A toxic waste spill finds its way into the water supply, causing the recently deceased to rise from their graves. Now it's up to you to blast your way through the hordes of undead if you're going to escape the city. On the way to your rescue, you'll search stores and houses for supplies, and trade with other survivors.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,178 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 7, 2012

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A toxic waste spill finds its way into the water supply, causing the recently deceased to rise from their graves. Now it's up to you to blast your way through the hordes of undead if you're going to escape the city. On the way to your rescue, you'll search stores and houses for supplies, and trade with other survivors.


With three game modes, hundreds of items, weapons and grenades, and a city that is never the same twice, there is always something new hiding round the corner in Dead Pixels.


When the Dead Start Walking, It's Time to Run.

Key Features:

  • Over 100 weapons, grenades and items
  • A procedurally generated city, that's different every time you play
  • 3 different modes of play
  • 4 different difficulty modes
  • Single player and two player local co-op
  • Online leaderboards
  • 30 achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Core 2, 2ghz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I love the graphics, sound, and the fact that it is very replayable and acutally takes a rather large amount of time to complete everything in the games. No bugs either! This game is perfect, and for only $3!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
After only playing this game for a short amount of time, i can already tell i will play it for a lot more! It is a very satisfying game to play as it has such a simple concept. Run and gun. The looting system where you can find traders and loot houses is a great idea as it adds a little bit more to the game, back tracking to traders if you have no ammo to carry on. The main menu is a bit harsh on the eyes, but that may be just me. I would advise anyone to buy this game is it is a cheap and fun way to pass time. The survival mode is my favourite as it reminds me of Nazi zombies from the CoD series and again, its satisfying killing hundreds of zombies per waves. As of now i have played the survival and the normal mode which ave both been fun. I love the way it looks too!
Overall i strongly advise people to buy this. Great game, very simple and satisfying and not to mention cheap. I would rate it a stong 8/10
(mainly becuase i havent played it enough to see the full potential)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Dead Pixels is a 2D shooter survival horror game. Your main goal in the game is to make your way across a number of streets, shooting and smacking through zombies to survive. Dead zombies will drop cash. Along the way you'll find buildings to raid for useful items like guns, ammo, and valuables. There are also some traders stationed along the otherwise abandoned streets, looking for some good profit from the dire situation I suppose. You can buy all sort of items, weapons, ammo, and upgrades from traders, as well as sell some of your own things for cash. Basically, that's the entire game in a nutshell. Kill zombies, raid buildings, deal with traders, and try to make it to the end without dying. Pretty simple and fun.

There IS strategy involved, though. You see, you have a weight limit on what you can carry, and everything outside of ammo will weigh you down. If you go over that capacity, you will become over encumbered, which will result in your movement being reduced. And what's really neat about this is that, the more extra weight you carry, the slower you become. You can even get completely immobilized if you have too much. But you never are forced to strickly carry only what will fit in your capacity, which give you some freedom in what you value: items or your speed. Some items may not be too useful, such as valuables and weaker or duplicate guns, but they can be sold later. So do you hold on to your money makers, or try to just carry the essentials? Also, when at the traders, what skills do you want to upgrade? What will benefit you the most? Do you want to have more powerful shots to use less ammo, or maybe you should work on bargaining so other things will be cheaper in the long run. Should you sell your item here or bring it back to the trader a few streets back that was offering a good sum for it? Is backtracking worth risking possible ammo and health supplies to get more money? There are a lot of tough calls to make and replayability allows you to experiment with different strategies.

And let's not forget co op. In co op you have two people working together to survive, which can be helpful and harmful. You get twice the carrying capacity, twice the melee action, and you can do some distraction and splitting tactics with the clumps of zombies. However, you are forced to share all resources, as the shops only have limited amounts in stock. You also have to be careful not to trap another player on the edge of the screen from moving forward of backward. On the bright side, if one of you dies, the other can revive them at a trader... if they can make it there alone. Working together requires planning. You have to share resources. Who needs what more? What upgrades will compliment each other well? How will your playstyles affect each other's? Again, it's a lot to think about.

This game does SEEM like each playthrough would be a unique experence. However, I don't think that's quite the case. There ARE a good number of different things as far as guns, valuables, throwable weapons, and items go I suppose. And with the randomization of traders, prices, drops, buildings, guns, ammo... and well... almost everything that's important... the thing is... this randomization hardly changes the gameplay. You still shoot zombies, raid buildings, and visit traders the same way basically every time. The only difference is what they have to offer, what you randomly find, and the exact locations of places. That's about it. There's a case for it being different each time with how you choose to upgrade your character, but since each skill only has a few levels of upgrades, you can easily get close to if not actually max all of your stats in a single playthrough. This all makes the variety a little lacking.

Another complain I have is that, while there are a lot of different weapons, they all fit into categories based on their ammo type. This means that, at any given time, you'll probably only carry one gun of each type with you for the sake of convenience and weight management. It makes the game easier to navigate with less guns at a time, but really lacks in giving good variety. Although, there IS some variety in the extra couple of modes and different difficulty settings. So that's nice for slight change ups on essentially the same gameplay.

My smallest complaint is that this is one of those games that doesn't really commit to the retro style. Sure, the graphics and some of the sound effects are 8 bit, but the music, other sound effects, and some visual effects are much more modern. Not to mention the controls. The aesthetic is neat, but I guess it feels a little more like a reference to old games rather than reflecting the style. Maybe I'm looking too far into it.

I do like some of the music in the game. There's some decent humor in it too. A lot of people might complain about the co op only being local, but I can't blame the game for something it didn't do. The local co op is a blast and honestly, online co op would most likely be laggy and not as fun anyway. This game is a great sleepover game. You and a buddy can just play it over and over for a night and it's tons of simple fun. The controls are a bit awkward at first, not being very retro styled at all. After a bit a play you'll start to get the hand of it and realize how helpful they are. I was assuming there'd be one fire button and one button for grenades, and that they would be used in the direction I was facing. However, instead you use the left and right shoulder buttons to attack left and right. Sounds confusing at first, but it becomes very helpful. Sometmes you'll be running away from zombies but you'll still want to shoot them. Well you can't do both if you have to turn around to face them. This setup let's you more efficiently run and gun. Be careful though, as your melee attack only goes the way you are facing. Overall, I think the controls are pretty intuitive for this kind of game.

So, what's the verdict? Well, this game is a lot of simple, good fun. I'd say it's easily worth $5 on here. However, the asking price is only $3. That's a pretty sweet deal already. But if you're still not sure, wait for a sale. I got it on sale for $1 and look how much playtime I got out of it already? Plus, I've seen it go as low as 74 cents. It's definitely a great title to keep in mind when you have leftover Steam wallet funds from card sales or after you bought some other game you really wanted. It's a nice way to not let that extra cash go to waste just sitting there in your Steam wallet. I'd recommend this is you like simple shooters, 8 bit graphics, or zombie survival games. Dead Pixels is pretty cool.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Funny game to play for 15-20 minutes.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Classic survival, it's fun and I wish I had othes to play with :P
8.5/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
- Surrounded by a horde of zombies
- Ignite a fireworks
- Zombies enjoy the firework show
- Basically, I survived the horde

11/10, fun game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game is awesome, i own it on Xbox and had to buy it again on my PC, it's like an old school shooter with many other awesome features such as blasting zombies into millions of pieces and buying new guns!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I bought this game to pass some time with a friend. We ended up enjoying it alot more than I would have initially thought! Playing Co-op in survival mode is a blast. Another good example of Indie trumping bigger budget companies by way of creative concept/gameplay. Would definitely purchase a sequel ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
It's fun. For three bucks it's well worth it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's a fun game but you do get quite bored of it after a while.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
When is the 2nd one?
pls.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
BEST GAME EVER 1000/1000
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Awesome game, at first you think ooh what kind of game is but then you get addicted. I recommend this game to everyone
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
its just an other indie boring pixeld game i dont say that indie games are .boring but this one is really bad it should worth 0.40 E
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
no, just no, i dun even want my money back, just get this off of my game library
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
its ok
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3 of 18 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I couldn't throw feces at hobos :(

The zombies are also mean
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Great game,would recommend for it's replayability.8/10.
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14.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Having a stellar time blasting hundreds of zombies in true pixelated fashion for the low low price of $0.82. Replay value is there as well! Enjoy!
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
so freaking fun, you just gonna shot zombies
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