- Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack.
- It's Short, So It Sucks!: One of the complaints raised about the game is that it can be completed in under four hours.
- It Was His Sled: Sadly, a growing amount of people know by now that the game starts with a pair of brothers, yet only one makes it back.
- Moe: The titular brothers are adorable to most players.
- Nightmare Fuel: A surprisingly dark game, all told. The valley of dead giants deserves special mention, particularly when the the boys must wade through rivers of blood.
- At least none of the giant corpses attack or try to harm the player. No, the part where the game first takes a really dark turn is the forest. It's night and the boys are introduced sitting in front of a fire when wolves with eerie glowing eyes show up and will gladly devour either brother if given the smallest chance. As if that wasn't bad enough they also come across a few corpses hanging from the trees while escaping the wolves. How did they get there and why? The game doesn't say. Oh, and just when it looks like the brothers are finally almost out of the woods the trees themselves try to kill them.
- Player Punch: Not only does the Older Brother die, the game forces you, the player, to bury him.
- Spiritual Licensee: The game sometimes feel like adaptation of The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. Given the fact that the game's developer, Starbreeze Studios, is Swedish, it's probably intentional.
- That One Level: It is really difficult to get the hang of flying that hang-glider.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The settings are detailed rather spectacularly.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: If you judge the game based off of its publicized content, then it's very easy to mistake this game as a children's title. Although the game does feature two kid heroes wandering around a fantasy world while on misadventures, this game is not appropriate for younger kids. The game features quite a bit of blood, onscreen death, nightmarish sequences throughout the game, and ultimately ends with one of the protagonists suffering a Cruel and Unusual Death. In fact the whole reason why the boys are on their journey is because their father is dying. Yet despite the "T" rating, this game received nominations for best family game.
YMMV / Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons