GodisaGeek: "The great tragedy, of course, is that Terminal Reality clearly had ideas. Another six to eight months and a little patience from Activision and this really, really could have been better – though perhaps not much. Survival Instinct is not the worst zombie game I’ve ever played (Rebellion’s Shell Shocked 2: Blood Trails is worse), but it’s not far off. A smattering of good ideas are swamped by bad AI, lazy design, ugly aesthetics, lacklustre sound and uninspired combat. Like the Walkers themselves, this is one game that should be given a wide berth."