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  • Summary: After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? Telltale’s latest episodic adventure in the world of the Walking Dead is now available on all your favorite devices.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 90
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier comes to a great conclusion with Episode 5 "From the Gallows". Telltale delivers on the family drama, and dials the action up for this season finale that will have you begging for Season 4.
  2. May 30, 2017
    87
    The close left me wondering just how differently all of my actions could have guided the direction of the episode and finale.
  3. May 30, 2017
    83
    A solid conclusion to the season, and I definitely enjoyed the ride.
  4. May 30, 2017
    80
    This fifth chapter is the best one of a very irregular season that does not achieve to give us as good of vibrations as the previous ones.
  5. May 30, 2017
    75
    This season has its bright spots, but it also suffers from recycled plot points and uneven writing. From The Gallows represents this season's inconsistencies; it has some satisfying moments, but it also features just as many head scratchers. At the very least, From The Gallows is a decent conclusion to Javier's story – but it didn't leave much of an impression on me.
  6. Jun 8, 2017
    65
    If you’ve been following the series this far, it might be worth checking out just to have a save file ready for when season four comes out. Just be aware that the finale is pretty disappointing on the whole.
  7. May 30, 2017
    40
    A poor ending to the weakest season to date, bogged down with inconsistent characterisation and a plot that ignores or discards many key threads.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. May 31, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. In my opinion I don't think it's fair to compare walking dead season 1 and walking dead new frontier on how good the storylines are. They are both very different.

    Unfortunately, episode 5 was a brutal one where up to 4 people died, the way that David died in my game was a tad bit unorthodox with gabe shooting him and not me but it does kind of take you back to the time where Clementine had to shoot lee. Through this you can see Clem through Gabe.

    The game has left too much for people to desire so I think that there will be another season based on this storyline in the future with Javier, Gabe and Clementine involved.

    I'd recommend this game to a player who wants to sink their teeth in to a juicy game series... But if you're new to TWD I'd reccommend you watch season 1 and 2 at the very least or even play them if you have the time so you have an understanding of what's gone down so far.
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  2. May 31, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The ending for the season was completely amazing. You feel in the skin the consequence of the choices you made, and you can certainly feel the death of the characters as if you were inside the game. For instance, I really liked Gabe and David, they were characters that had a lot of feelings inside them. Expand
  3. Jun 2, 2017
    9
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has been an emotional and amazing ride through some of the most beautiful storytelling I've ever experiencedThe Walking Dead: A New Frontier has been an emotional and amazing ride through some of the most beautiful storytelling I've ever experienced in my many years of gaming. Episode four and five are some of the best episodes I've played from any Telltale game thus far, and closes off my favorite game of their creation in the best ways possible. The ending was great, heartfelt and made my decisions feel impacting. The final episode has only been released for four days and I already can't wait for the next season/downloadable content from Telltale. Thank you, Telltale Games, for your beautiful story. Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2017
    6
    By far the worst of the entire Telltale TWD series.
    Shallow characters, and boring dialog.
    It first it was pretty interesting but it
    By far the worst of the entire Telltale TWD series.
    Shallow characters, and boring dialog.

    It first it was pretty interesting but it seemed obvious to me they (the writer(s)) tried to stretch already weak story to far.

    I uninstalled when I hit the 5th chapter out of shear boredom..
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  5. Jun 4, 2017
    6
    Season 1 was brilliant, Season 2 started out well, seemed to lack a little something, then pulled it together for the ending.
    Unfortunately,
    Season 1 was brilliant, Season 2 started out well, seemed to lack a little something, then pulled it together for the ending.
    Unfortunately, Season 3 doesn't come anywhere near the previous seasons. It's not outright bad, it's just well in the shadows.Telltale does fix several problems that occurred in the previous seasons as they demonstrate strongly with "From the Gallows" a new storyline that revolves around a world that has had years to adapt to the walkers, people creating human "tribes" compared to Season 1 where no one understood how it all worked and tried to work together, or Season 2 which showed the downfall of society and normal trusting human interaction. New characters and a change from the traditional season ending are certainly welcome. This is also the first season where your choices will actually matter in the final episode (well some of them will).
    Where this season, particularly "From the Gallows" fall short is in poorly structured, rushed storytelling. Players will feel like "Is this it?" as the credits roll. The plot and emotions jump all over the place, and many plot points are simply abandoned. There is no true climax as seen in the other seasons and character deaths simply lack emotional impact by their poor handling and rushed continuation of the plot.
    Another area that made Season 1 spectacular and Season 3 falls short on is the ability is freely walk around and talk to other characters during down times, allowing you to get to know and care for characters as well as create your own personality (as with Lee and Clemintine in S2) This also means that you are constantly rushed through the gameplay, though timed dialogue choices broken up by quick time events which are so heavily used they lose their adrenaline impact.
    Many of the events that occur are repeated from other seasons and simply feel unnecessary as they do not add to the story,
    Overall the premises was promising and the attempt at changes were appreciated, but poor story-telling, reused plot devices, and rushed filler feeling to the Season will leave you feeling like something was missing.
    The after conclusion hints at Season 4, which many players will wish they had been playing instead.
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  6. Jun 24, 2018
    5
    Damn. I played season 2 for first time and it was incredible I thought telltale really knew what they were doing.... IM VERY disapointed withDamn. I played season 2 for first time and it was incredible I thought telltale really knew what they were doing.... IM VERY disapointed with season 3. It was horrible. I'm not making this up. Look at the reviews... The writing, the characters and the story were all very boring. The most interesting parts could have been sumarized in 1 episode. It dragged on for too long with just random stuff happening that had no meaningful impact. Trust me, if you liked season 1 and 2, do not waste your time. You won't be missing out on any clementine story either. Wait for season 4 and give that a shot. Expand
  7. May 31, 2017
    0
    Absolute trash. It's like they outsourced the story to the Telemundo's writing room so you get this horrible mind-numbing Spanish soap withAbsolute trash. It's like they outsourced the story to the Telemundo's writing room so you get this horrible mind-numbing Spanish soap with absolutely no redeeming qualities. Nothing in the ending is resolved and you're hit with an after credits scene that says "Clementine's story will continue..." further proving they had absolutely no idea what to do with this season. GET THE REAL ENDING IN THE DLC :) Expand

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