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VIDEO | Expendabros might be the best piece of free bromotional material we've ever played

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Action Games, Broforce, Devolver Digital, Expendabros, Free Lives, Let's Play, PC games, The Expendables 3, Videos

VIDEO | Expendabros might be the best piece of free bromotional material we've ever played

Expendabros is a free game. Think of it as an extended demo for the excellent Broforce, that just happens to feature some of the characters from the upcoming Expendables 3 movie. I know, the last time there was an Expendables game, it was one of the worst pieces of interactive excrement we've ever had the misfortune of playing through.

But this is basically Broforce. And, as anyone who's played Free Lives' games or seen any of our amazingly brofessional coverage of it will testify, Broforce is awesome, dumb, arcadey fun.

Forget those free Doritos games that Microsoft pumped out on Xbox LIVE, forget Zool and its Chupa-Chups. This is quite possibly the best piece of advergaming we've seen in a long time, possibly ever. It's not a true film tie-in per se, but even if it was, it'd be a damn sight better than most tie-in games. Because its free. And awesome.

You can try it out for yourself (and then download Broforce proper for more crazy explosive pixellated brilliance and online multiplayer), but I also threw together a little video last night that may be the least professional thing I've ever made. You can watch it after the jump. Apologies to any and all who do. There are many swears, terrible impressions, Darkness-esque moments of falsetto singing, and lashings of maniacal laughter.

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Broforce bronly £5.99 on the Humble Store, bro

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Early Access, Free Lives, Indie Games, PC games

Broforce bronly £5.99 on the Humble Store, bro

Broforce (early access) | The Humble Store | £5.99 (save £3)
Broforce Preview | Broforce: Challenge Carl

Half insane run & gun platformer, half homage to every bro-out action movie ever and all early access legend, Broforce is my tip for one of the very best games of 2014. Seriously, it's a hoot and a half, especially in 4-player cooperative action. The Humble Store will save you an extra £3 until 18:00 this evening.

Don't get mad, bro. Get Broforce.

Challenge Carl | #2: Broforce - Assassin Run

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Features
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Broforce, Challenge Carl, Digital Devolver, Free Lives, Gameplay

Challenge Carl | #2: Broforce - Assassin Run

Having managed to come out on top for his first challenge, Carl is back to take on another in today's episode of Challenge Carl. Given to him by fellow Dealspwner Jon Lester, the task is simple - play through Free Lives' over-the-top platformer Broforce and only kill the devil boss at the end of the first three levels, with no collateral damage whatsoever.

We've captured the highlights of Carl efforts, so watch as he attempts to do stealth runs in a game all about blowing up as much stuff as possible, see how the challenge becomes much more than intended, and generally witness Carl's descent into madness thanks to minefields and dogs.

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Game Night | Broforce - #OOOOOOOOOOOH

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
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Broforce, Free Lives, Game Night, Videos

In today's episode of Game Night, the trio are the height of bro-fessionalism as they take on side-scrolling action-fest Broforce from Free Lives. Trust me when I say, it's bro-sesstial viewing for everyone.

Just remember - it's not over 'til it's BRO-VER. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.

BROFORCE Hands-On Preview | The Ultimate BRO-Down!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Action Games, Broforce, Bromance, Devolver Digital, Free Lives, PC games, Platformer, PS Vita games, Rezzed 2014

BROFORCE Hands-On Preview | The Ultimate BRO-Down!

BROFORCE is utterly outrageous in all the best ways. This rambunctious sidescoller puts us into the boots of over a dozen legendary action heroes, homages to everything from Judge Dredd and Commando to Men In Back, Machete, Rambo, Robocop, Terminator, the A-Team and Die Hard for starters, then runs us through an orgy of huge guns, massive explosions and gore aplenty in a quest to bring peace to the world through gloriously over-the-top ultraviolence. It's outstanding - and it isn't even finished yet.

Having caught our eye ever since its reveal, we made a beeline for BROFORCE at EGX Rezzed... where it managed to turn two bro-fessional games writers into fist-bumping, whooping, hollering reprobates in only a few short minutes.

Now that it's available on Steam Early Access, it's high time we took a closer look Free Lives' patriotic blast'em up and explain why it's handily one of our most anticipated games of 2014.

BROFORCE Hands-On Preview | The Ultimate BRO-Down!

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BROFORCE BROtally BROdacious VideBRO Preview | BROfessional Journalism!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Action platformer, Bro, Broforce, Free Lives, Games previews, PC, PC games, PS Vita, PS Vita games, PS3, PS3 games, PS4, PS4 games, Rezzed 2014, Videos

BROFORCE BROtally BROdacious VideBRO Preview | BROfessional Journalism!

BROFORCE!

It's all in the name. This cooperative run & gun platformer is utterly outrageous in all the right ways, letting us control awesome homages to classic action movies and throwing us into massively destructible levels in the name of RIDICULOUS ACTION. BROchete? BRO Dredd? Indiana BROnes? Brade? BROdell Walker? The BROminator? They're all there, and more besides, all ready to make stuff explode in the most epic of ways.

As an example, Carl took down a helicopter with a katana. Not unlike a boss.

We'll bring you a more in-depth preview soon, but here's what happened when Carl and I got to grips with BROFORCE at EGX Rezzed. Forget professionalism, because we've got BROfessionalism. Which is just as good, except with 100% more high fives and naked from the waist up.