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 (128 reviews) - 60% of the 128 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (10,949 reviews) - 74% of the 10,949 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
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Recent:
Mixed (128 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (10,949 reviews)
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A jar of horseradish
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
If you came here looking for a review on contagion you made the wrong choice, but if you wanted some scones, you made the right choice!

Ingredients
225g/8oz self raising flour
pinch of salt
55g/2oz butter
25g/1oz caster sugar
150ml/5fl oz milk
1 free-range egg, beaten, to glaze (alternatively use a little milk)

Method
1.Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2.Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.

3.Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.

4.Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thick. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.

5.Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.

6.Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter and good jam and maybe some clotted cream.
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LieutenantSHEEP
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 31
Was a tad confusing, never worked out what was happening. If you have a group of friends to play with, go for it, otherwise, give it a pass.
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N.F.I.G-LONESURVIVORZZZZ
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 30
its no and the best action survival zombie game but its fun....it has a big variety of graphic options and a lo of gamemodes to play alone or with your friends.BUY THIS ON SALE OR FROM ♥♥♥.THE BAD REVIEW IS BECAUSE I DONT THINK ITS THE BEST ZOMBIE ACTION GAME BUT ITS OK
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Father_Russia
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
You can shoot zombies

9/11
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FlawlessPoesje
32.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
You guys should add a Counter. so when you die you see a die counter or when you win and everything else
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TheWildSpot
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Ive played more of this game on my second accpunt.

This game is great on solo for me when im surviving in a zombie infested street! this is pointed twoards the map of a lot of houses at night time (Can't think of its name right now) It has a nice atmoshere and turns into a survival horror game. It does not require a beefy computer as i can even run this game on my 3 year old laptop with only a few settings on medium. For the solo survival aspect i would pick this game up!

Console commands are evenly as good as you can spawn zombies, survovors, bots and much more. Its got all the commands that can be done by the source engine and for that i would think about getting this game.

But...

Multiplayer is a bit boring to me unless you have friends but even then i can only enjoy it with my friends when were surviving together in the same map i talked about earlier. If your looking for a great multiplayer game i would get Zombie Panic Source (Which i believe is related to this game as they have some of the same characters!)

Overall i would give it a try for a good survival horror game!
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Mr. Baba
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Wow i just love playing this with my friends we have so much fun and stuff!!!
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TomHW
6.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
I played this game on a free weekend, its not bad :)
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Stupid Retard
151.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Extremely Over Sensitive People play this game. They cry and cry some more when you accidentally shot someone in the face, then they go to an Admin and try to get blocked from the forums which in its self is EXTREMELY laughable. Then realising that nothing can be done they post a thread about you online XD
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MorphinePierre
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Contagion is the most unpolished game I think I have ever laid my sweaty, dirty ♥♥♥, booger-covered hands on.

Quickly summing it up, it's a game very much comparable to Left 4 Dead that tries to make it more-survival heavy. What I mean by that, the game limits where the players can hide safely as well as their available ammo. The maps are designed to be long in one direction so it takes a long time to beat and you're given such minimal directions. Many of the items needed to move forward are hard to find.

The zombies have extremely poor AI and frequently get stuck behind objects - not to mention the difficulty in killing them as it takes multiple bullets on the body. Getting stuck even includes allied AI so there may be some instances where you never win. The most basic function, movement, feels clunky because if you're not running you're walking at a snail's pace.

All the gamemodes are described in good detail here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=146440319

Just look at how poorly the character models were done. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547228170

Obligatory Score: 3/10

Make Zombies Great Again!
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Product received for free
Pros:
-The Hunted gamemode is great fun to come back to every once in a while
-One of the funnest games to be played with friends

Cons:
-Every other gamemode can't compare to Hunted
-The devs have seemed to abandon the game
-The game is dead

If the devs ever come back then I would recommend this game
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37 of 52 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game is abandoned by everyone
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Product received for free
just buy left for dead 1 or 2
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Bought this on a sale due to hype. I wish I hadn't. Get No More Room in Hell, a free mod, this one doesn't do anything that doesn't.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Only Game Where You Can Be Mexican Snoop Dog
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Contagion is the most unpolished game I think I have ever laid my sweaty, dirty ♥♥♥, booger-covered hands on.

Quickly summing it up, it's a game very much comparable to Left 4 Dead that tries to make it more-survival heavy. What I mean by that, the game limits where the players can hide safely as well as their available ammo. The maps are designed to be long in one direction so it takes a long time to beat and you're given such minimal directions. Many of the items needed to move forward are hard to find.

The zombies have extremely poor AI and frequently get stuck behind objects - not to mention the difficulty in killing them as it takes multiple bullets on the body. Getting stuck even includes allied AI so there may be some instances where you never win. The most basic function, movement, feels clunky because if you're not running you're walking at a snail's pace.

All the gamemodes are described in good detail here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=146440319

Just look at how poorly the character models were done. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=547228170

Obligatory Score: 3/10

Make Zombies Great Again!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Review as of 8/11/2016
TL;DR Only recommending if you have friends to play with, otherwise it's boring/dead (no pun intended)

Overview
Contagion is a Zombie survival game with an emphisis on gunplay and spooky areas. The game itself plays very well, and is actually pretty fun. It contains many different modes which I will further go into detail now

Escape
Players must work together to complete all the objectives and escape. Objectives, items, and pathing are random, so each play through is different. Any survivors that lose their life along the way will return as infected and must eliminate the remaining survivors before they complete the objectives and escape. This is esentially the story mode, as there are some events that happen and much of it is scripted.

Hunted
This is a PvP game mode where the last survivor standing is the champion. Supplies are scattered throughout the map randomly. On death, much like Escape, you turn into a zombie with the goal of killing all other players.

Extraction
Players must work together to protect civilians and help them escape once the rescue vehicle arrives. Once you approach the location of the civs, zombies will start hording around the house. You must use the supplies at the location to defend yourselves from the zombies until the rescue vehicle arrives.

Escape is my favorite gamemode because it has the most story!

Pros
  • Creepy atmosphere
  • Fun gunplay (for the weapons that are there)
  • Not too easy (like L4D2)
  • Workshop

Cons
  • Devs abandoned the game
  • Workshop is mostly just phone backgrounds
  • Not many servers with people in them (not dead, but there's just not many people playing)
  • Few weapons
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
This game is the prime reason why 'early access' shouldn't exist...

The devs havent updated for almost a year now and they claimed that this game would be finished but it's far from that. They Post their undevloped game and got their money and dipped. This is why early access pisses me off, cause devs never stick to their word.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Got this game after watching a Let's play of RoosterTeeth like a year ago. I don't play this game with friends and I've only played Escape mode. I enjoy playing because it's challenging. You get a very limited amount of ammo even on normal difficulty so you need to make every headshot count. Zombies are a bit buggy sometimes, like staying crouched, suddenly moving at a rapid speed, just wrecking you so you get massive aimpunch and aren't able to recover or in very special occasions simply not dieing. I like the variation in armory like having a Scar 20 or a M4a4 (if I'm not mistaken), revolvers or colts and also crossbows and compound bows!

Some positives and negatives from a solo player perspective:

Pro's:
- Challenging
- Great maps
- Great assortiment of guns
- Good voice acting (altough sometimes repetitive)
- Maps last between 30mins to 1 and a half hours
- Objective rotations (sometimes objectives are different than the last time you played)

Con's:
- Buggy AI (zombies stay in a crouched position, don't die or simply demolish you)
- Flashlight is too bright!
- Objectives can sometimes be hard to spot or hard to get to
- Accuracy of weaponry

All in all, great fun game, but if you expect top notch quality it might not be something for you. For €10,- I feel like it was a investment well spent.

Thanks for reading my review! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Was a tad confusing, never worked out what was happening. If you have a group of friends to play with, go for it, otherwise, give it a pass.
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