Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Aug 12, 2011
    40
    Killing the first few zombies in the tutorial level alone shows the violence and tactical planning that could have made the game something special. As you progress however, all the bugs, all the inconsistent controls, all the unbalanced gameplay, and the awful checkpoint system completely ruin the experience.
  2. Aug 17, 2011
    20
    Returning to the horror genre's roots might be a good idea, but Trapped Dead doesn't offer convincing evidence of the idea's merits. It fumbles at every step except -- with the possible exception of mimicking comic books in its menus and cutscenes.
  3. Jul 22, 2011
    30
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. May 30, 2011
    55
    Trapped Dead isn't a good game: just the multiplayer is worth chekcing out with a friend, but in the end it doesn't save a low-budget product, lacking polish and some focus on the gameplay.
  5. Mar 28, 2011
    65
    Trapped Dead has several original ideas and use the zombie apocalypse setting as no one else has ever done. Pity then that it falls under the blows of too many defects and a rough implementation.
  6. Mar 16, 2011
    66
    Trapped Dead is well worth it for the retro zombie fans out there.
  7. Feb 7, 2011
    45
    As it stands, there's hardly ever a reason to go beyond the obviously marked out route to the objective, as there'll not ever really be anything that interesting to find if you do.
  8. Dec 30, 2010
    65
    If you always wanted to try a zombie game, in which tactics are more crucial than action, you should play Trapped Dead.
  9. Dec 20, 2010
    58
    Doesn't live up to its potential. The game can be fun, but never feels right. Well done, but missed the mark.
  10. Oct 19, 2011
    74
    Trapped Dead has a nice idea but degenerates to a simplistic RTS. [Sept 2011]
  11. Sep 13, 2011
    60
    Earns points for originality, but with better pacing and a heftier casting budget, it could have been a much better zombie game contender. [Nov 2011, p.79]
  12. Aug 2, 2011
    40
    Slow pace wouldn't have to be a drawback if it wasn't for sparse checkpoints. In case of suffering defeat just an inch from one you just don't want to waste your time on trudging across the same area. [August 2011, p.58]
  13. May 22, 2011
    50
    Not brainy enough to satisfy the hunger of zombified strategy enthusiasts. [June 2011, p.69]
  14. 40
    Trapped Dead is boring, monotonous and simply worthless. It only copes with nice visuals, but everything else is very low-budget. [June 2011, p. 101]
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. Jul 19, 2011
    3
    The game's visuals and art style are where the positive experiences of the game ends. The controls are slow and sometimes unresponsive, evenThe game's visuals and art style are where the positive experiences of the game ends. The controls are slow and sometimes unresponsive, even when they are responsive the in-game actions are just as slow. Many reviews spoke of bugs but I didn't get the chance to encounter many because a bug on the 2nd tutorial level made progress impossible. After re-trying the tutorial level I've already reached the point of never wanting to run the game again.

    I don't hate this game and appreciate the attempt at changing up the zombie genre with something that is less twitch shooter type of gameplay. Trapped Dead however fails in providing entertaining gameplay. I write this review to hopefully prevent anyone else from being convinced that the game is worth the cost to at least give it a try. As a zombie fan and a fan of tactical gameplay, I urge you to avoid spending time and money on Trapped Dead.
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  2. Mar 27, 2012
    2
    very bad control and navigation system. its very hard to play this game and the control make it not fun to play it. the graphics is okey. forvery bad control and navigation system. its very hard to play this game and the control make it not fun to play it. the graphics is okey. for the story i didnt continue playing since i was frostrated Full Review »
  3. Nov 3, 2011
    1
    The concept is great, and the 3D assets look very appealing.

    However there is a general laziness about the actual programming of the game
    The concept is great, and the 3D assets look very appealing.

    However there is a general laziness about the actual programming of the game that has made it virtually unplayable. The controls are laggy and sometimes outright unresponsive. The level design is straight forward and not fulfilling. Frankly the game seems to have promise, but falls horribly horribly flat.

    This game is NOT worth the money. I highly suggest AGAINST buying it.
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