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
They Rememberemptyhaven | Sept. 28, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
The weight of every choice lingers in every action you do. You'll be surprised at what people will remember, and be even more surprised at what happens because of those decisions.
That's really the weight of the whole experience though. Even the comic was rife with decisions having to be made by various people (the biggest, perhaps, was to flee their world for the world of the Mundys and live here with us). The comic's world was really reflected well by the treatment of the story.
And while we're talking about the comic, I really have to mention the art. The whole feel of it, from the very first intro sequence to the very end, radiated a life from it that those familiar with the comic books will love. The whole noir feeling and the dark and heavy lines gave every setting and character a distinct look to them. I couldn't keep my eyes away from what was happening.
Telltale had done the whole "choices-bearing-on-your-future" thing with The Walking Dead, and I think that this is a refinement of that of sorts. You can see it in the almost immediate repercussions your decisions create in your interactions with people. And the way it collects data and shows you what other people also chose, give you a nice feedback on the kinds of people playing the game.
In all, this is a game you will want to get. Story, design, gameplay, it practically has everything—it just needs you now.
First Tell Tale gameJNKRedsox | Sept. 4, 2014 | See all JNKRedsox's reviews »
this was my first TellTale game so i did not know what to expect when I first loaded it up. At first, it was very different since I had never played a game in the comic book style but as the story progressed, I felt like I had to continue playing to find out what happened next. The Story is great, not as engaging as the Walking Dead was but overall it is worth playing. You don't get as attached to the characters as you did in The Walking Dead making a character death not as emotional but you do realize the impact of the character missing. Overall it gets a 91
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.