Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1 goes free on the Windows Store

If you've been wanting to jump into Telltale's Batman series on Windows 10, there's never been a better time. The first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series is currently free on the Windows Store, coming down from its usual $5 price tag.

If you're unfamiliar with Telltale, the studio is largely known for a number of popular narrative games based on franchises like The Walking Dead, Minecraft and Borderlands. With Batman: The Telltale Series, you step into the shoes of Bruce Wayne as you make choices that influence not only Batman himself, but the world around him. In the end, you'll have to deal with the consequences of your choices as the story unfolds.

It's worth noting that only the first episode in the series is free, and only for a limited time at that. If you're impressed by the first episode, you can grab the other 4 via in-app purchases.

Thanks to Aman Deep Singh for the tip!

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  • Right in the system recommendations"Not recommend for intel integrated graphics" and still despite that I see people giving this game bad reviews when attempting to run the game on a machine with intel integrated graphics. People need to check recommended specs.
  • Sadly it's a side effect of being in the Store. Too many just automatically expect stuff to work on their Surface/$99 tablet just because it's there.
  • Probably because the other Telltale games in the Store work fine on Intel graphics, so people just expect that to continue holding true. It's not like Telltale games are graphic-intensive.
  • I don't think performance complaints are invalid. Some comments are on recommended specification systems, which still have issues. Telltale released this for Android and iOS, and there are a lot of complaints in those stores as well about it not working properly. It just looks like they need to put more work into it, instead of trying to port a XBone or PS4 game to platforms that can't handle the power. Still, that's not going to stop me from trying it out.
  • And yeah, I see why it's not getting good ratings. It crashes consistently on launch on my computer. (maybe it doesn't like multiple screens?)
  • I see both sides to be honest.  It should just specifically state in the store if something won't work with a red cross and if it will have a green check.  I understand it does break down some of the requirements but it's too difficult for a lot of people to understand. And "not recommended" is slightly annoying as so many games WILL work that state that while some won't.  Vague requirements for just your standard consumer who's trying to play a point and click game.
  • Is this only the PC version? I was about to complain because I just bought the XB1 version on this current sale.
  • I wasn't able to download it on my PC... But was able to get it on XB1
  • So, it's a choose-your-own-adventure book? Why didn't you just say that?
  • It's a book? Didn't know that. These games are always fun and worth playing.
  • I definitely will never ever buy a first episode from Telltale again. This is ridiculous. They should just give it for free and then charge more for the coming episodes. I am slightly mad.
  • This is always the case if you wait long enough, but yes, you are right.
  • Bummer isn't it? I put off buying this until last week when Episode 1 was free and the Season Pass went down to less than £14
  • How do I download episode 4 from the store? I purchased the season pass in-game but the link to update/download is not present.
  • As far as I know Episode 4 hasn't been released yet