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Use your wits, weapons, and the city itself to save Franklin from the zombie apocalypse in this exciting indie action puzzler.
Release Date: Mar 2, 2012
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About the Game

Containment: The Zombie Puzzler is an action puzzle game like you’ve never seen before. The goal of Containment is to surround zombies with survivors of the same color. But watch out for the zombies—they'll fight back by infecting the survivors in the street. Through the game's pulse-pounding campaign and multiple survival modes, you'll use your wits, items you find you along the way, and even the town around you to contain the zombie outbreak.

Key Features:

  • Not a Match 3 In Containment, you don’t match three of anything—you eliminate zombies by surrounding them with survivor tiles.
  • These Tiles are Alive Each tile is a fully animated character that interacts not just with its fellow survivors and zombies, but also with the environment.
  • Unique Storytelling There's no time for cutscenes or dialog boxes when the undead are trying to eat you—the story of Franklin County and its survivors is told through in-world text as you make your escape through what's left of the city.
  • Real-Time/Turn-Based Containment combines the cerebral strategy of a puzzle game with all the real-time action you'd expect from a zombie attack.
  • WMD’s Playing the game well rewards you with useful items that you can use against the zombie horde to devastating effect.
  • The Environment is Your Friend Franklin itself becomes a weapon as you knock over signs, power up heavy cranes, and roll cars over zombies.
  • Boss battles Yeah, that’s right. We even have boss battles. You haven’t seen zombies like these before.

PC System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:2.4GHz or equivalent
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB Video RAM and Shader 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
    • Sound:Windows Compatible

Mac System Requirements

    • OS:OS X Leopard 10.58, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB Video RAM and Shader 2.0
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space

Linux System Requirements

    • OS:Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
    • Processor:2.4GHz or equivalent
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB Video RAM and Shader 2.0
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Essentially it is a flash game, an enjoyable variant similar to the Candy Crush type game if you've ever played it, that will provide around 5-20 hours of fun. At its core its a puzzle game with strong elements of strategy.

The premise of the game is that you have to surround groups of zombies with the same type/coloured survivor to remove them from play. Survivors consist of the soldier, the policeman, the cheerleader and the thug, each providing a different voiceover when a group is cleared which is quite nicely done.

There is one 5 act/20 level campaign which should take you around 5 hours to complete. The learning curve is very well done which is good as there is only one difficulty setting.

A range of harder zombie types provide the bulk of the challenge is this game as you progress through the campaign. The simplistic gameplay is added to with environmental hazards that can kill off survivors or block more of them from coming through to reinforce the game board. Additionally you can have up to three power-ups to blast away groups of zombies when in a tight sequeeze. There are around 6/7 each individually adapted to provide a unique destructive effect when used.

There are three additional survival levels that you can play if you get hooked while the soundtrack is very basic.

If you are an achievement hunter it should take you between 14-20 hours in total to get the last one, as its a grinder!

Overall Id say the game does what it says in the store page. Its nothing special but it is enjoyable if you like this sort of game, as I have. If you are a hardcore game then this is probably not for you unless you like a dose of casual on the side!
Posted: August 6
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
This is neat take on the Match 3 or Bejeweled type game play.It hass some kool power ups that you can use on the zombies too help clear the board.I say if are into Casual games like what i said above then this game is for you! And if you love Zombie's get this game! BRAINNNNsssssss!!!
Posted: May 14
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Containment: The Zombie Puzzler is a surprisingly fun little game! I'm enjoying it a lot.
Posted: August 19
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Bought this game as part of the humble bundle, i didn't expect much and the video didn't get me that excited, i thought it might be worth a try though so downloaded it and gave it a go.

Unfortunately i became hooked right away and managed to complete the 'campaign' in just over 3 hours, i was addicted, the story line added humour to an already quirky little game, and was a nice way to move through the puzzles, it was better than just watching loading screens. The game is quite short, but towards the end some of the levels felt a bit repetitive, although a few levels had more than just killing zombies to them which was a nice change.

Theres only one thing i'd want to add to this game, and thats some form of scoring system, theres no way to rate how well you did in each level, only a simple pass or fail, which is just a case of restarting the level again. But it didn't really dampen my game play,

I'd recommend this game to anyone who fancies a fun and slightly more up beat puzzle game, it's not the sort of relaxing puzzle game i usually go for, and i did get a bit frustrated where as most puzzle games i play just to wind down and relax.
Great game, just sad it's over!
Posted: August 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
i am not a big fan of puzzles, but i decided to buy this against my better judgement. and buy this game As i turns out MY JUDGEMENT SUCKS ♥♥♥! Cause this a very good game!
(do not expect a lot of hours, its after all very cheap, with that said if you need to "kill" most of a day or just like to play a game a bit at a time this is ideal)
so for the price (which is 5 euro´s while im writing this) 9/10
Posted: September 2
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PAX 10 selection for 2012