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

80

From a fan of everything Walking Dead

gmecca | April 8, 2015 | See all gmecca's reviews »

I have followed The Walking Dead comic for years and was definitely looking forward to a worthwhile Walking Dead game. Telltale has done an admirable job bringing The Walking Dead into the gaming realm, departing from the comic's story with a new group and following them during their own struggles dealing with the zombie apocalypse.

The most important aspects of The Walking Dead, whether it be the game, the show, or the comics, has always been how each character deals with the struggles of the zombie apocalypse. Telltale does a good job developing each character's attitude and keeping it fairly consistent throughout the course of the story. Unfortunately, sometimes that falls into the realm of some characters acting more like caricatures than actual people which makes their actions predictable, and the story sometimes suffers because of it. Overall though, the story is strong, the character's personalities are varied, and it makes for a very interesting experience.

Decisions are the hallmark of the Telltale gaming experience as you guide the story and your character's attitude toward the events and your fellow survivors. Overall, after playing several of the Telltale games, The Walking Dead has some of the weakest choices. You can play the game as a complete jerk or a saint, but I didn't feel like the decisions were particularly hard to make once you decided how you wanted to play your character. Still, the story is compelling enough that it helped make up for so-so decision making along the way.

There are also a few stereotypical video game mistakes. One particular moment that stood out was when the characters were hiding behind a fence and needed something from the other side of the fence which was CLEARLY in arm's reach, but for some reason they wouldn't just stick their arm out and grab it. Unfortunate from a suspension of disbelief standpoint, but not a deal breaker for enjoyment.

The Walking Dead set the bar for story-driven gameplay and Telltale has consistently raised that bar along the way. The Walking Dead still stands the test of time and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys The Walking Dead TV show or comic, or just a good story.

96

An incredible journey

AcidApocalypse | Feb. 24, 2015 | See all AcidApocalypse's reviews »

This game takes you through quite a journey. The episodic format works to create a pacing that would leave the game at risk of boring players if lacked. There is action and tension and a plot to really believe in. You go on an emotional journey with all of the characters, whether it's a positive or negative one for each depends on you.

The unique and lovable art style does nothing but make the game that much better. It helps to create a tone and feel unlike other games.

Overall, this is not a game to be missed.

96

A truly memorable game

mrignuf | Feb. 24, 2015 | See all mrignuf's reviews »

What makes this game great is not it's graphics or necessarily it's simple gameplay mechanics. It's about your actions and how others around you are effected by those choices. You will often be thrust into making tough decisions with no clear "good" or "bad" options. You must live with the results and their consequences, no matter how gut wrenching they may be.

The gameplay outside of dialogue options is rather shallow, but this is not the focus. Normally this would be a negative, but the writing and character development is so strong and I believe that's what truly makes this such a memorable experience that any gamer would enjoy.

93

An emotional journey

Lorddyran | Feb. 24, 2015 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »

This game is, frankly, amazing. Every choice you make feels like it has weight, and you'll find yourself agonizing over every decision. The story is engrossing, the characters are well-realized, and the situations are insane. Just don't play it twice.

90

A true breakthrough in story-telling

WolfeClawz | Feb. 23, 2015 | See all WolfeClawz's reviews »

Telltale games continue to deliver incredible titles using their trademark engine, and The Walking Dead was one of their first games that really helped them make a name for themselves in the games industry.

The Walking Dead, whilst not entirely related to AMC's TV programme, still gives players a real experience to look forward to, with the point and click mechanic going hand in hand with it's in-depth (and tragically beautiful) story line. Players are forced to make decisions, literally giving them choices between life and death when they thought everything was going just fine.

Due to this formula working perfectly for the post-apocalyptic zombie setting, The Walking Dead deserves a place in your games library.