6 Games Like The Walking Dead: Season One [Recommendations]

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Telltale Games has become a rising star studio in the game world as of late. Producing some great titles as of late, their success comes from simple to play games that have a lot of narrative depth and plenty of choice altering gameplay. However, one of Telltale Games most popular titles, and are focus here on Honey’s Anime today, is The Walking Dead: Season One title where their popularity really started. Thus you know what happens when we look at a particular game, that’s right we’re making a list. This is 6 Games Like The Walking Dead: Season One.

Now for a title to earn the right to be here on such an epic list, it needs to have accomplished several actions first. Narrative, simplified adventure like gameplay and plenty of branching paths needs to be implemented in a video game like The Walking Dead: Season one. For us here at Honey’s Anime to make that a reality, we explored time traveling stories and even becoming an iconic comic book hero. All the titles down below have proved their worth to not just us, but the video game community as a whole. Now then, you don’t need to hit any buttons to continue reading our list, just scroll down and our story will begin.

Similar Games to The Walking Dead: Season One

1. Batman: The Telltale Series

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, iOS
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2016

The Dark Detective makes his debut into a Telltale game with Batman: The Telltale Series. Players control the legendary hero Batman as he solves a new major crime all while being in an original story featuring the iconic characters fans of Batman will love. Taking place over 5 episodes, the usual Telltale Games structure, the decisions made during the several episodes will truly alter Batman’s appearance to the public as well as Bruce Wayne’s own ideals. Fans of Batman lore will love that Telltale Games truly adhered to the comic books in terms of tools Batman uses as well as his martial arts prowess but done in their known way of gameplay. Will Batman be the shining hero or the blood soaked hero? That decision lies upon you.

Maybe you didn’t know but yes, Telltale Games made a Batman video game. The traditional gameplay Telltale Games is known for returns allowing almost anyone to easily pick up and play Batman: The Telltale Series. There are plenty of reasons to love Batman: The Tale Series if you love The Walking Dead: Season One as all the staples of that game are implanted in Batman’s newest story. What we here at Honey’s Anime truly loved about Batman: The Telltale Series is the sheer amount of choices that greatly affect Batman’s adventure that leaves for many reasons to replay the game after completion. If you love The Walking Dead: Season One’s multiple approaches to its story, you’ll find no reason to feel differently towards Batman: The Telltale Series.

BATMAN- The Telltale Series- World Premiere Trailer | PS, PS3 (Official Trailer)


2. Heavy Rain

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2010

Four characters will have their lives colliding together all surrounding a serial killer known as The Origami Killer. Ethan Mars a grieving father, Scott Shelby a Private Eye, Norman Jayden a FBI Agent, and Madison Paige a striving photojournalist all will find their lives affected by a series of events outside their control. While each deals with their various issues, their lives will change according to the player’s input. Unlike most titles, if one of these four souls dies, the game will continue on but their lack of a presence will be felt on the narrative. What happens will be on your shoulders, every choice indeed has a consequence in Heavy Rain.

The Walking Dead: Season One is all about choices changing narrative greatly. All too similarly, Heavy Rain follows this theme strongly. Players navigate around the world in a third person perspective, like The Walking Dead: Season One, but where the game truly shines is when narrative choices pop up. Players are timed to react to events and failure or poor decisions will greatly affect the character’s tale moving onward. If you truly love the immense feeling of controlling a story with so much detail, we highly recommend giving Heavy Rain a try. We do also recommend the PS4 version as it strengthens the graphics and animations.

Heavy Rain- Launch Trailer | PS4 (Official Trailer)


3. Life Is Strange

  • System/Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Square Enix, Feral Interactive
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2015

What would you do if you could alter time? Maxine Caulfield or known simply as Max is your typical high school girl struggling to find herself in the sea of personalities. One day while in the bathroom contemplating her own life, she witnesses a murder take place but somehow find herself reversing time to a prior moment. Now able to rewind time Max finds herself looking at a new world of possibilities helping people and avoiding drama. However, little does Max know that her powers will be used to stop a much greater issue than just handling the typical school yard bully and how strange life can truly be.

Dontnod Entertainment created an amazing video game with Life Is Strange. The concept of how it feels to be that awkward high schooler is something many of us here at Honey’s Anime can fully understand all too well. Life Is Strange follows Max as she begins to use her time rewinding powers for various tasks that affect her tale as well as the several characters that reside in Max’s life. Similar to The Walking Dead: Season One, players will find that simple choices such as talking to a character at an opportune moment or not can affect a later response from them. With a very unique style, a truly dark story and some simple gameplay mechanics, Life Is Strange earns the right to be here on our 6 Games Like The Walking Dead: Season One list. Won’t lie, would be very interesting to see what we could do differently in high school with rewinding powers.

Life is Strange- Trailer (Official Trailer)


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4. The Wolf Among Us

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android, iOS, PC
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2013

Based on the Fables graphic novels, The Wolf Among Us aims to tell a prequel story. Players take the role of Bigby Wolf or better known as the former Big Bad Wolf. The residents of Fabletown rely on Bigby as he is the Sheriff of Fabletown and while he may be tough, he clearly is fair according to most. After having an incident with an intoxicated woodman and prostitute, it seems as if it’s just another day of being Sheriff. However, when the woman’s severed head is left in front of Bigby’s place, the big bad wolf may find his older methods of being might be necessary.

Once more Telltale Games blows us away with The Wolf Among Us, a spin on the Fables series. Don’t fret though if you’ve never read Fables as The Wolf Among Us needs no prior knowledge to enjoy the story. Taking control of Bigby players will walk around and explore various areas of Fabletown and make choices that change the narrative of how The Wolf Among Us plays out in this 5 episode series. We really enjoyed the action moments as well, they truly feel incredible and give you the sense of what it would be like to be an intimidating big bad wolf. Telltale games makes some amazing video game series and The Wolf Among Us definitely is one of those. If you’re a fan of anything they have made, even besides The Walking Dead: Season One, you’ll find nothing to dislike about this fairytale story set in a very different world.

The Wolf Among Us- Season Premiere Launch Trailer (Official Trailer)


5. Beyond: Two Souls

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

Jodie Holmes has never been a normal girl. Growing up with her foster parents, Jodie showed that she had strange telepathic abilities and an odd connection to a being known as Aiden. When an incident occurs with a bunch of kids, Jodie’s foster parents end up sending Jodie to a place that can take care of her powers. There Jodie meets Nathan Dawkins and several others as a part of the United States Department of Paranormal Activity. It is here that Jodie will begin her path towards life, but one that many would never see coming.

Beyond: Two Souls has an interesting premise. The fact that Jodie has an extra spirit attached to her is actually very cool and leads to some interesting puzzles to be solved using her powers. Adding to this unique game is that players can bring a friend in for some co-op. The other player takes control of Aiden and helps the main player solve puzzles together which is truly a cool premise. Beyond: Two Souls boasts multiple endings as well based on choices made by the player so trust us you’ll want to go back for more. If you truly loved The Walking Dead: Season One then we fully recommend Beyond: Two Souls.

BEYOND: Two Souls- Launch Trailer | PS4 (Official Trailer)


6. Until Dawn

  • System/Platform: PS4
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2015

Have you ever watched a horror movie and wanted to be able to control who lived and who died? Until Dawn by developer Supermassive Games gives your wish a reality. Several friends decide to meet up with each other, something they have put aside after two of their friends prior disappeared one day. Arriving at a lodge high up a mountain area resort, the friends seem happy despite their own dramas. However, what should have been a fun or joyful reunion shatters upon the friends realizing someone or something who was not invited has come along to harm them…

Until Dawn wraps up our 6 Games Like The Walking Dead: Season One and oh boy we saved the best for last. Until Dawn has players controlling one of the several characters as they try to survive the deadly threats that loom in the mountain. Players will have to react quickly to button prompts to avoid dying but if one of the characters die, the story will shift focus on another. However, by having one character die others will suffer during some sequences and it’s interesting to see what happens. Overall, Until Dawn clearly plays almost exactly like The Walking Dead: Season One in not only aesthetics but also gameplay and you won’t find us having an issue with that in the slightest.

Until Dawn- Launch Trailer | PS4 (Official Trailer)


Final Thoughts

The Walking Dead: Season One was an amazing narrative experience. While it didn’t have a lot of gameplay elements, the many choices and how they impacted the characters really moved our hearts here at Honey’s Anime and few games can do this. Luckily for us, titles like the ones above did an equally good job doing this as well and we hope that applies to you as well. Please if you can leave a comment down below letting us know if you love our list or feel we missed a good game. As always stick to us here at Honey’s Anime and we’ll guide you to some great articles such as this one.

Aaron

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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