Our The Wolf Among Us walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this graphic adventure on the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita & iOS.
Since 2002 the FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world’s most beloved storybooks are real – real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact. The 2013 game is set prior to the events seen in the first issue of the Fables comics.
Let’s start the The Wolf Among Us walkthrough! You can choose a specific Chapter in the table of contents below, OR you can watch the entire Episode 1 with Doug as your voice-over commentator here.
Please note that viewers must be at least 18 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes. This game includes Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Welcome to Fabletown
- Chapter 2: Wolf in Sheriff’s Clothing
- Chapter 3: The Long Goodbye
- Chapter 4: The Frog or the Prince?
- Chapter 5: Panic in the Parlours
- Chapter 6: A Light Snowfall & Ending
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The Wolf Among Us Walkthrough
From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, comes a gritty, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf – THE big bad wolf – you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.
A consistent New York Times bestseller, ‘Fables’ is one of DC Entertainment’s longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint since 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story. The game is a prequel to this comic series.
An evolution of Telltale’s ground-breaking choice and consequence game mechanics will ensure the player learns that even as Bigby Wolf, Sheriff of Fabletown, life in the big bad city is bloody, terrifying and dangerous.
The full season of content spans these 5 episodes:
Episode 1: Faith
Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors
Episode 3: A Crooked Mile
Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing
Episode 5: Cry Wolf
Key Game Features:
- From the team that brought you 2012 Game of the Year, The Walking Dead.
- Your choices matter: Now, it’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect your story, but WHEN you choose to do it.
- A mature and gritty take on characters from fairytales, legends and folklore who have escaped into our world. These are not the characters you’d see on a little child’s lunchbox.
- Play as Bigby Wolf: formerly the most feared monster among the Fables, now Sheriff of Fabletown and protector of those he used to hunt. He must restrain the beast within if he is to earn the trust of those around him.
- Choose Bigby’s actions carefully. Will you approach a situation calmly or unleash your inner rage? The way you act will determine how others respond to you.
- A perfect place to begin your Fables journey, even if you’ve not read the comics; this game is set before the events seen in the first issue of the comics – you don’t have to know the characters or the world to play!
- Based on the Eisner Award-winning Fables comic book series.
In this FAQ section, developer Telltale Games will answer most question about the game!
When can I buy the game on PC/Mac/Xbox 360/PS3?
On PC/Mac/Xbox 360:
The season premiere episode of The Wolf Among Us, titled ‘Faith,’ will arrive for download worldwide this Friday October 11th on Xbox Games Store for just $4.99. A Season Pass option is available for the first time on Xbox Games Store for Telltale’s new series enabling consumers to purchase the rest of the five episode series at a discount for $14.99 versus the $4.99/episode price. Episodes 2-5 will also be available for individual purchase as they release on Xbox 360.
The series will also launch worldwide on PC this Friday October 11th, available via the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other online digital distribution outlets as a Season Pass that includes entitlement to all five episodes as they release. The Wolf Among Us can be pre-ordered now for a 10% discount up until the time the game launches this Friday.
The Wolf Among Us will also premiere on PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 in North America on Tuesday October 15th. The PlayStation 3 version of the game series will be available for consumers to purchase as individual episodes for $4.99 or as a Season Pass for $19.99 which will include episodes 1-5 as they are released. A release date for the title on PlayStation Network in Europe will be announced as soon as it is confirmed by our 1st party partners.
Is this game like The Walking Dead?
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, we think you’ll like The Wolf Among Us. You’ll feel right at home with the controls and the way that the game plays. Like The Walking Dead, it is an adventure game focused on story and characters. More importantly, unlike many other games, The Wolf Among Us is driven by the choices that YOU make: we see you as the final collaborator in telling the story of the game.
What is ‘Fables’?
Fables is an Eisner Award-winning comic book series was first published in 2002 by Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics. Written by Bill Willingham, the series tells the tale of the characters and creatures of myth, lore and legend who have been driven from their homelands to seek refuge in our ‘mundane’ world.
The Wolf Among Us is about fairytale characters and creatures? It’s for kids, right?
Absolutely not. The Wolf Among Us, like the Fables comic books it’s based on is a mature experience. It is violent and gritty and deals with adult themes. These are not the characters and stories from sanitized animated movies; they’re bloody, sexy and have never been on the side of a child’s lunchbox.
Does The Wolf Among Us play in a similar manner to The Walking Dead?
If you’ve played The Walking Dead, you’ll feel very comfortable with the game’s controls. There have been changes though, reflecting feedback from you, our players, and the differences between the characters and world of Fables versus those of The Walking Dead. Lee Everett and Bigby Wolf are very different people in very different situations.
What if I’ve not played The Walking Dead?
Not a problem at all. The two properties are completely unrelated other than both being amazing, award-winning comic books that we love. We design our games so that anyone can play (rating allowing). The controls of the game are very simple; this is a game that’s more about the choices you’d make in a tough situation, rather than having a lightning-fast trigger finger.
Do I need to have read the Fables comic books in order to enjoy the game?
No. The game is set before the events seen in the first comic book, so you don’t need to know anything about the world or the characters, but if you are a fan of Fables, we think you’ll enjoy seeing the characters and places you’re familiar with brought to life in a video game.
So who do I play as?
You are Bigby Wolf, THE Big Bad Wolf of story and legend. Bigby came to the mundane world several hundred years ago along with many other Fables as they escaped from their homelands, fleeing from the tyranny of ‘The Adversary’. Bigby is Sheriff of Fabletown; an incredible detective with preternaturally powerful senses and the ability to revert to his original form – that of a giant wolf. His dark past means that even though there is a pact between all Fables, stating that the events of the homelands are in the past and are to be forgiven, many do not trust him. He is feared, and although that’s often useful in his line of work, it can present him with problems.
Does The Adversary play a major part in this story? Who is The Adversary?
No, although the threat of The Adversary is something that you’re always conscious of. Who is The Adversary? That’s something you’ll have to find out by reading the comics!
Fabletown is an area of New York City where many of the Fables who escaped their homelands live in exile. They are hidden from the mundane world through magic and subterfuge. Those that cannot pass as human must wear a magical ‘glamour’ to fool mundane eyes if they are to remain in Fabletown. Fables that cannot hide their true nature must live in seclusion, in up-state New York, on ‘The Farm’.
What’s a ‘mundy’?
You are – anyone from our world who is not a Fable. You’re mundane, that is, lacking any of the things that make a Fable a Fable. There’s no magic about you and therefore, to a Fable, you’re a mundy.
Are there Fables elsewhere in our world?
Yes – but this story is focused on Fabletown.
Yes, but in the world of Fables, it’s a commodity like almost everything else in life. What’s more, it’s rare because not all of the magic users of the homelands escaped with their lives. It can be bought and sold, and the wealthier Fables have access to spells that the poor don’t. One example of that is a ‘glamour’, a spell that hides the true form of a creature, giving them a human appearance.
Who can I expect to meet in this game?
You’ll meet characters that you know… or think you know. Beauty and the Beast are an interesting couple and Ichabod Crane is Deputy Mayor. Colin the Pig – of three little pigs fame – is a regular (unwelcome) guest in Bigby’s apartment, and the Woodsman is someone that Bigby has ‘history’ with. A flying, drunken money from the land of Oz is a librarian of sorts, and the assistant to the Deputy Mayor is a certain Miss Snow White. These are just a few of the Fables you’ll meet in The Wolf Among Us.
How and why does choice matter?
Player choice is the key mechanic of a Telltale game and it’s what makes our games unlike just about every other game out there. You are the final ‘author’ of the story that you’ll experience because the things that you do and say affect the world around you. Your decision or action could cause an immediate effect, or it might not be felt until later in the episode or even later in the season. Because the choices you make are yours, it means that your experience of The Wolf Among Us could be very different to that of a friend. Furthermore, you’ll often come under pressure to make decisions quickly. You won’t be able to stand around too long deciding which option to choose during a conversation, reflecting the pressures or real-world decision-making.
The Wolf Among Us adds a new dimension to the way that choice matters. For the first time in a Telltale game, it not only matters WHAT you choose to do, but WHEN you choose to do it. Time is always ticking and even the Big Bad Wolf can’t be in two places at once. You’ll have to deal with the consequences choosing where to go and what to deal with at any given time.
Why is this game episodic? What does that mean?
Telltale has a history of releasing episodic games – our development philosophy is built around it and it’s something that makes us different from most other developers. Like many story-based TV shows and Bill Willingham’s original comic book series, the game will tell a complete story arc over the course of a season. We will periodically release one episode at a time until all 5 episodes are available and the season is complete.
How long is each episode?
It really depends on the player, but an episode can be completed in around 2 hours (that’s 10 hours for the whole season). Having episodes of this length means that most people will be able to get through them, and we want that to happen. The game is not designed to present super-hard barriers and will not force you to grind through it in any way. We want you to complete an episode so that you’ll experience the story and be ready for the next episode.
What kind of game is this?
It’s an Adventure game that will test your morals and your emotions. It’s also a new type of ‘role playing’ game where you will behave as the kind of character you want to be. It’s a game of making decisions and living with the consequences. It is drama, action, suspense and thriller. It’s a Telltale game!
Does this game feature multiplayer?
The Wolf Among Us is a single-player experience, but by playing, you become part of a connected community of millions. The game tracks the decisions you made compared to those of the rest of the world. Did you role-play as a ‘nice’ character compared to the rest of the world? Or were you a heartless monster? Compare your stats to everyone else playing and share that information socially, discussing why you did what you did around a virtual water cooler.
Why does the game look the way it does?
We were inspired by the work of Mark Buckingham, artist for the comic books.
What are the recommended system requirements for The Wolf Among Us?
PC Minimum System Requirements:
OS: XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free
Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
DirectX: Direct X 9.0c
Sound: Direct X 9.0c sound device
PC Recommended System Requirements:
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.3 Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
Mac Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
Processor: 2.3 Ghz Intel
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free
Video Card: 512 MB Nvidia or ATI graphics card
Additional: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
Welcome to the The Wolf Among Us walkthrough, chapter by chapter!
The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf. Now the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City, exiled from the land of fairy tales, Bigby is tasked by the bureaucrat Snow White to keep order within a society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane.
From a chain-smoking member of ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ to a car-stealing Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and most run-down streets of New York City.
Chapter 1 is subtitled “Disturbance”.
Note: As you’d expect from a Telltale title, this game series adapts to the choices you make. The story is tailored by how you play.
Chapter 2 is subtitled “The Woodlands”.
Chapter 3 is subtitled “Murder Investigation”.
Chapter 4 is subtitled “Mirror Mirror”.
The Wolf Among Us Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Chapter 5: Panic in the Parlours.
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