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  • Summary: In this penultimate episode, the actions of every Forrester are vital to the survival of the house. Rodrik's alliance with House Glenmore, and his defiance of the Whitehills, has drawn the ire of an even greater threat: Ramsay Snow. Far across the Narrow Sea in Essos, with Meereen now a freeIn this penultimate episode, the actions of every Forrester are vital to the survival of the house. Rodrik's alliance with House Glenmore, and his defiance of the Whitehills, has drawn the ire of an even greater threat: Ramsay Snow. Far across the Narrow Sea in Essos, with Meereen now a free city, Asher is close to securing the army he desperately needs to return home, and save his family. In King's Landing, Mira's activities at Tommen's coronation have not escaped the attention of Margaery Tyrell, and Cersei has realized that the handmaiden may prove useful in her political games. Finally, beyond the Wall, Gared's unlikely allies are reluctant to help in the search for the North Grove... but this far into the frozen wilds, Crows and Free Folk have a common enemy; and winter is coming. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 16, 2015
    90
    It feels like Game Of Thrones has finally got going in this, the penultimate instalment. [November 2015, p79]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 21, 2015
    90
    It's just a shame it's taken so long to get there. [Oct 2015, p.91]
  3. Jul 22, 2015
    80
    It’s hard to say whether this episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series is a genuine standout piece of work amongst their other stuff, or is simply elevated due to some of the other episodes in this series being far less exciting. Nevertheless, it’s still a thrilling experience, and looks to be working towards a superb finale for the series.
  4. 80
    A Nest of Vipers keeps the story-telling train chugging along nicely whilst getting it closer to the endgame. Another good episode in the bag and leaves plenty to look forward to in the series finale.
  5. Jul 28, 2015
    80
    This episode is a bit of a mixed bag in that its first half feels very slow and lacklustre, while its second half hits home with some impressive action and a strong ending that breaks the player's heart all over again.
  6. Aug 12, 2015
    70
    Despite an increase in action, Game of Thrones continues to disappoint with a sidenote storyline.
  7. Jul 23, 2015
    50
    The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones is a bit of a mess. While there's a lot of meat in this instalment, it still ends up tasting a bit bland. Between oddly behaving characters, technical issues, and poor plotting, this feels like Telltale's least inspired release in some time.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 17, 2016
    8
    Easily the best episode of the series. It marks what is to come in the finale and a lot of important decisions are made here, many of whichEasily the best episode of the series. It marks what is to come in the finale and a lot of important decisions are made here, many of which stem from other past decisions. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2017
    7
    A pretty good Episode in terms of story, but a pretty poor Episode in terms of everything else. It's a shorter Episode filled with veryA pretty good Episode in terms of story, but a pretty poor Episode in terms of everything else. It's a shorter Episode filled with very relevant decisions and fairly good action sequences, but I even noticed a little inaccuracy with what's in the books. It was not good to see. Expand
  3. Jul 27, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Game of Thrones: Episode Five - A Nest of Vipers is A Big Diseppointment.
    Hue spolier alert.
    is not a bad episode is still playable ,but it was just really weak.

    1)The first thing that piss me off about this episode,is before the ending you find out who is the traitor and that is either royland or duncan.The betrayed of these two makes no senses.

    2)The Ending when you have to choose either Rodrik or Asher to stay behind was really force

    3)Queen Daenerys Targaryen was a B*tch {I choose either kill Dezhor zo Raza or let beska kill Dezhor zo Raza} (she didn't give Asher Second Son {or army} just because he [or let beska] kill Dezhor zo Raza just for one man?)

    4)When i choose to kill Ramsay Snow the game didn't let me ,just why?

    5)Arthur Glenmore & The Beast deaths ,these two died way too soon

    those are the problems i have with episode of Game of Thrones but they are some really god part in this episode

    1)I really like the realationship between Mira & Tyrion and with Cersei too

    2)Lot's of new great and colorful characters

    3)Cotter backstory was amazing

    4)I can't wait what will happen in the final episode

    Over all this is a weak episode of Game of Thrones telltale series

    5/10 2.5/5 stars
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  4. Jul 28, 2015
    5
    It is a fact that the decisions you made in TELLTALE games, generally do not effect the story much. Whatever decision you make, at the end ofIt is a fact that the decisions you made in TELLTALE games, generally do not effect the story much. Whatever decision you make, at the end of the day you are finding yourself approximately in same places with very alike scenario. In other games of TELLTALE, script writers closed that passive gameplay gap of the game by well-written scenario and powerful characters. Unfortunately, Game of Thrones game became much more annoying than entertaining. The decisions do not effect anything and game openly cheats within itself totally independent of your decisions. At the moment, I am just playing this game to see what will happen at last. Expand