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Zeno Clash is an action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game is played from a first person perspective and the combat is generally up close and brutal. Experience a deep storyline set in a fantastic world.
Release Date: Apr 21, 2009
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"... It feels refreshingly original and completely compelling."

8.4 of 10 —IGN

About the Game

Zeno Clash is an action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game is played from a first person perspective and the combat is generally up close and brutal.
Experience a deep storyline set in a fantastic world. Play the role of Ghat, a man banished by his own brothers and forced to begin a desperate journey past the forbidden desert and to the end of the world.
Nominated in 'Excellence in Visual Art' at the Independent Games Festival, the original visuals, which make full use of the Source engine features, breathe new air in the fantasy game genre. The new close combat mechanics are also a deviation from traditional action in the first-person genre that will feel fresh for new and veteran players.
  • Engaging melee combat in first person
    The new melee combat system allows players to perform a variety of movements like deflect & elude combos, knockback finisher punches and punishing grab attacks. Learn new attacks as the game progresses and confronts you with more formidable foes.
  • Fantastic visuals powered by the Source engine
    Players will be immersed in a fantastic world, beautiful and disturbing at the same time. The unprecedented art style brings a fresh new approach to the first person genre. The surreal environments and characters will keep players wanting to discover more.
  • Survival mode challenges
    Jump right into the action in engaging unlockable "tower challenges". The player must overcome enemy waves to progress through the tower levels. The game will rate the player in different categories like speed and performance. A leaderboards system will rank you against your friends, so the challenge never ends.
  • Deep storyline
    Players will play the role of Ghat; the son of a impressive hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and start an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik.
  • Bizarre weapons
    The game features an unusual arsenal of eccentric weapons that are built from scraps and junk. Hammers and clubs will be the most effective when fighting heavy characters that can only be brought down with extreme force.
  • The Zeno Clash Model Pack for Garry's Mod
    The pack includes 70 models with the characters and creatures to be used with the popular Source engine mod Garry's Mod. "This is a great addition to the existing library of assets and we really hope the fans will enjoy the content and start developing their own Zeno Clash inspired videos, screens or machinima." says Andres Bordeu from ACE Team. Zeno Clash owners can download the free DLC from the Tools tab in their Steam client.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 3 GB of free space
    • Video Card: 128 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVidia 6600 or better
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c, DirectX® 10
    Recommended
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Processor: Intel® core 2 duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 3 GB of free space
    • Video Card: Shader model 3.0, NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c, DirectX® 10
    • Controller: Supported
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
350 products in account
1 review
14.7 hrs on record
Truly a masterpiece. Fight your way to the truth of an unhinged world through mobsters, monsters, deranged beings and dark creatures.
Zenozoik is a wonderful, vivid world, but this is no paradise. Forget the tales about the 'good savage', for this land is full of secrets and violence. Find out the reason of the brutal hunting you suffer from your own brothers, the secret crimes Ghat has come to know. In this first journey in Zenozoik, there'll be some revelations, but also questions that'll make you wish everything hidden to be brought into the open.
The world ACE Team has created is really unique, and you'll always feel that there's much more to see... and to fight. Because Zeno Clash is above all, a brawling game, and it excels on it. The extraordinary plot backs an addictive and satisfying combat system, and luckyly the game includes modes beyond the main history which will sate your thirst for beating throwing you right into the action, in the increasingly harder stages of a tower which progressive destruction will delight you by its smart use of physics.
Zeno Clash is an indispensable, which will remind you why some games deserve to be considered art; exalted visuals, surprising lore and relentless fights await you. Welcome to Zenozoik, brother.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
444 products in account
3 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
Zeno Clash is a bit short compared to most single-player games, and the gameplay mechanics can feel a bit limiting at times, but there is something about this game to which I am drawn.

The excerpt from the IGN review about it feeling "refreshingly original and completely compelling" is 100% on the mark. Zeno Clash has a great story and is more than worth the $1 it tends to go on sale for during each of the past few big Steam sales at the time of this writing (Autumn Sale 2013).
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
14 reviews
28.5 hrs on record
Lay your eyes on it. That will be all the convincing you need.
Posted: February 13th, 2014
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20 of 36 people (56%) found this review helpful
292 products in account
2 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
This game felt like it came so close to being awesome, but fell short. When the game started, I was thrilled by the battle mechanics, they felt so smooth and full of impact on the enemy. However, my opinion of it did a nosedive once the actual game started. The enemies have far too much health, and fighting becomes a chore. Every fight is the same. Block - punch - wait for them to get up - repeat 10 times.

The game would have been much improved by making the enemy's health bar 25% what they are now, and giving me more variety in enemies.
Posted: December 14th, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
233 products in account
26 reviews
3.4 hrs on record
Oh god why did i buy this piece of shi-Oh wait, its not half bad.
Posted: February 17th, 2014
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