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COMPETITION | Win The Walking Dead - Episode 4

Matt Gardner
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COMPETITION | Win The Walking Dead - Episode 4

Happy Halloween folks! To celebrate Samhain, we've got two XBLA codes for Telltale' s The Walking Dead: Episode 4 to giveaway. We've been enjoying the series immensely, and here's what we thought of Episode 4 in our review:

It's tense, nervous, and a challenging experience, and the final few scenes come out of nowhere to raise  the expectations for the finale through the roof. There's a slower pace to this episode, but the last moments will make the wait for Episode Five absolutely unbearable. It's been such a fantastic  journey, and the thought of it coming to an end soon is almost heartbreaking, and when the final choice at the end of this episode comes, it's difficult to know who I'm doing it for. Is it for Lee? For the group? It's almost certainly for Clementine. In those moments, the way you've treated everyone, the way you've spoken  to those around you, your loyalties and betrayals, they all come flooding back. It might not be the rollercoaster ride of the previous episodes, but number four is just as excellent, engrossing, and deeply emotional as those that have come before it.

So...how do you go about entering? Easy. All you have to do is stick a comment in the box below telling us about the scariest experience you've ever had with a video game. The competition will close on Sunday 4th at 23:59, and the winners will be notified on the following Monday.

A few things to bear in mind:

  • No matter how many comments you post, you'll only receive one entry into the competition. We encourage discussion, but please no spamming.
  • Please use a real email address in case you prove victorious.

Good luck!

On a slightly different, but equally freebie-licious note, if you want a Hawken beta code for this coming weekend do let us know. We have loads left!

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rqmusicfan  Oct. 31, 2012 at 18:23

Playing the War of The Worlds video game on the spectrum when I was 4. My Dad used to listen to Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds almost every weekend and that used to scare me on its own, but accidentally running in to a badly animated Martian and getting turned in to something that looked like half a peeled orange was scary as hell.

Bargeinion  Oct. 31, 2012 at 18:36

I don't play many scary games because I get scared very easily as I get very immersed in games, but once when I was playing Bioshock on my computer I remember going through a corridor where there was a morgue or a dentist (few years ago now) early in the game and there was a body missing from a bed and you just knew something was going to happen - and it did :( I turned around and this psycho was right in my face, startled me so much I punched my monitor causing it to fall off the desk, luckily still worked!

RafeDonson  Oct. 31, 2012 at 18:41

Silent Hill 2's prison yard. The game itself was scary as hell, but in the prison yard you'd hear this noise like horses galloping towards you, getting closer and closer.. then just when they were nearly on you, fading away. There was never anything to see, but the anticipation set my mind working overtime. Leaving things to the imagination is the scariest thing any book, game or film writer can do.

Farsightboy  Oct. 31, 2012 at 18:59

The scariest experience I had was when I was about 11, I was staying with a friend and we had been playing games all night, at this point it was about 3 in the morning, he said do you want to play Resident Evil 2, I had no idea about the game so said ok, I started to play and he was about half way through the game,I walked down a corridor and he turned the volume up just at the point where the zombies arms burst through the wood on the windows, I screamed so loud I woke his parents and we both got a row lol I've been hooked on zombie games and movies ever since.

360baby  Oct. 31, 2012 at 19:00

The first ever horror game I played was Resident Evil 2 on the PS1, the scariest part was where I was searching a for loot in the filing cabinets and there was a two way mirror on my left hand side and I was in the opposite side and could only see my reflection, so I was searching for loot and was about to leave the room suddenly there is a loud crashing noise a licker jumps out of the mirror and scares the pants off.

Last edited by 360baby, Oct. 31, 2012 at 19:01
Zeipher  Oct. 31, 2012 at 20:25

The scariest gaming experience I ever had was Project Zero 2. A friend was playing it, and I was watching. It was great until a woman with a broken neck suddenly rippled through the wall and grabbed our character. I was so shocked, I ripped the controller from my friend's hands, only to realise I didn't know the controls, and throw it back at him.

Oh, and the scene where the sister rests her hand on the characters shoulder, but then the sister walks past... but the hand remained... Bleh!!!

uncugly  Oct. 31, 2012 at 20:46

showing my age - but 3D Monster maze on the ZX81 !
no sound, block graphics. The tension really built until you got "RUN! HE IS BEHIND YOU" and you knew you were in trouble !!

Jaffo  Nov. 1, 2012 at 00:05

I jump every time a skeleton unexpectedly fires an arrow at me in Minecraft.

Jakebuckley001  Nov. 1, 2012 at 00:18

Been watching all the videos of this series so far on youtube, and would love to play the final episode through myself!

Robin23  Nov. 1, 2012 at 09:01

Amnesia...on a sunny August afternoon (which did nothing to help :S)...

Speeedy  Nov. 1, 2012 at 12:08

Playing Slender Man in a dark room, I'm a real sucker for cheap scares.

Turned around and saw him standing there, I jumped out of my skin and screamed so loud that my brother almost had a heart attack and looked more scared than me!

Oh and when I jumped up I knocked down 2 shelves of games, woops!

jskyner  Nov. 1, 2012 at 14:58

Resident Evil 2 when you are in the interview room and a crawler jumps through the one way mirror. I ended up playing the game in the future and stopping before going in the room as I was too scared LMAO!

lukeyboi89  Nov. 1, 2012 at 17:10

As a 7 year old my dad thought it would be funny to traumatize me via making me play resident evil 1 in the dark when it just came out.

Specifically I remember the terror of the 'opening door' sequences, but also thinking that anyone in real life could be a zombie and being scared to leave the house for a week...

In hindsight it was funny though lol

Last edited by lukeyboi89, Nov. 1, 2012 at 17:11
Anarchist  Nov. 1, 2012 at 17:26

Weirdly, mine was with the original half life.

That was however, most likely due to the circumstances. I had been to my first LAN party, at the spritely age of 15/16, and we had all been up for the entire night playing QW team fortress. Needless to say, we were all extremely sleep deprived, high on energy drinks, and surrounded by big girly geeks.

Then, somebody opens their mouths with ''wow, my half life demo has just finished downloading!" so we all gathered round, as he installed it, and filled our deprived, caffeine intoxicated skulls with tales about how amazing and scary it was.

Several inter dimensional rifts, scary head crabs jumping out of vents, G men, and precariously balanced vents falling around everywhere, we were all screaming - like only a big girly gang of geeks could.

Looking back though, although it's a bit jumpy, I'm not sure whether it's just because I've been completely numbed to that sort of experience or if it was because I was badly sleep deprived. As it doesn't seem anywhere near that bad now!

Last edited by Anarchist, Nov. 1, 2012 at 17:30
Kopite211  Nov. 2, 2012 at 00:49

Deadspace had my heart going at times, cracking atmosphere.

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