The Walking Dead: March to War

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Sloppy, overly complicated take on a pop culture classic.

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Ease of Play

There's a whole lot going on in this game, and it's easy to get overwhelmed. Too many menus make it more confusing. 

Violence

You'll fight undead, other humans, but it's from such a far vantage point that no notable violence is shown on-screen. 

Sex
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Consumerism

Lots of in-app purchase opportunities pushed. Based on popular comic book, TV show.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Alcohol occasionally shows up as a supply, but it's not glorified. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Walking Dead: March To War is a strategy game based on the popular zombie fiction. It features characters that appear in both the comic book and the television show. The game revolves around the same "do what you have to in order to survive" mentality, and players will have to both kill zombies and battle other groups, but the view is top-down and, as a result, the on-screen violence is minimal. There's no sex, and while alcohol is shown as a supply, it's not encouraged. Players will be tempted to pay for upgrades as they get further into the game in order to make better progress. Learn more about what the developer does with your personal information by reading the privacy policy

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What's it about?

In THE WALKING DEAD: MARCH TO WAR, after surviving a zombie apocalypse, players will need to build up their base, recruit units to take care of it while they're gone, and send crews out to scavenge the wasteland for materials. To survive, they'll need to battle both zombies and other players. Well-known characters from the comic and TV show will appear from time to time and assist you as you try to carve out your own location in this newly dangerous world.

Is it any good?

The zombie apocalypse is a complicated enough place; it really doesn't need to be made harder with bad design choices. But instead of taking a less-is-more approach, The Walking Dead: March to War overloads players with a complicated menu system, confusing interface, and mediocre gameplay. Tutorials are always useful, but the game offers so many that it's easy to be overwhelmed -- and forget basic mechanics after a while because you're being drilled in some other minutia of the game. 

Worse still, when you finally finish the (literal) hours of tutorials, there's not a lot to do in the game. You send parties on raids or scavenger hunts -- but don't actively participate. Instead, you watch their progress via a green arrow. That means that even if you can look past the overly complicated structure, this is ultimately a game that is the one thing a zombie title should never be: boring. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what you're willing to do to get what you want. Where do you draw the line?

  • Families can also talk about the need to plan ahead for rough times to come. How can you prepare for emergencies?

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