Dead Nation is a remarkable game and easily one of the best PSN titles available. The game stands shoulder to shoulder with the Left 4 Dead series as the pinnacle titles of the zombie-game genre. If you even remotely enjoy slaying zombies, do not hesitate to buy this game.
At the close of 2010 you'd think zombies and twin stick shooters were well past their expiration dates, but Housemarque had other plans. Through Dead Nation they have delivered an experience that's ripe with tension and never content to let the player settle down.
This game is sensational, the more you play it the better it becomes, I've played it through on all difficulty levels and it just gets better. On first play thru it was a manic fight for survival just to make it to the next checkpoint, on later plays you relish discovering the hidden treasures and finding which weapons work best with each type of zombie.
It doesn't stop there as when the difficulty increases the effectiveness of the weapons changes, some which are brilliant on the easier difficulty settings become virtually useless on the morbid/undead settings. There is so much depth to the game, I'm currently re playing thru on morbid and have just **** through the grieving towers level on almost no health. I thought there's no way I can do this but the game is so well designed it gives you just enough health/ammo to make it through.
Some of the levels seem impossible, graveyard on first play seems impossible as does the arena in grieving towers but when you study and learn there is always a way, the difficulty level seems punitive but it rewards putting the time in. My first play thru on undead I was 3 weeks finishing the final checkpoint, now I completely clear the area it's just about discovering where all the treasure and ammo is.
This is such a well thought out game, the developers are right there with you knowing that it is tough but also rewarding time spent.. I'm gonna play all the way through on morbid and start again on undead, it's that addictive. I was initially put off by the top down view, don't be it couldn't work any other way it makes it so suspenseful. The DLC Road of devastation is also brilliant, only criticism is if you play on the endless level you can find yourself putting in a couple of hours only to die with no checkpoints, man that is tough.
Can't wait for the sequel which seems to be taking an age to arrive, I can only conclude it's being crafted with the same level of devotion as this gem. If you haven't played it yet lucky you, put some beers in the fridge, take the phone off the hook and order out for pizza and spend the weekend playing one of the best PS3 titles ever made.
The game makes for a great pick-up-and-play multiplayer experience. Though there's no real reason to play more than once if you are going solo, playing with friends over and over is where the real replay value lies.
Dead Nation is fun for a short while, but only if you're playing it online or in co-op. The shooting stages are not exactly epic and it makes absolutely no difference which character you're playing. What a pity.
But it doesn't matter how slick a game like this looks if the action isn't on point. Housemarque has proven in the past it clearly has the chops to make great shooters, but it doesn't feel like that skill was fully brought to bear on this one.
Amazing game. There is 5 levels of difficult to keep me challenged (I hate games that are too easy). If you play on harder levels, the atmosphere gets amazing. It is impressive how the game engine can handle so many zombies on the screen on the same time with NO LAG.
I finished it on morbid level and I will replay it on UNDEAD again and I know it will be even more amazing.
With an obsessed, "old gamer" head (khm, over 50), I still enjoy spending some of my free time playing video games. And while there is a wide selection of Sony and MS machines in Hungary, and I can't complain about the number / quality of gammas released on them, I often catch the retro fever and take out either the PS2 / Xbox Classic or one of the PS3 / Xbox 360 duos. And since this ugly virus is here, and as a trade worker I sometimes face hordes of zombies during an epidemic, the relief of tension with this not-so-modern piece has become topical (soon at work, as a leader, it is appropriate to behave culturally and not to persuade the people: D). The subject of the test was born in the "birth room" of Housemarque, which mainly develops low-budget and indie games, and shoot 'em up in terms of style. The story sure wouldn’t have won an Oscar, a Golden Palm, or a similar award in its time, the usual “the end of the world happened, an epidemic destroyed much of humanity, blablabla,” the majority of survivors, “brain, and he lives his life as an undead, and a negligible part of them try to survive his days, such as our protagonist. even when opening car trunks / crates. The positive thing about hunting is that the environment can be nicely depreciated (you know, you can blow everything up the hell if you line up explosive matter with a handgun. We'll run into enemies with multiple brakes. puffs of gas clouds (if they explode near you, they dampen your life force very badly), acid spit, behemoths jumping around our necks, Alien-style, monster-producing, moving "mother bodies" there is no problem with it, the light-shadow effects are, say, cheeky. solution, which implies that you are moving with one of the analog arms, the you can waste ammunition at a 360-degree angle with another. The game processes 10 missions, which you can push offline with your buddy in offline mode, an online option after all this time on PS3, not forgotten, in the absence of servers. (If I'm wrong, throw it between the rabbits).
meaningful playing time
wide range of weapons
liquidating opponents in a variety of ways
sometimes scorching mood
not everyone will like the control
sometimes it **** properly
final judgment: 7 points
Dead nation intro and animations are ok but this is not a very interesting game. Love zombie and post apocalyptic games but this is just a silly retro game. Too childish for me. I was expecting more for adults.
SummaryGroan your way through the zombie apocalypse as hit arcade shooter Dead Nation shuffles onto PS4. Fight for your life alone or with a friend as Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake as you step onto the streets of a city overrunwith undead flesh-eaters. And, if you’re feeling really brave, take a walk down the Road of Devastation – a deadly exp...