Following the success of The Walking Dead Television series and its iconic comic book series, comes the official mobile strategy game in the form of, “The Walking Dead: Survivors.” This strategy game puts you right in the middle of the zombie-filled world, where you have to fight and survive the hordes of walkers, go to war against other human clans, repair and build a ruined town, whilst leading and training your own army to fight against the walkers and other humans. As the leader you have to take strategic decisions which will affect your army and your position as a leader. Let us find out what this strategy game has in store for us.
“The Walking Dead: Survivors” is a strategy game where your main goal is survival, as such you will spend most of the time gathering resources, building and upgrading shelters, recruiting survivors and training them to become better fighters, and tending to the needs of your army. The main action of the game comes when you engage in fights with hordes of walkers and other human survivors who will attack your shelter with the aim to destroy and loot your resources.
The gameplay of the fights resembles those of tower defense games, where you have to plan out and build your defense accordingly. You can strategically place obstacles, build towers, plan out army formations and employ them based on their survivor skills. The survivors come with various abilities, some of which can fire guns, hurl Molotov cocktails, swing weapons such as baseball bats, swords, and sticks to defend your shelter against walkers and human enemies.
Apart from strategy and defense, the game also allows you to create Clans with other players, to build stronger shelters and larger territories, and battle against Negan and his gang, who happen to be the real threat. The game is built around missions, and you have to complete them to move the game forward, and as you move along you also get to meet icon characters from The Walking Dead, discover new areas, and find new locations, hidden resources, characters, and many more.
Like most strategy-based games, the controls of The Walking Dead: Survivors are pretty simple and easy to get hold of once you have started playing it. As you begin interacting with the game, it guides you along the controls of the game with the help of moving downwards arrow button. This arrow acts as the guide and helps you get familiar with the different controls, and what functions each control performs. The controls to this game are not complicated at all, and you will get the hang of it in no time.
The graphics of this game are average at best, and every element displayed in the game is pretty basic, and gets the job done of conveying the message. The elements on the map, including buildings, cars, trees, rocks, wood, etc., are well-illustrated; however, they lack a certain level of sharpness. The character art is also pretty average, and they somehow fail to resemble the people they’re supposed to represent. On the other hand, the animations and movement of characters throughout the game is pretty smooth, pleasing to look at, and well-polished. The graphics may not be the best in its class, but it manages to deliver a decent experience and manages to capture the theme of the game.
The Walking Dead franchise has enjoyed good success, and also boasts of a healthy fan-following. If you also happen to be a fan of this franchise, you’ll certainly find it at home with its gameplay, characters, and other game elements. For the others, if you wish to immerse yourself into an entertaining and engaging zombie-based strategy game, mixed with a dash of tower defense then, “The Walking Dead: Survivors” will certainly fit the bill. Granted, the graphics can use a little more improvement, but with that said, the Walking Dead: Survivors is a decent franchise-based strategy game and is available for download on Google Play and AppStore.