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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 51
  1. Jun 7, 2014
    10
    I waited for this project from the very first announcement in 2010. Watching the development process on Indiedb, and later when the game wasI waited for this project from the very first announcement in 2010. Watching the development process on Indiedb, and later when the game was released in early access I was just surprised at what has been done, although even then it was not a finished product. Looking at much progress the developers have made becomes clear that there are people who do what they promise, and with the very high quality. 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. Apr 21, 2014
    9
    If you are a fan of zombie games this indie game may be your ticket to some low budget zombie blasting enjoyment. First off do not expect aIf you are a fan of zombie games this indie game may be your ticket to some low budget zombie blasting enjoyment. First off do not expect a blockbuster game; this is a pretty basic shooting game with at best average graphics. Where this game excels is concept and cost, for 20 bucks (I paid less) you get a great “realistic” zombie experience. You can only sprint so far or swing a melee weapon so much before you tire, ammo is at a premium as headshots are the only thing worth going for and the maps a chock full of zombies. This makes teamwork all the more essential with players ideally sharing weapons, ammo, and mission items. When you die you become a zombie and hunt your former team, this makes it all the more important to keep each other alive as a zombie with a players intellect is much more dangerous then the AI. I docked one star because the game can still be a bit buggy and so can the zombies, this is sometimes very noticeable when firing aimed shots with zombies surviving what should be clear kill shots. I have always loved zombie games and movies and am therefore probably a bit more forgiving of the game then others may be, but if you are a fan of zombie games I would strongly recommend it for the price.

    Here are a few tips to make the game easier on you if you do decide to buy 1) first thing you should do is watch a youtube video or two and get the flow of the maps down. It can be difficult to use your in game cell phone to figure out map progression when you first start. 2) KEYBIND! go into the settings and set your keys how you like. I noticed several key controls where unmapped when I started playing. Set your graphics to something your computer can handle as well, I found all my graphics setting jacked up and my frame rate suffered for it 3) Stay with your team, don’t move to fast or to far from your allies, and get a mic or at least be good about communicating with general chat!
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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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