All parent member reviews for The Walking Dead: Season One

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Parents say

(out of 9 reviews)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Adult Written byd.miller January 17, 2013
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

A must buy for all mature enough to play

Off the bat, The Walking Dead is a phenomenal game and should be enjoyed by anyone that is a part of the medium. The story is expertly written with moments of both joy and heart wrenching despair. However, this is not a game intended for children. Violence, for instance, while being rare (the main focus of the game is delivering narrative) can become quite graphic and brutal, even for seasoned veterans of violent games, there are many occasions where the characters use strong amounts of profanity (f-bombs do come up), there are a few minor occasions of drinking and one instance where a character is drunk, and some small and minor sexual references. However, the main character Lee is a very positive role model. He is a convicted murder, but don't let that throw you off. He readily admits that what he did was wrong and redeems himself by becoming the vigilant protector of his group and often puts himself in harms way to protect the ones he loves. All in all it is a fantastic game and if you feel your child is mature enough to handle it than it is a must buy game.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byCheesewhiz December 16, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

A deeply emotional game that makes you really take into consideration your character's actions.

If you only read the "What Parents need to know" part of the review, this game may sound like a simple zombie thrill kill game, which it really is not. The game has killing zombies of course, but the game is all about the story. The violence can be over the top and very shocking, but the cartoon graphics tone it down a little. Just a little. Giving the game a 1 out of 5 for Positive Messages and Positive Role Models is a major mistake, mainly because the role model of the main character is decided by your actions. Since I never took the worst possible path, I don't know how bad it can get, but in my playthrough the main character was a more than decent role model. As for the messages, they can get a bit mixed, considering that your character is an ex-con taking care of a young girl he found in an abandoned house. Either way, this game is not intended for young children and for several very good reasons, but if you are a mature person (not in age but just plain and simple maturity) and you love deeply interactive stories with believable characters, and you don't mind a few tears (maybe more) by the end of the story, check this game out, you'll being doing yourself a big favor.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent Written bywalrus13 January 22, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Overblown

this review is greatly overblown. i have played the game and this game teaches kids ethics and decision making skills. sure there is some zombie violence, but they are already dead and are trying to eat you. and about the language, its just words.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent Written byMaaah December 23, 2013
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

Mature 12

My son ( Age 13) really wanted to buy this game. At first glance I said NO! But after some research and looking into it, this game isn't that bad. If you don't like profanity then just turn off the sound and it's no where near as scary! Just remember to think of your kids and tell them to tell themselves that it is only a game and no such thing exists. In the end it has a great storyline and is O.K for a Mature 12.
Parent Written byZebrasareawesome June 5, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Know your child. May be too violent for some

This app is brilliant, well made and you make the choices and control your person. It is just as violent as the show but instead of real effects it's animated. Some drinking right out of the bottle and Lee tries to protect clemintine and bring her to her parents. Very un necessary language. F*ck in almost every sentence. I think a very mature 11 year old could play this game. Know your child... you decide
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byjoshua martinez March 3, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

not for kids.

this adventure horror video game based on the tv series the walking dead is a great video game but only for adults and parents you need to know that the walking dead has plenty of non-stop bloody intense violence filled with blood and gore there's non-stop constant strong language used and some social drinking used such as beer and cigarettes.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 12 year old Written byKüüe February 21, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Just make sure your kids are mature enough.

This game is simply amazing. It is a dark, compelling tale set in a zombie infested state. But this isn't your basic shoot-em-up zombie game, like in Resident Evil and Left 4 Dead. The story takes a darker trail and pulls the emotional plugs of the character. The main character, Lee, is a murder. He is accused of killing the senator who had an affair with Lee's wife. Sure, Lee has a dark past. But after the zombies kicked in, he protected a little girl he found early in the game. If your kids can pick up the undertones of trust and friendship, they should most definitely PLAY THIS GAME.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking