“Walking Dead: The Game” By TellTale Inc
Cost: Free, as of December 26. $14.99 for episodes 2-5 in App Store
A lot of you might have heard of Walking Dead because it’s been added in everyone’s game of the year shortlist for 2012. Well, it’s with good conviction. Following the same back-story as the hit TV show, the game sets you in a realistic, post-apocalyptic present-day town in Georgia. But what could make a point-and-click, moral-based game so addictive and great? The story.
TellTale took the grimy world of the Walking Dead and illustrated it into a poignant and scary adventure, parallel with the show’s season one. You care about the characters, you consider all objectives before reacting, and the graphics mirror comic book art, both crisp and colorful. You won’t want to put the game down.