Final Episode, "OUTATIME", Now Available. Featuring a special appearance by Michael J. Fox!
User reviews: Very Positive (728 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 23, 2010

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Includes 23 items: Back to the Future: The Game, Bone: Out From Boneville, Bone: The Great Cow Race, Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series, Hector: Badge of Carnage - Full Series, Jurassic Park: The Game, Law & Order: Legacies, Poker Night 2, Poker Night 2, Poker Night at the Inventory, Poker Night at the Inventory, Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, Sam & Max: Season One, Sam & Max: Season Two, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse , Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 4, Tales from the Borderlands, Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack, Telltale Texas Hold ‘Em, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Season 2, The Wolf Among Us

 

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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

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
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Yet another good adventure game from Telltale Games. Not the same quality as The Walking Dead/Wolf Among Us, but way better than Jurasic Park.

If you like the movies, you will probably like this game aswell. It is true to the story and it brings back many of the same feelings that the movies did.

It is a very fun game, with plenty of jokes, and it does have pretty good graphics for beeing an Telltale adventure game pre. Walking Dead.

The puzzles is easy to figure out, and the QTE's are not hard at all.

It took me close to 10 hours to complete it, each of the five episodes took about 2 hours.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
having watched the original movies in the theatre when they came out it was nice to enjoy another helping of time travel with Doc and Marty in this great episode game. the voice acting was great and characters well done. would have been nice to be able to explore more of the world but c'est la vie.

i hope there might be either another series of Back to the Furure episodes or maybe a movie with the ...to be continued at the end.

this is one tale told that was worth the money and time
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
This review is for the entire series, not just this episode.
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Playing this game felt like watching a fourth installment of the Back to the Future movie series. It has plot twists, it has adventure, it has Einstien! Honestly, TelTale did a good job on this and deserves the money. Not to mention, MICHAEL J. FOX AND CHRIS LLOYD VOICING THEIR CHARACTERS! Daymn that's some fine fan service...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
These games are quite good. They embody the movie trilogy quite well. These games are really continuations of one another. The built in hint system is handy for helping you keep going when you are stuck. Each game is fairly short, but engaging.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
If you are a fan of Back to the future, you must play this game!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Good game, really fun & true to story.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
An amazin tribute to one of the best sci-fi movie (well, trilogy) of all time. If you're a Back to the Future fan and like point and click games, give it a try.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
It’s really nice to still see point and click adventures holding their own in today's market, I think overall it is a genre that is sorely under appreciated. However, this is primarily due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of modern game developers seem to completely miss the mark when it comes to compelling narrative and an art style which complements the game.

Back to the Future is a fun little dive back in time to the good ‘ol days of point and click adventure but with a very pleasing 3D skin overtop. As much as I've enjoyed my time with this game so far, I wish I could say it was a must buy throwback to the days of old, but I can’t.

I don’t think there is any one aspect of this game that is detrimentally flawed but when I step away from the game after a play session I find that had it not been based upon a movie franchise I loved as a child, nothing about this game would stand on its own and draw me in. That’s not to say I don’t think it’s good - I love this game - but my recommendation must be taken with a grain of salt because unless you were/are a fan of the Back To The Future franchise, I don’t think there is that much here for someone just looking for a great Point & Click.
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
At the time of writing this review, I have played the first 3 episodes. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoyed watching the film. The reason for my quick review is that in Episode 3, Hill Valley reminds me of my country, Singapore! Mind you, this is a country where the government banned bubblegum and porn, just like in the game! The similarities are almost eerie to say the least!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
funny and true to the movies.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
I was very much dissapointed with the game (all 5 episodes as a whole). The gameplay as "Quest" is very primitive (for example much progress is done just making conversations all over again, items never need to be combined, some actions could not be performed but after some progress in the game the same action may be performed, but the progress is not anyhow linked with an action! - I will not give spoilers though), the storyline is messed up.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
You're late! Do you have no concept of time?

Twenty years! Twenty years we'd waited to find out what happened to Marty after events in final instalment of the Back to the Future Trilogy.
And then, finally, Tell Tale stepped into the breach to satisfy our craving with their 5 part episodic adventure, Back to the Future: The Game.
But was it worth the wait or should the franchise have remained a fond memory, unsullied by this digital resurrection?

I saw it on a re-run

When you fire up episode one, the aptly titled "It's About Time" , You'll find yourself (Marty) standing in the familiar Twin Pines Mall Parking Lot with Doc and Einstein.
The Delorean is hooked up to a remote control, It's nearly 1:21 AM, October 26th 1985 and Einstein is about to become the worlds first time traveller.
The recreation of this scene from the first movie does an excellent job of sucking your right into the Back to the Future universe. You'll find yourself quoting the lines from the movie, comfortable that you've been here before and you know what is coming next...

Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a Delorean?

It's here that the story throws its first curveball.
Things don't pan out the way you expected, and its at this point that you know it's not just the nostalgia that's keeping that big grin on your face. This isn't just a trip down memory lane, This is Back to the future 4!
Whatever you've got to tell me, I'll find out through the natural course of time.
The "Present Day" Time line in the game takes place in 1986, a few months after the end of the final movie in the trilogy, although it won't be long before the game has you heading back in time to help Doc out.
Let me say now that, for the most part, the story in this game is excellent. It may get a little silly towards the end, but then you'll be so invested that it just won't matter!
In the spirit of avoiding spoilers, I'm not going to cover any of the story in this review, but I will say that if you enjoyed the movies, you will enjoy the twisted, rollercoaster of a narrative that awaits you here.


I didn't have time to build it to scale or paint it.

So we know we know there's a cracking story waiting for you here, but how does it look?
It looks just fine.
Released at the end of 2010, the graphics show their age a little, but they're perfectly serviceable.
The characters we know and love are all instantly recognisable and their facial expressions are spot on. As I said, it looks just fine.

Ronald Reagan? The actor?

The voice acting here is of the highest quality.
Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Dr Emmett Brown and whilst Michael J Fox doesn't provide the voice for Marty McFly in the game, A.J. Locascio, the actor who fills his vocal shoes, does an outstanding job of sounding every bit the Marty McFly we know from the movies.
The superb Michael J Fox, does make a cameo appearance later in the game, providing voices for past and future McFlys.
The musical score is also true to the movies, I defy any Back to The future fan not to be swept up in the atmosphere of the game when the theme start playing.

Maybe you were adopted.

So this is a Tell Tale game, should we expect a quick time event extravaganza like the disappointing Jurassic ?
Thankfully No. Back to the future s game play is a pleasing mix of puzzles , searching for items and picking your way through the snappily written and often funny dialogue options.

If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything

The writing is witty, the atmosphere is spot on and the continuation of the story is worth the price tag alone.
If you're a fan of the franchise, then you owe it to yourself to play this game.
If you haven't seen the movies (shame on you) then you should go and watch them first, go on... "make like a tree and get out of here!"

Whilst some chapters play out better than others and the ending is a little "silly" I still have no hesitation in recommending Back To The Future: The Game.


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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
If you're playing this after some of the newer TellTale masterpieces you will probably be disappointed. You can tell they were still experimenting with a lot of things while making this. The game feels less intuitive, the character development is not as good, the story is not as captivating(to me) and the art style is not as developed. Even as a fan of the movies I find this a bit hard to get in to.

I'm not saying its a bad game for what it is, but keep the things I've said in mind as far as expectations, if you've played TWD or The Wolf Among us before considering getting this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Telltale makes genre games, and this is one of those. I feel like it's solidly representative of pre-Walking Dead Telltale- kind of a mediocre-to-good game that never really impresses. It's a 5 episode series, about 10-12 hours in length. It's a point and click adventure game with some QTE-ish action sequences sprinkled around. It's never really challenging but sometimes interesting.

The plot's decent, typical hop-around-in-time BTTF faire, but they manage to make the gameplay pretty samey despite the time difference. The high point is probably the whole dystopian-future Citizen Brown plot, which is a pretty decent departure from the tone of the series. Maybe that's why it works.

The music is great, of course, it's the BTTF soundtrack, but it really starts to wear out its welcome the 20th time you hear the main theme or "back.. in.. time.." They managed to find a voice actor who can do a pretty passable Marty, even.

The game's loaded with fanservice, so I'd say that if you're a fan of BTTF it's easily worth a play, and that you might not enjoy it very much if you aren't. The gameplay isn't that great to carry interest beyond that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 4 people (50%) 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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