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)
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
Something Everyone Should Experiancebwrussell | Dec. 5, 2013 | See all bwrussell's reviews »
If I had to describe The Walking Dead in one word I would say "Brutal". While this sounds like a criticism it is anything but. It's brutal, raw, and unbelievably good, but more on this later. The pacing, with incredibly tense moments (the truly amazing thing is that there are probably more tense dialog exchanges then action moments) juxtaposed with gut wrenching loss and tender hopeful moments, is masterful. The fact that critical decisions must be made (or not made) quickly works terrifically and is completely immersive. On a whole the conversation system is one of the better ones out there. Almost always you can tell from the prompt the content AND tone of the response which most systems fail to do. The characters are believable, varied, and deep but there were a couple times you could see your previous interactions with the person causing some seemingly out of character moments. Overall the mechanics and graphics, combined with a minimal but very effective soundtrack, are superb. Now about the feelies...
While I don't want to get into what is and isn't a game, this most certainly is a game but the goals are just different then you may be used to. There are no points, there is no winning. This is the mindset you need to be in when going into this game. If you are unwilling to let your guard down, unwilling to feel, unwilling to actually immerse yourself in the story and live with your choices then you will walk away disappointed. This game is really a pure RPG. It doesn't need all the typical mechanics because that's not what defines a role playing game. I can not emphasize enough how much you can get out of this game if you are willing to lose yourself in it and make the decisions that feel right in your gut and heart, not the ones you think will give you a better ending. Once those decisions are made you need to live with them. You will second guess them, you will wonder if things would have turned out differently, and you most likely will come to regret something you did or said. That is part of why I led with the word "brutal". There are hard, nearly impossible, decisions that you have to make and live with in mere seconds. If you play this game and don't strongly feel at least some emotions, if it doesn't wear you down and weigh on your thoughts, you are not tough, you are not cool. You are short changing yourself. You are missing an opportunity to learn about yourself. As gamers we are constantly told our hobby is mindless entertainment, with little or no redeeming value. The Walking Dead is ready to prove that wrong, if you'll just let it.
best from the fourth person perspectivegwynplaine | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »
The puzzles aren't as deep or taxing as most point and clicks but the mechanics aren't too shallow. It's not wholly worth playing for gamers who like "gameplay" but it's perfect for the non gamer in the house and to watch over their shoulder when they are playing to soak in the story and help out when they're stuck.
The animated comic look is really unique and probably the most well done part of the game. Cell shading has been done before but never this good.
If you like the walking dead - either the comics or the show then it's for you, obviously. If not, and you like zombies, it's a good starting point to jump into the series.
Story FirstWinklers | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all Winklers's reviews »
Many consider this more an interactive movie than a game, it probably has as many mechanics as a point and click. The gameplay here is an improvement on Telltale’s previous games such as Jurassic Park. In regards to graphics, there is nothing too intensive here but it fits well with the world created.
In this world you're essentially walking between cutscenes; discovering the characters, solving some puzzles and moving the story forward as you go. Rather than pulling you out of the game with these cutscenes it draws you in by putting you in the position of making the hard decisions. While this doesn't give you much control over these parts of the game, it does give you some control over the story through your choices made, which here is the highlight along with the characters created.
Splitting the story into 5 episodes is an interesting idea meaning you can take a break between each part of the game and go into the next with some anticipation of what is going to happen next. I found each of these episodes to each be 2-3 hours long so you get your money’s worth, especially when on sale.
More of An Interactive Movie Then GameStuman31 | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
I am not a fan of the Walking Dead TV Series. I find the characters extremely unlikable. However this game is completely different. The characters are interesting, the graphic style works, and the game is enjoyable. Go in realising it is a interactive movie more than any kind of challenging game. Though that doesnt take away from it, interactive movies are really becoming a genre of their own, with this right up the top of the pile
A fantastic experienceBytrine | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all Bytrine's reviews »
This is one of the best RPG's I have ever played. Though it lacks the traditional RPG aspects such as side quests, loot, equipment, and free roam, it is heavily centered around story, dialogue, and literally every decision you make affects the world around you. You get many hard decisions in your journey to survive such as deciding who lives and who dies, what to do, where to go, and how to kill an enemy. Each action has it's own set of consequences and you will be enthralled in the storyline. This game was done perfectly, even during it's minor set backs that are in traditional RPGs. I strongly recommend you buy this title!