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"Scout? She went to the morgue, get some medical tools. She said there were some mean-looking military dudes, so look out, man."
—Noah to Daryl Dixon[src]

Noah Cruz is an original character and determinately antagonist from The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.


Location Unknown

Little is known about Noah's life prior to or as the outbreak began, expect that he was born in 1987. Athletic and clever, Noah was a socially active college student. When Scout found Noah picking a supermarket clean, he immediately volunteered for her scavenger group. Noah excels at moving quickly, but is too friendly and trusting to survivors.


Fontana, Georgia

Daryl Dixon runs into Noah after he had been shot in the shoulder trying to look for supplies by a "crazy sniper" on the roof (which was later found out to be Daryl's brother Merle). Anna Turner is also there patching him up. He later leaves with Anna to go to the hospital.

Cleburne, Georgia

When he arrives, he is kidnapped by a nurse attempting to find a cure, being used as a test subject. There Daryl has the choice of saving him or getting medical supplies from the doctor. If Daryl saves him, Noah will thank him and run off to save Scout. Later you find him in a local store where he will join you. If Daryl leaves him and takes the medicine instead, Noah will escape the hospital and hide in a nearby local store, when Daryl enters the store and apologizes to Noah, who says Daryl can make it up to him in the next life, before he begins shouting and screaming loudly to attract walkers in to the store, hoping that the walkers could kill Daryl. Noah is then pulled out through a nearby window and eaten by walkers.

Firesign Stadium

If Noah reaches Firesign Stadium, he and another survivor will board the last evacuation helicopter. When Merle informs Daryl that the helicopter pilot has been bitten, Daryl tries to tell Noah but the helicopter takes off, leaving Noah's fate unknown.


Killed By
  • Zombies (Supply Runs, Determinant)
  • Daryl Dixon (Caused, Determinant)
  • Himself (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
  • Helicopter crash (Speculated, Determinant)

Noah, along with any other survivor that may survive till the Evac in Georgia, most likely died in the helicopter crash, as Merle notices that the "Whirlybird Pilot" had been bitten and said he was already looking like he was going to turn. The pilot might have turned mid flight causing a crash.

If Noah wasn't saved in the hospital, he escaped somehow. When Daryl meets him again and tries to apologize to Noah, he will attract walkers in hope that they kill Daryl. Noah was then pulled out of a nearby window and was eaten alive by walkers.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Noah has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


  • Stealthy 
  • Prefers Blunt Weapons


  • Keeping Noah alive until the end of the game rewards the player with the "Survivor Success" relic.
Survival Instinct Characters
Dixon Family DarylMerleWill
Cabot Ridge Survivors JessBuck
Sedalia Survivors KesslerWarrenJimmyLester
Pemberton Sheriff's Department JohnAlbert
Garwater Survivors Hartwell
Fontana Survivors AnnaMiaNoah
Oakview Survivors KennedyMike
Taggart Survivors CharleneSatchmo
Archer Creek Survivors ChrisSheila
Cleburne Hospital Survivors DowdleTodd
Sherwood Survivors AidenJaneTerryMrs. Harrison
Miscellaneous Survivors SarahAhmadHollyShelleyGloriaAsh
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.