Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    72
    400 Days doesn't accomplish any sense of conclusion of the first series of episodes, but is a nice "bridge" for the second season of The Walking Dead.
  2. Sep 10, 2013
    70
    By telling five different shorter stories Talltale manages to accelerate the pace of the The Walking Dead series. It has its complications but mostly feels fresh and exciting. 400 Days may not be as well written or as emotionally resonant as the episodes in season one but as an appetizer for the upcoming second season it works very well.
  3. Aug 5, 2013
    70
    The five single-character segments in 400 Days results in fleeting bouts of entertainment that are cut short too early and only tease at the prospect of something more substantial.
  4. Jul 8, 2013
    70
    It lacks the emotion of the main episodes of the game, and also it's quite short. However, it feels like a good way to taste what it's yet to come.
  5. Jul 8, 2013
    70
    Five new stories, five new protagonists, five new fifteen minutes. All for five euros. 400 Days is an appealing canapé with highly standard storytelling of the original. However, it partially loses its battle because of the title's short length and its lack of inner interconnection.
  6. Jul 6, 2013
    70
    400 Days is a good expansion, but its pacing should to be slower in order to let us love his characters and feel bad for everything that happens to them.
  7. 70
    The whole concept runs contrary to many of the series’ strengths, but it’s still hard not to be engaged by what remains some of the best storytelling in gaming.
  8. Jul 4, 2013
    70
    It’s no doubt a value, and if you need your fix of The Walking Dead, then this will certainly tide you over until the second season, but don’t expect a consistent plot full of meaningful and difficult choices.
  9. Aug 6, 2013
    68
    Playing 400 Days is like watching a random scene from a summer action movie – you have no idea who is shooting whom and, what’s more important, why the hell you’re supposed to care for these characters.
  10. Jul 8, 2013
    65
    The Walking Dead: 400 Days is a good expansion, but definitely not good enough. This DLC is very short and does not use the full potential of new characters (there isn't enough time to care for any of them). What's more, every piece of the game allows to play with the gameplay mechanic in different ways. The most important thing are the dialogues and attempts to introduce character in a very short time span. All in all (despite its flaws) 400 Days is a must buy for fans of the series that want to continue the story.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 320 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 59
  2. Negative: 5 out of 59
  1. zjk
    Jul 7, 2013
    0
    Lucky to get 90 minutes out of the game. The choices you make have no impact on the story line as it is so short they are never revisited.Lucky to get 90 minutes out of the game. The choices you make have no impact on the story line as it is so short they are never revisited. Pales in comparison to the original series, in saying that I hope its not another 8 months before we see the next DLC and that it is lengthened by a considerable amount.

    Save your money for now.
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  2. Jul 4, 2013
    7
    To save a rather huge wall of text, I'm going to wrap up my problem with this installment quite quickly: You can't see the connection fromTo save a rather huge wall of text, I'm going to wrap up my problem with this installment quite quickly: You can't see the connection from your choices to the endgame. Your choices throughout the five different character pieces basically changes who's there at the end. But there's absolutely NO way to see "Oh making x choices means this character's not there." It just doesn't follow-- the ending honestly feels like a complete non-sequitur. Play it to get ready for Season 2, but it's just not going to have the impact of Season 1. Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2013
    10
    An interesting bit of DLC. some of the choices you can make don't necessarily feel like choices at the time. the characters are all nicelyAn interesting bit of DLC. some of the choices you can make don't necessarily feel like choices at the time. the characters are all nicely fleshed out, and yet again the quality of voice acting and setting are top notch. I'm definitely eager to play Season 2. Full Review »