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The true meaning of the word fear... Once upon a time, fairy tales were valuable cautionary yarns filled with dire warnings and sage advice. However, over time, the stories have become so watered down with cute woodland creatures and happy endings that they have lost their true meaning and purpose. No more!
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014
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Buy Grimm Season One

Includes 8 items: Episode 1 - A Boy Learns What Fear Is, Episode 2 - Little Red Riding Hood, Episode 3 - The Fisherman and His Wife, Episode 4 - Puss in Boots, Episode 5 - The Girl Without Hands, Episode 6 - Godfather Death, Episode 7 - The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs, Episode 8 - Beauty and the Beast

Buy Grimm Season Three

Includes 7 items: Episode 17 - The Frog King, Episode 18 - Jack and the Beanstalk, Episode 19 - Mulan, Episode 20 - Pinnochio, Episode 21 - Sleeping Beauty, Episode 22 - The Adventures of Thumbling, Episode 23 - Snow White

Buy Grimm Season Two

Includes 8 items: Episode 9 - The Master Thief, Episode 10 - The Singing Bone, Episode 11 - King Midas, Episode 12 - Cinderella, Episode 13 - The Golden Goose, Episode 14 - Iron John, Episode 15 - The Pied Piper, Episode 16 - A Christmas Carol

About the Game

The true meaning of the word fear...

Once upon a time, fairy tales were valuable cautionary yarns filled with dire warnings and sage advice. However, over time, the stories have become so watered down with cute woodland creatures and happy endings that they have lost their true meaning and purpose. No more! This is American McGee's Grimm, and Happily Ever After ends now!

Experience an incredible adventure built around the world's best-known fairy tales. As Grimm, you will transform the classic tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more of your favorites into darkly twisted Grimm versions of themselves in 23 episodes. Each game episode is centered around one of the world's best-known fairy tales and provides 30 minutes of gameplay. Each episode is a complete, standalone experience and the episodes can be played in any order.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Single Core Pentium Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 6200+ or equivalent video card with 128MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz Dual Core Processor or 3GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 7600+ or ATI x1300+ Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
2,184 products in account
31 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
Once upon a time, on another game service far away, there lived a little episodic game series called American McGee's Grimm. It hailed from the once cheerful and joyous kindgom of Gametappington. The Kingdom of Gametappington however was overcome with a blight, and chaos soon took over, when the original king was slain, and the kingdom was soon taken over by the evil king Metaboli. Metaboli ruled with an iron fist, and took all the fun and cheer away from the once joyous kingdom of Gametappington. And with that, Grimm was locked away, soon to be long forgotten.

Well one day, a kingdom on the other side of the world, known as the kingdom of Steamtopia, ruled by our mighty lord Gaben, began amassing an army of indie titles under the recruitment orders of Sir Greenlight of Steamptopia. Grimm of the kingdom of Gametappington had escaped the clutches of the evil king Metaboli, and fled clear across the globe. Along his voyage to freedom, he worked for various traders to seek employment. But he had one goal in mind. Steamtopia. So he continued his trek to Steamtopia, seeking refuge as his endgame. And one day, he arrived at the gates. But he had to prove himsewlf worthy first. Sir Greenlight of Steamtopia saw potential in this little episodic trooper, and gave it a chance. But he let the citizens of Steamtopia decide its fate, much like all of its other soldiers of the Greenlight army. The citizens of Steamtopia liked this new Grimm. They welcomed him in with open arms. And henceforth it is with great pleasure to announce the forever citizenship of Greenlight Knight Grimm of Steamtopia!

Grimm is an episodic game series, much like another Gametap original you all know as Sam & Max Season 1, which has made it's way to Steam. It's a pretty nifty little title. Simple, yet adorably gruesome if that makes any sense. Each episode, which is covered over 3 seasons, with 23 episodes in total, starts out cute and innocent enough, but ends with some sadistic retellings of beloved tales from the brothers Grimm.

It is definitely a game intended for kids. But I would not go as far as saying little kids. there is blood, and there is gore. But it is no worse than what you may see on an episode of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, or any regular episode of Family Guy. But parents beware, you may want to check out the game first before letting any little ones play it. That said, it can still be enjoyable for adults. It does have some decent humor even we can enjoy.

The gameplay is simple. You control a warped and twisted version of Grimm, who is fed up with how cute the fairy tale stories have become, and he wants to give them a good kick in the rear with a dark and disgusting makeover. So each episode has Grimm walking around, jumping, and stomping chaos into everything. As he corrupts more of the area, his dark-o-meter fills up, and the more bars he gets, the wider the radius of his corruption becomes. There are some characters who will be immune to the dark corruption, but as more bars get filled, even they succumb to the darkness. But before they succumb, they can erase the darkness with their own small radius, as they walk around. But they are more of a small bother than a real threat, and can be easily worked around.

There is not really much challenge in any of the levels, and each episode can be beaten in roughly 30 to 45 minutes tops, even taking your time. With 23 episodes in total, that is not too bad of a full gameplay length. But don't expect any huge leaps in gameplay with each episode. It's pretty much, walk around, corrupt, and butt stomp! That said, this game is more for the humorous story retellings than anything else.

Each episode starts with a short cinematic showing the cute version of the fairytale, and ends with the newly improved dark and twisted version. You'll find retellings of such faiytales as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Pinnochio, Snow White, and more.



All in all, worth the $9.99
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
47 products in account
12 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
Good and fun game, clean graphics and linear to the max. It's more an interactive story than a game, and I really like it, enjoying every chapter. It's so interesting that I ended up looking for the stories I played in the game and read them all in their original version. Got the full game for 1$ in a bundle and I dont regret it, would gladly pay more to support this game.
Posted: March 3rd, 2014
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
543 products in account
45 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I love the storytellig done in Grimm. But sadly that's about the only thing I love about this game :( The game is extremely simplistic as well as extremely repeatative. All you have to do is run around and from time to time make a jump at your objective.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
1,979 products in account
760 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Plenty of episodes with the shallowest gameplay I've ever seen. Grimm offers a gameplay experience similar to the Katamari games but reversed. Instead of consuming everything it's your job to make everything you see dirty and evil. Walk near a building and it will transform into something ugly. Fill up your meter to change even the biggest objects because you can't just change anything you see when you start a level, you have to build it up.

Each level lasts several minutes and each episode consists of about 5 levels. Way too many. It's all related to children's storybooks, though. Which is unique, I'll give it that. And the graphics have a cartoony, charming look. It's the thing I was most impressed by actually.

But I wasn't impressed by this game back then and I'm still not impressed (if you couldn't tell). Avoid.

[Rating: 61/100]
Posted: January 16th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
46 products in account
48 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
Very amusing game. It's pretty fun keeps you occupied when there's nothing else to do. :P

The storyline was interesting and creative, plus the characters make some hilarious with some fine voice acting and comment. And the graphics is great with nice abstract style. Game control need some getting used to it, while the gameplay gets repetitive in terms of what you have to do, other then that the overall it's a bit dark, simple, addicting and fun!
Posted: July 13th, 2014
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