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 (78 reviews) - 64% of the 78 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (10,446 reviews) - 74% of the 10,446 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


5 comments Read more

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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Mixed (78 reviews)
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Case
15.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
brettii gud/10
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Exole
14.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
I like it, I had fun with it!
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YUNG_NOTCH
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
it lag too much
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Suo 💛
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Product received for free
Didn't even play.
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Loffas
66.2 hrs
Posted: September 22
Play PvP with your friends on your own server.
Open ports.
Create server in game.
pusch in sv_lan 0
change_map... yeah you know the drill, its source..

Really good!!!

All other mods of this game,, dont know, havent played them, but its probebly pretty bad
Br Loffas
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PERRRRAKA
28.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
not as fun as Left 4 Dead, but still quite okay
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demonteeth
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
complete garbage . thanks again, Greenman
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Zeiax Fade
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
I really like this game and its recommended to 100%
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dat boi
16.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
really good game if you get into understanding everything
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StreetcanSandy
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 20
I wrote a haiku:

Dear Contagion Devs
Please finish your god damn game
An angry gamer
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Bought game, played it for a couple hours, got incredibly frustrated because the interface was clunky, the AI, sucked, the learning curve was hard because of the clunky interface, and the game had no optimization.

Would not reccomend.

Plus online play is totally dead.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
If you have some money and you're looking for a good game...well, Contagion is not that game.(Atleast while full price.)
The game never gets updated and it gets boring very quickly.
In my opinion Contagion is not worth the price.Buy it if on sale. Otherwise, get L4D2.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Everytime me and my friends play this game:

"Hey, Wanna just play left 4 dead?"

We then play Left 4 Dead

Just play Left 4 Dead.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
50.5 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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18 of 32 people (56%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
This game is more dead than the zombies
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Very Cool and full of horrors game) If only multiplayer mode would be alive .......
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
As much as I would love to fully reccommend this game I just can't, still has the things that zombie panic source angered me such as ♥♥♥♥♥♥ melee weapons and zombies having the ability to just m1 spam until the human is dead. This game is fun with friends or with people who can play decently but it gets extremely annoying when you cant tell the difference between a mindless easy to kill bot zombie and a walking tank player zombie. Another issue, I dont know who you guys hired to make the maps but you have to tell this guy to cool it with the wall brushes, I cannot tell you how many times I try to rush my way out of a zombie filled area only to get stuck on a few steps of stairs I cannot go up because you guys added a 100 ft invisible wall to it and I die same with the zombie hitboxes I know you guys are trying to create a feeling of urgency and horror but its annoying when one zombie can block you like a brick wall it doesn't make me feel like i have a chance and its frustrating. I spawned late into a lobby only to run around for 10 minutes and die to a bobbing and weaving player zombie that took around 6 shots to the head to kill. the atmosphere is great and the models and sounds are great its a fun game overall but these things make it difficult to really enjoy.
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9 of 17 people (53%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Decent game, but nobody plays it.
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