The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
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  • TV voice actors.
  • Some weapons can be satisfying to use.


  • No sense of tension or challenge.
  • Lackluster zombie AI leads to tedious encounters.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 51

Survival Instinct is perhaps the weakest link of the Walking Dead franchise. Even though the game had some good gameplay ideas, it eventually fails to...

By EuroGamer on 40

If you don't want The Walking Dead tarnished forever, then avoid Survival Instinct: it is simple hackwork, fan exploitation at its most crude.

By DigitalSpy on 40

The premise of the game is not terrible, but there needed to be more intelligence and purpose in the application to elevate it above the mundanity of clubbing endless zombies to death. If only someone could make a really good Walking Dead game.

By JeuxActu on 20

What's left is a very ugly game which is quite appalling for HD consoles nearing the end of their lives. Very repetitive, with no interest whatsoever, the game offers one of the worst AI's in the industry. Needless to say that after Telltales's brilliant games the quality drop is epic, and when a game's quality falls of the table, so does our grade.

By Metro UK on 20

A TV tie-in of such depressingly low quality you’d think it was the ‘90s once again, especially when you see the terrible graphics and artificial intelligence.

By Gamer NL on 10

Het is helaas maar al te duidelijk dat The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct nooit uit de vroege alfafase is gekomen. Uitgever Activision heeft het spel alleen wel voor de volle mep in de winkels gelegd.

By GameSpot on 40

Some of the melee weapons can be really satisfying to use, and there are some clever ideas about how people would manage the logistics of a road trip during a zombie apocalypse. But the whole thing is just so dull and tedious that it captures all the worst qualities of a road trip, but none of the exciting ones.

By GameSpot on 40

It's not zombies you need worry about in the painfully dull The Walking Dead: Survival...

By VR-Zone on 60

Developer: Terminal Reality Publisher: Activision Release Date: March 19, 2013 Genre: Action, Shooter, Horror Platform: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PS3, Wii U & PC Price: $49.99 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is an interesting first-person shooter...

By Multiplayer.IT on 45

Il problema è che ci si è fermati lì, ovvero i temi non sono stati sviluppati come sarebbe stato lecito aspettarsi, probabilmente a causa di grossi limiti nel budget, e il tutto è stato messo insieme utilizzando come collante un comparto tecnico decisamente inadeguato.

By 3DJuegos on 45

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct no ofrece nada que no hayamos jugado y experimentado una y mil veces antes en cientos de títulos y de maneras mucho más excitantes, divertidas y espectaculares que las que padecemos en esta producción.

By Destructoid on 20

A disaster. Any good qualities it might have had are quickly swallowed up by glitches, poor design choices or a plethora of other issues. The desperate or the gullible may find a glimmer of fun hidden somewhere in the pit.

By EGM on 15

Though a functional game at the most basic level, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is an absolute disaster from start to finish. It feels like Terminal Reality duct-taped several different half-finished projects together and assumed the brand tie-in would move units. It’s an absolute disgrace-both to the TV show it’s based on and videogames as a whole.

By IGN on 45

It just doesn’t do anything with this stuff. It’s a half-baked attempt at a game that can be fun in the occasional spooky part, but ends up under-delivering in every way.

By GameInformer on 50

Outside of these interesting narrative nuggets, Survival Instinct sinks its infected teeth into monotony and carelessly chews away at it to deliver a repetitious experience that lets a few cool ideas go to waste. This is an apocalypse you don’t want to survive.

By Cheat Code Central on 42

I really wanted to like Terminal Reality’s take on a Walking Dead game. Being a fan of the AMC television series, I was hopeful that we’d see another winner, like we did with Telltale’s version. Sadly, my hopes were crushed by a...

By GameBlog.FR on 20

The Walking Dead : Survival Instinct est l'exemple parfait du titre opportuniste qui s'empresse de surfer sur une série à succès avant que l'intérêt ne faiblisse. Une pratique honteuse pour un jeu nul.

International Review By Netzwelt on

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct erzählt die Geschichte der beiden Rednecks Daryl und Merle Dixon. Daryl, der auch in den drei bisher ausgestrahlten Staffeln der TV-Serie eine tragende Rolle spielt, und im Game vom Original-Darsteller Norman...

International Review By Les Numériques on 20

L'idée de départ était séduisante, le potentiel bien présent quand on découvre à l'ouverture du titre les possibilités de gameplay offerte par les développeurs. Et puis, on commence le jeu et l'on...

International Review By GameCaptain on 48

Ehrlich, mit der Serie hat das Spiel herzlich wenig zu tun, auch wenn man im Titel darauf pocht und bei den Darstellern optische Anleihen gemacht hat, sodass man Daryl beispielsweise klar identifizieren kann. Aber das war es auch schon, denn in...