Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. If you're a Fable virgin now's the time to pick up one of the most unique, entertaining games to appear on Xbox. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  2. For gamers like me – who simply like to have a deep, challenging and fun romp through a mystical and medieval world – Fable fits the bill perfectly.
  3. Fable is still one of the defining role-playing adventures of this generation. And even more so if you go evil. [Jan 2006, p.150]
  4. The Lost Chapters is a novel game and will draw you in in ways other games can't. It's an interesting experience and well worth your time.
  5. 100
    The Lost Chapters looks as good as the original game, which still can hold its own against any other game released on Microsoft's game system.
  6. I was once obsessed with the idea of Fable. Now that a new version of it has been released and still hasn't delivered on the promises of Peter Molyneux, it's a tad disappointing.
  7. Essentially a great expansion pack that adds some cool and funny new content to what is already a top-tier RPG. The new content is basically window dressing – albeit excellent window dressing.
  8. The game addresses one of the chief concerns of the first Fable, its length.
  9. If you simply can't get enough Fable, then by all means give the developers and publisher some more of your hard earned cash.
  10. The weight of the game increases quite a bit with the addition of The Lost Chapters so fans who were deterred from a purchase when the first game was released now should have all the reason they need to go pick up a copy.
  11. Don't expect this game to be different from everything you've ever played before, but you can bet that Peter Molyneux's vision has laid a few blueprints that will contribute much to the future of gaming.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    9
    I would like to start off by saying that, no matter what Moleneux says, Fable: The Lost Chapters is not an RPG (or at best, it is a very **** one). This is the first Fable game that I ever experienced and I must say I liked it a lot. It is definitely one of my most treasured games from my younger days. I say younger, I am still quite young. LOL SMILEY FACE FML LMAO et cetera. To the task at hand; What makes Fable so great? For me, I found that the whole world was quite amusing in a childish sense and that the story was wonderfully simple yet immersive. It is true that the story is very linear and that it is your bog standard "Tragedy befalls Protagonist, Protagonist Seeks Revenge, Protagonist Realises he has a greater purpose, saves world, END" story line, but the way it is delivered is so delightfully entertaining. The choices you make along the way, don't have a massive effect on the gameworld as promised, but they still make for some good entertainment in the short term, even if it is only cosmetic. The characters throughout the game are voiced well, though a little cheesy at times; this point is mainly aimed at piss annoying villagers. I especially liked the main character. Silent as the grave. The emotions system, that is in place of any real conversation, works as the in game jester; bringing joy to the user through way of farting. It is great for a while, but it doesn't take long before it gets old. Still it works well at amusing your mates every now and then if they pop round. As I mentioned before, Fable is not an RPG and it plays best to go into it with a mindset that it is an action game. In this sense it works well, as the combat is fun enough that it doesn't get too old before the game ends, but it is simple enough that the 10 year old demographic that mainly play this game can understand it. However, it is difficult to specialise in one type of combat (either Melee, Ranged or Magic) without getting completely slaughtered by your opponents, which ruins the RPG aspect of things. Other features like marrying villagers and buying housing are all a bit blah, so they are not worth talking about. Finally, one of the main gripes that critics made sure they pointed out, was that the original game was too short. I think this problem has been well addressed with the additional content that is offered in this game. Overall, buy this game if you are looking for a good 10 to 12 hour laugh. Don't buy this game if you bought the original and still own it; instead, either rent it or sell the old version and buy this one with proceeds. Full Review »
  2. Mar 24, 2014
    9
    Charming, fun, well-crafted open world, great atmosphere, interesting artificial intelligence and the broad spectrum that is the player controlled character is particularly intriguing. Too bad they stopped building on these algorithms in later Fable games. Full Review »
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    The lost chapters is a good expansion Fable, if you liked the original this a must have. Adds quite a bit to the game but it can leave a bit left to desire. Full Review »