The Walking Dead: The Game Slouches Toward Your iPad, iPhone

The Walking Dead: The Game Slouches Toward Your iPad, iPhone

Seriously scary. Seriously good.

The Walking Dead is the definitive zombie tale of the past few years, moving quickly from indie hit black-and-white comic book to even bigger hit television series, and then as a Mac and PC game on Steam. If you haven’t played it there, you owe it to yourself to check it out on your iPhone or iPad – it’s really that good. Heck,if you have played it on Steam, you might want to check it out on iOS.

The Walking Dead: The Game is compatible with the iPad 2 and up or the iPhone 4 and up, not anything older. In it, you can take on the role of Lee Everett, a man with a past, as he experiences the end of the world in the back of a police car, as a transported criminal. After the zombie apocalypse, Lee makes his escape, connects with a young girl named Clementine, and has to make several extremely difficult choices about how to survive in a world gone undead.

On the Mac, the game is a scary mix of survival horror, solid dramatic writing, and fantastic visual style. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the Robert Kirkman-created universe, giving a new set of characters and an entirely new storyline the Walking Dead treatment. You’ll have to act fast, making life-or-death choice along the way that will affect not only your character, but that of the others in the story as well.

Episode 1 for iOS is now available as a universal app for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store. Future episodes (there are five planned) will cost $4.99 each, or you can buy a season pass for all five episodes up front for an extra $14.99, bringing the total to about $20 – a discount of $5 over the Steam version.

  • chunster

    Doesn’t run on 10.8.

  • muhdkashifraza

    Now this is the type of game that would work brilliantly with touchscreen controls.

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