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  • Summary: Dead Nation features online and offline two-player cooperative play, a lengthy campaign littered with hidden treasures, hugely upgradeable weapons and armor, and tremendous replay value thanks to a host of difficulty levels. The fifth and final difficulty level -- "Undead" -- will leave you breathless! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Dec 21, 2010
    100
    Dead Nation is a remarkable game and easily one of the best PSN titles available. The game stands shoulder to shoulder with the Left 4 Dead series as the pinnacle titles of the zombie-game genre. If you even remotely enjoy slaying zombies, do not hesitate to buy this game.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    90
    Extraordinary good PSN game. Shoot many, many zombies dead with a lot of different weapons with the classic top down view. If you want to play one of the best PlayStation Network games of the year, than this is a great one.
  3. Jan 24, 2011
    86
    Even the normal difficulty is so insanely hard it's likely to put many gamers off. [Issue#201, p.98]
  4. Dec 19, 2010
    80
    Sure Dead Nation isn't reinventing anything, but it comes for a good value packed with a true gameplay intensity exceeding even some of the Holidays blockbusters. It's a really an exhilarating experience, sometimes even a exhausting one when the action skyrockets. An efficient game, simple but tense, we can thank Housemarque for.
  5. There's a genuine feeling that the enemies can come from anywhere. [Jan 2011, p.115]
  6. 70
    Yes, it's yet another game with zombies. That might be a bit old, but luckily Dead Nation is less about killing undead and more about racking up a high score. It's old school arcade action, and the online ranking system that pits countries against each other only adds to the addictiveness.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    40
    But it doesn't matter how slick a game like this looks if the action isn't on point. Housemarque has proven in the past it clearly has the chops to make great shooters, but it doesn't feel like that skill was fully brought to bear on this one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    This is easily the best zombie shooter I have ever played. It's easy to get into and there's a level of instant gratification rarely seen in other games. Exploding zombies never felt this good!! Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    10
    Bargin! £9.99 for probably the best, definitely the most fun PSN game available to date. Graphic, lighting and settings are brilliantly done, Housemaque have produced another masterpiece of a game. The Zombie genre has probably been overdone, but that's manly down to the below average zombie games being released, I've probably killed about a Million zombie's over the last two years and thanks to this game it'll be a Million zombies more. Also this game Is a challenge, make sure you have your pro zombie killing buddies with you as you try to put a dent on the leaderboards. If this game was 40 quid i'd give it 8 outta 10 but as it's a tenner it's all tens baby. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2010
    10
    It's the best zombie game on any downloadable games market. The whole package is perfect in so many levels (for the price!). Really hooking gameplay and overall atmosphere. The game gets very interesting when you are aiming for the scores - you really have to avoid dying and getting hit if you are aiming to get the best high score. This also adds tension and survivability. A game for a real gamers! Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2011
    9
    A 7.3 is a surprising score for me.... I am really not sure what isn't to like. Yes it's dark, but a good TV is the panacea for a lot of problems. Two things going on with our user reviewers here. One, we're probably seeing some anti-zombie tension here in the user scores. There have been too many zombie games recently. Two, it can get difficult, even on the normal setting, and the game challenges you to go on to the harder settings with it's leaderboards as well. In short if you like top down shooters, tough challenges and own a decent TV, this one is a no brainer. Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2011
    8
    Best downloadable zombie game out there, especially for the cost. Good replay value and interesting feel to the whole game. All in all, if you love zombies, you will love this. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2010
    8
    Un juego divertido como pocos. Posibilidad de jugar online junto con un amigo. Y con la proxima actualizacion, se podrá conversar con el amigo. Matarás cientos por no decir miles de zombies, pero no te cansaras, y con nivel de dicultad acorde al jugador más novato al más experimentado.

    A fun game like few others. Online play with a friend. And with the next update, you can talk with the friend. Kill hundreds if not thousands of zombies, but not get tired, and dicultad level according to the most novice player to the most experienced.
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  7. Aug 27, 2011
    4
    Dead nation intro and animations are ok but this is not a very interesting game. Love zombie and post apocalyptic games but this is just a silly retro game. Too childish for me. I was expecting more for adults. Expand

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