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

93

Just excellent

MarkDeejay | April 16, 2014 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »

The Wolf Among Us took me by surprise. Just when I thought Telltale Games couldn't possibly surpass last year's The Walking Dead here comes The Wolf Among Us which is not only beautifully made (like a comic book in motion), but also well told and orchestrated, intriguing and exciting. This first episode has already won me over. I wonder how they're actually going to 1-up it. It seems almost impossible. Bravo Telltale Games, keep 'em coming!

75

Murder Most Howl

damodarko | April 9, 2014 | See all damodarko's reviews »

This game sunk its teeth in from the very beginning, the art and music are just astonishing. The range of dialogue is both witty and humorous. The characters and their traits that mirror fiction really come to life in this story.

You play as the big bad wolf, a detective in a "grimm" less than fairy tale world. There is no glamour and glitz to this tale. We join our antihero, at shocking time for our fictional cast, a Fable has been murdered. With your spotted past and less than pleasant demeanor, it makes it a struggle to uncover what's really at the bottom of things.

The writing and direction of this game is superb and each variable leaves a considerable impact to the outcome. Telltale have really delivered a neat package with this series. I am hooked and I await each passing episode. Episode one, gives you a large introduction to the story and world, however epsiode two is very short. Both are packed full of content and with the only complaint being I want more... I think this tale will be told for some time yet.

90

Good, if you are willing to wait.

Hucxi | March 21, 2014 | See all Hucxi's reviews »

This game is really well written, well executed, and done in a wonderfully artistic style. The only problem I have with it is the release schedule. The episodes come out every few months, which is a long time to wait for an hour or two of play each episode.

90

Excellent storytelling, true to the series

Skeride | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all Skeride's reviews »

This is a very stylish 3D choose your own adventure with surprisingly not-annoying quicktime event combat sequences.

Everything's very well done. The interface is minimalistic, and keeps you in the setting. The Fables universe is faithfully recreated. The music is forgettable, but appropriate and pleasant.

I own most Telltale adventure games, but this is the first one I didn't have to take regular breaks from playing due to lack of interest. Highly recommended, and a good value at full price.

(As of this review, only the first two episodes are out.)

95

An example of storytelling

munkyhead86 | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all munkyhead86's reviews »

The guys from Telltale did it again! I have witnessed this company grow and evolve, ever since the time they've revived the Monkey Island franchise. In my opinion, their entire Walking Dead season was a huge lesson to all game developers in means of telling a story properly. I have played it alone, with my wife and even with my friends, discovering new story paths every time I've played it.

This is why this game, The Wolf Among Us, was an instant purchase for me. Ever since it was posted, I bought it - and let me tell you, I'm not disappointed!

The awesome storytelling is back, in a distinct look. I haven't read the comics it is based on, but this game really 'sells' it. As you might have imagined, the storyline is my main point of attraction - I only play games that are mentally challenging - the 'watching a movie' or 'reading a book' experience. TWAU totally delivers, as it sets aim of telling a story and two episodes in - it does it in a unprecedented way.

Everything else is there to support the plot - the graphics are obviously not FPS-ish, but they totally do what they intend to. The audio design, voice acting and everything else does just that - tell a great and immersive story.

I can recommend this game without any hesitation, you'll enjoy it!