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"Vince's Story" is the first chronological story of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: 400 Days. It takes place during the second day of the apocalypse. It follows Vince's adjustment to the zombie apocalypse along with fellow inmates.

Plot Synopsis

Vince aims a gun at an unseen man and shoots him. He then runs away and has an option to either toss the gun up on the roof, throw it in the trash, drop it down the drain or keep hold of it. Either way the gun is found and Vince is arrested.

The next scene shows Vince on a prison bus stuck in traffic. Vince begins to converse with two fellow prisoners, Justin and Danny, who each tell one another how they got arrested and their lives outside of jail. Meanwhile, near the front of the bus, two prisoners get into an argument that caused Marcus Crabtree to strangle Jerry with his handcuffs. Clyde, a bumbling prison guard, attempts to break up the fight at gunpoint resulting in him shooting Marcus in the head. As the prisoners and guards are stunned in shock, they witness walkers overwhelming drivers on the neighboring road. At that moment, Jerry reanimates and kills Clyde as the bus driver flees the bus and abandons the prisoners.

After managing to acquire Clyde's shotgun and killing Jerry, walkers are drawn by the gunfire and attempt to enter the bus while the prisoners try to find a way to escape. As they're all connected by a chain running through their shackles, they are all confined to their seats and cannot leave. After attempting to break the barred windows and the chain itself, Danny theorizes that if Vince could shoot just one of their shackles off (destroying the shackled foot in the process) the other two prisoners could escape. At this point, Vince needs to choose whether to shoot off Danny's foot or Justin's foot. Who ever Vince shoots has their shackle come loose, allowing Vince and the other prisoner to escape the bus as the shot prisoner writhes in pain on the bus floor.

In-Game Decision(s)

For the complete in-game stats, see Video Game Statistics.

Whose foot did you shoot off?

  • Shot Justin's foot off - 70%
  • Shot Danny's foot off - 30%




  • First appearance of Vince.
  • First appearance of Justin. (Alive)
  • First appearance of Danny. (Alive)
  • First appearance of Bennett. (Chronologically)
  • First appearance of Shel. (Chronologically)
  • First appearance of Becca. (Chronologically)
  • First (and last) appearance of Clyde. (Alive, Chronologically)
  • First (and last) appearance of Jerry.
  • First (and last) appearance of Marcus Crabtree.
  • First (and last) appearance of Annie.
  • If the dates found written on the tapes in Crawford during "Around Every Corner" are to be believed, Vince's Story takes place on Monday, July 21st 2003.
  • The Everett Pharmacy Drugstore appears in the background at the beginning, completely intact and running, given that it is still before the apocalypse.
  • During the second day, when Vince, Justin, and Danny see the walkers attacking people, Shel and Becca can be seen running away from the pursuing walkers.
  • Depending on who you choose, in "Russell's Story" if you choose to not take a lift with Nate, he drives off and you can see the zombified Danny or Justin.
  • Shel's RV is seen on the highway when Vince and Danny/Justin escape the prison bus.
  • Vince's story is the only one in which the protagonist's movements can't be controlled.
  • When the option is given to target the zombies, they are referred to as looters.


  • If you chose to shoot off Danny's foot, Vince's right hand goes through his handcuffs when you fire the first time. Justin's handcuffs disappear when he and Vince exit the bus, despite the fact they never retrieved the keys to unlock them.
  • If you choose to try and shoot off the chains, Justin will later ask if you can just shoot off the chains, despite seeing the first attempt fail.
  • You can search the guard for keys with the exclamation that he must have left them up the front even though he had used the keys to unlock the handcuffs from around the strangled prisoner's throat earlier in the scene.


Main article: Vince's Story/Transcript


For all obtainable achievements and trophies, see Achievements.
Achievement Reward
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Complete Vince's Story.
PSN - Bronze Trophy
XBLA - 10 Gamer Points