'The Walking Dead' is back Sunday February 12th, after a month-and-a-half hiatus. And to celebrate the return of the hit AMC show, a companion adventure game 'Dead Reckoning' is now available to play for free.

In the game, you are small town police officer Shane Walsh. And, like in the show, you have to protect yourself and your people from zombie harm in a world full of "walkers."

The game has the look of graphic novel, and a choose-your-own-adventure style. It's a little slow at first, but once things start to get hectic -- and you realize that all of your decisions are on a clock -- it can be pretty engaging.

Fans of the show will enjoy playing as the morally ambiguous Shane, as well as the detailed artwork that is like a comic book brought to life.

However, if your goal is to get importnat training for the  zombie apocalypse in real life, we recommend the Run For Your Life zombie obstacle course. Granted the zombies you will encounter in that real-life race aren't any realer then the ones in the 'Dead Reckoning' game, but at least you'll be getting the kind of cardiovascular exercise that will come in handy when the dead do rise.

[via AMCTV]