This is an adventure game, based on the Fables comic-book franchise, in which players assume the role a sheriff (Bigby Wolf) investigating a mysterious murder. As players progress through the branching storyline, they are presented with dialogue and action choices. Some choices can result in depictions of intense violence: a character tearing a creature's arm off; a character ripping a man's throat out; a character repeatedly shot. Large blood-splatter effects frequently occur during battle; some sequences depict decapitated characters and corpses on the ground. The game contains some sexual material: players can visit a strip club depicting a topless pole dancer; players can visit a hotel where sexual moaning is heard—though no sex acts are depicted. The central character is persistently depicted smoking cigarettes, and some sequences allow players to control whether to share these cigarettes with others. Drugs are occasionally referenced in the dialogue (e.g., “She used mundy drugs” and “I hear they only go for the legs if they've used up the veins in their arms . . . or if they're trying to hide the marks.”); a corpse is depicted with needle track marks on its legs. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” are heard in dialogue.