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0.0 hrs last two weeks / 454.9 hrs on record
Posted: Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:08pm

Early Access Review
What can I say? This game's interface looks so simplistic by today's standards, and yet the Indie Stone team has managed to possibly create one of the best post-apocalyptic zombie survival games in existence to date.

In a sea of games set in the rapidly-becoming-trite-and-humdrum End Of The World By Way Of Zombies scenarios, this one outshines them all. Yes, even in its alpha stage.

In the sandbox game, you create your character and are greeted with the cheery messages telling you, basically, that you're *going* to die. There's no rescue coming, the end isn't just nigh, it's done come and gone. You're on your own. Your goal is basically just to survive as long as you can. And die you will. Many, many times, at least unti you get the hang of the game's mechanics and how to avoid becoming some poor deceased fast food worker's lunch. Barricade windows and doors, erect walls, keep yourself fed and watered, and don't let your character get bored and depressed. Flee town and start a farm to live off the land, or hole up in an abandoned warehouse and periodically raid the surrounding buildings for supplies, all while avoiding the relentless horde which believably reacts to sight, sound, and smell.

For those of you used to games like Left 4 Dead, taking on a horde of fifty zombies with a shotgun is one of the worst things you can do in this game. The noise brings every zombie in a five mile radius bearing down on you, and your ammo supply is typically very limited. Even one zombie hiding in that corner you forgot to check is a threat. Whoa, there was one in the tall grass you didn't see, and he wasn't dead. Now he's gnawing on your ankle. Whoops, is that a bite? Welp. You're infected. Expect to live another couple of days in game before turning. Or you could just chug that bottle of bleach you found in the bathroom earlier to end it now...

In short, this game delivers one of the most intense and gripping presentations of the zombie apocalypse I've seen in a video game yet. Pessimistic and gritty, and incredibly addicting, even without the option of mowing down hundreds of cannon fodder corpses. I've probably logged more than 150 hours in this game in total, and I still can't get enough.

The best part is that the development team is still working hard, cranking out more and more updates, polishing features, ironing out the bugs, and keeping their players informed about what's to come. This game is well, WELL worth the $15 they're asking for.
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P*ter Aug 24, 2017 @ 8:06pm 
lol, a developer putting a review that is two scrolls down, it makes no sense
clown May 8, 2017 @ 1:12pm 
Why did you laughning? It's okay to put user review, because critic reviews anyway only bought, not honest.
J Feb 16, 2017 @ 9:15am 
Why did you laughning? It's okay to put user review, because critic reviews anyway only bought, not honest.
小生来也 Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:39pm 
Why did you laughning? It's okay to put user review, because critic reviews anyway only bought, not honest.
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[5thSC(A)]Pvt Bushi Neko Sep 8, 2014 @ 6:15pm 
Totally true review at this point. Great fun game even at EA stage.