The Walking Dead TV show and comic books were amazing. Telltale's game was also pretty good. But Survival Instinct SUCKS.
First of all, this game has a lot of good ideas in it. This game probably would have been good if the combat, graphics, story and pretty much everything else didn't suck. The combat is simple, swing your weapon or shoot, kill zombies. You can also execute zombies from behind, but this is useless considering you can just run away or jump onto a car where they can't get you. The graphics are pretty bad. If you looked at gameplay of this and a game like Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3, you would see the difference between 2013 graphics, and graphics from the early 2000s. The story is also forgettable. This is odd considering the story of the previous game by Telltale was outstanding. This game could be fun at times, slicing your way through zombies, but overall, this game is pretty terrible. My theory is this game was made because of the popularity of the TV show. Activision knew everyone would buy it, which is true. I don't blame you if you want to buy it, but I hope you consider this review.
gamers (54%) found this review helpful
This game lacks everything, it shouldn't even been a DVD game. This seems more of an arcade game. The graphics are arcade quality, game-play is slow paced, the missions are repetitive, a Walking Dead quality story doesn't even exist here... except for the opening level. The animation for this game is clunky. Should of been an arcade download, even for a $49.99 game price is asking too much.
posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Mar 19, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (52%) found this review helpful
This is a game that I thought would be really bad. It is far from it. It is weird though. You are in a first person view and you drive from place to place looking for supplies. the driving is done for you (hard to explain). when you stop, if there are any survivors with you, you can direct them to get certain supplies. you will meet survivors in the towns you visit that may ask you to do fetch missions. You really want to avoid most interactions with zombies because when they get in a group they are hard to kill, though you can do it with enough skill. you can run into buildings and rooms and the walkers will tear down the doors to get you. they are pretty smart AI i must say. they don't just stand there. if they see you or hear a sound they will come after you. you can throw bottles to break in order to distract them and what not. Overall, I can say that this game is worth a play through. It even has the shows theme at the beginning. If you like the show and like video games, you will definately like this game. Also for zombie lovers. I love getting head shots. it is awesome.