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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: 39 out of 65
  2. Negative: 21 out of 65
  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 19, 2018
    7
    I was really impressed how great this game is. But after that, Imagine reaching the final minutes of an hour-long mission only for yourI was really impressed how great this game is. But after that, Imagine reaching the final minutes of an hour-long mission only for your connection to drop and, in turn, your progress to be lost. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2018
    2
    A clunky ass NON Open World game that has little to do with the elaborate trailer and nothing to do with "The Walking Dead". Its Peer to PeerA clunky ass NON Open World game that has little to do with the elaborate trailer and nothing to do with "The Walking Dead". Its Peer to Peer so you have to connect to someone else computer to play. Its not open world has a lame narrator droning on and on about what is happening. Its a wanna-be copy of Left 4 Dead 2 and Co-Op to boot so you have to rely on lame players. Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2019
    0
    There were hopes, but this is a complete failure, boring, uninteresting, how can you play this at all?

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