Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness Image
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  • Summary: Asher, the exile, proceeds to Mereen in search of an army to take on the Whitehills. Meanwhile in Westeros, Mira must deal with the lethal politics of King’s Landing. [Telltale Games]

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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Ep Two: The Lost Lords Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 27, 2015
    85
    The third episode makes up for the dull second with eventful additions to each of the four major stories. Though some truly exciting things happen to every main character, it's the promise of spectacular things to come that keeps the series upright.
  2. 80
    Despite the lack of choices, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 is probably the best episode of the bunch.
  3. 80
    The series is back on track with The Sword in the Darkness, which will make the wait for episode four all the more agonising/frustrating.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 26, 2015
    70
    Sword in the Darkness shouldn't be viewed as a bad episode, but it does lack the expected drama. [June 2015, p75]
  5. Apr 6, 2015
    65
    If the games hope to be considered worthy additions to the phenomenon, they'll need to take advantage of that vast world, and all its opportunities for original storytelling. While also remembering that we’d like to see a bit more than the bottom of a Whitehill’s shoe.
  6. Games Master UK
    May 24, 2015
    60
    There's still the odd Telltale-tastic moment, but things are in danger of petering out. [June 2015, p.71]
  7. Apr 1, 2015
    50
    With better pacing, more interesting plot lines and more focused interactions, The Sword in the Darkness is easily the best episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones yet; it’s not “good” by any means yet, but it’s getting dangerously close.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 10, 2017
    8
    You feel truly oppressed in this Episode, which for a GOT video-game is a very good thing. I did not find the storyline predictable, except aYou feel truly oppressed in this Episode, which for a GOT video-game is a very good thing. I did not find the storyline predictable, except a few times where anyone who watched the show (or read the books) would know exactly what happened. I'm glad they kept the original story though, instead of trying to venture off into the unknown like the show is doing now. The graphics are much better than in Episode Two. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2016
    7
    Like the last episode, this episode carries on much the same, with very little twists, predictable gameplay, but a continuation of the amazingLike the last episode, this episode carries on much the same, with very little twists, predictable gameplay, but a continuation of the amazing story and themes. Expand
  3. Apr 15, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Didn't happened great things in this episode...
    But remains a good game.
    If anyone buys this episode first surely will not buy the other episodes.
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