Generally favorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings
May 11, 2012This 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!… Full Review »
Feb 12, 2013ALPHA build
Do you like re-installing drivers, fiddling with anti-virus software, and searching through endless forums? Then go get thisALPHA build
Do you like re-installing drivers, fiddling with anti-virus software, and searching through endless forums? Then go get this "game" right now. I put game in quotation marks because your chances of actually playing this seem slim. It's still in the alpha stage so some bugs are to be expected, however I was hoping the bugs would be in the game and not so bad that the game wont even start. I have managed to play this game. I played the free demo and enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I eventually bought the game (and all further updates) for 8 dollars. I should've stuck with the free demo though since it actually worked. If you're interested in this game, get the free demo. Wait for the final build, unless troubleshooting brings you great joy. This is the only time I've ever given a game a score of zero. If it had worked at least as well as the free demo (or even started for that matter), it would've scored much higher. Maybe an 8.… Full Review »
Oct 25, 2011First 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 wouldFirst 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.… Full Review »