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  • Summary: Contagion isn't your average Zombie Shooter but instead takes a more realistic and different approach to the popular genre with unique characters, environments, weapons, items, and a built in system that makes every round completely unpredictable with resources, objectives, and paths ever changing.
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  1. May 20, 2014
    70
    Contagion is a game that with continued patch support and new maps, has a true potential to be a contender against more popular zombie games out there. However, with the current state of the game I would have to tell the curious buyer to enter into it at their own risk.
  2. Apr 25, 2014
    70
    Contagion presents a tense survival based horror game, and if you can see past its rough exterior and occasionally shoddy technical performance, there is some fun to be had here.
  3. May 17, 2014
    66
    It doesn't offer a lot of content, but it's a nice alternative to Left 4 Dead. Contagion won't start a new zombie hype, though.
  4. Jun 5, 2014
    50
    A mediocre commercial remake of 2007’s Zombie Panic: Source. Even 6 months in Steam Early Access did not make it better.
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  2. Negative: 12 out of 52
  1. Jun 7, 2014
    10
    This game has revolutionized zombies indi games everywhere. The game has reached a new level in the zombie universe. Now to compare it withThis game has revolutionized zombies indi games everywhere. The game has reached a new level in the zombie universe. Now to compare it with today's zombie games. Like for example Black Ops Zombies. I am a huge fan of Call of duty zombies. But with Cod zombies its all the same. The game difficulty will never change. With contagion there is an endless number of combinations to the map change. With every new game you can find at least 1 difference in the map. Weather it be open paths, certain houses unlocked for extraction, or weapons and ammo locations, even when you start off the game you have a different weapons combination. Then there is the characters there is a lot of characters. Compared to other games. There is a chance the person next too you will look just like you. But not with contagion. When they first started off there was a max of (what i believe of 8 players) so there was 8 character choices. Now you can have up to 16 player slots so there will be no more than 1 other person that looks like you. But you wont notice at all. Next we have the familiar feel of the game. Since this is a SOURCE game it has some familiarity to it. Such as the controls and the key board lay out. But over all the MonocromeLLC team did a great job on the game. They continue to work late hours and even stay up for days to bring new content and updates constantly. But i believe that, as long as the Monocrome team continues to bring updates and DLC content. This game will live on! Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2014
    10
    I falling in love with this game, playing with friends is more funny . the maps with the different routes made them replayable and now withI falling in love with this game, playing with friends is more funny . the maps with the different routes made them replayable and now with the workshop the game gonna get maps from the community this gonna icrease the life time of the game , the only pointless imo is the zombies they can be better. Expand
  3. Apr 15, 2014
    10
    If you like realistic zombie games then this is a MUST! It's like L4D but so much more realistic! The atmosphere is also amazing, you get thatIf you like realistic zombie games then this is a MUST! It's like L4D but so much more realistic! The atmosphere is also amazing, you get that real tense and scary feeling when playing! Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    Contagion is a fun game, it's like a big add-on to Zombie Panic Source in a way... But I mean that in a positive way. There's multiple gameContagion is a fun game, it's like a big add-on to Zombie Panic Source in a way... But I mean that in a positive way. There's multiple game modes like Hunted (Deathmatch) Survival where you obviously complete a bunch of objectives to succeed the level, and extraction. Which is where you and a team of players try to rescue NPCs.

    My favourite game mode has to be hunted because its great fun running around after people and waiting to ambush other players etc. Aside from that, I don't really enjoy the other game modes that much compared to the hunted, but despite that the game is still worth purchasing as more content is going to be added in the future, you don't have to pay for DLC -- unlike what most video game companies do nowadays.

    I really like the atmosphere of the game as well. It has a gloomy, mysterious feel to it. The sound is awesome as well as you can hear gun fire in the distance and the game overall is well optimized and just done right. The graphics are pretty and are quite impressive for the source engine.

    You can also shoot zombies limbs off as well which is very satisfying. There are a fair amount of guns like the 1911 Colt, MP5K, TEC-9, as well as melee weapons such as a wrench, machete, knife, and so on...

    I also recommend to play this with friends as well as it makes it a dozen times more fun as well.

    The game isn't that expensive either as well, so thats another reason to buy it.
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  5. Jan 26, 2015
    8
    A perfect example of a game that has wasted potential. At the beginning, this game had a ton of potential. But little updates and a lack ofA perfect example of a game that has wasted potential. At the beginning, this game had a ton of potential. But little updates and a lack of new maps plagued this game. However, the good things of this game are the terrific graphics, realistic mechanics, cool effects, and a creepy atmosphere. 8/10 (Great) Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    5
    Contagion is just one of those games, you spend all year looking forward to it's release to only be disappointed by a lack of content andContagion is just one of those games, you spend all year looking forward to it's release to only be disappointed by a lack of content and reward. Contagion isn't a bad game by any means, it actually surpassed my expectations in a few areas, The game is pretty, the guns feel weighty and responsive and the quality of the assets and map design is AAA quality. My problem comes with the gameplay itself, The idea behind Contagion is simple, it's a zombie survival that takes place in large open-ended maps. With a choice of 3 gamemodes, 2 of them being co-op and 1 PVP. On paper it sound promising.
    The game just fails to deliver the experience it promises. The Co-op, while fun the first time, gets boring extremely quickly, you can vary up the spawns and objectives, but it's still the same maps, with the same objectives. The maps are often large and frustrating to navigate, by all means, make large maps, but these maps and littered with blocked hallways, blocked doors and insta-death fire spawns. This becomes very tiresome after a while, the map seems big, but in reality it's very linear. The extraction gamemode I find a lot more fun, you essentially go to a random location and defend it until it's time to extract survivors, this is a lot of fun but also gets boring very fast. The PVP is probably the best part of Contagion, the competative aspect just makes the game so fun to play, yet I still feel unsatisfied after finishing a match, this game doesn't reward you for anything, there is only so much you can take before you just get bored. I will return to this game in the future when they add content, but for now, this game just isn't satisfying to play. I'd only recommend a purchase if you have friends to play with. Otherwise I recommend you avoid this game until it has more content.
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  7. Dec 2, 2014
    0
    I do not recommend this game. The graphics are rather bad, the controls are sluggish and your character moves as if he weighs a ton. About theI do not recommend this game. The graphics are rather bad, the controls are sluggish and your character moves as if he weighs a ton. About the game design, it is very restrictive and has zero sense of open world, exploration or anything else close it: Kill next wave of zombies or stay here forever, no thank you. This and other things about the game, getting stuck at doors and walls, clearly portray how this game was built by amateurs with no real vision or skill to deliver what they set out to create. On top of that, you will get your comments and your review banned if you dare to criticize the game on Steam since they carry mod powers over there, thus my 0 rating, otherwise it would have been a solid 2. Expand

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