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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 87
  2. Negative: 12 out of 87

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  1. Apr 17, 2014
    4
    This would have been an OK time killer if not for being crippled by the tiny characters on a small dark screen. Half the time you die will be because your character got snagged on a piece of debris and got clobbered by an invisible enemy. Switching weapons is a chore since it requires you to take your finger off the left movement thumbstick to switch on the pad - an act that means deathThis would have been an OK time killer if not for being crippled by the tiny characters on a small dark screen. Half the time you die will be because your character got snagged on a piece of debris and got clobbered by an invisible enemy. Switching weapons is a chore since it requires you to take your finger off the left movement thumbstick to switch on the pad - an act that means death if you're being attacked by a horde or boss monster. The only redeeming factor is that this is a cross-buy so if you purchased this for the first time and own a PS3 you can play the game on a screen that allows you to see what you're fighting. Otherwise pass. Expand
  2. Apr 18, 2014
    0
    Dead Nation for PS Vita is a very ugly port. The whole game takes place in total darkness with small characters, which is almost impossible to discern. Do not waste your money on this game.
  3. May 19, 2014
    2
    It took them long enough! Sorry this was a bad port. There's no excuse for a game like this to run this bad. Looks like a copy paste of the ps3 version. =/
  4. Oct 13, 2014
    4
    I was soo hyped for this. Housemarque made great stardust games, and I love twin stick shooters and idea of killing zomibes (especially after watching walking dead series). But this game is just bad gameplay wise. It has lots of potential, but if you want to play good twinstick i recommend GEOMETRY WARS 2 - this is how this kind of games should be... It has one cool thing - multiplayerI was soo hyped for this. Housemarque made great stardust games, and I love twin stick shooters and idea of killing zomibes (especially after watching walking dead series). But this game is just bad gameplay wise. It has lots of potential, but if you want to play good twinstick i recommend GEOMETRY WARS 2 - this is how this kind of games should be... It has one cool thing - multiplayer leaderboard, but damn that is the best aspect of the game and its really sad..
    Graphics - 4/10, Sound 6/10, Gameplay 3/10.
    Verdict: Dont waste Your time on this one.
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Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 26, 2014
    65
    Dead Nation will bring you a big load of zombies to shoot down. It's fun to look for loot in cars and the world really looks rough and dark, like the world is supposed to be after an event like this. It is not easy to take this videogame outside, because of the darkness, plus it is a straight PS3-port, so no extra's of the PS4-port.
  2. May 13, 2014
    60
    Dead Nation isn’t a bad game, it just isn’t a good fit for the Vita.
  3. May 2, 2014
    70
    While Dead Nation is showing signs of age, there's still life in the old girl yet.