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The Walking Dead: Assault
A complete shambles?
By Matt Wales 07 December 2012
The Walking Dead: Assault | Developer:
Gamagio | Publisher:
Skybound | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action | Players:
1 | Version:
If you're a fan of Robert Kirkman's epic zombie saga The Walking Dead, you'll know it's less about shambling, flesh-eating carcasses than it is the human drama surrounding the survivors at the end of the world.
That's held true across the comics, AMC's languid TV adaptation, and even Telltale Games's recent, wonderful adventure game series. So it's something of a disappointment to see this iOS offering ditch all that emotional turmoil in favour of simply shooting things in the head.
That's not to say that Kirkman's post-apocalyptic world has been completely ignored in The Walking Dead: Assault. Its real-time, top-down strategy action sports a stark, striking black and white aesthetic heavily inspired by the work of comic book collaborators Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.
It might not do much with the famous franchise, but The Walking Dead: Assault still manages to offer some enjoyably tense, if simplistic, shoot-and-loot action