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Release Date: May 27th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Sons of Winter

Overview -

'Sons of Winter' is the fourth episode in Telltale’s episodic 'Game of Thrones' title, following 'Iron From Ice', 'The Lost Lords', and 'The Sword in the Darkness'.

Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
May 27th, 2015

Video Review


I noticed some timing issues in this episode with quick time events. The characteristic stuttering of the Telltale family of games has become bad enough that it’s interfering with the gameplay, and naturally this is detrimental. Also, although it might not be practical, I recommend not pausing the game if at all possible. Returning after a pause leads to problems, including at least one crash in my experience.

Audio Review


The Khaleesi’s voice actress (Emilia Clarke, I presume) has an excellent turn as the uncooperative and recalcitrant queen when Asher comes knocking at her door. The other audio is good as usual, from the soundtrack to the voices to the effects. Performance wise we have some issues with lip syncing and audio drops after returning from pause.

Final Thoughts

'Sons of Winter' is another strong showing from Telltale and their take on the morbid, morally ambiguous 'Game of Thrones'. The writing, pacing, and production value are all top notch, it’s just the engine holding them back now. This, in terms of the story, is probably the best so far in the season.