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GF Rating
4.8

6421 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

this game fails so bad.

posted by pauly37 (SULPHUR, OK) Jun 28, 2008

Member since Mar 2006

when you first put this game on your gonna be impressed with the graphics,their pretty good , alot better than i was expecting.but i`m afraid that`s as good as it gets.
what lets this game down so badly are the controls, to put it bluntly they plain suck.i got to the end of episode 2 then just couldnt handle it any more, i got a headache, i mean literally had a headache. the controls are to stop start and jerky, they kinda reminded me of the original tomb raider controls from 10 or so years ago.bad camera makes it hard to see, you have to make sure your on the right line for everything,stop adjust character move camera , you cant do it on the run.
combat also sucks, to hit a zombie you have to hit the d-pad left and right, it`s just to much work.then once you do get the zombie its only really dead once you`ve burnt it, which brings me to my next complaint, what the heck is up with all the fire in this game, it`s everywhere, buildings burning, having to burn all the zombies, even combining bullets with fire to shoot firey bullets, give me a break.
this could have been such a cool game, the graphics alone kick butt over alot of 360 games.
if you can get past the bad controls then you`ll probably enjoy this game, but you shouldnt have to put up with bad anything for $60, thank god for gamefly

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Don't even rent this!

posted by Kamikaze (SUGAR LAND, TX) Jun 28, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

I'm a big fan of survival/horror and that is what this game is.I loved Resident Evil,Silent Hill,and Fatal Frame.Those games are awesome in comparison to this piece of schlop.Not even worth a rental.Believe me.Its not even worth any more of my time writing this.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Utter Frustration

posted by Lyrica42 (LINCOLNTON, GA) Jun 28, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

This game tries so hard to be innovative that it utterly fails at being fun. The controls are ridiculously hard, the camera never did what I wanted it to do. The story might have been good after the second level, but I wouldn't know - I turned it off before I threw my controller at the TV. The ONLY good thing I can say about it is that the car was extremely easy and nice to drive.

They could have done so much better. I am utterly disappointed.

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