Developer: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Current Version: 1.0.0
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Download Size: 8.5 GB - Download
*Note: this version of Brütal Legend is single player only.
Brütal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral action combat with open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere between Lord of the Rings and Spinal Tap, it’s a fresh take on the action/driving genre, which in this case is full of imitation cover bands, demons intent on enslaving humanity and Heavy metal tunes. Featuring the talents of comedian, actor and musician, Jack Black as super roadie Eddie Riggs, as well as cameos by some of the biggest names in metal music it's a wild ride in the belly of the beast that is not to be missed by gamers and Metalheads alike.
The vivid and wildly creative world of Brütal Legend is brought to life through a spate of chrome, leather, rocker babes, epic music, fire-breathing/stud-wearing beasts, mountains made of guitar amps, and more. Follow Eddie as he embarks on a tour of epic destruction with an axe, a guitar, and his minions as he commands the power of rock in epic band battles. It’s lighter-flicking awesomeness that will melt your face clean off.
Brütal Legend’s combat is a combination of classic action slasher and real time strategy mechanics. Melee and ranged combat come from your double-sided broadaxe and demon-slaying, pyrotechnic-creating guitar. Add that 1-2 punch to a guitar solo mechanic that can summon objects, buff your teammates, or cripple your opponents, and you have a deep, gratifying core gameplay combat loop that is fun for the core gamers and accessible for the casual. On top of that, players will journey from Roadie to Rock God by commanding legions of metalheads into Brütal Victory and sending troops charging into battle.
A Streaming Open World
Brütal Legend gives you the freedom to walk, drive, or fly anywhere in a fully streaming open world whose art style is inspired by some of the most iconic and hilariously rad metal album covers ever created. Every vista in the beautiful universe of Brütal Legend looks like it was pulled from a Frank Frazetta painting.
Packed With Cameos and Voice Talent
Brütal Legend is full of cameos from gods of metal like Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Lita Ford, and many, many others. It has a MASSIVE metal soundtrack from every era of metal music: 1970’s classic metal to 1980’s hair metal to the scarier cousins of 1990’s metal. And of course, Jack Black pays the ultimate homage to metal as Eddie the Roadie, continuing the theme from the work of his band, Tenacious D and his previous films like School of Rock and High Fidelity.
The music in Brütal Legend is truly massive. Made up of 108 of the most rocking tracks from 75 different bands representing every sub-genre of metal, it is something to experience in and of itself.
Most Helpful Reviews
THERE IS NO STOPPING THE METAL!!! - Really fun game! Jack Black is THE MAN! Only thing I could ask for is Xbox 360 controller support!!! kthx!!!
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Best Game I've Played on Mac - Waiting for Sim City I seen this the other day and for $9 I said what the hell. Took a while to download but it's over 8GB so be patient. Graphics are great, and the story line is awesome. I've only been listening to rock for two-three years but, this game is freaking awesome. The headbangers are funny and so far I have no complaints except I need a controler. The keyboard works, but it's not a easy as a controller. Must buy for $9 bucks!
Fantastic - The music alone is fantastic. The story line is simple, fun and enjoyable. The hommage to various rock stars is entertaining. This will certainly be a cult classic game. This isn’t a deeply thoughtful story-line. Nor does it have technically difficult sub-games or moralistic intent. It’s a simple, fun, nostalgic time-passing game great for de-stressing if you like Black Sabbath, Tenacious D and heavy metal in general. If you purchase this on the mac (which I assume you are), you might want to change the controls around a little. Using a magic mouse, I had to change the middle button control to something else as well as the CTRL key. I ran this game on a 27” iMac running OSX 10.9 with a AMD Radeon HD 2GB graphics card, 16 GB RAM and a 3.4 GHz i7 core. That’s a 2011 model iMac. I didn’t have a single crash or any other technical problem.
Great, but the map is quite buggy - Map controls are incredibly buggy, but otherwise great.
This game is what got me into Heavy Metal!! \m/ - This game is by far my favorite game of all time! It's fun, challenging, and quite entertaining to say the least!
"Cultish" in more than one way... - Every genre of film has "cult classics," and games are no different. This game is only enjoyable if you're already in the cult. If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you are. If not, it may not be worth your time. Do you like Jack Black or Tenacious D? If so, this game's sense of humor will resonate with you, and you will laugh the whole time; you might even feel awesome on occasion. Do you like metal or Tenacious D? If so, the game's soundtrack, story, and general world will please you. Do you just like Tenacious D? Yes, this game is for you. Here's the deal: as a game, Brutal Legend is neither legend nor brutal. In fact, it's very easy and forgettable. As a hack-and-slash, the gameplay is weak (any of the Dynasty Warriors series is ten times as exciting, despite their incredibly repetitive nature). The controls for the mac version are slightly frustrating, so having a controller is helpful. The game's redeeming strength is the world and story, which are very cult-like (so if you're into demons, blood-spilling, sacrifices, weird robes, and all that craziness…) and metal-like (a few brief examples from early in the game: you do battle with sweet guitars, you'll meet Ozzy and some other musical gods, and you'll recruit headbangers for your army). If music could create a world, the metal world might actually resemtble this game - except that there would actually be things strong enough to kill you. As a whole, 3/5. It has an enjoyable atmosphere and fun characters, but the game itself is not really challenging nor especially fun to play.