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.
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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
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Clive Barker
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game is awesome, just buy it, just let it take your money. If you have 3$ and have to decide between this and a snickers bar, then pick this.

But being serious, what makes this game awesome:
Rockin' music for an indie game, from the menu to the beating drums as your deep in zombie territory

Balanced play of weapons, you can run with only rifles or only shotguns and not regret your choice of weaponry

Good difficulty balance! Hardest setting is a test of managing your money, should you upgrade? Should you buy that new weapon, or risk looting the buildings in hopes of finding that kickass weapon?

Getting to wave 10 in the survival setting is a blast, and is a nice touch to preview weapons before making the hardest setting challenge.

Visually nice, good theme, the flow of controls to fighting is smooth with braindead easy controls to use.

This indie game is a diamond in the rough.
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Winterman47
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This is an amzing game to play. Its a good time waster and is very cheap
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Piazano
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Go left
Fight stuff
Run out of ammo
Become defensless
Can't afford more ammo
Run past everything
Win
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JustinTime
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
4/5

A fun little zombie side-scroller. In this game you shoot zombies, loot abandond buildings, and try to run to safety.

This game is very arcade-y, offers a few game modes, and keeps you entertained for its money's worth, and more.

Wide selection of guns and zombies, surprisingly for such a simple-looking game. The boss fights are pretty fun, but once you "get the hang of it" the game kinda becomes boring and less enjoyable.

There's not too much replayability and the local-only co-op isn't too convenient.

But nonetheless, it was a really fun little game while it lasted and I definitely enjoyed my time playing it.
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Donald Dank
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
I would expect this quality from a free flash game.
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RassTassRass
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Eh, Kinda Shotty, wouldn't recommed, but it has a lot of easy achievements which is why I got it.
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Henyaman
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
This game was a blast to hook up to the TV and play with a friend!
There was literally nothing we didn't like or have fun with.
Not sure what else I can say given the price of the game, its a no brainer.

Well, I can't wait for Dead Pixels 2. I'll say that.
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Kcin
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Quite a fun game, full controller support and local mutiplayer make it worth the full price. Definitely a steal on sale
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WILSON
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
A fun zombie game, comes with three games. Lots of good weapons and always keeps your interest. You can complete the original game mode in less than an hour. Short but Sweet. I got it for $1 and was EXTREMELY impressed. Even the original price is a great deal.
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= RAD1C4L =
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
pixels look alive to me. SMH WHAT A SCAM I . RATE -10/10 BY THE FEMINIST COCKMANDER IN CHEIF
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6 God
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Best 3 dollars i have ever spent
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Smoothinator
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
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Otterino
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Oh great now I have a bunch of dead pixels on my screen.
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TXD
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Even on sale, I still consider it expensive. No.
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raqyee
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Game's just straight up boring. Art style, RPG elements, combat and gameplay in general are all so underwhelming.

What a waste of an euro.
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ILLUMINITIDIOIT
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
It is a very fun type of game to waste away an hour or two. I think that this game should get out more. This game is also most likely under rated because it's only $2.99. Anyways, really fun game and you should really get it if you have spare money.
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jake17
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Good, cheap game.
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MrJeniks
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Need time to kill? (and zombies?)
This game will keep you entertained for some time. Its quite cheap so its an allright investment.
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YUNG_BOY 맥스
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
+Alot of guns

-Way too simple for my taste.

-No Gameplay depth

-Way too repetive

3/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Dead Pixels is a fun cheap shooter. I can sink a lot of time into this. My only complaint is that the guns all look the same and the crate drop system is bad. Buy on sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
This game rocks, Buy it and you'll get your money's worth easily. Fun local co-op. KILL ZOMBIES with a buddy!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Believe it or not, all of my weapon kills are headshots.

420/360
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
레포데 같은 느낌에 2D게임..킬링타임 용으로 쓰면 좋을듯.
경험상 별로 재미는 없다..BEEP처럼 쉬어갈때 플레이하는 게임으로 쓴다.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Review For Dead Pixels
Review by: DEHU

Pros :
- Good Gameplay
- Fully controller compatibility
- A fair challenge

Cons :
- Some zombie hordes are too hard to get past
- Each Story is a bit too short (about 10 stages)

Review :
Dead Pixels is a fun 8-bit zombie survival shoot 'em up.
The 8-bit graphics makes it fun to play and it gives a fair challenge, even on Easy.

There are lots of different zombies like, Spitters and Soldiers, and there are good amount of different weapons.
Some building have loot, can be junk that you can sell in a shop, guns and ammo.
Shops can have things the want under the tab "WANTED" and gives some good cash for the item(s).

In the shops you can buy Guns, healthpacks, Ammo, ect. and even upgrade your characters health, reload speed, ect.

There are a few stories/campaigns and other game modes like survival.
There are Local Co-op so you and your buddy can play together.

Additional Infomation :
Developer: CSR-Studios
Publisher: CSR-Studios
Genre: Action, Indie, RPG
Released on Steam: 7. dec 2012
Released on Xbox 360: Sep 15, 2011

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
7.2/10 - Great 8bit. Exceeded my expectations

From the start, this 8bit game blew me away. Cheap and well done! From the start it detected my graphics and controller. I didn't expect that. The opening cut-scenes were good. The story is not original at all but the game is. You loot shops, kill zombies and progress the 10 streets to salvation.

Completed 2/10 streets. I will finish for sure!

Worth $5! A must buy if cheaper.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
HEY YOU
Ever wondered if you combined Pink Floyd's Run Like Hell song with Left 4 Dead and Mario?
THIS GAME
RUNNING SIMULATOR
SHOOT ♥♥♥♥ IN THE FACE
AND BY ♥♥♥♥ I MEAN ZOMBIES
BUY TODAY FOR THE LOW PRICE OF 30 DO- I MEAN 3 DOLLARS YEAH
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DEAL
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
For the $0.57 CDN I paid for this, it is actually very good!

PROS
- Great music (that alone is worth the 0.57 I paid)
- Challenging
- 3 storylines (only played the first so far)
- decent enemy variety
- well optimized, allowing for the screen to be filled with enemies and still running 60FPS.
- CO OP

CONS
- Expensive unless on sale
- Animations need work, but the game is certainly beyond that now (Dev is working on DP II)
- Pretty short
- Controls setup for gamepads, and just in general is far more convoluted than it needs to be.

-CONCLUSION-
This is a pretty good game for the price, and if you can get it on sale, do it. I wouldnt pay full price though. Had a few hours of fun with my roommate.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Feels too fast, as it isn't very long. More into creating a longer experience or allowing even grinding would help this, and slowly introducing new weapons and items at the start.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Well worth a dollar when on sale. Can't wait for #2 to come out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Fun little side scrolling action arcade, until I broke my controller I was playing this a lot.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Cool retro style roguelite budget game where you scavenge items and kill zombies, sort of an on-foot Oregon Trail (or even Organ Trail) but with a lot more side scrolling action.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
I really like this game and its fun to play, but i think it can be bether on some ways. i like cod realy good to, and that game got kill cam...i gonna like it if dead pixels can have that in a update.
Valve can block all hack sides for dead pixels i think...if u can :)
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46 of 48 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Dead Pixels is a side-scrolling survival/shooter with some lite-RPG elements set in a zombie apocalypse. You take control of a human survivor making their way to safety through undead filled streets of a city. The basic aim of the game depends on the game mode.

There are three game modes; The main mode is you standard Escape the hordes. Survival is an arena mode where by you have to survive countless waves of hordes. Timed attack is a variant of Survival where by you must last as long as you can. You need to either; get from one side of the street to the other until you reach the end or kill as many zombies as you can. The number of streets to traverse depends on the difficulty setting.

Gameplay is representative of the standard zombie survival genre. Find guns. Acquire ammo. Destroy zombies. Dont get killed. In addition you can loot some deserted buildings grabbing medical supplies, explosives and other useful items. Periodically shops appear where you can sell items that are not needed or cant be used. Shops allow you to upgrade character stats such as: Running, Weaponskill, Bargaining and Melee which to help you get past the next few stages of the game, You can also save your progress in shops.

Gameplay consists of manoeuvring your character across streets full of zombies avoiding making contact with them or the vile bile they fling at you. You can shoot, bash or throw explosives to destroy your opponents. If you are low on ammo you can dodge and flee the nasty hordes, skills that become invaluable the further you progress. There are number zombie types from slow moving zombies, to faster ones, soldier types, zombies that can attack at range by firing bile at you, and the uber strong mutated zombies which are hard to kill. In additiona every so often you must defeat a boss enemy which special powers in order to progress.

There are many weapons to choose from, the most common being shotguns, rifles and handguns. There are also a good number of equipment items to use along your adventure such as medkits, grenades (explosive, incendiary, freeze, shock) fireworks to distract, adrenaline boosters to speed your movement and though the listings are in text form it can be particularly satisfying when you pick-up and use a chainsaw, flamethrower or minigun.

Graphics are in 2D and are basic if functional. While the soundtrack and audio effects add to that overall retro feel. Together they generate a wonderful ambience and give you an old skool feel providing some nice nostalgic overtones, if you played games in the eighties.

Though gameplay is repetitive in nature I found the experience to be as enjoyable as playing other zombie survival games such as State of Decay. Real fun though be warned you need fast reflexes and nimble fingers (and luck) to complete the game on the Hardest difficulty setting. Controls are really well coded and easy to use.

Just note that only local coop is available unfortunately. If any bad can be said about the game its that the inventory is text based, the graphics arent for everyone and the game can run a little too fast in some places when you could really do with slowing down the action to think your next move through.

Dead Pixels has to be one of the best made indie games Ive been fortunate to find. Infact it could well be "the game" I would make if I could code. I suggest you pick this one up now in the sale but if you miss it then its well worth the full price. Note also that a sequel has already been announced for next year.
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69 of 84 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
Bought this game as i had a spare bit on funds in my steam wallet and didnt know what to buy so looked through the cheaper games and saw this and thought "OK i will give it a go it doesnt cost that much",and i am really glad that i did.
As soon as i had downloaded and started to play i thought i was watching a pixelated grind house flick on my pc,then the game started and the simplicity of the game was plain to see,go from one side of the screen to the other collecting items and shooting zombies as you go.Then i got to a point where i realised i had made a mistake and then started again,sooner or later the zombies get tougher (boss enemies and the like) and thats when you realise that upgrading your guns and having a certain amount of health packs is of dire neccessity.Now the graphics are ok,sounds and music repeat too much and there is no story to speak of (just get to that damn helicopter and escape),but this is another game that shows that gameplay matters more than all these things and that all a game needs to be sometimes is just FUN.Fancy graphics,music,voice overs,script none of that matters if the gameplay mechanics are no good or broken and the games no fun.
Well i think that this game has that one main element that lacks in even some big triple AAA titles in spades and for that i whole heartily reccommend this game to anyone who wants a good blast of fun.
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I've played this game before on Xbox Live, simply bought it out of respect I have for it.

This is probably THE best Indie game I played on Xbox Live (though their tags for that are shoveling all the "indie" into the crap little-no effort aisle). Otherwise I quite like this game, though I dislike they apparently made updated Melee to be weaker at some point, which seems unnecessary (especially since HP for Zombies weren't compensated it looks like).

Anyway, its worth the $3.
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66 of 86 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game is a Steal for its price! Only $3 and you get sooooo much... Git it NOW!
My Video Review:
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2013
A retro zombie shooter with easy mechanics and a fun story. You go street to street while not trying to get eaten by the hoards of the undead. You can go into buildings and loot whatever you need to live and you also a pretty wide selection of guns to choose from as well. But besides the story mode you have a second campaign you can play as well as a last stand game mode. It's a really fun and addictive game, and with a standard price tag of $2.99 it's hard to find a reason not to pick it up.
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
A simple and entertaining game, Dead Pixels is a side scrolling shoot 'em up with a fairly strong RPG element for the genre. Your goal in the game is to make it a specified number of blocks (levels) without dying so that you can escape the zombie-infested city. Along the way you kill hundreds of zombies, scavenge for supplies, and trade for better gear and skill training.

I recommend this as a game to jump into and play when the mood strikes especially if you have a friend to play with. Though it's not in-depth zombie survival by any means, few games on that market can compete for the old-school local co-op experience that has earned this game a place in my library.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
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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