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  • Summary: Merging the award-winning, smash-hit, indie game The Escapists with the worldwide phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, comes The Escapists: The Walking Dead. In this unique game, recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, you play as Rick Grimes as he takes onMerging the award-winning, smash-hit, indie game The Escapists with the worldwide phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, comes The Escapists: The Walking Dead. In this unique game, recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, you play as Rick Grimes as he takes on hordes of zombies let loose upon the world.
    Rick is in charge of a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast, including Maggie, Hershel, Glenn and Michonne. Rick must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area, and manage several dangerous tasks to keep as many of the group alive as possible. The game faithfully matches the timeline of the comics, meaning Rick must first fight his way out of the Harrison Memorial Hospital, visit the Greene family farm before visiting destinations such as the Meirwether Correctional Facility and Woodbury.

    Protect the living and escape the dead as you play through the award-winning comic's epic story.
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  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 31, 2016
    70
    This is a welcome return to its predecessor’s winning formula, with an extra helping of blood and guts. [May 2016, p76]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2016
    70
    Overall, it's a deliciously addictive experience. [Apr 2016, p.92]
  3. 60
    The Escapists: The Walking Dead valiantly tries to subvert the established formula of the original version of The Escapists, but ends up a slightly confused love letter to Robert Kirkman’s post-apocalyptic comic book series instead. There's still plenty to enjoy for Walking Dead fans, if not necessarily much for those that liked The Escapists.
  4. Feb 20, 2016
    50
    It has its moments of fun, but more often than not is a frustrating time-sink made up of trial-and-error mechanics with little sense of reward.
  5. Feb 24, 2016
    50
    Ultimately, there’s enough crafting to make things interesting even if it’s linear, lacks intuitive flexibility and most of all refinement for this genre.
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  1. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    The Escapists is a game I am a fan of. Take that with one of my favorite comic/TV series and you have an incredible game. The iconicThe Escapists is a game I am a fan of. Take that with one of my favorite comic/TV series and you have an incredible game. The iconic story,setting,and small details from your zombie-killing comic series is here, and amazing. This breath-taking game is still incredible to those who aren't even fans. I would rate this game 10/10 Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2016
    10
    The Escapists: The Walking Dead is a fun game if you enjoy the Walking Dead. In this game you take control of Rick Grimes and you have to makeThe Escapists: The Walking Dead is a fun game if you enjoy the Walking Dead. In this game you take control of Rick Grimes and you have to make sure you save everyone from the zombies. Instead of having to make sure your heat level is low for the guards which was never a big issue, NOW IT IS!!! If the zombie meter gets too high zombies will walk inside your perimiter causes a lot of damage/trouble. So this game causes you to think more about what is best for you and the other survivors then just trying to escape.

    I think this version of the game has more depth story wise and the way you play the game. You have to make sure morale is high otherwise characters might go crazy :)

    Just in short: If you like the escapists but want a bit more variety in game play and a more in depth experience, then you should play this game :) Would be a good addition to ps plus
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