Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

Scopely’s Walking Dead: Road to Survival is an RPG with town/city building elements with both balancing each other and making a very fun, long game in the single player mode.

Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

Walking Dead: Road to Survival is based on the source material—the comics—as opposed to AMC’s popular TV show and picks up during The Governor/Prison arc. The gameplay is straightforward in execution, but there is an element of strategy in the combat system with elemental strength/weakness-style setup.

Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

That setup means a certain trait is strong against one trait, but weak against another. Certain weapons can only be armed by characters with a particular trait and some of those traits come about new weapons very slowly—especially melee weapons. Your battle party can be selected before the battle starts.

Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

In Road to Survival players will face both walkers/biters (zombies) and other survivors. The walkers tend to be easier to tackle in battles while survivors are more active in combat during rounds.

It should be noted that each story orb in an area on the world map is part of a multiple battle chain. So orb 1-1 would have three battles and 1-2 would feature four or some number.

Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

Now the town/city building portion of the game isn’t as extensive. City building games have been a regular occurrence since the mid-2000s on browsers and there’s a few on mobile. The main objective of that genre is to build up your town, bring in citizens, and build structures that produce resources that will allow you to continue building your town.

Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

Road to Survival is no different in this area of the game. You have several structures to build and accompanying storage type structures that will allow you to save more resources. Once enough resources have been accumulated, players can update existing structures, train survivors, or build more structures.

VERDICT

Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a fun game, but the single player can be repetitious sometimes as players will repeat battles to rack up food, survivors, and supplies. Like similar games, you’re mainly playing to keep building up your camp, pick up new characters, and leveling characters.

Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

The PvP is nothing special but there are gangs/clans/guilds/army to join so there’s a community element to the game, but not one I entertain. Even if you’re not in a group, you can participate in chat with others—as you can many other games that feature single player and PvP elements.

I’d recommend trying out the game—especially if you’re an RPG or Walking Dead fan. Even if you’re a fan of the TV show but not the comic you should give it a play. It’s not hard to get into and the tutorial isn’t time and fun consuming. RATING: 4/5


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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