Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Oct 15, 2013
    Telltale Games clearly has another hit on its hands and I cannot wait to see how this story unfolds… or more appropriately how I choose to unfold it.
  2. Dec 12, 2013
    It’s just hard to grasp how Telltale manages to do it. Because in record time they have a game that seems if not more promising than The Walking Dead. The Wolf Among Us is a dark mystery with well-written dialogue and fantastic characters. It is game that shouldn’t be missed by anyone.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 7, 2013
    Effortlessly demonstrates Telltale's handle on episodic content. [Issue#105, p.84]
  4. Oct 25, 2013
    The Wolf Among Us shines thanks to great achievements by the voice actors, a color pallet that jumps out at its viewers and twists that grab you by the throat and refuse to let go. The fairy tale figures are portrayed so realistically, that you can’t do anything but let yourself get submerged in the unusual, American subculture of Fabletown.
  5. 90
    The most exhilarating moments, however, arrive care of the game's brutal action sequences.
  6. Oct 10, 2013
    While the gameplay is still second-rate compared to the story, Faith succeeds most because of its unpredictability. Even longtime Fables fans will be shocked by some of the revelations.
  7. Oct 10, 2013
    Telltale has once again delivered a well-written adventure, this time with an added dose of stylish noir presentation.
  8. Oct 10, 2013
    "Faith" is the perfect beginning to a new adventure from Telltale, effortlessly pulling you in and making you invested in protecting these curious creatures from our storybooks.
  9. Oct 11, 2013
    The characters are interesting, the writing is sharp, and the story switches effortlessly between thoughtful investigation sequences and more action-heavy scenes featuring some of the most effective quick-time events I’ve seen in a while.
  10. Oct 16, 2013
    Superb beginning for the new series from Telltale. Fables tastefully mixes elements of noir films with supernatural elements to make an intriguing story with great rhythm and fantastic characters. We only wish the studio ironed out some bugs.
  11. Dec 27, 2013
    Telltale delivers us a grand game with the first episode of The Wolf Among Us. A great atmosphere, sublime storytelling and memorable characters, we can’t wait for the next episode in this great saga.
  12. Oct 17, 2013
    Telltale Games has done it again. The Wolf Among Us mixes a great story, superb voice acting, exciting game mechanics and a cliffhanger ending that left us wondering how this incredible story will continue.
  13. Oct 13, 2013
    Technical issues aside, anyone craving more of the sort of stuff Telltale was serving up with Lee and Clementine would be well-advised to check into The Wolf Among Us.
  14. Oct 10, 2013
    The Wolf Among Us is a fantastic adaptation of the Fables source material, and everyone should at least check out episode 1. Once again, the team at Telltale shows us that they know what makes a narrative great.
  15. Games Master UK
    Nov 27, 2013
    Doesn't quite blow the house down, but it's got loads of huff and puff. [Christmas 2013, p.86]
  16. Oct 21, 2013
    Judging this first episode of The Wolf Among Us is very difficult. Faith does not strike powerfully as perhaps many expected, but installs solid foundation for what could become another masterpiece made ​​by Telltale.
  17. Oct 13, 2013
    The Wolf Among Us is off to a great start – if it can replicate The Walking Dead’s emotional nuance and stakes going forward, it could turn into something special.
  18. Oct 13, 2013
    It’s a harder sell than The Walking Dead but this first episode is a promising start, that avoids fretting over details and instead creating characters you will genuinely care about.
  19. Oct 12, 2013
    Faith comes quickly in the heart of the matter and suggests an absolutely bright future for this new series.
  20. Oct 11, 2013
    By the end of this first two-and-a-half hour episode of The Wolf Among Us, I was absolutely in for seeing how the series plays out.
  21. Oct 10, 2013
    Managing to create a prequel story for a universe that had already existed for over ten years, that has spanned different art styles and spun many stories, is no mean feat, but on the basis of this first episode, it looks as though The Wolf Among Us is a worthy addition to the world of Fables.
  22. Oct 10, 2013
    The Wolf Among Us is a fantastic narrative adventure equal to its Walking Dead predecessor.
  23. 80
    If Episode 1’s satisfying twists and gut-punch of a cliffhanger are any indication, a pitch-black journey into fairytale land lies ahead. Count us in for the long haul.
  24. Oct 10, 2013
    This debut episode from The Wolf Among Us crafts an excellent illusion that usually veils the systematic gears that click and whir whenever you veer down a particular path. More impressively, it nails its atmosphere.
  25. Oct 17, 2013
    The Wolf Among Us starts of promising. Episode 1 is a gripping detective adventure with many intriguing characters, beautiful locations and important choices. The numerous action scenes provide players with some variety, but this is paired with a few hitches and long load times.
  26. Oct 11, 2013
    Faith is very by the numbers in terms of the level of storytelling with a few hiccups in tow, but I have a feeling that like The Walking Dead, it’ll ramp up as time goes on. Whether you’re a fan of Fables or not, I see a lot of potential in The Wolf Among Us, and I’ll be following its progress beyond a shadow of a doubt.
  27. games(TM)
    Dec 17, 2013
    We're already anticipating the next chapter in this fantastical fable. [Issue#142, p.112]
  28. Oct 30, 2013
    There is certainly potential for The Wolf Among Us to excel over the next few chapters. Core presentation and plot are firmly established, whilst the offbeat world and jaded characters provide a refreshing take on the storybook theme.
  29. Oct 15, 2013
    The Wolf Among Us is novel but, as of its first episode, not really all that captivating, either as a game or a work of fiction. There’s a wealth of potential, though—enough that I’m entertained and looking forward to plot progression in Episode Two.
  30. Oct 11, 2013
    And while The Walking Dead had its share of technical problems, here they’re even worse, with lengthy loading times on 360 fracturing the pace and some several-second freezes completely killing the tension during fight scenes.
  31. Oct 11, 2013
    But, story-wise, I'm hooked. The characters are fascinating, the plot heavy with potential, and my faith in Telltale's skill is high. Consider this score a work in progress then, with the expectation that it will rise over the coming months as Mr Wolf's investigation deepens.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 230 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    Telltale has done it again this is definitely a must buy! The art style is yet again amazing the controls are fluid and responsive the storyTelltale has done it again this is definitely a must buy! The art style is yet again amazing the controls are fluid and responsive the story is compelling and the characters are loveable!
    Can't wait for episode 2!
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  2. Oct 11, 2013
    Really deep characters and awesome graphic style. If you loved The Walking Dead, you gonna love this too, it have same mechanics, butReally deep characters and awesome graphic style. If you loved The Walking Dead, you gonna love this too, it have same mechanics, but improved. Great music doing good job and fighting scenes are much more intensive, than in TWD. Im really looking forward new episodes, hopefully it will not take so long between them, as it was with TWD. PS: i haven't been so angry for a while (ending scene), great emotions. Full Review »
  3. Oct 15, 2013
    Well, let´s cut it short: Ahe art design, the dialogues, the story telling and foremost the characters are extremely well done, if you judgeWell, let´s cut it short: Ahe art design, the dialogues, the story telling and foremost the characters are extremely well done, if you judge an adventure by that, it´s a true masterpiece. However, don´t forget that the solution to most "problems" in the game are pretty obvious, and it´s quite short even for a first episode.

    However, it is still a game every TT fan can buy without remorse.
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