The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct First Gameplay Footage Buries Some Axes
Written Wednesday, January 02, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Activision has released some gameplay footage for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and... well, we’ll let you make your own minds up.

Spinning-off from the TV series (as opposed to the graphic novels), The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct follows the Dixon brothers, Daryl and Merle, who will be voiced in the game by their respective actors from the AMC show

In the short gameplay snippets below you’ll see players sneaking around and burying the odd axe in zombie skulls, to a familiar soundtrack.

It’s the first time we’ve seen proper footage from the game, despite sitting through a Gamescom presentation about it last year. And while there’s nothing about the vid to get us terribly excited, we’ll continue to reserve judgement until we finally get to play it.

In the meantime watch the vid below and let us know what you think.


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Comment #1 by Kaydee
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 12:50:48 AM
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OMG this looks bad really really bad srsly is this the best they can do? Game looks so bad. Almost seem like it is from 2001.

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Comment #2 by FearlessSasuke
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 12:52:40 AM
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um ok, got to be honest this looks horrible this looks like another bad game based on a TV Show.

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Comment #3 by AxelEra
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 12:54:40 AM
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Comment #4 by panserod
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 12:57:45 AM
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Is this a n64 exclusive?

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Comment #5 by SUM1SLY
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:03:13 AM
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Doesn't even look half finished,this can't be what it's going to look like once it's finished is it ?

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Comment #6 by brandaman69
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:09:36 AM
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My mistake I thought it said PS3 not PS2

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Comment #7 by Frylock
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:24:48 AM
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Well...? :/

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Comment #8 by khdude15
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:24:54 AM
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your all dumb btw

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Comment #9 by Frylock
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:26:20 AM
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And its on AMC NOT ABC!

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Comment #10 by Captain Urahara
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:28:14 AM
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Wow this looks horrible.

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Comment #11 by FfredericC
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:39:23 AM
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I thought it would be better to turn HD on...but it was already :(

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Comment #12 by JuggernautClone
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:51:02 AM
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Hopefully they can polish it up more to look a bit better, but graphics sure as hell don't make a game good. It definitely didn't matter with the episodic TWD using cell-shaded graphics.

And @ everyone comparing it to past video game generation consoles: Seriously? That's the best you can come up with? A beaten down, overused joke? Come on now, that's just as bad as reusing a game engine over and over for years.

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Comment #13 by Grimes2K
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:08:41 AM
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Looks bad, but I'll still plat it because it's TWD.

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Comment #14 by LIL BRIDGES
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:21:25 AM
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I'm a huge Walking Dead fan so I'll be buying it regardless.

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Comment #15 by ThEliteOne
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:31:01 AM
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Hopefully this game is no more than 20 bucks MSRP at release.

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Comment #16 by LostRonin
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:35:24 AM
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Those zombies have shiny hair.

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Comment #17 by Pure_Breed-1
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:40:12 AM
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this game needs a serious graphics upgrade, but i need to see more of the gameplay before i take an opinion on it.

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Comment #18 by FatalKrouzer
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 03:05:08 AM
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Still getting it :P

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Comment #19 by snakemaster7
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 03:18:16 AM
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Looks like a boring piece of sh#t. I'm so tired of zombies.

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Comment #20 by beaste9
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 03:26:15 AM
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To the people complaining, half of you probably play call of duty and this is the game I thought of when I looked at the graphics.

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Comment #21 by maink
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 03:27:57 AM
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looks like a psn game , like gotham city imposters or payday , so activision has the rights to the walking dead , since the other one won goty , i guess activision will milk this as much as they can

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Comment #22 by SoPoF
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 03:59:35 AM
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Looks technically questionable and everything seems so ... empty. Gameplay looks really boring and no, not because there weren't enough explosions and shooting at stuff.

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Comment #23 by DeMz
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 04:49:57 AM
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Looks like "Dead Island" but worse. The Polish did it better. :) Anyway, you all complaining about how bad this game is - go and make a better one, I dare you.

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Comment #24 by Payney1991
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 05:05:06 AM
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I don't understand why everyone is bashing the graphics, the graphics look very similar to Dishonored, not really good or bad.

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Comment #25 by Blowy McPot
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 05:10:39 AM
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This game is clearly not finished, there wasn't even sound exept for the music. And CoD and Dishonored look way better then this, just saying ...

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Comment #26 by Zallera
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 05:12:45 AM
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Great graphics alone don't make a good game but they certainly are one part of a good game. The preview doesn't show off anything that gave off a walking dead vibe and definitely didn't display any game mechanics that made me think the game is about a pair of brothers who are skilled hunters.

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Comment #27 by RRDude_PBB
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 06:59:14 AM
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Looks terrible, bland and boring. I expected nothing less from activision.

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Comment #28 by Nille
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 07:30:36 AM
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Looks pretty shit to be honest. But just by having The Walking Dead as a title will probably make it sell loads anyways.

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Comment #29 by J-Flames
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 07:31:12 AM
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It really does look PS2-ish the reason the episodic versions got away with those kinds of graphics was coz it gave it a comic book look and the gameplay was a point and click style game. Turning this into a free-roam game is not clever.

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Comment #31 by Fantod Megrim
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 08:22:30 AM
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Buyme95's ad has better graphics than this game.

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Comment #32 by twyz
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 10:18:32 AM
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Give it some time. Looks like it's a long way from completion.

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Comment #33 by xhair
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 11:28:51 AM
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This looks bad, it should have said "may contain content inappropriate for gaming" I had more fun playing the adverts before the video

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Comment #34 by IronFist
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:16:10 PM
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OMFG this game looks so shit.

Why the fuck do activi$ion deliberately make they're non cod games awful?
All they fuckin care about is cod. It's beyond a joke. The cod franchise needs to die alraeady along with this awful company.

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Comment #35 by totalgenocide
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 01:48:57 PM
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to everyone complaining about the crappy graphics.
there is a reason it is call alpha footage

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Comment #36 by Spinsane
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:44:56 AM
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I can accept the crapy early-stage graphics (IF they improve dramatically).

There's one thing that doesn't work AT ALL, however. Once a zombie scratches or bites you, you're toast. That's it. No hit points, no life bar, no blurry/red/faded screen. Just dead, game over. Not right away, but eventually.

They NEED to address this. Sure enough the game could let you take a few hits/bullets before you drop, but once a Z hits you you should be game over.

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Comment #37 by FiL
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 11:01:40 PM
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looks like a pc game from 2003

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Comment #38 by SamKimish
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 09:54:44 PM
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If they took this exact engine but implemented cel-shading to replicate the original comic book feel, this game could be surprisingly entertaining.

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US March 19, 2013
Europe March 22, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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