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  • Summary: Telltale's award-winning and chart-dominating The Walking Dead series returns with its third season "A New Frontier".

    Continuing the emotionally powerful story-telling seen in Seasons One and Two, we return to one of gaming's most favoured characters - Clementine - a young girl who has
    Telltale's award-winning and chart-dominating The Walking Dead series returns with its third season "A New Frontier".

    Continuing the emotionally powerful story-telling seen in Seasons One and Two, we return to one of gaming's most favoured characters - Clementine - a young girl who has grown up amid the horrors of the zombie apocalypse. We see her story through the eyes of Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, and via playable flashbacks from Clem's past telling the story of how she came to be on a quest for vengeance. In A New Frontier, players will discover what the world is like when civilisation begins to rebuild, and what sacrifices it will take to make society work again.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 9, 2017
    80
    It's a strong season that manages to tell a gripping story and offers plenty of dangling threads to keep you invested. [Aug 2017, p.86]
  2. Jun 1, 2017
    78
    A New Frontier won't be the best Walking Dead Season, but it sure has perfect writing, awesome characters and Clementine makes a come back.
  3. Jun 5, 2017
    76
    Telltale stays loyal to its roots to the last consequence. Although it offers some new characters, the truth is not all of them are as charismatic and the franchise isn't yet on par with the first season. Even so, A New Frontier will delight the usual Telltale fan, taking no risks in gameplay mechanics but making every choice meaningful during the final moments of the five chapters.
  4. Aug 17, 2017
    70
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier may not always bring fresh ideas to the table, but what it does bring contains a lot of heart and charm. The cast is incredibly diverse, giving the spotlight to a Latino-centric cast but containing characters from different backgrounds and walks of life. Although some characters are inconsistently written, they all manage to be compelling enough that together, they create some of the most interesting moments without needing the help of Clementine. Clementine herself has established in A New Frontier that she is more than worthy of being one of gaming's most beloved female characters, displaying a growth and complexity that few female characters in the past have been allowed to have. With the series finale releasing next year, I hope Telltale Games pushes the boundaries of what she and the series itself can do and be.
  5. May 31, 2017
    60
    The Walking Dead’s third season finale does what it has to do to tick all the expected boxes, and while not as high as the series has been, it’s still more than solid.
  6. Jun 2, 2017
    60
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has a good opening and it introduces a new protagonist in a cool way. Unfortunately the story keeps getting worse, the characters more irritating and the grand finale is an utter disappointment. This series needs a dramatic overhaul - here you'll find only a handful of memorable moments and lots of mediocrity.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. L33
    Jul 2, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Si bien no posee el impacto de las diabetes primeras entregas, a new frontier no pierde la esencia de lo que es TWD. Decisiones importantes que te pueden llevar a matar para salvar a alguien. Gran juego Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    8
    For me, this is the best Walking Dead experience in a while, though season one and two are better with story telling and character design!For me, this is the best Walking Dead experience in a while, though season one and two are better with story telling and character design!

    First of all, the new engine works great. Better shading, almost no clunky animations and even the UI feels different in a good way. The story is strong and your choices feel like they matter. Even though that's not really the case for big choices. You lose some, you win some!

    Secondly, this is way better than the boring season of the walking drama! As a guy who watched all the episodes till now, I can't seem to remember anything else instead of a good antagonist and an action pact first episode. What I want to say with this is that the pacing in the game feel right, unlike the series.

    Now if you liked the previous two seasons, you probably will like this one as well! And if you still have doubt, just wait for a sale, these game will drop to 5 euro's during steam sales and what not!
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  3. Jun 24, 2020
    7
    Although this game provides intense, dramatic, and morally thought-provoking sequences, the characters and relationships fall a little flatAlthough this game provides intense, dramatic, and morally thought-provoking sequences, the characters and relationships fall a little flat compared to the two previous entries in the game which, to me, are the backbone of the walking dead series. I still believe this game is worth playing, and it has strong moments, but it isn't comparable to the first two seasons. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2018
    5
    This game was a HUGE step down from the previous 2 season! The main protagonist was so boring that you just didn't care about him. A HUGEThis game was a HUGE step down from the previous 2 season! The main protagonist was so boring that you just didn't care about him. A HUGE disappointment! Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2017
    5
    The problem I've found with the New Frontier is that your choices don't seem to matter and for a game where the choices are what make you playThe problem I've found with the New Frontier is that your choices don't seem to matter and for a game where the choices are what make you play it, that's a big problem.

    I liked the new characters introduced although I thought David was badly written, even if you choose all positive reactions to him he reacts negatively and the ending remains the same, in fact the ending you get is all down to three choices you make in a flashback, to me that is a huge problem.

    When you spend hundreds of hours trying to make the best choices for how you see your characters development over three seasons and then everything you chose is ignored in favour of three choices, it's not good.

    On the PC/Xbox game-play can be very laggy, Episode 3 in particular has lots of graphical glitches, then there are characters which died magically reappearing, lots of inattention to details, like trucks magically moving on their own, Zombies with no lower jaws biting you, inconsistent characters, weak story-line. Definitely the worse of the series and now it's being 'remastered' it's just a shame they can't fix the numerous bugs for people who have paid money already
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  6. Mar 20, 2018
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the worst season so far... 1 and 2 was really good but this one looks like it would have been made by some other game studio... This game changed alot if compared to 1 and 2 seasons but it changed mostly to worse...

    Good things:
    - nice buttons look when you have to press Q or E, better "hold and move" mechanics
    - you dont have to wait now at episode ending screen

    Bad things:
    - bad graphics and the characters looks so plastic...
    - dialogue options are really bad, you can get confused with half of them and say something else that you wanted
    - those flashbacks are really confusing and annoying, they also ruing immersion... especially when in flashback youre talking to the character that you know he/she(dont want to spoiler) died in previous flashback, you dont even care because you know he/she is dead... it makes you hope this game will end quickly
    - many bugs
    - now when you have to shoot zombies you just press 1 key few times instead of aiming on zombies heads and clicking on them
    - its not interactive movie anymore, now its more like casual adventure point&click game which makes it even more boring
    - and did i mentioned graphics? good

    If they would make it like season 1 or 2 and without those flashbacks, then i wouldn't even care much about boring story, but they didnt and there is so many bad things in this game that it just cant pass by without telling people about it. I just only hope the next seasons will be like 1 or 2.

    Ps. That situation when door handle was broken/locked and i had to go under the house to get in trough the hatch because there was no other way and then people from my group entered trough locked doors was hilarious.
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  7. Sep 19, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is just out right awful! The characters are bland, boring and just bad. Nothing interesting about them. I know that in the previous games the choices didn't matter that much but they mattered at least a little. In this game they don't matter at all. The ending is not satisfying what so ever. The art style looks horrible. It's ugly! The blood looks like red paint and the character model's are **** Clementine is reduced to a side character for god's sake. The "villain" is bad and no matter what you do, he will turn against you and die in the end. Carter in S2 was great because he did not over stay his welcome. In the previous games you were able to move around relatively freely and interact with people and environment but in this game it's reduced to bare minimum. You can only do that once in episode 3 and same with episode 5. There is nothing redeemable in this game. It's an unworthy sequel and a failure as a game. Overall a huge disappointment. Expand

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