Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. 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.
  3. Mar 27, 2019
    90
    A triumph of a finale that gives the players – and the characters – the ending they deserved.
  4. 90
    Saying goodbye is always hard, and with The Walking Dead: The Final Season we've all had to do it twice now. This second time may be bittersweet, but it's a farewell worthy of the series and its beloved characters.
  5. Mar 27, 2019
    85
    As excellent a conclusion as we could hope for.
  6. Mar 25, 2019
    85
    Though it is indeed the last time that we will see Clementine, AJ, and the other familiar faces of Telltale’s The Walking Dead in a state like this, Skybound Games certainly made those last moments count.
  7. Mar 25, 2019
    85
    The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 4 wraps up seven years of undead drama in satisfying fashion, delivering genuinely moving character moments and meaningful, ultimately uplifting, observations about parenthood. The Final Season Episode 4 can be slightly exhausting, both emotionally and because of an overabundance of action scenes, but fans who have been with Clementine since the beginning won’t want to miss the final leg of her journey.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Mar 28, 2019
    78
    A decent ending to a tormented adventure.
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  1. Mar 27, 2019
    The writers know that, and refuse despair by not closing the circle of loss that started with Lee’s death. They knew that we were watching and learning as well, and refused to leave us with a message of nihilism and hopelessness that has consumed much of zombie and other horror media.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 52
  2. Negative: 4 out of 52
  1. Mar 27, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  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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