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FOR EVERY CHOICE, A CONSEQUENCE. Fully re-mastered with HD visuals and audio, Fable Anniversary is a stunning rendition of the original game that will delight faithful fans and new players alike! The all new Heroic difficulty setting will test the mettle of even the most hardcore Fable fan.
Release Date: Sep 12, 2014
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New Version Available - 832816

September 16

Fixes include:
Freezing issue with Apex/Cloth (Will Users outfit, hair and some bandits)
Freezing/Stuttering issue in Oakvale at the start of the game
Creature spawns fixed - troll should appear outside hobbe cave now and hard mode will be harder
Added more options to the keyboard remapping – you can now remap mouse controls
Fixed the Depth of Field – fixes the blurriness
Fixed a crash on startup for users that had redirect their My Documents folder on Windows 8

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“…the strange and beautiful world of Albion, with all its weird idiosyncrasies and wildly varied accents, is as absorbing and lovably, peculiarly British as it ever was.”
8/10 – IGN

About the Game

FOR EVERY CHOICE, A CONSEQUENCE.

Fully re-mastered with HD visuals and audio, Fable Anniversary is a stunning rendition of the original game that will delight faithful fans and new players alike!

The all new Heroic difficulty setting will test the mettle of even the most hardcore Fable fan. With no Resurrection Phials and even more lethal enemies to contend with, will you be able to survive?

Forge a hero based on your actions: age and evolve a hero or villain through the actions you choose and the path you follow-be it for good, evil, or in-between.

Build your living legend: Through deeds and actions, build a name for yourself across the land. Recruit allies and followers. Gain glory or notoriety. Who will you be?

With an entirely new lighting system, slick new interface, all new textures, models and gameplay, Fable Anniversary is the full HD, definitive Fable experience.

Find out more about the great changes in Fable Anniversary here.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: Intel 2GHz Core2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 x2 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon X1800/ Nvidia GeForce 7600GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad 2.33GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Sadly I hate to say I would not suggest buying this for PC gaming lovers, the PC port is horrible with functions that force you to use the Insert/Home keys and Delete/End keys for scrolling through the menu options, the "HD" is not good enough to pass for this generation graphics, so that is not a reason to buy over the crappy PC port. All and all it was a huge bummer for me as I am a huge Fable 1 fan (Not the "1") and I was looking forward to some good comeing from that ♥♥♥♥ company. Why can't couldnt a company who did everything right the first time replicate it in 2 or 3? I have no idea. But failing at making a already good pc port version into an HD remake kind of gave me the answer to that. They are just simply a really really bad company. So this is a huge DO NOT BUY from me.
Posted: September 16
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
I think this is a good purchase for someone who has wanted to play the first fable but never did. It really isn't all that ugly as people are claiming.
Posted: September 15
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Even though I'm used to the Keyboard and Mouse from playing Fable: The Lost Chapters a hundred times over, I went straight to the controller because I wanted to see how that felt and I was plesantly surprised. I haven't tried Key+Mouse, and looking at the reviews here, I don't think I will, but if you're willing to play with a controller, you shouldn't have any problems.

As for the game itself, I could tell you to save yourself some money and buy the original TLC, because it's the same game exactly, minus the graphic update which is nice, but not at all necessary to enjoy the awesome game it already was.

I'm still gonna recommend it for one little detail, and that's the Heroic Mode. Shops will have a limited supply of Health and Mana Potions, although you can still find both as loot for defeating enemies or from Traveling Merchants at a slightly marked up price. Vendors will now purchase whatever you sell at 50% of what it costs, which means no more making a fortune by Buying/Reselling Emeralds in Oakvale, no more Resurrection Phials, more expensive and less effective Physical Shield and Enflame and all enemies will be buffed and give you 40% less experience.

Heroic Mode feels a bit more like what the game should have been initially. Now, at the same time if you're like me, and you like to powergame, it'll just make it a bit grindier but overall more challenging, which is nice.
Posted: September 15
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21 of 39 people (54%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
I've decided to make a review for this because I've seen so many bad reviews, I feel nobody is outlining the amazing new features in this game. I haven't finished the story yet but I've played enough to know the ups and downs.

I've seen a few issues mentioned, I'd like to say that so far they seem based entirely on personal preference. Not that they're wrong but issues like "crashing" I've not experienced any crashing what so ever and all the graphics are maxed out with TV being streamed on my second monitor. I would suggest that issue may be due to something else not that I'd know for sure but I've kept a solid frame rate without a single stutter.

There was a mention of issues with the controls. I have to agree slightly when I started playing I noticed they changed the controls by default to a new layout which is not so great for mages; To fix this just go to the controller settings and you can switch back to the original controller scheme which I prefer as you can access all spells rather than only having access to one spell at a time. The menu navigation isn't great but it's new, after a few hours I was used to it like any other game. The game clearly was only meant for controllers so it can't be faulted for not being perfect on keyboard/mouse.

Graphics seem to be hated on? I love the redone graphics! It's certain changes that you really notice a difference, especially with some of the spells (I've not tried them all yet). I'm sure if you compare the 2 versions the graphics are much better on this! It's one thing that's kept the game fresh for me. Some of the faces are creepy in HD but really compare the 2. Also this isn't a next gen game you can only improve the graphics a certain amount.

This is a huge positive for me. The harder difficulty! I'm not sure if it was the same for anyone else but the original was far too easy once you worked out what spell combos to use. Hero mode has provided me with a new challenge, especially approaching The Arena! I made the mistake of assuming I'd ace it but multiple times came close to death meaning I'd have to restart it all. It really has added a new side to the game for me.

The additions to the game; I love the new additions, the new outfits and weapons. The original game was rather dull when it came to outfits and weapons so it's refreshing to have more choices now. I will say, the DLC is definitely TOO much! I mean this is a HD remake, an "Anniversary edition" I expect these new features to be included to justify the price! To expect another £10/£15 is taking it too far. I'm not paying double or triple the price of the original just because you made the game "pretty". Yes, DLC seems to be a fad in every new game but DLC isn't for Fable TLC. I would love to experience all of the new features you've worked so hard on but I will not pay such a high price for these menial extras.

My overall opinion (Trying not to spoil anything for people reading); I love it, it's revived a classic game without taking away what people loved about Fable. The graphics are improved, the new difficulty keeps you on your toes and the new features are what make this a worthy remake. I will say the negative reviews seem to be.. overwhelming but I didn't see a single reason that justified so much hate. I will agree, the price if you include the DLC is a lot I would say too much for what it's for but if you can wait for it to go on sale or if they reconsider the DLC prices then yes this is a definite buy.

Truth is, if you loved Fable you will love this. I would definitely recommend it to any fan and for those who have not experienced Fable TLC then this will be the best version for you to start with. Try not to base your opinion on everybody elses, try it for yourself and decide but remember it's a HD remake, not a brand new Fable game. I preordered this because Fable has so much replayablilty (if that's a word) that this will only enhance that for me.

If you would like me to elaborate anything or have any specific questions I'd be happy to answer, my opinions generally are not biased so if something is broken or wrong I will include them but I feel that the 'negative reviews' have snowballed for no real reason. Hopefully this or another equally positive review makes it to the top so people considering buying the game have different opinions instead of just a bombardment of unjustified dislikes.
Posted: September 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Feels like a crappy port to me. You cant use the mouse in the menus and the upgraded graphics just seem blurry/out of focus.
Posted: September 17
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628 of 841 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
If you want Fable, go back to the original plus Lost Chapters.

I loved the original Fable, but this port is not worth the extra money. When first announced, I was excited because I thought they'd improve upon the original. Fix issues with the old one, gameplay or glitch wise, maybe add in a couple new quests, and fix the bad user interface and player menus.

Instead, it's really only a graphical difference. Worse yet, the graphics aren't really that much better. Sure, they smoothed things up and fixed up some lighting effects, but the models (especially the faces) are ugly as sin. I was hoping (more than anything else) they'd take a page from Fable 2 & 3, and give the option to buy a house without killing the occupants. Instead, it looks like that's still the plan. At least they looked at the menu options. Well, they looked but they did not fix. In fact, they made them worse. I bought this game for the PC, I WANT TO USE A KEYBOARD AND MOUSE. You cannot rebind keys. The default Keyboard/Mouse keys I cannot imagine are good for a right-handed player. For a left-handed player like myself, they're murder. The menu is horribly clunky. If I want an to equip a sword, for example. Imagine I've already navigated the maze of menu options to get there. Then, to actually equip the sword, you don't push enter. you push A. ON THE KEYBOARD. If you want to go back? B. The letter B. Not escape, that won't work.

Yes, I know controllers are available that work with my PC. I don't want them, I'm comfortable with my keyboard and mouse. As a big fan of Fable games (I own them all) this is insulting. The graphics are softer. The cutscenes still look like they're from the original (pixels EVERYWHERE). There's no customization to how I want to play a game that's all about customization. The User Interface is worse than before. There's a stupid book opening animation that has to play everytime you open the game or want to exit back to menu. This is a horrible addition to the Fable family. I'll probably play it again, I paid for it. Don't make the same mistake.

EDIT: Upon assistance from another player, he revealed that you actually need to be on your sepcific character before the option to change controls appears. While this provides immense relief, left-handed players may be distraught to discover you cannot rebind end, delete, pgdn or pgup, home or insert. Further, the numberpad keys cannot be assigned to the hotbar keys.

Still, I count this as a victory, and a lot of my stress about the game has been removed.
Posted: September 12
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