Skybound Games is back to give us the definitive collection of all The Walking Dead on PS4. Learn more about this must-have release in our The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series review!
If you’ve never played a season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, then you’re in for a treat! Skybound Games has given us a truly definitive collection of the entire series with all four seasons and the Michonne mini-series wrapped in a package that is hard to resist at only $49.99 for what is pretty much over 50 hours of content to play. The Walking Dead on PlayStation 4 is a series based on the beloved and very popular The Walking Dead comic book series, giving us a new story to follow that hits some of the beats seen in the comic book, as well as on the TV series.
Every game in this collection is part of the point and click genre and, as the name suggests, you’ll be pointing with an on-screen cursor and clicking on things and characters to learn valuable information, collect items, and interact with other characters. As you play you will get different dialogue options to choose from while interacting with other people, and the choices you make can and will impact how the rest of your story develops. Some of the characters will remember the things you’ve said and the choices you’ve made, and this will change how they act around you in the future.
The previous seasons in the series had already received a round of graphical enhancements from Telltale Games in the previously available collection from a couple of years ago, but The Telltale Definitive Series goes one step further by bringing the excellent Graphic Black art style introduced in The Final Season and applying it to every other series. This makes everything look and feel better, helping all locations, items, and characters pop more, looking as if they were ripped straight from the comic book page.
While you can play any of the seasons right from the start, if you’re new to the series I do suggest that you start with the first season so that you can follow Clementine’s journey from when she was a young eight year old girl who had Lee to protect her and show her how life would be in their new reality, all the way up to her becoming the one taking care of someone else, caring for Alvin Jr. – A.J. – to whom she teaches all the lessons he needs to keep in mind in order to survive in this harsh world.
Along with including every single season and mini-series in the Telltale Games repertoire of The Walking Dead releases, you get a ton of bonus content, making this the definitive version of the entire series. There is a new short documentary on how The Final Season was brought back from the dead by Skybound, as well as developer commentary on each of the four main seasons. There’s also a character viewer that allows you to see every character in each of the seasons, reviewing their outfits, animations, and voice lines. You also get an art gallery featuring some great looking concept art for each of the seasons. The final piece of bonus content is a music player where you can enjoy over 40 tracks from the entire series.
This collection also includes a new trophy list so that trophy hunters can aim at getting a new Platinum for their collection. The good news is that no trophy is unmissable, since you will get trophy after trophy by completing each of the episodes in seasons 1 to 4, as well as for completing each episode in The Walking Dead: Michonne. The bad news is that, as you can probably tell from reading the description for the aforementioned trophies, it’s going to take you 50+ hours to see everything the series has to offer, but it’s going to be a great ride.
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series is a must-have for fans of the franchise, as it includes everything that Telltale Games ever did with The Walking Dead, offering a ton of content to play at a great price. For only $49.99 you get all four seasons and the Michonne mini-series, the 400 Days episode that connects two of the seasons, a concept art gallery, a character viewer, a music player, and several behind the scenes videos, making it a must-have for people new to the series and for those of us who have already played all of them, as it’s a great way to revisit the beloved series.
This The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Skybound Games.