Infected PSP

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
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  1. The online ability to spread an infection to another player is so innovative that this game gets my top award, even if it's not perfect in other areas.
  2. There’s a whole heaping ton of unlockables, a really awesome wifi multiplayer feature, including Infect the World mode (where you infect players you beat who infect other players you beat, and so on), and the game is even nice enough to unlock all of the cutscenes and audio clips.
  3. You’ll get all the thrills of those other zombie killing games without the stupid puzzles, annoying characters and confusing plot elements, the multiplayer is innovative and addictive and hell, this is the only legal way to spread an infection that won’t get you quarantined or run out of town or a rail.
  4. A breath of fresh air for the PSP’s game library. This title delivers a fast paced 3rd person shooter experience with a fairly substantial amount of depth. Although a more substantial single player campaign and better infrastructure game modes would’ve certainly helped.
  5. 85
    Thanks to this control scheme, Infected is designed tightly enough to be compared to classic shooters like "Robotron" and "Smash TV," but unfortunately the game takes this idea a bit too far with some of its missions.
  6. The perfect game for a quick fix if you are in a hurry. The concept behind the game is solid, and the action is quick and fun although it can get a little old in extended sittings.
  7. As you can appreciate the humor and enjoy pure arcade shooting, there’s really no reason not to pick this game up.
  8. PSM Magazine
    85
    Don't expect anything even remotely like resident evil. This is pure unadulterated blast- 'em-up madness. [Jan 2006, p.84]
  9. The controls are great, the action is intense, and the challenge is continually evolving to test your skills and abilities. The relatively short missions are served in bite-sized chunks perfect for handheld gaming.
  10. Game Informer
    83
    It's rife with humor, and the online play does an excellent job of using its core mechanics to keep even boring deathmatches fresh. [Jan 2006, p.156]
  11. The action comes at you with both barrels blazing and never lets up. With crude humor, a "B" movie plot and lots and lots of guns, this is a zombie fan's dream.
  12. Infected does get repetitive, there's no denying that. But the sheer action and stress-factor of clearing out mission areas, and the bloody, cartoonish joy of Bruce Campbell-ing your way through legions of splattering zombies to a Rawk soundtrack is probably more than you expected from a zombie-centric game in the first place.
  13. 80
    After about 15 minutes of gameplay, our thumbs felt like Robert DeNiro in "Casino" had worked them over in the backroom with a hammer.
  14. 80
    One big feature about the game is being able to customize your character with cool gear and good looks. There's quite a few models in here, including a familiar blood-sucking female named Bloodrayne that you can choose from (sadly, you can't use her powers here...sigh).
  15. The type of game the PSP needs. Its light, fast-paced gameplay is great for just picking up and playing. With over forty levels, it’s got just the right amount of depth to be a top-shelf PSP game.
  16. Thanks to the controls, shooting masses of zombies is pretty fun. The frantic gameplay keeps up throughout the game’s length, though it only checks in at a disappointing five or so hours.
  17. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    In spite of its goofy, vulgar, utterly over-the-top style...the game's damn addictive. [Jan 2006, p.105]
  18. On one hand it's the most innovative PSP game ever created and on the other it just doesn't carry through on its promise of entertainment value due to the repetitive nature of the single player mission and the lackluster online mode.
  19. Play Magazine
    80
    It's a bloody good time, and not even the most diseased, blood-crazed Santa Claus would put it on his naughty list. [Jan 2006, p.53]
  20. Infect the world to save it from oblivion. That's a pretty unique premise behind this surprisingly innovative shooter, and it is a blast to play with your friends.
  21. Infected features 35 single-player missions of zombie-slaughtering gameplay, free of puzzles of full of pumping the dead with bullets and your own virus-curing blood.
  22. Infected isn’t a game for everyone. For zombie fans and road warriors looking for three-minute bursts of intense action, it is an easy choice.
  23. It's not the most imaginative game on PSP, but it is entertaining. The fun of wiping out a group of slavering zombies with a well timed combo shot is enough to justify buying this. [PSM2]
  24. 76
    We just wish the online multiplayer had continued the melee of the local multiplayer, because just two zombie hunters in a stage are not going to get these streets painted red.
  25. Yes, it is repetitive and somewhat light on content, and it doesn't really push the PSP's capabilities, but it is also fun and extremely charming (in a dark, twisted way). Anyone that has been looking for a fast-paced, not-too-complex zombie killing game should definitely check out Infected.
  26. An adrenaline rush can be a very welcome thing, and playing something this fast and trigger-happy on the PSP made me feel glad that I had spent the money on the unit after so many months of boring, flawed games.
  27. If you're looking for a pure brainless gory game to pass the time and have decided not to reinvest the money you'd normally spend on a subscription to Tiger Beat magazine, I'd highly suggest Infected to cure what ails you.

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
#11 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 12, 2012
    10
    I finished this game in like 2 days. It does not mean that it is short, it means that it is addicting. Upgrades could have been a bit moreI finished this game in like 2 days. It does not mean that it is short, it means that it is addicting. Upgrades could have been a bit more varied. The gameplay itself is a blast off! Full Review »
  2. DonK.
    Apr 22, 2008
    4
    This game whould have gotten a higher score if I wasn't forced to listen to Nu-metal crap like slipknot until I got a chance to turn allThis game whould have gotten a higher score if I wasn't forced to listen to Nu-metal crap like slipknot until I got a chance to turn all that audio garbage off. At least you can turn it off, but its still one of the worst soundtracks of all in a game, I would have perfered a half-assed midi soundtrack over this. Full Review »
  3. JamesH.
    Apr 28, 2006
    9
    Game is very addictive and challenging.