The Escapists: The Walking Dead drags itself onto the PS4 tomorrow!

The Escapists: The Walking Dead finally makes it to the PS4 on February 16th, 2016

PlayStation 4 fans of The Escapists will finally be able to get their hands on the game tomorrow (Februrary 16th, 2016), almost 5 months after the initial release on September 30th, 2015.

For those who don't know what The Escapists is, the game was originally a light-hearted prison escape sandbox game developed by Team 17 - best known for the Worms series. It features a bunch of inmates trying to escape prison without getting caught. To do so, players had to craft various items and fight the guards without being taken down. 

The Escapists: The Walking Dead takes these features and applies them to the universe of The Walking Dead, and in it players will command Rick as he plays through various scenes from the comic series - not the TV series. The game covers everything from Rick's first appearance, to issue 83 of the comic series.

While the game is only now being released on the PS4, reviews for the Steam version have come with mixed feelings at best. Many have stated that the fun mechanics that made The Escapists great, don't really translate well into the survival-horror genre that The Walking Dead environment asks for. It also received a 66/100 on Metacritic. Still, the game is recommended for people who enjoyed the original The Escapists game, as well as fans of The Walking Dead comics.

The Escapists: Walking Dead is available for Xbox One, Steam, and PlayStation 4.

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Published Feb. 15th 2016

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