Felt like doing a lighthearted thread in the video game section in excitment for Dead Island coming out soon.
As I was waiting, I did a search and noticed that left 4 dead and dead rising are not the only zombie games out there (resident evil...ya, but they
aren't really zombies anymore verses...plant people or some crap..donno, but after like RE2, things started going wonky)
Anyhow, wanted to discuss some gems out there now or soon to be out there that may have passed under the radar of the genre lover.
This is a brilliant little game by some indie developers whom are seeking that "epic death" roleplay story.
The premise is...you will die. there is no happy ending, there is no save the day senario..this is the story of your last days. It may take a few
hours to meet your grizzly demise, or two years later...but there is no escape.
Your task is to basically find a place, board up, and survive...this means search for food, survivors, some form of entertainment (so you don't go
bonkers with depression), etc. The game is still in development..but some alpha tests are out already...and for 5 bucks, you simply can't go
The zombie game everyone wants roleplay wise...
Entertainment value (curiously addictive to try and live)
No save option...you will eventually die, and you will not load back to a minute before you died
Not a graphic game (not by todays standard..its not meant to be crysis though...its mental candy)
Hard payment option. You can google pay them, but for some reason, they don't have paypal up yet...it will be on steam soonish, but for now..well,
either wait, torrent, or do google pay
Its a tuesday evening game. I expect lots coming from this, it will be fully moddable so user content will really enhance this once released..but even
now its very entertaining just to see how long you can survive. Grab it or just watch its progress..and even if you torrent the alpha, do make a way
to pay for it..its a tiny inde dev team and in order for more stuff like this to come along, there needs to be some financial gain to justify the time
Another survive the zombie apocolypse game...this one a bit more GTA style with graphical renditions, and great cheese and easter eggs here and there.
Your task is to choose one of the three safehouses (police station, prison, or schoolhouse) and set up shop. The city is dealing with a infestation
of zombies and in two weeks from start, the big city hoard will be travelling through...so, you must prepare
Every day you go out to find new survivors, or supplies (food, gas to power the generators, materials to make traps for the safe house) in preperation
for the hoard. You also have a ton of different skills to work up on, be it being a good gunner, or doctor, etc...
It is pretty much the zombie game you want it to be to an extent...halfway decent graphical layout, a good roleplay story behind it if you care to
investigate more (read the peoples bios and you will see the story through the stories of the people)
Its dirt cheap if not free
It runs like a bag of rocks...has not been optimised..runs completely on software verses hardware which means a supercomputer will still lag out if
too many zombies come
pathfinding for survivors occasionally goes wonky
seems to have stopped being updated
Its a fun game to play through a couple times. I recommend getting the romero mod though if you play it, it actually reduces some of the more annoying
cheese and turns zombies into classic zombies verses...shooting cop zombie, football player charge zombie, jogger zombie(hate those), etc. It runs
really bad though, so be prepared for some lagging and general frustration at what could have been. Also, the two weeks pass by way too quickly in my
opinion...should have been a month (especially if survivors are not coming to you in droves due to you being a jerk)..Its worth the free (or next to
free) cost. So ya...enjoyment factor is there...but not in droves...a somewhat fun adventure.
Did you know GTA 4 has a couple different zombie breakout mods?
Granted, it takes a bit of work to get things up and running (some pretty basic walkthroughs to make your GTA moddable)...but here are a couple of the
GTA Mods: Left 4 Liberty
Lots of options, fast or slow zombies, survivors, increased population, etc
No cops, military, etc
Bit simplistic, the GPS thing should be removed as it doesn't work very well
no cops, military, etc (they did serve as good bait to control things)
Its a fun distraction when bored but wanting some GTA action with zombies. Ahh the concept of making a GTA Zombie apocolypse..total win...wonder if
anyone will ever do this!
Far more convincing spreading of the virus.
Police are there trying to contain the spread...
the options dont appear to work
As with any .api mod for GTA, its not an easy install, especially since the website has a horrible install guide.
I am not sure which one is my "favorite". both seem to do what is advertised, its a zombie outbreak...it does lack a certain something though, but
hey, for a free mod for a well established game, its not half bad for a few hours of wreckless violence.
Get some good music going in the background and you can pretend you are a player in world war Z
Feel free to bring up your more interesting uncoverings of zombie genre games...yes, we all know about left 4 dead...there is a bazillion articles on
that...but what about that one game or mod that is epic in your opinion, yet curiously not a staplemark in any zombie game conversation?
Will be adding more as the mood hits me.
Shoot for the head
I don't really play any of the lesser known Zombie games.
Though there is one on XBL arcade, it's a bit like COD zombies were you have to build barriers to stop the zombies getting into your level. I only
played the demo and can't really remember what it was called, but it was mildly entertaining.
Edit to add: I think it's called DeadBlock, and i'm now aware that this is for PC games, i'm sure you could get it for PC though.
13-9-2011 by Chukkles because: (no reason given)
Nobody has mentioned "Dead Frontier" yet. It's not bad. Not all that great either. But it has potential. It's a top-down online mass multiplayer
game where you are a survivor hiding out in an outpost in the heart of a major city. You go out to scavenge supplies and complete quests.
I used to play it when it was in 2D, but not too long ago they switched to 3d graphics and my crappy internet connection can't handle it.
This is the third installment of the Last Stand series. This one is really fun and addictive. Great surprise ending as well.
Searching for food, ammo, supplies. Companion who you can choose their weapons. Tons of clothing options. Bio-hazard suit, military outfits, street
survivor outfits. Level up, put points into skills like lockpicking, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, special launchers, bows, nade launchers rocket
launchers. Silenced weapons, TONS of melee weapons, extended mags, lightened weapons, scoped weapons...I don't want to spoil the surprise.
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