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  • Summary: OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in aOVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating walkers. In 2016 Washington will fall – what will you do? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  1. Nov 11, 2018
    75
    It's fun when you cooperate with friends and get out of the crowd of zombies by sneaky ways. But due to the dull shooting experience and repeated puzzles, it hardly ever satisfies me.
  2. Nov 19, 2018
    61
    I enjoyed Overkill’s The Walking Dead but perhaps more as a concept. Playing with a friend makes the experience much more enjoyable; however, the price point is a concern given all the issues I had with the game. To this day, it doesn’t feel complete. Granted, it has the potential to be an AAA game but given its current state, The Walking Dead certainly feels like a budget title. Before you make the plunge (and I recommend you do strongly consider the purchasing the game), I’d recommend holding out until we see a price drop or when for it gets fine-tuned.
  3. Nov 14, 2018
    60
    OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is a clever take on the series with a subtle mix of stealth and gunfights to survive the numerous foes of the lore. Sadly, the game is ruined by bugs, the lack of tutorial, the long loading times, and a lack of vocal chat and the balance problems.
  4. Nov 15, 2018
    50
    Overkill's The Walking Dead is an ambitious online multiplayer experience. It nails the aesthetic of The Walking Dead universe. However, it struggles in almost every other department. Bugs and game-halting instances have been very apparent in the near 20 hours spent with it.
  5. Nov 22, 2018
    50
    Despite the excellent foundation on which it is based, Overkill's The Walking Dead is a mediocre production. Although it can still be saved, at present, the excessive repetitiveness and the artificial difficulty imposed by the developers make playing and progressing simply frustrating, ruining the experience.
  6. Nov 14, 2018
    45
    Overkill’s The Walking Dead plans to dole out content in seasons, so the current batch of missions will soon expand. But dramatic reworking of most core combat and mission systems are necessary before the game could be worthy of a recommendation. The premise sounds promising for fans of cooperative play, zombie action, and the taut survival storylines implied by the license. The execution fails to meet the needs of any of those groups. You’re better off heeding the warning – keep this menacing door closed, and leave the zombies to their gnawing hunger.
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    20
    Imagine reaching the final minutes of an hour-long mission only for your connection to drop and, in turn, your progress to be lost. Overkill’s The Walking Dead certainly stokes the player’s despair, but not the sort that its developers intended.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 67
  2. Negative: 20 out of 67
  1. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    great game, you can decide your play style, and the graphics has really improved since E3.
    probably the best coop game atm
  2. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    I like a series of walking dead, so when I play this game it's better than watching the movie.
  3. Nov 7, 2018
    10
    Thank you Overkill!
    Great game! I really see this type of game will expand over the next few years.
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    9
    Having in mind that the game will develop over the months to come, it clearly has potential in its current state. A very enjoyable game, evenHaving in mind that the game will develop over the months to come, it clearly has potential in its current state. A very enjoyable game, even in this version! The bad reviews are only coming from the extreme L4D fans who can't enjoy playing any other zombie video game. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2018
    7
    It hurts for me to give this game a somewhat lower score. I've been a fan of The Walking Dead for probably six or seven years now and I haveIt hurts for me to give this game a somewhat lower score. I've been a fan of The Walking Dead for probably six or seven years now and I have been waiting for a true video game adaptation. After the 2013 mess that was Survival Instinct, I thought hope was lost. Then this bad boy was announced back in 2014. I saw the trailer and was instantly excited. After many delays I was so happy to hear the game was coming out in 2018. Fast forward to this moment. I have played the game for a few hours now and it is definitely fun. Overkill matched the universe perfectly with its level design and overall tone. The gun play is alright, actually reminds me of payday obviously. The melee is not terrible but very repetitive. The graphics, again, are not bad but not earth shattering either. The real problem is the game always feels repetitive. Its either you are defending your camp or going out to find something specific... that's all. They did not even try to do something original. I am trying to keep this short so I will end it here. In the end Overkill's The Walking Dead is a very fun game to be honest, but it falls short on what it could/should be. Hopefully they improve the the game with more and original content via updates. They have already announced the upcoming 'Season 2' (starting later this month) which I hope will breathe some extra life into this game.

    Note- Telltale's four season adaptation is a masterpiece and every Walking Dead fan needs to play it.
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  6. Dec 8, 2018
    3
    i gave this game multiple chances didnt follow the hate train. but man i regret buying this game. the level design is awful. can not play soloi gave this game multiple chances didnt follow the hate train. but man i regret buying this game. the level design is awful. can not play solo because there is way to many enemes. ai for humans is abslutely terrible, ai for sombies is bad. No one is palying this game. the story is terrible. they try to rip the story from TWD show they have a group that is exactly like the saviors drom the show. the graphics are fine. the missions are long with terrible checkpoints and each missions are dull and boring because your doing the same thing but with diffrent scenery. 3 mission are excatly the same, each map have diffrent variations but the same. they also kill of one of the cahrcter that you can play as so you cant play them anymore. none of the characters are enteresting. the charcters are very dull and boring so you dont care what happenes to them. there is multiple groups that fight you but look and feel exactly the same. overall very boring experience i dont reccomend i would just skip for now. its sad because i was looking forward to this game and i know people are getting bored of zombies games but i always like zombie games and play them but this is just lazy. the only reason this game sold anything at all was because of the name walking dead on it. score 4/10 Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2019
    0
    This game is just an scam made it by overkill, a dead game, bug simulator. The best to this game is that no longer has the rights of TWD andThis game is just an scam made it by overkill, a dead game, bug simulator. The best to this game is that no longer has the rights of TWD and it was canceled, thank God!!!! Expand

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