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
Fantastic story with more than one character you can fall forIgotboomed | July 29, 2014 | See all Igotboomed's reviews »
For a short review. It is the best TT game I have played, the story is more emotional than Walking dead series for more wys than one, you should all know that it bases as a prequel to the comics called 'Fables' if i am correct, which is about fairy tale fables leaving their world and into the reality world, to survive in New York. So it makes it more emotional to see once known happy stories, turn very badly in Wolf among us, you get more freedom of gameplay than some other TT games i have tried, and the dialog / voice acting is so believable, that you could just sit back and watch the game because of how believable it is. It can both be face pasted and laid back, also you seem to find an attachment to more than just the main character, which isn't often. The soundtrack alone is damn beautiful, kind of reminded me of a deep dark 80s movie. Anyway, it is very much worth the buy and see what happened next for all the fairy tales we watched as kids
The crowning jewel in Telltale's collection.muddykumb | July 27, 2014 | See all muddykumb's reviews »
This game will claw you in untill the ending. Seeing characters from your childhood coming back as a right bunch of yobs is never dull. The story will grip you, the graphical style is fantastic and the characters are very well voiced. The characters are all very intresting, this game is a real breath of fresh air. A comic style noir fantasty world, we don't get that every day do we? The Wolf among us allows you to portray Bigby (the protagonist) however you wish. Playing the game as the American wolf version of 'life on mars' Gene hunt is something to behold, as are the choices you're given. I loved how the game allowed me to play as a double hard, stone hearted dective who wouldn't give a second thought to roughing up his suspects and smashing their gaffs up. I loved this game, i was gutted when i finished it so i really hope telltale make a second series. Having played the walking dead which is exellent i have to say The Wolf Among Us towers above it.
Genius.digiconner | July 24, 2014 | See all digiconner's reviews »
This game is based on the Fables universe, but if you have no idea what Fables is, it doesn't matter and you can still enjoy this game.
Fables is a comic book series based on fairytale characters who had to leave their world and come to ours. It is a great concept, and in the game you meet plenty of interesting and familiar characters, such as Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and The Big Bad Wolf.
Despite being about fairytale characters, this game isn't a kids game and does not have a fairytale story. Instead, it contains very adult themes, such as murder and prostitution.
There are plenty of intense action scenes, and also there are some very intense dialogue scenes. There are also some interesting choices you must make, with strong consequences.
Overall this game is a masterpiece, and manages to create an immersive atmosphere and engaging story.
Telltale has done it again !!!lagendofdoom | July 12, 2014 | See all lagendofdoom's reviews »
After their success with the "Walking Dead" it seems they found a way to make their games to be more fascinating. "The Wolf Among Us" is like "The Walking Dead" with its style and comic like graphics as well as with the illusion of choice. I feel like these games are more of a "TV series" than a game but in reality it is a game where you control the main character and you make the "choices" given to you ( Which by the way are the best parts of the game ), and then you'll see how your choices impact on the overall story and the consequences that it will bring. "The Wolf Among Us" brings us 5 episodes which every episode is between an hour or two of "gameplay". You play as "the big bad wolf" bigby, the sheriff of the "fabletown", and you must solve the murder case that happens early on in which you uncover clues and ask other characters of their involvement in the murder case. To be honest I haven't found anything "bad" in this game, the sound was amazingly done, the atmosphere is "cool", the graphics are similar to the comic's like which is great, the gameplay which is actually the dialogs ( and you pick what to say ) and "finding clues" are simple but yet addictive and interesting. Overall I would recommend "The Wolf Among Us" to those who loved the "Game of the year of 2012" game "The Walking Dead" and to those who like an amazing story with harsh consequences
Awesome noir experience884okeoJ | July 2, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
The Wolf Among Us had a lot to live up to after the fantastic Walking Dead season 1. Fortunately, The Wolf Among Us is almost if not as good it's zombie-based predecessor. The setting is much more original than that of the Walking Dead, as TWAU is based in a New York City where "fables", real life versions of fairy-tale creatures live. The story that takes place in this setting is incredible, mixing mystery, suspense, and fantasy into one of the most gripping gaming experiences of the year thus far.
The graphics are improved from the Walking Dead, with better textures, animations, and models. The gameplay is about the same, with mild puzzles as well as some quick-time events to mix things up. My main problem with The Wolf Among Us is the lesser emotional impact it has to the Walking Dead. I felt a lot less connected with the TWAU characters than I did with The Walking Dead, making it less impactful when a minor/main character kicked the bucket. In summary, The Walking Dead is a marginally better game, but the Wolf Among Us is a must-play for any fan of Telltale's works.