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Release Date: Dec 23, 2010

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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
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Jr786 Neil Watts/Eva Rosalene
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Time Period of Review:
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May 26
2016

While my Dad seems to like the Back to the Future Movie Series, I think Telltale have done a great job with their Point and Click Adventure Games, Back to the Future: The Game or Back to the Future: Part 4 is by far a neat game which contains Time Travel. Set 6 months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley driverless. Travel through time as you meet up with McFlys, Tannens and Browns through the ages to right wrongs, amend timelines, and prevent terrible terrible mistakes by going up to 88MPH & Who needs roads we're When going to.

Episode 1:
Marty McFly is just getting re-acquainted with the 1980’s when the DeLorean Time Machine he saw destroyed by a speeding train materializes before him. He finds out that Doc Brown is trapped somewhere in the past and that he must travel back in time to save the Doc's future!

Episode 2:
Marty is keeping an eye on young Doc Brown's proverbial date with scientific destiny when he and 1980s Doc must prevent gang boss Kid Tannen from wreaking havoc on Marty's family and erasing his girlfriend from the future!

Episode 3:
A time-stranded Marty has a rough and tumble return to the 1980s and finds himself in a topsy-turvy or should we say Politically Corrected version of the world lorded over by the enigmatic "First Citizen Brown."

Episode 4:
The Hill Valley Expo has arrived! Back in 1986, Marty and First Citizen Brown must join forces to create an epic invention so that he can prevent the young Emmett Brown from making the worst mistake of his life.

Episode 5:
In the Series Finale of Back to the Future: Part 4, lives are changed, mysteries are solved, and paradoxes are avoided as Young Emmett seals his fate, sending Marty and Doc on a climactic chase through Hill Valley's past, present, and future.
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Cremo
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Not your typical TellTale game

Instead of trying to make choices, this game focuses more on solving puzzles, solving problems you have created with time travelling. But this shouldn't bother you, because TellTale games have lovely stories, just like Back to the Future: The Game.
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the_aY
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Back to the Future: The Game is a fine addition to the classic Back to the Future story line. The story starts off fairly straight-forward, but then things get complicated as Marty and Doc go through the adventure. In true likeness to the original movies, nothing is ever simple when it comes to time travel, and simple events create great waves in the timeline.

The gameplay itself is that of a point-and-click adventure, with lots of talking to characters and using items to solve various situations. The puzzles are certainly not arbitrary like the past games, and most things can be figured out with a little bit of thought. But if you are ever stuck, there is an in-game hint system to help you move along and advance the story.

This title is certainly one that Back to the Future fans can appreciate. Even if you aren't a die-hard fan of the old films, there is still a fun story to be experienced here, and it may make a fan of you yet.

7/10 "Good"
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BennyandtheJets
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I had always wanted to play this game because I enjoy the Back to the Future movies, but I'm a poor college student, and $19.99 is way too much to ask for a game that is relatively short and has no replayability, especially since you can get the base game of Skyrim for that price. Being a thrifty shopper, I waited until the game was on sale, but then decided against spending the $4.99 it would have cost me to add this game to my Steam account, once again trying to save my money for more important things, such as food. Then one day, I discovered that there was a Humble Bundle being sold with this game and 5 others for only $1, and I decided that I should probably just buy it, since it was never going to get cheaper than that. That was a very good decision on my part. If you like the Back to the Future movies and are okay with point and click gameplay, you will probably enjoy this game. While it's not the most polished point and click game I have ever played, the story is long enough and enjoyable enough to make up for it. It took me 15.8 hours to finish all 5 episodes, which is a decent length for a story driven point and click game.

Overall, because I'm cheap and never buy anything on Steam at full price, I would recommend this game, but would also recommend that you get it when it goes on sale, simply because there isn't a whole lot you can do with it once you play through it once.
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Sinapse
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
It’s from Telltale, so it’s most likely gonna be good.

The game is divided into 5 episodes and each goes for about 2 hours.
It’s also a point and click. You can’t combine an inventory item with another inventory item but it’s still quite difficult. I thought it was really nice of the developers to include a hint system, but I’d only recommend using it when you have absolutely no clue so you don’t ruin the experience.

The story goes along pretty good and makes sense, which is probably because the team got a writer that worked on the trilogy.

A really fantastic game that uses its movie predecessors as a foundation, but still adds stuff. Christopher Lloyd also voices Doc, which is great. Although, from what I’ve seen, this is not exactly the best telltale game.

Note: you can actually enjoy almost all of the game without watching all the movies. True, I didn’t ‘get’ a few references, but I still found the game to be really entertaining.
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Whudunit
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I enjoyed this game a lot. It brought a ton of memories back, having watched the Trilogy in theatres. However, I also found this game quite frustrating. I often knew what I was supposed to do next, but I couldn't figure out the precise steps to complete the task. So I spent a lot of time using the hints and youtube videos. Maybe I suck (LoL), but you should be warned if your a bit impatient like me.

I picked this up during a sale, but the current $21.99 would be worth it to me. Five episodes for under $4.50, not to shabby.
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Muffin McFly
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Back to the Future already is my favourite movie series, But to have a game of it? that is f*ckin' awesome. Count me in! Im buying it.
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Smoke My Wood
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I do like tell tale games, the walking dead was epic, but this is just too moronic. You get hints to help you along the way and believe me you need them. Takes the fun out of it been too hard, The gpahics are sweet but there are some bugs, delays and general awkwardness. I got it on sale, if i paid full price i wouldnt be happy. If i could go back in time like Marty i would not buy this game
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nix.mills
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Like another Back to the Future movie. I loved it.
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inspectortr
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
An excellent advantıre game with excellent references to the films.
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__ HomicidalHare
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great game! I love how Telltale masters point and click games. It adds just the right amount of nostalgia with an interesting story. It feels like I'm playing TV show versions of Back to the Future.
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One Name
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great Scott!
This is a decent game!
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reni800
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Whilst the gameplay itself is distinctly average, being a simplified point-and-click adventure game, the actual storyline is fantastic and would make a superb 4th film (better than 3). The voicing is vey well done and the little nods and winks to the films make this a very immersive game into the whole BTTF universe. I genuinely felt the same warm nostalgic glow from playing this game as I did/do from watching the films!
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Damien Ramirez
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great Game, Great Story. Compeleted on Playstation, nice to have another copy for future play through
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Sandvich
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well,
But he could play a guitar just like a ringing a bell.


Go Go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Or sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.
Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade,
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made.
The people passing by, they would stop and say,
"Oh, my, but that little country boy could play!"


His mother told him, "Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down.
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying 'Johnny B. Goode tonight'."

Go Go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode
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Dan0
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Awesome
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Tabulation
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Solid B. Not in the style of TWD or GoT Telltale games, but an enjoyable post movies story anyhow.
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Major
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Interesting game its sound only makes you feel that you are the protagonist of the film
although i would recomend you the game ONLY if you are a big fan of "Back to the Future" trilogy
since the poor gameplay and simple scrip place the game a below average in consider of the curent competition
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
"Back to the Future" all-time fan here.

This game is as good as the movies: it's split into 2hrs or so long, 5 Episodes.
The new story begins at Twin Pines Mall, soon after Doc's sent Einstein into the future and then continues by a logical thread over the following episodes.

"Back to the Future: The Game" is quite a simple point and click adventure but that's its strong point, in my opinion: quests are pretty damn logic, no weird stuff to be done and an easy inventory mechanism (no need to combine items).
There's also a very well done in-game hint system which gives you advices and suggestions before actually telling you what to do next, so you won't get spoiled too fast and will have some time to try and figure out the "problem" yourself (yeah, I used it a couple of times).

Put that together with a solid story line, cute graphics and never boring characters and you get "Back to the Future Part IV".
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Back to the Future: The Game is a dialogue & story focused adventure game. Unlike other Telltale games I've played & liked (Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, a bit of Game of Thrones) it strays a bit from their formula. There are no choices whatsoever (not even the illusory ones) - the story is strictly predefined without even the tiniest of detours. The general quality of the game seems to be subpar at best in comparison to their previous titles. The controls are clunky, the graphics lacks detail and overall polish, the UI elements are huge (mobile like) and obtrusive (even after turning off everything the game allowed me to). And unlike other Telltale games, where you don't really need to know the source material - here you do. You should be familiar with the movies, as the game starts sometime after 3rd movie ended, and not only doesn't explain who is who, but also casually showers you with references assuming you remember everything in detail. If I haven't re-watched the movies recently to refresh my memory, I feel like I would have been at a disadvantage.

For some weird reason the game is split into 5 separate entries in the Steam library, forcing user to re-apply their settings every time they start a new chapter. No wonder no decisions can't be made here, because nothing carries over to the next chapter, since each has to be started as a separate game. The only thing you decide upon in first chapter - your fake name you introduce yourself in the past, is instantly invalidated in chapter 2, where other game inhabitants insist on calling the protagonist what seems to be a default name from the ch1 list. Also I've noticed the time played is not summed up. Chapter 1 time is displayed as total time (which in my case was around 14 hours total, not 3.3 as shown).

The default movement controls require you to left click and drag to move, and on top of that right clicking makes Marty run. Thing is, the right click also skips dialogue, so gods forbid you bump into another character while running like that - you will immediately skip first few lines of dialogue without any option to go back and listen to them. Thankfully you can also move with WSAD and use Shift to run to avoid accidental skip, but the game doesn't tell you that. The environment is so littered with invisible walls that it borders on ridiculous at times & trying to walk can be an exercise in patience. You'd think that in an open area you can cross the road wherever you want - well nope, just in specific nondescript junction points. Rarely you're allowed to just walk up to something in a straight line. Most of the time it feels like being forced into invisible rails.

Clickboxes (clickable areas that allow interaction with objects) are inconsistent. Sometimes they are so huge that clicking several cm from an object still triggers an interaction. Sometimes they are so tiny, that even when you know for sure that they should be there somewhere, you still need to comb the screen carefully with your mouse. Sometimes an object had more than one clickbox separated by empty space, and even though you'd think that the 2nd one is for a different object it still triggeres interaction with the thing you already checked. Whenever I found myself stuck, it usually turned out later that I missed one vital object that was either hard to pinpoint or overshadowed by a bigger nearby object with a huge clickbox. This was particularly frustrating when I had to do a lot of back and forth between several locations. The difficulty mainly came from finding all the interactive objects. Once you pinpointed where everything was, it was quite easy from there.

After first two chapters I was convinced I will be giving this game thumbs down. Even though I liked the story and character development, I wasn't enjoying it and instead I was just irritated most of the time due to game's several issues and disappointing quality & mechanics. The events past chapter 3 raised the stakes, so I became determined to push though & finish the game to see how it all ends. And even though there were so many time jumps, fixing one thing resulting in messing up another and spawning yet another fubar timeline, that there should have been bajillion paradoxes already (not to mention a silly explanation where did the DeLorean came from in the first place), despite all that I'm glad I've played though it. Mainly because the final chapter was indeed great, and the ending was so adorably self aware of its own plot shortcomings, that it put a wide smile on my face and basically redeemed the rest of the game in my eyes :)

If you're planning on playing this game and like me you thought "I like Telltale games and I like Back to the Future movies, so this game should be no-brainer" be aware that this might not be the case. The overall quality & design is disappointing compared to other major Telltale titles. The story is really neat with satisfying finale, but one might consider just watching a let's play instead of having to deal with game's clunkiness and irritating issues. Myself I prefer playing instead of watching, and I'm still in good mood after having beaten the game, so my "on fence" stance is slightly tipped towards thumbs up :) Buyer beware though :)
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Oh dear... I really like the Back To The Future trilogy and this game certainly feels like a part of the franchise, but while the voice acting and presentation is great, the game itself isn't.

The presentation of the game is really great. Animation and design of the characters feel like a well done 3D cartoon version of the original cast. The voice actor for Marty is very close to Micheal J. Fox and you won't feel a difference most of the time.

The story starts out interesting and the first two episodes get you hooked to the setting. Sadly this stops working during the third episode where events just become a bit too convoluted and the story grinds to a repetitive halt. I can see what they were going for and while the idea isn't terrible, it's not executed very well in this game.

So far I would recommend the game as a whole, but sadly the most important aspect of a game is the one that doesn't work here at all: game play. There's a good amount of inventory and dialogue based puzzles in here and théy aren't too bad, but sometimes feel like a lot of busy work and/or guessing. The main problem with the game play are the sequences in which you have to do certain things in the right order to get past it. There are too many of those scenes and they are not fun to play at all. Most of the time you'll end up just trying everything until something finally works, but it never feels satisfying to find the right solution.

Overall it's a close call and I certainly would rather give it a neutral rating if Steam had that option. It's not a bad game and if you like the story it might be well worth your time. For me it was just slightly not entertaining enough, so I'll give a thumbs down. By all means pick it up on sale and try it for yourself :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Here's all you really need to know about BTTF: The Game.

1. As an adventure game, the puzzles are overly simplistic and, at times, borderline tedious. If that's the only thing you're looking for, there's better fare out there, much of it from Telltale.

2. As a BTTF story--Telltale *nails* it. Boy do they ever nail it.

Ignore the reviews griping about 'uneven' tone and the slow first chapter (yes, both of those are true--and also largely irrelevant). The game not only perfectly captures the friendship/relationship between Marty and Doc--it actually, and this is remarkable, develops and furthers the complexities of that relationship; shows a deep understanding of the character of Hill Valley and its inhabitants (an underappreciated quality of the film--like Batman's Gotham City or Blade Runner's Los Angeles, Hill Valley is almost a character in and of itself); provides a delightfully entertaining backstory to Doctor Brown's origins as a scientist; and ultimatelyquestions what underlies the supposed 'moral imperative' Marty has in changing people's futures to begin with (for those who don't study film/literature, this is the actual 'point' of a certain other starring character's inclusion).

The voice work is spot-on--I was worried about the substitution of A.J Locascio for Marty McFly's voice, but it's well done throughout--Christopher Lloyd sounds terrific for his age--and Michael J. Fox himself makes an appropriate cameo in the final episode.

And that final episode ios great--it leaves you with the same warm feeling inside that the films end on, as the friendship between Marty and Doc has grown yet stronger and ever more meaningful through their interactions with each other's lives.

Play it for the story, as opposed to the 'game'. A gem.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
It’s from Telltale, so it’s most likely gonna be good.

The game is divided into 5 episodes and each goes for about 2 hours.
It’s also a point and click. You can’t combine an inventory item with another inventory item but it’s still quite difficult. I thought it was really nice of the developers to include a hint system, but I’d only recommend using it when you have absolutely no clue so you don’t ruin the experience.

The story goes along pretty good and makes sense, which is probably because the team got a writer that worked on the trilogy.

A really fantastic game that uses its movie predecessors as a foundation, but still adds stuff. Christopher Lloyd also voices Doc, which is great. Although, from what I’ve seen, this is not exactly the best telltale game.

Note: you can actually enjoy almost all of the game without watching all the movies. True, I didn’t ‘get’ a few references, but I still found the game to be really entertaining.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Back to the Future already is my favourite movie series, But to have a game of it? that is f*ckin' awesome. Count me in! Im buying it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Interesting game its sound only makes you feel that you are the protagonist of the film
although i would recomend you the game ONLY if you are a big fan of "Back to the Future" trilogy
since the poor gameplay and simple scrip place the game a below average in consider of the curent competition
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Time Period of Review:
Friday
May 26
2016

While my Dad seems to like the Back to the Future Movie Series, I think Telltale have done a great job with their Point and Click Adventure Games, Back to the Future: The Game or Back to the Future: Part 4 is by far a neat game which contains Time Travel. Set 6 months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley driverless. Travel through time as you meet up with McFlys, Tannens and Browns through the ages to right wrongs, amend timelines, and prevent terrible terrible mistakes by going up to 88MPH & Who needs roads we're When going to.

Episode 1:
Marty McFly is just getting re-acquainted with the 1980’s when the DeLorean Time Machine he saw destroyed by a speeding train materializes before him. He finds out that Doc Brown is trapped somewhere in the past and that he must travel back in time to save the Doc's future!

Episode 2:
Marty is keeping an eye on young Doc Brown's proverbial date with scientific destiny when he and 1980s Doc must prevent gang boss Kid Tannen from wreaking havoc on Marty's family and erasing his girlfriend from the future!

Episode 3:
A time-stranded Marty has a rough and tumble return to the 1980s and finds himself in a topsy-turvy or should we say Politically Corrected version of the world lorded over by the enigmatic "First Citizen Brown."

Episode 4:
The Hill Valley Expo has arrived! Back in 1986, Marty and First Citizen Brown must join forces to create an epic invention so that he can prevent the young Emmett Brown from making the worst mistake of his life.

Episode 5:
In the Series Finale of Back to the Future: Part 4, lives are changed, mysteries are solved, and paradoxes are avoided as Young Emmett seals his fate, sending Marty and Doc on a climactic chase through Hill Valley's past, present, and future.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I enjoyed this game a lot. It brought a ton of memories back, having watched the Trilogy in theatres. However, I also found this game quite frustrating. I often knew what I was supposed to do next, but I couldn't figure out the precise steps to complete the task. So I spent a lot of time using the hints and youtube videos. Maybe I suck (LoL), but you should be warned if your a bit impatient like me.

I picked this up during a sale, but the current $21.99 would be worth it to me. Five episodes for under $4.50, not to shabby.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Great Scott!
This is a decent game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well,
But he could play a guitar just like a ringing a bell.


Go Go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Or sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.
Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade,
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made.
The people passing by, they would stop and say,
"Oh, my, but that little country boy could play!"


His mother told him, "Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down.
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying 'Johnny B. Goode tonight'."

Go Go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode
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Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
It's hard to deny that Back to the Future games have had a sordid history. When the best game based on the series up until now was a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City mod, it doesn't speak very well of the efforts that came before it. Still, with Telltale's new effort, the series finds what might be its first good commercial adaptation. With excellent use of the movies running jokes, themes, and soundscape, and Telltale's clever writing and puzzle-crafting, Back to the Future manages to be the first commercial Back to the Future video game worth the name.

Taking place shortly after Back to the Future part 3, in the wake of Doc Brown leaving Hill Valley, the game opens with Marty McFly and his father preparing Doc's possessions for an estate sale. However, when the time-traveling DeLorean returns to 1986, empty save for a cassette recorder, a lady's shoe, and Doc Brown's dog, it's up to you, as Marty, to uncover where and when Doc is, what kind of trouble he's in, and how to rescue him.

The games dialogue is pitch-perfect, with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown, and AJ LoCascio stepping into Martys role with an uncanny interpretation of the character that I could barely distinguish from Michael J. Fox. Telltales writing is spot on, hitting many of the movie series running jokes, while being more than clever in its own right. Whether it's a soup-delivering do-gooder announcing that she has to run food to the asylum because the inmates are just crazy for it, or Doc Brown warning that eating at the soup kitchen will cause permanent damage to Martys digestive system in the same panicked tones he uses to refer to the destruction of time itself, the writing is spot on, and the dialogue is delivered expertly.

The games graphics are charming; with a cartoonish bent that pervades the game. The character designs fit their roles in the game, and while the differences in the level of caricature can be momentarily alarming, as the comparison between Marty and Doc Browns proportions took me aback when I first noticed them, the interpretation works better, and the characters have more life and expression to them than a more realistic approach would have. Meanwhile, the music draws its cues from the films, with numerous familiar themes coming back around, and fans of the movies scores will find a lot to recognize and enjoy.

The gameplay itself is a relatively simple adventure game. The puzzles are all either dialogue-based or involve using items straight from the inventory with little combination or other elaborate inventory tricks to be found. A robust help system will ease players who can't boggle through the solutions through the game, though the puzzles are straightforward enough that veteran players might not find much to challenge them. Still, the focus is on the story rather than the puzzles, and they manage to succeed brilliantly, especially with a surprisingly tense set of puzzles at the very end.

Telltale Games' legions of fans have every reason to fall in love with it, because it's a cross between the developer's trademark point-and-click gameplay and the excellent story of the Back to the Future series. Telltale managed to make me feel eight years old again. It may not be time travel, but it could be the closest you can get without a flux capacitor.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Back to the Future: The Game is the Back to the Future Part IV we never got. The story is pretty much what you'd expect from a BTTF film: the Doc got himself trapped in the past, and it's up to Marty to rescue him. Sure, some might say that's a rehash of the third film, but it's much, much more than that, as the story quickly takes some interesting twists, and Marty must make sure he's able to return to the Hill Valley he remembers.

The game features great voicework thanks to Christopher Lloyd returning as Doc, and A.J. Locascio doing a fantastic work as Marty, due to Michael J. Fox being unable to perform. Even then, Michael J. Fox has a nice cameo in the final chapter, and it's great to have the original time travellers in the same place again.

As far as the gameplay goes, it's a somewhat simple point-and-click adventure. It's not as complex as Telltale's later games, like The Walking Dead, as this game isn't heavily focused on choice; and, to be honest, it's good that it doesn't, considering the nature of the story, you don't want to add branching storylines on top of messing up the timestream. Even then, it's good some nice puzzles, some which may have you scratching your head if you're not used to playing games in this genre. However, the game is good enough to provide hints in case you become stuck. Still, I'd place a greater emphasis on the story when recommending this game, as I consider that to be the best part of it.

About the story, while some people might have found it a bit confusing (and I don't blame them, that always happens when time travel is involved), I must say I really enjoyed it. It really feels like BTTF4, and I guess that's only natural, considering that Bob Gale (who wrote the films) contributed in the writing of this game.

Well, I don't know what more to say. If you're a big fan of BTTF (like me) then go ahead and try out this game, it's great!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I have only just finished Episode 5 and I can tell you now, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The makers have done a superb job at getting everything spot on, the story, the voice acting, the animation, all of it. It really did live up to it's potential, it was like seeing the fourth installment of the Back to the Future. I have nothing negative to say about it other than it gets slightly buggy at times but that doesn't effect the gameplay. I recommend you get this game if you are BTTF fan, I assure you that it was well worth the money (although one of my friends gifted it to me)
10/10 IGN
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I heard a lot of praise for this game, and I was surprised it turned out so well. The story is great, it's the closest thing we'll get to Back to the Future 4. The gameplay is very similar to games such as Sam & Max season 1 through 3. However, after a long time since released, there are still some bugs left. A few times the dialogue voice over was missing, and a few objects loaded a bit too late.
The game has a lot of puzzles, since is one of Telltale Games older series, most of them are good, but there were a few odd one, activated by a cutscene that I needed to start.
I would recommend you play this only if you saw the movies, since there are a lot of references, and key moments, that make this game so great.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
This is a really fun game! :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Good story ! Nice game !
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Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Back to the Future: The Game is quite possibly the best movie-based game ever made. If you are at all a fan of the films, you will definitely enjoy this title.

The story picks up after Part III, where Doc Brown has disappeared, and when his DeLorean appears out of nowhere, you must take control of Marty McFly and travel through time to find Doc and prevent the destruction of the space-time continuum. As the story really is this game’s main selling point, I won’t spoil it for you – find out what happens as you play through. At one point Bob Gale, the producer for the films, stated that the game’s story can be essentially considered Back to the Future Part IV.

The gameplay is highly reminiscent of the old LucasArts SCUMM adventure games such as The Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, with the only major difference being that you control Marty directly with the WASD keys and not by clicking where you want him to go. To progress, you interact with characters to learn new information, and pick up and use items in appropriate places to complete goals. Those goals are visible in your inventory, and if you get stuck, you can ask for up to 3 optional hints (depending on the puzzle you are on).

The game is divided into 5 episodes, and each one is a separate game that must be downloaded individually. This is fine, but just a heads-up - your play records won’t be combined.

You can save at any time you’d like – IF YOU AREN’T DOING A PUZZLE. If you are in an action sequence of any sort, or doing a multi-step puzzle, you cannot save until it has been completed. This is a slight flaw in that it sometimes forces you to play for extended periods of time if you don’t want to scrap what you’ve been working on.

Each episode will take you 2 to 4 hours to complete, and the game in total will clock in at around 15 hours. It’s a very fun adventure and a surprisingly thoughtful story. The difficulty level isn’t too high, and you won’t be forced to go to the Internet for a walkthrough more than 2 or 3 times if you’re familiar with point-and-click games and have good lateral thinking skills. Unfortunately, the replay value here is very low, simply due to the type of game Back to the Future is. Once you’ve completed the game, there really isn’t a point to going back and playing through it a second time, because it will just be the same story over again. But for a single play-through, it’s a lot of fun.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend Back to the Future: The Game to anyone who is a fan of the films (or the LucasArts games) and is looking for another story featuring the characters they know and love. It’s a true BTTF adventure from start to finish =)
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