Also On: Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games / Deck Nine
The Expanse: A Telltale Series is the latest game from Telltale Games, co-developed by Deck Nine. It follows the same style as Telltale’s previous titles like The Walking Dead, Batman, and The Wolf Among Us but offers more exploration and freedom of movement, along with the expected dialogue choices and focus on narrative.
If you’re a fan of The Expanse book series or TV show, you’ll recognize the lead character, Camina Drummer, who is voiced by Cara Gee, the actress who portrayed her in the show. The voice acting in The Expanse: A Telltale Series is top-notch and adds to the overall experience.
The game takes place a few years before the start of the TV show and introduces a new cast of characters for Camina’s adventure. The crewmates have their own conflicts, reflecting the faction conflicts in The Expanse.
Similar to previous Telltale games, The Expanse: A Telltale Series offers dialogue choices that have consequences throughout the game. The story is mostly set but the ending can vary depending on your choices. It’s possible to have different survivors in different playthroughs.
The game introduces changes in exploration and stability compared to previous Telltale games. There are opportunities for spacewalk exploration and hidden interactions, making the game feel more expansive.
On the PlayStation 5, The Expanse: A Telltale Series runs smoothly without major bugs or visual issues. The polished game features an animated art style that resembles the real-world actors from the show.
In conclusion, The Expanse: A Telltale Series is a solid adventure game from Telltale that successfully captures the essence of the show and provides an enjoyable experience for fans.
Note: Telltale Games provided us with a The Expanse: A Telltale Series PS5 code for review purposes.