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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season One

An episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. The main theme of The Walking Dead: Season One revolves around a dramatic struggle for survival in a world infested by zombies.

Adventure | point-and-click | zombie | Post Apocalypse | comics | episodic

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season One cover

developer: Telltale Games

publisher : Telltale Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

24Apr2012

PC

25Apr2012

PS3

27Apr2012

X360

25Jul2012

iOS

20Aug2013

PSV

09Apr2014

AND

14Oct2014

PS4 XONE

The Walking Dead for PC, PS4 and etc. is an adventure game by Telltale Games Studios best known for developing episodic games, such as Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit, Tales of Monkey Island, Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park. The game is based on the award-winning comic book series created by Robert Kirkman, entitled The Walking Dead.

Plot

The game is split into episodes that make up seasons, just like a TV show. The main protagonist of the first season of The Walking Dead is Lee Everett. The story begins at the outbreak of zombie apocalypse, at the time when Rick Grimes (the protagonist of the comic) is in coma. When the infection begins its bloody harvest, Lee is sitting handcuffed at the backseat of a police car. He was arrested for murdering a man who slept with his wife. The developers decided to present adventures of an entirely new group of people, while the major inspiration in the creation process was Robert Kirkman’s work, which is regarded by the developers as the canonical version of the story. Players can visit places and meet characters well-known from the comic books and learn additional information about them. The first season of the game is divided into five episodes. Completing each takes about two hours on average.

Gameplay

The gameplay mainly consists of exploration, dialogues, collecting items, and solving puzzles. From time to time there are also simple action sequences, but it is worth noting that QTEs do not play such an important role in this game, as they did in the previous production from Telltale Games - Jurassic Park. In contrast to a typical zombie game, The Walking Dead is not about exterminating hordes of undead. The developers decided on a slower-paced gameplay, and players need to keep quiet, especially in places where the walking dead like to roam.

The Walking Dead for PC, PS4 and etc. is the first game from Telltale, in which decisions made by the players influence the events. What you do in the first episode has consequences later in the story. It is worth noting that players have a limited time to make a decision and do not have a chance to carefully reflect on possible repercussions. When it comes to puzzles that you encounter in the game, they do not resemble “adventure game-like problems”, but reflect the reality of a zombie apocalypse. The creators also saw to it that the environment was interactive, so to provide players with more freedom when solving puzzles.

Technical aspects

The title has attractive, cartoon-like graphics, slightly resembling the comic books by Robert Kirkman. The game does not feature multiplayer mode and is distributed only via digital distribution.

Age Rating

age requirements: 18+

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 460 or better), 2 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7

Microsoft Xbox 360

Uses: Xbox Live

Sony PlayStation 3

Uses: PlayStation Network

Android OS

Apple iOS

The Walking Dead Game Guide

game guide 29 October 2012

The Walking Dead game guide contains a thorough and illustrated game walkthrough.

Get The Walking Dead Season One for free on Humble Store's sale

News 08 September 2017 12:14

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series - Season One is currently available for free on Humble Store. Other than that the store has a bunch of other games at sale.