Telltale's The Walking Dead was a really important release that had a major impact on the industry. Telltale's focus on narrative and decision-making once again showed that video games could have impactful and emotionally resonant storytelling.
Everyone fell in love with Clementine and were heartbroken when she and Lee's journey came to an end. If you're someone who's looking for the same type of game there are many different games that could scratch that itch. Let's look at 10 games to play if you liked Telltale's The Walking Dead.
10 The Last Of Us
If the thing you loved most about Telltale's The Walking Dead was the relationship between Lee and Clementine, then The Last of Us may be the perfect game for you. It also focuses on the relationship of an older man taking care of a young girl as they try and survive the zombie apocalypse.
The big difference is that The Last of Us is a PlayStation console exclusive with a AAA budget behind it. The story is emotionally gripping and will have you invested within the first 15 minutes. With a sequel on the way in 2020, it may be the perfect time to experience Joel and Ellie's adventure.
9 Until Dawn
People like games for many different reasons, so when the task is to find other titles that may pique the same interest you need to know what hooked that person. If the 'choose your own adventure'-type dialogue featured in many of Telltale's games is your jam then Until Dawn might be a perfect choice for you.
Until Dawn is a narrative horror game where your decisions result in the survival or death of the teen characters trapped at the top of a mountain together. You'll evade the shadows in the dark as you try and survive, Until Dawn.
8 Night In The Woods
Now, Night in the Woods isn't an overtly somber tale that focuses on the apocalypse or a looming danger to the world at large. Instead, it's an intimate story that focuses on people who feel trapped or defined by their small town upbringing.
You play as a woman who recently dropped out of college that returns to her small hometown and discovers that things have drastically changed since she left. Your decisions have an impact on the story and your individual experience throughout, which may resonate extremely well with fans of Telltale's The Walking Dead.
7 What Remains Of Edith Finch
Giant Sparrow released What Remains of Edith Finch in 2017 and ended up winning the award for Best Narrative at The Game Awards for 2017. The game features a unique format where players adventure through an anthology of mini-experiences focused on a specific family.
It's a first-person game with an emphasis on exploration as you try and discover what happened to the members of this family. Edith's family has a curse where everyone but a select individual in every generation dies in strange ways. You must figure out why Edith Finch was chosen as the survivor of her generation.
6 Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Though the themes, setting, and character are nowhere near anything featured in Telltale's The Walking Dead, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice might be the best thing you didn't know you needed. Hellblade is about mental health and the struggle everyone deals with when trying to find a way out of the crippling weight of it all.
The less you know going in the better, but the only thing required is a good pair of headphones and an open heart. Ninja Theory really delivered a unique and emotional experience in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
Undertale is a role-playing game that took the world by storm despite being developed by a single person, Toby Fox. The game has players taking on the role of a child who falls into a secluded region of the Earth called the Underground.
The game drew praise for its characters, narrative, and storytelling which led to it being nominated and winning numerous awards and accolades. Undertale takes many of the classic tropes and patterns players are used to seeing in other role-playing games and turns them on their head in clever and engaging ways.
Campo Santo is a game development studio comprised of former Telltale employees which aren't surprising once you jump into their first release, Firewatch. You play as a new appointment forest ranger who's trying to balance the struggles of learning a new professional with personal issues in their romantic relationship back home.
You explore the area around you while you try and solve several different mysteries you discover along the way. The voice acting and art style are worth the price of admission, despite the narrative conclusion being a bit polarizing.
3 Gone Home
In Gone Home players partake in a first-person narrative adventure where they're exploring their eery and empty childhood home while the rest of the family is out of the house. As Katie, players are tasked with uncovering clues about what happened during her absence from her family.
The game isn't too long, and the surprises and twists you reveal along the way are worth not spoiling. It was the breakout hit for Steve Gaynor and can often be found on sale for a criminally low price. It's a short but sweet experience worth anyone's time with an interest in narrative.
2 Life Is Strange
Life is Strange is a narrative adventure game where you play as Max Caulfield. She's a blossoming photographer at a private art academy that happens to be gifted with the power of time manipulation. The focus of the story revolves around bullying, suicide, loss, grief, and so much more.
Like Telltale's The Walking Dead, there are decisions you make that will change the outcome of the story. Players can actually download the first episode for free on most major platforms to see if the game is right for you.
1 A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Plague Tale: Innocence from developer Asobo Studio, and publisher Focus Home Interactive, was a surprisingly captivating tale that came out of nowhere. The story centers on a young girl and her younger brother as they try and survive a brutal and violent invasion by English forces.
Gameplay has players relying on stealth to avoid engagements with enemy forces considering your only weapon for much of the game is a slingshot. As the story unfolds you'll discover that everything isn't quite what it seems.