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


Seriously scary. Seriously good.
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.