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  • Summary: Stubbs the Zombie has been disturbed from his eternal rest 50 years after his death, and you can help him get revenge on those that woke him. Roam the city of Punchbowl while using your zombie powers to take control of its inhabitants. You can turn citizens into zombies, possess them, or use your other undead abilities in battle. You'll fight civilians, police, and militia on your way to getting your revenge on the city's designer, Andrew Monday. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is a third-person action game that uses an updated version of the Halo game engine. Expand
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 55
  2. Negative: 2 out of 55
  1. The chaos that ensues is as lighthearted as a blood-soaked zombiefest can be.
  2. There's a lot to be said about plowing through town with a zombie horde, biting brains. [Dec 2005, p.59]
  3. Combined with its humor, innovative gameplay, and presentation, Stubbs the Zombie is the most charming and playable title this year yet.
  4. A genius concept that is fun for a little while, then grows as stale as its protagonist. The ideas are perfect, but the execution is weak.
  5. Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse is for the gamer looking for some mindless fun with tons of carnage.
  6. 70
    While Stubbs the Zombie is rambunctiously fun, the game engine is extremely dated. Stubbs the Zombie is riddled with clipping, questionable AI, and if you thought The Master Chief's jump was slow in Halo, Stubbs is even slower.
  7. Average execution, terribly repetitive combat, lots of reasonable ideas that don't quite work, a general lack of cohesion: it's not diabolical, but it's far from great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. CalebH.
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    Great game! It is funny and lots of fun. Graphics....while not top notch are perfectly suited for the genre. It has amazing animations as well!! I recommend any fan of comedy, spoofs, or a great videogame to go get this now! Expand
  2. JesseM.
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    This game is hilarious!
  3. Apr 20, 2011
    9
    Clean, brain-munching fun, which meets the criteria for insane zombie chaos and humor all wrapped into one little gore-filled gift of entertainment. If you can't enjoy a little shuffle of the feet and the squealing of a 50's teenager as he runs away in fear from your undead legion, then you're "brain-dead"...yeah, its horrible. Not this game though. Expand
  4. JamesH.
    Dec 16, 2005
    8
    Great game, funny, the insane mode is almost as hard as legendary mode in halo (so if you found the game too short maybe you should consider making it harder). That said, playing it on coop will definately lead to a short game because as in halo you can do the "respawn" cheeze that keeps any part from being that difficult. Of course, short is relative, at coop the game takes about 8 hours to beat. All the game really needed was a way to extend its life, as the gameplay in it is great. Anything, such as keeping score to the number of brains eaten or kills in a level that could add some competition to coop would had helped (you can kill your buddy if you feel like it... hmmm). For most people this is a must rent at blockbuster, where you get to enjoy it for two weeks. Expand
  5. StubbsG.
    Dec 8, 2005
    7
    I rented this with a friend and played it on Co-op mode and we beat in two days. This is a very funny and amusing game. The setting and humor are great, and the music is really really funny. "Mr Sandman" "Lollipop" and others. I just wish they had "If I only had a brain" on there. This game is really short, and repetitive, but its a great rental (wouldn't even recommend buying it). I don't understand Sub Zero's gripe, there's not much to figure out. You can hit, and eat people's brains, then use guns and stuff of people you possess later. And yes, you fart, throw your spleen, throw your hand to possess people and bowl with your head. It's great. The strangest part is that you don't understand your characters "motive" until the very end. I wish there were more mini games like the dancing one, so funny. A great love story this is. Collapse
  6. FPSMaster
    Nov 6, 2005
    6
    Most repetitive and boring game to ever grace the Xbox. The fact that they just had to put "made with the Halo engine" logo on the box should tell you it isn't worth buying because they knew without that no one would care. Just like Advent Rising's "million dollar contest" logo, the game wasn't good enough to sell on it's own meris but instead they had to try to give you incentive to buy it. Rent this garbage at most. The grainy filter over the entire game will make you hate it if nothing else. Expand
  7. SubZero
    Oct 26, 2005
    3
    Most ridiculous game ever. I could not even figure out what the hell the point of the game is. There seems to only be a single button for attacking, one button that "eats peoples brains" (how stupid.) and a button that farts (wtf?) They don't teach you a single thing about how to play, they just expect you to walk around and have fun eating peoples brains for some reason.. Maybe a 4 year old might think its funny, but I think its lame. 3 out of 10 for this wack game. Expand

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