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Back to the Future: The Game is a graphic adventure video game based on the Back to the Future film franchise. The game is developed by Telltale Games who has licensed the Back to the Future elements from Universal Studios. Bob Gale, the screenwriter for the three films, is assisting Telltale in developing the game's story, while both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd have allowed Telltale to use their likenesses within the game for the lead characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown, respectively. Lloyd will also be providing the voice work for Doc Brown's character while new talent AJ LoCascio will be the voice of Marty McFly. The game is available in five episodes on multiple gaming platforms, the first episode appearing on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms in December 2010 with PlayStation 3 and iPad following shortly thereafter. The full Collection to come out in November for the PlayStation 3

Back to the Future: The Game Review

The 1980s were a good decade for blockbuster films. Grandiose action comedies with ample opportunity for a few good explosions, these films also provided perfect fodder for videogames. Sure, the Atari 2600 and the NES weren't able to do much more than platforming or shoot em up versions of these films, but occasionally they were pretty fun. Not the Back to the Future games. Those games were terrible titles that had little to do with the films, and were either weird skateboarding titles or a terrible platformer. While the films had plenty of exciting action moments, story, dialogue and exposition were so important to the film that making a game out of one element from the films makes for a bad game. Too bad no one ever thought about making a Back to the Future adventure game... Read Review

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