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Fable (Series) Review

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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


This is an adventure role-playing game set in a fantasy world where your interactions with the world and villagers, and decisions about your use of magical power, substantially alter the story and the environment.

As you progress through the game over many hours, your character visually changes depending on how you play. As in other role-play games you choose how to develop skills and accrue equipment and clothing. In Fable II you can gain a career as Blacksmith, Woodcutter, Bartender, Assassin, Civilian Displacement (Slaver), Bounty Hunter, or Merchant.

You develop deep relationships in the game with different non-player characters. You have a pet dog to help you. You can even find a wife and have children. But these things remain secondary to the main adventure story.

Although the features of the game developed with each version, Fable II is generally thought to be the best version of the game.
  • Fable (Xbox)
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters expansion
  • Fable Anniversary remade first game on Xbox 360
  • Fable II (Xbox 360) with free Knothole Island and See the Future downloadable content available.
  • Fable III (Xbox 360)
  • Fable Heroes spin-off game (Xbox 360).
  • Fable: The Journey spin-off game for Xbox Kinect camera, that is controlled by motion and gestures alone.
  • Fable Trilogy compilation including Fable Anniversary, Fable II and Fable III (Xbox 360)
  • Fable (Xbox Series X, PC) Series rebooted for the new generation of consoles from the team behind open world driving game Forza Horizon.

DetailsGame Details


Release Date: 14/09/2004

Platforms: Mac, PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Role-Playing

Developer: @WeArePlayground


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Duration: This game will take between 13 hours and 30 hours to complete. The time to complete the different games varies. Figures given here for Fable II.
Players: This is a single player game.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. The Fable Anniversary remake includes all the in-game purchases for free. Other games including Fable Trilogy require in-game purchases for additional content that extend the adventures.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.


PEGI 16+ with frequent, moderate violence. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence consists of you hacking and slashing and casting spells at enemies. Blood is shown. Bodies remain for a short while. You can also attack innocent civilians, get drunk in your local tavern, and spend all your money on Blackjack.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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