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.
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Mixed (92 reviews) - 56% of the 92 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (10,729 reviews) - 74% of the 10,729 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013

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June 17

Friday Frenzy Stream and Giveaway. Starts in 30 minutes!



Welcome back to Friday, for another Contagion "Friday Frenzy." Be sure to join us as we play Contagion and give away a couple copies!


You can watch the Stream -HERE


Indie Sunday
There will not be an Indie Sunday this week. Due to the Fathers Day holiday. We will instead be doing Indie Saturday.

This week we will be playing:

Roguelands
http://store.steampowered.com/app/364420/


Weekly Streaming Schedule
  • Contagious Gaming
    • Wednesday :: Noon - 6PM & 8PM - 10PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Thursday :: Noon - 6PM & 8PM - 10PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Friday :: Noon - 4PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Saturday :: Noon - 6PM & 8PM - 10PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
  • Friday Frenzy Contagion Stream & Giveaway
    • Friday (Frenzy) :: 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00)
  • Indie Sunday
    • Sunday :: Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00)

While this is an individual's stream, it is the Official Friday Frenzy stream. Where we will be giving away free copies of Contagion and of course answering any questions regarding Contagion/Ageless/Monochrome/etc. throughout the week with sneak peaks of what's coming.

LIVE IN 30 Minutes!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

See you in chat and in-game!

-The Contagion Team


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June 10

Friday Frenzy Stream and Giveaway Live in 15 minutes!



Welcome back to Friday, for another Contagion "Friday Frenzy." Be sure to join us as we play Contagion and give away a couple copies!


You can watch the Stream -HERE


Indie Sunday
Don't forget to join us on Sunday for our Indie Sunday!

This week we will be playing:

Space Pirates and Zombies
http://store.steampowered.com/app/107200/


Weekly Streaming Schedule
  • Contagious Gaming
    • Wednesday :: Noon - 6PM & 8PM - 10PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Thursday :: Noon - 6PM & 8PM - 10PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Friday :: Noon - 4PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Saturday :: Noon - 6PM & 8PM - 10PM PST (GMT - 08:00)
  • Friday Frenzy Contagion Stream & Giveaway
    • Friday (Frenzy) :: 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00)
  • Indie Sunday
    • Sunday :: Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00)

While this is an individual's stream, it is the Official Friday Frenzy stream. Where we will be giving away free copies of Contagion and of course answering any questions regarding Contagion/Ageless/Monochrome/etc. throughout the week with sneak peaks of what's coming.

LIVE IN 15 Minutes!



We stream our Official Contagion "Friday Frenzy" via our Twitch.Tv Account at- http://www.twitch.tv/tatsur0 every Friday @ Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00) -Click here for current time- and will pass out one or more free copies of Contagion during the Stream!

See you in chat and in-game!

-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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (92 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (10,729 reviews)
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Frogburt
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's as good as using a cheese grater as a ♥♥♥♥♥
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Jp158
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I stoped playing this for a while and but when i did play it is was amazing and i love this game but know its dead. Im not saying the game is horrible now its still as great as it was back when i played it but when i tried to play it again i could not find a lobby no one plays this anymore and it sucks and the people that do play it just rush through mission and dont care about others. This game should have a bigger audience because its still a fun and amazing game.

PS: I want this game to come back I want more people to play if you are reading this but that game and make it come back to life it needs help no joke and thats why i still give it a thumbs up (PRESS F TO PAY RESPECT)
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Super America
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Fun game. Community is small but still worth 10 dollars or less.
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AK 47
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game
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Montjean
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's like masturbating with sand paper.
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SpuderFrank
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Bought it on sale for 2.5$, regret i did
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texdade
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is a game about undeads...
So the game should be undead too right?
NO, the game is dead.
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8bitdame
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game feels flat when you play it. I got the game to play with my friends, and it's nearly impossible to set up a game. Go with other zombie games.
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Glenn
( 17.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
The level design is kind of bad. I've found myself lost and unable to find a certain item that I need to proceed many times. It does not feel intuitive at all.

That being said, the gameplay, aside from that, is quite fun. It's a bit slower pace than most zombie games but I feel it just adds a bit more tension. It is very satisfying to get headshots.
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N1ckOps21
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Weird as fk zombie game, but its amazing. Its a zombie game with a semi-campaign mode.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This game is pretty much amazing. People are saying that the game is dead, but that's only because they give up on the game and won't actually play the game, that's the only reason the game seems dead. So boot up Contagion and let's bring this beautiful game back to the glory once known.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
My opinion.

The audience for contagion is and always was limited:
Players today are use to tripping over ammo/health, auto save/quick save features and a minimap. Challenge frustrates/bores these types of gamers. Not saying we are all this way but there certainly is a percentage of this type. I have heard many people complain, especially on barlow and biotech escape, that the game sucks because they are not being spoon fed where to go next. Contagion involves some degree of thought and their are a number of people in this world that are unable and unwilling to use their minds.

A trolls paradise:
The escape game mode is one of if not the most popular game mode... and its a trolls paradise. From TKers, to Griefers, to Trolls. This completely ruins a new players experience and in many cases pushes seasoned players away also. While vote kick would be a bad solution its a very poor excuse not to have addressed this problem. There are system that could be built to improve this aspect. Even a "report player" option from in game would do a great deal to improve this situation... yet, here we are YEARS later and nothing has been done. The devs wont even put the current precepts for reporting a troll into an easy to create thread and sticky that thread so the community has the knowledge and tools to police itself.

No friends allowed:
Playing with your friends in an online co-op game should have been a major consideration but players are forced to jump though port forwarding hoops to play exclusively with their friends. This becomes an even bigger problem when a seasoned player tries to introduce a new player to the game and has no place to do it. Mix in a bit of trolling and its hard to get friends and family excited about this title. Yet again this is a problem that is just now, supposedly, being addressed after YEARS of stagnation.

Poor Server Diversity
There once was a time when we had map and game mode specific servers. If you wanted to play the police station on escape hard all night long you could do that on one of the hundreds of official servers. At the time I repeatedly asked for a Biotech-Escape-Server (if even just one) I was ignored and now we have even less server diversity than we had in the past. Hundreds of servers with only slight variations.

Poor Stability
On both the client side and the server side this build of the game is NOT stable. Too often you get into a great game with a bunch of great players only to crash yourself or have the server crash and dump everyone. Depending on time invested at that point many players just sign off in frustration. This has been reported over and over again without any official recognition of the issue.

Bugs, Bugs and more bugs.
Not only are their a number of bugs... they are never addressed. With the new DLC 6 months ago there are now more bugs than ever.
-Holiday content 6 months after Christmas
-Poor zombie pathing, stuck zombies and dead spots
-Zombies that AOE attack when agroing doors.
-Zombie that hurt you through doors and
-Doors that insta explode if a opened on a zombie?
-Doors that get stuck partway
-Sights/accessories that disappear from the Remington shotgun
-Shotguns that ghost fire 2 rounds when only actually shooting one projectile.
-Hang on round restart bug on some of the escape maps
-Bleeding ceilings
-Doors that are not able to be interacted with for seemingly no reason.
-Zombies that starve to death once they get stuck
-Textures and Assets that don't load correctly
Now we were told that after the DLC we would return to regular updates which many of us interpreted to mean regular patches like way back in the day. This position is now said to mean regular updates as in posts but even that is not being done. GW was introduced to this community as the new voice of monochrome. He promised to update us regularly on the progress the team is making and as of today has not made a single post on progress. He is either bad at his job or their is no progress to report. Monochrome wont confirm one or the other.

Bad or Lacking Mechanics
-Gun bashing is worthless, it should be used as a way to either pin a single zombie or to try and keep 2 or 3 zombies at bay hoping hoping to kill a 4th before it reaches you or have players kill them while your the bait. Instead it serves to merely annoy a zombie before it hits you.
-Zombies do not have weapon-specific deaths, so you don't have satisfying finishers on enemies when you use a shotgun or use certain melee weapons, They just sort of faint in slowmo after headshots.
-Zombies do not try and bite you. They don't grab you, instead they just flail at you hopelessly until you die. It would have been good for a NMRiH style struggle to get a zombie off you in time, the more injured you are the more difficult it would be for a tense surprise encounter.

And that leaves me to the final problem. Broken promises, twisted words, and possible lies. No one knows why contagion is not being worked on other than the developers. Its clear we are not returning to regular updates. No progress is being reported and many of us suspect they have broken their assurance that the development of Project Ageless will not affect the development of contagion. People do not like being disrespected in this manner and it has created a very negative community. One can only make positive suggestions and be ignored so many times before they just go on the attack. This feeling in the community is also driving players away.
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28 of 46 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
it's a dead game.. it's brilliant but no one plays this.
sadly enough...
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Good game. The community is small but the game itself is a load of fun the "hunted" gamemode which is PVP is the real gem here, and you should buy it for that.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Actually became a favourite of mine now.

In contrast with high pace infected killing like Left 4 Dead contagion is slower and less smoother but
it has its own shining moments and gives you a better feel of survival horror. The gore is great too but
my advice is wait until it is on sale to buy it.

Brilliant sucessor to zombie panic
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Dead as a DoDo, avoid.
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This has to be the most disappointing game I've come across in a long time. I don't understand how it's gotten positive reviews up until now. The concept is great and the trailers make the game seem that way too. However, once you're in the game, it's just a painful road of confusing modes, horribly done controls, and extremely laggy servers (unless you pay to have one hosted, which I refuse because the game isn't that good anyway).

The worst part about this is the lack of tutorial. You are tossed into the middle of extremely annoying zombies and are praying you remember the controls. Dying is a huge punishment since it spawns you as far away from anything as you can. Memorizing the maps is extremely difficult and if you're not spending hours upon hours of figuring that out, you're screwed.

I do NOT reccommend this game. I had hope it was go ing to be good, but unless you can pay for a good server and have an highly updated computer, you're not going to have fun. They spent way too much time on the graphics of the game and very little on the actual game play. Horribly disappointing, avoid it at all cost.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The level design is kind of bad. I've found myself lost and unable to find a certain item that I need to proceed many times. It does not feel intuitive at all.

That being said, the gameplay, aside from that, is quite fun. It's a bit slower pace than most zombie games but I feel it just adds a bit more tension. It is very satisfying to get headshots.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Contagion isn't a bad game. It has a fantastic concept and it could be loads of fun to play with friends. Frankly, I wish there was a middle-of-the-road option, because I don't want to not recommend this game. But when it comes down to it, I'm going to have to say to pass. The main problem I've found is a lack of a tutorial of any sort. You're thrown into the game, and you better hope you remember what all of the controls are. The punishment for dying is also a little harsh. If you die in a server with player zombies enabled, you might spawn in a location that you can't get out of. Thus, you're stuck there until a player makes it there. And zombie mode just isn't fun. And if player zombies are turned off, you play as a supersonic cockroach after dying.

I'm not one to jump in and play in a random server, so I'm not complaining about the lack of community. Setting up a private server is a pain in the ♥♥♥ though, mainly due to the fact that I have crappy internet and I would rather not pay to host a server for a game my friends and I might play once a month. That isn't the dev's fault, but just something that I'm not too big of a fan of.

Pros-
Gameplay Concept: Contagion's concept is great. It's actually not a bad game, but needs some serious polishing.
Guns: The guns in this game are great. I like the accuracy and sometimes the lack thereof. I also love the fact that you have to manually reload.
Variety of modes: Contagion has a lot of maps and modes, and that's always a good thing.

Cons-
Controls: The controls can sometimes be a bit wonky, and there are so many features that you have to remember a crapton of inputs. There's a steep learning curve for controls.
Death punishment: As I mentioned above, the punishment for death is far too harsh where it's quite easy for a zombie to kill you.
Melee combat: Close-quarters combat in this game sucks. It is just kiting back and forth, hoping you hit with it. It's not that hard to hit something with a wrench. You don't need to wind up every time.

All-in-all, I'd give the game a 6/10. It could definitely use some tweaking, and once that is done, I think the game would be fantastic and I would gladly change my review to "recommended."
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game feels flat when you play it. I got the game to play with my friends, and it's nearly impossible to set up a game. Go with other zombie games.
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