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The Best Telltale Games  

Jason Robbins
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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!

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The Wolf Among Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Tales from the Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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The Walking Dead: Season Two is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Batman - The Telltale Series is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Telltale Games
Batman - The Telltale Series
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Telltale Games
Game of Thrones
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The Walking Dead: 400 Days is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Telltale Games
The Walking Dead: 400 Days
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Back to the Future: The Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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The Walking Dead: Michonne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Telltale Games
The Walking Dead: Michonne
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Tales of Monkey Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Minecraft: Story Mode is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Telltale Games
Minecraft: Story Mode
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Sam & Max Beyond Time and Spac... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Jurassic Park: The Game is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Sam & Max Save the World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhou... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Wallace & Gromit's Grand A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Telltale Games
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures
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Strong Bad's Cool Game for Att... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Telltale Games
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Bone: Out from Boneville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Telltale Games
Bone: Out from Boneville
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Bone: The Great Cow Race is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Telltale Games
Bone: The Great Cow Race