Overkill's The Walking Dead official artwork

While many people were skeptical when Overkill, the studio behind the Payday series, announced that they are working on a zombie-infested co-op shooter, I must admit I was actually pretty excited as they've already proven they know how to make a fun co-op focused game. After all, zombie shooters might be a bit out of fashion these days, but there's still plenty of unique and interesting gameplay ideas that can be utilized to really stand out from the crowd.

Well, Overkill's The Walking Dead has managed to do just that, but unfortunately it stands out for all the wrong reasons. Despite being in development for quite a few years now, it has just released onto Steam in what I can only describe as an unfinished state. I won't go as far as to call it a bad game, because it really does show potential in a few key areas, but as of right now Overkill's The Walking Dead is not something I would recommend you grab, and especially not for the €50 asking price. A real shame since I was genuinely looking forward to a 'proper' Left 4 Dead 2 competitor.

My little bit of warning aside, if you're curious about what exactly Overkill's The Walking Dead has to offer, allow me to share with you one of the developer-guided previews. Have a look, though do be warned, it's a bit of a lengthy one:

If you prefer the written word, however, you should head on over to the official website in order to learn more.

While unrelated to the actual gameplay, I would also highly recommend you go and check out the four character-focused trailers from a few months back. Even if you're not interested in the game itself, the trailers are so masterfully crafted that they are worth a look regardless. Enjoy, and do make sure to do a bit of research before opening your wallet with this one! 

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