AMC’s The Walking Dead has been keeping viewers firmly on the edge of their seats for years now, wondering how (or even if) their favorite characters will continue to survive one more day in the zombie — er, “walker” — apocalypse. But when a season ends, it can seem like an eternity before you’ll be back in the company of Rick Grimes and his intrepid band of survivors. There are a few ways around this dreaded scenario. You could read the comic book the show is based on, but that could lead to spoilers for the show. Another way is to play Walking Dead video games.
To that effect, we’ve scrounged through the reviews to find the very best Walking Dead games available right now on consoles and mobile devices. Here they are.
7. The Walking Dead: Road to Survival
Metacritic score: 73
If you’re looking for an apocalyptic strategy game to sink into on the go, the mobile game The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is just for you. It’s based on the comics rather than the show, which could cause some cognitive dissonance for anyone who hasn’t cracked the spine of the ink-and-paper editions. Even so, it doesn’t take long to figure out what’s what as you work to build a safe haven from the zombie scourge.
Along the way, you’ll have to complete missions, team up with familiar faces, and engage in turn-based battles against enemies both living and undead. Throw in a faction system that lets you accompany other players on supply raids, and you’re looking at a meaty game with plenty of content to last you between seasons of the show.