Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Play UK
    Apr 6, 2014
    74
    A decent twin-stick shooter with one outstanding feature. [Issue#242, p.70]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 27, 2014
    70
    Dead Nation's plot is as substantial as a slice of Bernard Matthews turkey ham. [May 2014, p.86]
  3. Mar 20, 2014
    70
    The PS4 edition of Dead Nation has some visual improvements over the original, but the highlight here is, without a doubt, the Broadcast+ mode.
  4. Mar 11, 2014
    70
    Dead Nation: Apocalypse is a difficult game to recommend. The majority of PlayStation fans will have already played it on PlayStation 3 and this version does not include anything that could justify a new purchase.
  5. Mar 10, 2014
    70
    This enhanced version of Dead Nation, with some new content, is a still a good but repetitive action game.
  6. 70
    An excellent arcade shooter that delivers exactly what the box says; lots of zombies and lots of weapons to blow them to bits with. The inclusion of the DLC pack Road of Devastation adds some extra longevity. The new modes are more fun on paper than in reality, but the shooting remains solid and the hunt for cash and upgrades will be enough to keep aspiring zombie hunters glued to the screen.
  7. Zombie killing fun for those who have a PS4. The broadcast+ feature is a nice addition. Also updated graphics look fine. But offers nothing more. Just another top-down shooter.
  8. 60
    This carefully crafted feel extends to the player as well; there’s a definite feeling of weightiness to your actions, and consequences will rear their ugly heads should you make rash decisions.
  9. Mar 4, 2014
    60
    Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition doesn’t solve the core gunplay issues that plagued the release’s original outing, but this is still a fine upgrade for those merely looking for some rotten flesh to fire at.
  10. 50
    Still the same lacklustre combination of Left 4 Dead with a twin-stick shooter, where only the status of PlayStation Plus freebie prevents further criticism.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 382 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 50
  2. Negative: 8 out of 50
  1. Mar 5, 2014
    10
    The PS4 release is my first experience with DN, and it's fantastic. Top-down perspective, dual stick action that still requires quite a bit ofThe PS4 release is my first experience with DN, and it's fantastic. Top-down perspective, dual stick action that still requires quite a bit of strategy. Interactive game streaming takes advantage of the PS4's capability.

    Diablo III + L4D2 + Stardust HD/Resogun == Dead Nation.
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  2. Mar 4, 2014
    9
    Such a great game! It has the retro feel to it, which I like, and even though it doesn't exceed with graphics nor gameplay (compared to theSuch a great game! It has the retro feel to it, which I like, and even though it doesn't exceed with graphics nor gameplay (compared to the major PS4 titles), it proved to be a really, really fun time. Love it! Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    9
    What's new about Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition? Well they've added the new Broadcast+ mode, Arcade mode, and Endless modes as well next genWhat's new about Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition? Well they've added the new Broadcast+ mode, Arcade mode, and Endless modes as well next gen polish....... On top of that, I really enjoyed the controls and this game is a blast with a friend; coop campaign or coop horde mode. Don't listen to people saying there's no reload or run buttons. There are both; there's a limited run/dash with L2 and click in the right analog stick and you have a reload button (can't understand people who who don't have time to read the loading screens or visit the options that explain the mechanics before shooting their mouth off in a review). What I've always loved about this game is the strategic nature of balancing out your inventory of distractions (flares, etc...) ammo scarcity, limited dash, and weapon upgrades. And yes this is technically a "survival horror" game (yes u have to survive and yes zombies fit into the genre of horror) but it was never meant to be compared to the likes of Resident Evil or the Last of Us. It was designed to be more like the old arcade game Smash TV. This version of Dead Nation is still a fun, frantic, retro, slightly strategic, top down shooter with some great leveling up mechanics. Full Review »