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  • Summary: After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices will define your relationships and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 3, 2019
    91
    Telltale’s The Walking Dead has a great conclusion, and I’m happy the team responsible for it was able to see this through to the end. It’s a shame that their original parent company marred the overall experience significantly, but their ability to bounce back under another publisher and deliver to this degree is exceptional. I’m both sad and happy that this is the conclusion of Clementine’s tale, but the character arc is so well delivered, you won’t be disappointed.
  2. Mar 29, 2019
    85
    Despite some flaws on the second and third episodes, The Walking Dead : The Finale Season is the ending season all fan could wish for, with many great narrative choices and a message of hope very welcomed in such a game.
  3. Mar 27, 2019
    80
    It is when the gameplay and story are working together rather than competing for interest that the final season shines. In particular, the last episode marries the two components in a satisfying penultimate section of the episode in which the player alternates between the two central characters, AJ and Clementine, in a way that feels true to each character.
  4. Apr 8, 2019
    80
    The concluding chapters of Clementine’s journey remains as emotional and stressful as ever, but rarely feels purposeful enough to be a worthwhile finale for longtime fans. The key improvements to the gameplay and presentation sets them at an all-time high for the series, and the path AJ takes as a result of Clementine’s choices is truly impactful, but they are hindered by a lackluster cast and a meandering story that pales in comparison to previous seasons. While the real-life series of events that needed to occur for Clementine’s story to see its finale are certainly worth appreciating, it is unfortunate to see such a lengthy adventure end on such an uninspired note.
  5. Apr 24, 2019
    80
    With the Final Season we got the end of Clem's story that we deserved. The narrative is reaching it's peak and leaves the players with a lot of emotions, after so many years. Skybound does a good job finishing Telltale's work and allows us to say the last goodbye to Clementine and AJ.
  6. Mar 25, 2019
    75
    The Walking Dead’s and Telltale’s goodbye succeeds by closely examining the mother/son dynamic between Clementine and A.J.
  7. Mar 27, 2019
    70
    Seeing Clementine’s story end is bittersweet. For anyone who has cared about her fate, it’s worth seeing if she can survive the terrible odds or if she’s doomed to travel the same path as Lee, but just know that you are likely to come away with mixed feelings.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 66
  2. Negative: 6 out of 66
  1. Dec 12, 2019
    10
    One of the best ways to end a series like twd. I have played all 4 seasons and am very pleased with the ending
  2. Oct 22, 2020
    10
    The ending feels a little rushed, but this game is absolutely amazing. It's a great close to the series, and nearly everything about it isThe ending feels a little rushed, but this game is absolutely amazing. It's a great close to the series, and nearly everything about it is near perfection. 98/100 Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2018
    10
    Well the game looks impressive with graphics and its good game to try it out and keep the good work, but I am sad about its the last seasonWell the game looks impressive with graphics and its good game to try it out and keep the good work, but I am sad about its the last season game rating in my opinion 10/10 Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2020
    9
    The second best Walking dead game. This game is emotion packed and breathtaking, every second of it is wow-factoring. The game brings in newThe second best Walking dead game. This game is emotion packed and breathtaking, every second of it is wow-factoring. The game brings in new features such as trophies and collectables and further improves the storylines which we saw lacing in the third game. A beautiful ending and many other emotional pieces have allowed for this game to succeed. Well done Telltale. You will be missed. Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2020
    8
    Cant believe that this has come to an end, I like this series so much and this game is memorable.
  6. Mar 29, 2019
    8
    #DashReviews #SkyboundGames #StillNotBitten

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season is the conclusion to the hit choose your own adventure game
    #DashReviews #SkyboundGames #StillNotBitten

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season is the conclusion to the hit choose your own adventure game series that started back in 2012. During development, the studio responsible for making this series, Telltale Games, went out of business and the owners of The Walking Dead IP, Skybound, task themselves with finishing the project. Is this game as good as the GOTY winning original or is it just as bad as its previous installment?

    In this final installment, Clementine is the lead just like in Season 2. Her main goal is to keep the orphaned child A.J. save while also teaching him how to survive. After these two encounters a horde of walkers, they are saved by children that are the sole survivor of a boarding school. Most of this seasons plot centers around this school and how Clem and A.J. adapt with living in a place fully run by kids. There are more interesting dynamics between characters in this season due to Clem mostly talking to kids her own age. Newcomers like Louis and Violet have great chemistry with the rest of the cast. With that being said, there are a few kids within the school that get little to no screen time. The new roster is so big that it feels like the writers forgot that some of these kids even existed. The story is engaging for most of the games run time. There are a few parts where the pacing would grind to a halt but nothing that really killed the overall narrative. The story really shines within its last few hours as its finale is bloody, intense and a perfect send-off to the series. The story has a few hiccups but this game narrative is near the level of the original.

    Before Telltale Games found out that this was their last game, they were trying to find a way to make their tired formula of gameplay new and fresh. They almost pulled it off but the limiting tools from the Telltale Engine still held this game back from its full potential. Choices are meaningfully in how the story plays out with most of them being hard to pick and made me really nervous about the outcomes. Choosing what dialog you want your character to say is completely unchanged from the other TTG projects but there is less focus on them to make way for more actual gameplay opportunities. Whether you’re in combat or exploring, you are given an over the shoulder view of the character and free range of the camera controls. It’s a very similar style that a third person shooter would have. This new style is a great addition for exploring especially since areas are more open and now have collectibles scattered throughout. I get what they were trying to do with the combat but their outdated engine makes it a bit wonky. Aiming is not precious during shooting segments and there is a very noticeable amount of lag in-between shots. The gameplay is passable but I feel like Telltale Games would not have had most of these problems if they would have just updated their engine sooner.

    All of the technical issues are due to the outdated engine. Long load screens can break the pacing of the story. Lag happens in intense scenes and during combat. One thing that surprised me though was the graphics and the presentation of the game. Even with TTG’s limitations, this game looks great. It truly feels like a comic book brought to life. A mostly great soundtrack with a few forgettable songs here and there. There is a lot of impressive shot throughout the game that makes it feel like a big blockbuster despite its technical shortcomings.

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season is a great send off to the franchise and to Telltale Games. If this game came out sooner and TTG embraced change to its engine, I have no doubt in my mind that this game would have helped keep the choose your own adventure games genre alive. Despite its shortcoming, this is a story you will not want to miss especially if you played the first two season in the series.

    Pro:
    +An amazing final narrative
    +Best exploration in the series
    +Graphics and Presentation
    +Hard choices throughout
    +Most of the new cast is great

    Cons:
    -Little to no character development for some
    -Telltale Engine performance
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  7. Jun 20, 2020
    0
    The worst way to end a series, words can never say the amount of disappointment and hate I have for this game. This is a major letdown andThe worst way to end a series, words can never say the amount of disappointment and hate I have for this game. This is a major letdown and something that somehow came out worse than New Frontier, this is the worst one in the series, and leaves only the most sour and awkward taste in my mouth after I completed it. Everything that could have been done right in this game was instead replaced with several ridiculous and stupid ideas that led to this abomination being made. Do not play this. Expand

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