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  • Summary: Will this be the final installment in the venerable Walking Dead franchise from Telltale?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 4, 2018
    83
    My review of Episode One wasn't as complimentary as I'm used to writing for The Walking Dead, but Episode Two certainly makes up for it with character growth, branching paths, and believable consequences.
  2. 80
    A fine second episode, but a terrible series finale. Those who've been along for the journey should stick it out, but don't expect the grand conclusion we were all hoping for.
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    70
    Too bad The Walking Dead by Telltale ends like this. Because it's pretty sure with this second episode that this final season would have been a good one. We will never know if we were to say goodbye to Clem with joy or pain because of this sad interruption.
  4. Sep 24, 2018
    70
    As a middle chapter of what was supposed to be a four-part series, The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2 gets the job done just fine. It gets a bit bogged down in plot, but still delivers some moving scenes and interesting new and returning characters. As possibly the final statement of one of the best narrative video game developers of all time, it's a crushing disappointment. Here’s hoping the remainder of The Walking Dead: The Final Season can somehow rise from the grave.
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    70
    Alvin Jr.'s survival education remains the most interesting aspect of the production, which begins to sharpen the blades of his screenplay.
  6. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    70
    Telltale plucks the same emotional string it always does. The “humans are the real monsters” melody played for the 20th time sounds weak and distant, but Episode 2 does just enough to resonate with the audience, in no small part thanks to Melissa Hutchinson and other actors who managed to give this banal story a semblance of plausibility. [12/2018, p.64]
  7. Sep 24, 2018
    50
    Rather than surprising with clever twists and spending time developing a core set of characters, Episode 2 continues a path of sticking to a tired, formulaic layout in which characters, decisions, and moments are seemingly swapped out to lead to predictable moments and outcomes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 27, 2018
    10
    A strong episode, with more focus on relationships, something we have not seen quite a while now. I just hope TT will be able to somehowA strong episode, with more focus on relationships, something we have not seen quite a while now. I just hope TT will be able to somehow finish the story. It would be a shame if they would not. Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2018
    9
    Great installment in the series. Clem is such a badass. This episode was slower at times, but the third act really brings it back. TheGreat installment in the series. Clem is such a badass. This episode was slower at times, but the third act really brings it back. The character development is on point and the returning Character was a great surprise. I'm glad Skybound Games is going to finish the game. RIP TellTale Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2018
    8
    Even though slower paced, the second episode of this season still carries on with the promising and nicely built plot and characters from theEven though slower paced, the second episode of this season still carries on with the promising and nicely built plot and characters from the previous as well as somewhat manages fairly with consequences of the ending of that one. What did surprise, even being speculated before, is that it comes up with a very interesting element from way back in the series past installments which was purposely left open, taking me right back the first season. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2018
    7
    Episode 2 is a decent episode. I found the 1st and 3rd acts extremely enjoyable and the character development really begins to shine for LouisEpisode 2 is a decent episode. I found the 1st and 3rd acts extremely enjoyable and the character development really begins to shine for Louis and Violet, sadly the secondary characters don't get to much important screen time. Once again this episode is a bit slower with some very entertaining action moments. The one downfall would be act 2 which was completely useless plot filler with next to no important character development and lackluster environments to explore. This episode was solid but ultimately the 3rd and 4th episodes will decide how this game is viewed. Expand