Dead Nation PlayStation 3

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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" -- willDead 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
  • Developer: Housemarque
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Horror, Shooter, Third-Person, Shoot-'Em-Up, Modern, Modern, Top-Down
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  • Rating: M
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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. Play UK
    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
    Though it's not perfect, Dead Nation reminds us how much fun it can be sending legions of the dead back to hell.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 16, 2011
    80
    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: 35 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. Sep 7, 2014
    10
    This game is sensational, the more you play it the better it becomes, I've played it through on all difficulty levels and it just gets better.This game is sensational, the more you play it the better it becomes, I've played it through on all difficulty levels and it just gets better. On first play thru it was a manic fight for survival just to make it to the next checkpoint, on later plays you relish discovering the hidden treasures and finding which weapons work best with each type of zombie.

    It doesn't stop there as when the difficulty increases the effectiveness of the weapons changes, some which are brilliant on the easier difficulty settings become virtually useless on the morbid/undead settings. There is so much depth to the game, I'm currently re playing thru on morbid and have just scraped through the grieving towers level on almost no health. I thought there's no way I can do this but the game is so well designed it gives you just enough health/ammo to make it through.

    Some of the levels seem impossible, graveyard on first play seems impossible as does the arena in grieving towers but when you study and learn there is always a way, the difficulty level seems punitive but it rewards putting the time in. My first play thru on undead I was 3 weeks finishing the final checkpoint, now I completely clear the area it's just about discovering where all the treasure and ammo is.

    This is such a well thought out game, the developers are right there with you knowing that it is tough but also rewarding time spent.. I'm gonna play all the way through on morbid and start again on undead, it's that addictive. I was initially put off by the top down view, don't be it couldn't work any other way it makes it so suspenseful. The DLC Road of devastation is also brilliant, only criticism is if you play on the endless level you can find yourself putting in a couple of hours only to die with no checkpoints, man that is tough.

    Can't wait for the sequel which seems to be taking an age to arrive, I can only conclude it's being crafted with the same level of devotion as this gem. If you haven't played it yet lucky you, put some beers in the fridge, take the phone off the hook and order out for pizza and spend the weekend playing one of the best PS3 titles ever made.
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  2. Dec 4, 2010
    10
    This is the best Zombie game you can buy for the PlayStation 3. It's definitely no Left 4 Dead, but for a downloadable title and onlyThis is the best Zombie game you can buy for the PlayStation 3. It's definitely no Left 4 Dead, but for a downloadable title and only £10 (£8 if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber) it puts other zombie survival titles to shame. 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 hookingIt'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 11, 2013
    9
    This is definitely the best PSN game to download. The sheer amount of zombies attacking on screen is incredible. It's even better when playedThis is definitely the best PSN game to download. The sheer amount of zombies attacking on screen is incredible. It's even better when played Co-op, forcing the players to make strategic moves before continuing in the level. A lot of weapons to choose from, a good variety in the levels as well. My only problem with this game is that the difficulty spikes are almost overwhelming. It's a game that needs to be first played on the easiest difficulty, then gradually advance to a higher difficulty. If you're like me, you set the difficulty to the medium setting when you first play a game. That is not a good idea here. The difficulty of the game could turn you away if you don't gradually build up skill. Awesome game though, definitely one of the best zombie games I've played in a while. Well worth the money, plus it has a lot of trophies including a platinum. Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2011
    8
    Platinumed it. Had a good time with all playthroughs. Coop is a good feature. Do not see a reason to go back after platinuming it ( 4Platinumed it. Had a good time with all playthroughs. Coop is a good feature. Do not see a reason to go back after platinuming it ( 4 playthroughs). Hardest difficulty is pretty hard. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2013
    8
    Standard gameplay but perfectly executed. Great graphics with lots of detail, lots of different kinds of zombies, a lot of tension andStandard gameplay but perfectly executed. Great graphics with lots of detail, lots of different kinds of zombies, a lot of tension and suvivability. Also a lot of upgradable weapons you can buy. The game is not short (10 chapters of 30 minutes) and is not expensive. I recommend playing this with a friend.
    Highly recommended and can't wait for Dead nation 2.
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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 aDead 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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