The Walking Dead is a "point-and-click adventure game", played from a third-person perspective. The player examines and interacts with characters and items in the game. The player must make use of inventory items and manipulate the environment; the player character often has limited time to do so and can die in the process. Quick time events are used for particular action scenes. The game also features role-playing elements, including moral decisions, which have consequences in relationship with other characters; these consequences affect the overall story. Unlike typical zombie games such as Left 4 Dead, it tends to focus more on characterization and emotion than action.
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