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The Walking Dead (Premium/LE)

Pinside rating

This game received 399 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.446 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Walking Dead". The group itself ranks #26 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.54

Artwork: 8.27

Sounds/Music: 8.016

Other Aspects: 8.659

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "The Walking Dead (Premium/LE)".
The other version is: The Walking Dead (Pro) (regular version)

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34 days ago
This is both one of my favorite games to play and one I hate to play, because it is so ugly. I hate the theme, but I actually like the show. I just don’t want to stare at gross zombies while I play pinball. The ruleset is awesome and the shots are buttery. I like the call outs and the creepy music. It does make you feel uneasy. I do like the heads in the fish tank!
76 days ago
an excellent theme, the machine is scary on its own, spectacular the crossbow and the final mode
3 months ago
Simply incredible pin with great shots and lastability..its also very challenging and keeps you coming back again and again..the artwork is superb and it is definitely a keeper
3 months ago
Incredible game that's an absolute adrenaline rush.
6 months ago
One of my favorite modern games. Never watched the show but love this game. Challenging, dark and love the light show.
6 months ago
Very great game... wonderful theme, beautiful playfield.. the lightshow is incredible and the rules so perfects.... i have sold my JP premium for this game. No regret ! JP rules were boring but WD rules are perfects !
7 months ago
Absolutely love this game. I think that the premium is better than pro. I love the crossbow toy and I love the way the ball creeps up that left ramp and you never know if it will go all the way through or not.
7 months ago
So much depth. So much gore. How could anyone not love this game? I can’t stop playing. Very challenging. Love each mode. Keeps me coming back again and again. This pin will never leave my house. Also has some of the best mods on the market. If I had to really throw out some negatives, it would be the prison doesn’t look like a prison and it should’ve came stock with a color dmd. Just way too cool graphics to be on a red dmd. My favorite pin ever.
8 months ago
Perefect Game .
8 months ago
Awesome game and play field. Effects, such as lighting, visuals, & sounds, (I have the CLELAND Sound mod) while getting into different modes is very engaging. The rule set was not very clear to me in the beginning but after watching some tutorials on strategy I have a better feel for the game now. The game can be very frustrating and unfair at times but when you get a good game and everything feels like it is falling into place this is where you just keep coming back for more. Main complaint is how it loves to drain the ball coming out of the pop bumpers so you really have to learn how to nudge the game with out a tilt and of course I need a lot of luck too. Don't know if I will ever get to Hoard or Last man standing but I would like to believe this game can only make me a better player and unless I reach one of those it will probably never leave my house.
9 months ago
I'm not a fan of zombies or the show, but this is one of my all time favorite pins. the atmosphere is top notch, it really makes you feel like you're battling zombies. the coolest thing about the machine is how it doesn't water down the violence, I mean, if you hit the skill shot you blow a zombie's head off with a shotgun! the dmd is really graphic, so you definitely don't feel like you're playing a game for kids.

the progression is fluid and so much fun going through all the modes. as you gather supplies and battle zombies, you eventually end up in wizard modes battling swarms of zombies. Horde is gut wrenching, as zombies inch closer and closer and you try not to get bit.

one of the few machines that really keeps you hanging on every second.
10 months ago
What a great game. I’m sure I’m biased a bit by the fact I love the show but the crossbow and horde mode alone make such a lasting impression on me. There are some very tough shots and STDM’s but it’s challenge is worth it.
12 months ago
Awesome game that keeps me coming back to play over and over. I can't get enough of this game. It is a brutally tough game to play which is how I like them. The shots are satisfying to hit. The bicycle girl or CDC shot is deceiving in that it looks easy to hit but difficult to master hitting it consistently when needed. Crossbow is a nice feature but can block your vision until it resets itself back to its resting position. Color DMD is awesome on this so I highly recommend installing it. I have yet to kill 100 zombies in a game. I rank this second in game play only taking a backseat to Metallica. It can be bleak so I have to change it up with Ghost Busters when I'm finished, Lol. Great game.
1 year ago
Missing so much WKD
1 year ago
Was ridiculously tough before some adjustments. Still challenging enough to be a keeper.
1 year ago
dark gory and fun! This may be one of the best Stern games ever made. Add code with modified call outs from the show itself!
1 year ago
Bought this game because everyone said it was difficult and I thought I'd get good life out of it. But in the first week I owned it I got to Horde 3 times and LMS once - out of 12 games. All factory settings, outlanes, etc. I'm pretty good but I didn't realize I was that good. Game might be a tad easier than other suggest.
1 year ago
Let's see. I don't watch the show. I don't like the theme. I don't like the artwork. I don't like the call outs. But this is one of the best games out there, and I will play on location whenever I see one.
1 year ago
Fairly simple rules compared to other recent Sterns, but a nice layout with some really fun shots.
1 year ago
My absolute favorite game hands down. The only thing holding it back is the artwork. Deep, fun, challenging and keeps me coming back for more. I play TWD more than any other game and it's not even close. Keeper!
1 year ago
I might fall victim from never really watching this series, some of the toys are pretty cool, but overall I thought the gameplay was too fast. was really difficult to put enough shots together.
1 year ago
Walking dead - lots of people love it. For me t is just ok maybe the rules are too complex to get it but it so far hasn’t been fun. I would like to like it but not yet will keep playing
1 year ago
I bought a TWDPREM based off the strength of most pinsiders reviews and some of the popular Youtubers.

I just can’t get into this pin, I’m sorry. It’s just not that fun. You can have all the advanced coding you want, but if the geometry and layout are off, what does it matter?

Skillshot is cool, and the ramps feel good when you hit them, but otherwise, not a ton to shoot at. I have had some of the most difficult games of the last 20+ years, STTNG and Star WarsPrem. But this game is cheap, not necessarily difficult in a good way, if that makes sense.

Just not a lot to keep me coming back, the quality of the sound is awesome, but requires the Cleland mod. Cabinet graphics are whack, for all the talk of Borg being the best designer now, I’m not buying it. Steve Ritchie is still the king in my book.
1 year ago
I find this to be a very difficult game. I've only played in the wild and have a real problem with the ball draining out of the pop bumpers. I also find the callouts to be difficult and I'm not really sure where I'm supposed to be going for max points a lot of the time. It's challenging, but fun and exciting.
1 year ago
There's nothing out there that shoots like TWD. Lighting, code, sounds (thanks Cleland) are second to none. In a perfect world the premium would have the pro ramp and maybe not the crossbow, but the light show and walker bombs on the premium make it a must have for me.
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