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GF Rating
7.0

8313 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

What's All the Complaining About?

posted by casmouse (MARTINEZ, CA) Sep 29, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

I've been playing this game for a while now, (it's a really long story) but i'm hearing all this complaining about glitches there must be somthing wrong with your disk because i've had none. Well i've only have 2 glitches, not a billion like everybody claims to have. The two are: when I kicked a sand castle I instantly died, and when i leveled up i died the second i was hit by a zombie. other than those two little things everthing was perfect. So stop complaining everbody please it gets annoying.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

6 that should be at least an 8

posted by rightCOASTwins (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Sep 28, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

In a nutshell, this game has tons of potential that it just leaves you annoyed and a little bit unfulfilled.

The PS3 version is ripe with bugs, as evidenced by the score dropping from a 9.3 when i received the game, to a 7.5 roughly as it is now.

There is so much to like about this game it is hard to bash it; the Boderlands meets several top zombie games was a great take, and little things like; the use of a stamina bar, flawless work lighting especially with the flashlight, weapon creation system and mods and much of the scenery are top notch.

But it is all these things that offer you the possibility of such a great experience that leave you that much more frustrated with the end result.

With issues like No manual saving being annoying enough, the autosave feature would often decide to ignore its only job losing many people precious weapons, mods, XP and TIME, which can really take enjoyment out of a game quickly. Other issues include very poor co-op menu that appears promising with the one touch D-Pad join in. Often booting one player, or forcing you to quit if host decides to leave, and no simple add to friend setup for recent games. Not to mention the story and dialogue going severely downhill a few hours in.

Too long didn't read:

Wait till the next patch or two come out, or better yet the sequel and you will get an 8 or 9 rated game, as of now too buggy.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Ehhh.....

posted by GeekedUp3000GT (REDDING, CA) Sep 28, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

To be honest, I really wasn't into the whole zombie killer RPG... Role playing games dont belong in the zombie genre in my opinion. On the other hand the graphics were amazing! Wish it was a bit more fast pace and a easier buton layout!

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