The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Box Art

This game was released on March 19, 2013 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

This upcoming FPS game from Terminal Reality is a prequel to The Walking Dead TV series which puts the player into the shoes of Daryl Dixon (voiced by Norman Reedus). Daryl, along with his brother Merle, have to make their way across the walker-infested Georgia to the city of Atlanta.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct lets the players choose between trying to sneak past groups of zombies and fighting them head-on. The Walkers aren’t the only problem in the game though: the two brothers also encounter other survivors who can either help or hurt them. Furthermore, the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic world makes it necessary to ration food and save ammunition in order to survive.

Pre-order bonuses

The following two retailers are offering exclusive bonuses to those who pre-order The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct from them:

  • Amazon: Walker Execution Pack which contains five melee weapons such as a survival knife, a sawtoothed machete, and a kukri.
  • GameStop: Herd Mode Challenge, an exclusive co-op multiplayer mode where players have to fight off waves of walkers, plus a rather gruesome Walker Ear Keychain.

Do note that the DLCs listed above are for Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game (the Wii U version only gets the keychain at GameStop).

Gameplay trailer

Judging by this trailer, Survival Instinct isn’t very impressive in terms of graphics:

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is scheduled to be released on March 19, 2013 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles. The Wii U version is set to launch a week later, on the 26th.

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