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  1. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Mar 27, 2019
    90
    A triumph of a finale that gives the players – and the characters – the ending they deserved.
  3. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    It's rare that a shuttered studio gets to dictate the final grace notes of their body of work, but that's the opportunity Telltale had with these final episodes, and it's one that was not wasted in any way. The Walking Dead ends not with a bang, but an accomplished sigh.
  4. Mar 28, 2019
    80
    Take Us Back is a well-constructed but ineffective conclusion to Telltale’s The Walking Dead series. While the gameplay and presentation remain well-suited for the final hours of this journey, the waffling narrative holds back some of the episode’s final decisions from being truly meaningful. Although Take Us Back is not the lowest point in the series by any means, having the series finale falter in these crucial concluding moments makes each misstep seem that much larger as both Clementine and Telltale’s lengthy adventures reach their end.
  5. Apr 4, 2019
    80
    After a turbulent production, Clementine and The Walking Dead series have both been given the ending they deserve. Not all of Take Us Back lands smoothly, but the finale remains true to the tone of this season and delivers a satisfying conclusion that fans will be talking about for years to come.
  6. Mar 28, 2019
    78
    A decent ending to a tormented adventure.
  7. Jun 4, 2019
    55
    This season created problems and solved them, but the overarching themes of the series as a whole weren’t sufficiently addressed, and I feel as if the ending leaves too much unanswered. However, putting my feelings aside, it’s nearly impossible to hate on the final episode of The Walking Dead. It wouldn’t even exist if not for the outstanding effort from the developers and publisher, and for the sake of the fans like me, it was appreciated.

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  1. Mar 27, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode: 4 Take Us Back, does something that the series has not done in a long time. Since season 1 I have been hoping and waiting for that moment that made me connect with, not only the characters but everything about the game. Season 2 and Season 3 were major let downs in that department and it felt as if, as the seasons went on, you disconnected more and more from what the game was originally about. Not only season 4 episode 4, but Season 4 as a whole brought you back to the beautifully emotional first season of The Walking Dead series. With 1 episode less, it was just as effective. They were able to keep surprises through the episodes and keep it unpredictable, The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 4 was a roller coaster from beginning to end, with either outcome you had in episode 3, choosing James or Lilly. They kept you at the edge of your seat with action, creepy characters, shocking attacks, and more. The big bang of the episode happens only half way in and has you questioning what is going to happen. Near the end, we finally get answers for the popular question of "What happened when Clem went to save AJ? Why was it so traumatizing." It was something a lot of people wanted to know, and a lot expected Season 4 to start out, at Mcarroll ranch. The Episode wraps up on a happy note and it is a beautiful end to an amazing game series. Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2019
    9
    really good conclusion to the franchise good bye clementine this so farr a fantastic series and i love it so far and this game maybe wasn't asreally good conclusion to the franchise good bye clementine this so farr a fantastic series and i love it so far and this game maybe wasn't as impactful or as great as season 1 but it's a really good happy and satisfying conclusion that left me have a moment to say good bye excellent work both telltale and skybound games Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2019
    9
    So glad this was finished with a really emotional and good ending. However lots of lost potential but that is understandable considering howSo glad this was finished with a really emotional and good ending. However lots of lost potential but that is understandable considering how hard it must have been for such a small team to rebuild a game.
    Very sad to see this story end. Best walking dead main character and story out of them all, imo
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  4. Mar 27, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a solid 8, a great ending to the serious and I am happy to say the team did an amazing job with the final episode. But damn the starting point where you just die because you missed a button and it kills the immersion right at the boat. Also, really telling AJ that he needs to listen to Clem, killed Violet. I get it, but that just seemed weird. On top of that, why go to the flashback when you could of just shown AJ getting her out of there. The game did make me cry though, when it cut after the Ax was held up by AJ to Clem, it felt like season 1 all over again. Glad she is alive though and glad the team finished the game! Best of all, a choice actually made a difference in the game! Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2019
    8
    It is sad to let her go, because she became family and so dear to our hearts, but I'm also glad that the Clementine's story now got the properIt is sad to let her go, because she became family and so dear to our hearts, but I'm also glad that the Clementine's story now got the proper ending. Thank you to Telltale for the story and characters & Skybound for making it possible for us to see the conclusion of Clementine's adventures. Expand