Merging the smash hit indie game The Escapists with the world wide phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, Team17 have taken the very best of both worlds and are now providing players with the opportunity to play Rick Grimes as he takes on hordes of zombies let loose upon the world.
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Release Date: Sep 30, 2015

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April 19

Wiki Editing Contest!


Hello Survivors,

We want your knowledge and expertise to help our players survive the zombie apocalypse!

If you've beaten the campaign and been happily blasting your way through walkers & raiders alike in Survival Mode then you're just the survivor we're looking for...

We've teamed up with Gamepedia to make them the official wiki for The Escapists: The Walking Dead. This means we want you, the people that know the most about the game to share your knowledge on how not to become walker food and share information about the game.


To sweeten the deal we're offering some prizes for our "Wiki Editing Contest Winners" in the form of Steam Cash vouchers!

  • First Place: $50 Steam Cash & Exclusive title on Gamepedia.
  • Runners up: Two Runners Up will receive $20 in Steam Cash.

You've got until the 24th April to get your wiki on and potentially win some sweet Steam Cash goodness, so what're you waiting for? -> Editing Contest.

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Reviews

“The Escapists: The Walking Dead is a fun 8-bit indie puzzle/role-playing/survival simulation hybrid which makes excellent use of The Walking Dead comic book license.”
4/5 – Impulse Gamer

“bashing zo… walkers with soap in a pillowcase always makes me giggle.”
7.5/10 – CG Magazine

“The Escapists: The Walking Dead is a delightful combination of nostalgic design and fresh features, utilizing some of the best parts of its legacy title while adding just enough to establish itself as a new and unique title.”
3.5/5 – The Escapist

Just Updated


The Survival Mode update adds an all new gameplay mode where you must take on a herd of walkers, grunts and legends across three different levels set within The Walking Dead universe.

Taking control of different characters from The Walking Dead universe, players will have to try and survive for as long as possible on the new survival maps set in Meriwether, Alexandria and Woodbury. Battle as Tyreese, Abraham and Michonne, whilst being supported by fellow survivors including the iconic Rick, Carl and Glenn.

The Survival Mode update will also include new weapons and craftables such as the mini gun, sniper rifle and revolver as well as introducing 5 brand new achievements and new leaderboards to compete on.

Skybound Insider members will receive additional free content on PC. This exclusive content will enable the player to play as walker versions of Abraham, Michonne and Tyreese and will also unlock the Stun Gun weapon! Become an Insider for free here.

About This Game

Merging the award-winning, smash-hit, indie game The Escapists with the worldwide phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, comes The Escapists: The Walking Dead. In this unique game, recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, you play as Rick Grimes as he takes on hordes of walkers let loose upon the world.

Rick is in charge of a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast, including Maggie, Hershel, Glenn and Michonne. Rick must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area, and manage several dangerous tasks to keep as many of the group alive as possible. The game faithfully matches the timeline of the comics, meaning Rick must first fight his way out of the Harrison Memorial Hospital, visit the Greene family farm before visiting destinations such as the Meriwether Correctional Facility and Woodbury.

Protect the living and escape the dead as you play through the award-winning comic's epic story.

Features


  • 5 Locations: Tackle 5 of the most infamous locations from The Walking Dead story including: Meriwether County Correctional Facility, Woodbury, and Alexandria
  • Epic Crafting: Choose from over two hundred + different items to make over 70 tools or weapons to aid your survival.
  • Well known characters: Interact with all your favourite characters from the comics and recruit them to help you with important tasks.
  • Routines: Make sure you and your survivors keep up your daily routines - it's important for morale!
  • Guns!: Firearms will now be available to craft or discover - they are handy for keeping walkers at bay!
  • Zombie hordes: Use your wits and your survivor companions to fend off hordes of hungry walkers.
  • Steam Achievements: Be sure to check every desk and room if you want to get them all!
  • Steam Leaderboards: Optimise your plans and strategies to complete the levels in the fastest time.
  • Cloud Saves: Take your game on the go to make sure you can get your fix.

The Escapists: the Walking Dead Deluxe Edition



The Escapists: The Walking Dead Deluxe Edition includes:

  • The complete official soundtrack of the game.
  • A Digital Artbook containing comic strip scenes from the game and some bespoke artwork.
  • The First Edition of The official The Walking Dead comic

*To access the artbook and comic, go to the properties of the game in your Steam library then hit Browse Local Content. You will then find the files in the Art folder.
*The Soundtrack can be found in the Music section in your Steam client.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.5 gHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce 8000, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: Note: In some instances, systems may require model specific drivers. If your system manufacturers no longer support hardware under this category, it may not be possible to run this title. Should this be the case, we are unable to assist you and recommend that you pursue support from your respective system manufacturer.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.5 gHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or higher, or Nvidia GeForce 640M or higher, or AMD Radeon HD 5750M
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit or later
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.5 gHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or higher, or Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT or higher, or AMD Radeon HD 7850
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Ichinin
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
Poor controls, no inventory management, no open/seamless world to explore, none rebindable keys and pointless chore/eating simulation.

Would not buy again, not even on a 99% sale.
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Strifer4233
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
It's alright at first. However, the escapists mechanics do not translate well to a survival game. Also, the maps are really small and tend to take place in a single location.
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batmanpro1234
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 4
love it
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YEETCHILD
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
horrible
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PattchyThePirate
21.7 hrs
Posted: August 16
for me to be able to enjoy this game I had to watch the show first, so I only recomend this game to anyone who has watched the show or read the comic book.
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MC Ride
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
Its fun but in the prison level I was almost finish the whole thing and came across a game breaking glitch and well, lost all my progress, don´t buy it unless youre not ready to be a little frustrated, however I will give this a thumbs up because its fun and its all I wanted as a walking dead fan.
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TyTheSniper
7.7 hrs
Posted: August 8
This game is the best I have ever played and i've played alot of games. The storyline is kind of messed up but this game follows the comics instead of the TV Series and in the TV show Tyreese and them show up at the prison they aren't with the main group at Hershel's farm. There is something I don't like about the game and that is that it's kinda like The Escapists the way you have to do tasks or walkers will get in, I mean you have to wash clothes or else a walker will get inside? It just doesn't make sense. Something I would like though is a level editor and a level editor tutorial for this game and a Steam Workshop same for the first escapists. In The Escapists I created a prison tested it and the guards beat me up as soon as I left my cell even though it was inside the prison. I know that had nothing to do with this game but I didn't want to have to write an entire other review and the only thing that I wanted in this game and the other was a level editor and a tutorial for the level editor. Other than that I love both of the games and I hope everyone that buys it loves it as well!
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OnlyUltimateGaming
6.2 hrs
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
Before I start, I'd like to say that if your a fan of the original game (The Escapists) then you would like this game. Most of the "escaping" is removed for "survival", which is good as then this game would be a simple rehash. Even though the objectives change, the core mechanics are still present unchanged. In my opinion, this game is a different use of the mechanics and ideas made in the original game as the developers clearly saw extra use of these ideas and delivered in a meaningful way, whilst using a popular license so if you're a fan of The Walking Dead you will like this game too.

Here is some gameplay from my YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PLxllZm26I
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Dick Biscuit
3.9 hrs
Posted: July 25
Zxcvbnm,./
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
A bit too pricey if you ask me. It can be fun though, so see if you can get it on sale...
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452 of 601 people (75%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
although gameplay is fun, i dont feel the price is worth the content, i flew through first two levels (and as i say levels, its more of a single location for each)

i would wait for a sale, of about 60% unless they add alot more locations
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193 of 265 people (73%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
This doesn't feel anything like The Walking Dead.
After the tutorial you very quickly realize that, fun game as "the Escapists" was, it's mechanics have nothing to do with survival and don't translate well.
You are constantly trapped in the daily routine cycle, doing tedious work that isn't improving your situation in any way - a core mechanic that prevents you from playing the actual game!

Crafting is working as in its predecessor, though again it doesn't feel like surviving when you have to craft a pickaxe to break through a wall to find a key to open another door... I've found a few interesting items though no idea and hints how to craft them so far.
The game daily respawns loot inside containers (so literally next to your bed - survival, yay), so the only motivations you have to go out is to find the damn key that prevents you from progressing.

And the level design is horrible. Long roads that make the short amount of time between routines even shorter, rooms you can get trapped in and have to reload a save, and those damn locked rooms that can only be entered with the right key that is hidden somewhere. I constantly get the feeling that everything has been designed for length instead of fun.


TL;DR - Prison break mechanics don't make for a fun survival game.
If you haven't played "The Escapists" get it instead.
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365 of 529 people (69%) found this review helpful
552 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
You can scream CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARL!
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56 of 74 people (76%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
It looks like a cool little game, and I bought it to play on my laptop, as my PC is currently unavailable. Music is cool, and the 8-bit atmosphere is very well crafted.

The tutorial could do with a bit more work; originally I picked up the first zombie and carried her around until I worked out how to drop her. The controls are a bit too simple: the same button which means "attack" also means "carry" and "drop".

Once past the first bit of the first level, however, I could not progress. I need to fire a gun in order to proceed, but the gun cannot be fired. The tutorial is clear on what I need to do (press right-button or SPACE to aim and left button to fire). Pressing space works just fine, and the zombie gets targetted. However, pressing the left button then does nothing. Not a thing. I spent about ten minutes trying different combinations, verifying the controls section of the pause menu, and trying to use both buttons at the same time rather than SPACE. Both buttons at the same time may not work on the mousepad for this laptop, but SPACE and left-button should work. It doesn't.

I hope this gets fixed soon, because this does look like fun little game, and I am a huge fan of the TV show.

**EDIT** The guys at Team17 saw this reviw and contacted me via comments very quickly. An email exchange followed. That's great support, guys. Well done! Sadly, my issue is not resolved, but I could continue play using a USB mouse. My tests found that it appears to be an issue with Windows 10 and/or DirectX. Other games turn out to be affected in an identical way.

I progressed to level 2, and this does look like a fun little game. I will be playing it more when I get access to a USB mouse on a regular basis.
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125 of 188 people (66%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
DO NOT waste your money on this game! I was stupid enough to buy this game the day it came out because I enjoyed playing escapists and i'm a fan of the walking dead but this game is EXTREMLY random in it's time line!

First, you start at the hospital in the beginning of the chapter "days gone by", THEN your already at the farm, THEN your already at the jail! I mean come on!

Also the game tried too much to be like escapists and not enough walking dead. I'm wondering why Rick has to do tedious chores in a zombie apocalypse. like not washing peoples underwear is going to cause zombies to start showing up. I like the way they replaced the heat meter with a zombie meter but it only goes up when you don't do chores, maybe if the chores were acualy relevant to the situation, like "patch the holes in a fence" or "scavenge around the map for ammo and supplies" but no it's wash clothes and garden...

I also hate the fighting mechanics, it's IMPOSSIBLE to fight a zombie one on one, even if you have a weapon its so hard to attack, the fighting style is neither escapists or walking dead I know because all you had to do in escapists is click and it goes into auto fight mode, And in the television series i've seen Andrea take down a zombie with a screw driver and Glen with his hands tied behind his back in one episode, why can they handle zombies like that in the game?!

I did rather enjoy the idea of collectible comics hidden on every stage but they had to ruin even THAT by making you unable to read them! WHATS THE POINT OF OWNING COMICS YOU CAN'T READ!? If you were upset with how long this review was it's not my fault this game is so broken...
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131 of 212 people (62%) found this review helpful
149 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
I don't care if its the middle of a zombie apocalypse, I'm still gonna steal all of your ♥♥♥♥ from your desk and pray to our lord and saviour, Duct Tape
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
I don't know what all the fuss about this game is... It's an amazing game with the mechanics of The Escapists but WITH ZOMBIES! Crafting is definitely improved as well as the levels. Even if you beat the whole story mode (which I'm still not even done with after 8 hours) you can still go back to 3 star all levels as well as collect comic books, find alternative ways to escape, and much much more. Overall, amazing game.
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36 of 58 people (62%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
You can still tell the developers have to work on some issues. I wish they would work out these issues before releasing it to the public. It does get a bit frustrating when you pay $16 for the game and a bug in the game prevents you from getting further in the level. I hope they iron this out soon. If the patches gets release and some more updates for this game come soon than I can see the game heading in a great direction like the orginal escapist. Overall, I am sitting in the middle over how I feel about this game. I would tell other people to wait a little while before purchasing this game. The above reason is why I would not recommend this game at this time.
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36 of 59 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
I highly recommend this game to those Walking Dead fans!
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