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  • Summary: No Going Back is the 5th and last episode of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Two.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    100
    It makes you look at humanity in a different way with each play through, not just the harsh and unforgiving humanity that exists in the zombie apocalypse, but the harsh and unforgiving humanity that exists around us in the world we live in now.
  2. Aug 26, 2014
    90
    It started nervously, almost scared of what it was, but at the end of season two, you’ll go to whomever you hold dear, and you’ll squeeze them just that little bit harder than usual. They’ll ask you why, and you won’t answer. There’s a little girl to be saved.
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    90
    No Going Back does more than caps it off with aplomb; it drags the rest of it up by its braces and recasts it as something much more than the sum of its parts.
  4. Sep 1, 2014
    80
    This ending represents a closure either for the present and the past of The Walking Dead, but leaves a door wide open for the future of the game.
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    78
    No Going Back is a quality episode, yet it fails to be as memorable as Season One’s ending, despite some intense and heartbreaking moments.
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    70
    This messy ending is an appropriate way to wrap a season that evolved into a morality play loaded with grim, philosophical musings about what it means to be a human being, whether you're struggling to survive in a zombie apocalypse or simply learning how to get by in the real world.
  7. Sep 8, 2014
    50
    Out of all of the episodes, “No Going Back” is the most relentless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 3 out of 51
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    Telltale arrived at what it has been aiming for the past two years. It's not just about making hard choices, but watching humanity come loose.Telltale arrived at what it has been aiming for the past two years. It's not just about making hard choices, but watching humanity come loose. With beautiful imagery and heart wrenching conflicts, Telltale has knocked the ball out of the park. They have reminded us that apocalypse isn't about the physical breakdown of society, but witnessing the delicate threads which hold human beings together come apart. The people, including Clementine have nothing left to hide behind, as they try to survive by any means possible, however dear the cost. In a sense, they have turned into zombies, mindless and selfish, without the actual death and disease. The plague which riddles their hearts is what makes them the real zombies, The Walking Dead. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2014
    10
    This game is nothing like i have ever played before the choices i made has never been so difficult and that's the beauty of it and the peopleThis game is nothing like i have ever played before the choices i made has never been so difficult and that's the beauty of it and the people who are giving this episode low rating probably have made some messed up choices, Spoiler ahead. I think i would probably be hating this game if i had killed Kenny but i did not and that lead to very heartwarming ending for me. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    Season 2 concludes months later and builds on its amazing premise to remind us that The Walking dead is one of the best games of the decade.Season 2 concludes months later and builds on its amazing premise to remind us that The Walking dead is one of the best games of the decade. Telltale games continues to shock everyone with there sassy dialogue trees and gut aching decisions. For the price of $25 dollars this is entertainment +. Clem is stronger then ever! Sign me up for season 3! Mind Blow! Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I stuck with Kenny to the bitter end, and wasn't disappointed. I looked away while he shanked Jane. Mind blowing ending, with Kenny making an endgame choice that proved he wasn't as nuts as people thought. Unpredictable, yet believable characters. Best episode yet. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    Hard choices and a great ending to Season Two. It does what all good stories should do: leave the reader wanting more. The ending of SeasonHard choices and a great ending to Season Two. It does what all good stories should do: leave the reader wanting more. The ending of Season One packed more emotional punch, but the narrative of this ending is better. How the series goes forward Season Three will have every fan on their edge of their seat. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2014
    9
    In all honesty, this final episode is amazing and I'm giving it a 9, but only just.

    This has nothing to do with the episode content - hands
    In all honesty, this final episode is amazing and I'm giving it a 9, but only just.

    This has nothing to do with the episode content - hands down this is the most brutal, engaging and interesting episode telltale have ever produced (perhaps on par with the finale of the Wolf Among Us). The reason this doesn't get a 10 however is for 2 reasons:

    - Due to the 7/10 support cast, the emotional edge is blunted at times when it could potentially be 'feels-rollercoaster'.

    - 2 of the 5 possible endings are absolutely awful.

    At the same time, 1 of the possible endings is absolutely depression inducing, you'll be crying into your cereal for weeks (hint: Believe in kenny till the very end). This doesn't excuse the other 3 however, which just feel so lacklustre, almost like gaining a bronze medal at the end of a game. It feels incomplete, and whether this is telltale's way of saying 'go back and do it again the right way' I'm not sure (obviously isn't).

    It's a shame really, as the storyline throughout this season has been absolutely stunning, and followed a completely different arc to that of the first season giving the two games distinct feels. It's just the supporting cast are made to feel expendable, not necessary tools for your survival. As such, their eventual demises can almost be cast aside after the intial 'Christ Jim, he's dead' moment. As the game explores Clementine's development into a 'hardened' individual, this makes perfect sense however it just detracts from the overall feel of the game.

    Apart from that, stunning. Just isn't a 10.
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  7. Sep 2, 2014
    1
    This game doesn't really give you choices of what to do in the story. It only gives an illusion of choice. What you do doesn't have a majorThis game doesn't really give you choices of what to do in the story. It only gives an illusion of choice. What you do doesn't have a major impact on the game or the ending. I am extremely disappointed. Expand

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