The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 4 - Thicker Than Water

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

33%

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

"Thicker Than Water," other than its satisfying ending, is the season's weakest episode yet. Little that precedes the action-packed conclusion feels like it has much, if any, weight to the ongoing story I'm invested in — namely Javi's life and his relationships with Kate, Clem, and David. I'm absolutely on the hook for the season finale after that strong start and thrilling ending — I just wish everything before it hadn't felt so thin.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

Thicker Than Water has tough choices, great relationship building, and shocking twists. It's the best episode this season

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7 / 10
Apr 27, 2017

Storylines finally converge satisfyingly in Thicker Than Water, the penultimate chapter of the New Frontier.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

The more I write about this episode, the less I like it. I actually went back and replayed it to see if the ending could be influenced by the player in any way (it can't), which certainly did Thicker than Water no favors. One disappointing episode isn't enough to write off the whole season quite yet, but I'm certainly less excited for the finale than I was this time last month.

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8.6 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

This fourth episode of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is, probably, the best so far. Very fast paced and with an outstanding ending that prepares the player for an epic ending of the season.

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6 / 10
Apr 28, 2017

An episode that feels way too flat and uninteresting.

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Apr 24, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 4 is a bit of a mistep for this promising series. It's not a bad episode, but it does feel like just a small stepping stone to the finale. It also has some story and technical problems that make the whole thing feel a bit rushed compared to the previous episodes. The finale could be great, but this episode does little to enhance the excitement.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

There's no denying Episode Four does the series justice, and the finale has been set up brilliantly.

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May 1, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 4, Thicker than Water, sees a return to the twists and turns, conflicts, and high drama the series is known for.

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75 / 100
May 4, 2017

Many of the season's problems remain in episode four – Thicker Than Water, but this installment does improve on many of its storytelling segments. There are still problems regarding relationships that you might not want, but the choices that you do get to make feel more important than they have in a while. While devoid of puzzles, the incredible ending has me eagerly waiting for the final episode.

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