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  • Summary: Dead Block focuses on innovative defensive gameplay in which the few remaining survivors, Jack Foster (a construction worker), Foxy Jones (a traffic warden), and Mike Bacon (a perpetually hungry boy scout) have formed an unlikely alliance to protect themselves from the invading undead. Hiding in various shelters around town, they avoid Zombies by building blockades, setting fiendish traps or – as a last resort – using their weapons to fight. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jul 22, 2011
    79
    Dead Block is a fun and fresh proposal, although a bit simple and not very lasting. Hilarious and very fun between friends, it is a good game to enjoy this Summer.
  2. Played with friends this is excellent fun full of teamwork and panic as you manage rather than defeat the undead. [Oct 2011, p.103]
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    70
    Dead Block is a funny, but a bit monotonous variation of the zombie mode of Call of Duty.
  4. Sep 25, 2011
    70
    Original and good fun. [Nov 2011, p.93]
  5. Aug 7, 2011
    55
    The idea of Dead Block is pretty funny, but this is also a game that could have been a lot better with just a little bit more of development time. There is nowhere a story to find, it doesn't play very well, its repetitive and graphically it isn't that great. The only two elements that are really fun are the weird atmosphere and the co-op features.
  6. Jul 27, 2011
    45
    Dead Block fills the zombie apocalypse with rampant vandalism and ingenious booby traps, yet somehow the result is exceedingly dull.
  7. Jul 28, 2011
    42
    Personally I felt the game run out of steam as soon as the weapons/traps no longer elicited a reaction of zombie-killing-joy from me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    10
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  2. Aug 3, 2011
    9
    First of all, it costs 10 bucks.

    It plays great, it feels great for what it is, and the combination of horror punk and overall art design
    blends perfectly, I really love the soundtrack, playing guitar and watch the zombies dance until they fall apart is awesome, using jukeboxes for distraction is also great.
    I guess the actions for searching items and destroying furniture for wood might get boring after awhile, not yet for me but hey, a shooter you don't do much but press R1 to shoot, L1 to aim and the analogs to point, run and move. The only difference is that your circle button on the dual shock is going to get a severe beating.

    It is a really fun game to play, I would love to see an open-world Zombie game in which to save, you would have to barricade yourself inside a building, just as you have to in Dead Block, it would be awesome. I have to say, I have only played a few hours with my brother in local split-screen and neither of us was ready to let it go, time flew by.

    The only reason I don't give it a 10 is because of some aspects of the sound design, some of the biggest Zombies do a loud shriek, and it is not only annoying, it is painful but nothing that turning the SFX down and turning the Music up wouldn't fix.

    Get it. It's worth 10$/â
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  3. Oct 20, 2011
    6
    Dead Block is a cheap mediocre game that appeared out of nowhere. With a bunch of awesome games in XBLA and PSN there's no need to put your eyes in this game. There are better game at least . Expand