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Overkill's The Walking Dead is out now and makes a bad first impression

Fraser Brown
 

After a few delays, Overkill’s The Walking Dead has finally shambled onto Steam, accompanied by the cinematic launch trailer above. We’re still putting it through its paces for our review, but it doesn’t make the best first impression. I took it for a quick spin today, and things did not go very well. The first story mission is a ‘defend your base’ deal where you’re just sort of flung into a big mess. There’s a horde of zombies coming, there are defences to set up, gates to guard and no time at all to really prepare.

 
 
OVERKILL's The Walking Dead - Cinematic Launch Trailer

My team, down one person right from the get-go, was clearly a bit lost, myself included. None of us knew how to build defenses or where we should build them, and it’s clear we were just expected to figure it out in the 30 seconds we had before the zombies got into the compound. When I got to one of the gates, the zombies were already through. I tried to repair the gate, but that proved to be a bit tricky, what w

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