The Walking Dead ‘Survival’ Blood Bath

by Terry Boyden on March 22, 2013 · 2 comments

in Activision, The Walking Dead

Neither Norman Reedus nor his alter ego Daryl Dixon could save The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct from this week’s ill-fated, review blood bath.

Activision capitalized on Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead fandom with Survival Instinct, a first-person shooter. Unfortunately, following up Telltale Games’ episodic, “walker” adventure game was no easy task, even with fan-favorite Reedus lending his voice to the Survival game. Although the two TWD games fall into different genres, Activision’s FPS still fell short with reviewers in regards to story.

Survival Instinct currently has an average rating of 38% from IGN, Giant Bomb, Game Informer and Polygon. Reviews heckled this shooter for being “cheap”, “half-baked”, “lazy”, frustrating and monotonous.

IGN – 4.5/10
Game Informer – 5/10
Giant Bomb – 1/5
Polygon – 3/10


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