Final Episode, "OUTATIME", Now Available. Featuring a special appearance by Michael J. Fox!
User reviews: Very Positive (586 reviews)
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

PC
Mac
    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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Point and clicks shouldn't exist anymore but if it's from telltale it's worth trying out.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Are you telling me you built a time machine......out of a DeLorean?
Posted: October 11
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Love the movies, hate the games.
Although this game had a great representation of the movie unlike any other games did (NES, SNES, etc.) I find that the puzzle solving and running around aimlessly made it a really un-interesting and boring game. You need to know the exact dialogue to say when talking to people to progress. If I'm required to look up what to say much like in L.A. NOIRE just to find out how to properly do it, f*** that.
I didn't bother to complete this game, or even attempt/install the other four episodes.
3/10
Posted: September 27
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2.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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1.0 hrs on record
Not the best of Telltale's Episodic Adventures but by far not the worst. I have a feeling the only people that will REALLY enjoy this are dedicated fans of Back to the Future. I'm a fan of the films but this game didn't click with me.

Story: 8/10
Gameplay: 6/10
Graphics: 7/10
Fun: 7/10
Replayability: 5/10

My Total: 6/10

You'd like this if you like: Back to the Future, Telltale Games
Posted: September 28
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17.8 hrs on record
Yeah, so, my game time isn't accurate. I forgot I had it open! Anyway, I'd say the total game time for one episode was right around 2 hours. This is an older episode game from Telltale and it does show, to a degree. The Telltale engine works well and it has carried them on through recent releases, and it holds up rather well in that respect. In this, you can set your expectation to what you would (in terms of graphics) for a game released around this time - it looks pretty good, but certainly not what we expect in 2014, but still fun to look at! Some things haven't held up this well, at all.

The good and the bad are in equal supply with this, I think it looks adorable and the characters and voice acting are fantastic. Telltale really has a talent for making things like Back To The Future, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, etc., really come to life and be fun again. The light touchings of "pick your own adventure" stylings were already perfected in that "Telltale Games" way, even when this came out.

The biggest negative to this I have to give to the controls. They're clumsy. Extremely clumsy, and this has been fixed to a degree in recent releases, but it's probably my biggest complaint with any of their games.

I'm sure if this were early 2010 and I were playing this, my complaint would be the same with the wonky controls, but I'd probably think the graphics were better by comparison, but we've all become a bit spoiled. I didn't experience any problems with gameplay whatsoever, and again, the overall feel and fun-factor of the game (this episode, anyway) is huge. Finally, the graphics, even if dated, are lots of fun to look at and very adorable.

Everything considered, 7.0/10 - As with a lot of this type, pick up the whole series on a sale or get it as a gift (like I did! :D: ) and you'll have tons of fun with it. I'm likely to play through it again, but replayability is most definitely limited. Good job, as always, Telltale.
Posted: September 29
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2.1 hrs on record
First thing to say: If you are a fan of the Back To The Future movies, then you will love this game. If you are not a fan, but you are a fan of point a click games then you will love this as well. If you aren't a fan of both, then don't but it. It is as easy to say as that.

The game brings the story we all knew of the movies even further. It's a goldmine on information about Hill Valley, Doc Brown and all the other residence of the town. The story is well brought and the puzzles in the game are something you need to think about instead of already knowing the answer. The style is something unique and it fits the Back To The Future theme perfectly. The controls are a bit clunky at times, expecially the walking around. It feels like it's more of an import from a console then it is truly made for PC.

I didn't regret buying this game and playing it, and certainly going to play it again in the future just to get a big smile on my face again seeing the characters I learned to love through out the play of the game.
Posted: September 30
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2.9 hrs on record
A fun little journey back in time to the Back to the Future franchise.

Nostalgia along with a new story was fun, but other than a few lines of potentially missed dialogue and a desire to relive the story at some point in time, there's not much by way of replay value.

Overall, I enjoyed the game.
Posted: October 1
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7.0 hrs on record
A little rough around the edges but having Bob Gale write the story just shows the quality in the story. The game to me felt like I was right in a new Back To The Future movie. Great Voice Acting and pretty everything that needs to be good , was. However if your NOT a fan of Back To The Future I wouldnt recommend it considering the story is the biggest part of the game for me and the universe in general.
Posted: October 2
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1.3 hrs on record
An absolute snorefest, in comparison to Sam & Max or The Walking Dead.
Posted: September 25
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2.6 hrs on record
In my opinion this is a really good game from Telltale Games, the story fits the spirit of the movies, and will please most of the players, except the one that prefer action over narration, because that's what it is, an interactive story like The Walking Dead and some others, but the line you'll pick during dialogue won't have any impact in the progress of the game and that is the sad part otherwise the game is great and enjoyable.


7/10
Posted: October 6
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1.3 hrs on record
Absolutely loved it.
Posted: October 6
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3.4 hrs on record
Good solid point and click adventure set after the films were made. Good story, and fun jokes.
Posted: October 10
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12.3 hrs on record
very good game a continuation of the films, the controls can get a little annoying at times though.
Posted: October 13
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4.5 hrs on record
I don't even like point and click games in the slightest, but I love Back to the Future and I love TellTale. I came for the story and could not have been happier. That's all I was in it for, honestly the gameplay doesn't matter to me, it's good though don't get me wrong, I'm just saying the story overpowers the fact that it's point and click which I can never seem to get into. I was skeptical about their Walking Dead games, and I was skeptical about this as well due to the fact that I love the source material, but wow I'm SO glad I did. Buy this game, trust me if you love a good story and also happen to love BTTF, then you will not regret this purchase. I know I didn't.
Posted: October 14
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2.8 hrs on record
I've just finished the last game and let me say; wow. If you love the 'Back to the Future' franchise, please buy and play this game.

Pros: The time and thought that went into the story in many ways surpasses what went into the movies, which were already extremely impressive. The voice acting was top notch with all my respect going out to AJ Locascio's perfect recreation of Micheal J. Fox in the movies. Christopher Lloyd reprising the role of Doc Brown and if you keep an ear out you will notice a cameo or two by mister Fox himself, which was the Icing on the Cake.

Cons: Some of the Puzzles are a little overly simplistic and some of the character models just look... weird. Biff is a prime example, also Marty seems to have a very different haircut than the movies.

But these are minor complaints. On the whole the games are great and very entertaining, I just wish they lasted longer :)
Posted: October 17
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3.2 hrs on record
it is like Sam and Max (also made by Telltale), but it empasizes more on the story. Sam and Max was less about the story but more about humor mixed in with puzzles.
If you liked Sam and Max and are looking for something similar you should play this game. If you just want a game with a good story and don't want to get to distracted by all the puzzles (which slow down the story) I would recommend The Walking dead of The wolf amongst us.
Posted: October 17
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0.8 hrs on record
funny and true to the movies.
Posted: October 19
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2.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 19
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 21
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