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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 164 Ratings

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  1. Apr 27, 2012
    7
    It looked clumsy, daft and a bit isolated from the comic and TV series that first brought it to life, but Telltale Games have really done it justice. The cast are all enjoyable without a single plot breaking Mary Sue in sight and the game play is tight and never drops the player our of the immersion. For all it is going to cost you, this game deserves some attention. So what are youIt looked clumsy, daft and a bit isolated from the comic and TV series that first brought it to life, but Telltale Games have really done it justice. The cast are all enjoyable without a single plot breaking Mary Sue in sight and the game play is tight and never drops the player our of the immersion. For all it is going to cost you, this game deserves some attention. So what are you waiting for, give it already! Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2013
    6
    Some games are put to such a high praise that when you get round to playing the game you expect so much more than it gives. If it wasn't for the hype and people claiming that this is the best thing ever to be made i'd probably love it. I enjoy the story and its characters very much so. I just wish it wasn't ruined by those around me.
  3. Jul 8, 2013
    7
    I was pleasantly surprised by this game. I had played the demo and was not impressed at all. That said, episode 1 became free (again) on the psn. So I said sure lets give it a try. However I'll be reviewing it as a $5 game, so keep that in mind. Let's start out by saying that this type of game isn't for everyone. Alot of people are going to hate it. I'd recommend playing through episode 1I was pleasantly surprised by this game. I had played the demo and was not impressed at all. That said, episode 1 became free (again) on the psn. So I said sure lets give it a try. However I'll be reviewing it as a $5 game, so keep that in mind. Let's start out by saying that this type of game isn't for everyone. Alot of people are going to hate it. I'd recommend playing through episode 1 before buying the others. Going into the game and at the start of episode 1 I literally thought I was going to be giving this game a score under 5. Let's start with the bad. The beginning of the game is grueling and boring. The few times you get to free roam around you run into invisible walls everywhere you go. The game play is linear, enough said. The dialogue at first is pretty dull. The game itself is surprisingly not as short as I thought it would be. It ends after an appropriate time period for an episodic game that costs $5. That said, you can definitely blow through this thing in under an hour if you skip all the dialogue sequences and know exactly what you need to do. So this isn't exactly a bargain deal, or giving you the most bang for your buck, its $5 for about 2 hours of content. So why a 7? Cause I was pleasantly surprised by how good the voice acting was and how good the story became over time. I was literally laughing at some of the dialogue and what the choices I took evoked from the characters around me. The dialogue is great in this game. The story becomes very interesting over time, but like I said the start is boring. But everything just builds so at the end of the game I literally wanted to know what all the characters were thinking...so I spent the time and talked to all of them. I don't know if the choices you make in this game really matter or not, but it feels like they do and that is what is important. The story and plot twists are great, the puzzles are rewarding since they advance the story in interesting directions. I was laughing my ass off at one of the 'mini-puzzles' involving a radio and a reporter who seemed smart and had 100% accuracy with a gun....but was totally technologically challenged to say the least. The choices you get are more and more amusing as the game goes on....since the characters start to develop more and more. The gameplay, for what it is, is very well done and fun (imo anyways). You'll be on rails basically most of the time but there's enough variation here to make things interesting. The death sequences are also very amusing. The zombies start out as slow and stupid and you wonder how they manage to kill anything....but then they go rabid when they get close to their prey. Making for some amusing death sequences. Even your own death sequences are funny and detailed. It's literally a point and click adventure story game. If that doesn't sit well with you then its not for you. Another point to make is the transition scenes are basically non-existent. You'll be seeing loading screens at the end of cliffhanger dialogue and all of a sudden your in another town and the other characters that seemed to matter are left behind. It will allude to the fact that you 'might' travel with this guy....and then all of a sudden after choosing to verbally abuse him you somehow end up riding with him to another town like nothing happened. It's a linear experience where you go from point a to point b. The variation lies in the character development...who will you try and save....etc. So I give it a 7/10 and I'm 60% sure I'll be looking into buying the next episode, probably when it goes on sale. You'll burn through the first episode in 1 sitting make no mistake. But the content 'becomes' good enough to warrant a buy. The animations and art style are spot on. The graphics are consistent throughout. But you will be constantly reminded this is an episodic game that cost $5. That said, by the end of it you really do feel like your choices are going to influence what happens in episode 2. This game has alot of hype around it, and maybe its warranted, but it has its flaws. As a standalone game for $5 I give it a 7/10. Expand
  4. May 5, 2012
    0
    I am a HUGE fan of the show, watch it every time the newest episode premiers, and when I heard about "The Walking Dead Videogame", I instantly thought "Oh no, please no", because games based off of shows and movies don't always turn out well, like "Avatar: The Game", but I can admit that I was wrong. I enjoyed the game, it turned out to be pretty decent, although, there are some thingsI am a HUGE fan of the show, watch it every time the newest episode premiers, and when I heard about "The Walking Dead Videogame", I instantly thought "Oh no, please no", because games based off of shows and movies don't always turn out well, like "Avatar: The Game", but I can admit that I was wrong. I enjoyed the game, it turned out to be pretty decent, although, there are some things they COULD have improved on, but overall, it turned out well for a Game based off of a Movie/Show! Collapse
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    85
    Well, this is The Walking Dead alright and as a game it's a lot better than Telltales' Jurassic Park. It's not perfect, though, as the lip-synch is often a bit off and the overall length of the game leaves you wanting more. A lot more.
  2. 90
    A New Day proves to be Telltale Games' best outing in the adventure genre in recent memory--if not, ever. This is episodic gaming done right, and just like The Walking Dead TV show, we can't wait for the next episode.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 4, 2012
    80
    A riveting cerebral experience. Has that 'one more episode hook'. [July 2012, p83]