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Back to the Future: The Game (Windows)

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MobyRank
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3.8
MobyScore
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User Reviews

Fitting homage to the movies; mediocre adventure game אולג 小奥 (168858) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Ignore the flaws and take it for what it's worth: A great entry to the BttF series! Kadath Bird (706) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Don't be like me, keep playing this game until the end before writing your review Pixelspeech (955) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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80
PCActu
Avec une version PC assez bien optimisée, Retour vers le Futur reviens dans le domaine du jeu vidéo par une voie où on ne l'attendait pas, celle de la qualité. Reste au final, que ce Retour vers le Futur nous offre un très bon scénario, dans la lignée des films et que l'univers est respecté, alors au final, que demander de plus ?
80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
Back to the Future: The Game is, on the face of it, much like Telltale’s other adventure outings – Sam & Max, but a lot less twisted. But Telltale has taken on the monumental task of adapting some of science fiction’s most beloved film characters and sending them on a new adventure, and in that, Back to the Future: The Game is very nearly all we could hope for. It’s chock full of the kind of witty writing that made the movies such a pleasure, character cameos, nods, and homages to the films, while still standing very much on its own. As I played it on the episode release schedule, the episode cliffhangers always left me wanting more, and despite a few pacing and design missteps, Telltale delivered where it was important: the game’s heart and soul.
79
Game Captain
Back to the Future ist ein ziemlich einsteigerfreundliches Adventure für Fans der Filmreihe. Kaum anspruchsvolle Rätsel, eine umständliche Steuerung, die schon in den letzten Telltale-Spielen für wenig Begeisterung sorgte und relativ kurze Episoden sind für erfahrene Abenteurer allerdings ein deutliches Minus. Auf der Habenseite kann man auf jeden Fall die liebevolle Adaption der Filmwelt verbuchen, auch wenn die Cartoonoptik sicherlich Geschmackssache ist. Die Story ist in gewisser Weise ein Spiegelbild der Filmtrilogie, bietet aber dennoch ein in sich geschlossenes, eigenständiges Bild. Leider bleibt die von Telltale beigesteuerte, deutsche Synchronisation ganz schön hinter der herausragenden englischen zurück.
76
PC Games (Germany)
Auch wenn am Ende dieser Seiten keine Traumwertung steht, ist Back to the Future doch ein bisschen besser als die Summe seiner Teile. Denn obwohl weder Grafik noch Steuerung noch Rätseldesign begeistern, hat Telltale einiges richtig gemacht. Vor allem: Die geniale Filmvorlage wird respektvoll und ideenreich fortgesetzt, mit flotter Handlung und guter Atmosphäre. Wer die Kult-Streifen also mag, sollte bei diesem Spiel einen Blick riskieren!
75
1UP
Unfortunately, none of that creativity is on display in Back to the Future: The Game; Telltale doesn't get more ambitious than your standard dialogue and inventory puzzles (something they were really moving beyond in Sam and Max Season 3), and once you're in a time period, you're stuck there until the story deems you ready to move on. The game also contains brain dead puzzles that require you to click every item on the screen, select the correct dialogue option, or do the polygon equivalent of "pixel-hunting" for small objects -- all ideas that Telltale should have left behind by this point. It's unclear whether these choices were made for the sake of a more casual audience, or to ensure that the actual game didn't interfere too much with the story they were trying to tell, but it's still disappointing to see Telltale's lack of ambition in an area they've steadily been improving upon.
75
IGN
I liked Back to the Future: The Game, but I didn't love it and that sucks. The first two episodes had me hooked but the next three lost me as they got more and more crazy. I have no problem with a developer trying new things and taking franchises to new places, but starting off serious and ending goofy left me unimpressed.
70
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
BTTF: The Game scheurt niet met vlammende strepen van Telltale's platgetreden adventurepad, maar voor de rest is dit een erg genietbare tijd/ruimte-nostalgietrip voor Back to the Future-fans.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Clairement destiné aux fans qui recherchent avant tout à retrouver Doc, Marty et Einstein dans une aventure inédite, Retour Vers le Futur : Le Jeu saura leur donner satisfaction, à condition de faire l'impasse sur la réalisation modeste (voire limite aux fraises sur Wii) et les énigmes simplistes.
60
Adventure Classic Gaming
With the recent announcements by Telltale Games on the development of newer game projects based on other franchises licenses, including Jurassic Park, Law & Order, and King's Quest, it is conceivable that the developer may be spreading its development resources too thin to sustain all of these projects. Compared to other episodic series previously released by the developer, this series has been plagued with more glitches and bugs. Interestingly, the last words to appear on screen in this episode is not "The End" but rather "To Be Continued". As such, fans of Back of the Future may be comforted to know that the adventures of Marty and Doc will likely continue in some distant future—or quite possibly some distant past.
60
Adventure Classic Gaming
As the penultimate episode, it remains to see how the series will wrap up in the next episode. The story is by far the most interesting part of the series. While this episode also tries to be humorous, many of the jokes in it fall flat. Like many fans of the series, I too long for a strong closure in the final episode, so that the series can end on a high note which the franchise so truly deserves.
60
Adventure Classic Gaming
There is little new in gameplay that is introduced in this episode. There are no mini-games or optional quests. All of the surprises are found in the story. As with the last episode, a hint of what is to be expected in the next episode is shown in a mini-trailer at the end of the game. Sadly, fans of Back to the Future who do not have a working flux capacitor will just have to wait until the next installment arrives!
60
GameCola.net
The game ends with an indication that there will possibly be a second season of the Back to the Future games, and I suppose I’d purchase another one if it came out. The game as a whole was fairly entertaining, even if it did stumble at the final hurdle rather spectacularly, doing a sommersault that ended in a face plant. There’s a good assortment of puzzles throughout the entire series, although things kind of peak in the second and third episode, and by the final one the game has run out of tricks and is left to pull quarters from behind your ears while you pretend the solution isn’t right in front of your eyes out of pity
40
Adventure Classic Gaming
While Back to the Future: The Game Episode 3: Citizen Brown has its moments, the episode is a low point for the series. The puzzles are not very challenging, and the storytelling ultimately falls short in the end.