Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jul 31, 2015
    With superb production values that reminded us the ones of the TV series, Sons of Winter is the best episode of this franchise so far.
  2. Jun 5, 2015
    Depending on your choices, "Sons of Winter" finally offers a payback for every loss the Forresters suffered. Every plotline lets the player experience a satisfying victory against your worst enemies - with the exception of Gared Tuttle, who is mostly setting up the North Grove story for next month. But with two episodes remaining and a last-second twist you might still lose it all - but it wouldn't be the Game of Thrones if you couldn't.
  3. May 27, 2015
    Whilst the writing and voice acting remain top-notch, the complete illusion of player choice and the increasingly thinly veiled attempts to conceal it, make Game of Thrones feel more like a spin-off series of the acclaimed TV show, than an actual interactive movie set in Westeros. In order to achieve it's full dramatic impact, the conclusion of the series should offer substantially differentiated outcomes based on player choice, otherwise it is doomed to lose momentum with each episode.
  4. May 27, 2015
    An episode that finally makes some bold moves on the chessboard of The Game of Thrones. The pieces are slowly coming together before the final two episodes, and the choices begin to have real meaning.
  5. May 26, 2015
    Episode 4 manages to up the ante in modest ways, and continues to indicate that Telltale knows what they're doing.
  6. May 26, 2015
    Major developments and long-awaited action push Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode 4 - Sons of Winter into position as the best episode yet.
  7. Jun 8, 2015
    Telltale, your script is really really good: Great dialogue, brilliant conflicts and a sense of stealth action. But the deficits like playtime as well as the hardly challenging puzzles remain.
  8. May 31, 2015
    Sons of Winter has entangled his characters in such a painful web of conflicts that we can't help but feel the weight of every single beat of action. There are no minor consequences in Sons of Winter and every wrong word could easily be the last one.
  9. May 27, 2015
    After a disappointing third episode, Game of Thrones brings back tension and action at a good level. We learn a bit more about some characters, can see a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel, even though some scenes remind us that it's not going to be easy for everyone.
  10. May 27, 2015
    Game of Thrones: Episode 4 - Sons of Winter is the first episode to end with both intrigue and satisfaction.
  11. May 26, 2015
    Game of Thrones Episode 4 starts putting the series on the final straight in terms of action and packs quite a few interesting situations. There are a few of glitches and some choices end up with a game over screen but it's still a pretty enjoyable experience.
  12. May 26, 2015
    Gripes aside, this is easily the best episode Telltale has released since the first, and with the quality gradually increasing, I am becoming immeasurably impatient for the final episodes.
  13. May 26, 2015
    There's usually one episode in a Game of Thrones season where the numerous setups that the earlier episodes have built finally culminate into a payoff. For Telltale's adaptation, this is that episode.
  14. May 26, 2015
    The plot’s driving forth at an effective pace, the characters are each growing in their own unique ways, and things end in a way that promises a lot of huge things for episode five. If you’ve been following along with the series up to this point, you’ll definitely be gripped by this one.
  15. 80
    Sons of Winter puts the series back on the right track, offering the same amazing writing, voice acting, and world, but with more progress and consequence to the proceedings.
  16. We are playing a Game of Thrones content, but the story is too static to reflect that. We expected tension-filled scenes and desperate dialogues. But the game is unable to deliver both. Game of Thrones deserves something better.
  17. Jun 7, 2015
    Game of Thrones is really beginning to kick in to high gear as things start to possibly look up for the Forresters in Sons of Winter, but most importantly the characters start to get much-needed shots in the arm.
  18. May 29, 2015
    It's an interest chapter, although its purpose is basically paving the road for the finale. Choices have impact (at least apparently), and the writing is quite good.
  19. There’s still some engaging play, including a lengthy and well choreographed stealth action sequence starring Asher that makes good use of Telltale’s traditional point-and-click interface. If you can manage to pull off everything without any mistakes it plays out in deliciously cinematic fashion.
  20. Jun 14, 2015
    A mid-season episode which keeps the narrative wheels turning, steps up the action in places, and (at last) gives the Ironrath Forresters some brief moments of triumph.
  21. Jun 9, 2015
    Sons of Winter is an episode with more lights than shadows but without anything really noteworthy, although if you're a fan of the series you’ll appreciate Asher’ narrative, Myra’s loneliness and Rodrik’s suffering.
  22. May 29, 2015
    The fact that everything I do just seems to be unwritten at the end of every episode, and not in any way that ever makes me triumph, takes me straight out of the action. I can’t get invested in this game, because I feel like I’m not doing anything.
  23. May 26, 2015
    This is probably the slowest episode of the series, but we get the feeling that Telltale is getting everything ready to pull out the big guns in the final episodes.
  24. May 26, 2015
    There aren't any heart-stopping moments or dramatic twists like there were in the early episodes, but Sons of Winter sets a good pace and keeps it up throughout the episode. It's great to see the continued focus on shrewdness over brute strength for most of the characters, especially considering House Forrester's situation in Westeros.
  25. May 27, 2015
    Backdrops still aren't easy on the eye, Gared's tale has dipped and it doesn't have the tension present in previous episodes, but Mira and Rodrik's gradual transformations are a delight, and Asher's narrative finally steps up.
  26. Jul 8, 2015
    Game of Thrones adventure series still feels as an inexpensive tag for the TV series even after the fourth episode. It's not bad, but the universe of G. R. R. Martin's books deserves better.
  27. May 26, 2015
    As Telltale's Game of Thrones passes its halfway mark, it takes a bit of a dip, staging a set of scenes that feel less like something you can control and more like something you can only passively watch. There's no real sense of agency in the choices you are offered, other than spinning a conversation in a certain direction before coming full circle to a pre-determined outcome.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 88
  2. Negative: 12 out of 88
  1. Jun 1, 2015
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The whole point of putting scores on episodes of a story so vast is pointless! Some episodes need to be simply an introduction to greater events. Same goes for book chapters. Do you grant a score to chapters? No, you evaluate the whole book. I liked it as a part of the story. The giant was awesome ;-) Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2015
    The worst of this series yet. It seems like with every episode it gets more buggy and unfinished with this episode featuring drawings insteadThe worst of this series yet. It seems like with every episode it gets more buggy and unfinished with this episode featuring drawings instead of graphics in some parts and really buggy graphics.
    Worst yet the GoT new series is coming out already so this is no longer filling the void and its story is so far backwards it hard to adjust yourself.
    Your "choice" still means nothing and you get to feel it fully in episode 4 at some drastic decision you dont even get to vote on.
    In this day and age when life is strange exists this game is just obsolete and i wont let the license make up for it.
    4/10 for good movie but **** game
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