The Walking Dead
Brought to us by Telltale Games, The Walking Dead Season One is a masterpiece of storytelling in video games. While in the same universe as the movie and comic books, The Walking Dead is its own thing. There are many people who will argue that the story which is told in this game is better than either the TV show or the comic book.
Meet Lee Everett
The character that you play as in The Walking Dead is Lee Everett. He is a well-educated university professor and he is on his way to jail after being convicted of murder. Right from the start, the game does a great job of getting you to connect with Lee. You make small talk with the officer who is driving you and then BAM. You hit a walker and Lee’s whole world gets turned even more upside down than when he got convicted of murder.
It All Matters
By now most people know the formula of one of these games inside and out. However, when The Walking Dead was released in 2012 it was quite a different story and many people were blown away with the way the game played. This is not an action shooter like you would think a game about zombies would be.
This is a story driven game that actually has more in common with point and click adventure games than it does anything else. Lee can talk to many different people and there is always a choice of what you can say. What you say matters greatly as does what you do. Sometimes it can have a really dramatic effect on what happens next.
In theory, this means that The Walking Dead is great for multiple playthroughs and it is. I though think that the first play through that you make, where you make all your choices on pure instinct is really magical stuff.
Hi, I Am Clementine
Shortly after the first episode begins, we come across who would become the real main character of the series, Clementine. She is a little girl who has been left alone after her parents went to stay in a hotel for the weekend and her baby sitter got killed by a Walker. Lee and Clementine strike up a friendship right away and he agrees to take her to Savannah where she thinks her parents are.
The relationship between Lee and Clementine is one that is really special and one of the best that I have ever come across in a video game. You really would do anything to protect her and the game really pulls at your emotions.
As well as Clementine, you come across many other characters who are memorable. My favorite has always been Kenny and I found that I sided with him through pretty much everything that happened. You, of course, lose members of your group along the way and there is a scene with Kenny, his wife and their son that is truly heartbreaking stuff. It was one of those things where the first time I played the game I was latterly stunned at what I had to do.
The Walking Dead Season One is spread across five chapters and I really do not think that there is a weak one in the bunch. They are all so strong that I would actually struggle to pick a favorite out of them all as they all have something that makes each one special. You can control Lee and make him move around, interact with stuff and talk to people. There are also some sections where you get to use a gun and have to do something a little more action packed.
I really cannot praise The Walking Dead Season One highly enough. Very few games can get you at an emotional level as this game can. While some choices do not matter, many of them do and you sometimes regret the choice you make and feel bad about what happened as a result of it. If you are one of the few who has still not played this game, what are you waiting for? I would recommend that you play through all five chapters one after the other as the story packs way more punch that way.
- One of the most emotional rollercoasters I have ever been on
- There are Characters that you love and hate
- Each chapter has its own feel
- You feel that some of your choices really do matter
- The voice acting is incredible
- The game is pretty emotionally heavy
- A couple of choices feel like they do not matter
Download The Walking Dead
PC compatible, P-100
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
The Walking Dead Screenshots and Media
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