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!
User reviews: Very Positive (948 reviews)
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 This 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
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 42 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
The basic gameplay loop isn't engaging. That's really what you should take away about Grimm. Aesthetically, the game is delightful, and while the direction it goes in storytelling is... bizarre, it's not bad, but the actual gameplay - which is a mix of Katamari Damacy with some extremely basic 3D platforming - bogs it down completely into a mess of repetition and tedium. Essentially they took the basic gameplay of Katamari, completely missed what made it good, and ended up with the mess that we see here.

Admittedly, even some of the later actual Katamari games managed to miss what made Katamari Damacy fun in places, but that hardly makes this excusable. Absent the progression provided by being able to pick up steadily larger objects, the entire game is just running around, watching things turn dark and dirty in your wake, and very occasionally jumping. It's incredibly dull, and it's a shame because everything else about this has potential.

There's been cases where I've stood up rather strongly for games that lack conventional gameplay, such as the excellent The Path, but this is a very different case from that. It's not that Grimm lacks gameplay in a traditional sense, it's that it has it and it's extraordinarily repetitive and unengaging. They could have just actually cloned Katamari in it's entirety and this would have been pretty damn great, but instead we ended up with this half-baked mess of a game. If there was any doubt, not recommended.

Also, while it's not a factor in this review, seriously guys - don't nag someone about the fact that they're playing the free episode when they own some of the paid ones. I have the entire series from a bundle and it's slightly annoying to get little nags in something that I spent money on and own.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Please note that I have only played Episode 1 (it's free) so far.

Caution: Despite the cute graphics this game is NOT for children! There is hanging, people getting blasted to bits, getting burned on a pyre and more.

The episodes are standalone stories with each of a playtime of around 30 minutes. The gameplay and controlls are very easy to pick up. You play as Grimm, whose goal it is to make everything around him nasty and turn happy people into rotten ones. You do this by simply walking around. As you do that your stink power will grow and allow you to turn bigger and bigger objects into smelly ones and later even the people. But you have to be careful, the good people are out to clean up your mess.

The game is well animated and the voice-acting fitting. The only problem I encountered was repeatedly getting temporarily stuck on invisible objects and borders.

The creators have repeatedly stated that because they no longer have access to the game source they will not add achievements to this game. This also means that there will be no further episodes added or problems fixed (smoothing out objects edges so as to not get stuck), so don't expect anything on that front.

All in all a really fun and easy game for teenagers and adults looking for a short break.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Are you tired of happy endings?
Ever wanted to turn the world into a filthy wasteland with your butt?
Do you like hanging little children?

Well this is the game for you my twisted friend!

Grimm is a simple game. You will spend most of your time running around a cartoony fantasy land turning everything to pleasant into utter crap. You play as Grimm, a pee'd off little demon man who runs around surrounded by an AOE of grime. With basic platforming and a few "goal" npc's this game offers a simple and accessible "hop in and go" playstyle. The fun is not necessarily the act of running around, but in watching the morbid and often funny ways in which the world is changed. It isn't the most polished experience with a few minor clipping issues and a couple places to get stuck, but given the price-tag, its not really worth complaining about.

I would recommend you give this a shot if you're looking for a "Heroin Hero" game that is simple and will pass some time. You'll probably get a few cheap laughs out of it too :)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you hate the honey and sweetness of many fairy tales and wants to turn them into darker and rotten this game is for you!
By converting objects in a level stinky and darkness, you increases and convert items which advance the story.
Is an episodic game, a lot simple platform, a evil fun dwarf which creates a trail of darkness and nasty wherever he goes.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
9/10
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