The Wolf Among Us

  • The Wolf Among Us
82
Based on 26 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Great story.
  • Impressive character development.
  • Stylish presentation.

Cons:

  • Choppy framerate.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Yet Another Review Site on 80

I love a good story, be it books, films or games. I especially love stories that I get to interact with, choose your own adventure books for example! You would expect video games to be able to deliver this sort of interactivity in spades, but truth be...

By micromart.co.uk on 70

Imagine a world where Snow White, Prince Charming, Little Red Riding Hood and other well-known fairytale characters are not only real but they all live together in the same town. If that sounds familiar, then it's quite possible you've been watching the...

By HardcoreGamer on 90

This also happens to be the best-looking and best-playing adventure game that Telltale has ever released, which is really saying something for such masters of their craft. As it was with The Walking Dead, if you own anything that can run this game, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to play it.

By Gaming Nexus on 95

There's a lot in The Wolf Among Us for Fables fans to get excited about. And if you're new to the series, it's just as good an introduction as reading the first tradeback. I enjoyed 'Faith' so much that I did two run-throughs in one sitting, and I can't...

By Tom's Guide on 90

Now, Telltale Games — the adventure-game developers behind the acclaimed adaptation of "The Walking Dead" — has given Bigby the starring role in its latest game, " The Wolf Among Us ." This downloadable gem is available for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox...

By MacLife on 80

It doesn't quite have The Walking Dead's emotional weight or instantly relatable characters, but Episode 1 of The Wolf Among Us is a fun, intriguing opener for what promises to be a macabre supernatural noir thriller.

By PCAdvisor on 80

The Wolf Among Us is a beautiful and offbeat game that's a natural, if perhaps less emotive, successor to The Walking Dead. Enter it knowing that it's more branching story than it is an action or puzzle game, however.

By Strategy Informer on 90

In February 2011, Telltale Games made the stunning announcement that they had five games in development. In the two years and eight months since then they’ve released three of those, cancelled one (King’s Quest), and have just the title based on DC...

By GameSpot on 60

Over many years and many intellectual properties, developer Telltale Games has honed its aptitude for creating player-guided, story-driven games, culminating with last year's critically acclaimed series, The Walking Dead . Now it has introduced player...

By IGN on 90

Faith begins Sheriff Bigby's adventure with an introduction that’s funny, brutal, and mysterious in the best possible ways. If this inaugural episode of The Wolf Among Us is any indication of the rest of the season, then Telltale's latest adventure game is set to provide an adventure every bit as memorable as Lee and Clementine's.

By Trusted Reviews on 80

While not as immediately accessible as The Walking Dead, this first episode of The Wolf Among Us shows plenty of promise. It opens up a fascinating world with a great cast of characters, kickstarts a mystery and demonstrates Telltale's commitment to...

By Gaming Age on 92

CommentOne thing that The Wolf Among Us proves is that you don’t need to have some pre-existing affinity to enjoy Telltale’s entries in the adventure game genre. I was already a big fan of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead before jumping into the...

By EuroGamer on 70

But, story-wise, I'm hooked. The characters are fascinating, the plot heavy with potential, and my faith in Telltale's skill is high. Consider this score a work in progress then, with the expectation that it will rise over the coming months as Mr Wolf's investigation deepens.

By Digital Trends on

Since Telltale refuses to play nice and release its games whole like most everyone else in the industry, we're forced to take drastic measures. There will be no scores on our individual episode reviews for The Wolf Among Us . If you really want to see a...

By Cheat Code Central on 84

What do you get when you mix Dick Tracy, Phoenix Wright, and a book of fairytales? Welcome to The Wolf Among Us, Telltale’s newest cinematic adventure game set in the universe of Fables. Like Telltale’s previous award-winning series, The Walking Dead,...

By PC Gamer on 90

The Wolf Among Us deftly merges Walking Dead's moral quandaries with a noir murder mystery starring Fables' cast of fairy tale...

By GameInformer on 90

While the gameplay is still second-rate compared to the story, Faith succeeds most because of its unpredictability. Even longtime Fables fans will be shocked by some of the revelations. I read the Fables comics - which aren't required for this prequel - and was still blindsided.

By PCGamer on 90

I’m afraid to find out, which means The Wolf Among Us is already weighing on my conscience. And the meanest thing I’ve done, so far, is threaten poor Mr. Toad. How am I going to feel when I do something really bad?

By InsideGamingDaily on 90

The Wolf Among Us is a fantastic narrative adventure equal to its Walking Dead predecessor. Fables veterans will enjoy seeing Snow White when she was just the assistant to the deputy mayor. For those who have never read Bigby’s ventures, you’re in for a peculiar world full of characters of yore, homicide, and an excessive amount of cigarettes.

By GameSpot on 80

Cityscapes are cloaked in deep purple haze and long shadows, and droning minor-scale chords heave and sigh, suffocating you with their smoky nuances. No matter how this story unfolds, it's hard to imagine a happy ending clearing away the pervading darkness.