20 Games Like The Walking Dead

Games Like The Walking Dead
Our list of games like The Walking Dead features other adventures that let you drive the decision making while immersing you in a deep story.

The Walking Dead game is a graphical adventure developed by Telltale Games that was released in episode format (starting in April 2012). Available on all major platforms and quickly becoming a “let’s play” favourite the game saw widespread exposure.

In the game players will follow the journey of several survivors in a world that is now overrun by zombies. The gameplay in the game is minimal to allow players to better immerse themselves in the story and character development of the game.

At certain key points in your adventure players will have to make a decision through dialogue or a quick time event that will shape the way that the future story will unfold. These decisions generally involve the death of a character or making a decision that builds or destroys a relationship between characters.

The games like The Walking Dead on our page here offer other adventures that don’t use traditional gameplay and instead focus on you driving the story with key decision points.

Games Like The Walking Dead

lifeline

Experience an interesting and unique storytelling adventure in Lifeline… a game that has you responding to a seemingly real person on the other side of your phone. As a solely text based game players will explore the story of Taylor as they help them survive a ship crash with branching st... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
kentucky-route-zero

As far as indie episodic adventure games go Kentucky Route Zero has one of the most surreal settings in years. From the independent studio of Cardboard Computer the game exists thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign for the project. Split into five acts of which the first was released in e... Read More »

User Score
6.3
(3 votes)
the-vanishing-of-ethan-carter

Horror and adventure are blended together in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues. Released for Windows and PlayStation 4 the game follows investigator Paul Prospero who has a knack for the paranormal. Af... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
murdered-soul-suspect

Solve the mystery of your own murder in Murdered: Soul Suspect, a unique and ghostly experience that lets you piece together the clues one by one on a large list of platforms. Set in the town of Salem, Massachusetts the game centres around the Bell Killer, a relentless serial murderer who just ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(11 votes)
la-noire

L.A. Noire takes the open world genre into a more serious and slow paced direction compared to other games in the genre but there is still plenty to love if you give it the time and respect that it deserves. The game takes place in the city of Los Angeles during the 1940s and has players assumi... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(26 votes)
tales-from-the-borderlands

Tales From The Borderlands joins the ranks amongst Telltale Games other popular episodic point and click graphic adventures. Drawing from the Borderlands series and throwing in the same mix of light-hearted humour that the franchise is known for, it’s another winning combination. Set on t... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(12 votes)
the-wolf-among-us

The Wolf Among Us is one of Telltale Games popular episode interactive adventures. Drawing inspiration from Bill Willingham’s Fables comic book franchise the games availability on multiple platforms makes this one not to miss. Set in 1986 the magical creatures of myth, legend and folklore... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(18 votes)
mass-effect-3

If you follow the Mass Effect series you can’t miss Mass Effect 3 which ends the story arc of the trilogy and includes over an hour worth of cut scenes alone. The gameplay also features a few important refinements to the series, most notably in the area of combat. For players that haven’t playe... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(24 votes)
mass-effect-2

Mass Effect 2 continues the story from the first Mass Effect and has all the same role playing features that made the first such a success with plenty of refinement. If you loved the original Mass Effect game you definitely don’t want to miss the second instalment. Just like the original player... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(22 votes)
the-last-of-us

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic game world and is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. The game focuses on presenting a realistic experience of survival with emphasis on story and character development. The story follows the adventures of Joel as he makes his way across post-apocal... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(60 votes)
mass-effect

Mass Effect is a role playing game that takes place across an entire galaxy and offers plenty of choice for players as to how they want to approach the game. Mass Effect is set in the distant future (year 2183) and has you steeping into the boots of an advanced human soldier by the name of Comm... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(16 votes)
until-dawn

Until Dawn is a PlayStation 4 exclusive addition to the interactive drama genre. With survival and horror elements the game promises a twist filled adventure with many key decisions left in the players hand. Following the story of eight trapped friends in a remote mountain location things quick... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(12 votes)
hotel-dusk-215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(14 votes)
heavy-rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama on your PlayStation 3. Based on film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot. The game lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters. Each of them has a... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(16 votes)
back-to-the-future

Telltale Games is no stranger to the graphical adventure genre and it’s take on the Back to the Future series will please both fans of the genre and the popular movie series. Taking place several months after the films you’ll get to continue the time travel adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Bro... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
choice-of-robots

Choice of Robots is a uniquely text orientated experience that is filled with over 300,000 words. It’s a science fiction themed adventure that blends novel with the interactive and delivers plenty of surprises. Written by Kevin Gold the game is entirely text based with players given compl... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(9 votes)
beyond-two-souls

Beyond: Two Souls is a PlayStation 3 exclusive which offers a very interactive story for players to participate in. The game launched in 2013 and features Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as the main protagonist. Jodie Holmes has had a strange power ever since her birth which has alienated h... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(33 votes)
alan-wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a ho... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(14 votes)
indigo-prophecy

Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit outside of North America) is a cinematic adventure with thriller and even paranormal elements. The game launched in 2005 for Windows, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Indigo Prophecy is set in New York City where a string of strange and bloody murders have recently taken ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(16 votes)
the-testament-of-sherlock-holmes

If you love the Sherlock Holmes universe then The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is one of the best games in the series. Like many other Sherlock Holmes games it is set in London during the 1890s and has Holmes working on an unsolvable case. Players join Holmes just after he solves the case of th... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(12 votes)