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  • Summary: In this fourth episode, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is considered to be safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester stillIn this fourth episode, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is considered to be safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still imprisoned, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with Wildlings and worse. In King's Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten? [Telltale Games] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jun 1, 2015
    90
    A lot of the pieces in this elaborately crafted game of chess are finally starting to move towards what can only end up being quite spectacular climaxes. Oh, and it feels damn good to finally fight back.
  2. 90
    The team at Telltale Games has done a spectacular job of creating a compartmentalised story that runs parallel to the books and show that fans know so well.
  3. May 28, 2015
    85
    Nicole Martinez and Brad Kane clearly care a lot about this world, and with episode four, they’ve introduced a lot of critical momentum to the season that makes it feel like the series has turned a corner.
  4. Jun 2, 2015
    70
    It may be a fixed narrative with little alterations, but it’s still an interesting narrative, but should that fail at any point than this entire castle built by Telltale may collapse.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 17, 2015
    70
    Those plot threads need weaving together soon, lest our interest run out before winter arrives. [Aug 2015, p.90]
  6. Jun 22, 2015
    70
    The overall arc of the season remains unclear and it’s too early to tell if the whole shebang is worth playing. Unfortunately, Telltale are either resting on their laurels or have committed to too many projects - or perhaps both. Game of Thrones continues to suffer as a result, it’s dour atmosphere and familiar mechanics only enticing to huge fans of George R. R. Martin’s world.
  7. Jun 1, 2015
    60
    Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, now over halfway through its first season, has been a huge disappointment so far, but it’s been improving steadily, and Episode Four – Sons of Winter proves there’s real potential in the concept, even if Telltale might not have been the right candidate for the job.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 11, 2015
    10
    This episode was far better than any other episode this season. It got me more invested in the story and the characters. Im having just asThis episode was far better than any other episode this season. It got me more invested in the story and the characters. Im having just as much fun playing this as i do watching the show, except most of the time im either crying or in disbelief when im watching the show. But anyway i can see this game going along way, and i hope Tell Tale make a season 2 similar to what they did with TWD. Expand
  2. May 28, 2015
    10
    This episode was well paced, full of action and had meaningful story progression. Overall the best episode so far. It is disappointing that weThis episode was well paced, full of action and had meaningful story progression. Overall the best episode so far. It is disappointing that we have to wait 2 month for each episode though. Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2017
    8
    Arguably one of the best so far, Telltale manages to keep the story getting more and more interesting. The graphics are improving, but theArguably one of the best so far, Telltale manages to keep the story getting more and more interesting. The graphics are improving, but the pixelation is still noticeable. Features a few cool action sequences as well. If you have played until here, you definitely won't regret playing this Episode. Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2016
    7
    At this point the story seems to be going nowhere but people who are already this invested should continue to play to see how the differentAt this point the story seems to be going nowhere but people who are already this invested should continue to play to see how the different characters interact. Expand