02 The Walking Dead
Format Xbox 360 | Release 2012 Telltale’s TheWalkingDead will go down as one of the best character-driven games ever made. Through the course of five intense episodes the relationship between the main character, Lee, and the young girl he’s sworn to protect, Clementine, grows in a believable way. Initial distrust and caution, on the part of Clementine, gives way to reliance and complete trust, but more importantly friendship. Which is why the ending is so gutwrenching. Preparing Clementine for an unknown and dangerous future becomes a personal goal for the player. Without spoiling the ending for those that haven’t actually played it yet, it’s safe to say that the conclusion of the game will live with you for a long time.