Critic & User Reviews
GORE GORE GORE.......AND GUNS!
posted by drunkyb (FORT WORTH, TX) May 19, 2007
Member since Mar 2006
14 out of 17 gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Borderline Fun and Misery
posted by Chris311 (OCEAN, NJ) Jun 12, 2007
Member since Jul 2006
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Sure this game is addicting for a while but after you make it through an entire level to a boss just to die and go all the way back to the beginning of the level to do it again, it gets to be a nag. I expected to maybe respawn at the boss and try again but I guess they thought heck, why not go all the way back to the beginning and do it let's say 5 to 6 more times!
After beating the level, the game just gets too repetitive. It's fun blowing off zombies heads but after a few thousand it starts to be a bore. Let's not even mention the reloading scheme where you must move the ammo from the one side of the screen to the other in the midst of battle.
Bottom line is that the game can be fun depending if you have the patience to do levels a few times and if you can live with screwing up a few times trying to reload.
I'd say it's definitely a rent if you want something new but that's about all it is.
Good, but hard
posted by zgamer92 (RALEIGH, NC) May 20, 2007
Member since Apr 2007
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Fun but not perfect
posted by smalowman (ACTON, MA) Jun 26, 2007
Member since Aug 2006
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Story- Really none to speak of. Your a prisoner named Rob Steiner and one day you wake up and find a gun. Than you find zombies and shoot them. Really nothing else, you never know why the zombies are there all you know is that they want to eat you.
Game play and controls- As I said before its an on the rails shooter and you tap to shoot. To reload you drag ammo to the ammo clip from one side of the screen to the other. This is very hard but in a good way because it adds challenge to the game. Every weapon is mapped to one direction on the d-pad. The pistol is down, the shotgun is left, the crowbar is up, and the SMG is right. Speaking of weapons the pistol has infinite ammo, but the shotty and SMG don't. Every weapon is good but the crow bar is only good for certain things so don't expect to use it alot. Whats very cool is that you can remove limbs separately like arms, legs, heads, and even blow holes through stomach's, The more limbs you blow of the more points you get for bonuses like art and clips.
Level design and graphics- The graphics are bad and not interesting at all. The zombies only come in two forms fat and skinny. There are also alligators, bats, weird robots, rats, giant rats, and face eating slugs. There are also some bosses that are interesting but nothing amazing. There are alot of different areas in the only 4 missions. Theres the jail, the sewers, the labs, the rooftops, the mines, the swamp, the forest, the airport type thing, and the warehouse that has alot of boxes in it.
Sound- Sound design is ok but some of the moans groans and squeaks could have been scarier.
Replay value- Low
Overall- A very fun game but the graphics are bad, there is no story, no good zombie design, and its very short. But its a load of fun!!
the best game ever
posted by Kennys (OBETZ, OH) Jun 8, 2008
Member since May 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Touch of the dead; good or ugly.
posted by trick1801 (PORTLAND, OR) Feb 1, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
very slow reloads and not great looking graphics. I never got far in the game but it wasn't that fun. The controls were simple. Your stylus is the only thing you depend on throughout the game. Like shooting zombies you tap them. And reloading you use the stylus to slide more bullets into your gun. Its easy to die and I dunno. Play it yourself and decide if its Good or Ugly.
posted by redfld4eva (HALTOM CITY, TX) Mar 2, 2010
Member since Mar 2009
touch the dead ds
posted by rokhardrs (HOUSTON, TX) Aug 5, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
the difficulty level is challenging, but the designers could have done alot more with it. in my opinion. save your money and rent this one first to see if you really like it or not.
posted by Rich2244 (MIRAMAR, FL) Jul 30, 2008
Member since Jul 2007
The law looks down upon that that sort of thing
posted by retrojaws (GAINESVILLE, FL) Nov 30, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
Who's It For?
People looking for something different on the DS, anyone looking for a challenge, masochists
Buy, Rent, Avoid?
Zombies with bad graphics
posted by armyman09 (CORONA, CA) Oct 19, 2007
Member since Sep 2007
Lots of touching but no thrills.
posted by kaiswil2 (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Sep 27, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
The graphics for this little guy was sub par, all the rooms looked the same, the main character even had a bad choppy look almost reminiscent of Alone in the Dark (the original for PC and Sega CD).
For the DS at this stage of its life this should have been much better.
Sound was not bad it was eerie enough when it needed to be and the zombie sounds were typical.
Game play, was pretty simple touch the screen ALOT. I can't even imagine how many times I poked the screen, when most zombies for me with neck and head shots with the pistol took two to three rounds and after hundreds of undead you'll be glad your stylus can't talk.
Boss battles where simple but creative for what the game could do so those parts I was some what shocked.
The games itself is short only three chapters, very typical of most rail shooters. They do give you options of left or right as you're playing so if you see two small white signs, shot whatever feels right.
Be quick on the draw or poke for items in boxes and cabinets, you sometimes only get one chance.
Hope this helps everyone.
Good idea, very poorly executed
posted by RamCow (HONOLULU, HI) Aug 22, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
There are very little surprises in the game and all the scenery is a repeated constantly so there is little aesthetic value of the game. You can almost always expect where and when more zombies are going to appear, but that does little good since enough ammo per round isn't given to get the zombies before they get you regardless of how fast you go since reloading takes a significant amount of time.
This makes the game both frustrating and not entertaining. It was a good concept but nothing about the execution was unique, entertaining or well done.
jab jab jab swish jab jab
posted by wiipaintba (Kingston, RI) Jul 24, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
Zombies a formidable foe once more
posted by Biscutbob (GRAND FORKS AFB, ND) Jun 12, 2007
Member since Apr 2006
the controls are so easy and fun. there are 4 weapons which is kinda sad but they definitly get the job done. It is pretty easy to get through the first chapter then things start really getting hard the enimies are kinda repetive and there are lots of em with blood and gore woot!
not for a casual gamer :)
posted by Crispin (MECHANICSVILLE, MD) Jun 8, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
Really, all you do through this entire game is tap, tap, tap, drag, tap, tap, tap.
This is probably the worst game I've played in years. It's simply Eidos trying to rip off of the House of the Dead series. In case you were wondering, House of the Dead, and Touch the Dead are completely unrelated, other than the name sharing a parallel structure. Ripoff. I would give it a zero if I could.
Its Not Perfect But It Gets The Blood Out
posted by gamerfan06 (ANAHEIM, CA) May 25, 2007
Member since Aug 2005
STORY: None. Your some guy in prison and theres Zombies everywhere. Now why would you need a story with something so classic.
GAMEPLAY: Touch the screen where you want to shoot. This is an on rails shooter, so theres no thinking realy about movement you just shoot.
Graphics: In game graphics are decent and oh so gory, cut scenes are blocky and irritating.
Music and Sound: Well there is no music other than your generic rock. Sound on the other hand is ok, especialy the gun effects.
Dificulty: It goes from easy to medium and then to hard in about the first 3 min.
Sure a gun with unlimited amo may seem like a good idea but then after the 2nd section of the first level your gonna need to empty a full clip in one zombie. not so good when theres a mob coming at you.
OVERALL: Pretty fun, as long as you dont expect epic cinimatic gun play. If all you want is to shoot things for 4 hours or so then rent it. The Touch to shoot dinamic works well so its a decent game.