07/08/2013

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @StarbreezeAB


Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.


Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons usually costs £9.99 to £14.99. 

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

Xbox One £14.99
PS4 £14.99
Switch £9.99

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons: Trial

PS3 Free
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 16 with occasional moderate violence in the UK and ESRB TEEN in the US with violence, blood and crude humour.

Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 13+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The gameplay skill required is a good match for younger teenagers, with problem solving, manual dexterity and lateral thinking.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@StarbreezeAB) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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