The Wolf Among Us is free on the Epic Games Store

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The Wolf Among Us is a fan-favorite Telltale adventure, originally released in five parts over 2013-14. A sequel—or "second season," in Telltale terminology—was in the works but ran aground, along with the studio as a whole, last year. At The Game Awards last night, though, it was brought back from the dead, and coincidentally or not (and I'm pretty sure it's not), the original is now free on the Epic Games Store.

The Wolf Among Us joins The Escapists, which was announced yesterday as the usual Epic weekly freebie. The Epic edition includes all five episodes of the first season, in which Bigby Wolf, the sheriff of Fabletown and former Big Bad Wolf, investigates a murder in the hidden community of fairy tale characters in the mid-1980s. It spins off from there, but like other Telltale games, details and outcomes depend largely on the choices players make over the course of the game.

If you like the Telltale thing, this is a good one: We called it "a fantastic, morally ambiguous detective tale" in our 83/100 review. Not all choices were as meaningful as they could have been, but despite that Tyler wrote that "The Wolf Among Us still feel like something I lived more than something I watched." And if you're just curious, hey, it's free. 

The Wolf Among Us will be free until December 19, the same as The Escapists. Epic also announced today that it will finish the year by giving away 12 games, one per day, beginning December 19.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.