The Walking Dead: Episode 1: A New Day Image

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  • Summary: NOTE: Compatible with iPad 2 and up, and iPhone 4 and up - WILL NOT RUN ON EARLIER DEVICES**The Walking Dead is a five-part episodic game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic books featuring Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. This is not another shoot ‘em up; it’s a game that explores some very dark psychological places, revealing that the undead are not the only thing to be afraid of when society crumbles.In this brand new story, you are Lee Everett, a man 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.Experience a dark, visceral and emotional series where every action and decision you make can result in the story changing around you. This tailored experience means that your story could be very different to that of someone else.Pre-order the remaining episodes in The Walking Dead game series by purchasing the Multi-Pack [Episode 2-5 Bundle] via in-app purchase and save 25%!'Episode 1: A New Day’ is available now; Episodes 2-5 will be released periodically and available via in-app purchase.Game Features:•Based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series: The Walking Dead allows gamers to experience the true horror of the zombie apocalypse, with artwork inspired by the original comic books. Live out events, meet people and visit locations from The Walking Dead lore.•A tailored game experience: Live with the profound and lasting consequences of the decisions you make in each episode. Your actions and choices will affect how your story plays out across the entire series.•Act fast: You'll be forced to make decisions that are not only difficult, but require you to make an almost immediate choice. There's no time to ponder when the undead are pounding down the door.•Adventure horror spanning across five episodes: Gameplay involves meaningful decision-making, exploration, problem-solving and a constant fight for survival in a world overrun by the undead. Episode List:•Episode 1: A New Day - *AVAILABLE NOW*•Episode 2: Starved For Help •Episode 3: Long Road Ahead •Episode 4: Around Every Corner •Episode 5: No Time Left Expand
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  1. Jul 27, 2012
    Walking Dead: The Game is Telltale's best adventure game debut on iOS. It blurs the lines between a game and a movie more effectively than any other series.
  2. Jul 27, 2012
    If you're fond of The Walking Dead and want to play something that takes that source material seriously, and tells a great story while it does it, this game is definitely it. If you're looking for something much more involving from a joystick perspective, you might want to look elsewhere.
  3. Aug 6, 2012
    With terrific visuals, impressive voice acting, an engaging story, and choices with long-ranging effects, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more intriguing mobile adventure title than this apocalyptic tale.
  4. Jul 27, 2012
    Despite being essentially an interactive movie, The Walking Dead: The Game's convincing cast of characters and meaningful decision making lifts it above Telltale's previous efforts.
  5. Jul 31, 2012
    A great adventure game with focus on interpersonal relationships, and intense quicktime events. The first episode sinks it´s hooks in deep, and the wait for the next episode is already tormenting me. This comes highly recommended to both fans, and newcomers to the world of the Walking Dead.
  6. Sep 23, 2012
    A great graphic adventure that could be improved by more challenging puzzles.
  7. Jul 31, 2012
    Episode one of Walking Dead: The Game lays a great foundation for a story that follows a new group of survivors - how you choose to play Lee will determine how the story spins out in future episodes, but you'll have to live long enough to make it that far first.

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  1. Jan 13, 2013
    I played the playstation 3 version fist and I was very impressed with the port. It was brilliant. Character development was great and emotional. It really connected you to the game and made me genuinely care about clementines well being. Expand
  2. Sep 7, 2014
    The Walking Dead translates very well onto the ios platform. Though I would consider the console versions first for it's more reliable graphics, it still holds up well on the go. I feel the game is best played on an A6 chip or higher and on a tablet. A5 devices and lower will take a noticeable toll in frame rates and texture quality. However I found that playing on an iPad 4 could be arguably better than on console. The A7 chip allows the graphics to look sharp and close to console quality. Controls also feel very natural on a tablet. Selecting dialogue options is a cinch with the touch controls. Quick time events are also very fun on the ios, requiring swiping motions that mimic the players motions (which feels a lot more natural than button mashing). With a pair of good headphones and cuddled up near your tablet's screen, the experience feels very immersive.
    Check out the first episode (which is free on the App Store). If you are satisfied with the graphics and controls, you will be in for a real treat with the next four episodes. It's one of the best narrative games to date and is definitely worth your time.
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    Shocked there are no user reviews for this game, I felt compelled to write just my thoughts on this entire series actually.

    I literally
    just finished Ep 5 about 15 minutes ago, and all I can say is, if you're a fan of The Walking Dead in any way, shape or form, or you are a fan of great stories, then this series is for you.

    I would be willing to concede that the game isn't the most impressive visually, or the most innovative, however, this series makes up for it so well in story, and character depth, that I am willing to waive it's (arguable) flaws for it's colossal strengths.

    At the asking price for this game, there is really no excuse to at least check out Episode 1, which I am sure, will impress and lead you to get the remainder of the episodes and be in for a real treat.

    I hope some people may find this collection of my opinions as incentive to try out this gem of a game series. It most certain to keep you interested and attached right to the very end.
  4. Mar 21, 2013
    This review contains spoilers. "The Walking Dead: a Telltale Game Series" is a new take-on in "The Walking Dead" Franchise, and Episode 1 A New Day begins this 5-part season. But what do I think of it, let's find out. When I went into "The Walking Dead" for the first time, I played as Lee Everett, a convicted man who's been given a second chance in life to redeem himself as a good man when a zombie apocalypse breaks out and fate puts him in the care and bond of a little girl named Clementine. This game has such an amazing storyline and amazing characters that you meet and bond with who are solid written characters. Why? Because the story adds an emotional touch to it that made me feel like a real person and gives you a better experience in a Telltale game and gives you a more compelling relationship between Lee and Clementine. It makes you relate these characters to yourself and your loved ones. While progressing through the Episode, you meet new people such as a reporter named Carley and a farmer named Hershel (you might be familiar with this character if you are a general fan of The Walking Dead). After meeting with these characters, you feel a lot like you're friends trying to stay together after an apocalyptic break out. Now, the game-play. The game-play is simply amazing, even though this is Telltale's classic point and click format but The Walking Dead in general adds choices to the game. Here is a sequence in the game that allows you to make the choices. When you are in the pharmacy, you have the choice to either save a man named Doug or Carley. If you save Carley, you leave Doug to die and it's the same result when you choose to save Doug instead of Carley. These choices allow for a lot of replay value to see what are the consequences that you have to face after you make these choices. So to recap on the pros, the storyline is amazing due to it's emotional touch, the characters are solidly written and the game-play was great. Now onto the cons of the game. The only complaint I had was that the game has a few goofy moments like when the radio is not working, Carley doesn't know that there are no batteries in the radio. But overall, I highly recommend you play this Episode or the stand alone game on any platform. My final verdict is a 9/10. If there were no goofy moments, this game would be perfect in my opinion but I can't wait to play the 4 remaining episodes on my iPod and play the stand alone game on the PS3. Collapse
  5. Apr 19, 2014
    Telltale's fantastic Walking Dead game makes it's way to Android devices, and yo can pick up this first episode for free. With it's fantastic story and characters that tie in well with the comic book universe, this is a must play if you're a fan of the series. There are some great puzzles, quick-time events, and moral decisions to make. It's not my favorite version of the game. It's by far the poorest running version I've seen and it's got some more noticeable technical issues, but if it's the only option you've got then pick this one up on your mobile device. Still if you're looking for the best portable version available I recommend the Vita version any day.

    This is a fantastic game and any Walking Dead fan should pick this up ASAP. I still recommend one of the many other systems to play this on, but what makes this experience so enjoyable is still here. So go ahead and pick up this first episode. If for whatever reason you don't like it you can take pride in the fact that it's free so you really will not have lost anything. Still though I see absolutely no reason why people would not like this game.
  6. Dec 4, 2012
    I bought this game for my iPhone 4S I never usually pay for my apps so shelling out £2.99 was a big deal for me, I read the reviews and the game sounded wicked, don't get me wrong it was ridiculously fun. The MASSIVE problem I have with it is the length, £2.99 for an iPhone game is pretty ridiculous anyway considering you can get tonnes of brilliant games for 69p. Walking dead provides you with about an hour and a half game play and then you have to buy the next episode for another £2.99! I am seriously peed off, so peed off infact that I created this account just to rant about it and I never review things. £2.99 seriously get over yourselves yeah walking dead is the in thing right now but stop ripping people off, I wouldn't even mind paying £2.99 for the first episode then 69p for the others but noooooo the game makers are too greedy. F you motherFrs. Not happy grrr. Expand