Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1

  • Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1
77
Based on 34 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Decidedly Back To The Future in every way. A worthy next chapter.
  • Great visuals, Expert voice acting brings characters to life, Interesting story.
  • All your favorite characters, same wit as the movies

Cons:

  • Short even for a Telltale episode, with simple handholding puzzles.
  • Puzzles offer little challenge, Only takes a few hours to finish.

Expert reviews and ratings

By DarkZero on 80

Published October 2nd 2011. Written by Jorge S. Fernandez. We all know that licensed videogames based on current film or television tend to be met with critical disdain, and for good reason: most of them are crap.But with licensed games based on older...

By PC Gamer on 53

Closer to a spinoff of the cartoons than the movies. No childhood-destroying licence though, just a wasted...

By ImpulseGamer on 83

PC, Mac (Steam) & PS3 StoreIf you have seen the Back to the Future films, and you can’t help but have a big grin on your face at the thought of the DeLorean hitting the speed that will trigger the flux capacitor and send the car into time, leaving...

By Game Observer on 70

As a fan of the movies, I found the game (overall) to be fairly enjoyable. It had its up moments (the beginning) and some down moments (sections of the 1930s scenario). But since it’s mostly just an effort at fan service, the game is likely not going...

By PC Gamer on 45

A waste of time; dull and shoddy, Back to the Future fails to deliver on anything that made the movies so much...

By Fusion Mods on 70

Developer: Telltale GamesPublisher: Telltale GamesPlatform: PC (review) , MacPrice: $24.99Telltale Games’ latest venture in their long reaching pedigree of point-and-click adventure games comes in the form of an episodic story existing within the...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 90

It’s hard to deny that Back to the Future games have had a sordid history. When the best game based on the series up until now was a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City mod, it doesn’t speak very well of the efforts that came before it. Still, with Telltale’s...

By Blogcritics on 80

At this point in time, Telltale Games' style is well established. They have become very successful in recent years putting out "seasons" of a game made up of several different "episodes." The games' style harkens back to the classic LucasArts games...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

The first chapter of Telltale's new Back to the Future story has been released, changing the film franchise's history of subpar games for the better....

By Hooked Gamers on 79

The Back To The Future films hold a special place in many people’s hearts. Arguably the most perfect film trilogy of all time, it is understandable that all rumors of sequels get quickly dashed. It would take an utterly insane group of people to...

By PC Advisor on 90

An intelligent, lovingly made tribute to the classic trilogy. Gamepro.com...

By Diehard GameFAN on 47

For Back to the Future fans, this isn’t a bad first start, as I genuinely enjoyed being around Marty and Doc Brown again. But for seasoned adventuring fans just looking for solid puzzles and gameplay, there isn’t anything new or particularly...

By GameSpot on 75

Despite its short length and easy puzzles, this episodic adventure still captivates with strong storytelling and compelling...

By AtomicGamer on 90

Northern California developer Telltale Games has had some good luck with existing licenses. The company's Bone, Monkey Island and Sam & Max series have been gratifyingly successful, coming to us on PC in downloadable, episodic form. Building on...

By GameZone on 85

The 1980s were a good decade for blockbuster films. Grandiose action comedies with ample opportunity for a few good explosions, these films also provided perfect fodder for videogames. Sure, the Atari 2600 and the NES weren’t able to do much more...

By Neoseeker on 85

Just over two decades since the release of Back to the Future Part III, Telltale Games steps up to the task of reviving the series with the episodic Back to the Future: The Game. It's always a risky prospect, messing with the source material, but...

By Gamers Daily News on 80

Back to the Future is a film franchise that seems like a perfect fit for an adventure game; while the movies had some incredible action in them there was also an emphasis on solving problems in creative ways. With this in mind, Telltale Games has...

By GamerTell on 98

Great Scott! Doc has disappeared somewhere in the past and left no trace. It’s Marty’s job to figure out where Doc went and how to bring him back to the present before he dies in the past.Cue The Huey LewisThe events in Back to the Future: The Game...

By Games Radar on 80

We’ll save you some time and cut to the chase: you will enjoy the first episode of Back to the Future: The Game if the following conditions are true… 1) you’ve seen the first Back to the Future movie, or at least have a general understanding of the...

By 1UP on 88

Telltale games have long had a movie-like quality, but the developer has almost always had the benefit of creating their own worlds. Back to the Future: The Game, on the other hand, carries unavoidable comparisons to the classic Robert Zemeckis films...