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  • Summary: Episode 3 of a 5-part game series set in Robert Kirkman’s universe. Treachery within the group leads to a devastating series of events. Will the tough choices you made in episodes one and two come back to haunt you or prove to be worthwhile decisions?

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 30, 2012
    96
    This, dear readers, is art, pure and simple. This is what the video game medium allows us to do. This is cinematic gaming at its absolute best-a direct, personal, jarring, dark narrative. Savor it while you can, before the zombie apocalypse brings an end to all things.
  2. This is more interactive adventure than traditional 'game', and a brilliant example of the benefits of narrative-driven gaming experiences. With a cast we're becoming more and more invested in, and scenarios of increasing moral complexity, the end of the world is fast becoming one of our favourite places to be.
  3. Sep 11, 2012
    90
    A long road Ahead continues the work of maturity that developers are giving to the series. If you love comics or TV series is a must-buy.
  4. Play UK
    Oct 2, 2012
    86
    The first sign of weakness in the otherwise excellent series. [Issue#223, p.87]
  5. Sep 17, 2012
    85
    As good as the previous ones, especially story-wise. I can't help feeling disappointed by the amount of glitches and badly executed lip syncs though.
  6. 85
    Even with a few minor technical issues, Long Road Ahead raises the bar for emotionally deep, thought-provoking narrative in a video game, and may be the best episode yet.
  7. Aug 29, 2012
    80
    Long Road Ahead is still fantastic, and it sets up the conclusion to this series nicely. Buying and playing this episode is a no-brainer (no pun intended).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    I don't think any game has ever toyed with my emotions as much as this one has. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to punch Lilly in herI don't think any game has ever toyed with my emotions as much as this one has. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to punch Lilly in her god damned face. Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    Out of all of the games I have ever played, this game by far tops the list for the best story. Though the game is a bit linear, it doesn'tOut of all of the games I have ever played, this game by far tops the list for the best story. Though the game is a bit linear, it doesn't make a difference because you are always wanting more and it just hooks you right in! Don't listen to the other reviews because most people do not understand that this game is supposed to look and play like it does, most of the bad reviews on here are because this game is a hit or a miss, though 99% of the time it is a hit! I give this game the title: BEST STORY EVER!!! Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2012
    9
    While the previous installments were both great, Long Road Ahead still manages to set the bar even higher. Despite one slightly frustratingWhile the previous installments were both great, Long Road Ahead still manages to set the bar even higher. Despite one slightly frustrating shooting sequence and a slight setback due to a glitch, this episode is easily the best so far. It may not carry the same thrills as the previous, but instead forces you to accept the most tragic losses the group has witnessed, made only more painful by the fact that you're powerless to prevent them. And most important, it does an exceptional job of illustrating the effects that the bleak world is having on the survivors. If you haven't played these games yet, you're doing yourself a colossal disservice. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's more of a filler episode but just because it's a filler episode that does not stop it from being emotionally heartbreaking for the gamer!

    Episode Two for me was too hard to beat and I had high expectations for Episode Three but I didn't bring my hopes up as to whether Telltale would meet them, and they did not but that's fine. Because the episode was still full of what I expected the game to have, it was emotionally wrecking and Duck died which was good because he was the only character I disliked.
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  5. Aug 31, 2012
    8
    it's another great and exciting episode as always, with more emotional events, and even HARDER choices to make, which makes me even moreit's another great and exciting episode as always, with more emotional events, and even HARDER choices to make, which makes me even more trusty for more. A few major hiccups happen here and there (bugs) such as sound problems at the start, and characters not showing up right, and freezing (1 time), and repeat of events (1 time), which unfortunately prevented this episode from getting a 9 this time around in my book. Overall I still had a great time, and can't wait for the final 2 episodes. And again, I highly recommend getting the season pass for this game. It's well worth it than some retail games on the market right now. Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2014
    7
    Apparently the game DOES get better each episode...but I still had major framerate issues and characters unintentionally (obv glitch) repeatedApparently the game DOES get better each episode...but I still had major framerate issues and characters unintentionally (obv glitch) repeated themselves in the dialogue pretty noticably. That said I enjoyed this episode for being unpredictable. Still though it gets a 7/10. I played episode 3 4 and 5 within a few days of eachother unlike episode 1 and 2...check out the next review. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2012
    0
    I have to give this a zero, it doesn't work for me. I downloaded episode 3, and ever since, the game tells me I need to purchase episode 1,I have to give this a zero, it doesn't work for me. I downloaded episode 3, and ever since, the game tells me I need to purchase episode 1, even tho I already have the season pass and it lists episode 2 and 3 as purchased, which you can't even buy unless you have episode 1! telltale also has yet to respond to anything i've sent them in the past week, terrible customer service. Good for you if it works, but im pissed off. Expand

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