The Walking Dead

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"Overall this game was a unique experience that is not your everyday type of game, but is worth playing and I would suggest this game to almost anyone. It is a game that simply tells a beautiful and tragic story. It sucks you in emotionally and does not let go." - Gamingtrend.com

"Using player choice, award-winning writing, and your own emotions, The Walking Dead: The Game delivers an experience that's flawed but unforgettable." - IGN.com


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The Walking Dead is a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.

A continuing story of adventure horror spanning across 5 episodes:

  • Episode 1 – A New Day (Available Now)

  • Episode 2 – Starved for Help (Available Now)

  • Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead (Available Now)

  • Episode 4 – Around Every Corner (Available Now)

  • Episode 5 – No Time Left (Available Now)


Key Features:

  • Based on Robert Kirkman’s Eisner-Award winning comic book series, The Walking Dead allows gamers to experience the true horror of the zombie apocalypse

  • A tailored game experience – Live with the profound and lasting consequences of the decisions that you make in each episode. Your actions and choices will affect how your story plays out across the entire series.

  • Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes

  • Meet Glenn before he heads to Atlanta, explore Hershel’s farm before Rick and his group of survivors arrive and before the barn becomes a notorious location in Walking Dead lore

  • You’ll be forced to make decisions that are not only difficult, but that will require you to make an almost immediate choice. There’s no time to ponder when the undead are pounding the door down!

  • Features meaningful decision-making, exploration, problem solving and a constant fight for survival in a world overrun by the undead

  • Artwork inspired by the original comic books

Customer reviews

85

A bizarre combination of variability and inevitability

npiersma13 | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all npiersma13's reviews »

Let's be clear on something: this is a game you play once.

That's not because it's a bad game. I loved every minute of it. It's simply because it's a story that can only be told once.

While advertised as a choice-based game, The Walking Dead is not truly about choice. In the end, the story will be more or less the same. You are constantly forced to make split-second decisions and in some cases choose who lives and who dies, but the core plot is still the same. Where this game truly shines, however, is in the way it portrays those choices. In a world where every decision seems meaningless, do our actions truly matter?

This game is not about over-the-top action or gore or even horror. It is a story, and a beautiful one at that.

95

TellTale Games Does Not Make Good Games

mikenotcaptain | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all mikenotcaptain's reviews »

TellTale Games tells incredible stories. It is in their name, they "Tell" an amazing "Tale". They by no means make cutting edge innovations in the gaming industry. They do however do what they do best and take you on an adventure. You play the role of Lee, a history teacher who was destined for prison for killing a senator. The rise of the dead knocks you out of the hands of the law and the first person you find is Clementine, and that is where the greatness of the game begins. It begins with your relationship with Clem. This game takes you on an emotional roller coaster that the Walking Dead show cannot, because you are making the choices. The Walking Dead game is almost perfect, the only criticism I have from my experience is that it is secretly linear. Yes, you are given choices, but your choices always lead to the same destination. I understand why this is production-wise, but I felt at moments that I was powerless to choose the outcome. Otherwise, this is an amazing experience that I would suggest to fans of the Walking Dead show and non-fans alike.

100

Brains, all over the place!

Rinkashikimo | Oct. 28, 2014 | See all Rinkashikimo's reviews »

This was the game that showed me a little about myself that I didn't know. It puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and makes you make decisions that you wouldn't even dare make in the real world. The story line is amazing and the characters are all (and I mean ALL) very well made, both their animations and their voice acting that is. This game is huge when compared to other point-and-click adventure games and it really shows the struggle of a group fighting for survival on a world where the enemy should be the zombies (but are the other humans). It is also the first game that made me cry at the end, it's really an amazing experience.

95

Great experience.

Eperiod | Oct. 15, 2014 | See all Eperiod's reviews »

TellTale's engine has greatly improved. The visuals are great, but you still get the occasional "hiccups" with character models and animation. That said... the story is phenominal. Every episode had me on the edge of my feet. The voice acting and character development is spot-on, and the progression is smooth.

The sound design and soundtrack really pull the whole experience together, with chilling gory sounds when someone gets attacked to the shrills of the music when something's wrong.

A must-play for fans of point-and-click adventures. With all the episodes ready to go, you can dive right in. Don't have any expectations that this has anything to do with the show or comic books, this is a stand-alone experience, and a great one at that.

95

Emotional rollercoaster.

winsquare2 | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all winsquare2's reviews »

The greatest adventure game with the greatest story.Here's why. The comic book style graphics of the game were good.It managed to highlight the characters expressions and emotions.The game also managed to catch the father daughter dynamic of the games protagonists, Lee and Clementine.And of course,the decision making.The game forces you to make important decisions thus creating your own story.In my opinion, the decisions were really hard and more than often I could relate to any of the characters in the game.Each character's story was well written and when I reached the finale, I couldn't help but just feel empty inside.

Overall, the game's powerful story-telling combined with the many difficult decisions the game forces you to make certainly makes it a game worth buying and experiencing.Sale or no sale, you just have to play this game.And then cry because of the amazing story.