After an attack by a swarm of locusts leaves Fone Bone lost in the mountains, he sets out to find his cousins, with a little help from a mysterious red dragon, a couple of talking bugs, and a pretty girl named Thorn. But with hungry rat creatures on his tail, will Fone Bone ever make his way back to Boneville?
User reviews: Mixed (38 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2005
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Buy Bone Complete Bundle

Includes 2 items: Bone: Out From Boneville, Bone: The Great Cow Race

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After an attack by a swarm of locusts leaves Fone Bone lost in the mountains, he sets out to find his cousins, with a little help from a mysterious red dragon, a couple of talking bugs, and a pretty girl named Thorn. But with hungry rat creatures on his tail, will Fone Bone ever make his way back to Boneville?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.5GHz processor
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB 3D-accelerated video card
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
This is the first part of the Bone series (you need the other game to see the end of the story), and it's the first game published by Telltale. It's got great humor for people of all ages, puzzles are fair (only had to use the in-game help once to figure what I was doing wrong), the dialogues and story are very fun and the characters are remarkable and professionally voiced. Only con would be only having a 1024x764 resolution, that you have to choose (the default is 800x600). Two thumbs up, 10/10!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Bone: Out of Boneville

This is the first part of a two part game series!

I played through the entire game and I had a lot of fun with it. I am a big fan of the Graphic Novels, and it felt like i was part of the books. Unfortunatly the game is very short, I beat the whole game in two hours! NOTE: This is a children's game, and the puzzles are pretty.

The voice acting is pretty good, some of the voices sound a little odd, but overall really good and book acurate. The gameplay is very similar to other TellTale Games. the Graphics aren't great, but you get used to it. and this game is really worth buying if your a fan of the Bone Books, or of TellTale Games.

8/10
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50 of 57 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2013
Positives: It's short, like two hours or under. The characters look about like you'd expect.

Negatives: It's tedious and boring, making it feel much longer than the short runtime.

'Bone' is one of my favorite books (graphic or otherwise) ever. It's a wonderful fantasy adventure. I also enjoy TellTale's games (though they aren't perfect). So I should love this, right? I wish.

Every task you're asked to complete is clearly busy work. None of the "puzzles" is truly driven by the story. They're just hoops to jump through in order to get to the next screen. The worst offender is when you're asked to guide Ted the bug across the river. Without a walkthrough, I never would have gotten across as the logic dicated by the pattern of his jumps breaks down when you get close to the other side. It looks like I should be able to make the jumps necessary as the stones are spaced just like rest, and I tried multiple spots to lead from, but there is only one single way to get across, and if you don't follow it, it won't allow you to make the jumps.

An additional crime, less painful but still aggravating, is the inability to skip voiced dialogue. I can generally read the text much faster than the voice actor will deliver it, and when I'm in the middle of an extended Q&A, I want to get it over with as soon as possible. But perhaps that's my impatience with the overall game. I just wanted to be done and wished I could speed up any little bit of it. This lack of skipability carries over into the end credits. They're slowly scrolled and, for some heinous reason, quadruple spaced. And you... can't... skip them.

To be fair, the early sections of the book are relatively uneventful, but maybe that should have been a sign to TellTale. 'Bone' would make a phenomenal animated movie, but videogames are an interactive medium, and that interaction needs to feel meaningful. The source material here, as much as I love it, doesn't bear the weight of player interaction.

Unless you're the most die-hard fan of TellTale's games, skip this one. Fans of the book? Stay away.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Telltale's first adventure game is a fairly short, graphically charming game which is clearly aimed at children. The humour would appeal to young kids and the puzzles are pretty easy. The minigames can be skipped if anyone finds them too difficult. It's not a great game, but it's not terrible either. Others have mentioned bugs, but apart from two moments of silence when characters should have been speaking, I didn't encounter any.

The pace of the game is quite slow, characters move ponderously and dialogue can't be skipped. For a point and click adventure there aren't that many things to click on. There are very few objects to find and even fewer puzzles that require using those objects. The game is mainly dialogue driven with lots of talking and is very linear, interspersed with set piece games and puzzles. These are quite simplistic and frankly I found them rather tedious, although kids would probably enjoy them.

I would not recommend this game for adults, but I would recommend it for the audience it was clearly intended for, young children.

EDIT: It's not obvious from the title, but this game is Act 1 of a two part series. The Great Cow Race is Act 2, so they should be played in order. Unfortunately the story is not complete, they should have made more episodes but didn't.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
This is a short game, and probably one of the first games that came out of Telltale Games. It's simple, short and a good adventure game for kids. The story is good, but not great and even the dialogue isn't something that will be very memorable. My kids enjoyed it and I enjoyed playing it with my kids.
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