Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time (Windows)

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It's About Time! is the first out of five episodes of Back to the Future: The Game.

The year is 1986, and Doc has been missing for a long time by now. Because of all the debts he was having, the city decided to build a parking garage at the place of his house, selling all stuff from it along the way. Marty McFly is trying to save things precious to him, but suddenly the time-traveling car DeLorean appears out of nowhere with the Doc's cry for help! It appears that Doc is stranded in the year 1931, where he was arrested for setting a speakeasy on fire. Marty must travel to the past and rescue his friend before he gets lynched by furious mob.

The adventure game features third-person view with real-time 3D graphics and pre-defined fixed, pivoting or scrolling camera settings. While interaction is performed in classic point-and-click style, the player has to move Marty by direction keys or dragging the character with the mouse. Puzzles are predominantly inventory-based; certain tasks can also be solved by gathering information and selecting the correct dialogue choices.


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Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Biff stole my guitar
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Story so far
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Doc's killed? Have to hurry!
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Marty's father is responsible for selling stuff.

Alternate Titles

  • "Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: Es geht los" -- German title

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A fun game for fans of the Back to the Future movies shphhd (349) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Atomic Gamer Dec 30, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Feb 03, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamona Jan 05, 2011 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Feb 15, 2011 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Jan 03, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Dec 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 24, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 24, 2010 13 out of 20 65
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 15, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
A Hardy Developer's Journal Jan 22, 2011 3 out of 5 60

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Klaster_1 (57976) added Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time (Windows) on Dec 24, 2010
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