Game of the Month, January 2014: Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2

Traditionally January is a slow month in the gaming world, and I guess if you compare it to December that remains true in 2014. But that doesn’t mean nothing good came out to kick off the year right. Out of a handful of Must Haves, our favorite this month was Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2.

Its title may be a mouthful, but the newest installment in the Walking Dead adventure game series from Telltale packs a punch– a punch right through the flimsy skull of a zombie. The game picks up right where the original left off, with you taking the role of Clementine and trying to make your way in a brutal post-apocalyptic world.

Violence is the way of things once the dead start to rise, so much of the game has you wandering around, trying not to get killed by hungry zombies or survival-hardened humans. Just like in the first game, the graphics are great and the atmosphere is relentlessly dark. You make tough decisions, meet new people, kill some of them, and even take on a pet. We can’t wait to play more when the next installment hits.

Our runner-up for Game of the Month is Castle Doombad from Adult Swim Games. Here you play as Dr. Lord Evilstein, a villain whose lair keeps being invaded by pesky heroes. It’s your job to outfit your castle with intricate traps to stop them. It’s cartoonish, puzzly, and a whole lot of fun.

Congratulation to Telltale Games and Adult Swim Games for making our two favorite titles in another month of great games. Also be sure to check out our other Must Have titles for January: Joe Danger Infinity, RoboCop, MovieCat 2, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.