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  • Summary: It's Christmas time in New York City and a strange virus has appeared turning seemingly normal citizens into the insane, violent Infected. Rookie Officer Stevens is one of the first victims but unlike others, is strangely immune. The mysterious Dr. Schaeffer discovers that Stevens' blood canIt's Christmas time in New York City and a strange virus has appeared turning seemingly normal citizens into the insane, violent Infected. Rookie Officer Stevens is one of the first victims but unlike others, is strangely immune. The mysterious Dr. Schaeffer discovers that Stevens' blood can be used to destroy the otherwise invincible Infected, and creates a special "viral gun" that fills shells with blood from Stevens' arm and blasts them straight into the Infected, causing them to violently explode. Featuring an engrossing single-player campaign with lavishly gory details, Infected unlocks the world of Wi-Fi via exciting multiplayer modes. To participate in multiplayer combat, players create their own character or avatar. Those who are victorious in combat can "infect" the loser’s PSP system with their avatar and gain ranking points. Avatars can be defeated through a variety of methods, as well as passed along from player to player thus creating a viral chain letter of attack. Infect the world - spread your unique avatar like a virus to other players’ PSP systems via exciting multiplayer modes such as Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch; Form clans with shared uniforms, spreading the same unique virus to the lesser skilled; Set off massive chain reactions of exploding Infected, showering the streets with blood. [Majesco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If you ever wanted to live the "Dawn of the Dead" experience, here’s your chance.
  6. For mindless shooting with a splattering of comedy, Infected does the job. [Aug 2006, p.81]

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  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! Expand
  2. AdrianMonster
    Dec 16, 2005
    10
    This game is SO much fun, it reminds me of clasic old school arcade games like Robotron and Berzerk. Great action, great colorful graphics, This game is SO much fun, it reminds me of clasic old school arcade games like Robotron and Berzerk. Great action, great colorful graphics, excellent voice and sound effects... I can't put the game down. It's by far my favorite PSP game. Expand
  3. [anonymous]
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    Awesome zombie blasting mayhem! And friggin funny too!!! Must get for PSP.
  4. JoeBlow
    Dec 18, 2005
    10
    Total classic game feel. The core gameplay is fantastic. Online multiplayer has issues--but this definitely is the multiplayer game of the Total classic game feel. The core gameplay is fantastic. Online multiplayer has issues--but this definitely is the multiplayer game of the year on the PSP. If you can put up with the crappy servers and lack of infrastructure gameplay modes......don't miss it! Collapse
  5. IvanA.
    Jan 16, 2006
    9
    blood i think we all love blood and kill as many you can, one thing i didn't like at all was that is get repetive and it makes you kinda blood i think we all love blood and kill as many you can, one thing i didn't like at all was that is get repetive and it makes you kinda feel like you do the same mision over and over. Expand
  6. JamesH.
    Apr 28, 2006
    9
    Game is very addictive and challenging.
  7. 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. Expand

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