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: Mostly Positive (334 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
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Brief Synopsis:

Grimm is an episodic game that takes you through versions of different Fairy Tales. In this game, you play as Grimm, a gross little imp-like man who wants to turn all Fairy Tales back to their gruesome originals. To do this, you simply walk through each scene, dirtying up everything around you. Your main weapon is "butt-stomping", which dirties up larger areas than simply walking. There are also special power ups such as "Flaming Pee" and "Sausage Stomp", just to name two.


Long Review:

Story - There are over 20 different episodes in the game. Each one depicts a different Fairy Tale. Most you'll recognise, but there are a few obscure ones that you may or may not have heard of. Each episode starts off by showing the "light" version of the Fairy Tale, where Grimm points out all of its flaws. After you've finished dirtying up everything, the "dark" version plays.

Graphics - The graphics are cartoony and several assets (random people, princesses, and such) are reused from one story to another. The best part about the graphics are how they change from "cutesy" to "grimm".

Music/Sounds - The sound fx are pretty good in this game and the music (especially the music that plays when the game is on pause) is very catchy. I've actually caught myself humming it when out doing shopping.

Length - Each episode lasts over an hour, if you watch both the light and dark cinematics. They can be skipped by pressing the SPACE button however. If you skip them, and play quickly through the episode, then each one will last roughly 30-40 minutes.

Replayability - There are lots of "secrets" (coins) which can be found in each episode as well as the potiential to earn gold stars for turning everything in each scene dark, so there is a bit of replayability in this game if you don't manage to do everything the first time through.

Overall, if you're the type of person who enjoys immature humour (fart jokes) and cartoony depictions of violence, and you like games which don't really take themselves very seriously, you would probably enjoy this game. It does have a few problems with camera angles which are quite annoying in places, so you may want to wait until the game goes on sale to get it.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Rather morbid game but, not sure I’d recommend only because the game play felt repetitive and boring and rather odd that it was a time trial with a few bugs (in my instance random invisible walls). The art style could have been improved but I get the idea and style they were going for, and I did enjoy their main characters impudent characteristics and storytelling.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I love the Grimm's fairytales. All of the cautionary tales and dark elements are a delight and make them entertaining. When I saw the trailer for the game, I agreed and was excited to try it. The premise was appealing.

However, the delivery is where it falls short. I do not consider it a spoiler to say that when I thought of turning the ridiculously happy town dark and in my opinion, very cool looking, I was not expecting the method to be so vulgar. As the little dwarf imp creature, you go about peeing, farting, and butt stomping things to turn them dark/creepy/ etc. Definitely leaning heavily on the "return to gross." The goal is to end the stage by converting the entire village.

From what I saw, and I played only episode 1, you did not get to change elements of the story to make them return to their original dark state. There is story, but it is told to you and is not interactable. Forgive the term, but you are quite literally ♥♥♥♥ing all over the fairytales, in an effort to win.

Now that the misguided delusions are out of the way, what else can I say about this game? Well, if you were not expecting the same things I was, then perhaps you can enjoy the game. If vulgarity is not off putting to you and you want a little platforming and small puzzle solving all involving a slight Grimm atmosphere, then you might very well enjoy the game.
If nothing else, the art style looks really great.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Good Game , Good Graphicks & AWESOME storyline!!
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
This is a rhetorical piece of art.
This game has an amazing history line.
The narrative of the story makes it unforgettable and makes you want to go deeper inside the tale.
If rather the playhabilitie of it its quiet simple, and the graphics are not the top that there are ta the moment, its worth to play and to give a chance to this particular creation.
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Episode 1,Begining of the Best Game Ever,Might be Like Childish but Still Great with those Smelly and Rotten Words And Turning Grimm into some Erlking,I love this Fairytail Game,I will Soon Get Season 1 Pack,The Begining will always Continue,Always with the Brightness and Darkness,
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
All the elements where story telling is concerned are awesome. Cutscenes, sound, voice acting, you name it, they are great. The characters are really charming too.
The main character Grimm wants to ruins all the classic tales, which I think is a fun concept.

But gameplay is where it falls short. The only chanllenge here is walking around the level, that's it! You walk and "paint" stuff dark with an aura around you, when a meter reaches a certain point a new area of the level opens up and you continue.

On later levels you have a little platforming, but it's really easy and doesn't represent a challenge at all. I would say this was geared towards kids, but considering some of the grimm stuff that happens in the stories I don't know...

I would recommend you buy this game because of the story telling alone, but keep in mind the gameplay is meh at best, just there to take in the scenery.
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
I totally love the game <3 :D :D
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
It a fun game.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Kinder- und Erwachsene Märchen

70/100 Great art style and murky humor is almost all that new American McGee’s game has to offer. But if you've never played "Katamari Damacy" (or "The Wonderful End of the World") and just want to relax in your schadenfreude then this is your choice. Especially when the first episode comes for free and other seasons are very cheap.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
A silly, disturbing game for the sadism in all of us.

You play as Grimm, if that wasn't obvious. A smelly, cynical dwarf who's deceptively immature with his love for purile humor and fart jokes. But he's actually intelligent, using complex words and even speaking Mandarin Chinese in one particular Fairytale.

You run around some famous (and some rather obscure) fairytales, your existence itself causing the world to become corrupt and rigid, all in the name of returning the fairytales to their rightful state. There's where one gripe of mine comes in. You don't actually turn things into how they were supposed to be. In the original Little Red Riding Hood, Red Riding Hood actually eats her own mother, that never happens in this game. You rather turn them into dark parodies, which kind of ruins the entire purpose.

Nevertheless, turning fairytales into dark, disturbing, and metal as hell wastelands is pretty entertaining. Theres an upwards of thousand of different object transformations to keep it from being stale. It even brings variations on the darkening to keep things especially fresh (Like in King Midas when you turn everything into gold).

The animations are very primitive, you can tell this was made on a budget. And the cleaners are the most annoying things you will ever encounter. But buy this game anyway, it's loads of fun for what it's worth. I hope to see a sequel...

May all our stories end so well! Until next time!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Grimm is an interesting idea, make the new fairy tales that know no brutality, know no grossness, return to their origianal state. The artstyle is good, the effect of the happy pastel colors and fittingly sweet surroundings bring warped into a dark, industrial world is a good effect and make this game worth checking out.
The gameplay of Grimm is highly repetitive, walk around a map, make it gross, stomp objective, stop people from cleaning up after you
The main charcter "Grimm" is seemingly a one trick jokester revolving mainly around farts and is generally not likeable, however upon completing all the scenes of the game, you get to watch a mildly entertaing Grimm Fairy tale play out.
Overall the price is right, the first episode is free so no one feels like they are being scamed, and the other episodes are 99c, Personally, I think the artstyle and the ending story are worth it enough to give this game a try.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Wow! Is awesome! Its a great game for people that likes infecting people. I guess... But i say is a VERY good game!

Good:
- Recommended For fast coumputers. Can be laggy if you have many apps at your computer.
- Nice Campagin!
- An Awesome game that you should play!
- Good Quality for Good Computers!

Bad:
- Good graphcis as always. It can be laggy
- Needs a fast computer as always.
- Bummer, it can give some nightmares to kids. I think.
- You may have short FPS. Once you jump you can actually think you land but you dont. This game needs an target land.
P.S. Its a Great Grimm!
And the Owner made a great game that is this!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Good to play when bored 7/10 played the first episode really funny :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
American McGee. ♥ I got hooked from the 1st (free) episode and have gotten Mulan so far. Not disappointed one bit. I imagine it will eventually get repetitive after all these episodes but it has a unique playstyle that makes me want to replay over and over again. Plus, the characters, although gross, are adorable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I think I could probably sum this game up in a sentence or two.

The adventures of a pyschopathic maniac who pees everywhere and destroys everything that he comes in contact with and slowly makes the world become Hell, He also likes to buttstomp children in order to make this hell happen.

But on a serious note this game is a really funny and enjoyable game with a lot of creative destruction and a perfect amount of evilness.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I bought this little gem quite a while ago. Well, hard to say... but it is right to be bad in this game, and it is also fun to see how some fairy tales take a twist into the dark side. I like this game, because of the humor, because of the fun the game can transpose ... Messy up cute, nice landscapes, make people run away from you screaming in terror... As a whole, be as nasty as nasty can be, and change the outcome into a more ... acurate ... and far ... better ending.

At least you don't have to live after this forever happily after *yuck*!

Graphics: Not contemporary but still good.
Sound: Atmospheric... and yes, you are in a fairy tale, so... face it.
Gameplay: Simple but captivating.
Overall: Wear your own if you don't like mine.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Awful. Just terrible. First and foremost, American McGee's Grimm is not a game. Rather it's poorly executed animated cartoon with limited interactivity. There's so much potential but incomplete bits and pieces of this that I don't even know where to begin. It's not an action adventure game. There's hardly any action aside from literally spreading grime with your ♥♥♥♥ around the game world and the occasional stomp. The gameplay mechanics as noted above are very straightforward so it's easy to pick up for a younger audience.

I could get into the more technical nuances of the execution of the game but the little gameplay offered makes those remarks a minor issue.

Furthermore, the content and nature of the game may unsuitable for young children who'd be the folk who'd find the gameplay fun. The story telling and cinematics however are well done technically but there's no substance to it. I don't really care for what it is being told. The story telling doesn't necessarily grab you and leave you wanting to see and hear more. There's no spur. However that remark is highly subjective as others may find the stories amusing. Which is surprising as I have and do love many works from the Grimm Brothers.

Aesthetically? It's great. It's pleasing to the eye.

It's a stretch to call American McGee's Grimm a game. If you're a fan of the Grimm's Fairy Tales lore and want to experience them in the McGee aesthetic then give it a try, Episode One is available free. Otherwise, save your time I did the buttstomping for you.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Make it stinky!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
You ♥♥♥♥ on things to tame them over while others try to clean up after you, if you manage to dirty enough stuff, you can level up (only for that level) and dirty the people trying to clean up after you, SOON EVERYWHERE WILL BE DIRTY! (By dirtly, i mean restored ofc, as the prupose of this game to to restore the fairly tales from the childish tales they have become into the dire stories they used to be).
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