The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day Now Available For Free
Written Thursday, October 03, 2013 By Richard Walker
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Seriously, if you haven't played Telltale Games' The Walking Dead yet, 1.) shame on you, and 2.) now is the time to rectify that cardinal sin. The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day is available to download from the Xbox Games Store for free., meaning there's really no excuse not to give it a go.

Telling the first chapter in Lee Everett and Clementine's story, The Walking Dead is a five episode adventure in which you have to make some pretty tough choices. We thought it was pretty damn amazing. You can find out exactly why we thought it was so good in this article.

For now we suggest downloading The Walking Dead Episode 1, post haste. It's free for crying out loud! You can add it to your download queue here.

Meanwhile, Telltale Games' next adventure will be The Wolf Among Us, based upon Vertigo Comics' Fables series. A date for the season premiere of that will be coming soon. Yes.


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Comment #1 by gazmaster1
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:00:15 AM
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A free game on Xbox. Where have I seen that before...

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Comment #2 by Tommycbs
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:00:32 AM
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Already got it, but that's cool for others who have not tried it yet!

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Comment #3 by Zoron
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:04:55 AM
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I thought it was free for months?

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Comment #4 by Opiate42
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:05:39 AM
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If you haven't already played this. DO IT!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!

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Comment #5 by misio666hc
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:13:55 AM
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I was playing this episode for free like 6months ago...

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Comment #6 by Backlashlaze
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:27:28 AM
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Oh, so does that mean that the people who paid for it get a reimbursement? OH WAIT, NO. THAT'D BE TOO FAIR.

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Comment #7 by BigCee
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:37:16 AM
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If I download this, will I get banned for "marketplace theft"

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Comment #8 by gazmaster1
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:43:29 AM
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@7 if the wind blows in the wrong direction and MS feel like it then yes.

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Comment #9 by iBlaise
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:45:44 AM
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Can we get any news about Season 2?? They said it would release Fall 2013, but we have no idea when that is since it's been practically silent since 400 Days came out.

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Comment #10 by MustaPastori
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 10:12:28 AM
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Sure this not an error and MS will not ban anyone jumping on this offer?

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Comment #11 by BenIsJammin138
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 10:29:10 AM
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@9 Season two of the game is definitely not coming out this year. You sure you're not getting confused with the tv show, cos the new season starts this month.

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Comment #12 by ViNyLek
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 10:30:41 AM
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I am pretty sure this was free for a long time and many times before. In any case, how are you to say everyone should try. some ppl might not even like games like that. Don't get me wrong, I loved it, and can't wait for next season, but I know few ppl who couldn't care less about it and that's OK too...

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Comment #13 by Dobermann X
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 11:11:24 AM
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Already got it for free a long time ago, never played it and deleted. I don't care of Zombie games...

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Comment #14 by Dongo 3
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 11:46:27 AM
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@13: Nobody cares that you "don't care of Zombie games." Congrats, you win the award for most pointless forum post on the internet today!

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Comment #15 by Killerchronic
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 11:46:55 AM
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5: you have got to be kidding. Let me guess you also want to be paid back for all the free games we get for having gold now? You paid to play it when you wanted it. Next you'll be telling me all games should be free, cause you know, your entitled right?

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Comment #16 by zeroy042
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 11:47:30 AM
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Great game, little slow, but thats the style... Cant wait for more!

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Comment #17 by Killerchronic
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 11:49:28 AM
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15 was meant to say at 6 not 5.

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Comment #18 by iBlaise
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 12:06:13 PM
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@11 No I mean the game. Telltale initially announced that Season 2 would come out "next fall" (this was during the summertime before 400 Days came out), then GameInformer contacted them to confirm whether they meant Fall 2013 or 2014, and they affirmed they were talking about Fall 2013. Unless there has been some news that I wasn't aware of.

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Comment #19 by iBlaise
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 12:08:04 PM
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Comment #20 by FatalDeathSG45
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 12:53:40 PM
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Already downloaded it earlier this year and loved it. I'm actually waiting for the other 4 episodes to go on sale again. That way, I can get possibly the best game of 2012 for really cheap :)

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Comment #22 by gravelandx88
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 02:00:16 PM
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Correct me if im wrong but hasn't this been free for months?

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Comment #23 by cheevo360
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 02:06:15 PM
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This game is XBLA Game of the Year 2012. So agreed with writer if you haven't play yet then shame on ya cos miss out great title in 2012 (we joke but we begging you get game cos great).

Cannot wait for season 2 of The Walking Dead or carry on for part of last part in May 2013 this year. :)

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Comment #24 by Spazzling
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 02:11:47 PM
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Are the other episodes half price, like the last time ep 1 was free?

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Comment #25 by scp1980
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 04:11:24 PM
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Free? I want my $5.00 back.

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Comment #26 by heatlight
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 04:43:47 PM
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@22 Consider yourself corrected. ;)

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Comment #27 by ThunderingLefty
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 05:51:47 PM
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Maybe they're giving it for free to create interest in the series ahead of an announcement or release date for season 2? TWD is coming back to AMC in a few weeks too I believe.

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Comment #28 by Vulger Spartan
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 06:31:16 PM
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After I already bought on Release day.... obviously. Well I guess I can't complain most of the "Free games with Gold" I've gotten Free and never played them before. so I'm in the green on that front.

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Comment #29 by Deezul
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 10:36:58 PM
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I really enjoyed all the episodes no reason why anyone should avoid them nows the time if you haven't played it

@27 new season starts October 13 :)

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Comment #30 by Baki54
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 10:48:56 PM
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@25 I got the whole set for $10...I DON'T want my money back.In fact, they can have more of it. Which they will -.o

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Comment #31 by Dodgyknees
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 01:16:39 AM
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@6 Yes, because that's just how the world works, isn't it? Prat....

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Comment #32 by Restricted-Access
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 01:52:00 AM
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With the way it's worded, it sounds like it is "free" from now on. What a great way to "hook" gamers who haven't tried it yet! I got it when I heard it was free (the first time), and liked it enough to buy the next 4 episodes that were on sale (now... if they would kindly put the latest episode on sale).

I actually played it on my "testing account" to see if I would like it - which I did, but it is currently back-logged on my list of games to play. Still... I am THISCLOSE to starting it. I end-up boosting these games that have been coming up free each month (games I never finished when they first came out), because it causes a resurgence of people playing them (I'm almost finished with Rainbow Six Vegas, thanks to the people who started playing it - either again, or for the first time).

Back on topic... if you haven't tried this game yet... TRY IT! Yes, the thumbstick controls are a bit weird (backwards, to be honest... when trying to aim AND press the appropriate buttons), but it's manageable. If you don't like zombies... then DEFINITELY get this game (you get to KILL zombies)!!! ;-)

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Comment #33 by SnootiestRoom72
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 07:14:03 PM
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@30...Amen, getting the first five episodes for $10 was a good deal during the Easter Sale.
Still, good to see a good game free :)

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Comment #34 by russcargill
Saturday, October 05, 2013 @ 07:47:15 AM
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Anyone else getting error message when you try to download it?

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