Final Episode, "OUTATIME", Now Available. Featuring a special appearance by Michael J. Fox!
User reviews: Very Positive (808 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 23, 2010

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The Season Finale, “OUTATIME”, is Now Available!

Featuring a special appearance by Michael J. Fox!

About This Game

Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure.
Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley - driverless! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled!
All 5 Episodes Now Available!
  • Episode 1: It's About Time
  • Episode 2: Get Tannen!
  • Episode 3: Citizen Brown
  • Episode 4: Double Visions
  • Episode 5: OUTATIME - Finale!

Key Features

  • Special Appearance by Michael J. Fox!
  • Christopher Lloyd and Claudia Wells return to voice Doc Brown and Jennifer Parker
  • Collaboration with Bob Gale Film, Trilogy Co-Creator/Writer
  • Back to the Future’s “first families.” The McFlys, the Browns, and of course, the Tannens – all play key roles.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP Service Pack 3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB Space Free
    • Sound: Direct X 8.1 sound device
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP Service Pack 3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB Space Free
    • Sound: Direct X 8.1 sound device
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.5.8)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB Space Free
    • Not recommended for MAC Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.5.8)
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB Space Free
    • Not recommended for MAC Minis or early-generation MacBooks
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
GREAT SCOTT, MARTY! THEY MADE A VIDEO GAME ABOUT US! ONE THAT ISN'T HORRIBLE!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
I find this game really entising, it is great it contains everything that a movie turned game should have; easter eggs; references; some same things like the chime; a good follow on story and most importantly they nailed the characters. It has great puzzles and gameplay and doent seem to bore me. Once again Telltale have made a great game. They got everything down to the point, inventory, difficulty and graphics.

But the one downside the controls are a pain. The camera angles cause no fault in this, they;re just a pain!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Really amazing game, I loved each of the 5 episodes and always hungry for more after each episode. Writing as as well as you expect from a Telltale game....needless to say 10/10. I cant really think of much else to say about it other than its worth every penny (and more) if you enjoy point and click action/adventure puzzle story games.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
GREAT SCOTT! A GREAT MOVIE GAME! Marty, we have got to go back to the past to stop the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ NES game version of our movie from coming out! Set date to September 1989, to destroy LJN for making horrible movie games! - Doc Brown

If this game was created and substituted for the Back to the Future game on the NES, everyone would be super happy. THIS GAME is awesome, point and click, who gives af? It has great narrating, and the Art style is SWEET. This game is like a Sequel, taking place after the events of the first 3, starting off in 1986, Doc is missing, and Marty has to find him back in 1931! It explores the past of Hill Valley. That's all I will go into, since it is WAY more in depth than that, I recommend this game, STRONGLY if you love or like the BTTF series, and it is very cheap too, and it will go on sale for even cheaper.

I give it a 9.5 out of 10 for a final rating, sometimes it is a LITTLE confusing, and somewhat buggy, but otherwise it is solid for a release from 2010, they could do much more with this series now, seeing Telltale's success with The Walking Dead Season 1 and 2, which are very in depth too.

BUY THIS GAME. Thank you for reading my review, this is my first in-depth review.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
It took me a little while to really get into the game, mostly because I was a noob at using this type of controls (I've always been a playstation girl as opossed to a computer gamer), but after the first hour, I was entranced. And the whole series, they all just keep getting better. The dialouge is spectacular and the voice acting is totally spot on, it truly does keep the feeling of the movie.

In the early chapters the mini games/puzzles aren't as great as in the later chapters but are still a ton of fun. Now that I've played several adventure, point and click games, I realized that this series is my favourite so far.

If I have one complaint it's that the hints are sometimes pretty useless. For each topic/scenario they give you 5 different ones, supposedly getting more clear as you advance, but I found they generally just say the same thing, like I know I need to use the pipe, (you didn't need to give me 4 different clues pertaining to that) but never a hint as to 'how?'.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Back to the Future: The Game does a reasonable job at creating a story adaptation of the original movies. Like most Telltale Games, this one is polished and offers excellent voice acting. The chapters are roughly 3-4 hours each providing a respectable amount of gameplay. Having played many of the other Telltale games, this series slips in as my least favorite, but that's mostly because it's a similar plot as the original movies, not because the game or story are bad.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Telltales Games, you have done an outstanding job of bringing back some old and hyper appreciative feelings of one of my favorite sci-fi comedies.

Ever since I saw the movies on TV, I have always loved seeing the DeLorean, especially when Doc turned it into a stylish time machine. And it's great to be hearing those sounds, the lights and the effect of time travel in this additional storyline. Which happens to follow up the original films.

The puzzles are mind boggling as I had a tough time deciphering many of them! If you want to test your meddle with Telltale's amazing work of Back to the Future: The Game, you are in for a ride. Hearing some of the old cast from the movies was so great! It was especially a surprise when I heard/saw that Michael J. Fox, the original Marty guest star on one of the episodes of Telltales' Back to The Future game!

I got this on the Holiday sale so it was worth the $6.24 pricing! OR if you feel like supporting Telltale Games at it's full price, what are you waiting for pal?!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Played through the game and it felt very much like the back to the future films that I remember. This has an excellent story line that to me was easy to follow. I'd very much recommend this game to those that like the Back to the Future films (although I'd recommend you'd watch those first so that you'd understand some of the references and characters in the game though ;) ). I loved the ending however (very back to the future) and some of the plot twists along the way (but won't say what as it would spoil it :) )
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Very good game, if you like Telltale's adventure games.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I just finished this 10 mintues ago and I have to say, It is amazing. I have played The Walking Dead and I died, alot. This game makes it easy for me not to get frustrated with the hints and timeless essence of it. This game has little playthrough value, but is great if your bored and you want to play it with some friends or family! Especially the last episode.
I recomend getting it on sale worth at least ten bucks.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Love the game and i think its more for die hard BTTF fans then anything else, if you can ignore some of the plotholes and mistakes Telltale do make and just enjoy the game for what it is, a throw back to the series and a telling of a new story within the universe then i think you will enjoy it.

Theres a lot done right in this game and a lot you will see in more recent titles like The Walking Dead from TellTale. My advice check it out i think you will enjoy this five episodic adventure.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Back to the Future: The Game has an enjoyable story with a few plot twists, but sometimes I feel that my choices don't affect the story at all.

8.5/10
Great Scott!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
do not expect it to be "Walking Dead" or other great TellTale games. its kind of warm up before them. So keep your expectations based on this.
it's simply a puzzle game. Your choices does not make any difference at all. Basically, U choose your sentence untill u get the right one. And there is only one way to solve the puzzles. İt's very very linear game.

Very limited places, very limited characters. almost no irrelevant person in anywhere. So, streets etc may seem quite empty.

Sometimes controls are very annoying. But once u hear the music u forget all and say "Hell Yeah".

It's great to travel at BTTF universe, travel through time.

However only BTTF fans MAY enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Apparently, from what I hear from other fellow "reviewers", this is one of those Telltale games before the heavy-hitters like "The Walking Dead" and "The Wolf Among Us", and as such, you would expect certain nuances of this game, contextual to its development, compared to the general expectations these days.

Having said that, I'm not a big graphics man, and I generally don't expect too much when it comes to these point-and-click adventure games. But it's Back to the Future! Made by Telltale! And has Doc's original actor (Christopher Lloyd, from what I recall)! So what's not to love? Unless you're not a BTTF fan, or just hate the game in general.

The premise of the game is to explore Doc's disappearance, requiring you to go back in time and find him in some time in the past. From there, the plot kind of goes in some strange but enjoyable turn of events, thus propelling your role to fix up time paradoxes and whatnot, so the future normalises itself.
So plot-wise, the game seems to make sense mostly. Characters aren't too detailed, but you can make sense of what they're like, which is important in some parts of the episodes. But the plot starts to get interesting from Episode 3 onwards, especially that part where you have to mess up young Doc's love life.

Controls can get a bit weird with the camera panning around sometimes, so you might find the down button moves you left, and some others unusual orientation of movements.
Now, I played the "Wallace and Gromit" games (were they made by Telltale as well?), and what I mainly don't like in these episodes is the item panel system.
In "Wallace and Gromit", you'd just right click to bring up your items and pick something out. Here, you have to click on the item icon, pick your item, and if you need to pick out another item, you have to do the process again. Sure, you're never really using objects mostly, but it is always nice to hotkey these things.
Additionally, some items never actually serve a useful purpose and kind of just loiter around your item space. I guess red herrings are interesting, but if you're stuck in a certain part of the game, you might think these items are useful, but the're not. So be aware of that, but at least they disappear (mostly) in the next episode.

Also, walking speeds are a bit slow. I found that holding Shift makes you "run", which is just a sped-up animation of Marty with a slight speed increase. In certain areas, you will actually run, and even so, if you phase out of an area, you have to re-hold the Shift key again to "run". A bit of a pain, but it's manageable.

The puzzles are interesting to solve, like that guitar battle with Leech, the SoupMo guy, where you can't actually beat him in skill, but you have to sabotage his performance and win that way.
In some instances, you'll be likely to be in a situation where you're wondering "What do I do now? I've done mostly everything... What am I missing?". Here, hints can come in handy. I've only ever had to use the hints once (mostly due to my adamance of finding the solution myself), but sometimes it can really get to you and make you kinda rage at the game, because you don't know what to do next.
And some instances, you'll actually solve the puzzle using sheer coincidence, where your actions just happpen to fall together into a solution that works out. But mostly, you'll have to recall certain information and use objects to help you coordinate the environment to your will and get things done.

In terms of play time, each episode took around 2-3 hours each, which equates to about 10-15 hours to finish the series. So if you're a casual player with a few hours to spare, I guess this is one avenue to spend your time on. See what I did there, eh? But $24.99 is a little steep for only 15 hours, I suppose. You might want to wait until this is on special (I got it in a Humble Bundle) or something.

But in short, I'd give this a 7/10. Not too bad, but still a bit rough around the edges.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
One of Telltale's earliest works and a great addition to the Back to the Future story. A must for fans of the movies.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
It's an alright game. Not as good as the newer Telltale games though. Each episode is installed seperatly and the characters are a bit clunky, this includes the movement buttons. The way Marty walks you would think he was on drugs, and the dog, well the dog is just lol. Good game for Back to the Future fans, but not good enough to pay full price.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
It's almost like watching a sequel to the "Back to The Future" Trilogy.
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59 of 64 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
If you're a big fan of the original Back to the Future trilogy, you need this game. No, seriously, you NEED this game. Period. The storyline is incredibly good and feels authentic to the original movies, pushing the characters in interesting directions that I hadn't expected. It takes place after the movies, and as Marty McFly you'll end up traveling back to prohibition era Hill Valley after discovering that a prolonged absence by Doc Brown is due to his having been murdered back in the 30's. As expected, traveling back in time to save him leads to unexpected alterations in the timeline and a frantic hustle to fix one mess, only to create another. Overall it's very cleverly written and worthy of the franchise.

Aesthetically, the game takes a more stylized cartoonish approach to the characters rather than attempting realism - something that I personally rather enjoyed. And the voice acting - hoo man the voice acting is amazing! Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Emmet Brown, and though Michael J Fox does not reprise his, the person who fills in as Marty does such an amazingly good impression that I literally could not tell the difference. Seriously, I was genuinely shocked to learn it hadn't been Fox voicing him. Best yet, Fox returns for a couple of cameo roles in the final episode.

From a gameplay standpoint, it's a point-and-click adventure with pretty simple puzzles. Overall its approach is straight forward and only a small handful of times did I find myself getting hung up on a puzzle - however, the puzzles aren't really the point so much as that you're involved in an interactive movie, and this is made very clear by the fact the game has a hints feature that will outright TELL you the answers if you're well and truly stuck, allowing you to breeze through the story at a pace that's already hardly broken by frustration. At least, not in terms of the puzzles themselves. This isn't to say this game isn't without issue - things like movement is a bit buggy and aggravated me quite a bit, especially when switching between sceneries. The inventory is also kind of annoying the way it makes you have to scroll through it instead of having all items available at once. As inconvenient as this can sometimes be, it's hardly enough to detract from what makes this game shine.

Seriously, if you're a fan of the movies, put this in your collection. You'll thank yourself.
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55 of 60 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
The fact that this is a telltale adventure game about the back to the future series should pretty much determin on its own weither or not you should buy this game. the writing is fantastically clever and reminiscent of the origional trilogy. If you like point and click adventure games or the back to the future franchise then you should buy this game. If not then the game isnt for you and it is never going to be for you.
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
Few movies hold the place in the public conscious like Back To The Future. Since their release in the 80's and early 90's, the Back To The Future movies have captivated generation after generation. There are probably several reasons these movies had such a massive impact and are still being watched today. One reason could be the loveable characters, and another could be that a lot of movies have used time travel as a plot, but Back To The Future was the first to really get it RIGHT.

I personally grew up watching the animated series on Saturday mornings, and watching Marty and Doc travel in time always was such a fun time for me. Then at a later age I watched the movies and they have since become three of my favourite movies ever. So naturally, when I heard there was a game coming out, and it was going to be an adventure game developed by Telltale, who have already been responsible for mostly single-handedly bringing the glory of graphic adventure games, such as Monkey Island and Sam & Max, back to gamers, I was pretty hyped. For some reason I waited until all the episodes had been done, which I don't regret since it made me able to get the complete experience right away.

To best describe BTTF The Game would be to call it a fourth movie. Story-wise, the game remains incredibly faithful to the canon established by the movies and the plot is very well-written and always seem to make sense within the rules established by them, though this could mostly be credited to the team using Bob Gale and Robert Zemmeckis as story consultants, making sure the continuity would never be broken in any severe way as this could really have ruined the game in a major way. I won't spoil the story for those who have yet to play this game, but all I can say is that it really feels like it could be the plot of a fourth movie, and it has enough twists and turns to keep each episode worth playing. A genious twist is that each episode ends on a cliffhanger that leaves you aching to play the next, and even the final episode has a bit of a teaser at the end, leading us to expect another BTTF game some time in the foreseeable future.

Another great aspect about the game is obviously the voice acting. While they couldn't get Michael J. Fox to reprise his role as Marty, they found a very great replacement in AJ LoCascio who sounds eerily similar to Fox. Thankfully, Chris Lloyd is back, great and funny as ever as the old Doc from the movies. It doesn't really feel like he has aged much in the last 20-30 years, and he does a great job bringing Doc back to life, though I doubt anyone else could really have done it. The acting feels natural and unforced and unlike many games where the voices could feel robotic and like they were simply reading a script, the voices in this game really adds tons of personality and flavour to the rich gallery of people that are featured thruout the episodes.

Those looking for realistic graphics though should probably look away from this game. The game opts for a more cartoony style that feels very reminiscent of Monkey Island, another franchise that Telltale has "reanimated". However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing as the animation is great and adds even more personality to the game and gives its a very unique charming style. I did notice some issues with the graphics though, such as black lines appearing randomly, however the game ran perfectly smoothly even with everything maxed out in 1080 HD resolution, so it did not detract too much from an otherwise enjoyable experience.

The controls feel highly reminiscent of a classic point-and-click adventure game where you use the mouse to make Marty look at things and pick them up or examine them. Everything has been simplified to a simple intuitive click of a button and the game feels really easy to play. The inventory screen is easy to use and you can make Marty examine items for clues and such. Another helpful feature in the game is the hint system, which greatly helps if one gets stuck, which often tends to happen with people who rarely play these games or are new to the genre. The game also lets you view what goal Marty has, which in of itself gives you a clue what to do.

Overall, I can't really find anything negative to say about this game. If you like adventure games like Monkey Island, Grim Fandango or Day of the Tentacle, then I highly recommend this. Not only does it continue the BTTF franchise in a way that no new movie ever could, it's also a blast to play and should give the fans of the movies tons of laughs and an overall great experience. Some moments felt a bit tedious, but in total it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for me.

Summary:
Story: 10/10
Great story that sticks faithfully to the rules and plot points established by the movie trilogy, with great voice acting from AJ LoCascio and Christopher Lloyd as well as a whole cast of great characters.
Graphics: 9/10
Aside from a few glitches here and there, the graphics are great, colourful and with tons of personality. Has that typical Telltale charm that no one can replicate.
Controls: 10/10
Nothing bad to say as the game offers several control methods and all of them are a blast to play with.
Presentation: 9/10
A few moments in the game felt tedious, which detracted slightly from the overall experience, which was great.

Total score: 10/10

If you haven't played this, but love either BTTF or adventure games, then this is a must-have title.
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