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Grimm, also known as American McGee's Grimm, is a fairy tale based game from the creators of American McGee's Alice. It allows the player to tinker with the famous children's stories and subvert them.


The game consists of 23 episodes that were originally released weekly. Each episode is based on a different fairy tale by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (or, occasionally, by some other author). Every tale starts as a traditional sweet story for children until the main character, a dwarf named Grimm, interferes with the plot. Grimm tries to make the tales darker, grittier and bloodier, the way they used to be originally. As a result of his actions, the tales turn into deconstructions of their well-known plots. There's no more "happily ever after" for the Red Riding Hood, Snow White, or Cinderella, and Puss-in-Boots becomes a vile trickster.


The player assumes the role of Grimm. Everywhere the mischevious dwarf goes, he sends a wave of black magic that spoils everything around him. His goal is to convert the in-game objects and characters into their "dark" versions to alter the plots of the tales. The level of his power is measured by the Dark-O-Meter. The characters in the tales will often try to revert Grimm's magic to make the tales sweet again.


Unlike American McGee's Alice, which was creepy and disturbing, Grimm is rather comical, albeit with the sense of black humor. The game features simplistic geometric 3D design and is set to the "childish" whimsy music.

Release date
Spicy Horse
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Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Single Core Pentium Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 6200+ or equivalent video card with 128MB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
  • Processor: 2.0+ GHz Dual Core Processor or 3GHz Single Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 7600+ or ATI x1300+ Video Card
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Grimm reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
This game is simply great has a little different dynamics of other games, it is more than anything to color the landscape that surrounds you with evil and pollution, maybe the bad thing is that the main character never dies, but still I love to play , by the graphics and the design reminds a lot of the PSOne and N64.
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Microsoft from Italian
EPISODE 1 The game is nice and it's free, there are also the steam cards, in general I have however found a boring game, I advise against it especially for those who do not have a knowledge of the English excelled. To finish the first EP you put a half hour, DP which you have to spend 0.99 cents per episode for a total of almost 22 €, it seems quite excessive... EPISODE 1 It s free, is nice and there are trading cards but if you don't speak English very well it s boring... At the end of the game I can say that my fear is to play it again
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A Game that is easy to describe: Run the Landscape. Again and again. You don't mahct anything else in that Title. No matter in which Chapter. The Idea is interesting to bring Fairy Tales, which are predominantly beautifully and brilliantly colorful, back into the old originally gloomy form. Well, maybe not quite in the original Form, but certainly away from the over Buntem. For between, the Game is fine and has its right to exist like such an all weather cheese ala Angry Birds or Plants against Zombies (who thinks up such a Garbage?). So no one here can be against the politicians! That's Why there's a Thumbs up from me.
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Microsoft from Italian
Over the years I have the impression that American McGee is all too obsessed with fairy tales. And Grimm is yet another example, as the aim of the game is to alter the story of more or less famous fables so that there is no happy ending. To do this we will have to use our aura (in fact GRIMM does not wash and the smell alters the surrounding environment but it goes well), to make significant changes to the game environment. The higher the "smelly" area will be our chances of winning. Although Grimm never finds himself in a dangerous situation, he will still have to face a wide range of enemies. Who, from modern Mastro Lindo, clean up the areas that we dirty forcing us to real races against time. You understand correctly, each level must be completed within a time limit which will affect our final score. Although Grimm's gameplay is repetitive, the game never annoy, every map is unique and it's fun to run around the world to see it change as we move on. The video game was released in episodes (23 currently), however the first episode of the series is FREE, you can download it from Steam without problems and play it for as long as you want. I would advise you to try it out, by the way you download in less than an hour. Larens
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