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Game of Thrones: Episode One - Iron From Ice

Telltale Games
Dec 2, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
Polygon
6.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Kotaku
Not Yet
USgamer
4 / 5
Destructoid
7 / 10

Game of Thrones: Episode One - Iron From Ice Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Game of Thrones: Episode One - Iron From Ice starts the series very well with a compelling story, ending and by being overall inline thematically with George R. R, Martin's world. Some technical issues do plague it, but its a strong start to Telltale's Game of Thrones series.


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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Episode 1, ‘Iron from Ice’ Launch Trailer | PS4, PS3

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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones: Episode One - Iron From Ice

Game of Thrones Ep 1: Iron from Ice is a strong start for Telltale's adventure in George R. R. Martin's fantasy world.

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An uninspiring start to the season, that even fans of the show will find stilted and tedious. Although they can still foster high hopes for later episodes.

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An intriguing and suspenseful first look into the Forresters' lives that hits all of the tones that Telltale and George R. R. Martin are known for

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'Iron from Ice' is a rocky start to a promising story

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Game of Thrones' first episode is a slow-burn beginning to a bloody political thriller with an original cast that shines.

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All the same, Iron From Ice succeeds far more often than it falters. It's yet another Telltale game that lives in those difficult moments, when you're glad it's your on-screen character standing there and not you.

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Adapting a prestige cable drama like Game of Thrones is no easy feat and could have easily ended in embarrassment for Telltale Games. Thankfully, they've done a very good job of capturing the show's often depressing essence, setting the stage for an intriguing story to come. With the show's fifth season still four months out, Iron from Ice proves itself a very good appetizer for one of the most popular series on television despite the occasional technical hiccup.

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Still, that narrative is the focus, and it is strong. If Zer0 Sum left me looking forward to future episodes of Tales from the Borderlands because things are going to get awesome, Iron From Ice does the polar opposite for Game of Thrones. The bad situation that House Forrester is in is only going to get worse. It feels like a punch to the gut, and it sets the stage for an intensely emotionally draining experience. In spite of its blemishes, so far it looks like Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series deserves its place in the A Song of Ice and Fire lore.

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