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
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 11, 2015
    7
    This game was a lot of fun. It's glitchy but nothing where I wanted to stop playing the game. It's obviously an older game so don't expect hdThis game was a lot of fun. It's glitchy but nothing where I wanted to stop playing the game. It's obviously an older game so don't expect hd blazing zombies. There are different types of zombies and the story stays interesting enough. People comparing this to zombie games of ps3/360 are being careless. This is probably on the top 10 list of best zombie games for the original xbox. And even so, this game is better than many of the early ps3 360 horror games. This game looks and plays like Condemned criminal origins but what differs them is the zombies and guns. You don't have to know anything about the land of the dead films to enjoy this either. I'm sure they'll make an HD remake of this. Full Review »
  2. 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, lowbudgetThis 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 »
  3. 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 II 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 »