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  • Summary: Based on Robert Kirkman's comic book series, The Walking Dead features a world devastated by an undead apocalypse and the horrifying choices you're forced to make to survive in it. Assume the role of Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a worldBased on Robert Kirkman's comic book series, The Walking Dead features a world devastated by an undead apocalypse and the horrifying choices you're forced to make to survive in it. Assume the role of Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer you redemption in a world gone to hell. Expand
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  1. Nov 27, 2012
    100
    This is a sad game that will weigh heavy on you long after you've completed it--it even wrung some honest tears out of me on a couple of occasions. But you'll suffer through the emotional swings because they're ultimately worth it. No matter how depressing, gut-wrenching, or flat-out horrifying The Walking Dead gets, you will want--nay, need--to finish it. It's just that good.
  2. Dec 12, 2012
    93
    The Walking Dead: The Game is like a coloring book: we each have the same black and white sketch, but it's up to us to fill it in as we see fit. The relationships I've built, the emotions I've felt, the choices I've made – that's what makes The Walking Dead: The Game so endearing.
  3. Play UK
    May 27, 2013
    92
    A gaming experience that is truly unlike any other, The Walking Dead should be required playing for anyone who considers themselves a fan of our favourite medium. [Issue#231, p.76]
  4. Dec 12, 2012
    90
    The Walking Dead is a phenomenal title that will live long in the memory of anyone who experiences it.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 29, 2013
    90
    Believable dialogue from rounded characters who behave as you'd expect real people to. [Feb 2013, p.106]
  6. Mar 17, 2013
    90
    It deserves it as well, because The Walking Dead is a great game, one that truly pushes what can be done with a video game narrative that cannot be done in film or TV.
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  1. Negative: 11 out of 122
  1. Dec 12, 2012
    10
    For 30 years, games have been held back by the idea that 'fun' is a defining factor. Sure, I love fun, and it is one of the most powerful waysFor 30 years, games have been held back by the idea that 'fun' is a defining factor. Sure, I love fun, and it is one of the most powerful ways to engross a player, but imagine if all films fit under the category of fun? We wouldn't have films like Schindler's List, Hurt Locker, Apocalypse Now, and the Godfather. Our medium has never had our own Citizen Kane, or it's own Godfather. Until now. If Spec Ops: The Line was the Apocalypse now of gaming, and Skyrim is the Lord of the Rings, The Walking Dead is the Dead Alive, and even that isn't doing it justice, as Dead Alive is the best zombie film ever. Look past the glitches, and we have a near perfect game. The puzzles are tricky and take a fair bit of though, the art style is the best use of cell-shading I've seen, the characters are well-written and have arcs, its atmosphere is very tense, and you have the urge to play it to the very end once you've picked it up. The episodes themselves were quite short, 3 hours at best, but the retail release actually makes it seem like one coherent game, instead of playing parts of a game months apart. Actions have consequences. The littlest choice has the hugest effect at the end of your game. Talk to another person who played this game and, most likely, his outcome would of been entirely different. All of this makes the Walking Dead compulsively playable, but not fun. It's not about the thrills of killing zombies, this game focuses on the realtionships between characters in a zombie apocalypse scenario, and makes you see how ordinary people can get along (and indeed fall out) in this scenario. Play it because you like Telltale, play it because you love zombies, play it because you love point and click adventure games, play it because you love substantial choice in games, play it because it's cheap, play it because you're sick of Halo, the bottom line remains the same: DO NOT MISS THE WALKING DEAD. Expand
  2. Jul 9, 2015
    10
    People tend to disregard a game's story and replace it for its game play. If you're that type of person, it's time to get real. What TelltalePeople tend to disregard a game's story and replace it for its game play. If you're that type of person, it's time to get real. What Telltale Games does with a franchise that relies on its visuals and good story is that they emphasize on those key points. The overall attachment I had towards a game that I once was hesitant to buy had grown into what could be considered an obsession. Each chapter/episode this game provides is one more step towards a never-ending hell of emotion and graphic storytelling. Each episode provides the player with more insight on the situation at hand and more importantly, the people that are with you. You become one with the game. As tensions rise, you seem to be able to make harsh decisions seem like a common thing. As you become more in touch with Lee, the main protagonist, you feel nothing but sympathy for a man who we eventually find out killed a man who slept with his wife in spite of hatred. The story behind a grown man who was sentenced to jail who, after the outbreak of zombies, takes care of a little girl named Clementine is for sure to be never be taken lightly. No person is safe. No person can be trusted. Emotions will be flowing right through your body. Play this game as if you are in the game itself. Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2013
    10
    Definitely an unique experience in the gaming realm. Often times great story telling is hindered in games by gameplay, especially of the RPGDefinitely an unique experience in the gaming realm. Often times great story telling is hindered in games by gameplay, especially of the RPG grind variety. That is of course assuming a great story is even in a game or if it is simply getting by on gameplay.

    The Walking Dead moves fast and the story never lets up. While one would assume it would be more like a traditional puzzle adventure game it does not play that way. The narrative is not slowed down. Like another great game this year, 'Journey' the story and feelings invoked stay with you long after the game is finished.

    I find it odd that Heavy Rain is often compared to this. I gave HR two hours, but it never really got past monotony. There could have been a good story, but no one I knew ever got to it. The Walking Dead does not require investment time before it gets good, it simply is good from start to finish.

    Few games I would describe as a must play for a gamer. This one is a must play.
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  4. ERB
    Nov 2, 2013
    9
    This is a pretty good game.The Walking Dead video game is like better than the Walking Dead TV series.The storyline in this game is prettyThis is a pretty good game.The Walking Dead video game is like better than the Walking Dead TV series.The storyline in this game is pretty much why I'm giving this game a high score.It has a dramatic storyline and it is also a memorable game.The main character in this game is Lee Everett he is a guy that was supposedly gonna put down to jail but the moment the car crashes down to a forest he was knocked out for maybe a couple of weeks and he wakes up the police died and after he took the keys in the dead police guy's pocket and freed himself the police woke up as a zombie tried to attack Lee but Lee shot the police in the face with a shotgun.So the shot was really loud so the zombies came chasing Lee and then Lee was able to escape that despite his broken leg and then she meets a little girl in a house named Clementine without her family so Lee decided that she would take care of Clementine until her family finds her.There the story will begin.

    So anyways this game is incredibly good a work of an art a well developed game and it is one of the best games out there.This game deserves a 9/10 from me which is good.You any of you guys who want to buy a good game try buying this incredible game.I'm telling you this game is good.
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  5. Dec 28, 2012
    9
    Just a heads up I have played all 5 episodes of The Walking Dead, but I downloaded them off of Playstation Network, so this isn't a review ofJust a heads up I have played all 5 episodes of The Walking Dead, but I downloaded them off of Playstation Network, so this isn't a review of this disc set, it's a review of what I think of all 5 episodes as a whole and the score you see is an average of the score I gave to each individual episode. To learn more about each episode individually please read my reviews of them. Telltale Games has created a masterpiece, it's emotional, intense, dark, and an excellent addition to the Walking Dead universe. In this game your tasked with two things, protecting a little girl and making decisions that will effect every step of your journey until the credits roll and your adventure ends. The story is excellently written and ties in perfectly with the comic book universe. It's filled with moments that will stick with you long after you've played it and characters you care about. The only complaint I really have with the game are it's technical issues. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series is one the best games of the year and if you haven't played it yet you really need to. It's nothing less than a true masterpiece. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2022
    8
    The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series has one of the greatest stories to have arrived on PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, it's bogged down by tooThe Walking Dead: A Telltale Series has one of the greatest stories to have arrived on PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, it's bogged down by too many glitches. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2013
    0
    It baffles me why people consider this game to be the best of the year. There's nothing in this game that hasn't been done before and itsIt baffles me why people consider this game to be the best of the year. There's nothing in this game that hasn't been done before and its linearity and weak gameplay are really off-putting. Expand

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