7. The Walking Dead Season 1
Every season of Telltale’s the Walking Dead offers a great story that is much more focused and grounded than the show went on to be. However, the first season in particular packs an emotional punch that will not be out done anytime soon.
The game centers around a man named Lee and a young girl that he befriends named Clementine. Very similar to the formula that works so well in the Last of Us, the way that these characters care for each other is beyond endearing.
This adventure gives the player many choices, like which paths to take or at times even which characters to save and which to let die. This ultimately leads to an experience that feels tailored to each individual player, forming an even deeper connection to the characters than most games could ever dream of.
This is important too because it also features fantastic side characters that you quickly come to care about and love. The first season of this game will have you weeping into your pillow in hopes that no one hears you.
The ending of Season 1 will absolutely leave you wanting more, which is a good thing because your choices and the consequences that follow carry over to each season. The story of Lee and Clem is heartwarming and soul-crushing in all the best ways.