The Walking Dead Game Season 2 Episode 5: No Going Back (Steam Store)


After Rebecca dies, the group now has a baby to take care of. Meanwhile, Kenny goes further and further to the dark side. Can Clementine help take care of a baby and try to keep her old friend from slipping into insanity?

This is the final episode of the season but I don’t think the Walking Dead video game series is over yet. As finales go, this one’s definitely the most heartbreaking. This is also the episode where your choices most affect the outcome of the game. I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say this. Your choices determine where Clementine’s loyalty lies.

This game plays out just like the previous ones. You pick dialogue choices for Clementine during certain parts of the game. Other parts have you take control of Clementine and explore the scene. Like previous games, you will have to make a decision at crucial moments and any decision you make influences the plot big time. One more thing, there are action scenes you’ll be required to take part in where you have to press the right key at the right time. At the end of the game, you’ll see what choices the other game players make.

This game is addictive and tragic. I give it 9 out of 10; it was quite an emotional blow.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 Amid the Ruins (Steam Store)

After escaping Carver’s imprisonment, Clementine and the rest of the runaways try to find each other. Can everyone reunite and find another safe haven?

That’s right, episode four of The Walking Dead and boy is it intense. I can’t spoil the game but you have people dying left and right. One of the characters will die no matter what you do. Not to mention that Clementine, the girl who acted as Lee’s morality pet, can commit acts of cruelty in the name of survival. At first, I thought this episode was brilliant until a conversation with lukebbtt led me to discover that most of the characters are only there for Clementine’s growth. There are characters that exist outside of her, such as Kenny who’s completely broken with Rebecca’s baby being his only reason for living. After everything Kenny’s been through, he is not right in the head and it shows by how he’s trying to recreate his family instead of accepting their deaths.

The game play is the same as every other episode. You pick dialogue choices for Clementine. Sometimes, you have to explore the scene and inspect objects to move the plot forward. Other times, you’ll have to make crucial decisions at key moments. One decision was so hard for me that I had to pause the game to think about it. Keep your guard up when the walkers attack, because you’ll have to press the right keys to get out of there alive.

This game is intense and additive. I give it 9 out of 10; I was upset for hours after playing this.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3: In Harm’s Way (Steam Store)

After being kidnapped by a ruthless man named Bill Carver, Clementine and the rest of the group try to escape from their prison. Can they find new allies and flee this place without incurring Carver’s wrath?

I loved this chapter and the inclusion of the characters. Carver was actually my favorite in this one as he justifies his actions. True, he is a tyrant, but he believes that he’s doing what’s best for the group. I’m not saying that I agree with him but I do see his point. This is a zombie apocalypse and you do have to be ruthless to survive. However, pure ruthlessness is not going to save the day. I also love Carver’s interactions with Clementine as he compares her to himself. An amateur writer could have easily turned Carver into a pedophile. Instead, Carver admires Clementine’s strength and will to survive. She is what Carver wants the next generation to be and what he wants his supposed child to be. I don’t like how the characters from 400 days were demoted to cameo appearances with the exception of Bonnie. I do like Bonnie’s portrayal as she starts out weak and slowly gathers her strength.

The game play is the same as any other chapter. You make dialogue choices for Clementine, only what you pick doesn’t affect the story as much. You explore the area at certain times as well. You can also take part in quick action scenes where you have to press the right button at the right time. Failure to do so will kill Clementine.

This game is addictive but a little rushed. I give it 7 out of 10; they really need to focus on their characters a little more.

The Walking Dead Game Season 2 Episode 2: A House Divided (Steam Store)


When Clementine and her new friends have to find a new home, she runs into a blast from her past.

Now she has to choose between her old life and her new one.

For those of you who haven’t played the game, be warned that there are spoilers. I said earlier that Clementine gets a blast from her past and that comes in the form of Kenny. Not only does Clementine have to choose between him and her new friends, she also sees how much Kenny has changed. As for how, let’s just say that losing your wife and son in a zombie apocalypse doesn’t do much for your mental health. Let me tell you that Kenny’s not the only one affected to such a degree. Nick also shoots a good person out of fear and anxiety and Clementine’s the one who has to convince the dead person’s friend to forgive Nick. Characters from 400 days make an appearance in this episode and if I had known that they would be signing up with the bad guy, I wouldn’t have been so determined to recruit every single one of them.

The game play is the same as always. You explore scenes and examine various items, sometimes adding objects to your inventory. During cut scenes, you choose what you want Clementine to say or do. Make sure to do so before the time runs out, unless you don’t want Clementine to say anything. Keep in mind that what you choose has a tremendous impact on the story. You also have to participate in quick time events where you press the right button to make sure Clementine comes out of the zombie apocalypse alive.

When you’ve finished the game, you can see how your choices match up to the other players.

This game is addictive and intriguing. I give it 9 out of 10; shocking but didn’t get the emotional impact the last episode got out of me. Of course, it would be hard to top having to kill a dog.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1: All That Remains (Steam Store)

Lee’s dead and Clementine’s all on her own in an unforgiving world.  Can she find allies that will help her live to fight another day?

As you can see, the main character switched from Lee to Clementine.  Now you have to see how everything that’s happened has changed the little girl that Lee saved.  Let me tell you there is one scene involving a dog and I was bawling so hard that I had to stop the game for a while before I could go back to it.  Oh, and remember when I said that the decisions you make in 400 days influence the storyline in season 2?  So far, I’m not seeing how but I’ve only played the first episode.

The game play is the same as it’s always been.  You pick dialogue choices for the main character, explore the scene and collect items for your inventory.  Sometimes you will have to make difficult decisions that influence the storyline.  You also get to see what others picked in their play through.

This game is addictive and intriguing.  I give it 10 out of 10; as I said earlier, it made me cry.

The Walking Dead Game Season 1 Part 5: No Time Left (Steam Store)

Someone’s kidnapped Clementine and a walker bit Lee.  Can Lee save Clementine before he becomes another undead monster?

This is the episode where the first season ends.  Who you take with you depends on your choices in the previous episode.  I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll keep in brief.  Remember when you took food from a truck at the end of episode 2?  Now you get to see the consequences of your decision.  Oh, and if you don’t get choked up at the end, you have no heart.

This episode is played the same way as the previous ones were.  You explore various scenes to collect items for your inventory.  You also pick the dialogue options and make choices throughout the game.  What choice you make strongly affects the storyline.

The game is heartbreaking and addictive.  I give it 9 out of 10; I choked up at some parts.

The Walking Dead Game Season 1 Part 3: Long Road Ahead (Steam Store)

After escaping a horrible death, the group returns to the motel.  Unfortunately, they’re divided by whether it’s time to leave or if they should stay.  If that wasn’t enough, some of their supplies have gone missing and a member of the group’s to blame.

Anyone who knows The Walking Dead is aware that no one ever stays in perfect harmony.  You can imagine that after the last episode the group is even more on edge than they were before.  Not only do they have to worry about walkers but they can’t trust humans anymore either.  I would say that this episode is the climax of the season because Lilly loses her hold on the group and the surviving members decide to leave the motel.  This is also the episode where Lee has to face certain truths about their situation.  One of them being that if he wants Clementine to stay alive, he’ll have to teach her how to fight.

The game play is the same as the last one.  You walk around and examine various items.  You can also make dialogue choices for Lee and make decisions at crucial moments.  You will have plenty of quick time events where you have to press the right button if you want to survive the walkers.

This game is addictive and intriguing.  I give it 7 out of 10; a good follow-up to the second episode.

The Walking Dead Game Season 1 Part 2: Starved for Help (Steam Store)

After making their way out of the drug store alive, Lee and the surviving members of his group are struggling with very little food at an abandoned motel.  When a couple of strangers offer to let them stay at their farm, it seems like the group’s luck has changed.  Have they finally found a home or is there more to this simple country family than meets the eye?

The answer to that last question is obvious if you remember one simple fact, if something is too good to be true than chances are it actually is.  I don’t want to give too much away but the plot is similar to Fievel Goes West when the cats trick the mice in New York to move to Utah by making them believe that cats and mice live in harmony there.  Instead, the cats use the mice as willing slaves and plan on eating the mice when they’ve outlived their usefulness, the mice never suspecting a thing.  In this game, many of the characters are suspicious of the farmers.  This episode is one of my favorites because it stays true to its source material by having the humans be more frightening than the walkers.

The game play is the same as it was in the last episode.  You explore various locations as Lee and collect items.  You also pick what Lee says and have to make difficult choices at certain points in the game.  During action scenes, make sure to press the right button if you want to get out of the game alive.

This game is frightening and addictive.  I give it 10 out of 10; a perfect demonstration of don’t fear the dead, fear the living.

The Walking Dead Season One Part 1: A New Day (Steam Store)

The zombie apocalypse has just begun and it’s up to you to survive.  Play as Lee Everett as you make difficult choices and fight through hordes of zombies just to stay alive for one more day.

A New Day

On the way to prison, Lee Everett discovers that the world has gone to hell.  Not only does he have to keep himself alive, he also has to become a surrogate parent for a lost little girl.  In other words, he finds himself out of the frying pan and into the fire.

With The Walking Dead gaining so much popularity it’s not surprising that Telltale would make a video game based off it.  This is the prequel to the series except with characters that are entirely original.  A few characters from the series do make cameos in the game, such as Herschel and Glenn, but other than that entirely original.  The plot is nothing more than an introduction to the characters and they do not disappoint.  Each character brings something unique to the group.

The game play is unique in that it’s not about killing zombies.  You talk to people and sometimes you have to make difficult choices.  One example is that two characters will be in trouble and you have to pick which one to save.  There are fighting scenes but all you have to do is press the right thing at the right time.  Sometimes you will have to move around in order to explore your surroundings.

This game is addictive and unique.  I give it 7 out of 10; a good introduction to the game.