The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episodes 1 & 2 - Ties That Bind

Rating Summary

Based on 83 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 83 critic reviews
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9 / 10
Dec 20, 2016

The New Frontier is off to a great start, and its troubled cast's harrowing journey is just getting started.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is a great new entry in the Telltale franchise. Fans of the series should go into this not expecting much to change in the overall structure of story delivery and setting.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2016

There hasn’t been a better time to start playing Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, and with the addition of group party play, you can also enjoy the story with some friends during the holidays. If you are wondering whether or not you should jump into the game despite not having played the last two games, I’d certainly recommend it. Unlike some of the episodes in previous seasons, there wasn’t a moment I found myself waiting for particular boring sections to end. The storytelling pacing in these premiere episodes has been perfect. If Telltale manage to maintain this level of quality, this could end up becoming the best season of The Walking Dead yet.

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90 / 100
Dec 23, 2016

A New Frontier, despite its name, really is sticking with what’s worked before, and it’s not made to convert.

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Dec 22, 2016

If "Ties That Bind" is any indication of the level of acting, pacing, and writing to be seen this season, fans can rest assured that The Walking Dead will remain high atop their must-play lists.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2016

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier deserves to be played by everyone that enjoys a well-written plot.

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4.5 / 5.0
Dec 21, 2016

Ties That Bind Part I was the perfect way for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier to start. It reintroduced us to grown-up Clementine, provided ample time for us to get to know Javier and the rest of his group, and gave us plenty of moments for us to decide what kind of a guy we wanted him to be.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2016

The Ties That Bind Parts One and Two are the best episodes in the series to date. Whether you’re a returning fan or brand new to The Walking Dead: The Telltale series, I highly recommend that you play this game today!

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9 / 10
Dec 20, 2016

A New Frontier is shaping up to be a brilliant season, and I can’t wait to see how Episode 3 pans out.

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9 / 10
Feb 2, 2017

That’s as fast as I’ll go for the story of this pair of episodes that get Season 3 started in the right direction. Rest assured that Clementime has some great moments in this new season, and that the updated Telltale Games engine makes this the best looking The Walking Dead release from the beloved studio. If you’ve already completed the first two seasons in the game (and Michonne), then you’ve been anxiously waiting for this new release and are probably almost done with both episodes. But if you’re new to the series, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is still a good point from which to experience The Walking Dead universe. I highly recommend that you play this one on PS4 right away so that you’re ready for the third episode which will be releasing soon.

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