Let's face it, many gamers are getting sick of Zombie games right? You may be one of them. But the truth is there really aren't ANY Zombie games available right now at all. Not one.
Contagion is the closest you can currently get to a TRUE Zombie game.
What makes a true Zombie you may ask?
*True Zombies are reanimated, dead Human bodies. They DO NOT sprint, jump, spit acid, have tentacles or any super abilities at all.
*Only destroying the brain can end a Zombie.
*They are slow, stupid but persistant and immune to pain so they never stop, no matter how torn up they get.
*If you are bitten, you're done, you will die and turn.
This game ALMOST gets it right. It is SO CLOSE!
It does feature slow Zombies that never give up. They keep coming and will tear through doors and windows to get to you, even if you remove their legs and arms.
It also features lethal headshots, although it loses marks because you can still end one with enough bodily harm. But headshots are EXTREMELY satisfying as you literally blow half the target's head off.
It even features a chance to be infected with a bite or scratch, turning you into one of them and allowing you to try and kill your former team mates. Although it loses further points because you may still survive.
The maps are large, much larger than I expected and it can be easy to get lost in them. You can survive alone in Single Player or online with a group. Cooperation with other, real players is the only way to survive the harder difficulties and modes however. If you go it alone, you WILL run out of ammo and you WILL get cornered.
Spectator mode turns you into a Cockroach and lets you run around, following the action and laughing which is a nice touch. Just don't get stepped on!
It also has full controller support, just run it in Big Picture Mode to make use of it.
All up it's very addictive and at the time of review is expecting new maps and modes as well as weapons to make it even better.