OVERKILL's The Walking Dead

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is a complete disaster, a game that doesn't work from any perspective. Its narrative is terrible, its progression system is pointless and its gameplay is repetitive.

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80 / 100
Nov 7, 2018

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a difficult and cooperatively heavy adventure that values teamwork and collaboration above anything else. The story is limited but makes up for it with challenging cooperative action. Upgrading your character and expanding your camp allows for a steady stream of rewards as you inch closer to completing each mission makes every step closer to the finale a worthwhile endeavor. The difficulty can be unfair at times but Overkill’s The Walking Dead has a solid edifice to become something great.

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7.9 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2018

Overkill’s The Walking Dead has some great, challenging gameplay that’s held back by lots of technical issues and poor design choices. It has the potential to be a great co-op action game, but at the moment it’s better at frustrating than it is at entertaining.

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7.7 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a new game from Payday series Developer, but this time you don't need to rob a bank, because you must survive from zombies over and over again. Overkill software has a good experience on creating a game base on "team-work" and now in Overkill’s The Walking Dead they use the best of their experience to create a game that team-work is everything on it and you must cooperate with your other 3 team member to survive from hordes of deadly zombies. The game has a very good start and art style and levels designs are very nice. Also the game has a good replay value that is a very important element for a team-based first person action game with countless zombies. Along with all of these good aspects, There are also weak points in many parts of the game. Many technical issues, long loading pages, lack of enough differential between characters and weak progress system with some not necessary limits hurt the game a lot and could be so much better and more polished. In the end i must say that if you interest in Co-op first person action games with so many zombies (Like Left for Dead), Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a game that worth trying with your friends.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2018

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 satisfy me.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a fun, chaotic take on the team-based horde and exploration genre made popular by Left 4 Dead. Sure, the lack of voice chat in-game is crippling within this genre, with the only substitute being to use Steam Chat or a third-party method – making this as cumbersome as the Nintendo Switch voice-chat options! However, there is nothing more satisfying than mindlessly slaughtering waves of zombies with a bunch of friends! I’m not much of a multiplayer gamer but if I have to play one, I much prefer cooperative ones to pvp. If you enjoy this type of game it’s worth picking up, if only to let some frustration out at the end of the day by beheading walkers with your machete.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

Although an improvement over The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, this new game feels unoriginal and non particularly engaging.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Overall, Overkill's The Walking Dead is a game that got better after release. It is currently priced at $60 USD. To me, this is a really high price considering how little you can do in the game. Each area is basically rinse and repeat of different missions. Currently, the game is available for PC, with an Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 release set for next year in February. It may be a good idea to wait for a sale on this one unless you really want to play the Walking Dead. Personally, if this game was like Dying Light, with the open world feels and different areas set up in that manner, then this would be a 10 rated game. As it is instanced areas of stop walkers from invading your base, to find the family, to oh the family is raiding you, it seems pretty much the same.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2018

Although I have doubts that Overkill's The Walking Dead will last as long as PAYDAY 2 did (an update last week concluded its five-year story, which ended in a bold White House heist) I expected much more of this game, because in my case, it is not worth 50€ of Steam, for me, it would be a game of 20, 25€ at most.

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61 / 100
Nov 19, 2018

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.

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