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  • Summary: Episode two of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkmans award-winning series. With starvation and bandit attacks becoming as much of a threat as the undead, the group finds themselves seeking help and food from strangers at a local dairy.
    - Feel what its like
    Episode two of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkmans award-winning series. With starvation and bandit attacks becoming as much of a threat as the undead, the group finds themselves seeking help and food from strangers at a local dairy.
    - Feel what its like to be a survivor, where choosing between necessities and whats right is a delicate matter.
    - Encounter human survivors who have gone down a truly horrific path.
    - Begin to see the pressures of Lillys responsibilities and get a glimpse of her tortured past as she starts to unravel as a leader.
    - Develop an understanding of what youre willing to resort to in order to ensure survival.
    - Live with the choices you made in Episode One as they continue to affect your experience in this episode.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 3, 2012
    100
    The Walking Dead Episode 2 is a perfect, three-hour nugget of story-driven adventure gaming. The immediacy of the gameplay and writing make it easy to boot up the game and instantly become engrossed in a world where nothing is sacred, and anything can happen at any moment. No tutorials needed.
  2. Jul 5, 2012
    90
    The controls could do with a bit of work and I still think that vastly increased challenge either through puzzles or conflict would more appropriately match the tone of the game, but all of these are things I thought after I was done with it. None of them got in the way of the experience.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 31, 2012
    90
    If the forthcoming episodes keep this emotional rollercoaster so unpredictable and surprising, we've got a strong candidate for the adventure game of the year award. [September 2012, p.78]
  4. Jul 6, 2012
    85
    More brutal and dramatic than ever, Starved for Help put the player in uncomfortable situations, forcing him to take decisions that could easily regret later.
  5. Jul 5, 2012
    82
    Simply, if you enjoyed the first game and haven't pre-ordered the rest of the episodes, then this is a must-buy. The game has only gotten better, though the true lack of choice is a little more evident.
  6. Jul 2, 2012
    80
    Luckily, action sequences have been tightened up considerably from the first episode, with interactive points actually on the object in question and not somewhere nearby. And there are just enough quick-time events to keep you on your toes, though they are less frequent than before. The focus is on the slow burn of a terrible, desperate situation; the realization that no matter how many obvious monsters you've sheltered yourself from, a worse one might be standing right next to you.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Aug 10, 2012
    70
    Even more personal and emotional than the first episode with the same random flaws in interface and playability. E2 deserves an applause but it is not standing ovations yet. [Issue#220]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Jul 1, 2012
    10
    Props for Telltale for the new awesome episode of the walking dead game. seriously i haven't had so much fun playing a game in ages!! I hopeProps for Telltale for the new awesome episode of the walking dead game. seriously i haven't had so much fun playing a game in ages!! I hope they don't delay Episode 3 for another month.. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2012
    10
    this one was best one mind blowing as ever i hope this game get Goty edition hoping australia would sell it here mind u....

    i love
    this one was best one mind blowing as ever i hope this game get Goty edition hoping australia would sell it here mind u....

    i love shooting zombie part really great
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  3. Aug 2, 2012
    10
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    Am gonna make this short and easy...
    "Well done, must have" Enough said...
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    Am gonna make this short and easy...

    "Well done, must have"

    Enough said...
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  4. Jul 18, 2012
    9
    A very very well planned game following closely to lore and player's decisions. This makes it a very unique game since it means mostA very very well planned game following closely to lore and player's decisions. This makes it a very unique game since it means most play-through's will not be the same - you can have 3 different save files so you can play through with each story being different. Even though there are only two chapters available as of now, they have proven to be perfected and generous with content and storytelling.
    A marvellous game, and perfect for anyone that loves horror and a true story that is created by your choices!
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  5. Nov 25, 2012
    9
    Telltale earned a fan with this game. It is simply amazing, one of the best game experiences Ive ever had. Metacritic is making me writeTelltale earned a fan with this game. It is simply amazing, one of the best game experiences Ive ever had. Metacritic is making me write more but nothing else needs to be said. Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2012
    8
    Cool game, but a little short for my likings.. its one of those games that you play through multiple times just to explore every single storyCool game, but a little short for my likings.. its one of those games that you play through multiple times just to explore every single story arch, but very good presentation Expand
  7. Oct 31, 2012
    0
    This game is basically tries to sell on a big lie, that you can impact the story.
    And not only do they lie to you in the marketing, they also
    This game is basically tries to sell on a big lie, that you can impact the story.
    And not only do they lie to you in the marketing, they also lie to you when you play the game.
    The game pretends that you have a lot of big choices but its easy to see that you cannot make any impact. If you replay the choices you will see black on white that the result is always the same.

    I cant believe this got such a high rating. Most likely it have been doped by the developer.
    If I ever see a game made by telltale ever again I will stay miles away.
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