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  • Summary: Season Two continues the story that began in Season One. You are Clementine, a young survivor in a world gone to hell. The dead have risen to feast on the living, and the living cannot be trusted. The story you experience in The Walking Dead Season Two is driven by the choices that you make.Season Two continues the story that began in Season One. You are Clementine, a young survivor in a world gone to hell. The dead have risen to feast on the living, and the living cannot be trusted. The story you experience in The Walking Dead Season Two is driven by the choices that you make. Because of that, your story could be very different from someone else’s. If you played Season One and the DLC episode ‘400 Days’, the choices you made there will affect Season Two. Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Walking Dead is one of the most powerful stories in the video gaming history. With Season 2, Clem's story only grows stronger, though dark in its roots, in Episode 2, Telltale's game design and storytelling shines through that darkness.
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    90
    A House Divided is another powerful, emotional installment, and continues to make a beautiful, tense experience about finding and trusting one another the end of the world.
  3. Mar 6, 2014
    90
    The Walking Dead Season 2 has finally hit its stride for me. I really didn’t enjoy episode 1 too much due to both technical issues and having to set up back-story for many characters. Episode 2 remedies that by fixing all the bugs, putting the player in constant tense situations and having some truly frightening set pieces.
  4. Mar 5, 2014
    80
    While the season two debut failed to capitalize on the suspenseful tactics Telltale Games was able to integrate in the first season, Episode 2 has fixed that. It’s still a bit shorter than what we’ve grown accustomed to and the zombies feel tacked on rather than an actual story driven threat, but the hour and a half long episode is able to convince us that the drama within the group of survivors is much deeper than first expected.
  5. 80
    Perfect story, perfect direction, not-so-perfect gameplay. [Issue #240]
  6. Mar 5, 2014
    75
    If you’ve been on board so far, A House Divided gives no reason to stop now.
  7. 60
    A slight improvement on the first episode, but still basically just plot set-up for a story that too often feels out of your hands.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54
  1. Mar 11, 2014
    10
    Okay, two things bout the walking dead and they are powerful and beautiful. This game made me cry like a bazillion times! I don't cry, ever,toOkay, two things bout the walking dead and they are powerful and beautiful. This game made me cry like a bazillion times! I don't cry, ever,to anything, but man when those people die you feel a strong connection just break. You can chose who you want to be friends with, who you hate, your attitude, its all like a ball of clay ready to be molded into how you would survive in the circumstances lil clementine is in. A house divided was crazy action packed to points were I grab my just in awe and said "CURSE YOU AND YOUR SCRIPTS TELL TALE!" With that said....get it...NOW! Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2014
    10
    Very, very solid 2 hours of gameplay. Not so much decisions this time but some awesome surprises, without giving anything away. DarnVery, very solid 2 hours of gameplay. Not so much decisions this time but some awesome surprises, without giving anything away. Darn cliffhanger makes the waiting for the next episode even harder. Finally the story develops. Deserves best rating. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    10
    I just got into the show and I'm finding this game to be outstanding! I'm really gladd Telltale has taken it upon themselves to make such aI just got into the show and I'm finding this game to be outstanding! I'm really gladd Telltale has taken it upon themselves to make such a badass game! Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2014
    9
    Another great Episode of the new season Of the Walking Dead by Telltale, interesting plot, very few boring parts, suspense, shocking surprisesAnother great Episode of the new season Of the Walking Dead by Telltale, interesting plot, very few boring parts, suspense, shocking surprises and as always shoving happiness in our faces right before snatching it away. only real drawback i can think off is that these new episodes seem to be shorter but its really something i do not mind. Expand
  5. Mar 10, 2014
    8
    A Really good game, season 2 is proving as good as season 1 so far. going to keep following the episodes to the end. it's far better than the tv show!
  6. Dec 25, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I give it a 7/10 - maybe I'm being generous but I don't know, this episode is alright. I've played the whole season 2 and episode 2 is the second best episode this season, with episode 1 being the first best then episode 3 being alright, episode 4 being quite bad and episode 5 being a real disappointment...in my opinion.

    Obviously the second episode had good parts and not so good parts. I loved meeting Kenny again, it was like season 1 (which was amazing) was replaying in my head. I liked spending time at the ski lodge and the intense ending. I also liked the intense beginning of episode 2 with Carver visiting the cabin, spending time with Pete in the truck and later finding Pete's corpse (really sad moment). The scene on the bridge was also quite unique.

    But Pete was killed off way too quickly; his character had so much potential and I liked his character from the beginning...He was much wiser than the rest of the cabin survivors and it would have been so much better if he survived a few more episodes at least, I'd love to see his reaction to Carver and the upcoming events. When he got bit it made no sense. TellTale really shouldn't have killed him off - that was a waste.

    Another thing, Matthew. I felt like Matthew's death was unnecessary and there should have been a choice that would make his death avoidable or at least determinant. I feel TellTale just used this as an excuse to show us how reckless Nick has become after Pete's death - We can already see how Nick is depressed so there was no need for that little scene.

    Talking about Lee with Kenny was really heart-wrenching but there should have been more dialogue options to talk about the past, I feel it was too brief and in real life it would never be that brief - I know it's the apocalypse but it should remain realistic. Like seriously all Kenny says is that he got "lucky, real lucky" and that's the end of it. Dull.

    Moreover Nick's death is extremely disappointing in this episode and in episode 4 as well. In both episodes he dies in a stupid way. Episode 2 his death is so silly and very avoidable, Clem should have had the option to shoot the walker with the rifle Carlos dropped or stab it with Matthew's knife and what you say to Walter determines his outcome (seriously, he chooses to save or not save Nick after what an 11 year old girl says?!). I saved him in episode 2 but when I saw his death in episode 2 in a Youtube clip, I felt like that was really unnecessary and there just to get rid of Nick/add silly drama in the mix. After his death in episode 2, no one bats an eye apart from Carlos asking where he is to which his reaction would be the same as if you didn't tell him. Disappointing. Nick's role in episode 3 was pretty bad and his death in episode 4 was off-screen and even worse, Luke's reaction was disgusting and as usual only one or two people gave a damn and that was Rebecca and maybe Clem. Clem's tough to read and TellTale have made her into a very cold person - that's another disappointment, I know Clem has to be tough and everything but toughness and coldness don't necessary compliment each other. Lee had a better personality, sorry. I like Clem but she's different now - a badass, which is good but also a girl who seems cold and doesn't care about anything which is horrible.

    Also I'd like to point out that teaching Sarah how to protect herself this episode made no difference later in the episodes which was very stupid.

    Overall there should have been more action in this episode. Clem doesn't do much other than talking and walking and I can say the same for episode 5 and most of episode 4. Apart from that and the problems I have mentioned above, this episode was quite alright....mostly because it's better than episode 4 and 5 and I rate it around the same as I did for episode 3; 6 or 7/10.

    I hope season 3 is better written just like season 1 and I hope that characters aren't so easily killed off.
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  7. Jun 4, 2014
    0
    the game is good, but given each episode is about 1hr of fun & then you have to wait several months for the next episode is simply ridiculousthe game is good, but given each episode is about 1hr of fun & then you have to wait several months for the next episode is simply ridiculous & unacceptable. This is the last season of this game, which I have bought. Every time a new episode is released, I don't remember anymore what was happening in the last one.
    For me this is unacceptable.
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