Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jul 2, 2012
    91
    The Walking Dead Episode 2 is something that begs to be talked about once it's finished, and not beforehand, which makes writing this review a little challenging. If the first episode didn't convince you enough that the series is worth continuing, than I'm not sure that episode 2 really does much differently to make you think otherwise.
  2. Aug 24, 2012
    87
    Can this stellar series get any better? [Oct 2012, p.92]
  3. Jul 5, 2012
    90
    The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help is a very satisfying game and its only flaws are technical. It keeps the same gameplay than the first game, but Telltalte has managed to give the script a twist for it to feel different and surprise us again. Three hours of pure fun, a must have for comic fans.
  4. Jul 2, 2012
    90
    A harrowing, but fantastic, experience.
  5. Jul 11, 2012
    88
    Episode two puts you in morally ambiguous situations that even a saint wouldn't be able to solve with a clear conscience.
  6. Jul 20, 2012
    89
    Telltale has presented yet another riveting story that's arguably superior to the AMC television series on account of the level of immersion granted by its interactivity. It's a different experience than the first episode, but it's also a better one.
  7. 90
    Despite the blatantly rushed execution, it's impossible not to love The Walking Dead Episode 2. This is thought-provoking, clever, and genuinely grown-up entertainment. Heart-rending decisions and spectacular pacing make this one of the most intense gaming experiences we've ever had.
  8. Jun 29, 2012
    90
    If you liked the first episode, this one won't disappoint you. The formula created by Telltale works wonderfully. Fear, blood, proven game mechanics, and consequence-heavy decisions, all wrapped in a beautifully polished atmosphere supported by a captivating storyline. Quite enough to nullify its little shortcomings.
  9. Jul 5, 2012
    90
    It's so enthralling that I was crushed when I reached the end of Episode 2 and realized that I couldn't continue with the story yet.
  10. Jun 28, 2012
    90
    The second episode in this five-part series cranks the twisted-ness up to 11-and may push you in directions you never even thought possible.
  11. Jul 5, 2012
    90
    To have a game that not only focuses on story but tells one compelling enough to keep thinking about once the console is off? That's something no one should miss.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 168 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Jun 29, 2012
    9
    I could almost bracket a mark for Telltale's belligerent tardiness, but they're forgiven on account of such a stellar addition to their newest game series. Episode one was, surprising, well executed and left me starving for more; and while a little late to the party, episode two pushes the positives of the first even further. More complicated choices, more emotion and a bigger sense of 'this is your life' make this episode more powerful than the first. Yes, it has it's hiccups and no I don't understand why there was such a long delay but Starved for Help is an excellent follow up to episode one and was enough to convince me that purchasing a ticket to the season pass was more than worth the sixteen quid admission tag. Bring on Episode three, and please don't take so long this time! Full Review »
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    9
    They finally released the second episode in the series. It's incredible how you forget the time while playing. A quick view on this latest chapter. - POSITIVE: - The characters are both interesting and unique, you really care about what happens to them. - Exciting until the very end. - A disturbing post-apocalyptic world. - Choices carry over from Episode 1. - New and difficult choices to make. - Great atmosphere - NEGATIVE: - Some hickups in sound and image. - CONCLUSION: Episode 2 is fantastic. It's characters will suck you in this post-apocalyptic world and you'll try to survive no matter what. Get ready for one of the best stories in recent gaming history. Full Review »
  3. Jul 11, 2012
    10
    This episode of the Walking Dead series is fun and exciting to play as the first one. It's graphics may not be as awesome as the other games out there and the animations can sometimes be weird, but the story and gameplay is awesome and that's all that matters. Full Review »