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  • Summary: Telltale's series is founded in the world, characters and events seen in HBO’s television show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin’s books (A Song of Ice and Fire).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Nov 17, 2015
    90
    Though hard to grasp for the uninitiated, Telltale's Game of Thrones is a truly meaty addition to the established tale, creating a gut-twisting fantasy drama that will leave you feeling absolutely awful, just like Game of Thrones should.
  2. Nov 17, 2015
    80
    Telltale’s Game of Thrones should be the end of any debate as to whether or not Telltale can apply its adventure game formula to any adaptation you throw at it. I saw things in Telltale’s rendition of the Game of Thrones universe that rivaled the awfulness I’ve seen on the show. I jumped from playing the post-apocalyptic Fallout 4 to playing Game of Thrones and didn’t feel like I was killing any fewer people.
  3. Dec 7, 2015
    75
    The gameplay in Game of Thrones is a bit more passive than most games and might be difficult to follow for people new to the franchise, but it does offer a strong story that fits right into the Game of Thrones lore. It has the same fantastic way of taking you into this fantasy world filled with surprising and shocking moments.
  4. Nov 17, 2015
    70
    The season does end on a strong note, with plenty of bloodshed, and a special mystery with what Gared finds in the North past the wall. It's too bad that the some of the season's highest points are little more than a setup for the next season. I admit that there were a few intense situations, like poking a guy's eye out, but they are overshadowed by the fact that my choices generally didn't much matter in a game with the primary focus on decision making--underscored by how the same one eyed-man still talked crap to the cripple that beat him up.
  5. Dec 15, 2015
    68
    If Telltale can figure out a way to weave together all of the possible branches in the story to create a second season (and beyond), then that will hopefully make all of the doom and gloom from the first season more worthwhile. But if Telltale has painted themselves into a corner, and this season is it, then I wouldn’t recommend the game at all, unless your idea of fun is getting punched in the face repeatedly.
  6. Nov 17, 2015
    65
    ​Game of Thrones gets the feel of Martin's universe right, but it relies too heavily on familiar themes to form a memorable identity of its own.
  7. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    Throughout this cynical gaming experience, the message of the show seems clearer than ever: reject dignity or die.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 57
  2. Negative: 17 out of 57
  1. Dec 3, 2014
    10
    Telltale makes some amazing stories and this is a grate way to get your game of thrones fix. Its worth it, please dont spoil yourselves byTelltale makes some amazing stories and this is a grate way to get your game of thrones fix. Its worth it, please dont spoil yourselves by watching it on youtube. I hope this will be a very very long series.

    I knew Walking Dead was good but there rasing the bar.
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  2. Apr 1, 2016
    10
    With my experience with Tell Tale it always felt like my choices had an effect but nothing massive scale, maybe I say something and someoneWith my experience with Tell Tale it always felt like my choices had an effect but nothing massive scale, maybe I say something and someone remembers it, but as the games have grown and expanded they have become something so much more, this game is a prime example of how powerful one single choice can be, you can shape the person you want to be, never have I felt more worried about what my choices will do than I have with this game. While some may say the ending isn't satisfying I would say that it's a perfect setup for a second season, if they don't decide to carry it on, which would be completely ridiculous and stupid due to how much they set it up for one, then if an open ending bothers you don't buy it but if you're okay with it then definitely buy this game. If there is a second season this could be one of the greatest game series ever because of how powerful your choices are and how great the story is. Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2015
    9
    It keeps all the atmosphere of the original series and the Forresters are an interesting family. The game's story-line fits perfectly with theIt keeps all the atmosphere of the original series and the Forresters are an interesting family. The game's story-line fits perfectly with the TV series and believe you me when I say you will hate Ramsay Bolton even more!

    The one thing missing: the sexiness of the TV show. Seduction can be a powerful weapon and here is almost non- existant.
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  4. Jul 4, 2016
    7
    Really surprised by the all the zero and four ratings. I think most people expect Telltales "games" to be slightly interactive movies thatReally surprised by the all the zero and four ratings. I think most people expect Telltales "games" to be slightly interactive movies that include your input enough to make you feel involved in the story. I agree that your choices don't really impact much of the outcome, but it's really well done. It's not as good as the best GoT TV eps, but it is certainly better than some of them. It's an interesting, varied, complex story that's well voiced, which for me are the most important parts of games like this. Absolutely love the art style. I thought it concluded well, assuming there's a season two. Would love to give this a 7.5 if the scoring system permitted, but I don't feel it's quite an 8. Seems like it could be considered canon, at least for the TV series. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2015
    6
    After playing great games from telltales, like The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands I was expecting more, at least in the writingAfter playing great games from telltales, like The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands I was expecting more, at least in the writing department, most the new characters and some scenes resemble to the ones we already know.
    The fact that every choice you make has little to no real consequences, as usual, make you feel frustrated, highlighted by the fact that all your choices will come back to bite you in your ass.
    Nonetheless I have a descent time playing it.
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  6. Jul 8, 2015
    4
    The masochists' wet dream Also Known As Trollface: The Game

    It's as if the developers watched an entirely different Game of Thrones than I
    The masochists' wet dream Also Known As Trollface: The Game

    It's as if the developers watched an entirely different Game of Thrones than I did. One where everything was set in stone, with mind-numbingly unbelievably corny and hyper-unrealistic personae and where there was no ultimate progression except the high-profile deaths. The one I watched had dynamic and believable character development, mobility as well as diverse types of stories and interactions.

    This "game" on the other hand, offers only misery in seemingly endless proportion. The family viewpoint I'm afraid is exactly to blame for that, resulting in the only tolerable way to get through the ordeal being to detach yourself as much as you possibly can. At the end I even resorted to muting the damn thing just to get it over with. And yes, I did (somehow) manage to play episodes 1-4.

    Now, that's what you're "getting" from this game, in terms of emotional palette. It's so **** black and white.

    In terms of game features, well I did give it a 4 overall...which simply means it isn't (technically) unplayable and it does have tolerable graphics and smooth performance.

    Now we get to the point of gameplay, of which there is actually none. It's a bunch of stupid QTE events (I learned from the first time the big Q came around I couldn't physically press it fast enough to actually do any of them, so I had to **** make a macro turned on permanently just to get through that BS) spiced with various assortments of clunky-robot strafing and panning around. To top it all off, some genius thought it'd be a brilliant idea if you had to be ready both on QTEDR(?!?), the arrows keys AND the **** mouse (aim and click). I guess the new Jurassic Park wasn't that far off, we really can quite easily manipulate animal genes (like Octopuses, for example).

    The whole experience felt like being imprisoned inside someone else's mind, only ever being allowed to see their thoughts. In other words: Mental torture.

    If you want a good story-driven and choice-driven e-novel, I suggest you check out Tin Star (or similar). It's totally non-pretentious and all-text, but at least it does a damn good job of that. Here your choices will matter (a lot!), and you get to make them instead of the game either not caring or basically forcing you to pick one "right" choice.

    If you want a Game of Thrones game, there really isn't a good official one. Instead, go pick up the mods for CKII and M&B:WB - they have everything: Freedom, engaging dynamic story and authentic lore.
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  7. Jun 26, 2016
    0
    Playing Telltale's Game of Thrones series is similar to being gang raped in that you repeatedly get **** and you do not have any choice aboutPlaying Telltale's Game of Thrones series is similar to being gang raped in that you repeatedly get **** and you do not have any choice about it. This is less of a game a more of a test of you r personal pain threshold. Everything is bad and there is nothing you can do about it. Why would anyone want to play this? Anyone who completes all six episodes is a masochist. Shame on everyone who worked on this god forsaken hell posing as an interactive experience. Expand

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