Parents' Guide to

The Walking Dead: Season One

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely violent, profanity-filled zombie adventure.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 13+

Mature 13+

We'll I'm not going to lie there is some blood, but it is really cartoonish and as far as the Language it is strong but as long as your teen doesn't repeat it, it should be fine. As for positive role models Lee the main character is convicted of murder but yet he completely turns himself around when he finds a little girl in a tree house and helps her through out the game, Drugs and alcohol there are no drugs but there is beer at bars. Thanks for reading my True Reveiw
age 13+

TWD is fine but not for everyone.

TWD video game is amazing. It might not be for everyone because through out the game there's blood, swearing, smoking, drinking, murder, ect. But the game has a cartoony art style which makes it more teen friendly.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (66 ):

For mature gamers, Telltale Games' award-winning episodic series is exhilarating, terrifying, and intelligent. The Walking Dead fuses a number of gameplay elements: exploration, puzzle solving, action sequences, and plenty of dialogue. But be aware this isn’t a zombie shooter like the Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead series -- it’s an adventure game with a few quick-action moments. While interacting with characters, you’ll have a few seconds to select a specific response from a list of options. By choosing an answer (or question), and your desired tone, the information or action it triggers will vary. For example, if you’re kind to someone they might just help you later on, or if you decide to flee a scene at night versus the day, something new might be lurking around the corner. Plus, you’ll occasionally be forced to make a very tough decision, such as being able to only help one person from flesh-eating zombies -- even though two need your help at the same time.

In addition to the fantastic premise, there plenty of emotional moments, and you’ll no doubt grow attached to the characters. But yes, it’s a horror game, too – therefore you can also expect a few jump-out-of-your-seat moments, along with plenty of bloody and gory scenes which are not for the faint of heart. Visually speaking, the “cel-shaded” game employs a charming art style that looks like it’s a black-and-white movie that’s been colorized; the artwork was inspired by the original comic books, says Telltale Games. It would also be remiss not to mention the excellent voice acting, sound effects, and music that all help contribute to the chilling atmosphere. Aside from a few small issues –- audio that doesn’t always match the character’s lips (which breaks the immersion) and a technical bug or two -- The Walking Dead series is an engrossing, attractive, and very rewarding interactive adventure.

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