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THE WALKING DEAD: OUR WORLD Brings Zombies to Your Town Via Augmented Reality

THE WALKING DEAD: OUR WORLD Brings Zombies to Your Town Via Augmented Reality

The mind-blowing success of Pokémon Go was bound to spawn other augmented reality, map-based games. One of the first on the scene to bite a piece of the Pokemon Go pie is The Walking Dead: Our World, from AMC and Next Games. Collect weapons, teammates and upgrades while you battle your way through a world of walking dead.

Walking Dead Our World

Map Integration

The Walking Dead: Our World is integrated with Google Maps, allowing players to wander their neigborhoods, shoot zombies and collect loot backpacks. You can build settlements, use non-player characters from the TV show to help you, and even work with other players as part of groups to clear missions and succeed in your zombie-smashing goals.

Walking Dead Our World

Gameplay & Missions

Actual gameplay is a very easy first-person shooter with no movement. Just tap the zombies to clear them out of the way — headshots do more damage. Your NPC companion will occasionally fire off a useful shot or stab with a knife as well. You can even toss a grenade into the mix if things get too hairy.

Missions range from clearing large zombie infestations (which require you to enter the mission multiple times) to rescuing survivors, which you can drop off at settlements for loot.

Walking Dead Our World

Frequent Rewards

The game is generous with frequent loot packs that provide weapon and NPC upgrades and resources to build settlements. Plus, unlike Pokemon Go, the game doesn’t require you to walk around to play it (though it helps for reaching certain missions). The game will frequently spawn missions and item crates right next to you, meaning the game is perfectly playable from the couch. It’s a lot more fun to play while wandering around a park, though.

The Augmented Reality Mode

There’s also an augmented reality mode in The Walking Dead: Our World, similar to the one in Pokemon Go, that uses your phone’s camera to place zombies directly where you are. It sounds better than it is, though, and like Pokemon Go, the game plays much better with this feature off.

Walking Dead Our World

Pick Up and Play

The Walking Dead: Our World is a casual, free-to-play game without a serious commitment of time required, and it’s fun to see the neighborhood fill up with armories, encampments and other settlements as more people get into the game. Plus, who doesn’t like head-shotting zombies with a cool shotgun alongside Rick or Michonne?

Will you be taking the fight to the zombies with your phone? Tell us in the comments!

Image credits: Next Games

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