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Game Review: Dead Nation

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , , , on November 22, 2010 by zombiegames01

Dead Nation is an addictive and gruesome twin stick zombie shooter from the developers of Super Stardust HD. During the past couple of years several zombie shooters have been released, and have oversaturated the market depending on your tastes. Does Dead Nation have what it takes to stand up on its own? Or is it an infectious scourge on the PlayStation Store? Hit the break for my verdict.

Dead Nation will definitely be one of the most addictive and well-polished PSN titles you will play all year. Dead Nation occurs in a deserted city where everyone has been turned into flesh eating zombies. The main character, the only survivor, miraculously remains immune to the virus that has infected everyone in the planet. The story which focuses on your desire to survive is both cliché and well presented. Dead Nation features rough, yet beautifully drawn cut-scenes that are used to progress the story. Combine that with great voice acting and you have a story that is more intriguing than it should be.

Anyone that has played Geometry Wars and Super Stardust will be able to step right into Dead Nation. The right stick controls aiming and the left stick controls the player movement. Any player can step right in and start blowing chunks out of the infected. Dead Nation features a number of best looking dismemberment by any arcade game. Zombies are very eager to taste your flesh and a few require quick moves in order to be dealt with. Dead Nation has an amazing amount of enemy variety, which is essential to making a deep experience. Players can expect slow and burdensome enemy types all the way to extremely fast and frisky enemies. In fact, Dead Nation does a very good job of including every type of enemy you can think of.

Dead Nation is an exceedingly moody game, and features some of the best graphics and lighting in an arcade title. Despite the deep atmosphere, Dead Nation also brings about frequent breaks of humour, which helps the game from having an overwhelming amount of depressing tone. If all the previously mentioned elements weren’t enough, Dead Nation is also cleverly paced. Enemies, appear, hide and swarm you in the most inconvenient moments, helping to keep you engaged at all times. So many instances that developers have failed in one area or another, still even the sound design is outstanding. The ambient noise that plays in the background, combined with the sound effect, enemy chatter and music helps create another layer of fascination that is lacking from some retail titles.

Dead Nation features both offline and online 2-player co-op play. It was hard to assess if there were any latency problems since only a few people were online playing. Perhaps my favourite feature is the way Dead Nation handle their leaderboards. Not only does it do an impressive job of tracking stats, but it also counts your country’s stats. The more zombies you neutralize, the quicker you can help clear the infection from your country. This leaderboard does not only facilitate competition between players, but it also encourages competition between countries. It creates a unique sense of competition that I haven’t experienced within an arcade game in quite some time.

I highly recommend Dead Nation. I would encourage you to purchase it as soon as it gets released on November 30th. It’s an impressively polished, very addictive, and highly atmospheric game that no one should miss out on.

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Zombie Games For Your iPhone

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2010 by zombiegames01

You know what’s good about zombies? Duh?! Everything! Moaning, lurching hordes of the undead existing entirely to gorge on human flesh and brains–talk about party monsters!

Whether you adore zombies like I do, or just love to kill them down, there is an iPhone zombie game for you.

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies

The iPhone’s first official Call of Duty game is all about zombie-whompin’! This first-person gore-fest comes directly from the eponymous console game mode, and it even supports up to four co-op players via the Internet or  Wi-Fi. There is only one map to start, but Activision promises to make a lot more. Price: $9.99

Alive 4-ever

Do you like a small role-playing mixed in with your machine-gunning? Then better check out Alive 4-ever, which gives you an option of four characters to play and the chance to further increase your capabilities by gaining experience. Price: $2.99

Dead Panic

This game is like Tower Defense meets “Dawn of the Dead”. Position your troop, then point them wherever the zombie onslaught draws nearest. Dead Panic can be dull and repetitive, at least till the upgrades kick in, but it’s good enough to satisfy a little bloodlust. Price: $1.99

Resident Evil Degeneration and Resident Evil 4

Nobody, as in nobody, does zombies like Resident Evil. These two games let you thrash it out on rails or in free-roaming graveyards, respectively. Check out the free versions if you want a taste of the games before you buy. Priced at $4.99 and $6.99

Zombieville USA

If you like your zombie bloody, cartoonish, and downright silly–and, let us be honest, who doesn’t? Then this is the game for you. Blast the hordes of undead, buy bigger, meaner weapons, and see how long you can actually survive. Price: $1.99

‘Blood Drive’ Splatters onto PS3 and Xbox 360

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2010 by zombiegames01

Activision has just released their vehicle-combat game Blood Drive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. What is Blood Drive you might ask? Well, to begin with it is not Activision going around asking people to donate their blood for local blood banks. No, we’ll save those blood drives for people like the Red Cross. This Blood Drive is all about armoured cars and zombies.

In this game, players control the cars and battle each other and the hordes of zombies as they compete in a televised game show.

According to David Pokress of Activision Publishing, “Zombies and over-the-top vehicular combat are two things that go great together.” And it is kind of difficult to find fault in his statement.

Love for the Undead

I mean zombies still remain to be very popular. Adding zombies to things continues to rack up sales and interest no matter how many times it has been done. But this was not always the case. Some may remember Carmageddon — pretty great game for its time, lots of fun. But then along came Carmageddon 64, replacing the pedestrians you could run down from regular people to zombies. And man did gamers dislike the change. But now we love zombies, be they communist or nazi.

Blood Drive features 6 different environments, and multiplayer allowing up to 4 players to drop-in and drop-out as they wish. While zombies might be very popular now there was a time when vehicular combat games ruled the gaming world. Now with growing interest in the vehicular combat genre – with games like the upcoming Twisted Metal perhaps leading the charge – this might just be the perfect time for Activision to cash in on two fads at once.

Blood Drive was released on November 2, 2010 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Double the Sequel, Double the Terror

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by zombiegames01

Here’s an early Halloween treat for you – feature of two zombie games you might be interested playing.

Dead Rising 2

If you’re up for some zombie rampage, then this game is the right pick for you. The sequel is much better in terms of gameplay than Dead Rising. There are many missions in store for you. On your journey to completing them, you need to sweep thousands of zombies off your way. Get ready to take the role of Chuck Greene and lambaste those stinky zombies to make sure they succumb to death. In Dead Rising 2, there are several weapons that might put you to excitement; you can customize weapons in the latter part of the game and see which ones can make you a deadly berserker against zombies. Available in multiplayer mode, Dead Rising 2 is sure to make a hit. The game had reached thousands of consoles after its release two weeks ago. Capcom is such a genius for developing this sequel.

Left 4 Dead 2

If you are familiar with the Resident Evil games, then you can understand this game flawlessly. Left 4 Dead 2 is a sequel to the successful first-person shooter game developed by Valve Studios. This new sequel features four survivors from the spread of the infection, as told on the first game. They must fight their way out and accomplish their mission. How far can you go to help them?

This game shares many similarities with Resident Evil. There is a pandemic of a certain disease that mutates people to scary-looking beasts, otherwise known as zombies. It also has a resemblance to the movie I am Legend. The four survivors in the game are immune to the virus and this makes them become freely uninfected. To keep you from reading spoilers, grab a copy of the game now! 🙂

Left 4 Dead 2 was released in Mac on October 5, 2010.

Zombie Games Addiction

Posted in Other Scary Stuff with tags , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by zombiegames01

Most gaming fans know that zombies are perfect for killing without feeling guilty and they can definitely slaughter even hundreds of these creatures without worrying that other people will care. Of course, this is when you engage in playing Online Zombie Games. Even if it’s not Halloween yet, you can always see that zombies have always had their share of online presence. There are tons of zombie games available online that have been created and are very popular to a lot of gamers online.

Gamers that are brave at heart will surely enjoy these

scary creatures. They will totally like the idea of mass obliteration of all the zombies that they will encounter in the game. So if you’re a little scared of scenes of zombies slavering human flesh and eating brains, then you should definitely back out. But for fearless gamers, well, they’re really in for some breath taking experience. You just need to search online for zombie games and hundreds, maybe even thousands, of websites will offer you the most popular and latest zombie games in the net.

Relevance to Horror Movies

Zombie games are such an enjoyable way to spend your free time and they’re growing more popular to a lot of gamers online. Why? Just like the horror movies that we can actually see, zombie games are exciting, thrilling, and fun if you aren’t scared of it. Maybe this is why more and more people are enjoying playing zombie games today. A terrifying situation can be experienced once or twice by everyone so the similarities of this to zombie games have made it more addicting to people.

You may find yourself totally involved in the zombie action, pushing your level of adrenalin to the top, and getting scared in the scenes where your character is in. You can certainly get scared but the question is – are you still able to go on and finish the game or will you just stop and look for something less frightening for you to play?

So there you have it. Look for your own zombie game and prepare yourself for hours and hours of mindless fun and entertainment, scary sensation and endless excitement.

Game Review: Plants vs. Zombies

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by zombiegames01

Plants vs. Zombies is an entertaining and very well-designed game that will be found very intriguing by gamers who have just started exploring the tower-defense games genre, as well as challenging and satisfying to serious fans of this real-time-strategy subgenre especially to Zombie Games fanatics.

The Gameplay

The gameplay and interface start out simply: you must plant seeds, collect sunlight, and tend a gridded garden that is your only defense against ravenous waves of the cartoonish undead. Zombies advance right to left in rows, and you have to decide which kind of plants to use and where to put them, whether you choose to accelerate sunlight production growing sunflowers or a variety of other plants to shoot, chomp, freeze, block, or otherwise frustrate the zombies. At each level, zombies attack at random intervals, with a special moment in which a massive horde of zombies will attack the player. A meter that indicates the approximate time when the zombie assault will occur alerts the player gets of this killer onslaught.

Green Arsenal

Hilariously-named weapons like Potato Mines, Hypno-shrooms, Peashooters and Cabbage-pults provide defence and attack capabilities. You and Crazy Dave have to prevent the entire neighbourhood from having its residents’ brains eaten by the zombies. You can buy a variety of items offered by your crazy neighbour, who sells things from the back of his car, with the money you earn throughout every mode. Items range from upgrades for your existing plants to defensive boosts, to a wide variety of gardening implements that help you cultivate your Zen gardens. These are simple greenhouses where you can grow your exotic plants in a zombie-free environment. The music helps set the vibe and is quite superb. It generally consists of light-hearted, dynamic loops that bop along at a good pace and set a great tone for the action.

It’s quite remarkable how well everything works together in Plants vs. Zombies. Every element, from the gameplay to the bonus extras to the presentation, seems to follow the core philosophy of accessible simplicity underpinned by thoughtful complexity. If you have never played a tower defense game before, this is the one you should try. And if you’re sick to death of tower defense games, this one’s gonna bring you back into the fold.

My Top 5 Zombie Games

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , on September 12, 2010 by zombiegames01

Playing Zombie Games is a great way to have fun. They allow you to turn off the lights, turn up the surround sound and scare nearly everything within a hundred feet of you. However, not all zombie games are created equal and some are truly better than others. This is the list of my top five zombie games. Check out this titles and get the most out of your gaming experience.

TOP 5 – Hunter: The Reckoning


Hunter: The Reckoning is an addictive game that allows gamers to annihilate zombies with twenty different weapons including flamethrowers and axes. What makes Hunter: The Reckoning different from other zombie games is the fact that you can also take on vampires, werewolves and update your character like an RPG.

TOP 4 – Resident Evil


The game that started the survival horror genre is Resident Evil which is still an extremely scary game up to date. It offers plenty of engrossing and terrifying confrontations with the undead. But the best part of this game is the excellent storyline and puzzle solving. Fourteen years later, this is still one of the best zombie games on the market.

TOP 3 – House Of The Dead 4


If you want the best weapons then look no further than House of the Dead 4 which gives you the chance to blast multiple zombies with a single weapon. House of the Dead 4 features an immersive experience in one of the best modern-day light gun shooters on the market.

TOP 2 – DOOM


DOOM has been argued as not only one of the best zombie games ever, but also as one of the most important games ever. This game has revolutionized 3D gaming and started a whole new level of BFG gaming. DOOM is undeniably a zombie game at a legendary level.

TOP 1 – Dead Rising

And on the top spot of the list, my zombie game of all time is Dead Rising on Xbox 360. All the ideas of a zombie movie have been combined into this single game. All the tension and gore you get in a Hollywood film are contained within this game. In fact, this game features elements of the zombie genre that other games haven’t mastered yet. A good presentation, new moves and replay value make this one of the best zombie games ever.