The Walking Dead Game’s Second Episode Critically Praised

Telltale Games has released the much anticipated second episode of its game series based on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead.

Episode Two: Starved for Help is now available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, and on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

PC and Mac versions are also available from the in-game menu.

In the newest installment, players can continue their story based on the decisions they made in Episode One: A New Day.

Episode Two was met with critical praise at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), winning GameSpy’s Best Adventure Game award. nominated Starved for Help for Best Xbox 360 Game, Best PC Game, Best PS3 Game,, Biggest Surprise, and Overall Best Game of Show, saying “…gut-wrenching does not even begin to describe Episode Two.”

Xbox Magazine said Episode Two is “…promising even more intensity than its nerve-jangling predecessor.”

The game’s story centers around Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime of passion, who is trying to survive in the world devastated by the undead. Players experience life-changing events, encounter new and familiar characters, and visit locations that foreshadow the ordeal of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes.

The Walking Dead offers a tailored game experience, in which player actions and decisions affect the course of the story across the entire series.

Starved for Help is the second release in a series of five episodes.

Each episode can be purchased for 400 Microsoft Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, and for $4.99 per episode or as a $19.99 season pass on PlayStation Network.

The Walking Dead is also available as a $24.99 five-episode season pass on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online store and other digital outlets.

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