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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

Rating Summary

Based on 65 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

42%

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Based on 65 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneDec 20, 2013
PCMay 21, 2014

Developer: Press Play

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Join Max on his great adventure!

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Strong Head
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Weak Head
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IGN

6 / 10.0
IGN

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a beautiful platformer, but its lush graphics only mask the frustrating controls.

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Eurogamer

7 / 10
Eurogamer

But there is no denying the sense of accomplishment when you solve a puzzle, arranging the branches, vines and spouts of water in the correct way and then successfully manoeuvring Max across them and safely into the next screen. It's a game that makes you feel smart and, unlike Limbo, never surprises you with unforeseeable traps: there is always an opportunity to stand back, assess and, finally, execute. It's a somewhat short, enjoyable and inoffensive game that delivers on the potential of its mechanical promise, if not its narrative premise.

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Metro GameCentral

6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A solid idea but the implementation, especially on a standard controller, doesn't really work – leaving with you increasingly little incentive to save Max or his brother.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

With gorgeous visuals, inventive puzzles, and a fresh creative take on the platformer genre, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a welcome addition to the Xbox arsenal.

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