Top 10 Hardest Decisions Made in Telltale Games

Telltale are renowned for their episodic, story-driven games. These games are often filled with absolutely horrible decisions that have to be made, be it for emotional reasons or simply because they're just too hard to make. Obviously, major spoilers ahead.

The Top Ten

1 The Walking Dead: Season One - Does Clementine Kill Lee?

This is truly one hard and heartaching moment, because Clementine is only a 9 year old girl, who has spent only a few months with Lee who is a stranger but honestly Lee was such an amazing father figure to Clementine. So having to choose if Clem should shoot Lee to keep him from turning or leave him to turn is hard and emotional! You don't want Clem to shoot Lee and you don't want Lee to become one a walker. I chose for Clementine to shoot Lee but when I chose I cried and had to look away from the screen and wait for the gunshot and as soon as I heard it I was like a waterfall. I'll miss you Lee, we will all miss you. - EJ0602

In the final moments of the game that changed the landscape of episodic gaming and introduced it to a much wider audience, a very young girl is faced with the decision of having to kill her father-like figure to prevent him from becoming a Walker. Did you do it? - phensh23

I remember playing that game and sitting infront of my screen in tears. That choice was so hard for me, especially because I'd fallen in love with Lee's characteristics. Although I do feel Season 2 is better with Clementine being the main character I'll never forget or get over that last episode. - dabiel

Guys come on. This decision is a true classic! It has to be first!

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2 Game of Thrones: Season One - Who Stays Behind, Asher or Rodrick?

This one was by fay, I played almost all of the Telltale Series, and Suffer this one to be honest

In the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, after a bloody war has been brewing since the start of the story, the player must decide which of the two eldest Forester brothers sacrifices themselves so the other can live. It's heartbreaking, especially as you hear the screams of their friends and family offscreen begging each one to come to safety. - phensh23

Don't get me wrong, the choice to kill Lee or not is brutal, but it's also an easy choice in my book since he will die anyways and it helps with clem's growth. This one though, after becoming invested in these two characters and knowing the benefits each one can bring to the house it's tough. It's one thing to choose between two NPCs. It's another when you've had to suffer in the shoes of both of these guys.

It's a tough decision: the noble leader or the daring renegade? With Rodrick there would be a revered leader that the people of Ironrath trusted and respected. With Asher, there would be a hardened warrior who the Whitehills feared and were unsure of how to deal with.

3 Batman: The Telltale Series: Give Up Being Batman or Give Up Alfred?

Well, let's see, give up being the protector of Gotham at its most dire time of need, or let the man who's practically raised you for your entire life walk out forever?

4 The Wolf Among Us - The Fate of the Crooked Man

Although this was one of the most interesting choices, I do believe it was quite an easy choice. It doesn't have much of an effect whether you brutally murder him or let him leave and speak for himself, as it's the last episode and there isn't much of a difference in the ending. - dabiel

Everyone in town hates Bigby Wolf; they're scared of him. At the end of the final episode, the player is given different options of how the main villain is dealt with. The Crooked Man, based on the player's choices throughout the game, attempts to control what other characters think of him. How Bigby kills, or spares, the Crooked Man will have a lasting effect on the other characters.. how do you want the Big Bad Wolf to be seen? - phensh23

5 Game of Thrones: Season One - Does Mira Agree to Marry the Lord Morgryn?

All of Mira's decisions in this game are undoubtedly difficult to make.. who can you trust in King's Landing to save your family? Mira is offered plenty of alliances, but there's always favours to be returned. When Lord Morgryn offers you his hand in marriage, you know how it may benefit your family, but you would be betrothed to a dastardly villain and forever be miserable, and his lack of trustworthiness probably means your family won't be helped after all. - phensh23

6 Batman - Saving Catwoman or Harvey?

Oh no, I think my dolphin escaped. - Mahogany

I saved Harvey

Do you save the woman you are beginning to fall in love with, or the man who will do good for Gotham?
Which will benefit you more in the future? The ally in city hall, or the one who will have your back in the street?

7 The Wolf Among Us - Sending Colin Back to the Farm

If you sent Colin back to the farm, you're an animal. Colin was one of the best 'small' characters in the game. I love the fact that because Bigby blew down his house he ran down to the farm and sleeps in his house which is absouletely hilarious, and that is solely why I love Colin. - dabiel

We all love Colin, one of the three pigs who's house Bigby blew down with a huff and a puff (the name of a brand of cigarettes in the game.. I love this game! ). He forever holds this against Bigby and gives a lot of **** for it, so when the opportunity arises to ship him off to the dreaded, prison-like "Farm", Bigby would jump at the chance.. but did you? - phensh23

8 The Walking Dead: Season Two - Kill Kenny or Jane

Honestly, the was Kenny was acting since Sarita died showed he was not fit to take care of AJ but he will do anything to keep them safe and not let what happened to Duck happen to them. Jane honestly cares mostly about her self which shows she may not be the best for Clem, but she is one who could help Clem survive against the walkers and enemies, I couldn't bring myself to shoot Kenny so I had to look away not only choose look away but look away in real life. After that you choose if you should shoot Kenny, I can't bring myself to kill Kenny it would be like killing Lee all over again. - EJ0602

This was legit the hardest choice. You just can't let one of them die. Both were cool (but Kenny 4 life ofc) and hard to sacrifice.


Its hard, because Kenny just wants the best for Clem and AJ, while Jane is a badass.
I personally killed Jane vecause I'm fond of Kenny after 2 seasons

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9 Game of Thrones: Season One - Allowing Beskha to Murder Her Former Master.

At the cost of earning Queen Daenerys' trust, and therefore her reward. - phensh23

10 The Wolf Among Us - Destroying Aunt Greenleaf's Tree

I don't see why you would get rid of Greenleaf's tree, it doesn't really have a consequence other then Greenleaf will absouletely hate you. If you do not burn it, nothing bad happens really. She agrees with you last episode, and helps trap The Crooked Man. - dabiel

The Contenders

11 The Walking Dead: Season One - Saving Shawn or Duck

He saved a duck?

Save me over a swimming bird? - shawnmccaul22

WHY IS THIS HERE? - lukemcnamara72

COME ON! Shawn dies and Duck lives no matter which one you decide, and also, they said Shawn died early in the apocalypse in both comics and T.V.. - errrr

12 Minecraft: Story Mode Ellegaard or Magnus

This was a hard decision

Minecraft is gay - AaronCoolness

Picking one of them will kill the picked one
... - amenyoussef

13 Minecraft Story Mode - Save Petra or Gabriel?

Oh my god, it was impossible to choose, but then I watched a video and it showed Gabriel was a fake, so I rescued Petra instead. - Absolite

I had to save my homie (Petra)

I almost DIED when I saw that. But then I remembered- Gabriel was a fake, and Petra was my good friend. So I leapt and saved Petra. Obviously.
He's a warrior. He IS a con
He's older, so more advice He thinks friendship is worthless
Is member of the Order Relies on violence too much
She's your friend She has a temper
She's a good fighter
Will do anything for her friends
Has an impeccable fashion sense

So, Petra's obviously my choice. Going to play episode 8 now, thanks.

14 The Walking Dead: Season One - Sharing Out Food

Even though it led to nothing. - DapperPickle

R u kidding? All that matters is that u give some to Clem - lukemcnamara72

15 The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Shoot Joan or Accept Clint's Deal?

After Joan (a mad lady who secretly orders raids to keep her community going) kills one of your group members, Clint tries to make it stop and harmlessly exile everyone else. This gives you an opportunity to shoot her. If you do, you cause everyone to fire guns. If you accept Clint's deal, David kills HIM and causes everyone to fire guns. - lukemcnamara72

16 Walking Dead Season 1 - Who Gets Food
17 Life is Strange: Sacrifice Chloe or Sacrifice Arcadia Bay?

Follow your brain or your broken heart? (who are you? )

I honestly was heartbroken when given this choice. I didn't want to lose Chloe but I didn't want the entire city to die! In tears I chose to sacrifice Chloe and couldn't sleep.

Not a Telltale Game - Rezerise

Not a telltale, LOL. - dabiel

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18 Minecraft Story Mode - Save Ivor or Petra?

They're both two of the best characters in the game, and this was the hardest decision ever. Watching what happened to the person not being saved made me cry.

They are liteally my fave characters and I was like ohnononoo

Even though they both end up dead and just respawn - lukemcnamara72

Petri Dish - AaronCoolness

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19 Batman the Telltale Series: Reveal Your Identity or Attack Vicki?

Either tell Vicki (Lady Gotham) your identity and save Alfred or remain silent and watch her stab Alfred in the face.

Vicki does not die and her body was never found; many believe that she is still alive. Even if you do not tell her your identity, Alfred does not die but he will have to wear an eyepatch throughout season two and you always feel guilty. If you save him, Alfred realises how much he means to you.


I saved Alfred and told Vicki my identity. No way was MY butler gonna get stabbed in the face!

20 Tales from the Borderlands - Kill or Spare Handsome Jack

He WAS the guy who made Pandoran life a living hell, kept his daughter prisoner and used her for his own personal gain, and killed 2 of the most beloved characters in the series...but then again, when you play Pre Sequel, we made him that way

Why is this so far down!? This is the second hardest choice I've made! - lukemcnamara72

21 The Walking Dead: 400 Days - Drive Away in the RV or Kill Stephanie?
22 Until Dawn: Shoot Ashley or Chris

This isn't telltale lol

23 Batman: John's Lying to You or He’s Telling the Truth
24 Batman - Who to Give Hill's Drive
25 The Walking Dead: Season One - Save Carly or Doug

That moment worried me so much, I had to pause and thoroughly think out my plan, this is what I thought:

Doug is mostly useless, although quite smart, he is not the best person to have in your apocalypse group.

Carly is an extremely good shot and she is a generally funny character, and you can tell Lee enjoys having her around so I chose her over Doug mainly because she has more survival skills. - dabiel

26 Until Dawn: Kill Ashley or Josh
27 Tales from the Borderlands: Who to Choose for Your Squad in the Final Battle?
28 The Wolf Among Us - Kill Georgie or Leave Him

Georgie is a cruel guy who was said to have killed two fables who worked with him (but we don't know if he was ordered to by his boss or not). He gets stabbed and is slowly dying. You can kill him quickly, or walk away and leave him to die slowly. There are multiple reasons on which choice you make. Maybe you kill him because you want to end his suffering. Maybe you're angry. Maybe you leave him because you want him to keep suffering. Maybe you don't want the blame. Maybe you want to be finished with killing people. - lukemcnamara72

29 Minecraft: Story Mode - Who's the White Pumpkin?
30 Batman: Make Out with Selina or Not?
31 Minecraft Story Mode Season 2: Ditch Lluna or Nurm

Picked Lluna - lukemcnamara72

Picked Nurm

32 The Walking Dead the Final Season - Save Louis or Violet

I chhose violet

33 Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Shoot Conrad or Capture Clementine?

I really liked Conrad until he tried to shoot Clementine. I'm not gonna reveal which one I chose because it'll trigger a lot of people. - pokemonrater

This should be higher up - lukemcnamara72

34 The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Make Peace with David or Fight Back?

This is in episode 5 and David starts attacking you for making out with Kate (his wife). He attacks you and each time you try to make peace, he attacks harder. This happens 3 times until someone else gets in the way. - lukemcnamara72

35 Minecraft Story Mode: Accept or Decline Hadrian's Deal

In episode 8, Hadrian talks to you about how nobody ever wins his games and they end up being his slaves forever. He has your friends captured and tells you that he'll let all of your friends go if you stay as his slave or else he'll keep them all and you'll lose in the games. Everyone ends up free with a happy ending but they all find out what you said to him. - lukemcnamara72

36 The Walking Dead: Season Two - Shoot Walker Rebecca or Call for Help

In the end of episode 4, Rebecca dies from losing too much blood and while holding AJ. A group of other people who are trying to rob you point guns at everyone. Rebecca becomes a walker and is about to eat AJ. You (Clementine) can think fast or think carefully about disturbing everyone who will start shooting. This choice has almost no effect on this story, BUT in season 3 (A New Frontier) it affects Clem's personality about thinking fast or thinking carefully about outcomes. - lukemcnamara72

37 The Walking Dead: Save Ava or Save Tripp?

A) Joan betrays you
B) the other dies in the next episode
C) the REAL tough choice is whether or not to kill Joan - lukemcnamara72

38 Game of Thrones: Kill or Spare the Traitor
39 Minecraft Story Mode: Send Aiden Over the Edge or Leave Him There

This is hard because Aiden is a jerk and you have the chance to revenge him, but you don't want to stoop to his level.

You forgot taking him - lukemcnamara72

40 Minecraft Story Mode: Unchip Petra or Lukas

The two fan favorites. (I recommend saving whoever has the opposite gender that you have) - lukemcnamara72

41 The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Trust Aj to Make His Decisions from Now On?

This deserves the top spot. Even over Lee’s final choice. - lukemcnamara72

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