21 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.
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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-apocalyptic America with a young girl named Ellie who grew up in the new world. Joel’s’ mission is to bring her to a resistance movement known as the Fireflies who hope to synthesis a cure from Ellie. The game i...[Read Review]

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Life Is Strange

Life Is Strange is a graphical adventure based around a series of episodes, following the adventures of Max Caulfield an 18 year old student of photography who discovers her unique ability to rewind time. Slowly releasing the episodes over the span of 2015 the first episode is now available for free across a number of platforms allowing players to get a small taste of Max’s life before committing to the full game. Focusing heavily on the butterfly effect that Max’s ability causes pla...[Read Review]

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Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)

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 place. All of these murders have involved people becoming possessed and then brutally hurting stangers. In the game players play as a victim (Lucas Kane) of one of these possessions with players taking con...[Read Review]

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Oxenfree

Expanding out into the world of the supernatural Oxenfree offers a unique mystery across a large breadth of platforms. It was also the first game produced by Night School Studio’s who envisioned a a highly story driven game without the use of cutscenes. In Oxenfree players take on the role of Alex a teenager on a weekend visit to the local island. After your arrival though all sense of reason and logic is lost after a series of supernatural events leave Alex and friends unravelling the sec...[Read Review]

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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. After reaching a fan letter from a pre-teen Ethan Carter he decides to visit his small town of Red Creek Valley, finding it has been abandoned for years and the Carter family house recently burned down with ...[Read Review]

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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls explores the potential that an interactive drama blended with action and adventure can achieve. Originally as a PlayStation 3 exclusive and now available on PlayStation 4 and Windows the story follows Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as one of the main playable protagonists alongside the unique incorporeal entity known only as Aiden who has been connected to Jodie since birth. This strange power quickly alienated Jodie from her foster family and in turn ended up being raised...[Read Review]

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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 quickly take a turn for the worst when all signs lead to them not being alone. With tensions at an all time high and fear taking hold the decisions in front of you can literally mean the difference between life...[Read Review]

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The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is one of Telltale Games popular episode interactive adventures split across 5 episodes. While not quite as popular as the larger franchise interactive adventure adaptations like Back To The Future, Borderlands and Walking Dead it’s still one of the fan favourite productions from the studio. Unfortunately, due to the shutdown of Telltale the planned sequel was never completed leaving The Wolf Among Us as the sole edition in the series. Drawing inspiration from Bill Willin...[Read Review]

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Choice of Robots

Choice of Robots is a uniquely text orientated experience that is filled with over 300,000 words of story and world building making it one of the largest text based adventure games currently available. It’s a science fiction themed adventure that blends novel with the interactive and delivers plenty of surprises along the way for players to uncover. Written by Kevin Gold the game is entirely text based with players given complete control over every single element of the game world. As the name s...[Read Review]

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Hotel Dusk: Room 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 Hotel Dusk. The adventure follows Kyle Hyde a former officer of the law who has gone hunting for his partner. Kyle has stopped at Hotel Dusk on the chance of a lead that might finally solve the case beyon...[Read Review]

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L.A. 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 assuming the role of police officer and his attempts to solve a series of cases. The game draws heavy inspiration from the crime films of the era and even includes the option for players to experience the game e...[Read Review]

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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 players will be taking control of Commander Shepard and creating their own team to quest across the galaxy in order to stop a threat of galactic importance. Players will again be exploring the galaxy through the...[Read Review]

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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 played the previous games in the Mass Effect series it is strongly recommend to not start on the third game as the plot and story evolution are important aspects of the series and you will be completely lost wi...[Read Review]

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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 Commander Shephard with his trusty ship the SSV Normandy. In the game the human race has just recently (in the past few decades) become one of the space races which puts them at the bottom of the totem pole an...[Read Review]

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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 very deep background story and are modelled after the voice actors behind them to create very believable characters. In addition to the characters that the player controls you’ll find some well-designed n...[Read Review]

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Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Marking the second game in the Zero Escape franchise Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward once again combines the likes of visual novel with player choice and escape the room style situations. The blend of genres this time is available on Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita, allowing more players to experience the 24 different game endings. For story Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward hones in on nine main characters who have all been kidnapped by the unknown pe...[Read Review]

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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 hope to cure his writer’s block. Just like a book or television series the game is split into episodes that each contain a cliff hanger. Things take a dramatic turn for the worse when his wife goes missing a...[Read Review]

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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 story lines based on two decisions at any time. While the lack of graphics may not sound appealing on first glance once you find yourself in the game and realise that Dave Justus (writer on The Wolf Among Us...[Read Review]

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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 claimed his lasted victim, you. Stepping into the ghostly shoes of detective Ronan O’Connor players attempt to put the pieces of the puzzle together surrounding their own demise. Gameplay is a third ...[Read Review]

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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 early 2013 the series follows the story of Conway the truck driver as he makes a number of mystery encounters along the fictional Route Zero which he travels on for his current delivery of antique goods whi...[Read Review]

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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 the missing Samoan necklace. Sherlock Holmes has been tricked though, the necklace he believes to be the real thing is actually just an imitation. From here all his evidence begins to unravel and instead poi...[Read Review]

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