Final Episode, "OUTATIME", Now Available. Featuring a special appearance by Michael J. Fox!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,170 reviews) - 91% of the 1,170 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 23, 2010

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"Great Game not as good as what came after (Walking Dead), but it is still worth checking out if it is on sale."

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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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
967 of 1,086 people (89%) found this review helpful
488 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
The future has begun. October 21, 2015.
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77 of 81 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
While the title gives you the idea that this game is, essentially, the video game version of the film trilogy it is actually a 5-episode long sequel to that. What's more is that it's amazingly done and Telltale not only brought back many of our favourite characters from the show (and timelines, too) but we get to meet new ones, as well.

The plot revolves around the disappearance of Doc and once Marty finds out he ended up in 1931 he is set out to save him - of course, speeding up to 88 miles per hour is a must for the journey to begin! It is an era of gangsters and speakeasies due to the prohibition of alcohol and of course this time period has its antagonist in the form of a Tannen.

I would love to go on and elaborate the story but it would be a spoiler, plus, this game is best played if you are a fan of the trilogy as there are so many references to each film that it really helps you with the immersion. Bob Gale (creator of the trilogy) was brought on board to assist with the game's story, hence the references and the similarly funny nature of many of the dialogues.

As for the gameplay: it is a standard point-and-click adventure game but unlike the classic ones (Lucasarts) released decades ago this one only has a small inventory (you never really have more than 5 items with you for long) and it is always one or two places where you can wander about and once you completed the needed task the story progresses accordingly taking you to new areas. Some puzzles can require some thinking but if you are desperate you can always use the in-game "Hint" function at your leisure.

I enjoyed the story from beginning to end but I must admit I felt the tale lost its momentum around episode 4. It became a bit convoluted and I wished it'd end as soon as possible. The ending made up for the last episode's shortcomings and I might just do another walkthrough after I finished watching the films once more. Having been released 5 years ago this Telltale adventure does not have any achievements and nor do we have decisions that can result in a different story progression - this time it is as linear as it gets.

Overall, Back To The Future The Game is a great video game and I hope Hollywood will never ruin the trilogy by making a sequel or remaking it. This game is another hint for them so that the story can be left alone for good. If you liked the production of Zemeckis and Spielberg and you're also appreciative of the games Telltale releases this game is a must for you!
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
A quite moving game!

Back to the Future is my favourite science fiction trilogy, and after eagerly traversing all 5 episodes of this game, I must say it makes an inspiring and amusing sequel. Although not much effort was made to fill the environments with many citizens, as it would have been expected for a more realistic recreation of each era, the main characters, including new ones, are remarkably well polished in personality. The original ones were given the same personality and vibrance as in the films, in fact. In addition, Marty McFly feels just the way he's meant to be from the very beginning: a cool-yet-sloppy teenager. And even though he was played by a different voice actor, his voice sounds extremely similar to Michael J Fox's from a few decades ago.

The gameplay is quite similar to the Monkey Island series'. Attempting to slash the frustration of getting stuck, we are given a hint system that provides clues on demand without spoiling it immediately. These are entirely optional, so in general, it is a plus. Those who are used to the old sk00l point-and-click adventures may not need this anyway. The UI could have been made slightly better by adjusting the character movement by keyboard, which sometimes did not behave as expected. I also got myself into a strange bug in chapter 5, in which Marty may get into a place he's not expected to go to. Not saying where, but a reload doesn't hurt much here.

The story was both fascinating and touching in many parts. As Marty and Doc visit past and present instants of time, they find their own reality suddenly changing, often to the worse. It's like visiting the corrupted Hill Valley from Part 2, except that all alternate timelines are different, and they must figure out new ways to get back in time and save their reality. All this while helping past selves, avoiding running into other past selves, persuading alternative selves and making your opinion become heard on what spices to put on a week-old cabbage soup. Indeed.

I had relatively quick game sessions in this game, and now there isn't much reason to replay it. I guess these kind of games must come to an end, unless they make alternate endings like in The Walking Dead. I'm not sure whether I would have liked that in BttF, though. To conclude, I guess I'll go for 7.4/10. I would certainly send a friend back in time. *Back in Time song*
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
the future is now!
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I can't recommend this game enough. There are a few groups of people for whom this is a no-brainer: adventure game fans and Back to the Future fans. But just about anyone should be able to enjoy the mix of action, humor, and sentiment present in this episodic adventure.

This game gave me about the same feeling as the Ghostbusters video game from 2009: it feels like a true sequel to the movies, with enough of the original cast involved, and with strong enough writing, that it fits right in with the films. In fact, in some ways, the adventures here are superior, simply because they're not really restricted by budgets, set design, etc. They can do whatever they want, and they take advantage of that fact.

To be fair, there were a few points that I got a bit frustrated with the solutions, because they seemed nonsensical, or it seemed like I had already tried them, but those weren't too frequent at all, and there is a hint system that will dole out more and more obvious clues if you're really stuck. On that note, it's important to backtrack and double check things if you're not sure what to do, as oftentimes events will trigger changes in the environment or characters where you wouldn't expect them.

The story itself though, is amazing. The game starts out a bit slow, taking a while to find its groove, but is pretty solid throughout. You'll end up jumping back and forth through time many many times throughout the adventure, and have to fix and refix situations that go from bad to worse. The best episodes are probably three, four, and five.

You will probably get about 15-20hrs of gameplay out of the entire series, with the final episode having a pretty hilarious finish that left me with a huge grin on my face, and a teaser that there could yet be more to come. It's been four years since the game came out, so that might be nothing, but still, I could definitely see them drawing out quite a bit more from this deep well of stories. Overall, anyone with a passing interest in the genre or the movies will be well pleased.
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