When Presented With A Zombie Apocalypse, Gamers Are Generally Good People

By Spencer . August 13, 2012 . 3:07pm

image What makes The Walking Dead video game from Telltale captivating isn’t the zombie killing arsenal you get, it’s the tough decisions players have to make. The second episode, Starved For Help, ups the ante when Lee, the convict main character, sees a man caught in a bear trap. You have seconds to decide whether to leave him behind as zombie chow or try to free him.


Telltale Games presents plenty of choices for players gives to act selfishly in Starved For Help, but it looks like the majority of survivors retained their humanity according to these spoiler-filled statistics from Telltale Games.



The Walking Dead Episode 3: Long Road Ahead is slated for release on PC, Mac, XBLA, and PSN in the middle of August.

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  • Phlo

    DayZ would indicate otherwise, I think.

    • Left 4 Dead (co-op and versus) smoothly slips into the middle.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Seeing as how I kill just about anyone I see on DayZ….welp

  • TheDarkEmpress

    Calling shenanigans. Zombie apocalypse is but another excuse amongst many in gaming to murder everyone in your sight.

  • Why leave the supplies behind? 
    When I checked it was almost 50/50

  • I wish I could watch it, but it’s totally spoilerific.

    But I’m quite surprised. I wouldn’t have minded being a meanie if it meant survival. Others would do the same.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Love the game.
    Im playing a good guy too,maybe because of clementine,but not every decision is clearly good or evil,like the last decision in episode 2.
    The interesting thing in this game is that your decision may not really affect the overall story but what kind of man lee is and its implied that clementine learns from your decisions.
    Cant wait for ep3!

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I try to play a game with decisions that I would generally make in that situation. Even though I’m mostly objective and try to do good things I still chose to take supplies because, honestly I don’t know if I would survive without it.

  • Sperium3000

    I try to play mostly with reason than purely with the goodness in my heart, thought that also figures in it. I mean, if I have four food items to distribute between 10 people, of course I’ll favor the kids, who wouldn’t? 

  • Well if its me I will play the good guys ala HSotD MC style. (Depending on the situation and the crazy ppl morality) But I’d take those supplies. We need it. But if the owner came we’d try to discuss it properly. 

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