The Wolf Among Us

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Customer notes

This game is delivered as a Telltale Games redemption code. Customers will require a free Telltale Games account to play.

Description

From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead comes a gritty, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf - you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences. An evolution of Telltale's ground-breaking choice and consequence game mechanics will ensure the player learns that even as Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown, life in the big bad city is bloody, terrifying and dangerous.

Over a season of content spanning across 5 episodes

Episode 1: Faith

Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors

Episode 3: A Crooked Mile

Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing

Episode 5: Cry Wolf


Key Features

  • From the team that brought you 2012 Game of the Year, The Walking Dead
  • Based on the Eisner Award-winning Fables comic book series
  • Now, it’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect your story, but WHEN you choose to do it
  • A mature and gritty take on characters from fairytales, legends and folklore who have escaped into our world
  • A perfect place to begin your Fables journey, even if you’ve not read the comics; this game is set before the events seen in the first issue

Customer reviews

95

A very good story

Danielpf1 | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all Danielpf1's reviews »

The wolf among us will lead you into a story that is both refreshing and familiar. It gives you all the fairy tale characters you know but puts them in a urban envirement. It is quite the interesting idea to have a prince live in small apartment.

The art style of this game is different from the other telltale games and helps sell the uniqueness of this game as well. It looks good and fits the story

Game mechanic wise, it is very basic. A point and click with quick time events, however it fits the main purpose of this game, the story.

If the idea of fairy tale characters in the real world isnt interesting enough to convince you of this game. You should know that the story is a really good whodonit kind of game, complete with all the obvious but also small (and easily missable) small hints. Looking back, you can figure out how to murderer works, however you will most likely miss it untill the game tells you. Since I dont want to spoil, I leave it at that.

The main characters is well designed and you will slowely start to like him. He does go through some character progress, however an other character changes way more.

Small note: This code does not redeem on steam, just in case that is important to you

90

A fantastic spin on your favourite fairy tales

CitrusAbyss | Dec. 25, 2014 | See all CitrusAbyss's reviews »

I had never played a Telltale game prior to this one, so I didn't entirely know what to expect. I had heard that Telltale had a knack for well-written dialogue, compelling and convincing characters with depth, and very strong plots, but I had no first-hand experience. Now, having binge-played all five episodes of The Wolf Among Us over a day and a half, I can safely say that all the good things they say about Telltale are true.

The characters that Telltale have crafted are all very three-dimensional. By that, I mean that every single person quickly establishes themselves as a real person with understandable motivations and desires. Even when some characters fall into tropes or archetypes, there always seem to be an element of grey - a good side and a dark side - to them.

The dialogue options and the choices you make are an excellent way to really make the main character your own. It is up to the player to decide whether Bigby Wolf is someone who is caring, genuinely, and truly trying to turn a new leaf in Fabletown, or simply someone who enjoys chaos and violence. It should be noted, however, that the choices you make don't really affect the plot on a massive level - look at these choices more as different paths to get to the same destination.

The graphical style of the game is very stunning. The cell-shading and noir/neon palette of the city go very well with the fairy tale theme, as well as a reminder that this ties into the Fables comics.

All in all, The Wolf Among Us is an absolutely blast, and definitely a must-buy if you enjoy mysteries/thrillers, fairy tales, and great writing.

77

Awesome stories and you get to make the choices

drakso | Dec. 22, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

Telltale Games are MASTERS at making an awesome story and making you feel that the choices you make matter. The wolf among us is a great example of that. The story stars the big bad wolf , who must keep order between all the fairy tale characters in the real world. All the characters are well made and the voice acting is close to perfect. The art style is a bit dark and with outlines but it really captures the story moments. The first two chapters are the best, its a shame the other ones couldn't get up to par with them. Still, really good game and definitely worth playing.

94

Another good Telltale Game

coldrefreader | Dec. 1, 2014 | See all coldrefreader's reviews »

I got the game, started playing it immediatly after it got installed and the minute i started it i knew i won't be disappointed. The thing with Telltale's games is that they never disappoint. The Wolf Among Us in particular has a really good storyline, and in the way you act/respond you change every bit of it and how you're seen by the others. The characters are really interesting and well-created(a whole bunch of them), graphics are also made in a good and unique way. One thing i found really good is that the music actually adapts to the atmosphere really fast and in a good way. The best thing tho is that you have multiple choices of how to end the game and show off what your character really is. TL:DR: Play the bad cop or the good cop and everybody will remember everything you did.

98

Telltale has done it again.

winsquare2 | Oct. 10, 2014 | See all winsquare2's reviews »

One of Telltale's best. Once again, the use of comic book style graphics really highlights the characters physique and makes the environment relatable to real life. The story is fluid and managed to keep me at the edge of my seat after every episode.The cliffhangers at the end of each episode were really interesting as well,especially the finale.

Best of all,the decision-making truly tests one's character and morals.Play the bad cop, or the good cop?Every action will effect how Bigby is perceived by his fellow Fables.

In conclusion, a must-have game for the fans of incredible story telling.Expect plenty of gory deaths and a shocking ending to this masterpiece by Telltale.