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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct - Review | G4MERS

G4MERS: "AMC's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is the title of made-for fast, on the well-known license that is catchy and just to cash in on players. I would not recommend this game, even the biggest fans of TWD." (PC, PS3, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Xbox 360) 3/10

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Bumpmapping  +   1062d ago | Well said
knowyourstuff  +   1062d ago
None of us were surprised by this right? Right.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1062d ago
Lol.. the ending

Thats sniper ghost warrior bad
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camel_toad  +   1062d ago
Yep I think we alllll saw this coming.
HammadTheBeast  +   1062d ago
Hahahahah that's what you get Activision.
InMyOpinion  +   1062d ago | Well said
Should've slapped a COD sticker on it. It would'nt keep it from being a turd but it would secure review scores in the 7's and 8's at least.
deafdani  +   1062d ago
@InMyOpinion: yeah, because the Vita version of COD did so well.

Stop spouting that nonsense that EVERY review site has sold themselves out. If that was true, then THIS game would be getting good scores too, because it's published by Activision, the same guys that piblish Call of Duty.

No matter if you've gotten tired of the COD series by now (or if you've NEVER liked it, like myself), they tend to be well done games, and when they're bad, they get bad scores, hence the awful reviews fo Declassified for Vita.
fermcr  +   1062d ago
I'm surprised. I thought it was going to get a 1/10.
Blastoise  +   1062d ago
That ending is hilariously bad
knowyourstuff  +   1062d ago
I mean, I get it that they're zombies, but the AI can't be THAT braindead...

*Ba Dum Tshhh*
KidBroSweets2  +   1062d ago
I can't believe they would ever think that this was a good product. If they ever even tried at all then this could've been an amazing game and with an army of fans who'd want to play it and pay for it. But after that first trailer, everyone realized they were looking to cash in on a title. What a shame.
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Derekvinyard13  +   1062d ago
Dam do u see that gameplay! It looks soooo generic
Pixel_Enemy  +   1062d ago
The AI was brain dead as shit. They stood in a cluster waiting to be shot in the head. All of the heads exploded upon one shot.. Graphics aside (which suck) the game play seems like non stop waves of shooting weak AI enemies.

Just wait for The Last of Us.
blackmamba707  +   1062d ago
my dog's poo looks more interesting, true story
BlackTar187  +   1062d ago
not defending this game but are you saying Zombies should have better AI?
Welshy  +   1062d ago

Yes, yes they should. The sole reason they exist is to feed and in turn spread infection, so when there's 20+ zombies that are starving with only 5 living people in the whole area, you'd think upon seeing you or hearing the roar of a freakin' LMG they'd respond.

They tip a wrench off the shelf in the comics/TV show and zombies notice, you stand 3ft away in this game spamming an assault rifle and nothing.

Even for zombies that is terrible AI by any gamers standard.
BlackTar187  +   1062d ago
lol at how serious you guys took my comment. GG
Kingdom Come  +   1062d ago
That's offensive to turd.
iGamerZero24  +   1062d ago
My guy was right about this one !
Ashame though cause I'm a HUGE fan of the show.....
JsonHenry  +   1062d ago
I feel asleep watching that video.
zeal0us  +   1062d ago
No one does it like Activision does it, oh wait nvm forgot about EA, Capcom, Gearbox and so many more.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1062d ago
let me guess episode 2 coming..
Knight_Crawler  +   1062d ago
Did is see Troy Baker in the credits?
ShugaCane  +   1062d ago
Expected. It never looked like anything more than a lazy adaptation of a popular tv show aimed at grabbing money from fans. How surprising Activision is involved in this...
Qrphe  +   1062d ago
I didn't need a review to know this was bad.
SOD_Delta  +   1062d ago
Why was this released? This game will give Aliens a run for it's money for FLOPY '13.
Godmars290  +   1062d ago
For one thing this doesn't have a better looking and performing trailer with a noted dev team standing by it as example of a finished product.

At least, as far as I know.
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FrostyZipper  +   1062d ago
I dunno, the difference between Colonial Marines and this is that, unlike this, Colonial Marines actually seemed fairly good until it hit the stores.

I don't think anyone thought this was going to be anything less than poor.
Irishguy95  +   1062d ago
Aliens = 5/10
This = 3/10

Aliens actually has 1 or 2 decent parts in it.
onyoursistersback  +   1062d ago
They should really make a reward for "Flop" of the year!!!
Lol....lets start with a list of games/contenders!!
cee773  +   1062d ago
its doing pretty well on psn lol
Deku-Johnny  +   1062d ago
Of course it is, you see a game based on one of your favourite shows and you're immediately interested. When I first heard about it I thought I'd most likely get it, that was of course before I saw the gameplay videos. It's the reason games based on films tend to do well even though most of them suck, who doesn't want the chance to feel like they're one of their favourite characters?
chrispseuphoria  +   1062d ago
There's a character that says "we need to work up a plan" two times within 5 seconds on one of the videos presented in the video...

Oh dear...
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LOGICWINS  +   1062d ago
LOLOLOL thats how it ended?!
CZUM  +   1062d ago
Yea, indeed ;) Sequel is pretty sure :p
OlgerO  +   1062d ago
Wow just wow
Axecution  +   1062d ago
lmao the credits rolled and i just laughed for like a solid minute
animegamingnerd  +   1062d ago
saw it coming a mile away i mean it the developers of the game they began work after finishing star wars kinect a year ago
dahomieBobBarker  +   1062d ago
is it just me, or did this reviwer give no probable reason (other then bad graphics) why he gave it such a tedious score. speaking of tedious , this guys writing is atrocios and very difficult to take seriously. All i read was an esoteric hate speech about activision lol. He did not for a moment articulate why it was such a terrible experience. is that a taco ?
darren_poolies  +   1062d ago
You do know this was put through Google Translate right?
CZUM  +   1062d ago
Heh ;) I belive he doesn't ;)
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SaffronCurse  +   1062d ago
WOW what a horrible ending
Black-Rock-Shooter  +   1062d ago
Well this was super rushed.
first1NFANTRY  +   1062d ago
F%cking mediocre. I knew activision would mess this up. How does the industry go from Tell Tales goty game to this turd?

Oh well guess the money is still on TLOU. Incompetent devs really need to stop plaguing the market with mediocrity.
Coogi  +   1062d ago
That's what happens when people like you think it matter who the company that made the game was and that actual developers.
Pintheshadows  +   1062d ago
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1062d ago
Is anyone surprised by this news at all?

If you want to play a great TWD game stick with the one made by Telltale Games or TWD Assault on mobile.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1062d ago
" a game, what's better than that?"

A good game, gosh Activision why can't you be creative and start to innovate?
WeskerChildReborned  +   1062d ago
Excuse me "MurlnDurl" .
AzaziL  +   1062d ago
Ill stick to Left 4 Dead, Dead Island, or Dead Rising for my zombie fix, sucks that a game with the "Walking Dead" brand happens to be one of the worst zombie game ever made.
CommonSense  +   1062d ago
or Undead Nightmare, or Killing Floor.

I'm not sure why you expect greatness from the Walking Dead brand, though. The show (especially season 3) is awful.

Sure, the comics are good, and the adventure game isn't bad; but it's not like the franchise has been firing on all cylinders up to this point.

If the franchise was swelling with integrity, they never would have allowed Activision to get their hands on it in the first place.

@below: I'm not taking away his appreciation of the series. I'm just saying the track record ain't perfect. For me to explain why the show is awful would take hours of time and pages of text. Lets just say every episode feels like a bottle episode. The characters actions and dialogue are inconsistent. A lot of the plot points go nowhere and are meaningless. Most episodes feel like they were filmed in a weekend. There are a ton of Deus Ex Machina's. And on and on.
It's just not a well written show (hopefully things improve now that Glen Mazzara is gone). Sorry.

Maybe i'll do some youtube reviews of the show to really break it down. You'll be the first to know. :)
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Wintersun616  +   1062d ago
Well, common sense tells me (pun totally intended) that maybe the people who signed the deal with Activision weren't fully aware of Activisions ethics, but more like blinded by the sales of their annual rehashes, hoping to get a piece of that pie.

And can't you just let other people enjoy TWD? AzaziL seems to be disappointed by the fact that Craptivision here is tarnishing the name of a very enjoyable brand. And here you are saying TWD's awful without even explaining what's so awful about it.
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axerated  +   1062d ago
Um, on the contrary; season 3 has been nothing short of spectacular. And that's coming from someone who hd read all the books since the comic first started. Jus saying
TheRealSpy  +   1062d ago
There is absolutely nothing "spectacular" about season 3. Who cares if you read the books? A show/movie/book needs to be able to stand on its own. It's a really boring show. You are entitled to your opinion, but you have low standards.
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cpayne93  +   1062d ago
@TheRealSpy dude, I don't know what's up with your standards. The show is very high rated, one of the best tv series on right now. You and CommonSense are in the minority.
Coogi  +   1062d ago
I stopped at season 3 being bad, season 3 is great season 2 was horrific.

@TheRealSpy You're life must suck to think Walking Dead "low standards" LOL.

It broke so many records and is in the top few shows with the most viewers. Need more Jersey shore or something?
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TheRealSpy  +   1062d ago
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

― Mark Twain

The majority also really like COD and Twilight. So there ya go.

@Coogi: How does that mean my life sucks? That's an incredibly stupid, immature thing to say. And how does me disliking the Walking Dead mean I like Jersey Shore? More people probably watched Jersey Shore than Walking Dead. TWD is definitely better than Jersey Shore, but that's hardly saying anything.

If you'd like to know what current shows I think are good, I'll give you a few. Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad.

Those shows are shot well, they have a budget that reflects their viewing numbers, they are extremely well written and acted, the actors never act out of character, and the stories don't rely on convenience to progress a plot.
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cpayne93  +   1062d ago
@TheRealSpy That's fine but before you tell other people they have low standards remember that it's just their opinion. In MY opinion, the show is great, really draws you in to this apcalyptic world. If you think it doesn't, fine.
KaBaW  +   1062d ago
@TheRealSpy -
I enjoy all of those shows you just mentioned.
I'm just now starting to get into Boardwalk Empire, though.
But, I would also have to say that I thoroughly enjoy The Walking Dead.
I can't find any faults in The Walking Dead, and I think it's great.

People like what they like, who cares, just do you. :)
Intentions  +   1062d ago
It looks ........
paul1974  +   1062d ago
well the TV show is brilliant and tense, scary as you dont know who is next to die, with some great action! yes the TV show is about survival and not a fast shooter!

We have great characters such as the governor, remember his zombie vs person show set in a ring? I will wait to see what the people who buy the game say rather then game sites as people who invest their money also invest the much needed play through time to judge.

So from my point of view if you want a game that offers what the Walking dead is trying to offer then that game is ZombiU!

Everyone who plays it(miiverse) gives it very very high scores (ignore the reviews from places like Gamespot. Zombi U offers all of the above as well as a nice arena section just very similar to the governors as well as scares and great play.

For those who want to bash me for saying zombie you go to the near 200,000 post on miiverse which includes many people who own ps360 and pc so its not just fan boy talk..
TheRealSpy  +   1062d ago
The TV show is NOT brilliant and you ALWAYS know who is next to die.

The moment a character that hasn't really been focused on for a while suddenly starts getting some lines and shows a little know they're next to die.
T-dogg, Lori, and Axel are great examples of this.

Or if a new character is introduced and immediately starts doing something know they're next to die.

Big Tiny and Tomas were examples of this.

The show is dull and predictable. AND everything happens conveniently for the sake of moving a plot point a long.

EDIT: @below: LOL! The best was when Lori told Rick to kill Shane. Then, when Rick did kill Shane, Lori freaked out on him. That was when I saw the writing on the wall for that show. They act so wildly out of character for the sake of convenient story telling. It's a joke, really.

I have to admit though... I'm one of those people who gets more pleasure out of watching stuff that is bad because I get so much more entertainment out of it. And, when people really like something that I recognize to be terrible (eg, Star Wars episode 3, Hunger Games, The Avengers (or any other Marvel movie)), that makes it so much better. I'm actually glad the show sucks.
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InTheLab  +   1062d ago
The show quickly became unwatchable after they drug out the business between Shane and Rick.
TemplarDante  +   1062d ago
This turd reeks, but sheep may be attracted to it..
YodaCracker  +   1062d ago
My instincts tell me not to buy this game.
-MD-  +   1062d ago
Think I'm gonna torrent this one for some laughs.
JoeReno  +   1062d ago
The TV show is far from brillant its basically a soap opera with zombies in my opinion. I know it has great mass appeal and I did give it a shot watched the first two seasons to see if I could get onto it, but could not.
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paul1974  +   1062d ago
well that's what is great about choice, if we all liked the same it would be sad, this is why people buy nintendo, ms or sony? but in regards to the tv show I think TV viewer figures would say otherwise as its the most watched show in america on cable!

I love it as it has 2 very talented english actors in rick and the governor.
jayman23  +   1062d ago
lol, there was practically no marketing for the game either (not that it would have done any good)
isa_scout  +   1062d ago
Who actually thought this game was going to be good?lol...I went to the midnight launch for Gears lastnight and out of over 100 people only 3 were there to pick up Walking Dead. It was kind of funny. Oh well, at least we can look forward to Telltales Season 2 of the REAL walking Dead game.Can't wait!!!
tigertron  +   1062d ago
God damn you Activision!
KaBaW  +   1062d ago
Well, that's a shame. But, knowing Activisions track record, I'm not surprised.
After what Telltale did, if only Activision made a good game, I woulda bought it.

I hope not many people get suckered into buying some crap from them..
Maybe soon or later Acti will realize people want and will pay for good products.
leejohnson222  +   1062d ago
GAME OF THE YEAR !!!!!!!!!
WitWolfy  +   1062d ago
No wonder the original creator didnt want anything to do with this game.
InTheLab  +   1062d ago
Norman Reedus is a fat a** He sat straight faced in an interview and told us this game was more than just run and gun...and this is all it is. He made it sound like the game was deep and all about survival...and he knew he was lying.

Fire up a helicopter in the middle of a city and fire huge guns. According to the rules of the series, that should attract hundreds of walkers.
Ser  +   1062d ago
This looks god-awful.
FaSCoRP  +   1062d ago
It seems to be that none of you actually tried the game by yourselves. If you expect something like Call of Duty or a classic FPS where you have to run, this is not your game. As you may expect, there will be a single type of enemy (just walkers), and that may be very boring for a lot of people. This is a game designed as a FPS, mostly by the view but, it contain strategic elements that you cannot see in other games. Like to recruit people, send them for scavenge, where to go on the road (and which type of road to take, streets, highways), and even each point has optional quests. This is about the story of the two brothers and you have a lot of choices to do.
If you think about this game as Left 4 Dead, this is not your type.
blackberty  +   1062d ago
looked like the worst current gen game from a big dev/publisher ever.
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