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  • Summary: Create a hero based on your actions: age and evolve a hero or villain through the actions you select and the path you follow - be it for good, evil, or somewhere on the continuum. Fabricate your living legend: Through deeds and actions, build a name for yourself across the land. Recruit allies and followers. Gain glory or notoriety. Who will you be? With an entirely new lighting system, slick new interface, all new textures, models and gameplay, Fable Anniversary is the full HD, definitive Fable experience. Fable Anniversary includes all-new Xbox 360 exclusive content, including Achievements, The Lost Chapters and Xbox SmartGlass integration. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
  1. Feb 19, 2014
    90
    Some 10 year old problems are still here proving that Lionhead didn't do its best during the port, but Fable -even after all those years- remains one unique fairytale of a game.
  2. Feb 11, 2014
    80
    Despite frame rate issues and some bugs, Fable Anniversary is still a fresh and entertaining experience that deserves old (and new) fans attention.
  3. Mar 1, 2014
    75
    Fable Anniversary is a game with all the good and less attractive parts of Fable: The Lost Chapters. It concerns a big visual overhaul that doesn’t work as well as it should in every part of the game and should’ve gotten a bit more attention. The strength of this adventure game remains intact though.
  4. Feb 3, 2014
    70
    This is a great example of how a HD remake is supposed to be. If you're aware of the limitations you will find in a ten-year-old game, it's a good choice.
  5. Feb 3, 2014
    65
    With all of its upgrades and love, Fable Anniversary really is the original Fable in a brand new suit, warts and all.
  6. Feb 11, 2014
    60
    It's same old Fable, and this is a good chance to try it if you've missed the original (and the expansion). Sadly, this remaster shows a lot of graphical hiccups, and a less than good frame rate, despite its high pricing.
  7. Feb 7, 2014
    40
    The story has some minor twists and turns, but most of them can be seen from miles away, and its best characters and moments come and go in the cutscenes, not as part of gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Feb 6, 2014
    10
    Whats there to say? One of the best games of all time updated with fantastic modern graphics.

    If you liked the original you will enjoy it
    again. If you havent played the original you're in for a treat. Expand
  2. Feb 9, 2014
    10
    A HD remake that just oozes fan service. This is now the definitive version because of the updates, changes and graphical overhaul. A must play for fans of the original and fans of Fable 2 and 3. This is the game that started it all and is, to this date, the best in the series. Buy it now, you chicken chasers! Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2014
    9
    Despite its small bugs, this is exactly what I wanted from this game. A nice clean remake of the original. It looks very nice, and is a great nostalgia trip for anyone who has played Fable on original Xbox. That guild music, chills. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2014
    8
    With updated graphics, achievements, the bonus "Lost Chapters" content, and improvements to the controls and save system, this is arguably the new best way to experience the first Fable game. Things like fishing and combat haven't aged the best, and a few irritating glitches are still around, but they don't change the fact that this is one RPG that still holds up well after all these years. I have to give special praise to the updated graphics, because they make the game look on par with most modern games. If you have not experienced Fable yet, or are just looking for an excuse to revisit it, this "Anniversary" edition is a great way to do so. I give it an 8.8/10-Great. Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2014
    7
    Fable being a guilty pleasure, and one of the few decent exclusives for XBOX, I was quite excited hearing about the remastering of the original Fable. Easily what I considered pre-order worthy. After playing a few hours, I'm having difficulty discerning issues with the Anniversary edition, that are shared with the original XBOX release.

    Visually, the game is very hit and miss. The updated visuals are of course welcomed, though Fable Anniversary suffers from some painfully blurry textures at times, early-gen models, and laughable animations. It's literally a new coat of a paint, in the most literal of senses. Thankfully, the iconic look of the franchise is still intact. The frame rate hovers around 30fps, and overall performs to expectation.

    A few very minor audio bugs aside, the original voice acting and music remain in place, and still shine as much as it did back during the original release.

    One change that comes off as very hit/miss, would be the controls. The scheme, by default, is more simplistic if your main preference in combat is melee. Locking on for ranged/magic attacks can be down-right disastrous, due to the aspect of friendly fire. Attempting to toss some fire at a goblin, can result in burning a villagers face off instead (Only a problem if you're trying to be the "good" hero)

    Changes aside, it's the same Fable you either loved, hated, or thought was just "ok". If you like the new set-dressing, and enjoyed the original, it's certainly worth a buy. Not the cleanest HD remake on the market by any stretch, but an enjoyable addition to the franchise, and a fine western RPG for the XBOX.
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  6. Jul 25, 2014
    7
    The game is fun,it brings the old one with improvements,but the voice acting in this game is really really awful but it still a great game like the old one is but i think the old one is still better. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2014
    0
    As good as the original Fable was at the time, this is just a sad remake of a once great game. I have played the Xbox version in the past, but was amazed at the Pc version I played later on for a little bit as personally I hate playing pc games and prefer console versions of games any day.
    The pc version of Fable looked very sharp and ran so smooth, easy to play with a xbox controller too.
    But this Remake, is awful. Bad framerate, choppy camera movement, and poor controls make this game turn your beloved memories to a great game into a nightmare. The lock on system is still awful and the game freezes sooo many times, its a joke.

    I will still continue playing it as I don't want to feel like the 20 euro I just spend on the sale of this game on 360 completely go to waste.
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