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The Walking Dead (Series) Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


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


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

Price: Free-to-start

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action and Narrative

Developer: @TelltaleGames



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.


This game is free to start playing, but requires payment to continue at some point. 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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.


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 '*!@?*'.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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