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 (117 reviews) - 45% of the 117 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (10,645 reviews) - 74% of the 10,645 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013

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May 27

Friday Frenzy Stream and Giveaway live in 2 hours!



Welcome back to Friday, this week will be a special Contagion "Friday Frenzy." We will be playing the brand new Escape the Dead map created by the one and only Vagrant. Be sure to join us as we play Contagion and give away a couple copies!

I am happy to announce a few pieces of good news on the Contagion update front. Valve has finally granted Pablo the access he needs on their end so he can continue working on updates. The team tells me that there is another workshop update that they are putting the final touches on and should be ready to push out in the near future. With the team getting back in to the grove now that Pablo has joined us you can expect more updates and fixes coming along. I will keep you up to date with what info I can when the team shares it with me.

You can watch the Stream -HERE

Escape the Dead


Escape the dead is a free mod. Players must survive a mass of zombies using their stealth and team player skills. Each escape route is generated randomly and depending on the individuals choices others may be unlocked. Quests are also available but are optional and not part of the main game play. This is the final release version of Escape the Dead, and we are excited to test our skills against it.

Change to Sunday stream
This week we will be trying out something different for Sunday. Instead of playing an indie on Sunday we will be playing the new Doom. We are making this change for a few reasons. The first should be obvious we really want to play Doom. Second we are still trying to establish ourselves and how we should handle our Twitch streams. This is a test run to see what people think.

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 2 HOURS!



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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May 20

Friday Frenzy stream and giveaway. LIVE NOW!



Welcome back to our weekly 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
Join us on Sunday as we stream and give away copies of the game we play this week.



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There will be no evening stream on Saturday.

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 NOW!



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 (117 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (10,645 reviews)
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deefdelic
( 2.3 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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My Call Sign is Flipper
( 52.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This is the best multiplayer FPS zombie survival game. The hunted mode, in particular, is incredibly satisfying (except on Aurora Estates). The only problem is no one plays. There's maybe one hunted server with any players at any given time.
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Nacht Ripper
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
THIS IS MY OPINION AND NOT BASED OF WHAT THE GAME HAS TO OFFER. Take this 'review' with a grain of salt. As much as i've tried, i CAN'T get into this game... I've tried to like it but im just not interested. It has some great potential but i'll stick with Left 4 Dead series. I haven't played a lot of the game to give it a thorough review. Maybe in the future i'll be able to recommend this and change my review to something better. I can't recommend this because of my impulse purchase when it was on sale. Someday i will challenge myself to clear the slate and check it out.
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Tonah
( 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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BreakdancingforGod
( 111.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
If you like zombie games, this is a must-have, especially for the low price! Find some friends to play this with, and you'll have even more fun. Try out some of the user-made maps, too! Sure, there aren't a ton of maps, but the ones that do exist are fun! The game has its flaws at times, but the good definitely outweighs the bad. If you're even considering buying this game, don't hesitate - just buy it! :)

Also, for those of you who are having trouble finding people to play with, add me on Steam and I'll gladly host a listen server with some of my friends!
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Kubix
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
Alt + Tab is killing this game
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Sielulintu
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game is looks like an abandoned gem. The gameplay is more realist than L4D2, this one is got more "mature" look. The Hunted mode is just super. It's like a pvpve survival. :) For the downsides, it's barely played. Mostly i see only around 15-20 people online. I love the night maps. It doesn't worth the full price. For that money you can buy better and more populated online games. But i recommend, since it's like a more serious L4D2. :)
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Splatbob1
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is a good game! Most people are to dumb to realize that the devs cant really do anything untill they are able to port the game of an updated version of source, and that will take a while! So stop saying that this is dead, BECAUSE IT IS NOT!!! (I swear, people on steam have no patience)

oh, and 8/10 good game, with few bugs, can't wait for MAC version!
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Wheety
( 196.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Was fun at the beginning but it looks pretty dead now without any further support.
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bdell
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I feel like this game stole my money.
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_ice _hotfrost
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
this game is no not the best not close at all

1.this game can be verry repetive with its game modes an limited weapons

2.the player zombies can be hard to kill and eazly wipe out your squad

3.some of the places are way to dark even with my gamma maxed

4. it is a kock off *of the fun better free game no more room in hell*
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⎛⎝BᴀɴᴀɴᴀMᴀɴ⎛
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game is really fun. I really enjoy the splitscreen feature, because my friend doesn't have it. I've had the game for a long while, but just now am I really going to "review" it.

THIS IS BIASED OR IN MY OPINION

Pros: """""""""""""""""""""""""
♥♥♥ offers it for $1.01 (currently) {LINK REMOVED}
Zombie mode is unique
Variety of low powered and high powered weapons
Good selection of characters
Good splitscreen
Workshop Mods
Cons: """"""""""""""""""""""""
Bad connection to games "Haven't perosnally experienced"
Dropping ammunition button sometimes gets confusing
Not good comunity backing this game
Overpriced 9.99
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Overall decent game, you should get this game for 1.00 on ♥♥♥ and buy it for friends so ,you guys (and girls) wanna play some zombies some day you always got contagion!
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Gaming InvaS
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Zombie game
Realistic Gunshots
Realistic Game
Get bitten -you're dead
11/10
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Animaniac
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Enjoyable
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Ebola
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
R.I.P. Contagion. Had alot of hope for this ever since ZP:S died down... But it just got dropped by the makers and died before it was finished...
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storp
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
eh,,,,,,,
it was kind of boring???
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RaZr Kai
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This game adds one more in the zombie genre with a fresh air of real survival, giving you no more details, like a real citizen in a real outbreak would be, so nothing of a crosshair, hints of where you have to go and a very limited inventory.

This makes the game a bit more harder, the only thing you got to really know what to do it´s your phone, and it´s not quite informative as you would like.

The most important thing, the game itself is a slower phased Left 4 Dead and more dangerous, because if you got surrounded by a horde, you can say you are already dead and also, the game relies in a heavy multiplayer support so if you are going to adventure alone, you are going to have a hard time, even in the easiest difficulty.

In conclusion, this game is a good choice if you have another 3 friends willing to acompany you, but if you don´t have´em, don´t bother, the game is almost dead and there are some bugs here and there that will make you swear now and then.
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Hello Klitty
( 38.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
I have had so much with this game! I've played it LAN with my sister so many times and we just can't stop laughing!
If you don't play it LAN though i'm not sure how great this game is. It's really hard to find a good server,
and you can't always choose what you want to play unless you buy your own server.
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Shatari
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
It looks promising and it has split screen co-op (which is so precious and rare on PC games), so I was really looking forward to playing it. And then it crashed to the desktop. Again and again. I exceed the minimum requirements, so I'm going to guess there's some incompatibility with my hardware here. Given that the Devs apparently fell off the face of the Earth a while back, I'd recommend skipping it if you can't afford to gamble ten bucks.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
94 of 104 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
514.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
That was one of my favourite games since closed beta, but now it's TOTALLY DEAD.
Can't play this game anymore. No players. No updates. No bugfixes. Now it's just crashes to desktop after a few seconds of gameplay.

RIP Contagion :(
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Decent zombie game. Dead community, excuse the pun.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I mean, this game was kinda buggy and clunky from the get go, but it was still fun. Now, it's pretty much dead. I can rarely find players outside of a few maps on a few modes, the rest is pretty much deserted. It's a shame, because with more polishing, this could've been decent.

The only thing that keeps me coming back now and then to this game, is the Hunted mode, which is pretty fun. You know, standard PvP with a ♥♥♥♥ ton of zombies all around, you die, and you're a zombie yourself. Barebones, but sort of fun.
The devs are pretty much incompetent, and by this point, you're better off playing No More Room In Hell.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Only fun with a group of friends playing Hunted or Survival. Other than that the game is totally dead. No one is playing it online which is a shame, really. The game had lots and lots of potential.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
83.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I used to give this game praise for it's design, but ironically, the more I play, the worse it becomes. Design-wise, the game is good, but the lack of people playing and the harsh death penalties make it no fun anymore. Here's how it goes:
When a game starts, you are human. When you die, you turn zombie. Here's the bad part, when you die 5 times in a round, you go to spectate mode. No way to respawn, you don't get to come back until next round! GAMES NORMALLY LAST 30 MINUTES!!! That's half an hour to wait before you get to play again. You may be thinking "oh, ill just quit and rejoin" Nope, the server remembers you so it wont work. You also may think "I'll join another server." Well, the game is basically dead. At any given time, there's maybe 3 active servers per map. So technically, there's more servers than people. So unless you want to play alone, there's no point.

Also the devs censor the reviews so they get higher placement on the steam store searches. Just goes to show you what scum they are.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
needs to be fixed. also that developers comment makes me wish i never gave these people my money i feel bad for him. also why is it still being sold if its so broken.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
The game is pretty crap, if you want to play this game just play Zombie Panic.

Also if you write negative reviews about this crappy game the dev removes the review. Just shows that the devs are a piece of sh**.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
196.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Was fun at the beginning but it looks pretty dead now without any further support.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I feel like this game stole my money.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
R.I.P. Contagion. Had alot of hope for this ever since ZP:S died down... But it just got dropped by the makers and died before it was finished...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
This game is looks like an abandoned gem. The gameplay is more realist than L4D2, this one is got more "mature" look. The Hunted mode is just super. It's like a pvpve survival. :) For the downsides, it's barely played. Mostly i see only around 15-20 people online. I love the night maps. It doesn't worth the full price. For that money you can buy better and more populated online games. But i recommend, since it's like a more serious L4D2. :)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
Alt + Tab is killing this game
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Contagion went into early access with a lot of promise. It's dead now.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
No more room in hell is better, plus its free.

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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
A very poor attempt at a Left For Dead look-a-like.
Stupid Dialoge.
Cooperative? Yeah right, your teamates turn you into a zombie.
Played it one time.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
no more room in hell but not free.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
this game is no not the best not close at all

1.this game can be verry repetive with its game modes an limited weapons

2.the player zombies can be hard to kill and eazly wipe out your squad

3.some of the places are way to dark even with my gamma maxed

4. it is a kock off *of the fun better free game no more room in hell*
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I have had so much with this game! I've played it LAN with my sister so many times and we just can't stop laughing!
If you don't play it LAN though i'm not sure how great this game is. It's really hard to find a good server,
and you can't always choose what you want to play unless you buy your own server.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
This game adds one more in the zombie genre with a fresh air of real survival, giving you no more details, like a real citizen in a real outbreak would be, so nothing of a crosshair, hints of where you have to go and a very limited inventory.

This makes the game a bit more harder, the only thing you got to really know what to do it´s your phone, and it´s not quite informative as you would like.

The most important thing, the game itself is a slower phased Left 4 Dead and more dangerous, because if you got surrounded by a horde, you can say you are already dead and also, the game relies in a heavy multiplayer support so if you are going to adventure alone, you are going to have a hard time, even in the easiest difficulty.

In conclusion, this game is a good choice if you have another 3 friends willing to acompany you, but if you don´t have´em, don´t bother, the game is almost dead and there are some bugs here and there that will make you swear now and then.
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