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  • Summary: A five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkmans award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story ofA five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkmans award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. A tailored game experience actions, choices and decisions affect how your story plays out across the entire series. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish Expand
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  1. 90
    The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season on PS4 is the definitive version of this stunning, narrative-driven adventure.
  2. Oct 20, 2014
    80
    There are fewer performance problems, but this isn’t quite the overhaul that we were hoping for. That said, if you’re still yet to experience Lee and Clem’s escapade, this is the best version yet. And if you’re already familiar with Telltale Games’ post-apocalyptic journey, then ultimately you’ll have to decide whether it's worth the double dip.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Nov 2, 2014
    10
    Do not listen to those who give this game a 1 or 0, I was on the fence on this game, but when I bought it I was really impressed!

    This is
    Do not listen to those who give this game a 1 or 0, I was on the fence on this game, but when I bought it I was really impressed!

    This is an...

    Amazing game, truly story driven, if you have not played this yet, DO IT!!!
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  2. Aug 3, 2016
    9
    This game is very good and really makes an impact into cinematic storytelling in video games. This is the game that set telltale on the pathThis game is very good and really makes an impact into cinematic storytelling in video games. This is the game that set telltale on the path to episodic video games. Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2015
    9
    Gameplay

    Walking dead is a narrative driven adventure game that mainly consists of quicktime events that lead to decisions that alter the
    Gameplay

    Walking dead is a narrative driven adventure game that mainly consists of quicktime events that lead to decisions that alter the course of the story. The focus is choice and ability to make decisions quickly, and dealing with the consequences of each decision. It doesn't take long before you realize decisions matter and you must be fully invested and attentive during gameplay.

    Decisions: This game throws a lot of difficult decisions at you, and you can only sit on your couch and be thankful that these are not real choices you have to make in life. However a decision made in episode 1 can effect something that happens in episode 4, so decisions have a lot of weight to them and feel very real. It makes for an edge of your seat experience that you need to fully invest in. The player has to pay attention to what is going on and understand the context of each situation. A wrong comment or suggestion can alter the group's perception of you and have consequences that are not entirely obvious, as if the NPC's have minds of their own. The ways the story can branch off displays great game design and programming. Everyone that plays this game will have a slightly different experience.

    Killing Zombies: Killing zombies is not the focus of this game, but still looms as the consistent threat throughout the game which stays true to the television series. Most of the conflicts happen when coming across other humans. When put in situations where Zombies need to be dealt with, the controls are very simple. Either aim with the cursor and press A or repeatedly tap a button in situations where there is a test of might. Based on decisions made, these confrontations can vary. If I decide to look around and find a knife or handgun, then my next encounter will go smoother as opposed to not having anything at all. I made sure to scavenge every area I was in to avoid such situations.

    Cinematics

    Acting: The voice acting is spectacular. Heavy emotions are in full force in this depressing apocalyptic world, and it comes through in dialogue. There are times when the writing feels a bit forced, but the voice acting covers it up. The expressions of the characters can be inconsistent. At some points It's very good and everything comes together beautifully. At other points, things feel very rushed and there seems to be a lack of attention to detail. This comes through sometimes when zombies are chasing the character and there is an expressionless look of fear that stays plastered on the player's face. It doesn't take away from the emotion felt during these situations though, but is still something that is noticeable.

    Embedded Gameplay: You must pay attention during cinematics because it's apart of the game. Dialogue will suddenly stop and a timer will appear giving the player about 5 seconds to read all 4 available decisions that can be made, then the player must react by pushing the correct button. The short amount of time given to make the decisions keep the story moving at a correct and natural pace as natural dialogue would, adding realism and pressure to each situation. This is where the game thrives, it's a great mechanic and innovative way of integrating story telling and play into one. Games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age allow the player to make branching decisions, but can stop the game, think about it, then choose what I want to do. Walking Dead does not allow this, and incorporates your own psychology and behaviors into the game.

    Conclusion

    Worth playing by anyone and everyone. This game is very accessible to people that are not hardcore gamers or gamers at all. Very simple controls and gameplay hinders on good decisions, not necessarily reactions with fingers. I will definitely pick up Season 2 and play other games by Tell Tale. However the experience is very intense and does not allow for side conversations with ACTUAL people. So I will have to pickup another Tell Tale game when my girlfriend is out of town or something.
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  4. Jul 17, 2016
    8
    It's another walking dead story. It's just same what every game developers do, without gameplay...

    But whatever, let's forget about
    It's another walking dead story. It's just same what every game developers do, without gameplay...

    But whatever, let's forget about gameplay for once . Because Telltale knows how to make people excited. I think one of the positive things that Telltale does is making the game chapter by chapter. Waiting for another chapter after finishing one making this game more exciting. Also interesting characters , and good speeches are making this game stronger
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  5. Jan 23, 2015
    8
    The Walking Dead S.1 it is a "must-play" game if you are a fan of the TV Series/Comic.
    It keeps all the elements from the TWD world, the most
    The Walking Dead S.1 it is a "must-play" game if you are a fan of the TV Series/Comic.
    It keeps all the elements from the TWD world, the most of the characters are meaningful and have a lot of personality, you care about what happen to them and the decision you have to make just make you feel you are in there living the story.
    The graphics are not the best and I would like to know if they decided to bring a "comic" feeling to the game because it was the intention or they decided to do it this way because they could not make bring good graphics to the game. Either way this is the only flaw I could see in this game.
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  6. Apr 1, 2017
    7
    The story and characters make this game worth playing. In fact, they make it good. Having said that, as far as a video game goes, it's likeThe story and characters make this game worth playing. In fact, they make it good. Having said that, as far as a video game goes, it's like watching a season of a television series that makes you press play every few minutes. I don't see why more game elements could not have been added to this game. It's as if they thought they had to choose between narrative and gameplay. If you see it for cheap enough, it is definitely worth playing through, for the story. Just be ready for it to be more of a series of interactive cutscenes than a video game. Expand
  7. Oct 25, 2014
    1
    Can't argue that the game itself is a brilliant story etc.

    But its ludicrous that Telltale expect us to pay over the odds for the PS4
    Can't argue that the game itself is a brilliant story etc.

    But its ludicrous that Telltale expect us to pay over the odds for the PS4 version, when there is little way in the way of improvements from the PS3 version. They didn't even have the decency to bundle both series together for a slightly cheaper price.

    My advice would be wait until its in a sale. Don't feed the Telltale rip off machine.
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