The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1

Rating Summary

Based on 60 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 60 critic reviews
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Aug 13, 2018

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode One's endearing characters and lovely cliffhanger ending have me eagerly anticipating what's coming next, like any good Telltale game of old. But its better camera, updated presentation, and deeper gameplay mechanics have me interested in whatever new things the studio is cooking up after it puts Clementine's story to rest.

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Aug 13, 2018

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1 is a near-perfect opener for this latest series. It lives up to the lofty expectations set by its predecessors, while also evolving the formula that had grown stale as of late.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

The debut episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is one of Telltale Games' best efforts in quite some time. It builds its cast of likeable new characters with uncommon skill, lets you feel a glimmer of hope, and then tears it all down in devastating fashion. I'm afraid of what might come next for Clementine and AJ, but I can't look away…The Final Season has already sunk its teeth into me.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

Combined with genuinely shocking moments that I would have the heart to spoil here, The Walking Dead: The Final Season is already off to an incredibly promising start, even when I know that its ending will surely be hard to swallow. The Clementine that I know and loved from The Walking Dead's first season is very different now, and I can't wait to see how her story ends.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

I'll be the first to admit, the last couple of seasons of The Walking Dead weren't nearly as strong as the first. Finally, it seems, Telltale Games has figured out how to send the series off with a bang. It's still in the early days, but this first episode will have fans chomping at the bit to see how their choices affect others, and of course if Clementine and AJ will make it out alive. The Walking Dead: The Final Season is a great start, and is hopefully a sign that fans will receive the finale the series deserves.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

The Walking Dead: The Final Season's first episode, Done Running, shows that Telltale can still tell fantastic stories while adding in new gameplay elements.

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9 / 10
Aug 19, 2018

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1: Done Running lays down a strong foundation for upcoming events of the season, although it focuses strongly on re-establishing past events and linking them to current ones. It ends on a strong cliffhanger that is going to make the wait until next month's release really hard. The story delivery is the strongest seen so far, with improved presentation and voice acting being as good as ever. Now, if only Telltale would release the previous seasons on Switch with just as much care as it poured into this port, hopefully with shorter load times in those cases since they are older titles, then that would be perfect.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2018

After a long time, The Walking Dead series has finally recieved the long waiting worthy sequel. passing beyond the slightly well made 2nd season and the mediocre third one, The Final Season prepares you for the grand finale; Will Clementine survive through the future hardships? What will happen to AJ? All will eventually be revealed

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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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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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