Publisher: Telltale Games
Systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, iOS
While most games that rely on a license from a TV show or movie are instantly forgettable, "The Walking Dead" stands out. It's less about killing zombies and more about the moral values of people in an unthinkable situation.
Rather than being just a generic shooter, it's an adventure game that forces you to make hard decisions in a very short period of time. Those decisions have impact too — both in the direction the story takes and in your relationship with other characters. To top it all off, it has some of the best voice acting in any game this year, which helps you establish an emotional connection with other characters.