Running Dead by Cleverson is a gaming app that seems to be made after AMC’s hit TV series, The Walking Dead. The app is not made by the developers of the show – just by someone very business smart! The app is just as good as I imaged a Walking Dead-mimicking app to be! You’re in a town that’s overrun by zombies. You’ll need to choose a path, kill the zombies in your way and outrun the ones who are chasing you! Running Dead is a running game with a twist! Your only goal isn’t just to run as far as you can, but also to survive these vicious zombies! I don’t know about you, but Running Dead is really getting me into The Walking Dead spirit! That show has become my #1 top show of all time! I’m anxiously awaiting season three’s premiere on October 14th – still a whole month away!
Running Dead lets you choose your character and armory! There are only two characters to choose from: Mike or Linda. There are ten different types of armor. They include multiple kinds of handguns, shotguns and rifles. There’s also a chainsaw, crossbow and mine! I’m sure by reading this you’re already excited about this very Walking Dead-like game! I just love it! I actually feel like I get to participate in the show!
Running Dead’s gameplay is a little different than the normal running game. It offers both tilt and touch controls! Most running games only offer tilt controls. With Running Dead, you can opt out of tilting and choose to use a touching method instead. The touch controls are super easy. You simply tap on the left to turn left and the right to turn right. Both controls work well, so you can choose for yourself. I do love the two options! Your score isn’t based solely on your distance ran, but also on the level reached and amount of zombie kills.
The graphics and animation are superb! Just ideal for such a game filled with wrecked cars, very dead zombies, run down houses and plenty of blood, very Walking Dead-like! Honestly, IF they were trying to mimic the TV series, they really hit the nail on the head! I highly recommend Running Dead not only to the huge fan base of The Walking Dead, but also to anyone who enjoys a good running game with eye catching scenes, graphics and animation!
iTunes lists Running Dead’s gameplay as such:
- Each time you play you’ll find a different path!
- Earn coins for kills and distance.
- Max out your weapons and reach far levels.
- Use coins to buy new guns.
- iCloud auto-save and restore.
- Keep your game progress safe / you can load it to any of your iCloud-enabled devices.
iTunes lists Running Dead’s features as such:
- Stunning 3D graphics
- Retina ready.
- Hard Game Mode.
- 7 Weapons, Mines and the fabulous Savior Shot!
- Coins, ammo, health and surprise packs.
- 4 Layout controls.
- Endless levels.
- 13 Achievements.
- Leaderboard for most Distance, Kills and Score.