Game of Thrones: Episode Two - The Lost Lords

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Game of Thrones: Episode Two - The Lost Lords is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Dealspwn
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 12, 2015

With more narrative setup slowing the pace a little, it's steady as she goes for the second episode in Telltale's Game of Thrones series. New characters, some twists and turns, and more familiar faces keep things interesting, but let's just hope that, with the pieces now in place, the action can ramp up for the next episode.

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Birth. Movies. Death.
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 2, 2015

Aside from occasional distracting cameos by TV show characters, it's a self-sufficient tale that sits comfortably alongside the canon story, maintaining all the defining characteristics from the source material, for good or ill. Luckily, it's mostly good

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GameZone
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 3, 2015

Episode 2: The Lost Lords does exactly what it needed to do. Progress the story and introduce new likable characters. But the episode was too straightforward for my liking; it failed to keep me on the edge of my seat like the show does on a continuous basis.

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Gadgets 360
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 10, 2015

The problem is that taken individually, the episodes don't seem to be going anywhere yet. And we've got another long wait ahead of us before the next episode releases. It's almost like being a fan of the books, waiting for George R R Martin to release the next one. We've been waiting for years though, so if you're someone who follows only the TV series, don't expect any sympathy.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 3, 2015

I'm sticking with Game of Thrones, but I'd definitely appreciate some changes to the pacing. I.e. calm down! Sure, feel free to maim and kill anyone anywhen, but give me a chance to look around a little first, won't you?

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TrueAchievements
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 15, 2015

After such lofty beginnings and ambitiously cutthroat turns, "Episode 2 - The Lost Lords" can only be seen as a letdown.

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 4, 2015

The characters are starting to grow, the plot to thicken, and the intrigue to whisper in darkened rooms.

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Scored Reviews

GameGrin
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2015

The story is certainly starting to pick up the pace and the player is left wondering who among their current crop of characters will live to see the end. Much like the A Song of Ice and Fire series and A Game of Thrones, nothing is completely certain. A must for fans of either, Telltale are hitting their stride with this series.

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GamesBeat
92 / 100
92 / 100
Feb 1, 2015

I really like Game of Thrones on HBO, but I'm enamored with this game. Something about having ownership of character decisions in a fantasy story that lives up to the legend of George R.R. Martin is incredible. Once again, I find myself dying to see what happens next. April may bring the next season of the TV show, but if it brings the end of the game, it'll be bittersweet.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2015

Game of Thrones Episode 2 may be Telltale's best showing yet, capturing the world of A Song of Ice and Fire near perfectly.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2015

Telltale has created well written instalment of the Game of Thrones game that will please fans of the show, and stands on its own as a tense, dramatic tale of intrigue, politics and what families do to survive.

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The Jimquisition
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2015

I'm still waiting for things to kick into high gear and truly take hold of me, but chapter two of House Forrester's tale leaves me in no doubt that such a moment is coming.

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RPG Fan
85%
85%
Feb 3, 2015

Episode 2 affirms my confidence in Telltale's ability to respect the source material.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2015

While Game of Thrones has yet to give a definitive vision of what the future holds for House Forrester (and knowing the series and George R.R. Martin's inclinations it probably isn't going to be good) Episode 2 of its game adaptation still shows that their tale is worth sticking through to the end, even if it may mean paying the iron price for it.

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High-Def Digest
Feb 8, 2015

Telltale has a practiced ability to weave a strong story from a licensed work. 'Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - The Lost Lords' is just as dramatic and engrossing as 'Iron From Ice.' I can begin to see where some of the plot threads are going, but whenever I feel smug about the season's directions, the rug is pulled out from under me and something shocking happens. Only some technical issues mar an otherwise lovely episode.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 1, 2015

With the stage setting done, the second episode of Game of Thrones feels like something plucked straight from the source material--gut wrenching, tense, and bloody.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2015

Despite my complaints, The Lost Lords is a great episode of Telltale's epic Game of Thrones story, and while slightly less shocking than the first episode it's certainly the best second episode in a season they've ever done.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 28, 2015

In the end, episode 2 is a more dialogue-heavy entry compared to the first, but it's also a much stronger episode for it. The world of Game of Thrones is an utterly harsh one where few of its inhabitants live comfortably, and this episode emphasized the uncountable struggles that plague these principal characters. Hopefully the following episodes will continue the strong narrative here will continuing to raise the stakes.

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Game Rant
Feb 4, 2015

The second episode of 'Game of Thrones' brings players plenty of action, and a string of intense choices which dramatically impact the stature of House Forrester by the end of the episode.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 10, 2015

Game of Thrones The Lost Lords Episode Two of Six is another brilliant addition to the franchise, however my biggest complaint about the game is the release time between episodes. In a perfect world, this game should be released weekly with the final episode being released a week before the official airing of the HBO TV series. The long wait is killing not just me but also other fans from around the world!

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USgamer
Feb 4, 2015

Episode 2 is effective in picking up where Episode 1 leaves off, but is content to mostly move the pieces around the board in an effort to setup the rest of the story. Though not nearly as shocking as the first episode, it nevertheless manages to raise the stakes at both Ironrath and King's Landing, setting the stage for a very interesting Episode 3. If the teaser is anything to go by, the next installment will prominently feature a wedding, and we all know how those go in Game of Thrones...

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Examiner
Feb 4, 2015

Despite its minuscule length, "Game of Thrones: Episode Two: The Lost Lords" continues the awesome story in stellar Telltale fashion. With great storytelling and an awesome cast of characters, it's a game you'll buzz through, hungry for the next episode.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2015

Episode 2: The Lost Lords represents a significant improvement in both the writing and production departments at Telltale.

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2015

The weight of our choices is felt with every breath and step we take. While it's terribly stressful to be in charge of so many lives, it's also exciting.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2015

Telltale expertly toys with players' emotions. If you walk away from this episode with anything other than a sense of dread for House Forrester, you're playing it wrong

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4 Guys with Quarters
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2015

In Episode 2: The Lost Lords, Telltale brilliantly included all the elements that has popularized the Game of Thrones television series – war, greed, deception, and love. War is brewing between House Forrester and the Boltons, as the Forresters are trying to do everything they can to avoid giving up their rare Ironwood and thus starting a war. A few new faces appear in this episode, such as Asher Forrester, the Forrester who got banished for falling in love with a daughter in the rival family. If you are a fan of the television show you’ll recognize newcomer Jon Snow, voiced by Kit Harington (the actor who plays him in the series). This episode begins with Gared Tuttle finally reaching The Wall, the place where criminals go to defend the North from the wildlings. He quickly finds himself needing to prove he can fight to survive, as the older criminals taunt him by telling him new recruits quickly die. While in Kings Landing, Mira Forrester has discovered that she has been making enemies with the wrong people and they will stop at nothing to make sure they get what they want. If you’re an emotional type of person, Telltale made sure to pull at your heartstrings towards the end with the funeral of Lord Gregor Forrester and Ethan Forrester.

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Cheat Code Central
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Feb 2, 2015

For now, I care about this story enough to keep playing, and I would recommend Episode Two to anyone who played Episode One. However, this is definitely one of Telltale's weaker episodes overall. Here's hoping that Episode Three will really plunge us deep into each character's story.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2015

While Cersei and Ramsay's omission is felt and backdrops still haven't improved on episode one, the story remains strong and Castle Black sticks out as a big highlight for Game of Thrones fans.

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PushStartPlay
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2015

Following episode ones cliffhanger, The Lost Lords has a tough act to follow. In episode 2, we get to know more about the Forrester family, but are we in for more filler over action?

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2015

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 - The Lost Lords is like the first episode in that it feels like a prologue to something bigger. Asher's appearance is more of an introduction to an upcoming bigger quest, and Rodrik's portion acts as a reboot of Ethan's story. Gared's tale features the least amount of progress. Only Mira's plot feels like it progresses, but the tension is kept at such a high level that the game remains intriguing and pushes things along nicely to the next episode.

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Paste Magazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2015

The primary characters are more fleshed out now that the story is occupied with making us sympathetic to them rather than showing off Westeros and Essos. As a result, this is a game that now feels more confident and standalone than it did a couple of months ago, more of a work that justifies its own existence than it does a dull, flimsy tie-in being hawked by HBO for marketing purposes.

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Kill Screen
71 / 100
71 / 100
Feb 12, 2015

What remains to be seen is whether there is such thing as a redemptive arc in Game of Thrones, or if feebly limping out of a string of unfair compromises is truly as "good" of an ending as Westeros has to offer.

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IGN
7 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2015

The Lost Lords neglects to advance the Forresters' story in meaningful ways as it introduces new characters.

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AusGamers
7 / 10.0
AusGamers
Jickle

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2015

Despite its devotion to performing the necessary post-introduction busywork, and needing to tread water in preparation for future episodes, The Lost Lords remains entertaining. Time will tell whether it was building to something greater or not.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Feb 9, 2015

While this last episode did not end on an explosive moment the way that Iron From Ice did, it was a sadly beautiful scene that will no doubt resonate with players, and keep them keen until the third episode releases. Hopefully the story can use its established foundation and these moments of emotional investment to drive the story forward as House Forrester attempts to survive the challenges circling in around them.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 4, 2015

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords definitely takes some steps in the right direction. While the inaugural episode wasn't bad, the follow-up improves upon it in almost all areas. Still, we can't help but shake the feeling that the series is treading water right now, and while we have a clearer idea of the direction in which things are moving, this has definitely been a somewhat slow burn thus far.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 16, 2015

There are a number of choices made that the consequence of which the player will be dying to see, which is bound to make the next two months pass awfully slowly until episode three hits, especially with the "Next Time" trailer at the end of this episode teasing. Bring on Episode Three!

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Game Revolution
Feb 3, 2015

But as a game, we have yet to see whether the series will be forced to coil around a strict plotline where your decisions matters little. Lost Lords carries the torch from Iron from Ice—no more, no less.

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Softpedia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2015

Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords is a decent entry in Telltale's series, and while it takes the story to interesting directions, it still doesn't really pull off the whole presentation and still suffers from shoddy choices and poor visuals.

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Polygon
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2015

It's an enjoyable evening of gaming with a few hard decisions, but it demonstrates the hands tightening around the neck of House Forrester.

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Pardis Game
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2015

در نهایت Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords یک تجربه معمولی بحساب می آید که از برخی جهات حتی نسبت به قسمت قبلی نیز محتوای ضعیفتری را ارائه می دهد . کارگردانی پیشبرد داستان در The Lost Lords طوری است که بستر داستانسرایی بسیار گسترده تر از قسمت قبلی شده است اما در این بستر جدید هنوز داستان به انسجام لازم نرسیده است و ما برخلاف آثار پیشین Telltale کمتر می توانیم چالش های قوی را در مواجهه شخصیت ها بیابیم . بازی از لحاظ فنی نیز کمتر از انتظار عمل کرده است و انیمشین حرکتی کاراکترها گاهی اوقات ناُمیدکننده می شود . بعد از تجربه 70 دقیقه ای کوتاه و نسبتا کم افت و خیز و البته کم محتوا قسمت دوم از خود پرسیدم آیا بهتر نبود Telltale Games به جای 6 قسمته کردن Game Of Thrones آنرا به 5 قسمت کاهش می داد تا محتوای بهتر و بیشتری در قسمت های قبلی تقسیم شود ؟

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 5, 2015

Episode two of Telltale's Game of Thrones concerns itself with maneuvering pieces into position and foreshadowing greater conflict. It's a robust foundational episode, shoring up Forrester character development for future pay-offs (and inevitable tragedy.)

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Post Arcade (National Post)
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2015

The plot is thickening. Hopefully the pacing will adjust to match in coming instalments

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Attack of the Fanboy
Feb 4, 2015

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series Episode 2 - The Lost Lords continues the fantastic story that began in Episode 1, but offers little to those seeking more than just small movement forward. The disparate storylines water down the experience, but new elements add enough to make the journey worthwhile. Future episodes should shine a better light on the events here.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2015

Overall, The Lost Lords is a bit of an improvement over the first Game of Thrones episode. Although the character transitions are a bit confusing and making decisions doesn't seem as impactful as it should, Episode Two is by far more political and more interactive, giving players a chance to both think critically and have some QTE fun. As with the end of the first episode, I left this one wishing I could jump into the next episode right away, but unfortunately, players will have to wait another month or so for that to happen.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2015

Based on the story so far, Game of Thrones is very much worthy of your time but has plenty to prove in the space of a handful more episodes to come. It also needs to find its own identity and move away from archetypes already covered in the books. Hopefully this will be the expository episode, with the tension ratcheting up as things continue to fall apart for House Forrester.

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NZGamer
6.9 / 10.0
NZGamer

Top Critic

6.9 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2015

[A]s good a follow-up as it has the potential to be, I'd hold off [on purchasing] until the bugs are fixed - it's not like the story is wrapping up anytime soon.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2015

The Lost Lords carries on the overarching plotline of the series by sowing the seeds of doubt and intrigue for the future without having a truly striking moment of its own. Once seen as part of a whole, this episode will probably come across better. For now though, it remains a rather flashy piece of filler.

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Pixel Dynamo
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2015

Bloody and bold but achingly brief

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Reno Gazette-Journal
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jun 15, 2015

While the story is still solid overall, Episode 2 feels a bit less exciting than its predecessor.

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The Skinny
Feb 9, 2015

Whilst not as immediate or as gripping as episode one, The Lost Lords wins out by keeping its various story threads warm and setting up the precarious pieces for what is looking to be a typically unpredictable story run.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 10, 2015

With The Lost Lords, Telltale has progressed its Game of Thrones storyline towards what could very well end up being a fantastic finish. However, its focus on plot progression has left this second episode feeling a bit uninspired.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2015

Overall, The Lost Lords is a fine episode for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series, but it does not stand out. It is not exactly filler, but it does feel like it exists almost entirely as exposition, putting the pieces into place for all of the really exciting stuff to happen in a future episode. It does begin to demonstrate the far-reaching consequences of each character's choices, but it lacks the truly memorable scenes found in the first episode. If Iron From Ice felt like a punch to the gut, The Lost Lords is the throbbing pain afterward.

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 5, 2015

Another uninspiring episode of nothing but filler and hopes for the future, although that's as much a criticism of episodic content as it is the game itself.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 11, 2015

Ultimately, Game of Thrones will be measured as a complete series, and not every episode can be as good as the last. However, this episode is about as close to being filler as it gets for Telltale – sure, a couple of the plot threads are enjoyable, and one of the new characters is quite interesting – but these moments are few compared to the abundance of boring references and pointless tasks to be done. We could've got this one out of the way in well under an hour without all of the padding, and had a better time doing it.

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Hardcore Gamer
1.5 / 5.0
1.5 / 5.0
Feb 8, 2015

It'd be easy to overlook the The Lost Lords' myriad issues — the awful presentation, the lack of true divergence, the general lack of polish — if it weren't for its biggest problem: it's boring. Even for diehard fans of the show or books, there's little to glean from these first two episodes so far.

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GearNuke
0 / 10
0 / 10
Jun 8, 2015

Games of Thrones Episode 2 is a rather slow burn type of Episode which takes it sweet time in establishing the new characters, as well continuing the story of the returning characters. Unfortunately it doesn't really stand as anything special in term of the story, making it a weak follow-up from Episode 1.

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