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  • Summary: 1.Launch ‘Walking Dead: The Game’ app, select ‘Episodes’ from the main menu and choose to buy either the Multi-Pack (Episode 2-5 bundle), or if declining that offer, select the ‘Buy’ option listed next to Episode 5. If you purchased the Multi-Pack, choose the ‘Get’ option listed next to Episode 5.

    2.Once you have selected ‘Get’ or confirmed your purchase, Episode 5 will download to your device, showing ‘Installed’ once the download is complete.

    3.When Episode 5 is installed, select ‘Back’, choose ‘Play’, then select which saved game slot you would like to continue from, followed by ‘Play’.

    4.To play Episode 5, select the arrow in the upper right corner of the screen until Episode 5 is displayed, then select ‘Play’ and Episode 5 will begin.

    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.

    Save 25% on additional episodes in The Walking Dead game series by purchasing the Multi-Pack [Episode 2-5 Bundle] via in-app purchase.

    All 5 episodes are 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.
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  1. Nov 29, 2012
    100
    If you're fond of the franchise 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. You seriously need to get this.
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  1. Jan 4, 2013
    10
    One of the most emotionally intense games ever made. This game gets you emotionally invested in the first episode and from there ratchets up the tension and puts the groups safety in your hands. The game constantly keeps you on your toes and even doubting yourself that you made a good decision. The comic book art style works perfectly for the game. Voice acting is top notch and sound effects immerse you in the experience. Characters feel and act like real people and not just video game characters. The gameplay works perfectly for the game and helps keep the focus on the strong narrative and character interaction. This game is one of the biggest surprises this year. Before I had played this game, I was scoffing at the idea of this game being game of the year but after playing it through, i'm very happy my assumptions were wrong. The game is not just a "game"', it's an experience that makes you reflect on your decisions. Something rarely seen in games and I'm glad it is 2012's game of the year. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for more than just a "game". Here's hoping Telltales continues to make more emotionally driven story games!! Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2013
    7
    While the Cel Shading suffers prom a lack of processing power, iOS Port is pretty solid. I prefer the touch screen controls to the keyboard or controller significantly. But the lack of power the iPad has accentuates the technical problems in the game to an even greater degree than PC, XBox or PS3, when they were already prevalent on those platforms. The story is really all the game has going for it, at the end of the day, sadly. It's a shame. The story is unbelievably emotional and taxing from a personal happiness point of view, but the jump scares and easy puzzles do little to aid the story. I think this kind of game would have been much better if given a Heavy Rain style of playing, as it suits the narrative more. Great port, but the game itself is it's own downfall. Expand