The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1

Rating Summary

Based on 60 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 60 critic reviews
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85 / 100
Aug 14, 2018

Since its debut, Telltale's The Walking Dead has captivated audiences with its incredible writing, consequential system, and complicated characters. The Walking Dead: The Final Season opens strong by providing a new set of characters and focusing on setting up a premise instead of providing polarizing choices. After a shocking finale Done Running has started off Clementine's final adventure with something that will delight newcomers and shock veterans.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

Done Running sets the scene for a season none of us are really ready to finish. We ‘raised’ this scared young girl into a strong, independent mother through one impossible decision after another. And while Episode One never truly puts us on the spot until the bitter end, there’s an impending sense of dread that worse moments are inevitable, but they will almost certainly lead to some of the series’ finest

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9 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

If you've enjoyed the stories of Telltale's games up until now but have found yourself growing weary at the lack of evolution in gameplay, then The Walking Dead: The Final Season is just the game to bring you back into the fold.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

In the end, The Walking Dead: The Final Season is truly the start of the end. For there only being four episodes for this last season, each episode will be extra chunky with story and gameplay as we start reaching the deadline of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series.

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70 / 100
Aug 22, 2018

This is a very slow episode for most of its main acts, but thanks to the shocking final act, it ends up being a worthy addition to the Telltale Walking Dead franchise.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

The first episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season is exactly what the series needed to remind people why it was such a success back in 2012.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

Just from the first episode is impossible to know the layout for the final season. Done Running gives players a taste of its new graphical style, collectibles and introduces an array of secondary characters, most of which probably won’t survive to see the finale. Done Running is just a taster of what’s to come, and we’re hungry for more.

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Mehdi Eftekhari
7.4 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2018

It is still too early to come into a sure conclusion and we must wait to see what telltale has planned for the next episodes. However, alas first episode could not live up to the expectations, but has show that TellTale has still some life in it and can still make good games. First episode of TWD: TFS is the start of the road for TellTale to bring back its lost dignity.

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8 / 10
Aug 14, 2018

The premiere of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is a slow burn to set up new relationships and help you decide what kind of maternal figure you want to be for AJ. The last thirty minutes does pick up into a thunderous and gloomy ending that sets into motion the next three episodes fantastically though, and I can’t wait to see Clementine and AJ’s journey through to the finish.

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8 / 10
Aug 15, 2018

The focus on a younger, much more adaptable generation of survivor seems a fitting plot to kick off The Walking Dead: The Final Season. With AJ learning the ropes of how to adapt with his peers and Clementine’s life experiences set up to be put to the test, it looks to be a promising farewell for the popular corner of the franchise.

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