Rated 9 out of 10 by kemeo1 Telltalle Games tells a powerful tale.
While borrowing several pages from Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel as well as AMC’s TV adaptation, Telltalle prides themselves in developing a dynamic story that is tailored by the player's input. While this isn't anything new in the video game world, Telltalle breathes some fresh air through this concept. Choices are apparent everywhere through minor conversing to life changing dilemmas. Make no mistake, The Walking Dead will take some wild twists and turns and its direction is at your fingertips. The moral decisions are not a clear-cut, black-and-white matter. Instead it really requires you to both overcome and sacrifice to prevail. As a result, relationships with other survivors may turn sweet or sour. Whichever plot thread you follow, the entire game is a heavy load. It's amazing and sentimental to witness just how such fictional characters may end up becoming your friends. All that builds to an unforgettable ending that is sure to linger in your mind for weeks to come.
Rated 9 out of 10 by LynnT A wonderful gaming experience.
The Walking Dead shows that the "point and click" genre of games is not completely dead. If you're looking for a shoot 'em up zombie game, this is not for you. This game relys on the characters and story to drive it as the experience changes according to the choices you make. You really get sucked in from the begining and it never lets you go even after the end. You ARE Lee and you want to make the right choices even though those choices are not as black and white as you like to think. Ever gamer should experience this game at least once and it will have a lasting appeal as when you're finished you'll most likely go back through and make different choices. I only wish I could wipe my memory of the game to play it agin for the first time. The only con about it is the graphics. I like the comic style graphics just fine but the game tends to lag at fast paced sequences. It was annoying and I did miss a que because of it but I can overlook it. Beyond that, the game is amzaing and everyone should play it at least once.
Rated 0 out of 10 by PungYo Two Words, bro. FREAKING. AWESOME!!
This game really NAILS down everything you love about Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead; the tension, the atmosphere, the setting, the world, how the story goes. Just everything, even the comic book visuals. (The Walking Dead originally is a comic book series if you didn't know) Sadly, I never got the chance to read all the books. This is an interactive drama game like Heavy Rain, or those "point and click to interact with stuff around you" type of games. It's main strength is not the gameplay but the story and the feeling, the experience you get from playing an Episode the first time, so if you're looking to shoot up lots zombies you'll be disappointed. I already own the digital version of this BUT I WILL pick this up nonetheless to both support this series and as a keepsake or something. so if you like the AMC show, or the comics, like me, or just realistic zombie apocalypse in general, there's REALLY no reason not to pick this up once it's out or get the digital version like RIGHT NOW!! NOW!! man, i love this series :)
Rated 8 out of 10 by AJCk19 Deserving of GOTY
Pros = pacing is good, feels like your in the story, unique, easy plat
Cons = gimmicky decisions, no replay value, short game
Worth = At least rent it!
I'm very happy this won game of the year. It really deserves it. Not only is it unique compared to what we have played before, but everyone can get into it. Some episodes will be more adventure focused while others require some more action and so forth. Making each episode fresh and you not bored. There are 5 episodes each about 2 hours long. So this is about a 5 to 15 hours game.
You get all the trophies just for finishing the game including a platinum. So just don't think about the trophies and let yourself be taken into the story like a rpg. One thing that disturbs me about this zombie point & click adventure is that the decisions are gimmicky. It won't change the story that much and makes it not have any real replay value. Looking forward to season 2 though and maybe it could change that.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Rahmer227 There's Only One Ending
To start off with my biggest complaint, there is only one ending. And in a game that is all about choices, that is just unacceptable. But don't get me wrong I had a blast playing this game. The comic-booky charm of the graphics and gripping story had me from the second I started playing. Also just because there was only one ending doesn't mean that your choices don't mean anything. Everything you say and do effects the way the game plays out toward the single ending. (that single ending DOES work well no matter how you played the game) You can choose to be a jerk to a character and they'll be a jerk right back and you can even choose which characters live and die. So the whole time I felt the impact of everything I did. Overall, despite the single ending and the very infrequent and unpleasant action sequences, this game was great. I give it a 7.5.
Rated 8 out of 10 by LynnT A game that makes you think....
I really enjoyed playing the Walking Dead, not only am I a fan, but I like games that are not just mindless shooting people. To think about your actions before you act really draws the player into the game. You start off playing a good guy in a not so good situation when the world comes to an end. You're faced with making hard decisions that will affect the outcome of the game with each choice you make. You get to know the characters and want them to succeed and you're heart can beat fasted when faced with a zombie obstacle. The only thing I didn't like to well was when the action started moving faster, it seemed like the game moved slower. The graphics at those parts were sticky at best. Besides that it was a great game to play and I think a lot of people will play it over again just to make different choices.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ohfrost11 WORTH IT, I PROMISE YOU.
When I first started this game I was unsure what to expect, but as the gameplay continued I was full of so many different emotions (which isn't a bad thing), and I still had no clue what to expect all throughout the gameplay. So I started to expect the unexpected. But let me just say this, this game deserved game of the year, there has been no game that I've ever encountered that has left me so emotional -- and no, I wasn't shedding tears or anything of that nature, I just really felt like I was in the situations the characters are going through and let's just say the ending will keep you wanting more. And I'm honestly hoping there's no sequel only because if there is it would have so many high expectations that it would have to meet and I wouldn't want to be disappointed after being blown away by this title.
Rated 1 out of 10 by StraightUpReviews Worst Game I have Ever Played on PS3
It is almost as much fun and as interactive as an Online Defensive Driving Course. The playability is exactly the same. You watch poorly animated cut scenes and at the end of each scene you have to click something (usually doesn't matter what), just to prove you are still awake and to continue to the next cut scene.
This is nothing but a poorly done 1980's style Point & Click with horrible graphics and almost unusable interface. There are big warnings that every choice you make will influence the game. I have to laugh because it couldn't be further from the truth. No matter what you do the outcome is the same and makes no difference whatsoever. This is basically an animated movie with bad graphics and instead of pauses for commercials, you simply have to click to continue.
Puzzles (if you call them that) can be solved by an intoxicated monkey. For example you will be stuck in a room with only two items to click. One of them does something and one of them doesn't. If you click the wrong one, nothing happens, so then you click the correct one to continue on to the next scene. I can't believe such garbage was rated so highly! It has a good story (like the comic book) but it is not even remotely a game. If you like stories, read the comic book. You can turn the pages without clicking something.
Rated 0 out of 10 by H0RR0RG0D Game of the Year Worthy
This is only 1 of 2 "downloadable" games that were nominated for 2012 Game of the Year, and it darn well deserves it. By far the most "adult" game series that Telltale Games has given us to date. The game takes place in the comic canon of the series (not the TV show) so if you're a fan of them, you will love this game. Great story, characters you get attached to, fun gameplay -- and an emotional rollercoaster. The series consists of 5 Episodes, which began in April of 2012 and ended on November 20th of 2012. You'll get all 5 on 1 disc for a great price. Or you can pick up the "Collector's Edition" that comes with "The Walking Dead: Compendium 1" which contains the first 48 issues of the comic. Which ever you choose to get, just BUY THIS GAME. You won't regret it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by USBIV Lots of Fun - A Rich Experience
I'm a big fan of the Walking Dead series, but have never read the graphic novel. My wife also loves the show, but isn't a gamer. However, we really enjoyed the game, including its replayability and story. It gives more depth to the TV series by giving context to things we've seen like Hershel's distrust of strangers.
There are few moments of high pressure; it builds plenty of suspense but you don't have to be a shooter expert to advance. There are a couple points that are very tricky (as opposed to difficult), but only one I had to look up online. Those familiar with Telltale's MO will find the interface familiar, but the goofy undertone is totally absent.
Overall a great way for lovers of TWD to get more time with the story.