It's good to see Clementine again. It's been a while since the apocalypse started, and she's taller, tougher, and a little more aware than I remember her being; I was particularly impressed to be given the option to pull a 'sad face' at one point during this first episode to get something that she needed. It showed a new side to Clem that I wasn't expecting, and I was happy to see that The Walking Dead can still keep me on my toes.

In contrast, the final moments of All That Remains did feel predictable, if only because we all know the format rather well by now. Other than that, however, Telltale seemed very keen to show it still has plenty of teeth. One scene has you stitching a wound on Clementine's arm: let's just say it's not for the faint-hearted among you.

As for the supporting cast, I struggled to really care about the new characters (at least those with two legs) and that's largely because I haven't spent a whole lot of time with them yet. The first season's opening episode had very similar teething problems, and I'm hopeful that I'll soon change my mind and grow to like/hate my latest friends/enemies. There's certainly some interesting stories being hinted at here, regardless.

It's worth noting that your past decisions from Season One and 400 Days shape your experience in some form, but these changes don't appear to be dramatic. In fact, if you've switched platforms or lost your original save file, the game will randomly generate those choices for you, not asking for your input at all. This is disappointing, and carries with it the suggestion that your individual decisions from those past games will not prove overly significant throughout Season Two. I hope this isn't the case.

Everything considered however, All That Remains is a strong return for The Walking Dead, and proves that Clementine was a fantastic choice for this season's protagonist.

Version Tested: PC. Played for 2 hours.

8 / 10

  • Telltale still know how to make you squirm.
  • Clementine rocks it.
  • A few lovely references to past episodes.
  • The ending didn't need to follow last season's format so religiously.

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Woodfella

totally agree about the ending feeling predictable though, all im doing at the moment is thinking about what is gonna happen next. BUT i am determined to ration them.

Disappointing that I've come late to it and no one is talking about it anymore.

Hello!? Guyyyysss!? Anybody wanna chat the walking dead? Bratterz? Anybody?

:'(
Posted 20:40 on 10 September 2014
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Woodfella

Just finished this. I felt a bit uneasy controlling clementine at first, she's always been this other person that you want to protect and you based all your decisions on her.Now she's those things and YOU as well. Do I make decisions based on what I would do or what Clementine would do? Are those the same thing? By the endo of the episode though I'd forgotten about that.You are still making decisions based on clem(you)and I'm pretty sure everyone hates that pregnant lady.

Kinda enjoyed the bit where you're sneaking around the house. And the conversation about Lee over the table.


Dunno how best to play it though. Consecutive days. Leave a week between episodes like a TV show? Tempted to just blow em all in one sitting tbh.
Posted 15:23 on 10 September 2014
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kittykatswell

Wait... So this game has DLC episodes which includes the first one in the Disc? I don't bother to dwell on this game, but I am sorta interested. Is it a DLC ? Or a single disc?
Posted 04:12 on 12 February 2014
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mmarino3471

Xbox 360 4 gig flash memory will not even allow installation of battlefield 4 with out upgrade to Xbox hard drive you can't even use external flash drive to install I want my money back and ea games has all response options blocked at present so when and how do they plan to fix this mess they never stated that on there cover so millions of dollars in sales can't even load up that is so wrong of them to do with all the freezing and offers of double XP for those who log on and free weapons what about us that can't even load up ? Do not wast your money for a game you can't play and once opens stores don't allow a return on trade it fast if you can.
Posted 21:14 on 27 December 2013
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cynicalcookie

they need to get episode 2 of the wolf among us out
Posted 17:19 on 20 December 2013
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fimbo

They really need to sort out the Season 1 to Season 2 choices carry over thing. I hope (as I changed platforms) that the choices from Season 1 will not be important for this current season. Regardless, for a game that relies on narrative and character development so much and uses the idea of players choices having some impact on the game as a core selling point - I can't get my head around not allow us (Mass Effect style) to quickly select our old choices. It's jarring.
Posted 12:54 on 20 December 2013
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Syme

It's interesting at one point I pressed the wrong dialogue option, even though it led to quite a satisfying outcome, I quickly quit and went back because it didn't feel true to my character. As I've seen other reviewers comment "That's now how I raised...myself"

Annoyingly my season 1 saves aren't going to be carried over, because I ordered a disc version of the first series, which turned out to be Region 1. When I got 400 days it wouldn't recognize my save and I had to download the demo from PSN to get it working. So now I hope the decisions aren't too significant because I don't want anything to happen based on a decision I didn't pick in season 1.
Posted 14:09 on 19 December 2013
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Bratterz@ MrScottyTay

" and hopefully there won't be another tragic end "

Uh-oh. I don't think you should have said that...
Posted 08:44 on 19 December 2013
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MrScottyTay

I just finished this myself and it was great, didn't think playing as clementine would be as good as it was, especially since you lose the tension of having to look after her since now you are her and she seems less prone of being 'terminally' harmed in the middle of the action. However I felt it was very refreshing and being able to choose how she remembers Lee is really nice. I can only imagine I'll grow to love this girl even more in the coming episodes and hopefully there won't be another tragic end since I'd love to see her continue in future seasons as watching a girl who is growing up with the apocalypse is very enticing, I want to see where it goes.
Posted 22:33 on 18 December 2013

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The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode One – All That Remains
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The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode One – All That Remains
  • Telltale still know how to make you squirm.
  • Clementine rocks it.
  • A few lovely references to past episodes.
  • The ending didn't need to follow last season's format so religiously.
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Release Date: 01/11/2013
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