The Walking Dead (Series) Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Walking Dead is a survival adventure game series. You explore locations and gather a ragtag group of survivors. How you interact with each of them and make decisions about various dangers results in a branching story where no one is guaranteed to survive.

These are graphic adventure games, that play out like a novel but with a narrative and characters that change depending on your actions. You can talk to people, explore your location, pick up things and take a wide range of routes.

Although at first, this feels like you are not really changing very much of the game. As time goes by it's clear that you are having a substantial and sometimes grave effect on how the stories play out.

The series includes the following games:
  • The Walking Dead (2012) The start of the zombie apocalypse where Lee Everett rescues young Clementine whose parents had travelled to Savannah prior to the apocalypse.
  • The Walking Dead 400 Days (2012) is 400 Days is a downloadable episode that bridges between Season 1 and Season 2.
  • The Walking Dead Season Two (2013) A year later, Clementine is separated from the other survivors and forced to fend on her own.
  • The Walking Dead Michonne (2016) A three-episode series that fleshes out the time between the first two The Walking Dead seasons.
  • The Walking Dead A New Frontier (2017) A few years later we find Clementine older now and with AJ, the infant she rescues at the end of Season 2 who is now a toddler.
  • The Walking Dead The Final Season (2018-2019) A finally that concludes Clementine's story arc.

Each of these represents a season of content broken into a number of episodes. The complete collection has been gathered together in the following package:
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series (2019) includes all the episodes in one package for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 24/04/2012, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action and Narrative

Developer: @TelltaleGames

ListsLists

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 13 hours and 20 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. The time to complete these games varies based on your decisions, as well as how many episodes in each iteration.

CostsCosts

The Walking Dead usually costs £3.99 to £54.99. 

The Walking Dead Collection: The Telltale Series

Xbox One £54.99

The Walking Dead Onslaught

PS4 £24.99

The Walking Dead Onslaught: Digital Deluxe

PS4 £32.99

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

Switch £12.99

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Episode 1

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Season Pass

PS4 £11.99

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)

Xbox One £11.99

The Walking Dead: Episode 1: A New Day

PS3 Free

The Walking Dead: Michonne

Xbox One £4.19

The Walking Dead: Michonne: A Telltale Miniseries

PS4 £9.99
PS3 £9.99

The Walking Dead: Michonne: Ep. 1, In Too Deep

Xbox One £3.99
PS4 £3.99

The Walking Dead: Michonne: The Complete Season

Xbox One £10.39

The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners: Standard Edition

PS4 £32.99

The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners: Tourist Edition

PS4 £39.99

The Walking Dead: Season 1

Xbox One £12.49

The Walking Dead: Season 2

Xbox One £12.49

The Walking Dead: Season Pass

PS3 £11.99

The Walking Dead: Season Two

Xbox One Free
Xbox One £11.99
PS4 £12.99
Switch £12.99

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season

Xbox One £11.99
PS Vita £12.99
PS4 £12.99
Switch £12.99

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Xbox One £18.74

The Walking Dead: The Final Season: Season Pass

PS4 £18.99
Switch £18.99

The Walking Dead: The Final Season: The Complete Season

Xbox One £19.19

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series

Xbox One £39.99
PS4 £39.99

The Walking Dead

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. Free-to-start on iOS then you purchase each chapter. On consoles, you purchase seasons together. Some of the series, like A New Frontier, offer season passes. Alternatively, you could purchase all the episodes in a single package: The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners: Tourist Edition Upgrade

PS4 £7.99

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Season One of Walking Dead was rated PEGI 18+ for frequent strong violence and strong language. Features frequent bloody violence against both human and zombie characters, including impalement and decapitation. Strong language includes the word '*!@?*'.
 
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our The Walking Dead Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TelltaleGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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