Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 18, 2011
    91
    It might have taken Telltale a little bit longer to put out this episode, but it was worth the wait. Like It's About Time, Get Tannen is on the shorter side. On the other hand, that only goes to show how well Telltale has gotten with the pacing since there's hardly a spot you can get stuck in, unlike some of their earlier adventure game seasons.
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    70
    The second episode of the Back to the Future series by Telltale is sure to please the fans with its great story and characters. Unfortunately the puzzles don't get much better and, even if the script is great, you gotta offer some brain teaser to gamers in order to keep 'em interested. It's still a good way to spend three good hours.
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    40
    The only thing we may grant this Back to the Future is its consistency in terms of mediocrity. As time passes by, I'm losing faster and faster any hope to see Telltale getting back on the right tracks. Afterall, the game does very well commercially, so why change it? Bad or not, the most important for the publisher, it's the sales. Sad, sad, market laws.
  4. Mar 16, 2011
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Mar 14, 2011
    90
    For fans of the films, you can hardly go wrong with the Back to the Future adventure games. If you've already bought the first, then you know the kind of quality you're in for. If you're hesitant and looking to see if it's maintained throughout the series, then you're in luck, because the Back to the Future games are still right up there with the gold standard that Telltale's set for licensed adventure games.
  6. Mar 9, 2011
    70
    Despite new well constructed charachters, the gameplay is too easy and the absence of great innovations is conspicuous. But don't loose your heart: maybe it's the prelude to something better.
  7. Mar 9, 2011
    75
    The second episode of this clever adventure series is even better than the first.
  8. Mar 9, 2011
    75
    Get Tannen is the classic second episode of sagas made in Telltale. Compared to its predecessor, both the plot and the gameplay suffer a slight deterioration. Fortunately the situation is less serious than one might expect: this second episode is still funny enough to push you to complete it.
  9. Mar 2, 2011
    70
    Even though the gameplay remains noticeably lightweight and the setting feels largely recycled, Get Tannen! still succeeds in entertaining.
  10. Mar 1, 2011
    75
    We expected a leap in quality in this second episode, but it is almost the same than the first game: short and easy, yet a good game. Anyway, we expect Telltale to improve the game in the third episode.
  11. Feb 28, 2011
    85
    It features familiar characters and setting but keeps everything fresh with new people, places and pacing.
  12. Feb 22, 2011
    95
    If you played the first episode, you'll definitely like this one. I can't recommend this episode, as well as the full package, enough.
  13. Feb 21, 2011
    83
    The complaints from the first episode remain as well as the great Back to the Future-Atmosphere which makes this game worthwile despite its shortcomings as an adventure game.
  14. Feb 21, 2011
    75
    The second chapter in TellTale's Back to the Future series improves the previous one in several aspects. However, it's still extremely short and a rather easy game, so it's far from what we expected.
  15. Feb 18, 2011
    75
    The second episode's story is a marked improvement on the first one, although it's still a short, easy ride through 1930s Hill Valley.
  16. May 18, 2011
    70
    Even with these improvements, it's held back by n incredibly small game world that too frequently revisits its few sets, and makes being stuck in the '20's for a second episode monotonous. [July 2011, p.77]
  17. 66
    The gameplay took a hit since the last installment, but the storytelling is still superb.
  18. Apr 23, 2011
    68
    Second time's a bit more of a charm, although the classic adventure style still isn't the perfect fit for Marty and Doc. [May 2011, p.86]
  19. 80
    If you had any doubts after the release of Episode I – now it's time to put them away. [May 2011, p.108]
  20. Apr 7, 2011
    60
    Get Tannen is a fairly enjoyable experience thanks to lots of funny situations and humor and some pretty good acting, but doesn't offer much as an actual game. The puzzles are too simple to be satisfying, and the episode feels a bit too short as well.
  21. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Much more fun on the second time around, will the third time be a charm?
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 31, 2011
    8
    This is my favorite episode. Voice acting draws us into the game nicely. Again, I feel its more like interactive cinema. Camera is a bit annoying when walking through town. Kinda wish there was more to the game though, but that's only speaking as a fan of the movies. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2014
    9
    If you're a BTTF junkie, it's a must have.
    It has the same flavour as the movies, even that little things.
    The story is fun but the puzzles
    are rather easy.
    Just enjoy the ride.
    Full Review »
  3. Apr 13, 2012
    7
    The second episodic entry into the BTTF series of games makes a improvement over its predecessor; slightly a small, modest one. Although I found this "chapter" to be shorter than the first that might simply be because I enjoyed it more. The plot felt less linear and gave players better dialog options and a crispier storyline to immerse themselves in. That was much appreciated. Whilst the locations didn't change to a large degree the atmosphere in a night time setting felt real and genuine. Character development needs to be further explored though. Full Review »