Walking Dead 2 Review

Walking Dead 2 Review

  • over 3 years ago by Jason Magee

Highlights

  • Looks good.
  • Great story.

Lowlights

  • Crosses the border into 'not enough player involvement' land.
  • Slightly worse than the first one.

The Walking Dead Season Two is an episodic point-and-click adventure game based on The Walking Dead comic books. The game consists of five episodes, the last of which was released in August 2014. The first season was very well received; is the second season in as good?

Gameplay involves clicking to move the character, interact and examine things. Dialogue with other characters usually involves four choices and tends to have a time limit in which you can respond. The game also features quick time events and button mashing, usually to avoid being killed. A great deal of time is spent watching the story play out, possibly more than time spent actually engaging the game.

Compared to the first Walking Dead this one is more intense, especially during the survival quick time events. I also found this one more harsh, lots of people get killed. On the other hand the choices you make feel less important and the world felt smaller and less open to exploration. I don’t recall the camera being quite so irritatingly ‘in your face’ as the first one, either.

The story is really good and keeps you interested throughout. There are a lot of ups and downs and it is easy to find yourself emotionally attached to the characters.

Beyond a floating rifle I didn’t experience any bugs.

The graphics are quite arty and makes heavy use of cell shaded style textures. The audio is good and well used. All the dialogue is voice acted and of excellent standard.

The Walking Dead Season Two is good but I think it is ever-so-slightly worse than the first. If you enjoyed the first and/or you’re looking for a good emotional story-driven experience that borders on not having enough player engagement then I recommend The Walking Dead Season Two.