15. HERSHEL’S ORIGINS
The most successful of all the Walking Dead video games has to be Telltale’s The Walking Dead Game, which won several “Game of the Year” awards when it was released in 2012. The game is an episodic, interactive, narrative-based game where you play as a man named Lee who is being taken to prison – that is until the zombie apocalypse gets in the way.
The game makers have said that the game takes place in the comic’s universe, rather than the TV show’s, and during the game’s first “season” you meet two very familiar faces along the way — Glenn Rhee and Hershel Green.
Hershel’s storyline is unique because during gameplay you get to not only see, but also be directly a part of his origin story. You are there when a walker kills his son Shawn and it is you who’s unable to save him. A grieving Hershel understandably reacts poorly and throws you and your group off his farm. Of course any Walking Dead fan will know that, because of this event, Hershel keeps walkers locked up in the barn, as he believes that his loved ones can be cured. And now we know it’s because a man named Lee Everett came to stay…
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