If Any Property Needs ‘Deluxe Plug It In & Play TV Games’, It’s The Walking Dead

If Any Property Needs ‘Deluxe Plug It In & Play TV Games’, It’s The Walking Dead

When you’re constantly on the room from hordes of flesh-hungry zombies and the desperate remnants of humanity you don’t have time to lug around an entire game console just to recreate the experience. That’s the only way I can make sense of “Deluxe Plug It In & Play TV Games” based on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

While Telltale is busy delivering a more comic book-friendly series of episodic The Walking Dead games, AMC has somehow been convinced by JAKKS Pacific that what fans of the television show really want are a series of simple self-contained games that come packed inside a standalone controller with a pair of A/V jacks dangling from it. You know, the sort of games you buy kids when you want to see them cry at Christmas. “But I wanted an Xbox!”

The Walking Dead Deluxe TV Games are geared towards an older crowd of course, with a controller shaped like a pump action shotgun, and multiple levels of what the official announcement calls “Zombie adventures” aiming for a T for Teen rating.

Maybe this is a great idea. Maybe these “Zombie adventures” will actually capture the spirit of man’s bitter struggle against himself in the face of extinction. They can fit that in a plastic shotgun, right?

Look for The Walking Dead Deluxe TV Games to hit store shelves later this year. Which shelves? That’s for Walmart to figure out.


  • This would be great fun if they used old light gun tech, a la Point Blank. But I don’t think that works on new LEDs, Plasmas, etc. So it will be waving the shotgun around to move a reticle on the screen, like a mouse, a la every shooting game on the Wii. LAME.

    • Something like the PlayStation Move could work here I guess? If LCD’s & Plasmas are useless with light guns.

      Mentioning light guns makes me wish I still had my light gun along with Time Crisis & Point Blanc =(

  • Why not go full out and make a game where you wake up randomly somewhere (like in the show) and then have to survive as long a possible. No real ending per say. A gritty realistic survival sim set withing the conext of The Walking Dead.

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