eGamer writes: "The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is classic cash-in, throwaway trash. It has some good concepts marred by poor execution, and while it isn’t the worse game you’ll play, you should definitely avoid it like the plague and pretend that it doesn’t exist, especially if you’re a big fan of the source material. Speaking as someone who is basically in love with The Walking Dead, I hate this game down to its rotten core. That’s because it’s insulting to have to deal with something as low quality as this when the franchise it’s based on, whether we’re looking at the comic, TV series or adventure game from Telltale, is always exceptional. At least, it was always, because until this it used to be guaranteed. Perhaps what’s more insulting than that though is that rubbish like this can actually go for full retail price."