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  • Summary: Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it's like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown. Expand
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  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 6, 2015
    90
    Deliciously slow to unravel, full of character and gripping from start to finish. [Jan 2015, p.88]
  2. Nov 5, 2014
    86
    The Wolf Among Us works on so many levels on the XBOX ONE and is how this interactive story should be played!
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  1. Apr 20, 2015
    10
    The Wolf Among Us is one of the best games that I have played in years. Telltale Games has nailed down decision making in an interactiveThe Wolf Among Us is one of the best games that I have played in years. Telltale Games has nailed down decision making in an interactive adventure. I can't wait to see what's next. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2016
    10
    Beautiful game, great story, ADULT oriented, so not for kids. Perfect change of pace for me. Loved, loved, loved it all! Can't wait to tryBeautiful game, great story, ADULT oriented, so not for kids. Perfect change of pace for me. Loved, loved, loved it all! Can't wait to try out their new batman game. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2016
    9
    The wolf among us is one of telltales best storytelling games since the walking dead series. Besides the story, there's not much to talk aboutThe wolf among us is one of telltales best storytelling games since the walking dead series. Besides the story, there's not much to talk about since it's a telltale game. Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2016
    9
    Telltale's follow up and way of capitalizing on the success of their Walking Dead game proves to be another fantastic story. It's a fantasticTelltale's follow up and way of capitalizing on the success of their Walking Dead game proves to be another fantastic story. It's a fantastic bit dark noir with a fairy tale theme. Even as someone unfamiliar with the Fables comics in which this game is based on I still felt fully invested in it's world. Prior reading isn't required to fully understand or enjoy the game.

    Just like previous Telltale games there are a lot of choices to be made. There are dark moral dilemmas that are up to you decide the outcome of. Not only that, but you are also choosing exactly what kind of person the playable character "Bigby" is.

    Do you give into the dark urges of the wolf beneath the skin? Or do you try to redeem yourself as the cop who plays things by the rules? No matter what kind of person you shape Bigby to be you are rewarded. It feels good to do the "right" thing, but it's just as satisfying to give into your violent tendencies. Especially when dealing with the scumbags of Fabletown.

    Restraint or excessive force? That's for you to decide. With incredible writing brought to life by fantastic voice acting, incredibly satisfying action sequences, and a gripping mystery all the way through, Telltale's wolf delivers just as much as their zombies. If you can overlook the technical issues the game delivers in just about every way. It's a dark and mature tale. One shaped by your actions. A game I highly recommend checking out.
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  5. Mar 2, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. In the 1990’s games were different, storyline played a huge part of any interaction and point and click adventure games were the pinnacle of quality, fast forward 20 years and we find the pinnacle of quality placed at the feet of RPG’s where storylines are given a new lease of life and the gamer in encouraged to create their own destiny. The Wolf Among Us looks at that balance and decides it’s time for a reboot of point and click and it creates a book like experience around conversation, action and user intuition.

    The game itself is comic book stylish (not polished), it requires you to focus and it breaks the mold in terms of what we expect from games. The game begins with you playing a sheriff character who it turns out is the Wolf from past stories/fables; as the Wolf you meet Toad, the Woodsman and a plethora of other characters while you try and solve a murder that has occurred in Fable Town.
    Conversations have multiple answers and the emphasis is on you finding out the truth through questioning, character interaction is varied and interesting, there are some fight scenes which require a sequence of buttons to be pressed and though slow the game has moments of humour as well as a drive and discovery.
    In all truth adventure games have never played this well or looked as good and Telltale should be recognised for their efforts. There are some glitch moments, which is odd for a story game, but all in all the game plays well, looks great, tells a great story and is definitely captivating.
    As a lover of story based games this is a fantastic effort from Telltale, frustratingly bad language will stop a younger generation from enjoying this spectacle but for the rest of us, the older lot perhaps, the Wolf Among Us is a game which reboots storytelling and adventure games in a high quality manner and brings the mainstream closer to a gaming genre which used to set the standard.

    It's definitely worth your time and at sub £15 it's well worth your money. A solid 8.6, which is why I gave it 9.
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  6. Dec 18, 2014
    9
    The Wolf Among Us is Telltale Games take on the world of the award winning comic series Fables created by Bill Willingham. Where fairy-taleThe Wolf Among Us is Telltale Games take on the world of the award winning comic series Fables created by Bill Willingham. Where fairy-tale creatures and legends have been exiled out of their home world and must live in secrecy in the late 20th century dealing disputes in their community which can be either political or physical. TWAU is a prequel to the comics set a couple of years or months before (it is never really specified) the comics. To try and avoid spoilers I will not divulge any details about the story other than it is brilliant because of its dark themes and unbelievable deep backstory. If you have played a Telltale game before you will understand what you are doing you walk around talk to people and look at objects and often are presented with the odd quick time event which might sound like a bad thing. However, Telltale deal with QTEs intelligently allowing players to select certain paths in the fight which could cause an aesthetical difference to the player character or the environment. TWAU has a very distinct visual style which from how I would describe it would seem like it wouldn’t work but it does work, amazingly I might add, and this style gives the game a very purple tint to it all so just trust me it looks amazing especially with the power of the new gen consoles which up the resolution of the game and the frame rate however the parts where the game just stops to load are still present and more glaringly obvious which the improved frame rate. But other than that the game is still amazing and anyone who hasn’t at least tried a Telltale game this is in my opinion a good starting point as it bridges the gap in-between fighting or violent games to Telltale games plus the first episode starts with an all-out brawl which can’t be a bad thing. For people who are familiar with the game you are probably wondering why I stayed away from mentioning characters and that is because in Telltale games everyone has their own opinion about certain characters and their opinions will affect how you play the game so saying something about them seemed pointless as I would be forcing my verdict on how you should treat the characters when you should be treating them how you feel like because that is how Telltale do it. But what I will say is you play as the Big Bad Wolf so yeah you are badass and who doesn’t like being a bad ass in games. In conclusion this game is incredible dark and mysterious yet still retaining the gameplay elements we all know and love from Telltale games. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2016
    3
    This game has a great story, but that's it. The gameplay is bad for a non computer or touch screen game. The whole "choose your own answer toThis game has a great story, but that's it. The gameplay is bad for a non computer or touch screen game. The whole "choose your own answer to affect the game" thing only works mostly with the dialog. The game is still the same, not matter what you choose, there's only little differences. Not to mention, this game can sometime be very slow a lot of times, not just when you choose what to say. I only played this game because it was free. I liked the story, but the gameplay in a lot of these TellTale games sucks. Expand

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