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

One of Telltale's greatest accomplishments

phoenixwarrior0 | 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.

100

Master of the craft

cpiane | 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!

97

Story telling at its finest

gmecca | April 8, 2015 | See all gmecca's reviews »

My first introduction to Telltale's games was The Walking Dead. Being a huge comic book fan and especially a fan of The Walking Dead, I loved every moment of seasons 1 and 2. I was aware of the Fables comic book series but never really got into it as the art wasn't my style. So when I picked up The Wolf Among Us, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. From start to finish, the decisions you make in The Wolf Among Us feel meaningful. Often you will have to choose a location to visit, meaning you will see the story from only one one two or three possible perspectives. Other decisions will influence your character's disposition toward his fellow fables and their attitude toward him. Do you want to play Big B as a hardass? Compassionate and forgiving? Somewhere in between? Your fellow fables will react according to how you treat them. The story itself is fantastic, gritty, and mature. The dialogue was a bit more graphic than I was expecting but it didn't seem excessive and helped set the tone of a mature story. Overall, I think The Wolf Among Us is Telltale's best story telling effort yet. The graphics, tone, and story decisions are all superb. I can't wait to see what comes next.

95

At last a nice storyline

sergebelanger22 | March 25, 2015 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »

In The Wolf Among Us, you play as the bid bad wolf, who is the sherif of the town and needs to enforce the law. However, not everyone agrees with your ways of taking care of the problems. You will make friends and enemies all depending on the decisions that you take, as this is the case in every other Telltale games. I was personally not a big fan of these tales. I only knew few of the characters. However, I must say that it was very interesting for me, having some bio on each of them and learning who they are really. There is not really a big searching part in this game. It's more or less interrogations that you do throughout the game. There are a lot of dialogues. I still highly recommend it.

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