After just releasing Episode 1 of The Walking Dead video game free on the iTunes App Store, Telltale Games has released the episode for free on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for a limited time. When the episode first came out, it was selling for 400 Microsoft points, so this is a good chance to pick it up if you were on the fence about it.

"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. "

Episode One Details: The critically acclaimed debut episode of The Walking Dead begins at the outset of the undead apocalypse. Lee Everett awakes into a world collapsing into anarchy as society fails to deal with the undead plague. Seeking refuge, he stumbles upon Clementine, an eight year old girl whose parents are missing. Lee takes Clementine under his wing as they seek safety from the walkers all around them.

Episode Highlights:

    • Meet Glenn before he leaves for Atlanta and eventually meets Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes.
    • Discover Hershel’s Farm; meet Hershel Green and his son Shaun before their barn earns its place in Walking Dead infamy.
    • Form alliances, establish your first camp and live with the profound and lasting consequences of your decisions made in this episode.


Episodes 1 - 5 are available for the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and iOS. For more information on the recently released retail copy of the game, visit our coverage at:

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