Developer: Terminal Reality
I should begin this review with a public warning announcement. This Walking Dead game has nothing to do with the multiple award-winning downloadable series The Walking Dead by Telltale Games. Whereas that game was based on the comics, this is based on the AMC TV series and is a first-person action game.
Seeing as the critically acclaimed one that features multiple story choices and plays more like Heavy Rain than Dead Island has just been released at retail too (review incoming), we wouldn’t want you to pick this one up by mistake.
Oh dear, it looks like I’ve spoiled the rest of my review. Well is it really a surprise that The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a festering sack of giblets? About as much a surprise as it was that kid turning up inside that barn. There, I’ve saved you half a season of fucking awful TV too. SPOILER! [You’re doing that wrong – Ed]. No, I’m not.Click here to read more...
Terminal Reality and Activision's upcoming first-person survival-horror/action FPS based on AMC's The Walking Dead has gotten itself a dev diary going behind the scenes with actors Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker.
Survival Instinct is out on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on March 22nd in Europe, and tomorrow in the US.
The other Walking Dead game, Survival Instinct, has been dated for March 29th (in Europe) by one of the shortest and least worthwhile trailers we've ever seen. However, a clutch of new screenshots make this worth posting, giving us a closer look at the blighted environments and horrific zombies that Daryl and Merle will have to face.
Matt took a long look at Survival Instinct back in August 2012, ending up "intrigued" by the "choice, consequence, freedom, replayability and varied experiences" that Terminal Reality promise to deliver. More details in our The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Preview.Click here to read more...
Having essentially had to preview the game off of the back of a glorified PowerPoint presenation at Gamescom, it's nice to see some gameplay footage for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct - Terminal Reality's first-person take on AMC's hugely popular TV series, rather than Robert Kirkman's comic-book opus.Click here to read more...
Platforms: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360
Developers: Terminal Reality
Terminal Reality's Glenn Gamble is an excitable man. The principal effects artist on TR's upcoming take on AMC's The Walking Dead, Gamble is positively brimming with an enthusiasm that's both entirely convincing, and rather infectious. This is a good thing, as by way of presentational support, all that Terminal Reality really had to put in front of the eagerly assembled journalists in Activision's business lounge was essentially a slideshow.
Of course, we've already seen a studio take on the gritty and grim world of The Walking Dead, with two chapters of Telltale's atmospheric adventure introducing us to the hard choices that come with surviving a zombie apocalypse. But there's an important distinction between the two games to be made: Telltale's episodic series is based off of the original comic books themselves, whereas Terminal Reality are dealing with the acclaimed TV adaptation. The former is a typical Telltale adventure in terms of structure - and a very good one at that. The latter is shaping up to be something of a first-person shooter, albeit one that looks a little bit different and, dare we say it, could even turn out to be a little bit fresh.
Gamble's unorthodox presentation came at breakneck speed and was filled with some rather vague details, but this is what we do know at this stage: this flavour of The Walking Dead comes fairly early in the series' history, taking place while main character Rick Grimes is still in a coma. Eschewing Rick as a central protagonist for the game - which would be pretty damn boring - instead players will take on the role of Daryl Dixon: violent nutter (though not quite as bonkers as his brother Merle), and resident crossbow expert.
It's going to be a good twelve months for bow fans.Click here to read more...
Activision has revealed a new FPS based on hit TV series The Walking Dead, which is currently being developed by Terminal Reality. In contrast to Telltale's episodic adventure series, this new "action shooter" will hinge around stealth, hoarding and survival.Click here to read more...
Yes, we have occasionally seen it cheaper in a Steam sale. But at the moment, ShopTo are merrily trouncing the competition for this surprisingly impressive bit of fan service. The script is penned by Ackroyd and Ramis, and it stars the entire original cast. And it's pretty fun, too.
I've got a bad feeling about this! I was completely taken by surprise when I discovered that Kinect Star Wars had been released yesterday then again that's probably because I lost interest in this one a long time ago. Still I guess you could get a bit of enjoyment out of the game, well that is at least until the Kinect novelty factor wears off which I would guess happens remarkably quickly. Asda Direct are parting with copies of the game for £27.00, which should make you a saving of almost £3 on the next best offer coming in from Simply Games. Thanks to Change_Me @ HUKD.
The controversial Kinect Star Wars has released today (a Tuesday, madness), and Tesco Entertainment is currently the cheapest place to get it thanks to their magnificent EX-15OFF15-1 voucher code.
Whether you want to is another matter entirely. The critical grapevine is all over the shop at the moment, with some outfits suggesting that Kinect Star Wars is great fun while others pour scorn on unresponsive controls and mistreatment of the subject matter. And, you know, dancing Darth Vader. That could be a problem... or the best thing ever. Thanks to silkhuk at HUKD.
If you love the Ghostbusters movies then you need to give this one a go because it delivers an epic fan service. You'll be joining the old team as their new recruit, which means you'll get to play with PKE meters, ecto goggles, proton packs, and ghost traps whilst battling the various spooks and spectres that are plaguing New York. Steam have dropped their price for the game down to £1.74 until 1st November, which means you can save over £5 on the next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK. Thanks to mcwildcard @ HUKD.
Hang up your guitar, throw your drumsticks away, and pick up your microphone because you'll be rhyming out rap lyrics if you decide to pick this one up. There are plenty of tracks to choose from including "Brass Monkey" by Beastie Boys, "Hot In Herre" by Nelly, and "So Fresh, So Clean" by Outkast. You'll also get a microphone, which is handy if you don't already own one. HMV are currently selling Wii copies for £14.99, which is almost £3 cheaper than the next best offers out there.
If you want a bit of a rest from tapping your guitar controller, or beating your drum peripheral to within an inch of its life, then why not pick up your microphone and blast out a selection of rap lyrics. Some of the songs on the disc include, "I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By" by Method Man, "I Get Around" by 2Pac, and "Best I Ever Had" by Drake. HMV are parting with copies of the game for £4.99, which'll save you £3 on the next best offer coming in from Choices UK.