The Wolf Among Us
This game is delivered as a Telltale Games redemption code. Customers will require a free Telltale Games account to play.
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
- 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
An Excellent Expansion to Adventure GamesFarenhiet | Aug. 17, 2015 | See all Farenhiet's reviews »
After the emotional turmoil that entailed in TellTale's previous game, they decided to take a new direction with The Wolf Among Us. Mechanically it functions similar to The Walking Dead, exploring small areas, player driven dialogue, and narrative set pieces involving player choice. The big difference lies in this games story. Playing as a detective (and the "sheriff") for a city representing a specific group of people lends for less choices involving close, personal relationships and more choices involving social concern and long term investments. Although there is relationships among the player and supporting characters, the real juice of the story lies in the mystery and the world. The story asks players how they want to treat the world they're supposed to protect and constantly tests their ability to balance the interests of the case and the interests of the community. It's a very different sort of engagement and it makes for a very different game, despite following a similar formula. Graphically, this remains one of TellTales best visual triumphs, with a unique art style that will keep anyone's eyes on the screen. The Wolf Among Us puts the player in a very different position than TellTale's previous works, and will give them another excellent interactive narrative to remember.
Inventive, smart, and well-writtenchcoman123 | Aug. 1, 2015 | See all chcoman123's reviews »
Telltale are known for their storytelling in gaming, and having players make serious impact on the actions and story events of the game. I had never played a Telltale game before this one, but now i'm compelled to. This game has also compelled me to read the comic book series it's based off, called "Fables". If you don;t know, the story of Fables involves a whole bunch of fantasy character (Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf, Ichabod Crane, etc.) Who are driven from their homeland when it is taken over by a mysterious adversary. They all move to New York City and have to live with being strangers in a strange land. The story focuses on a character called Bigby Wolf, who is actually the Big Bad Wolf from various fairytales (Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs). t's his job, as sheriff of Fabletown (where the Fables live) to keep the peace. And now it's up to him to try and find a murderer who kills a prostitute he saves one night. The story, of course, has many twists and turns and is really good at keeping you on the edge of your seat. Not to mention how well-written the characters are too! Every choice the player makes in the game, the characters would have a different reaction, or some sort of different event would occur. It;'s great and it made me constantly question my actions and wonder what would happen if I did or said something else. Gameplay, there is admittedly, very little. But it works as the game is supposed to be more of an interactive narrative rather than a game. All combat and action sequences are done via various quick time events, which are simple, but fun. It's another way to make sure the player is kept on their toes. Overall, I would highly recommend this game, even if you didn't read the comics, it's still great. I didn't read them, and this game has basically convinced me to do so. It's great and definitely well worth the purchase.
Another Reviewsasdragon | July 22, 2015 | See all sasdragon's reviews »
I went into The Wolf Among Us with no real knowledge of it's contents. I'd enjoyed the first season of Tell Tale's The Walking Dead a couple years previous. However I'd already been a fan of the comics and later the TV series for that property. When I decided to buy The Wolf Among Us I had no idea of its contents. I knew nothing of the storyline of the comics it was based off of (which at this point I still don't). I bought the season based solely on the strength of The Walking Dead season one from Tell Tale. I've never gone into something as blind as this and been so pleasantly rewarded for it. The game is fantastic. From a game play stance it's largely point and click or as I explained it to others “ An interactive movie”. The strength of the story and script are enough to get me through the game with multiple playthroughs. However despite the admittedly limited game play style, the few fight scenes and exploring scenes left me salivating for more. Suffice to say this comes very highly recommended from me, a random nobody. And I suggest if you have any respect for story driven games, or expertly crafted tales in general, that you give this game a chance. 9/10
One of Telltale's greatest accomplishmentsphoenixwarrior0 | June 24, 2015 | See all phoenixwarrior0's reviews »
First of all, if you are unfamiliar with how a Telltale game works then you should know that there is very little in what goes on as gameplay. You make decisions, primarily through speech which affect the story of the game but also through items spread throughout a room when you are allowed to explore. I will also admit, the biggest pieces of plot always stay the same no matter what options you make throughout the game for a Telltale game but it is always interesting to see what you can do and change, quite often it questions your morals as a person. However, the story in this game is absolutely amazing and the multitude of themes work really well together, even if you didn't one of the themes, the others are there to pique your interest. The two main elements are murder-mystery and fantasy. You play the Big Bad Wolf in human form acting as sheriff to a whole community of other fairy-tale characters in the midst of 1980's New York. Weirdly enough, it makes sense. If you want more context on why that is, there is a comic series called Fables which I personally recommend but as this game is a prequel, there is no need for you to and you can finish the game without having too many questions on what else is going on in this world. Anyway, Telltale are expert storytellers and this is arguably their masterpiece. An amazing story which is truly exciting to see how the events pan out, and while the choices you make usually lead to the same outcome, it gives you such different ways of getting there, and you know what they say, it's all about the journey, not the destination.
Master of the craftcpiane | June 3, 2015 | See all cpiane's reviews »
Telltale will wow you with its story telling and character backgrounds. It will make a normal every day person make life changing decisions. This game is the best work they have produced in this market. Sure it's not a first person shooter, maybe there is no legendary loot to collect, and perhaps there is no online play. This game is unique in the respect that it is not made for gamers. I can sit my sister down and hand her the controller and with confidence tell her to play this game knowing she would enjoy it. It is meant for people who love stories and stories alone. Action and adventure are here, just not in bulk. It is about making serious choices and living with them. If you are a fan of the comic books published by DC Vertigo, then you will enjoy this prequel story to go along with your comics. If you are a fan of fairy tales, then you will enjoy this dark narrative spin on your favorite stories. If you are a fan of Telltale games and their previous works, then you NEED to know that this is them at their best since Walking Dead. Each episode offers at least 3 hours of gameplay if you immerse yourself in the story. You don't need any skill, or any knowledge of previous games to get 100% enjoyment out of this game. It is like controlling your very own T.V show in the palm of your hands. Sure the graphics could be better, but this is not about the graphics. It's like criticizing a book based on the size and style of its font. You need to play this masterpiece if you are a fan of story, and story alone!