Insane mix of cars, speed, explosions, blood and zombies!
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Release Date: Oct 17, 2012

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Zombie Driver HD vs. Original Zombie Driver

  • New reworked Story Mode (about 8h of gameplay with completely new missions)
  • Ingame cutscenes expanding the storyline
  • Minimap and overview map
  • Three new types of enemies
  • Five new vehicles
  • Rechargable nitro system that burns zombies
  • Greatly improved performance
  • Better graphics (weather effects, changing time of the day, fire, smoke and explosion effects)
    Plus, Steam exclusive L4D Crash Course rescue van drivable in-game.

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About This Game

Insane mix of cars, speed, explosions, blood and zombies! Fight through an epic narrative campaign or test yourself in the Slaughter and Blood Race modes. Engage huge bosses, save survivors, drive crazy vehicles such as a bulldozer, fire truck or even a tank and smash everything in your way. Take part in the Blood Race tournament - chase other cars and take them down without mercy on brutal racing tracks. Jump into the Slaughter mode and survive as long as possible on specially crafted arenas.

Key features:

  • Story mode with 31 missions, sub quests and bonus objectives in a huge, free roaming city, including:
    • Epic Boss fights with enormous mutated zombies
    • Defending key targets against huge waves of zombies
    • Racing against time to rescue survivors
    • Transporting dangerous cargo
    • Spraying anti-zombie repellent around town
    • 13 different vehicles to drive including a firetruck, bulldozer or even a tank
  • Blood Race mode with 30 unique events offering the best arcade racing experience in 3 distinct game types:
    • Race - classic racing spiced up with guns and loads of zombies
    • Eliminator - take down as many vehicles as you can before the time runs out
    • Endurance - there is a bomb on your car and its ticking. Race through checkpoints to extend your time
  • Slaughter mode with 7 survival arenas featuring enormous killing sprees and a dynamic upgrade system
  • 9 different upgrades which can transform even an innocent Taxi into a Chariot of Death.
  • Miniguns, flamethrowers, rocket launchers or dual railguns.
  • Vicious zombie types including even zombie dogs.
  • Advanced, dynamic combo system with tricks and hordes of zombies to try it on.
  • PhysX by NVIDIA
  • Summer of Slaughter DLC included

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card with pixelshader 3.0
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card with pixelshader 3.0
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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gaugetx
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Awesome game. Works great with controlers.
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kyzka
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
There are two fundamental flaws with this game...

1) It's not multiplayer. I say flaw because if this game was multiplayer, I am pretty confident none of us would ever play another game ever again except this one. Explosions, endless bullet spray, flames...flames at the corner of my brain, fodder, more flames and a laser which basically just punches a hole through an entire city block. Now all that control in one mans hands is fun, place it in three, have a timer and endless enemy spawns and you have a pixelated armageddon catering for an endless maniacal laughter.

2) There is a scientific equation law here which is never broken. The equation is this... Zombie + Speeding Car = Tomato Sauce. Problem is not everyone likes tomato sauce. Some like Bbq, others go for mayonaise, some like wasabi and some boring people dont want any sauce at all. Since the developer/s do not want to limit their audience they should really provide an option in game where you can either change color of sauce, or even have the option of 'no sauce'.

Maybe modders can come to the developers rescue on the second point since the game has been completely opened up for them to run mayhem. Personally i like to place several sauces at the same time on my fodder, so give me white, red, green, in fact even make a rainbow sauce please so i can really paint the town.

Basically the story mode is rather linear in the way it plays out like carmageddon, so that you run over various zombies picking up people from various locations in the city. Each time you pick someone up you get treated to a small dialogue of the story which more often than not pokes a bit of fun at itself and the zombie game genre providing some laugh out loud moments. But it does become a bit stale after a while because most of the levels are basically the same thing over and over. You just grind away making money so you can buy more cars and upgrades.

Most of the zombies really do the same thing, they just cause your car's health meter to go down when they hit it while your standing still or if they throw a projectile at it. It doesnt take much intelligence to find the zombie spawn points which are usually a converted zombie bus, or a massive zombie hive and blow it up first. There is one zombie which really is a major pain though and thats the fat zombie, which is somewhat parroted from the 'boomer' in 'left for dead' if he gets close enough to your car he will explode causing massive health damage to your car if your still within his blast radius.

The HD graphics in this game are TRULY AMAZING. I found myself a number of times just parking and looking at the beauty around the place regardless to the fact that I was being pounded into the concrete. I just had to look at the houses and green houses and go 'isnt that pretty, go away zombie leave me alone i'm admiring this flowering bush'...

The other grand mention of this game are the two other modes. This is where the game REALLY shines.

First there is a Slaughter mode where its your job to last as long as possible driving around a small map collecting upgrades and money as the waves of zombie spawns slowly get worse each round. There is an achievement to last for 30 waves. This is really challenging and more often than not personally found that my car was exploding into tiny debri even around wave 10. Place this mode in multiplayer and it would be awesome.

Second there is a tournament mode. The tournament caters three events.
1) Blood race. Race around a track against challenging ai racers poling for first position.
2) Endurance mode. Race around a track by yourself, trying to hit the checkpoints in time against a devilish timer.
3) Elimination mode. Race and blow up as many AI cars as possible.

Again if all this was in multiplayer it would bring back the feeling of the good old days of 'rock and roll racing' google it.

Seriously enjoyed the graphics and the fun of the modes, just really, really wish it was multi player and could turn off that damn red color and change it to pretty rainbows. Still recommend, but if you don't like tomato sauce I would give this one a miss until modders or devs give more options.
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Spirit of Madness
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
A very good game with crazy missions and lots of roadkilling the zombies, crazy choice in cars and alot of achievements
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Rakun
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Really cool racing game. Wish it was for multiplayer too, though.
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Laura was a big bully
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
A game about driving a car into zombies or possibly shooting them. While the vehicle handling may not be great, ramming into hordes of zombies can be fun and is definitely satisfying. Although the game may take itself too seriously sometimes, it's what you would expect from an arcade-style driving game.
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Greendaale
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Great game! Like carmageddon, just with zombies :)
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Hydropulse
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
So this game is hella fun...People still say 'hella,' right? Anyways, more important than the entertainment to be had, in my opinion, is its value to achievement junkies. If you're anything like me and have difficulty getting it up for games that don't have a nice fat achievements, this game will be your mistress. I beleive this is the only game I've gotten 100% on, but I havn't been hunting on PC long, as I believed Steam lacked incentive to obtain achievements. I recently discovered the achievement percentage, and mine was 22%. Pathetic. Figured I'd start bumping it up by playing the bottom game in my library, and beleive me, my child, I picked the right one.

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crazycupcake43
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
It's fun and addicting :D
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xYEDx
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Funny, Loady, Bloody... :)
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NiMdA :::::::
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
i don like
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Skull-Collector
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
I bought it for the badge and the "cute" red skull-emoticon. But it is surprisingly entertaining and varied, if you hate pedestrians... It looks very nice and gory - must have been forgotten by the german FSK-moralizers. Car's control sufficiently, but don't use the keyboard, otherwise your hand drops off.

Nice. - 7.5/10
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Little B Gaming
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDssOWo3uM8

In the world of video game most zombie games are in first, third or isometric view. You take control over some human, but in how many you can drive a car and slaughter zombies? Not many. This is the thing that intrigue me here. And the game is properly named – Zombie Driver.

The game have a lot of video option. Except resolution you can find clouds, bloom, FXAA, fog, V-sync, SSAO, fullscreen and shadow type. Despite all those settings and the HD in the name, the game is not that good looking. It's not ugly, just okay. But to be honest most of the times you won't even notice the graphics quality, because there is a danger to be surrounded by zombies and you will drive all the time. The bad texture mostly noticeble when the game stop you to show something.

You play as a nameless character, a taxi driver, that is caught in a city during a zombie outbreak. He now have to do the military's job. Why? No one knows. Even in the game is mentioned that. To story is the worst thing here. It's not worth paying attention. You do few things here to progress it – save someone, clear a place to move the base, kill something that spawns zombies, plant a gas sparying device and the game is over. Some of the people that you save are saying things that are making hints for something deeper, but ultimately the story goes nowhere. Do some missions and get out of the city.

I don't mind a bad story if the gameplay is good. Here it's just that. The controls are fine. I try controller, but I end up playing with mouse and keyboard. With them it's much more fun. You start with a your taxi and by doing missions you will unlock more vehicles and get money. The cash can be also earned by driving through zombies and break what can be break in the world. With the money you will upgrade your cars and weapons. The upgrades for all straightforward – more ammo, bigger explosions, faster car etc. So pretty much that's it. You drive around, kill zombies, get cash, upgrade vehicle. You don't have all the weapons in all the time. They are on the ground spread around the level and you have drive through them. And all are useful. The thing I found is you need a truck that can take a lot of damage and have good ramming points. After that other vehicles are useless, at least to me. I played with Auroch through most of the game and the only time I change it is when I need to save more than 10 people. For those cases I used a bus, which is pretty decent. The speed of both vehicles is fast enough. The map don't have many places that you can drive really fast. The vehicles have the tendency to fly in the air when you hit a wall. So for me there is no point of using some of sport cars. They can be destroyd easily.

From time to time the army gives you a different vehicle – tank or a bulldozer or a truck. This is a neat idea to change a little bit the gameplay. Beside the main objective you have a secondary. It's wise to do them, because you get more money or car or something else. But ultimately the missions are as I mention above – kill, save or destroy.

There three bosses in the game and all are fun. They have some similar attack and you circle around them and shoot them. Near all the bosses have those places that spawn zombies constantly and it's wise to destroy them first.

The world is really great. It's not a huge map, but it's big enough. It's very diverse – train stations, houses, industrial zone, suburban area and so on. There are a lot of shorcuts that can be found and it's helpful know them in situations where you are in a hurry. Almost all objectives have some sort of time limit.

Sound design is okay. Shooting, engines, explosions and other effects are good, but the music is not memorable. It adds a little bit tension, it's fast paced, it's sometimes orchestral, it uses a lot of drums and guitars. It kinda remind me of Resident Evil the movie soundtrack and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. It's a game about shooting zombies and I don't excpect creepy music. I want high octane tracks and that's what i've got. But it's there somewhere in the background. Sadly I can't point one track that stands out above the other.

Voice acting is bad, especially the people you save. They are all steriotypes you can think of – gamer, scared scientist, obnoxious politician and so on. I know, the focus of the game is the gameplay, but the problem is you can't skip any dialog.

It seem so far that I dislike the game, but actually I don't. I'm just a little bit disappointed The game for me is just okay. I really like to run over zombies or to blast them to pieces, but the main campaign gets kinda repetetive, but thankfuly it's not that long. I took me around 4 hours the finish it. There is too many minor things that annoy me. Beside the campaign I have problems also with the weapons. They are only four. Don't get me wrong they are all great, especially when you upgrade the rockets and railgun, but they are only four. When you combine all this with the bad voice acting, the repetition, it's brings the game down for me. But there is one saving grace – the Blood Race. It racing with other cars and zombies on the road. I had so much fun shooting other vehicles. There are 3 different type of races and I like all of them, especially the Eliminator. Here you have to destroy certain number of cars for a limited time. You can shoot them, you can ram them or combination of both. As a conclusion I would say I recommend the game, but on sale.
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Meister_Leuchte
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
put guns on your battle cars so you can kill zeds while you kill zeds. f#ck yeah!

i loved the original release of this game and the 'HD' steam release is even better.
now there's not only the story mode but also race, destruction race and survival.
i focused on the story mode and only played the other modes for the achievements but the other modes certainly aren't bad. it never hurts to have more options to extend your playtime and increase the value of the game.

the story mode includes quite a lot of levels and they offer a decent variety of missions and side missions. plus you can finish the missions and still drive around for a while to kill some more zeds and increase your reward. with a fine selection of cars and weapons it just never gets boring. the other game modes are pretty much self-explanatory.

there are some DLC for this game but they are not essential and you don't need them for the achievements.
i completed the game 100% after little more than 19 hours and it was just as big fun as the original release.

if you like cars and guns and want to kill some time and zeds then you really can't go wrong with this game.
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Atilex
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
If you ever wanted to drive a tank during a zombie apocalypse, then this game is for you!
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Wedge
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Buy this if you like puzzle game.
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TomasTSH
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
For those who just want some mindless random fun this is it. It's a simple but hard to put down game. Always a joy to run over hordes of zombies! ;)
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BONUS DUCKS
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
This game is good with action-packed fun!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
So this game is hella fun...People still say 'hella,' right? Anyways, more important than the entertainment to be had, in my opinion, is its value to achievement junkies. If you're anything like me and have difficulty getting it up for games that don't have a nice fat achievements, this game will be your mistress. I beleive this is the only game I've gotten 100% on, but I havn't been hunting on PC long, as I believed Steam lacked incentive to obtain achievements. I recently discovered the achievement percentage, and mine was 22%. Pathetic. Figured I'd start bumping it up by playing the bottom game in my library, and beleive me, my child, I picked the right one.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
There are two fundamental flaws with this game...

1) It's not multiplayer. I say flaw because if this game was multiplayer, I am pretty confident none of us would ever play another game ever again except this one. Explosions, endless bullet spray, flames...flames at the corner of my brain, fodder, more flames and a laser which basically just punches a hole through an entire city block. Now all that control in one mans hands is fun, place it in three, have a timer and endless enemy spawns and you have a pixelated armageddon catering for an endless maniacal laughter.

2) There is a scientific equation law here which is never broken. The equation is this... Zombie + Speeding Car = Tomato Sauce. Problem is not everyone likes tomato sauce. Some like Bbq, others go for mayonaise, some like wasabi and some boring people dont want any sauce at all. Since the developer/s do not want to limit their audience they should really provide an option in game where you can either change color of sauce, or even have the option of 'no sauce'.

Maybe modders can come to the developers rescue on the second point since the game has been completely opened up for them to run mayhem. Personally i like to place several sauces at the same time on my fodder, so give me white, red, green, in fact even make a rainbow sauce please so i can really paint the town.

Basically the story mode is rather linear in the way it plays out like carmageddon, so that you run over various zombies picking up people from various locations in the city. Each time you pick someone up you get treated to a small dialogue of the story which more often than not pokes a bit of fun at itself and the zombie game genre providing some laugh out loud moments. But it does become a bit stale after a while because most of the levels are basically the same thing over and over. You just grind away making money so you can buy more cars and upgrades.

Most of the zombies really do the same thing, they just cause your car's health meter to go down when they hit it while your standing still or if they throw a projectile at it. It doesnt take much intelligence to find the zombie spawn points which are usually a converted zombie bus, or a massive zombie hive and blow it up first. There is one zombie which really is a major pain though and thats the fat zombie, which is somewhat parroted from the 'boomer' in 'left for dead' if he gets close enough to your car he will explode causing massive health damage to your car if your still within his blast radius.

The HD graphics in this game are TRULY AMAZING. I found myself a number of times just parking and looking at the beauty around the place regardless to the fact that I was being pounded into the concrete. I just had to look at the houses and green houses and go 'isnt that pretty, go away zombie leave me alone i'm admiring this flowering bush'...

The other grand mention of this game are the two other modes. This is where the game REALLY shines.

First there is a Slaughter mode where its your job to last as long as possible driving around a small map collecting upgrades and money as the waves of zombie spawns slowly get worse each round. There is an achievement to last for 30 waves. This is really challenging and more often than not personally found that my car was exploding into tiny debri even around wave 10. Place this mode in multiplayer and it would be awesome.

Second there is a tournament mode. The tournament caters three events.
1) Blood race. Race around a track against challenging ai racers poling for first position.
2) Endurance mode. Race around a track by yourself, trying to hit the checkpoints in time against a devilish timer.
3) Elimination mode. Race and blow up as many AI cars as possible.

Again if all this was in multiplayer it would bring back the feeling of the good old days of 'rock and roll racing' google it.

Seriously enjoyed the graphics and the fun of the modes, just really, really wish it was multi player and could turn off that damn red color and change it to pretty rainbows. Still recommend, but if you don't like tomato sauce I would give this one a miss until modders or devs give more options.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Great game! Like carmageddon, just with zombies :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Really cool racing game. Wish it was for multiplayer too, though.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I bought it for the badge and the "cute" red skull-emoticon. But it is surprisingly entertaining and varied, if you hate pedestrians... It looks very nice and gory - must have been forgotten by the german FSK-moralizers. Car's control sufficiently, but don't use the keyboard, otherwise your hand drops off.

Nice. - 7.5/10
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDssOWo3uM8

In the world of video game most zombie games are in first, third or isometric view. You take control over some human, but in how many you can drive a car and slaughter zombies? Not many. This is the thing that intrigue me here. And the game is properly named – Zombie Driver.

The game have a lot of video option. Except resolution you can find clouds, bloom, FXAA, fog, V-sync, SSAO, fullscreen and shadow type. Despite all those settings and the HD in the name, the game is not that good looking. It's not ugly, just okay. But to be honest most of the times you won't even notice the graphics quality, because there is a danger to be surrounded by zombies and you will drive all the time. The bad texture mostly noticeble when the game stop you to show something.

You play as a nameless character, a taxi driver, that is caught in a city during a zombie outbreak. He now have to do the military's job. Why? No one knows. Even in the game is mentioned that. To story is the worst thing here. It's not worth paying attention. You do few things here to progress it – save someone, clear a place to move the base, kill something that spawns zombies, plant a gas sparying device and the game is over. Some of the people that you save are saying things that are making hints for something deeper, but ultimately the story goes nowhere. Do some missions and get out of the city.

I don't mind a bad story if the gameplay is good. Here it's just that. The controls are fine. I try controller, but I end up playing with mouse and keyboard. With them it's much more fun. You start with a your taxi and by doing missions you will unlock more vehicles and get money. The cash can be also earned by driving through zombies and break what can be break in the world. With the money you will upgrade your cars and weapons. The upgrades for all straightforward – more ammo, bigger explosions, faster car etc. So pretty much that's it. You drive around, kill zombies, get cash, upgrade vehicle. You don't have all the weapons in all the time. They are on the ground spread around the level and you have drive through them. And all are useful. The thing I found is you need a truck that can take a lot of damage and have good ramming points. After that other vehicles are useless, at least to me. I played with Auroch through most of the game and the only time I change it is when I need to save more than 10 people. For those cases I used a bus, which is pretty decent. The speed of both vehicles is fast enough. The map don't have many places that you can drive really fast. The vehicles have the tendency to fly in the air when you hit a wall. So for me there is no point of using some of sport cars. They can be destroyd easily.

From time to time the army gives you a different vehicle – tank or a bulldozer or a truck. This is a neat idea to change a little bit the gameplay. Beside the main objective you have a secondary. It's wise to do them, because you get more money or car or something else. But ultimately the missions are as I mention above – kill, save or destroy.

There three bosses in the game and all are fun. They have some similar attack and you circle around them and shoot them. Near all the bosses have those places that spawn zombies constantly and it's wise to destroy them first.

The world is really great. It's not a huge map, but it's big enough. It's very diverse – train stations, houses, industrial zone, suburban area and so on. There are a lot of shorcuts that can be found and it's helpful know them in situations where you are in a hurry. Almost all objectives have some sort of time limit.

Sound design is okay. Shooting, engines, explosions and other effects are good, but the music is not memorable. It adds a little bit tension, it's fast paced, it's sometimes orchestral, it uses a lot of drums and guitars. It kinda remind me of Resident Evil the movie soundtrack and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. It's a game about shooting zombies and I don't excpect creepy music. I want high octane tracks and that's what i've got. But it's there somewhere in the background. Sadly I can't point one track that stands out above the other.

Voice acting is bad, especially the people you save. They are all steriotypes you can think of – gamer, scared scientist, obnoxious politician and so on. I know, the focus of the game is the gameplay, but the problem is you can't skip any dialog.

It seem so far that I dislike the game, but actually I don't. I'm just a little bit disappointed The game for me is just okay. I really like to run over zombies or to blast them to pieces, but the main campaign gets kinda repetetive, but thankfuly it's not that long. I took me around 4 hours the finish it. There is too many minor things that annoy me. Beside the campaign I have problems also with the weapons. They are only four. Don't get me wrong they are all great, especially when you upgrade the rockets and railgun, but they are only four. When you combine all this with the bad voice acting, the repetition, it's brings the game down for me. But there is one saving grace – the Blood Race. It racing with other cars and zombies on the road. I had so much fun shooting other vehicles. There are 3 different type of races and I like all of them, especially the Eliminator. Here you have to destroy certain number of cars for a limited time. You can shoot them, you can ram them or combination of both. As a conclusion I would say I recommend the game, but on sale.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
How many ways are there to kill zombies now? A lot more than there needs to be, that’s for sure. I was socially inept enough to jump on the zombie bandwagon before it was cool, back before 28 Days Later and the Zombie Survival Guide brought them back from their long post-Thriller twilight. I’ve cooled on them enough that zombies as a bullet point is more likely to drive me away from a game, so keep that in mind while I explain just how much I enjoy Zombie Driver HD.

The main draw of Zombie Driver is the story mode, posing you as a nameless motorist in a city beset by the undead plague. Every mission takes place on the same wide-open GTA-style map, sending you to different areas to rescue survivors, destroy zombie strongholds, or defeat enormous bosses. Ramming is sufficient to splatter most zombies but for bigger targets there are weapon pickups scattered all over, giving you machine guns or flamethrowers to cull the hordes with. You’ll also find repair pickups (which you will need because damage can come in huge bursts) and money, used between missions to upgrade your cars. And that is cars plural, because you unlock sports cars and limos and police cruisers over the course of the campaign. There’s not a lot of variety in the missions and the characters are all voiced so badly it’s funny, but they make simple excuses to run over thousands of zombies.

The driving really is the best part of the game, appropriate for a game called Zombie Driver. Your vehicles are different degrees of responsive but all are fast and all make satisfying messes out of the undead. You’ll fight different kinds of zombies including dogs and giant exploders and worse, and they all erupt into fountains of giblets and leave crimson streaks on the pavement. It’s a viscerally satisfying game, even if the sound effects aren’t always up to the task of capturing the slaughter. Weapons do tons of damage and clear out crowds, and you get mounting monetary bonuses for long streaks of carnage. Much like in Carmaggeddon, It’s easy to lose track of mission objectives just because you’re having so much fun roadkilling things.

The HD in the title does indeed mean this is a remaster of a previous Zombie Driver, but with more going for it than just prettier graphics. The campaign is longer, with a full 31 missions and several new bosses to battle. There are new vehicles as well, which can also be used in the game’s Blood Race and Slaughter modes. Blood Race is, again, much like Carmaggeddon where you race against other cars, crushing zombies and blowing up your opponents to progress. Slaughter is you against mounting waves of zombies with its own progression system of weapons and upgrades. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy as long as you enjoy plowing through zombies, and when it’s done this well there’s really no reason not to.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
For those who just want some mindless random fun this is it. It's a simple but hard to put down game. Always a joy to run over hordes of zombies! ;)
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
If you ever wanted to drive a tank during a zombie apocalypse, then this game is for you!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
English (US)
Nice history campain mode, you play as a mercenary hired for the military to aid in the zombie elemination, it is very simple and funny, looks like the old jungle strike series, however the race campain mode is terrible, it does not work proprely, your car reacts different every time it touches the wall, so its more about luck than player ability.

PROS:
- Fun n simple
- Lots of cars
- Lots of upgrades

CONS:
- Very repetitive
- Race mode is terrible


Portugues (Brasil)
O modo historia é muito bom, nele você joga um jogo de carro de ação, bem simples e divertido, no estilo jungle strike, agora no modo corrida, o jogo simplesmente é podre, não depende da habilidade do jogador e sim da sorte, pois cada hora seu carro se comporta de maneira diferente.

PROS:
- Divertido e simples
- Vários carros e armas.
- Upgrades dos carros e armas

CONTRAS:
- Bem repetitivo
- Modo corrida é péssimo.


Nota 6/10
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
So far I've only played through a few hours of the story mode so this review relates to that. I'm looking forward to trying race mode later.

I always have a nostalgic hankering for a decent top down driving game but am usually disappointed. Zombie Driver HD however is fantastic fun.. Rich environments much of which you can destroy, engaging story, awesome voice acting (in the best B movie tradition), convincing hoards that can swamp you if you're careless, great explosive visual effects, quality audio and HUGE zombie bodycounts.

While you are required to develop a certain amount of driving skill it should'nt be too frustrating for novices of the top down style. missions can be completed at a slower pace, sticking to the streets but don't worry about leaving the road, the maps are sensibly designed so you don't constantly get stuck on scenery or in dead ends. As you become skilled with the handbrake you'll be pulling donuts and rail gunning through hundreds of bloody undead.

The different vehicles work well and purchaseable upgrades mean you're always tempted to stray from the mission to grab extra cash found around the city.

The atmosphere created in the game is great, weather changes, night time lighting, the army presence, shadows of jet fighters roaring overhead, vehicle getting covered in blood and a constant tension created by time critical mission elements all add the feel of this great little game.

One thing I would like added is the ability to move the camera a little to scan the environment. Playing with an xbox controller this seems untuitively what the second stick should be used for, although it's arguable that you shouldn't be able to see much further than the street you're driving in.

So in my opinion the developers have done a great job of creating a top down driving game set in a zombie apocalypse, if that sounds like something you need, you should probably grab it in a sale like I did, or at full price if you're feeling flush.

FUN.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Twelve hours of work and I still can't sleep. Damn. Days go on and on. They don't end.
― Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

And still too many zombies to run them over ;)

After 16h (one-time story, all-gold Slaughter mode, all Blood Race tournaments):
PROS
+ immersive (don't know why: :P)
+ nice graphics and effects
+ mixed vehicles
+ Slaughter mode

CONS
- average-bad cameras in relation to the game's speed
- sometimes really freaking annoying
- cut scenes that can't be missed and which also consume missions' time
- even if the mission doesn't have a concrete time limit... suprise, countdown continues
- main campaign is little too long, because missions are repeated
- final boss with regeneration
- Blood Race (Race is good, but Eliminator's too chaotic and Endurance... strange mix of time driving and killing zombies)
- a few minor bugs


Subjective rate: B- (this game doesn't deserve either the thumb up or thumb down. That's the truth. It's in the middle, but really only for z-fans. Or Carmageddon/GTA1&2 veterans.)
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Pretty fun game to pass some time reminds me alot of the game Carmageddon for N64 when I was younger.
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80 of 87 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2013
I didn't have high expectations for Zombie Driver HD, but it's suprisingly good fun mowing down zombies in your car! My fav mode to play is Slaughter (survival) where the zombies keep coming which also has an online scoreboard to challenge your friends. Story mode is repetitive and gets pretty boring; there is a lot of content for the money though! Blood Racing is OK but most enjoyable once you get a good ride. Decent array of weaponry & cars to choose from which are all upgradable (off course :p).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=188479432
I created a section in the guide above which has a quick list of what you get in the DLCs. Also covers things like the vehicles, game modes etc which might be helpful if you still want to get a better feel for the game.

Definitely good value, a few weak points short of a classic but overall a solid, fun game!

Worth checking out if you like top-down racing games.


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58 of 65 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
If lavender tea and deep breathing don't help after a bad day, try this. Mixed with the proper metal this game's survival mode is a great stress reliever. Plus, it throws out achievements like candy making you feel like even more of a rock star. I sat down planning to spend 30 minutes killing some zombies...I walked away 4 hours later feeling as if I had been at a day spa.
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57 of 67 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
Zombie Driver is the same for the top-down car racing games as Zombie Shooter is for the isometric style action-RPGs: mindless fun offering you hours and hours of entertainment while ridding the world of a horde of zombies!

You play as a taxi driver who is entrusted by the government to complete certain tasks during a zombie outbreak. The story is nothing special but some of these missions can be very exciting - sometimes you can use a tank to just destroy everything that's in your path but even with the taxi cab mowing down hordes of zombies can prove to be satisfying.

While story mode can get really boring (you should mainly play it for the money) Survival Mode puts you in a much smaller area and makes you the target of never ending zombie waves. The longer you can survive the higher score you can achieve and you can compete with your friends on the leardboards.

Furthermore, in Blood Race you have the opportunity to compete against other drivers controlled by the A.I.

This game offers long-lasting, solid fun! You have machine gun, rocket launcher, flame thrower and even a rail gun at your disposal to wreak havoc!

This is a highly recommended game!
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
Very interesting game, I'd say.
I really enjoyed playing it and will definitely continue playing it when I'm in the mood from some zombie killing with a vehicle that has weapons on it.
Unlockable cars, ugrades for your cars, weapons and so. I really recommend this game.

And for people who like to get achievement from games, I've played the game for about 8 hours now, and I've already unlocked 60 of 103 achievements in the game.
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
Fun

+ When you have killed your 1 000th zombie
+ When you have killed your 10 000th zombie


Not Fun

- When you have killed your 100 000th zombie

Zombie Driver HD is a brainless top-down shoot-them-up game with simple flawless gameplay and controls. Regardless of the surpriseless storyline I managed to spent hours shooting and smashing zombies wave after wave until I got enough of the slaughter. Fun lasted easily the main storyline though.

There is also 2 other game modes. Worth mentioning is the Blood Race where player can compete with another racers with different rules and scenarios - a GREAT shame that multiplayer is not an option and all you compete with is a load of AI.

I'd purchase this from sales if I were you but if you really are into some arcade rumble rather sooner you can't go wrong with this.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2013
Pretty much the same thing as the non HD version so definitely not worth getting unless you can get it really cheap in a indy bundle which is just exactly how I acquired it. As far as I've noticed all it really adds is some boss monsters in the single player stages. That's about it.

If you don't have the original though it's a nice drive and gun game with some cool extra modes that's recommended if that sounds like your kinda fun.
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54 of 77 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2015
Well it's hard to either recommend this game or not. But since the negative things overweigh, I choose to not recommend this game.

The positive things:
- Mowing down zombies which explode. Fun!
- Bonus for mowing down even more zombies, wohoo!
- A game that doesn't need any explanation and is simple.

The negative things:
- Driving can be very frustrating, since you very often get stuck on some stupid corners. And half of the time you're maneuvring back and forth and back an forth and back an forth, while insulting the bad controls with a very foul language. I'm from Lower Bavaria / Germany, which makes this even worse.
- You never see what's coming, since the camera angles (no matter which one you chose) takes away any sight or fun.
- Time limits, time limits, time limits. Of course not every mission has to be completed in a certain amount of time, but it's annoying as hell if you have to. Why do game makers don't realize we hate time limits as much as we hate escort missions?
- Most of the time you're searching for a route to your objective, instead of just driving and giving zombies some hell. The map is very confusing and of course your objectives are at the most far end of the map. The military has helicopters, but meh, f--- this s---, let's just send a normal car instead. The city's completely overrun with zombies and world is in peril, but that's fine. A normal car will do juuust fine!
- The cars are a joke. I understand that you're beginning slowly with a taxi, a limo, a van, and that every car has its specific speed, passenger seats and maneuvrabilty. Thats ok, because one has to begin slowly. But they are boring and it's not really getting any better. No special cars or anything. The bulldozer and the tank, which are FUN AS HELL every meter you drive them, you're only allowed to use in one, maybe two missions. Yeah, just take the fun away from the player, I don't think he doesn't mind at all. Let's tease him with greatness and bash him afterwards. It's like getting the biggest and most-fun weapon of a game and than losing it forever and never being able to use it again.
- The ending. Really? It seems the creators of this game lost any interest or motiviation or had been cut really short in terms of available time. It seems kind of unfinished.

The things that don't matter:
- For a simple game like this it has an evolving story. Which doesn't make sense. Because yeah, let's send a taxi driver in a city overun with zombies to get some crucial things, while the bulldozer and the tank and all the military stays at the base. Are you kidding? Why not a person on a bicycle, just to make things interesting? Yeah, take this, zombie! *bashes zombiehead with club*

Things that could make this game awesome:
- A camera angle which actually puts some fun and clarity in the gameplay.
- More cars / vehicles which also look differently after upgrading.
- Cars that feel like cars and not like toy cars or bricks.
- The option to buy upgrades before you start the mission. Not finding powerups during the missions. You can include an arcade mode where this is enabled by default, I'm fine with that. But for story mode it's uninspiring and fun-breaking. Even with the upgrades your machine gun only has 300 rounds - if you pick up the flame thrower, the machine gun's gone. Mission briefing, upgrading the car, killing zombies. This should be the way. So what is the problem? One can never concentrate in mowing down zombies. Instead you're constantly on the lookout for said powerups.

Overall, it's a decent little game, which could be an effin awesome game, if they just would have put some awesomeness in it. I did not finish the game and after failing in a mission several times and watching videos of the last missions on YouTube, I'm glad I didn't finish the game. It would be absolutely not rewarding.
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