American McGee's Grimm: Godfather Death
starts off with an impoverished family churning out their 13th baby. Realizing that they weren't going to be able to raise the kid, the father goes out to find a godfather to raise the boy.
First he stumbles upon God and decides him unworthy of the task (something Grimm finds amazing) because the man believes God treats people unfairly (making the rich richer, and keeping the poor people poor). Then the man finds the Devil, but again doesn't allow him to be the godfather because he doesn't like how the boy would most likely turn out. Eventually, the father runs into Death and asks him to be the boy's godfather, because Death treats everyone equally.
When the boy grows up, Death takes him to a secret garden with a plant that can heal any aliment. He tells the boy he will become a great doctor, but he must only heal those people who are not intended to die. Those that Death intends to take will have the reaper appear at the head of their bed, while the ones that he can give the medicine to will have his godfather at the foot.
The boy grows up and news of his talents for healing spread, until he is appointed the King's physician. But when he is supposed to allow Death to take the King, he gives him the herb instead and asks, as a reward, for the princess' hand in marriage. Needless to say, Death is not amused by this disobedience and warns the kid not to do it again. But when his betrothed gets sick and he heals her (again against the wishes of his godfather), Godfather Death takes the boy into the underworld to show him that everyone has a candle, and when it goes out, so does that person's life. Let's just say that the boy's candle is a lot shorter than he thought it should have been. But there doesn't seem to be any real message behind this story, at least not in its current format. By the time Grimm is done with it, a lesson will be taught, especially to the boy and his family.
This episode's levels are divided into the family's home (complete with all 13 children), the places where the father finds God, the Devil and Death, the herb garden, King's castle and the Underworld.
There are a few interesting points about this particular episode. For one, I was finally able to reach the game's top level of darkness, Vile, and there are a few more power-ups in this story.