Zombies? Why, don’t mind if I do.
Gamers have evolved with the growing pop culture phenomenon of zombies by introducing, since the 90’s, zombie video games. Though, more popularized now than ever before with people eating bath salts and all, one game really puts you into training mode of how to actually deal with zombies. You know, if they ever became real.
How do you kill something that is already dead? Burn them? Shoot them in the head? Push them off buildings? All viable options but you will never learn the true way of avoiding the impending doom of the zombie apocalypse if you don’t play “The Walking Dead” video game.
Much like the hit T.V. show, it throws you into different situations and forces you to make gut decisions based on where you are. The minisodes that you play through take you on one man’s journey through the beginning stages of the outbreak.
An prisoner just recently accused of murder makes his great escape back into the free world when his police driver gets them into a car accident that throws them both right into the zombie infested woods. Our hero makes a break for it and then stumbles upon a little girl. She follows him under the promise that he was going to help her find her parents.
This game is pretty similar to the comics in design as well as the storyline. It’s all about survival. Though there is no “prison” or “Woodbury” there are still character you come across in the game that one by one you have to decide what is best for the group. Decisions like, if you’re hauled up in a motel and someone is stealing food from the group, what do you do? Let them stay knowing that they are just looking out for themselves or outcast them so they can actually fend for themselves.
The animations in the game are very similar to the comics. The way that the characters are made and look is almost like you are watching a comic book come to life in front of you.
Remember though, every decision that you make will effect you later on in the game. Game play allows for all the characters to remember whom you have exiled, who has died and what you told them in the first episode.
Each episode costs $4.99 and there are 5 episodes that came out in 2012. That does not include the July 2013 release of ‘400’ days which introduces an entire new cast of characters. If you are a fan of the zombie apocalypse or just of “The Walking Dead,” this is the perfect game to pass the time between episodes.
I rate this game a 10 out of 10.