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Fans of the Walking Dead comic book series are in for a treat – The Walking Dead: Road to Survival faithfully brings the original series and concept by Robert Kirkman to life in a brand new story line written by Jay Bonansinga. This strategy- adventure RPG game is an Editor’s Choice app on the Google Play Store. Its dark themes, amazing art and a colorful character list are all feature fans and critics alike love about it.
In this all-new story line featured in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, players follow Rick Grimes and co as they embark on an adventure to confront the governed of Woodbury. It’s up to you to create a sanctuary for survivors and take down the walkers. Players progress in the game by building a safe haven for human survivors. This task includes collecting resources and crafting items for survival. But the main element of The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is combat and how you take down the zombie Walkers.
The combat featured in this game is a turn-based one; a format that we’ve seen in tons of role playing games. Players take down their enemies one by one in all the Walking Dead locations that they may find familiar. Once a battle is won, loot can be collected and there’s more food and supplies for the surviving community to upgrade their town.
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival relies heavily on strategy in not only the combat part of the game but also building your town and progressing in the storyline. Players are asked to make difficult decisions throughout the game and their choice will ultimately lead them to either success or defeat.
Walking Dead fans will appreciate how this game has managed to keep the original theme and concept of the graphic novel alive. The characters, although different in terms of character design, are also familiar. The Walking Dead: Road to Survival includes character like Rick Grime, Michonne and more.
We’re also quite impressed by the edgy graphics and comic book-like art this game manages to recreate. The dark themes and aesthetics of the overall game keep in line with the story of the game and successfully build the mood for players. The game also includes a detailed 3D map that features real locations from The Walking Dead comics – another aspect of the game that true Walking Dead fans are sure to relish. These locations include Alexandria, Woodbury, Sanctuary and more.
Let’s not forget the massive online multiplayer support this game has. In the online strategy mode, you can build multiplayer alliances, create battle strategies and collect resources as a team. You can also battle against your friends in the PvP style combat.
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival also features some live in-game events that can be played to obtain exclusive character and more resources to build a more powerful stronghold. The in-game events are different from the main story line and help to expand it which can be quite fun.
All good things aside, The Walking Dead: Road to Survival does have its own share of problems. For starters, the game is believed to face a lot of technical issues lately and might glitch on your device. It also tends to load slowly but we’re hoping the developers will fix this problem in the future updates.
Another more pressing issue is how the game constantly coaxes you into spending real money to really prove your worth. The in-game purchases can actually cost hundreds of dollars if you’re not watching what you’re spending in the game.
The Walking Dead: Road To Survival is one of the top apps in the Role Playing app category, which belongs to Scopely. It's last update was on October 19, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 10,000,000 - 50,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 487,243 reviews. After you get to The Walking Dead: Road To Survival page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.