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The Walking Dead: 400 Days Review
Posted on July 22, 2013 by Oscar Gonzalez

I know why you’re reading this review. You’re wondering whether The Walking Dead:  400 Days is going to give you that much needed hit of emotion that made The Walking Dead game so beloved. You want to know whether it’s worth the $5. The short answer is yes, it’s worth the money. The long answer is that it is worth it, but don’t expect the same emotional rollercoaster that you had with the original game.

RETURN TO THE DEAD

Back in to Hell - It’s strange how you can miss such a depressing place like the world of The Walking Dead. After being so emotionally shattered with The Walking Dead season 1, why would you want to go back? The answer is that because you were emotionally shattered.

In 400 Days, you're back into the world of The Walking Dead controlling five different characters who are at different point of the zombie apocalypse. Vince, a criminal on the way to jail, has his story taking place only 2 days after the start of the zombie outbreak. Wyatt’ story happens 41 days in the outbreak where him and a buddy trying to make an escape from someone that’s chasing them down.  Russell is hitchhiking and gets picked up by a man who has his own rules of survival at 184 days into the outbreak. Day 220 has you follow Bonnie who is trying to survive with a group of survivor. Then at day 236/259, you meet Shel who is part of a survivor group that has made a nice, comfortable place for themselves so they must be ok…right?  

Although the stories are maybe a half hour long, each one has a situation that will pull at your heartstrings. You’ll once again be forced to make some tough decisions. Being that the periods of time are so spread out, Telltale does a great job of showing you how a few months can make a difference on the human spirit and psyche. It’s short, but the story arc for each character is an emotional rollercoaster, albeit a short ride.

Keep an Eye Open - Those that are Walking Dead fanatics will notice some Easter Eggs here and there. Not only will you notice hints on how all the stories tie together when playing the game, but if you have a good memory, you’ll notice some hints about the season 1 of The Walking Dead game. Telltale has also said that 400 Days does have some ties to the second season so you may want to keep replaying the game so you can spot those references. 

THE STUMBLING DEAD

Show Don’t Tell - In each of the characters' stories, there are times when certain plot points are said rather than being shown. I understand that this DLC is just a taste of a full game, but even some sort of flashback would have been ideal. You're left with some questions, and more importantly, you don't feel the full ramifications of the choices you made. For example, one choice I made ended up causing the death of several people. I didn't realize this until the very end where it was quickly mentioned. That should have made me feel some sort of sadness yet I really can’t feel sorrow when the effects of my decision were revealed so flippantly. 400 Days is an emotional rollercoaster, but it could have been just heart wrenching if certain situations were played out rather than spoken about.





As I mentioned earlier, The Walking Dead:  400 Days is taste of The Walking Dead game. It’ll take about 2-3 hours to beat and you will have reason to go through it again. Even though it could have been more emotional, for $5 you simply can’t go wrong with this DLC if you’re a fan of the game.  

This review was based on the PC version of the game with a review code provided by the publisher.*

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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