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GF Rating
7.0

1857 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

coulda been shoulda been

posted by MadMethods (DUBLIN, CA) Nov 26, 2014

Member since Jul 2006

Great premise. Poor execution. Game physics are not very good.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Second Verse..Same as the 1st

posted by jaguar7676 (TITUSVILLE, FL) Apr 9, 2014

Member since Nov 2004

Attacking zombies still feels wildly inaccurate, slow, and very dull, making it difficult to truly master. The result is that the combat quickly deteriorates into a repetitive mess as you kick a zombie backward, flail randomly at it, back off while it attacks, and then repeat the whole process ad nauseam. A stamina bar ensures you can't just spam an attack--particularly when you're using heavier weapons that drain the bar faster--but rather than giving the game a more realistic feel, it just further enhances the dull combat.

The vast majority of the zombies you face attack in the same way, rushing towards you until you knock them back with a kick to start the dull attack process. There are some special zombies that remain unchanged from those in Dead Island, including charger, spitter, and boomer types; they have slightly different movesets here, but you end up tackling them in exactly the same way, because your options are so limited. For a game so focused on combat, it's galling that you spend most of your time wanting to avoid zombies, just so you can spare yourself the resulting tedium.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Sucked

posted by samsatanovsky (BROOKLYN, NY) Feb 26, 2014

Member since Oct 2013

I couldn't get passed the first 30 min I was so bored. i remember the first game being so much fun but this is exactly the same game. Have some originality and huutspah.

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