Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Mobile Games We Want This Year

The Walking Dead

Developer: TellTale Games

Platforms: iOS

Release Date: April 24, 2012 

Much like its console and PC counterparts, the mobile version of TellTale Games' The Walking Dead is a nightmarish procession of moral greys and hard choices. It lacks the dextrous intensity that most zombie games require, but it more than covers that ground with difficult ethical quandries that will either leave you pondering if you made the right choice or mortified because you know you didn't.

This is not a game for the feint of heart; characters who you grow to know and adore can die at any moment - nobody is safe. The best part about it is that often these event unfold due to your decisions, making you painfully aware that all of your actions have consequences.

There are times when the game can be incredibly heartfelt too. Clementine is by far the most realistic depiction of a child in any game to date and when the survivors aren't fleeing the dead or ripping each other apart, some sentimentality can be seen; tragedy can draw us all together as much as it can rip us apart and The Walking Dead never forgets this.

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