What's better The Walking Dead Game or The show?

Kenny-Kenny- Banned
edited November 2013 in The Walking Dead

What's better?


  • lol, the game by a mile. It has better writing and is able to evoke more emotion than the show.

  • I went into the show with my hopes high. I was disappointed. The game's plot is far better paced, the characters are far more interesting, and altogether just far better. The show is decent, but only the game will be remembered for years to come.

  • What they said. The game.

  • I don't hate the show, but the game is FAR better.

  • The game. I don't have to deal with Carl...

  • Guys I think it's about what peolpe look for when it comes to entertainment if you went onto a twd tv show community and asked I'm sure they'd almost all say tv show. I've never watched the tv (nor do I plan to) but I can tell you from what I've heard it's like saying what's better a basketball player or a artist. Because there both completely different in there own ways, yes they take place in the same universe and they both take place in the zombie outbreak. But it's all about what you look for in social interaction amoung a group of survivors for the most part. I liked the video games because all the characters seemed be settled in on ep 2. I'm not sure if this has ever happened in the television show. I think the tv show does a good job pointing about stress between peolpe (it also is able to run more than video games because it's easier) if you want twd now and you mean now I would recommend the television show over the video game because it come out almost every week (other than inbetween seasons) and if you are someone who loves things that maybe aren't long and there's a large gap inbetween but it's rich and golden when you do play it id recommend the video game. So I hope this helps.

  • both. depends what you like as an individual. For me I had never heard of The Walking Dead until I gave the show a try. The game is better at being a game, and the show is better at being a show. So it depends on what someone is looking for at the time.

  • I agree with ^ both. The show is amazing and I don't see why people on here are throwing hate at it. One of my favorite shows on televisions.

  • I had no interest in the show prior to the games at all. I played the games up to 400 days and still no interest. I only kept up with the show the past 2-3 weeks due to the potential of news on the game. That's my take on it...

  • The game is more emotional but I do like the show.

    The show seems to concentrate on shocking us more making us go "HOLY S*** DID THAT JUST HAPPEN." But it does this way too often. It also has good action. But everyone must admit The show in season two got so boring towards the end and it did a little in season three. Of course everyone who remembers the show know that season two went out with a bang. But still the show needs to work on making every episode at least a little interesting.

    I love the AMC show. But if only one could stay I would pick the game every time. We are guaranteed and roller coaster ride of consequences, tough choices and making moral decisions that may or may not reflect badly on us in every episode.

    The game is deeper. Not just that how many zombies games evokes emotion? TellTale are really the only ones to do that.

  • This is the third or fourth time Ive seen this question come up. Im not sure why people keep putting them in competition. You might as well ask if the game is better than the comic. Theyre completely different things and like some others have pointed out, it depends on your preference. I like the way Dead in the Head put it. The show is better at being a show and the game is better at being a game.

  • The game. ;o

  • Asking this question here is hardly a good sample... :)

    The show has a larger scale etc but the game stays true more to the point of the walking dead. Some parts of the show are fantastic and are better than the game however the game is consistently very good and more often not the show has some pretty terrible episodes so overall I find the game better.

  • Nobody is throwing hate here, you just don't like the fact that many people here don't share your opinion. If you ask the same question on the shows forum they say the show was better, so cheer up

  • you simply cannot compare these two.

  • It's absurd to say you can't compare the two. Yes, you can; just play one, watch the other and decide which you prefer. And you can compare both against the comic just as easily. They're all stories being told in their own way, and while you can't compare the gameplay aspect obviously, you can certainly compare story and characters between any of the three.

    The TV show is weaker than the game in terms of plot and characterization. There isn't a character in the show who makes me care whether they live or die in the same way I cared about whether Lee or Clementine would live or die.

    The show has also suffered from a great variety of plot holes and incredibly dense decisions on the part of the writers. I actually wonder how much of that is their fault and how much is the fault of AMC's mismanagement of the show, not that they're suffering for it ratings-wise.

    Regardless, after forcing myself to watch up to the end of the third season, I have no intention of watching Season 4 after the hilariously awful way they ended the last season finale.

  • edited November 2013

    Stupid question. It's like asking which is better: "GoT the show or GoT the game?".

    But the other way around, of course.

  • I still maintain that they are much too different in terms of format to compare fairly. As you say, its all personal preference. Everything you just said about the show I disagree with. I care about every character on the show and I think its doing a great job of presenting an interesting view of that world. This season in particular has had some great twists. That said, I also love the game series and to a slightly less degree the comics. To me, they are different ways to experience the same universe.

  • I like apples, as well as oranges.

  • I Like it both

  • Are your serious, The show is better for sure. For starters it's much more reliable. When a commercial comes on for the show you know it's going to be on Sunday night. Instead of some slogan like coming soon.

  • Depends on the individual.Both are great,but if I really had to chose,the game.The show does have some annoying characters after all.

  • Hahahahahaha.

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