Parents' Guide to

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

TV-based horror game is violent, gory, and profanity laden.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Great Game

Textures are kinda shitty. The main character Daryl Dixon kicks complete walker ass. Best character in the show. His brother is a white thrash racist played by Micheal Rooker.
age 18+


Graphics aren't amazing but there not a problem. There isn't as much violence since it's more just zombie's and you rarely ever see extreme cussing. Gameplay is not great. And could be much better. I don't recommend it for ages under 12 years off age,

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct isn't a great game, which is too bad for fans of the Emmy-winning series. On paper, it seems like it's a winner: step into the shoes of one of the more popular heroes, Daryl Dixon -- who is played on the show by Norman Reedus (plus he lends his likeness and voice to the in-game character) -- and you get to test your skills to stay alive among all the zombies and panicky survivors. But the game has bland graphics, repetitive environments, technical glitches, less than stellar enemy A.I. (artificial intelligence) and no multiplayer options. Sure, there are some fun combat and scavenging moments (like looking for gas cans so you can drive away) and different ways to tackle each level, but overall it's a disappointing romp that pales in comparison to last year's imaginative The Walking Dead serial game series.

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