The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 3 - Above the Law

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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7.2 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

Despite a lackluster ending to "Above the Law," A New Frontier's third episode kept me invested in Javi's story, if not the plot as a whole. I'm a bit more wary heading into the latter half of the season after the jarring number of character entrances and exits in this episode, but if the strong character work continues, I'm more than willing to roll through the bumps of this mid-season episode. Telltale has found a sharp lens in Javi through which to analyze the ideas of family as bonds we're forced into and choose to make ourselves. And he's a lens, even in the season's weakest moments, I still find myself wanting to help survive.

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

Above The Law has some interesting plot threads, but didn't leave me on the edge of my seat

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6 / 10
Mar 31, 2017

A satisfying story can't make up for the lack of action and interactivity in Above the Law.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

Isn't that why we gravitate towards stories like these? We look for something we can empathize with; we like it when the relatable is juxtaposed against the fantastic. That concept is the basis of good sci-fi/fantasy/horror storytelling, and A New Frontier understands that more than most video games. I'm invested in the story of the Garcia family. I'm excited to see how their drama plays out amidst the backdrop of the zombie apocalypse. If Above the Law is any indication, the next two episodes are going to be something special.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier continues with a great rhythm in its third chapter. Even though it is a transition episode, it answers previous questions and generates more for the future.

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7 / 10
Apr 3, 2017

Short and pretty boring but necessary for what's coming next on The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

It may not have the same levels of engagement as previous episodes, but the character development is on point, and some of the busier moments are delivered with aplomb.

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Mar 28, 2017

Proving that this series can stand alongside its predecessors, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 3 is another fantastic entry from Telltale. The wait was long, but the improvements in story and overall stability were worth it.

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Apr 5, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 3 uncovers the history of David's absence, as well as the secrets of his group, The New Frontier, providing an adequate gaming experience.

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85 / 100
Mar 31, 2017

“Above the Law” is yet another strong installment in one of the most promising seasons Telltale’s had in quite a while. While it won’t win over anyone who’s become jaded by the lack of puzzles, and the romantic arc between Kate and Javi feels more forced than ever, it’s loaded with great action scenes and one of the best new characters the franchise has seen in awhile. If you haven’t picked up this season, now’s the perfect time to do just that.

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