When was the last time you saw an adaptation that was better than its source material? Many would have you believe that Telltale Games' interpretation of The Walking Dead is exactly that, with its stylized visuals, dramatic action, and choose-your-own-adventure storytelling that held some Verge staffers' attention for far longer than the TV show or comic. We decided that the full season deserved a spot in our Holiday Gift Guide, and Polygon went so far as to say that "Everyone should play The Walking Dead. Everyone."

The good news is that you don't have to take our word for it, at least if you own an iPhone or iPad — the first episode has gone free on iOS for an unspecified time. The four subsequent episodes are available via in-app purchase for $4.99 each, or $14.99 for a bundle, and after playing the first chapter we have a feeling you'll want to find out what happens to Lee and Clementine.