Telltale Games, creator of some of the greatest games in recent history, is a rare bird indeed. The company has single-handedly managed to accomplish two miracles in the games industry - feats that have long eluded all of their competitors.
For one, they have brought the graphic adventure genre back to mainstream success. Graphic adventures had their heyday back in the late '80s and early '90s, when today's video game mainstays of squashing things and shooting things took a back seat to story, exploration, and puzzle-solving. It was a grand time for people who liked to game and use their brains. But, eventually, people started hungering for violence once again, and companies like Lucasarts and Sierra found themselves losing money. Soon the genre was all but dead. That is, untile Telltale brought it back.
Telltale's second grand accomplishment was finding a way to take popular licensed properties and make games out of them that don't suck. Gamers have long suffered adaptations of movies and TV shows that offered terrible gameplay and the bare minimum of fan service. Telltale has somehow found a way to break that curse. Games by Telltale actually have good storytelling and thoughtful game mechanics.
And so, Telltale has spent the last decade blessing gamers with faithful, inventive episodic content based on such beloved fanboy fiction as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Which is your favorite? The full list is below for your voting pleasure. Make sure the best Telltale games are at the top!