Contagion isn't your average Zombie Shooter but instead takes a more realistic and different approach to the popular genre with unique characters, environments, weapons, items, and a built in system that makes every round completely unpredictable with resources, objectives, and paths ever changing.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (7,359 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013

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October 24

Contagion - Friday Frenzy Stream & Giveaway in 30 & Game Bang Zombie Bang!



It's been awhile but we're going live in 30 mins from when this announcement goes out with our Friday Frenzy Stream & Giveaway on http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 where we'll take a look at CH_Lakeland a map that we feel deserves a good deal more love and are waiting on waivers to open up the world as well as going over our pictures while out there for ZombieFest for textures and props. Be sure to join us and possibly win a free copy of Contagion!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" and/or "Contagious Gaming" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ 7:30PM PST/PDT (GMT- 7:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

Also we were very happy to catch Smosh Games with another Game Bang playing Contagion :D Have a look-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRFn4Dv6RRs

If you're also a fan and are looking to grab a copy



Will see you on twitch and/or in-game shortly!

-The Contagion Team

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October 20

Contagion - Latest Update with New Map & Web Comic "Break Down" Finale and More



As many of you already know we released our latest update while at the same time out in Florida setting up for ZombieFest which had 30,000 people. It was quite hectic and a few mistakes with updates but we got it out just in time to open the doors to the public.

We did not have the time we wanted to prepare the map and walking around the area we just created for Contagion we were not content with the missing textures and assets the map deserved to really fill it out but the residents of Downtown Lakeland in no way felt the same and were quite overjoyed at being able to walk around a virtual representation of the area they grew up in having been hit by the zombie apocalypse.

Now that we've got a lot of pictures, videos, and media on it's way from hundreds out there in Florida (all will be put together for a media update soon) we have the material needed to update the map and open up some of the interiors with waivers being signed and sent our way so that we can do the map justice. That being said we have had to put Lakeland on hold to focus on finishing up our first Free DLC Bundle so the entire team has and is still working on that now but with Lakeland now up on Official Server's here are some screens the update's changelog.






Contagion - Update October 8th Changelog:
  • Added new map CH_Lakeland (Hunted Game-Mode) for ZombieFest sponsored by Monochrome LLC
  • Added numerous assets for multiple maps
  • Replaced old assets with newer & better versions
  • Optimized, Fixed exploits, Bugs, and improved game-play for both Barlowe Square and Pioneer Express

We've got more on the way and again our focus is our Free DLC (which no won't be here for Halloween which is something we would have like to have done but would have been a rushed job which we try to avoid whenever possible) but still hope to have something special out there for our favorite Holiday!

Also now that we're back we've got the finale of our Official Contagion Web Comic so have a look as next week we will reveal Volume 4 "Discord" and will return to weekly FridayFrenzy's ːbashː

Official Contagion Comic - Chapter 3 :: Week 11 - Finale




We've got quite an exciting year to finish up and some incredible stuff to release. We have proven ourselves open to constructive criticism and will continue to stay involved with all of you to get your take on things as we progress. Updates will start to pick up shortly.



Be on the lookout for more DLC Teasers as we've only barely hinted at what's to come.

-The Contagion Team

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About This Game


What they're saying about Contagion

"Contagion aims to save the zombie game genre from itself" -GamesBeat
"Contagion does have a small role to play in the great gaming zombie apocalypse. I quite like it." -RockPaperShotgun
"Contagion is a gory, addictive horror game that’s well worth its $20 price tag" -Bloody-Disgusting
"Contagion presents a tense survival based horror game" -Canadian Online Gamers
"Barlowe Square is one of the best levels featured in a multiplayer game" -Hooked Gamers

Dynamic Gameplay

- Each play through is never the same with our built-in randomization system that changes the game/round each time you play!

State Of The Art Gore

- Our advanced gibbing system will immerse you into the game with limbs and organs being blown or hacked off!

Immersive Sound Effects

- Realistic ambient and sound effects that instantly draw you into the games dark apocalyptic atmosphere!

Traditional Zombies

- Slow moving undead that can only be truly laid to rest with a bullet to the brain or enough wasted lead in their body wasting away the ability to function.

Extensive Survival Equipment

- Over 28 vital pieces of equipment from a large selection of firearms, melee weapons, don't forget explosives, support items, tools, and much more to be added!

Unique Game Modes

- Choose from a multitude of classic and new game-modes that require co-op and survival skills in which you escape, extract civilians or hunt each other! Not to mention our Panic modes, upcoming Flatline (Survival) mode and more!

Stop paying more

- We will be releasing new content and 2 DLC Bundles in 2014... For Free! This was decided in 2010. Once you own Contagion you will never have to pay for updates or DLC bundles we develop for it... Ever.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP 32/64
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compatible video card with 256 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HDD Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Hardware: Mouse & Keyboard
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet Connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / XP 32/64
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compatible video card with 512 MB, Shader model 3.0. ATI X1600, NVidia 7600 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HDD Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Hardware: Mouse & Keyboard
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet Connection
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
65.1 hrs on record
First, I have to say that this game could be awesome. But in fact, it's really good.

Alright, this game is got a complete unbalance in all subject. I will told you the pros and cons [even the neutrals] from this game. Better make a list :

Pros :

+ Really good graphism [considering it uses the Source Engine].
+ Character concept and particular stories.
+ Weapons choice.
+ Sound quality and nice soundtrack.
+ Extraction gamemod.
+ Splitscreen available [another controler, execpt the keyboard, required].
+ Workshop.
+ Steam cards and badges.
+ Voice acting [considering the budget they had to do it].
+ Add-ons very good compatibility.
+ Zombies health which requires to shot at the skull everytime.
+ Escape gamemod.
+ Extraction gamemod survivoir auto-debug if they're stuck in a wall or a object.

Neutrals :

~ Phone [realistic but causes map bugs in Aurora Extraction].
~ Achievements difficulty.
~ Tips [they're not useless, but they could be better].
~ Extraction gamemod survivors pathfinding, speed and aiming.
~ Door and fences system.
~ Character handling.

Cons :

- No specific tips for the players making their very first game.
- No online teamwork [as this game requires].
- Riot Police zombies. ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
- System temperatures.
- Gameplay bugs [survivors stuck into shelves....].
- Phone map massive bug during splitscreen in extraction.
- Badly programed ladders.
- Very hard to handle melee weapons.
- Zombies' exaggerated hits anticipation against the players.
- Teamwork isn't possible considering you become a zombie when you die.

TL;DR : Do not leave this game after playing a few seconds, it requires to play a lot of time to understand the engine, the bugs and usefull tips to win a game. I only play in splitscreen with a friend or in the solo mod. You should really play the solo for atleast 15 hours to train yourself and understand the subtlety of every game mod.

Thanks for the ones that read till the end.
Here have a hug. (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

→ 75/100
Posted: October 6
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Alrighty,
This game definately doesn't deserve all the bad reviews it's getting.
The Graphics might not be the newest, the Genre might not be a new invention...
BUT. In all honesty this game was definately worth the $5 That I bought it for on the Sale. I ended up buying 6 copies just to share them with friends. There might only be a few maps and game modes but when playing this game with friends you'll get Hours of fun.... Expecially the first few times when you ♥♥♥♥ your pants as the Zombies break through the doors from all sides.
If you have doubts about this game just wait for the next Sale. It's been on Sale quite often already.
Posted: October 10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
126.6 hrs on record
I would recomend this to anyone who likes LFD1/2 DayZ and No more room in hell.

Its an 8 player coop game with differnt game types: escape, hunted, extraction, panic, spread over a number of differnt maps and the devs appear to be adding more quite regularly.
This game is alot slower then something like LFD, head shots are key to killing the zombies and if you get a bite from a zombie you can turn into one which can make things alot harder for the survivors. (its also ALOT of fun)
It can get crazy with lots of zombies and scary when your the only survivor left trying to make it to the end.

The only negatives to this game are the lack of players: sometimes it can be hard to find a good server but that is also getting better. Also if your new to the game starting out can be really confusing, there isnt anything telling you where to go exactly, you do have a phone that will txt you when objectives are complete but that is about it.

If you like coop zombie games get this! its well worth it.
Posted: October 14
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
This is probably one of the best, if not the best, zombie game i ever played. The escape mode is just insane !
From the voice in when you hear people close to you but not from far, from the realistic zombies who will get you not because they are fast or special but because they are so many,.. and you can play with friends or random, you will need all the help you can find ! IF you wanna make it stick to your friends !

hours playe, hours enjoyed !

And finally a blonde survivor ! yay to us blondies !
Posted: October 12
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
i bought the game when it hit early access. with only 1 map it wasnt that great back then.
but now, after some time went on, the game has grown to a great & solid slow-paced zombie shooter.
with objects, survival and versus. solo/coop/multiplayer possible
good investment :)
Posted: October 1
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
game is really good enjoyed playing it and would definitely purchase it soon
Posted: October 12
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
154.4 hrs on record
I like this game. I do want more co-op levels and look forward to them as they are released. When player zombies show up in the game, the entire mood changes. I enjoy the interraction with other players, even when I become infected and turn into a zombie. The entire mood of the game changes dramatically once human players begin turning into zombies, although there is a great feeling when everyone makes it out alive.
Posted: September 26
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
If you can gather a few friends and play the Hunted game mode, you're going to have a great time!
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Fantazgreat! Awesome to kick zombie butt with your friends. I love the character controls and difficulty. It's tough. I die all the time but not so tough you hate it.
Posted: October 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
I'm in two minds about this game but I would still reccomend it. It is enjoyable but just needs a bit of polishing.

Having slow moving zombies and relying on headshots gives the game a classic Romero/Walking Dead feeling.
Posted: September 30
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
If you like having no ammo when you need it most then you will like this game.
Posted: October 1
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
This game has a couple of good elements that are a refreshing change from other zombie games. There is a solid survival horror feel that translates well into a multiplayer setting.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
this game is fun with friends and to play alone if your bad play with friends
Posted: October 16
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
This is a great zombie game, although i only played the escape missions it was still a load of fun, i'd recommend this to anyone who loves zombie games
Posted: September 27
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Actually a very fun game and one of the best zombie apocalypse experiences on the market.
Posted: September 29
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
get it davn
Posted: October 17
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
10/10 top notch fun
Posted: October 8
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Good game, like competetive Left for Dead. Lagged alot for me though.
Posted: October 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
78.7 hrs on record
Alright
Posted: October 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
10/10
Posted: October 15
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