Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Emotional puzzler has great role models, some dark moments.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 17+

Good for older kids and parents but not for young one

I like the slow pace story and how it tried to tell a story without words, more gesture. The control is simple too for kids and adults to play. The only thing I didn't like is the story turns out really dark, there are people being hang and tried to hang herself. Furthermore, one of the scene was a battlefield where you can see blood everywhere. I would recommend this to be played by kids above 17+ otherwise kids that too young could have nightmare and distress after playing it.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 15+

There is a LOT of blood

Ok, the game is good. However I would NOT have let my kids play out had a realized that there is a chapter with a bunch of detailed dead bodies that are giants, so you can see them up close. There are RIVERS of blood, that cause your characters to become covered in blood. This game would have been great, without this disgusting and unessesary chapter.

This title has:

Too much violence

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