The Sexy Brutale

4.2 out of 5
58 User Ratings
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Welcome to the mansion. We hope that you enjoy your stay. . . Experience murders most horrid with this critically-acclaimed, time-travelling adventure.
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About The Sexy Brutale

About this game

Welcome to the mansion.

All the guests are being murdered — horribly! — at this extravagant masquerade party set all across the sprawling and bizarre Sexy Brutale casino mansion.

Then at midnight, the clock re-winds, and the grisly pantomime all plays out again in exactly the same way.

You awake on the floor of one of the rooms wearing a mask with a bloody handprint across it. It protects you from the worst of the evil that lays across the mansion, but you can only watch, spy, and try to learn each guest's secrets so you can save them from their bloody fate.

MURDERS MOST HORRID

10 unique and grisly murder scenarios

  • Witness evisceration by arachnid! (highly creepy!)
  • Observe expiration via immolation! (they burn!)
  • Behold perishing through perforation! (the spike goes right through!)

...and so many more murderous mysteries to solve!

TIME-LOOP MURDER MYSTERY

Everything in the mansion happens on a 12-hour loop, simultaneously

  • What is the gunshot heard across the mansion at 3:45?
  • Where is the bell that tolls after 6 pm?
  • Why are the lights flickering every day after noon?

...it will not stop until you stop it!

MANSION WITH STRANGE GUESTS

Is everyone in this place a weirdo?

  • Clock master Sixpence - a genius mechanic who cannot outsmart a bullet?
  • Blind artist Trinity - so beautiful and talented, but gets into a sticky situation?
  • Brutish bouncer Clay - not strong enough to stomach a shot of pure spider venom?

...they just won't stop being murdered by staff in gas masks!

UNLOCK BIZARRE MASK POWERS

Every life you save grants you a new ability!

  • Not a second to lose? The Clockwork Mask grants control over time!
  • Murderers whispering their secrets? The Moth Mask picks up the quietest of sounds!
  • Ghostly goings-on? The Voodoo Mask opens your eyes to beyond the grave!

...but for every new power comes new responsibilities!

ENJOY YOUR STAY!

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
April 11, 2017
Developers:
Cavalier Game Studios
Tequila Works
Publisher:
Tequila Works
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Puzzle
Point & Click

Story Rich

Adventure
Themes:
Mystery
Detective

Great Soundtrack

Atmospheric

Time Travel
Play Styles:
Time Manipulation
Singleplayer

Stealth
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Win7 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz (4 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition On-board Audio

Critic Reviews

83

Hardcore Gamer

90 / 100
"A marvelous and unique delight of a murder mystery, one you’ll have walked away from feeling shocked over what exactly you just saw play out in the story, satisfied over the...

Destructoid

80 / 100
"Though The Sexy Brutale fumbles a few times -- especially near the end when it rushes toward a narrative payoff -- it never hurts the experience. Uncovering the mansion's...

Game Informer

78 / 100
"The Sexy Brutale’s repetitive nature bogs down what is otherwise a clever title. Tequila Works’ cast of characters are lovably eccentric and its puzzles are consistently...
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
13.46%
Easy
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Just Right
57.69%
Tough
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Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 57.69%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
4.92%
Played It
8.2%
Halfway
11.48%
Beat It
49.18%
Conquered It
26.23%
Completionist! 26.23%  of players have Conquered It

The Sexy Brutale User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 58 ratings
92% of users would recommend this.
4.2

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Recommended

Unique in the genre.
Verified purchase
This is a story-driven whodunnit adventure game. Everything about it is different from other games I’ve played. There is a ticking clock and time system where your goal is to sprint to the right rooms and locations at the right time, solving murders in a roundabout way and preventing deaths in the process. Definitely worth trying for the originality factor.
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ThePonz
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Puzzle-adventure game with a compelling plot, peculiar artstyle and excellent soundtrack: reliving the same Saturday afternoon (Groundhog Day anyone?) trying to save the guests of a masquerade party from brutal murders while putting the pieces together to understand what the heck is going on in the mansion and... won't spoil anymore ;)
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Straightforward, bland, and small hitman-like game, where you save people instead of killing them.

Neuchersky
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Despite being a time loop game it doesn't really feel like it, especially with games that have dozen of manual and auto saves, dying returns you to a save point, stealth missions then you going rambo acquiring some info here and there to restart. The puzzles are basic and straightforward. It feels like a very restrictive Hitman (WoA at least), where you save instead of kill and only doing it in a very specific way. And you can only save one person (or set of persons) per "run" l, once you saved them it's done. No rushing finding the most efficient ways to save them all in one "run" especially with the final upgrade. Final upgrade feels like it's for the collectibles only and it's not really fun.
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Good but Repetitive

Fanatical User
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Good story but repetitive. It is mostly trial and error gameplay where you try to groundhog day the story to completion. It was not for me but the story had me hooked
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Recommended

shostakofish
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Overall an excellent puzzle game! It's aesthetics are interesting and the sound design is nice. Nothing was too difficult to figure out but I also didnt feel like I was being handed answers. The story is fine, but I'd say it's secondary to the mechanics as the focus. This is an excellent game for people who dont mind games ending and arent looking for the most hours/dollar ratio, but appreciate something fun and nice for a while.
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Not Recommended

Nox
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I really don't like it, and I think I'll not finish it. Cause of the very good reviews I expected a least a mediocre game but it is bad game. The good: art style and music (maybe) The bad: No game-play or at least I can't find it. A bunch of technical problems: stuttering, freezes will before opening a door, low frame-rate, ... All rooms rotate and make navigation through the mansion unnecessary confusing. God thanks I was only 1.09 €.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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An absolutely fantastic time loop game, the right amount of challenge without letting you get stuck, set in a very nice atmosphere.
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Recommended

slaveone
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An excellent game! A murder mystery where you get to turn back time as you spy on the staff and guests in an attempt to prevent their murders. What a great idea. There is no penalty to starting the day over, so you can take your time investigating different parts of the mansion, and the ability to turn back time means you can eventually see what's happening at every location at the same time of day. Very innovative. The music is good, the FX give you hints about what is happening around you, and the graphics are fun.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 38% of GameFAQs users said The Sexy Brutale is Simple or Easy. 58% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to ACB, The Sexy Brutale is suitable for players aged 15 and above.
Yes, The Sexy Brutale is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Win7 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz (4 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition On-board Audio
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 8 hours.
Yes, The Sexy Brutale has broad critical consensus. 93% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Sexy Brutale. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
92% of Fanatical users recommend The Sexy Brutale. The average review score is 4.2/5
Yes, 92% of Fanatical users and 93% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Sexy Brutale.
The Sexy Brutale was released on April 11, 2017
The Sexy Brutale is published by Tequila Works
The Sexy Brutale was developed by Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works
Fanatical users tagged The Sexy Brutale as Puzzle, Point & Click, Story Rich, and Adventure
Fanatical users tagged The Sexy Brutale as Mystery, Detective, Great Soundtrack, and Atmospheric
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Sexy Brutale as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Sexy Brutale as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Sexy Brutale as Point & Click
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Sexy Brutale as Story Rich

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