Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 1, 2014
    73
    Despite the fact that it keeps the same core pillars from the astonishing first entry, which are raw situations and tough choices, Season Two of The Walking Dead falls a bit short in the writing department. The experience remains unique and emotional, just not as much as the first one.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 23, 2014
    72
    The final choice of Clem is the most powerful moment of the second season. All the preceding gameplay (or we’ll better name it "watching") does not affect the outcome in any way: the epilogue is determined by three possible Clem’s actions at the very end of the game. Despite the fact that there are just five endings and it’s so easy to replay the last scene and see other four, it would be better not to do it because the second time you will not cry so heartily. [Oct 2014, p.86]
  3. games(TM)
    Oct 21, 2014
    70
    Its best feature is still its protagonist. [Issue#153, p.112]
  4. Edge Magazine
    Oct 6, 2014
    70
    An uneven season finishes on a high. [Nov 2014, p.110]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 558 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 558
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    7
    Season Two is still good, let that be stated immediately. However, it's very far from the brilliance of Season One. Clem works well as aSeason Two is still good, let that be stated immediately. However, it's very far from the brilliance of Season One. Clem works well as a protagonist and it's fun to help shape her and mold her as a child. However, the dynamic narrative that worked so well between Lee and Clem in the first season is lacking and never mad up for.

    The basic flaw of the season is the lack of purpose. You don't have a major goal really at any time, you don't feel like there's a natural flow and so all the little events, personal drama, human loss and so on end up feeling rushed and haphazard. The other characters are either unbelievable or just never fully developed before they disappear and this is in stark contrast to Season 1.

    The strength of Season 2 is still the same - great general mood, easy and intuitive interaction with the story and a strong lead character. It's definitely worth playing but not nearly as good as the first.
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  2. Jan 12, 2015
    10
    I give this a 10. Period.
    The second part of an amazing story and game.
    Intense adventure with difficult choices that will leave your head
    I give this a 10. Period.
    The second part of an amazing story and game.
    Intense adventure with difficult choices that will leave your head hurting. But in a good way.
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  3. Feb 8, 2015
    1
    After the great success that the first "season" of The Walking Dead was, I was totally hyped and ready for round 2 with this game. Sadly,After the great success that the first "season" of The Walking Dead was, I was totally hyped and ready for round 2 with this game. Sadly, Season 2 fails on just about every level to surpass or even meet the original's quality. Telltale's Walking Dead now suffers from the same issues that the TV show is burdened by: overall terrible writing with characters who have very generic motivations who get killed off when the writers run out of ideas for their storylines. Unlike the original, the characters have no clear direction or plans for survival beyond finding food and shelter for the day; while this is reasonably realistic, its also incredibly boring. A domino effect of hurt feelings goes through this story, with characters behaving erratically (often contradicting their previous motivations and ignoring friendships) because other characters were behaving erratically. Everytime something bad happens, Clementine has to save the day while the adults bicker and threaten to kill each other. Most character's actions in these episodes are illogical and your choices and actions have even less consequences than in the original game.

    Even with Telltale behind the wheel, TWD: Season 2 has already fallen into the shallow strides set by the TV show. While I still recommend the original, Season 2 is a decidedly phoned in 8 hours of "gameplay" that isn't worth wasting your time on.
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