Project Zomboid Image
Metascore
  1. First Review
  2. Second Review
  3. Third Review
  4. Fourth Review

No score yet - based on 0 Critics Awaiting 4 more reviews What's this?

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Surviving isn’t just about blowing zombie’s heads off. Depression, starvation, trust issues, loneliness, illness, insanity. These are just some of the things you have to deal with in Project Zomboid.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of
  2. Mixed: 0 out of
  3. Negative: 0 out of
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 11 out of 40
  1. Mar 22, 2014
    10
    A really fun zombie-survival-game. It's like Dayz only in single player more houses and other graphic. One of the best games I've ever played.A really fun zombie-survival-game. It's like Dayz only in single player more houses and other graphic. One of the best games I've ever played. The only bad thing is that the developers delete the single player campaign. It has a unique style. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2015
    10
    One of the best survival games out there. It's a fantastic game as-is and definitely worth the price, and yet the potential of this game isOne of the best survival games out there. It's a fantastic game as-is and definitely worth the price, and yet the potential of this game is vast.

    Don't be deterred by the dated graphics of project zomboid. What it lacks in graphic definition it easily makes up for in gameplay and content. In fact I consider the simple graphics a boon to the game, giving ease for developers and modders to add droves of great content.

    The game is immersive and exciting. Playing with my wife as we explored (ran for our lives) Muldraugh, KY, I found my heart racing, and palms sweating as we were both frantically yelling across the room to eachother to coordinate our survival.

    If you like survival, or anything zombie-related (not mutually exclusive), BUY THIS GAME!
    Expand
  3. May 11, 2012
    10
    This is a phenomenal game - it's just as stressful and challenging as I would hope a survival horror game would be. The isometric renderingThis is a phenomenal game - it's just as stressful and challenging as I would hope a survival horror game would be. The isometric rendering turned me off at first, but I have high hopes for the next version of the game that gets released. I've never been a fan of Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead, but this zombie game has me hooked. I wish there was the ability to save games, though! Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    9
    Glitchy, ugly, bad...that's what people may say when they look at the game for the first time. That however is not true. The game is in AlphaGlitchy, ugly, bad...that's what people may say when they look at the game for the first time. That however is not true. The game is in Alpha stage which means not everything is in it yet, but the game has the potential to become one of the best survival/zombie games. You don't even have to play against zombies, just surviving in the world. The only problems I have seen are some annoying bugs, but no game-breaking.

    If you are unsure if you want to buy it, give the demo a try first. It's available at steam.
    Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    7
    First off I would like to request that this title be added with Alpha as thats the title it has when bought as of 10/25/2011

    Also I would
    First off I would like to request that this title be added with Alpha as thats the title it has when bought as of 10/25/2011

    Also I would recommend looking for updates to the game.

    That being said Project Zomboid is a zombie survival and one thing is for certian, YOU WILL DIE. Thats the point. It is not to get to the end of the game. It is to survive as long as possible and use your surroundings and items to the best of their abilities.

    Now the game is currently in Alpha phase. It is extremely buggy and some elements you expect in a game do not exist. For example, as of now there is no way to save your game, nor is there a menu once in-game, usually games have a menu giving you the option of quitting or other buttons by pressing the escape key.

    At the beginning of the games sandbox mode you are given a screen that resembles an RPG game, where you have points to allocate for perks. The perks are not really explained by any tutorial, nor is there a in-depth tutorial to teach the player the ropes. There is a tutorial story mode though it is very hard to understand it.

    Once you get through the clunky user interface, and get acquainted to more aspects of the game you have to understand, this is not your "Left-4-Dead" shooter. You can take on a single zombie, but any more and you risk getting scratched, and in this game you are NOT immune. You will become infected and will sooner or later die. You can get sick from food poisoning and you get hungry and tired. All of these effects can actually kill you (e.g. passing out outside and getting eaten alive, starving to death, dieing from illness, not being able to sleep due to being in too much pain.)
    This game is more of a simulation, in the Alpha version there are limited moods, as of now I have encountered the mood of, pain, panic, tired, hungry, sick, wet(from being out in the rain too long) from being wet I got sick. Also getting hurt, cut or scratched, may not infect you, however you could still die from loss of blood if the bleeding is not stopped in time. If your legs are harmed you may have slower walking speed and running speed. This makes combat much more risky with melee weapons.

    The game gives the player the ability to barricade any house they choose. As long as they have the correct supplies to make barricades. I would like to delve into the crafting system in the game as of Alpha 10/24/2011, the game allows you to take the items you find in the world, and modify them with other items, for example you find some bed sheets? Craft them into ripped sheets to use as bandages.

    The other aspect I would like to go into, is that the producer The Indie Stone, is moving production along as Minecraft has. The game was only released This June, however when you buy the game, you are entitled to all of the updates to come. There is a free demo for you to see if you want to play it as it is now. It will soon however with updates and time, shape up I think to a nice and fully addictive game.

    However that being said I would not place too much time in it without understanding at the current moment, there is no way to save the game for later use. As of now with the addictive nature to just go out and try and survive, I will give it a 6/10, however with time I can see me modifying the review to add new features and the score can only go up, I am highly anticipating later versions of this game.
    Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2015
    3
    Tried the demo, walked in one direction until I died. Saw only huge open fields of grass and zombies. Sprawled on forever with nothing toTried the demo, walked in one direction until I died. Saw only huge open fields of grass and zombies. Sprawled on forever with nothing to see. Seemed like a good idea, but I couldn't find anything interesting to do. Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2014
    0
    There are 2 things every game needs to have:

    1. Fun factor. 2. A Purpose. Project Zomboid is not solid on any of those points. What's
    There are 2 things every game needs to have:

    1. Fun factor.
    2. A Purpose.

    Project Zomboid is not solid on any of those points. What's the point of a game where all you do is go from one house to another to loot things just to survive until you eventually die? Where are the NPC's? Where are the random events? Storyline? Quests? Mission? Purpose? This game is so mediocre it has no purpose or fun to it.

    I know they are an indie group but this games been out since 2011, I'm sorry but that's way too much for such mediocrity 0/10, don't recommend buying even on offer.
    Expand

See all 40 User Reviews