Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Feb 10, 2020
    90
    There’s a lot to juggle in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, but it’s not a bad thing since each feature adds a layer of survivalism and immersion. Though certain weapons are uncomfortable, and there’s that NPC audio issue, it’s likely due to being the first available build of the game. The lack of physical crouching is irritating, but the combat, climbing, stealth, and RPG mechanics make up for it, putting you in near-complete control of the character. Every suspenseful moment is an addiction, and it’s an incredible experience all neatly packaged for you to slowly unwrap.
  2. Jan 27, 2020
    90
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a noteworthy step forward for VR gaming, proving that a Deus Ex-like Action-RPG can feel right at home in a headset. Every one of its many interwoven systems clearly has a level of thought and care behind it, swirling survival horror and roleplaying staples together with nuance. Even though character customization can feel limited and the story is a bit short, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a fantastic example of what VR can be.
  3. Jan 23, 2020
    90
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a slightly tuned-down RPG that's just begging to be bigger in size, although it didn't bite off too much in its quest to deliver an engrossing story, excellent physics-based zombie killing action, and an immersive atmosphere that feels as gritty and deadly serious as The Walking Dead comic books.
  4. Jan 23, 2020
    90
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is an excellent VR game that stands out from a lot of what the medium tends to be associated with. The weight of the combat combined with the constant worry that the undead and the living both bring combine for an incredibly gratifying experience. Throw in crafting, the solid writing and meaningful quests and you've got a pretty special game on your hands. This is definitely worth a look if you can stomach more zombies. I mean, kill them, don't eat them.
  5. Feb 6, 2020
    88
    Tense and thrilling with finely tuned systems, Saints & Sinners is a must-have VR experience.
  6. Jan 25, 2020
    86
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is, overall, a great VR zombie survival game. Its strengths are not constant in all aspects, even from a technical point of view, but the good challenge and the articulated structure make it a must for fans of the genre.
  7. Feb 5, 2020
    85
    Simply put: one of the best VR game available.
  8. Feb 4, 2020
    85
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a faithful VR adaptation that creatively knows what it’s like to fight walkers and stay alive.
  9. Jan 24, 2020
    85
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners ensures a very physical and anxiety-provoking VR experience, as well as long-lasting and demanding one. There's not much motion sickness, but inventory management will give you many headaches.
  10. Jan 29, 2020
    83
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners it's a good zombi-survival experience, faithful to Robert Kirkman's work, with tons of action (or stealth) and tough moral decisions. it feels like a proper game, not a demo or an experimental title, even if it has some space to improve (human IA, environments with little interactivity, lame narrative...).
  11. Feb 10, 2020
    80
    This is one of the best VR experiences we’ve had, and a solid game overall. It certainly needs to be more polished, as there are many bugs, but hopefully these will be fixed with upcoming patches.
  12. Jan 31, 2020
    80
    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a game exclusively playable in virtual reality. It immediately puts other games of this type in the background thanks to its quality workmanship and realistic physics which greatly reinforce the feeling of immersion.
  13. Jan 29, 2020
    80
    Though flawed in areas and certainly a victim of the limitations endemic to virtual reality, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is an admirable attempt at maturing the medium and modernizing an all-too-stagnant gaming space. It’s a warts-and-all sort of experience which, at the moment, can only really be appreciated by VR veterans, but, even for casual players, Saints & Sinners is a worthwhile undertaking which stands head-and-shoulders above the complacent competition.
  14. Jan 25, 2020
    80
    Skydance Interactive hits the mark with Saints & Sinners, a VR survival game featuring zombies and different factions of survivors under The Walking Dead license. In addition to the tough moral choices it poses, the title shines with its physics engine and its truly immersive and enjoyable melee combat. Even if we regretted some repetitions, the limited freedom and survivors with very low IQ, we felt deeply involved in this apocalyptic New Orleans.
  15. Jan 24, 2020
    80
    The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is an enjoyably immersive foray into the iconic undead universe, only occasionally held back by a handful of rough edges.
  16. Jan 24, 2020
    80
    From the very beginning, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners offers a satisfying zombie experience that’s hard to match. Titles like Arizona Sunshine easily fill that need for straight-up arcade action, for when you want a living dead apocalypse with a bit more depth then The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is your new go-to videogame. With a good 15+ hours of content depending on how slow and methodical you are, the atmosphere and superb physics make a nice cohesive whole.
  17. Jan 23, 2020
    80
    It's zombie survival at its finest.
  18. Jan 23, 2020
    80
    Despite its minor issues like relatively boring environments, repetitive mission structure, and human AI that leaves a bit to be desired, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is easily the best zombie game in VR to date. The shooting mechanics feel heavy and impactful and melee is extremely violent in just the right ways. There’s plenty of depth between the survival systems and crafting mechanics and it packs a large and dense adventure unlike anything else out there.
  19. Jan 23, 2020
    77
    Saints & Sinners does not take advantage of the official license of The Walking Dead in a particularly brilliant way, leaving the connections with Kirkmann's work or its adaptations substantially implicit, and therefore presents itself as a survival set in a world so fascinating, but also very generic.
  20. Feb 10, 2020
    75
    At the end of the day, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a satisfying action RPG with reasonable writing, fun scenarios, and the opportunity to hit zombies with barbed wire baseball bats. That it happens competently in VR makes me feel good about the future of such experiences, even if there are some usability troubles. If you’ve already got a headset, giving Saints & Sinners a shot is a no brainer. If you’re still on the fence, well, it might be about time to hop down.
  21. Jan 23, 2020
    75
    Despite some technical misgivings, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners honors the Walking Dead name: a rarity in the current climate.
  22. Jan 30, 2020
    70
    Though I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen a variation of the scene in which someone stands around a corner clutching a weapon waiting for their mortal enemy to pass to catch them unaware, I’d never, until recently, acted out such a scenario with all of its accompanying physical fanfare.
  23. Jan 23, 2020
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  24. Jan 24, 2020
    60
    Technical issues aside, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is generally a good time and one of the better VR horror games on the market. The level of interactivity alone makes it a game that many VR enthusiasts will want to check out, though expect to be frustrated by the poorly-implemented stealth mechanics and human combat encounters.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 64
  2. Negative: 5 out of 64
  1. Jan 24, 2020
    10
    Seriously, best game ever!!! Love the world, depth of character, and most of all zombie dismemberment! 10 out of 10! I'm looking forward toSeriously, best game ever!!! Love the world, depth of character, and most of all zombie dismemberment! 10 out of 10! I'm looking forward to more edgy VR games from this studio. Full Review »
  2. Feb 3, 2020
    9
    By far, the best single-player for VR on this day. It is polished and you can feel that the game is done properly. Dev's made an interestingBy far, the best single-player for VR on this day. It is polished and you can feel that the game is done properly. Dev's made an interesting depth into different game mechanics and I will definitely purchase their next game. If you are a VR owner, this one is a must buy. Full Review »
  3. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    A totally awesome, must have VR experience! There are so many ways to kill zombies. You can really get dark with the different weapons you canA totally awesome, must have VR experience! There are so many ways to kill zombies. You can really get dark with the different weapons you can use to dismember you zombie. The VR experience doesn't get you motion sick at all! I have been in it for hours with no affect. It can be played sitting down or standing, both have been great!

    I really hope they bring in coop in the future! The game is a gem to play in vr and a great adventure to experience!
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