The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 2: Give No Shelter

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The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 2: Give No Shelter is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 38 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Mar 29, 2016
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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 2, 2016

While the presentation continues to go from strength to strength, almost everything else falls spectacularly flat.

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Scored Reviews

9 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2016

Give No Shelter starts out fast and doesn't quit, leaving me at a loss for words as the credits rolled. Episode Three will be interesting for sure.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 4, 2016

As Michonne continues to struggle with her ghosts she often has to deal with flashbacks, giving the player glimpses of her old life.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2016

The second episode of Michonne’s story improves on the first, but the same old Telltale technical issues lurk like a herd of walkers in the shadows.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 8, 2016

Michonne’s second solo outing finally gets down to business.

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PushStartPlay
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2016

Michonne is a fighter and a mother, but how can a mother fight for everyone she cares about, when everyone she truly loves have gone?

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Impulsegamer
4.3 / 5.0
4.3 / 5.0
Apr 20, 2016

Whatever your viewpoint on its faster pacing and shorter duration, Give No Shelter and the choices it presents the player as Michonne lead to one hell of a ride many will be divided on, but undeniably intrigued, by for the final episode.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2016

Overall I liked this episode much more than the first. It was exciting, I had a moment of shock, I felt angry, I felt hatred, I felt more feelings in this episode then anything the first provided. Maybe that’s how it was planned from the start? Though it feels like it’s building up to a final showdown and the anticipation for the third and final episode in the miniseries is dreadful.

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ThisGenGaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2016

Episode 2 of The Walking Dead: Michonne does an excellent job at improving upon the foundations set by the first. While the reoccurring graphical glitches that are common with Telltale games still make an appearance, the episode is so immersive and intense that they are only a minor nuisance in an otherwise great game. Episode 2 leaves me thoroughly excited for the final episode and that’s a testament to the work and improvements made by Telltale with this second episode.

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Gamers FTW
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2016

Give No Shelter is a fantastic episode that more than makes up for the series’ disappointing premiere and sets things up nicely for next month’s finale. It’s got a great opening section, some of the most intense scenes ever delivered by Telltale, and a bunch of twists and turns to keep things interesting. If you’ve played the first episode and you’re not sure about wanting to give the series a second chance, I implore you to try this one and see for yourself why Telltale is one of the best storytellers in the business

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NZGamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Michonne offers an intriguing perspective on the overcooked zombie apocalypse theme.

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne's second episode, "Give No Shelter," manages to give a bit more insight into our protagonist's past and motivations, even if it still feels like we've been down this road before.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 31, 2016

At the end of it all, however, episode 2 of The Walking Dead: Michonne is brutal and unforgiving in all the best ways. Our heroine struggles not just in her present predicament, but also in the past with the loss of her family.

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TrueAchievements
Apr 6, 2016

This has set the scene for a potentially exciting finale, so let's just hope that the wait will be worth it.

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We Got This Covered
Apr 6, 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 2 – Give No Shelter is a definite step up from the first episode in every way, with a short length and isolated technical issues being its only notable missteps. Here's hoping for an equally satisfying conclusion.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 2, 2016

“Give No Shelter” still doesn’t do much to stand out among everything else in The Walking Dead’s universe, but it does make a more compelling case for its main character’s struggle.

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Pixel Dynamo
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2016

Give No Shelter uses its strong narrative to focus on what makes The Walking Dead more than a horror story: the human condition. The external struggles between Michonne and Monroe are secondary to the internal struggles Michonne faces herself.

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Everyeye.it
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2016

The second episode of this short spin-off is a little better than the debut one. In the first half of Give No Shelter there's some rushed moments and a pinch of groundless fan-service, but after that the story finally thickens. Let's wait for the last chapter and hope for the best.

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IGN
7.2 / 10.0
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Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2016

Michonne is undoubtedly a strong star, but the rest of the characters fall short as a supporting cast — they’re mostly backdrops and mirrors for Michonne to look into. It doesn’t hurt her character development, but it takes some of the emotion out of otherwise-powerful scenes that clearly affect Michonne deeply. Going into the third and final episode, those characters and the story overall have a chance to go in a more interesting direction, but for now, Michonne must carry it all.

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2016

The Walking Dead Michonne Episode 2 Give No Shelter definitely feels like an improvement over the first episode at first glance, thanks to a much faster and action packed experience. Unfortunately, little development for new character and villains prevent it from actually being better than the previous episode. Both episodes have some very good features and a few flaws, so only Episode 3 will allow us to pass a final judgement on the whole series.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 5, 2016

This episode seems a slight disappointment on the first, mostly due to the narrative hand-holding.

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High-Def Digest
Mar 31, 2016

This miniseries is moving forward very quickly, packing more action in two short episodes than a typical Telltale season gets in the same amount of time. It might seem as though that pace is too rapid for any chance at real characterization, but that isn’t the case. In 'Give No Shelter,' nearly all of the fat has been stripped away from the supporting cast to make way for Michonne, and the series is all the better for it.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2016

Michonne as a character and excellent action sequences keep this second episode together, though barely. Hopefully Telltale have something much bigger and better planned for the conclusion of this miniseries.

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TrustedReviews
Mar 30, 2016

This is a strong second episode with plenty to offer The Walking Dead fans, but it does nothing to battle any criticisms you might have of Telltale’s handling of interaction, nor any concerns you have about the length of each instalment. Play it for Michonne, the strong atmosphere and the drama, but don’t expect a game that challenges you on any other level.

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Game Revolution
Apr 15, 2016

Only one episode remains. The last few minutes of episode two work terrifically, putting all the pieces in place. Without giving too much away, a showdown is on the horizon. Here’s hoping Michonne’s short time with Sam and her family delivers a memorable finale.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 30, 2016

Give No Shelter is another good episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne that showcases some slight improvements and sets the stage for a potentially great showdown, but still suffers from a few cliches and an all-too-short length that leaves you demanding more. Will the third episode provide a stronger conclusion that makes the game as a whole worth it all? We’ll find out, but for now, it’s still suggested that you wait for this season to wrap up.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2016

As a sidestory in the matter of all things The Walking Dead, “Something to Fear” brings some needed improvements to the series’ pace while also adding some truly action-packed decisions needing to be made, bolstered by the continually strong presence of Michonne as the miniseries’ main character. However, The Walking Dead: Michonne continues to suffer in other ways with a supporting cast that doesn’t quite measure up to the same level or quality as Michonne, and a story that cuts deep with tension, but still feels like it could use a little bit more heft in its impact.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 2, 2016

The first episode lacked that special something to elevate it to memorable status and comparable to the best Telltale has previously produced. At first, this second episode seems to suffer from the same flaws, but, thankfully, as the episode progresses and builds to its superb climax, it begins to turn that around. The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 2: Give No Shelter shows that Telltale may be able to salvage this series… now to see if it can pay off in the finale.

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RPG Fan
65%
65%
Mar 30, 2016

More of the same just isn't good enough.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2016

In a season consisting of five or more episodes, a transitional, table-setting tale like Give No Shelter would theoretically justify itself. But with just one more chapter left, it feels like there should be more here. Despite that, I do have faith that the finale will tie it all together neatly.

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Explosion Network
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 2, 2017

Full of characters I really don't care about. If every character that's been introduced in this series dies by the end, I seriously couldn't care.

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Game Rant
Mar 31, 2016

The second episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne continues where the first episode left off, but delivers less of a consistent experience than the season premiere.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2016

A 90-minute action sequence that fails to live up to the promise of the first episode’s ending

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Gameplanet
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne's second episode features cinematic combat sequences and fascinating flashback scenes, but it is let down by uninteresting characters and scenarios. The game’s final episode has a lot of heavy lifting to do.

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PC Invasion
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 31, 2016

This second, short, episode in Telltale’s latest Walking Dead series continues to be a fairly engaging study of Michonne’s character, but struggles to generate much attachment to the other players in its familiar tale of capture-and-pursuit.

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Gamers Heroes
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 8, 2016

The second episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne seems like a step back from the original episode, as well as its source material. Its miniseries format is just not proving to be conducive for a fleshed out tale where your choices matter. Hopefully Michonne will pull through and wow gamers and fans alike come Episode 3.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 30, 2016

Along with the usual technical problems, The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 2 'Give No Shelter' adds on many issues of its own. At just over an hour, the episode is woefully short, but the story isn't even engaging enough to make it worthwhile for that short amount of time. Despite having a fan favorite character, and a very different setting, this game follows the same formula that we've seen from the entire franchise for years. The finale has a lot to accomplish if it wants to redeem this unfortunately disappointing effort.

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