Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 16, 2015
    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
    It's just a shame it's taken so long to get there. [Oct 2015, p.91]
  3. Jul 28, 2015
    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.
  4. Jul 23, 2015
    The fifth episode of Game of Thrones includes all of the elements that we love in the novels from George R.R. Martin and the HBO TV series. It has an interesting story, bloody battles and sticky situations. We're near the end of the season and it looks like we'll have an epic ending.
  5. 80
    However, despite the occasionally poor animations and the poor handling of the passage of time, Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode 5 – A Nest of Vipers presents its players with some stressful, tough choices, and uses QTEs in an fun way.
  6. 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.
  7. Jul 22, 2015
    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.
  8. Aug 12, 2015
    Despite an increase in action, Game of Thrones continues to disappoint with a sidenote storyline.
  9. 70
    These episodes have played out in roughly two hour chunks so far. It feels as though there are still numerous loose strings to be tied up. I cannot help but feel that although this next episode is meant to be the last, that we are also going to leave some questions unanswered as a setup for another season.
  10. Jul 27, 2015
    Mostly it’s just a bummer that A Nest of Vipers doesn’t continue the steady uptick in quality we saw over the previous two episodes, but Episode Five nonetheless proves itself a necessary step in the lead-up to the season’s conclusion next episode.
  11. Jul 23, 2015
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Jul 28, 2015
    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. Full Review »
  2. Jul 27, 2015
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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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  3. Jul 10, 2017
    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. Full Review »