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 (68 reviews) - 58% of the 68 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (10,449 reviews) - 74% of the 10,449 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
27 of 40 people (68%) 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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18 of 25 people (72%) 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 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
I wrote a haiku:

Dear Contagion Devs
Please finish your god damn game
An angry gamer
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13 of 22 people (59%) 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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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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
This game is really good, but there're no updates since 2015, it has some bugs and clunky mechanics I would love to recomend it, but the game is dead.

The game is playable, but the controls and mechanics feels really unfinish, like if they never actually test it, zombie players have so much advantage since aiming is really hard, if a zombie player move in zig-zag and jump or crunch, it's almost imposible for a player to kill it and zombies have like x4 times the stamina of a player, for new players this might be frustrating. Melee weapons are really hard to learn to use, first, if you have a fire axe and a zombie has 1 arm, you would expect to at least have some range advantage over the zombie, but no, since zombies don't get pushed by melee weapons, you can hit the zombie and if you don't move quick enough he might hit you too, I'm not saying this is "imposible to master" but it feels like I'm triying to fist fight a zombie, ho! and melee weapons hits use your stamina, so you can't spam swings, but zombies can run and attack.

The other thing that bothers me a lot is the GUI, it's so unfinished, if you're playing with a friend or two and any of them turns his/her light on, then it's really hard to aim, the light cone is really strong for other players but not for the one using it so if someone aim with light to the zombies you might have a really bad time aiming to the head. Light bouncing while playing is another big problem in long term, light reflects from ground like if it was a mirror, so is often really hard to "look around for things" since you can't actually see the things in the floor, This might or not afect you depending on your eyes, but for me, I can't play for more than and hour or two, because of the light effects.

The game is overall really good, the "real aspect of the game" is really good made, like the limitted ammo, health and resources, the ambient is really good and it makes you feel that you're there escaping from real zombies, but the lack of content and the high price (9.99 usd at the moment) makes it a bad game, they could easily make it a good zombie game, with a simple tutorial, campain mode with a little back storry in game and easy to host co-op game, charge 2.99 usd and make it a great indie game, but they didn't...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
This game is very bad unless your in a game with friends. Try and make a private server it crashes your game. Join a public game all the other people just camp in a corner with their ♥♥♥♥ in there hand then your the zombie where all you do is break down doors and die in one bullet. Nearly the end of the game you have the guy in the corner with his ♥♥♥♥ in his hand and the other guy trying to find him and he's the one that dies by the zombies because he's moving.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
You are better off playing the free on steam "No More Room in Hell"



this game has 0-dev support and is dead.
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Shannon011999
15.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Good game;3
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JoeMaMa
8.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Really underated game its amaze
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League of Cards
20.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Don't buy this game less you have enough friends to play with, 3~6 would be a good number.
The servers are desserted, no one plays this game.
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Alesword
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
This game was really dissapointing to me, on top of it it causes huge headaches... Not only me?
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PoPPa
9.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
My friend told me Valve made this when it came out
Im Dylexic
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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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