Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green Image

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  • Summary: Prepare for the Horror... A horrific plague breaks out and mobs of zombies are roaming throughout the tri-state area, killing people at random. You play Jack, a simple farmer who must rise beyond fear, and battle your way through hordes of terrifying undead who are bent on spreading the zombie plague. You encounter a mysterious man named Mr. Kaufman who has established Fiddler's Green, a fortified city, which holds the last of the living. He has offered you a special job, with an exceptional reward. An offer too good to turn down, but will you live long enough to reap the rewards? Based on the George A. Romero film, "Land of the Dead." Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Paradoxically, any brilliance and beauty lie in the raw, unpolished stylized realism and mostly clever reworking of elements found in the film.
  2. The multiplayer can be fun, but only because it means you won't have to endure the game alone.
  3. Battling zombies should be an exciting and frightening experience, but instead turns into a farce with laughable AI and linear gameplay.
  4. Only the undead could enjoy a game filled with numerous glitches and a sincere lack of creativity across the board. Avoid this title like a flesh-eating zombie, unless, of course, you just have to have all things Romero in your collection.
  5. A mess of a game. It's not even a game, more like a slow, rotting death. No matter how great your love for George Romero, no matter how overpowering your curiosity, there is no reason to look twice at Land of the Dead. Do not walk away. Run.
  6. Land of the Dead fails to deliver even the most garden-variety of zombie-killing thrills, due to its inept combat, awful visuals, and cripplingly stupid artificial intelligence.
  7. 10
    An appalling game. In fact it's THE appalling game, that legendary one that the kids drinking Bubblegum 20/20 down the park talk about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. PaulS.
    Oct 29, 2005
    I haven't beaten this game yet, but so far it is blowing my mind!!! The zombies attack in hordes and overpower you really fast! It'll get your blood pumping, and the creepy music doesn't help... Expand
  2. DylanP.
    Sep 11, 2007
    One of the best horror games of the generation. Unlike the Resident Evil series, which is purportedly inspired by Romero's films, Land of the Dead is the only game I've ever played that really makes you feel like you're stuck in a world taken over by the living dead. The game is perfectly balanced; you're always just on the verge of running out of ammo, without actually running out. The game is at it's best, though, when it comes to little details. For instance, the fact that your character actually cocks his revolver after every shot (as anyone who's ever fired a double-action revolver can tell you, this is what you'd really do), or the way he pulls out his Zippo and lights Molotov cocktail fuses. Forget all the poor reviews; Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green is one of the best horror games on Xbox. Definitely recommended! Expand
  3. RonH.
    Oct 31, 2005
    GREAT GAME. I cant believe its a budget title.
  4. EvilGhostrider
    Dec 19, 2005
    I'm surprised how much this game got slated, I don't think it's that bad. I like it.
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    This avant-garde game is suprisingly nice more fun to play than many polished, big budget games. Capturing much of avant-garde, lowbudget goodness found in the movie. Land Of The Dead crafts a very fun, unpolished experience found in low budget horror movies, with an enjoyable plot, porting of many of the traits mechanics of the zombies in the film. The atmosphere is also brilliant, creating the feeling of loneliness desperation you would experience in a real, 'land of the dead'. Multiplayer Co-op is one of the most fun parts of it. Review Score: 71/100 Expand
  6. Oct 30, 2011
    I am a huge Zombie fanatic, so when I heard about this game and about how it had to do with Romero's movie I had to play it, I have to admit I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, and the game is just about as good as it was, it like the movie is only ok, the game-play is your basic FPS but with Zombies, targeting is clunky for some reason, because turning is awkward, the story is passable but is brought down by bad voice acting, multiplayer is obviously dead, and the game does have melee weapons but they are completely useless, and it does have some weird glitches and random load times, and has one of the worst turret sections of all time, and the A.I. is at times brain dead and will lose sight of you when you are right in front of them and shooting them, and it ends up feeling much longer than it actually is at times, but I have to say the guns act like real guns (except when reloading), but like the cheesy Zombie movies we watch you aren't going to play this game because it the most polished thing in the world, you'll play it because you love Zombies, but with all the better options out there, I wouldn't blame you if you passed on this, no matter how big of a Romero fan you are. Expand
  7. ArloV.
    Nov 6, 2005
    One of the worst, least inspired pieces of trash to be released this year. Don't be fooled by positive impressions. Stick with the reviews and avoid this at any price. Expand

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