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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 3, 2014
    90
    The game is even better than the Bill Willingham's original graphic novel series. The Wolf Among Us is a showcase of first class storytelling. [Aug 2014]
  2. Aug 13, 2014
    85
    Overall, I was a little disappointed that Telltale Games couldn’t come up with more puzzles for The Wolf Among Us, but otherwise everything about the game is first-rate.
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    83
    A fantastic, morally ambiguous detective tale that sometimes struggles to make its interactivity meaningful and fun.
  4. Aug 19, 2014
    80
    The Wolf Among Us is yet another good game from Telltale Games. One major flaw is dismissing some characters - that's the reason the first season of The Walking Dead is and will be a better offering. Everything else - from the atmosphere to the storyline - is really good. Apparently Lee and Clementine's adventure wasn't a one-time high quality offer. I can recommend this game with a clear conscience.
  5. Sep 7, 2014
    80
    Great first season with great characters and coherent story. More interactive story than game though.
  6. Aug 21, 2014
    80
    The Wolf Among Us tells an engaging tale, filled with great characters, colorful graphics and clever choices. If only the choices held more meaning.
  7. Jul 18, 2014
    60
    While the Walking Dead demonstrated the potency of interactive fiction, there are times here where Telltale struggles to dispel a disquieting notion: that The Wolf Among Us doesn’t necessarily benefit from the player’s involvement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 105
  2. Negative: 3 out of 105
  1. Aug 5, 2017
    10
    The Wolf Among Us

    11 Hours Played 5/5 Episodes 2 Playthroughs Episode 1 - 21 Book of Fables entries Discovered Episode 2 - 11 Book of
    The Wolf Among Us

    11 Hours Played
    5/5 Episodes
    2 Playthroughs
    Episode 1 - 21 Book of Fables entries Discovered
    Episode 2 - 11 Book of Fables entries Discovered
    Episode 3 - 11 Book of Fables entries Discovered
    Episode 4 - 12 Book of Fables entries Discovered
    Episode 5 - 8 Book of Fables entries Discovered

    35/35 Achievements

    Game Perfected
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  2. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    This is such an underrated game! It is one of the best interactive story games I've ever played. The graphics are beautiful and along with theThis is such an underrated game! It is one of the best interactive story games I've ever played. The graphics are beautiful and along with the music and atmosphere make for a superb environment (very much like an animated comic). Voice acting is flawless and superb. The story is addicting, with cliff hangers at the end of each episode and a lot of plot twists.

    The dialogue choices often don't make much of a difference but many of them do, along with some other major choices. The fighting can be pretty fun and is definitely a joy to watch.

    Overall, a pleasurable 9 hour experience, the whole way through. The ending was wrapped up nicely (no major plot holes) with a *slight* cliffhanger at the end, JUST enough to get you excited for Season 2.
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  3. Sep 29, 2018
    9
    Another great game form telltale you play was wolf AKA Bigby you are sheriff of Fable town and your main duty is to protecting the Fables ..Another great game form telltale you play was wolf AKA Bigby you are sheriff of Fable town and your main duty is to protecting the Fables .. the game play is same as other telltale might be letter different. the graphic of this game is nice and the dark atmosphere of the game it put you right in to the game it is look like you are right there .. the play time is short as other telltale game 4 to 6 hours,

    Story 10/10
    Realistic 8/10
    Graphic 8/10
    Game play 9/10
    Sound 10/10
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    Total 9

    Single player time 4 to 6 h
    Worth to buy this game with $ 24.99 no you can wait to get it around $ 10 to 15
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  4. Mar 11, 2016
    9
    It's a good experience. Let's ​see...Visual and Atmosphere are true to the comics? Yes!... Interesting story and characters that are notIt's a good experience. Let's ​see...Visual and Atmosphere are true to the comics? Yes!... Interesting story and characters that are not predictable? Yes! Replay value because you can finish the game with different choice that change the game story a little ...and that is very rare in an adventure game...so far so good.
    Interactivity is not great (there aren't many object to pick up for example compared to a traditional adventure) and the episodes are quite shorts , but it is a very solid game overall.
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  5. Nov 15, 2017
    8
    The Wolf Among Us is an awesome game. If you don't know Telltale Games, this is a great start. If you know TTG, this is among the few reallyThe Wolf Among Us is an awesome game. If you don't know Telltale Games, this is a great start. If you know TTG, this is among the few really good games they've brought out. Art style, engaging story, moral choices that make you question your humanity and a genius, unforced twist make this game stunning story wise. It's held back by it's cliche parts, inconsistencies in storytelling and small plot holes that will have to be filled in the sequel. Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2014
    8
    The Wolf Among Us starts off brilliantly with the first episode showcasing some of the best writing in all the video games I've played. TheThe Wolf Among Us starts off brilliantly with the first episode showcasing some of the best writing in all the video games I've played. The noirish setting with its unique art style had me hooked, and most of the characters that are introduced have a lot of depth and personality. Voice acting is great and the soundtrack feels appropriate for every scene, aiding whatever emotional impact the game attempts to induce. Overall, the first episode gave me a very positive impression of the game and the cliffhanger ending had me wanting more.

    Subsequent episodes are still quite decent, however I felt they weren't of the same calibre as the first episode which I consider to be the most well constructed of all five. Difficult choices are present throughout the series, however the game does occasionally feel as if there's very little progression and some glaring plot holes also start to emerge. I think most people will agree that the fourth episode was relatively weak, as not only was it the shortest, but the secondary characters that were introduced felt poorly developed and the build up to the finale was underwhelming. The final episode had some pretty epic action scenes, but the Crooked Man doesn't feel like much of a threatening antagonist, thus the trial scene wasn't as tense or climactic as I expected. I was also hoping for a better resolution between Bigby and Snow, though the final interaction with Nerissa is very eye-opening and concludes the series on an overall positive note.

    Lastly, throughout the whole game, you'll also probably encounter occasional stuttering. Some of the animations may also seem a bit jerky, particularly in action scenes, but none of this isn't very significant. Finishing the game, I couldn't help feeling slightly disappointed that the rest of the game didn't quite hold up to the very high standards of the first episode. However, the game is still very engaging and well worth the price. Anyone who has played previous games from Telltale, or anyone interested in what is a very mature and memorable setting should consider playing The Wolf Among Us.

    Individual episode ratings:
    Episode 1, 'Faith' - 8.8
    Episode 2, 'Smoke and Mirrors' - 8.2
    Episode 3, 'A Crooked Mile' - 8.4
    Episode 4, 'In Sheep's Clothing' - 7.3
    Episode 5, 'Cry Wolf' - 8.0
    Overall rating - 8.1
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  7. Jan 10, 2014
    1
    At a first glance it seems to be a pretty well put together game. Multiple choices and consequences give the game a genuine feeling of makingAt a first glance it seems to be a pretty well put together game. Multiple choices and consequences give the game a genuine feeling of making an impact on the game. However I am only speaking of Episode 1. The first episode came with such high hopes and promises for the series and left us the fans wanting more. Three months has gone by and not a word on Episode 2 or so much as an ETA from Telltale Games. The only thing that TTG has said was that there would be an ETA on episode 2 after the holidays. They have not so much as posted anywhere online in over a month and that has left a lot of fans with souring regret in their mouths. I understand delays and wanting to put out a polished game to the fans but when the game is sold as episodes and is meant to be released every couple of months, it would be beneficial for the dev to keep in contact with the fans. Game developers need to understand that the fans make the game a success or a failure. No word from them means they could care less about the game and is making the rest of us would be fans falling into the same mindset. They have our money and that seems to be what TTG cares about the most. Expand

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