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  • Summary: The Walking Dead: Season Two continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the zombie apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is in search of safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad – and sometimes worse – than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you. Expand
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  1. Feb 15, 2014
    89
    Every bit as engrossing as before, Season Two could hardly have begun in better fashion. [Issue#240, p.66]
  2. Dec 23, 2013
    80
    All That Remains is a great start to what is hopefully a fantastic new chapter in The Walking Dead saga. It’s well paced, has a number of memorable scenes and already has you making the tough choices. Let’s hope it can keep the quality this high throughout.
  3. 80
    All That Remains is a seamless continuation of the first season's story, with all the gripping narrative, well-written characters, and obnoxious technical issues we've come to expect.
  4. Jan 20, 2014
    80
    As you’d expect, new characters are introduced, the writing and voice acting is outstanding, and you’ll feel more protective of protagonist Clementine than any previous episode. We are a little concerned that the already established character may influence your decisions a little too much, but this is still an undeniably strong opening to another promising Telltale Games series.
  5. Mar 17, 2014
    80
    It's a shame the controls aren't very responsive and we grew tired of the framedrops by the end of the episode, though if you're willing to overlook that, you'll get a great premiere to what promises to be another brilliant season of the Walking Dead videogame. Prepare to be emotionally wrecked, guys - 'cause you sure as hell will be.
  6. If you ally yourself with the ‘I don’t get it brigade’ you’re missing out on some of the best storytelling in gaming.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Mar 10, 2014
    10
    The walnut dead is not meant to be a game so stop dissing the game for that. I like the culture of it, it's meant to be an interactive story. It's something new, and they executed it well. Good story however and awesome plot twist. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2014
    10
    This episode gives the Walking dead season 2 a good start.

    Season 1 was amazing but their were bits it felt of just plain nothing happening
    e.g. the train, but season 2 does not have that everything you do feels important and not just a way to stretch out game play time. Let's just hope the rest of season 2 keeps up to this standard. Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2014
    10
    Season Two doesn't disappoint me one bit so far. Every detail in the story has me wanting more and is still able shock me, the controls for doing a task makes me feel more involved. I love season two so far. Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2014
    8
    I love everything about the walking dead. The first season was amazing but this first episode disappointed me a little bit. The Gameplay is well improved ! But It's not the same feeling playing Clementine and they did it really good. But there's no thing that you are attached anymore. There is no characters development. But Overall I appreciate it, and I got The season pass for 10$ so it really worth it !

    I hope they will improve the story of the game...
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  5. Dec 24, 2013
    8
    The game is good, but it feels much more like an intro than as an actual episode. It is very short and there is absolutely no character development. In S1 you felt connected with some characters since the beginning, here the characters do not really create any feeling for them. I really hope this will improve along the season in order to create that feeling of really caring about some of the people, for now they all are just a bunch of strangers which can all of them just die and nobody will care. Playing with Clementine is a blast and was something much anticipated by everyone. Honestly, I was expecting more from this episode. Telltale please don't disappoint us! The next episodes for this season need to be much better than this! Expand
  6. PCR
    Feb 26, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers for The Walking Dead: The Game – Season 1. Do not read if you have not completed Season 1.

    Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game was released in 2012 to much praise. Season 1 contained five episodes, with the first being released in the spring and the final in the fall. Despite its technical hiccups, its gripping story and lovable characters made it one of the best games of the year. Now, fans of the series can purchase the first episode of Season 2, titled “All That Remains.”

    In the first episode of the new season, the player takes control of Clementine, a character all The Walking Dead fans are very familiar with at this point. However, this isn’t the same innocent Clem from season 1. She appears to be a couple years older and much more acclimated to the cruel world she has grown up in. Lee isn’t there to comfort and protect her anymore, and she has to face this harsh world pretty much on her own.

    While the pacing in this first episode is kind of slow, it basically serves as a building block for later episodes. It sets the mood for the season and helps the player become familiar with new characters. On its own, it’s nothing spectacular, but I’m sure it will fit in perfectly once later episodes are released.

    I don’t want to go too much into the story of this episode in fear on spoiling it, but I will say that the player should be prepared for a very somber experience. Those who loved season 1 no doubt will enjoy the first episode of the new season. The end of the first episode leaves you wanting more, and that’s a good thing. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

    Final thoughts:

    Gameplay: Anyone who has played a Telltale game knows what the gameplay is like; walk around, explore your environment, and press the button prompted on the screen. It’s simple gameplay that really lets you focus on the story.

    Appearance: Visuals are on-par with the first season’s, and, as to be expected, there are a few technical glitches (The weirdest one I experienced was lifeless character models in bedrooms that I could walk right through). These glitches usually don’t affect the gameplay or distract you from the story, but when they do, it’s kind of a letdown.

    Sound: I was very impressed with the soundtrack; so much that I frantically searched the internet in search of where I can buy it, but to no avail. The track that particularly stands out in my mind is the song that plays at the end credits. It’s beautiful. The sound in the game really adds to the somber feel the game aims to present.

    Bottom line: If you enjoyed Telltale’s Game of the Year Award-winning The Walking Dead: Season 1, you can’t afford to miss season 2. The first episode is just a taste of what’s to come, and you’ll be dying to know what happens next.
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  7. Dec 24, 2013
    6
    As far as the story goes this episode satisfied me. It sets up this new season for a lot of twists and turns and the world of "The Walking Dead" just feels darker and more dangerous than the previous season. There aren't many moments where you get to make choices that severely effect the experience, but overall I'm satisfied with the story of this new episode. Where this episode disappoints me is with it's gameplay, or lack thereof.

    For most of this episode you are watching rather than playing. There are no puzzles and only a few quick time events. For the most part all you are doing in the gameplay department is walking forward and clicking on things to pick up or look at in the environment. I get that the story has always been the focus of this series, but the first season of this game did give us actual gameplay in the form of things like puzzles or shooting sections. This first episode forsakes things like that and ends up hardly feeling like a game at all. There aren't even any real big choices to make. The whole episode feels like it's on rails and practically defines the term linear.

    Still despite my issues with this latest episode I can't help but get excited about where this story is going in the future episodes, and I do recommend it to those who loved the first season. There are some shocking, brutal, and emotional moments here that will stick with you long after the credits have rolled. It's just really disappointing to me that there aren't any real choices to make and that I was watching WAY more than I was playing. I hope that the next episodes will give me more decisions to make and provide me with more gameplay than this episode did. I found this to be a disappointing start to this new chapter, but I still can't help but be excited to see where the story goes from here in the future episodes.
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