Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic 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. While the game is not exactly polished when it comes to objects like cars, the dreadful cornfield, and the fire, most of the things look nice, but a little blocky.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The worst Xbox game I have ever played, period. It is a perfect example of what a modern day FPS should NOT be.
  9. 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.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 5, 2013
    7
    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 Full Review »
  2. Oct 30, 2011
    6
    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. Full Review »
  3. DylanP.
    Sep 11, 2007
    9
    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! Full Review »