April 27th 2012 6:00 am PT

Arcade: The Walking Dead

The Walking DeadContent: The Walking Dead
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Episode one of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. A tailored game experience – actions, choices and decisions you make will affect how your story plays out across the entire series. Additional episodes available as downloadable content.

Add the game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous

    Time for some killing of the undead!

  • http://twitter.com/hekate180 Emma (Hekate180)

    Nerd joy overload, thanks !

  • Konrad Halabuda

    is this season pass like on other platforms?

    • http://twitter.com/monkeytommo Thomas Ryan

      It looks like it’s only episode 1. So, I’m guessing it will be 400 points over the course of the 5 episodes… 2500 in total! I finished Episode one on PC, it’s fun, but only lasted about an hour.  Still, it’s setting up for a great story, and some of the kills are… sick! haha

      • Konrad Halabuda

        kinda sucks pc and ps3 get a good deal and a free theme     i love xbox but now fell jibbed. . . gonna ps3 it me thinks 

        • Lee Rayson

          a free theme………how often do you change your theme anyway? i bene on xbox since 2007 and eventhough i like “free” but i still use the default theme

          • Anonymous

             I have to agree. Themes are pretty pointless since it doesn’t even affect half the screen now.

          • Anonymous

             I change mine every few months. Haven’t purchased one in ages though.

            I’ve just been using the various ones I’ve acquired over the years.

          • Russell Gorall

            Yeah, but a theme on the XMB for Playstation covers it all… and it probably moves. I agree free themes on this console are a ripoff.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

        400 x 5 = 2000. Unless there’s an extra add-on that’s being released sometime, that I missed?

      • Anonymous

        Exactly my thoughts 400 msp = 1 hour tthen 2000 msp = 5 hours of gameplay. I see what they did here… An amazing way to sell us a brief (yet good) game 800 msp more expensive than it should be.

        No great value for your money if you asked me. See how about the same theme (zombies), game lifespan and file size (about 2 Gb) was sold to us at 400 msp/800msp back at the day capcom released the Dead Rising XBLA titles.

        1200 msp should be its grand total pricetag, or at least season pass’ price (since it has to be cheaper buying stuff in one go instead of buying part of the product and have the “may/may not purchase next episode” window opened.

        That is on regular basis. considering capcom’s example it should be like all 5 eps. in one game for 800msp cause if you asked me, it smells like a game splitted in 5 more than something “episodic”

        • http://twitter.com/CheekyLee Lee Weedall

          On Steam, the season pass costs £20.99. 2000 MS points cost £17.00. As far as I can tell, XBox is the cheapest way to play. (Assuming, of course, that all episodes are at 400 points. They probably won’t be.)

          • Russell Gorall

            400 MS Points are five dollars here, 5×5=25. 

            This is no deal for me, and unAmerican.

          • Anonymous

            $25 is still less than £21 since the exchange is (approx) $3 to £2.

  • Anonymous

    In Germany The Walking Dead is available on steam and ps net. But why not on xbla ? I was really looking forward to play it on xbox :( Do you have any infos major ?

    • http://twitter.com/defyce Daniel

      yep, too bad… Has the Major any ideas?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000109850533 Marco Augsburg

       I Hope the Game comes too Germany on XBLA. I understand not why the Game is im German Marketplace on PSN? I’m angry!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE3YA3SJVSTERSWY7743R2I62I Michael

    good game. already done with 1st playthrough. going to play through again to see what happens with different choices

  • Lee Rayson

    Downloading it.
     @majornelson:disqus  is there a reason we are getting games on Fridays too? i notice we even get DLC any day of the week now.


    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      There have been so many XBLA titles coming out that releasing too many on Wednesday crowds out titles. By adding Friday to the schedule it gives titles a chance to shine on their own. Also not a bad strategy to release a new title for people to play over a weekend.

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Lot’s of games in progress…so the team decided to released on a Friday when they can

      • Anonymous

        From Dan Amrich’s song, “You Gotta Learn to Spell,”  “Sometimes S does not need an apostraphe.”  =)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4Z6CZZIH5IT7Y2275HM2XJKQA ryan

          “apostrophe”  Grammar police of the world please hear me now!  If you are going to correct somebody, please do not misspell a word in your own submission.  Thanks

          • Anonymous

            Very funny actually!  Thanks!  Fixed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lachlan-MacDougall/708064267 Lachlan MacDougall

        I’m wondering if you guys can do something about the “New Releases” section for Add-On’s I hate trying to find out whats new and scrolling through 15 new rock bands songs and their trial versions… 

  • Joshua Wenham

    arghhh not available in Australia it seems, Walking Dead is my favorite :(

  • Charles Addington

    How quickly can this be beat?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE3YA3SJVSTERSWY7743R2I62I Michael

      about an 1 hour 30 min tops.

    • http://twitter.com/JsinChaos Jsin

      took me little over 2 hours talked to everyone checked out everything

  • http://twitter.com/IllIIllIIlIIl Oliver Castellanos

    Going to give this a try, thanks for the heads up major.

  • http://twitter.com/ForNowAlexander Alexander DudokdeWit

    When is the next episode out?

    • ElektroDragon

      One new episode every month.

  • ElektroDragon

    Gonna wait till this is sold as a bundle at a discount.

  • ryder4life22187

    i will say it is a little slow in the very beginning i almost quit as it wasn’t interesting but it dose pick up after you encounter the first zombie.

  • ElektroDragon

    I bought this on PS3.  Why?  Full platinum trophy compared to maximum 500 gamerscore on the 360.  If you have both consoles, you’d be nuts to buy this on 360.

    • ryder4life22187

       LMAO your gonna buy a game on PS3 just to have platinum trophy support. Who cares about trophy’s and gamerscore a game is a game. I didn’t have any gamerscore on my NES nor did i have it on my gamecube doesn’t mean i won’t play em still.

      • ElektroDragon

        If you don’t care about achievements or gamerscore, you might as well save money by being a PC gamer. Seriously.

        • Anonymous

          LOL, GTFO! 

          • ElektroDragon

             Wow, what a nasty bunch you all are.

  • http://twitter.com/FatherRandolph Tyler Hart

    Will there be a season pass like ps3 and computer have or are we stuck buying each individually

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

    Haha :P 

  • http://engadgetsucks.wordpress.com/ Don’t Really Care

    Its a $5 Choose Your Own Adventure.  Quick Time Events.  No puzzle solving, ‘exploration’ is superficial, etc.

    Not saying anything positive or negative about it, just saying what it is.

  • Nick Ogborne

    LIVE: 400 msp x 5 = 2000 msp ~ $28 and no season pass
    PSN : Season pass $20 ..

    Guess which console is going to get my money, unless you know something we don’t…

  • Anonymous

    Thouroughly enjoyed this. I’ll be picking up the future episodes if they maintain the quality found in this episode. The cell shaded graphics portray the comic book quite well and the story, dialogue and choices are all very reminiscent of the comic book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fantahs Zizics Fanta László

    one episode per month? what can i do when i played out the EP1. sitting in the main screen? wtf…