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  • Summary: Dead Nation features online and offline two-player cooperative play, a lengthy campaign littered with hidden treasures, hugely upgradeable weapons and armor, and tremendous replay value thanks to a host of difficulty levels. The fifth and final difficulty level -- "Undead" -- willDead Nation features online and offline two-player cooperative play, a lengthy campaign littered with hidden treasures, hugely upgradeable weapons and armor, and tremendous replay value thanks to a host of difficulty levels. The fifth and final difficulty level -- "Undead" -- will leave you breathless! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Dec 21, 2010
    100
    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.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    90
    Extraordinary good PSN game. Shoot many, many zombies dead with a lot of different weapons with the classic top down view. If you want to play one of the best PlayStation Network games of the year, than this is a great one.
  3. Play UK
    Jan 24, 2011
    86
    Even the normal difficulty is so insanely hard it's likely to put many gamers off. [Issue#201, p.98]
  4. Dec 19, 2010
    80
    Though it's not perfect, Dead Nation reminds us how much fun it can be sending legions of the dead back to hell.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 16, 2011
    80
    There's a genuine feeling that the enemies can come from anywhere. [Jan 2011, p.115]
  6. 70
    Yes, it's yet another game with zombies. That might be a bit old, but luckily Dead Nation is less about killing undead and more about racking up a high score. It's old school arcade action, and the online ranking system that pits countries against each other only adds to the addictiveness.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    40
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 3 out of 51
  1. Dec 2, 2010
    10
    It's the best zombie game on any downloadable games market. The whole package is perfect in so many levels (for the price!). Really hookingIt's the best zombie game on any downloadable games market. The whole package is perfect in so many levels (for the price!). Really hooking gameplay and overall atmosphere. The game gets very interesting when you are aiming for the scores - you really have to avoid dying and getting hit if you are aiming to get the best high score. This also adds tension and survivability. A game for a real gamers! Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2019
    10
    simple, and addictive...........................................................................
  3. Dec 12, 2010
    10
    Okay, yes, there are too many zombie-based properties out there (i say this as someone working on a zombie story). However, this game isOkay, yes, there are too many zombie-based properties out there (i say this as someone working on a zombie story). However, this game is AWESOME. Zombie Kill Blood Death (as my brother calls it) is an intense, challenging, dark, and moderately tactical top-down shooter. The graphics are GREAT, especially the lighting. Every light seems to have a different color temperature (cool, warm, etc.), everything casts a beautiful shadow (namely, chain-link fences), and the gore and character models and framerate and everything are executed (possibly a pun) perfectly. Gameplay is awesome. Shooting is fun, fast, and precise. The upgrades are probably my favorite part of the game. Please try this game out. The price is more than fair. Oh btw, the country ranking system and Black Ops-style stat counters are quite fun. Expand
  4. Dec 11, 2011
    8
    This game is sick, got it on sale for 10 bucks, not too shabby. A lot of fun weapons to play around with, and upgrade. Killing hordes ofThis game is sick, got it on sale for 10 bucks, not too shabby. A lot of fun weapons to play around with, and upgrade. Killing hordes of zombies with an insane arsenal of weapons, co-op, lengthy campaign with a decent scenario. Graphics are decent but nothing to write home about. Worth every penny, kinda pissed that a couple months later ps offered it for free. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2011
    8
    Dead Nation mixes the old school gameplay of classic top down shooters Smash TV and Gauntlet with the atmosphere of Resident Evil. GraphicsDead Nation mixes the old school gameplay of classic top down shooters Smash TV and Gauntlet with the atmosphere of Resident Evil. Graphics and sound are used well to create a sense of menace and things can get quite panicky when you're surrounded and low on health. However, it's definitely more action shooter then survival horror and offers something a bit different to other zombie games. I don't get people whining that it lacks originality or that it can be a bit repetitive. What exactly do you expect from a £10 down loadable game? An Uncharted 2 beater perhaps? The bottom line is the gameplays excellent; Once you get used to the twin stick controls mowing down the undead hordes is instinctive, challenging and rewarding plus it has some of the best multiplayer fun around. Well worth a look. Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2014
    7
    Great moody atmospheric zombie apocalyptic survival game. One of the best zombie games ive played. Its a great top down arcade shooter thatGreat moody atmospheric zombie apocalyptic survival game. One of the best zombie games ive played. Its a great top down arcade shooter that is a real challenge to survive. I didnt get to play co op but i bet it would be a lot of fun. Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2020
    0
    Tiens, je me rappelais même plus que j'avais encore cette vieille daubasse sur le disque dur de la PS3 ! qu'est-ce que ça fout là, cetteTiens, je me rappelais même plus que j'avais encore cette vieille daubasse sur le disque dur de la PS3 ! qu'est-ce que ça fout là, cette merde, j'en ai aucune idée... il faut que je demande au Docteur Alzheimer. Ils devaient sûrement le donner avec un paquet de chips parce que je me vois mal en train de donner (?!) de l'argent (?) pour ça !?!...

    Il s'agit en effet d'une merdasse en vue aérienne comme on pouvait en voir dans les années 90 au temps de la PS1 notamment... de là à tirer des conclusions plus ou moins hâtives sur la collusion entre les daubes vues d'en haut et les consoles Playstation de Sony, il n'y a qu'un pas ! mais la coïncidence est certainement troublante : les grosses daubes daubées comme les Loaded, ça vous dit quelque chose ? oui, ces merdes-là tout-à-fait ! une spécialité Sony.

    Donc, c'est un machin injouable (forcément) qui a la précision d'une montre suisse cassée et qui se passe apparemment tout le temps la nuit pour cacher la misère des graphismes sommaires et très aliasés... je ne sais pas si on peut lui accorder l'excuse du jeu indé roulé sous les aisselles et développé par 3 pelés et un tondu dans le garage... si ? non ? je vais choisir l'avis du public, Jean-Pierre !

    Donc, c'est injouable, on ne peut pas sauvegarder quand on veut, c'est très bourrin et en plus c'est très con quand même. Et sacrément répétitif, oui, oui. Allez hop, viens petit, petit, direction le broyeur... tu seras broyé en un instant, non, non, tu ne sentiras... presque rien, petit jeu de merde.
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