Back to the Future: The Game - Episode III: Citizen Brown Image
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Mar 30, 2011
    91
    An awesome piece of very approachable (if not plain too easy) fan service and, in this case, pleasing fans ain't bad at all.
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    90
    The expanded scope of the story, great dialogue, and improved puzzles all combine to ensure that this game makes good on the premise's potential, and even if you weren't sold on episodes 1 and 2, if you're a fan of the series it is definitely worth your time to catch up so you can check out all the goodness episode 3 has to offer. For Back of the Future fans, Telltale has delivered.
  3. May 2, 2011
    83
    While it would be nice to see some side quests or branching environments worth exploring, and a few minor glitches result in some awkward scenes, Telltale's Back to the Future remains one of the better film adaptations in video games, and I can't wait to see where this series goes as Telltale begins to build towards a conclusion. If episodes 4 and 5 build on the series as much as this entry has, you won't want to miss it either.
  4. Mar 30, 2011
    75
    I dig the humor, the puzzles, the voicework and the setting. I think the story takes the characters to some goofy places in the end and I didn't feel like I'd accomplished much when everything was said and done, but that's far from a deal-breaker.
  5. 65
    It may be a step back for the series, with lots of dystopian clich├ęs and few ordinary puzzles, but we are still eager to know what Telltale is planning to do next. [June 2011, p. 100]
  6. Apr 19, 2011
    65
    Citizen Brown is without doubt the worst episode so far published. We hope for a sudden improvement in the fourth chapter.
  7. May 26, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 19, 2011
    9
    Part 1 was okay, but you almost have to love Back to the Future to make it through. Part 2 was pretty good, but with an awesome cliff hangar. But 3 is just as good as it gets. It's nice to see what happens when someone with the power to control time itself decides to instead go into politics. But what really sells all of the games is the character interactions that really feel genuine. If I'm being honest, I may only have left at 7/10 if I wasn't such a huge BTTF fan. But heck, it's my review. Expand
  2. Apr 3, 2014
    8
    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
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  3. Apr 13, 2012
    8
    Yes, it's short in overall length. Indeed, it is an easy puzzle-solver. The controls still leave a lot to be desired and the graphics haven't gotten any flashier. However, the story arc in 'Citizen Brown' is SOOOO good you'd think the game writers stole the long fabled (and rumoured) script to BTTF4 instead of coming up with this sharp plot themselves. And the level design is perfect. This episode is the best of the bunch thus far and with two more episodic games still to come the legacy of this series continues to shine brighter by each passing release. Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2011
    7
    It is a bit better than part I or part II, plot is quite nice, I really liked to meet Jennifer here. From technical point of view, it is not so visible that you can't go where you want and you have to strictly follow predefined paths. But still it seems to be a bit too easy for me. It is really more like interactive movie than a real game. Expand
  5. Apr 6, 2011
    7
    With a great intro and a great dilemma for Marty, Citizen Brown is the best part so far. Let's hope this trend continues. Voice acting, graphics, and sound were all great. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2011
    6
    My least favorite episode of the 5 part series. Marty couldn't wait to get out of Hill Valley during Doc Brown's Dystopia timeline, and he wasn't the only one. The game and puzzles seemed bland at this point. Jennifer nerd-dork vs. rocker dialogue seemed very grating. I loved the prior episode, this one not so much. Expand