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 (179 reviews) - 59% of the 179 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (10,592 reviews) - 75% of the 10,592 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013

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April 29

Fiday Frenzy stream and giveaway. LIVE NOW!



O look what time it is, it's time for 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

The Bundle Stars bundle is still going strong. The price has gone up after the 72 hour early bird special. The price however is still insane, if you have not picked up this bundle you need to do yourself a favor and grab it.




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Indie Sunday

Join David "GingerWookie" Sundays as he streams & gives away copies of the Indies we play each week.

This weeks game is:

The Red Solstice
http://store.steampowered.com/app/265590/


Sunday from Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00) Check out this Sunday's games! The first of these was suggested by you.


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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April 22

Friday Frenzy! LIVE NOW!



Welcome bsck to Friday, it is once again time for 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

The Bundle Stars bundle is still going on. The price has gone up after the 72 hour early bird special. The price however is still insane, if you have not picked up this bundle you need to do yourself a favor and grab it.




Don't forget to catch our-

Indie Sunday

Join David "GingerWookie" Sundays as he streams & gives away copies of the Indies we play each week.

Sunday from Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00) Check out this Sunday's games! The first of these was suggested by you.


Weekly Streaming Schedule
  • Contagious Gaming
    • Tuesday :: Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Wednesday :: Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight PST (GMT - 08:00)
    • Thursday :: Noon - 4PM & 8PM - Midnight 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (179 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (10,592 reviews)
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Disher
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
TROLLS TROLLS EVERYWHERE!!!!!
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desty
( 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 few seconds of gameplay.

RIP Contagion :(
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HUSKER
( 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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Insomniac(o_O)
( 84.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This is pretty much the only other zombie killin' FPS I play other than L4D2. I would say L4D2 is better, but they both have their charms. Pick it up on sale sometime.
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Mars
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
SET UP A PERIMETER
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LordFell
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Played an extraction game alone to learn the controls. Everyone was killed.

10/10 would die in five minutes again
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njungesg
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This games is acutally very fun. I've enjoyed ours of fun alone and on multiplayer. I would definitely recomend this game to anybody who is into the more traditional head-shot zombie titles.
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R.I.P-ER #Temo'iz'Here
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I suggest all of you to dont spend your money on this game, its So boaring game, dont thing that you'll have fun and enjoy gameing cuz it has good Trailers and gameplay videos, this game is Horriable
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kikazzez (╹ェ╹)
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Game is good, but I really don't recommend buying it since Tastur0, leading developer, is a total ♥♥♥♥.
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Redrusty66
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
+ The game itself is challenging and feels more realistic than other games of this genre like Left 4 Dead, as you really have to conserve ammo and you must aim for headshots
+ Quite a few gamemodes with a variety of unique objectives
+ Flatline which is a wave-based survival mode is my favorite as it truly tests your skill and feels very rewarding as you get further and unlock new sections of the map
+ Online multiplayer generally up to 4 players with a good community
+ Background music, ambient sounds, and dark environments really adds to the emotional tension and overall horror as zombies come for you.
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EnjoYツ
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
So basically I bought this game few days ago and now I decided to give it a go but guess what... This s**t doesn't even work! I've ♥♥♥♥ing basically wasted all my day trying to fix it/getting it to work/Reading Forums & whatever else. These 5 minutes that I have on record are also made by just running the game over and over and over again...
THIS GAME JUST DOESN'T WORK!
Don't waste your money!
- Bye
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Zero Cool
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Great game, really needs more players.

Nothing like Left 4 Dead.
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P00DIN P0P
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I wrote a positive review for this game but i decided to revoke it because as i played it more and more i realized something. This game is basically ZOMBIES ♥♥♥♥ YOUR ♥♥♥ AND TRAP YOU WHILE THE BASH BUTTON BARELY ♥♥♥♥ING WORKS. E.T FOR ATARI WORKED BETTER THAN THIS GAME AND ITS ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ A.I.
1/10 the most unlikeable "Beta" ive ever played.
Just plain out.... ♥♥♥♥ this game
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CHENG
( 35.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
worked for awhile, cannot load library content, tried all the possible fixes i could find, nothing works i give up.


i really did enjoy this game but unfortunately the lack of fixes for such an annoying issue just stops me from playing.

dont buy this game. dont waste your time.
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Rawsberry
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
They abandoned this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game a long time ago and have treated some of their workers bad, they're are still bugs from early access, which let me remind you was 3 god damn years ago. The official group is just a way for the dev Tatsur0 to spam his ♥♥♥♥♥♥ "Friday frenzy" stream that he does all the time, there's no players on the game as well anymore and I highly reccondmend spending your money elsewhere.

Have fun flagging my review Tatsur0. :)
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GAGMR
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This game has some interesting PVP elements but it does kind of get old after a while. Hunting other people while trying to survive a zombie apocolypse is where I got the most enjoyment out of the game.
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RN 4153
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Hardest zombie game ever!
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Rose
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
So far it sucks. Haven't been able to create a room for friends to join. Other players kill you turning you into a zombie when you try to make campaign mode. Looks nothing like the video for the game. Seemed it was an interactive game with decent graphics. Oh and good luck when killing a zombie. Even when you are pointing at their head they don't die. The aim on sights are off or something. Shooting experience is clumsy and innacurate.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
90.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
This game has a lot of potential but the developers sadly could not take advantage of that potential and left the game with many annoying and game experience breaking bugs and glitches.

The game had a huge potential and hope when it came to modding community but sadly the developer broke workshop at some point and didnt fix it for a long time which resulted in the very few modders that it had, to leave and never come back, as well as potential new modders were driven away from it.

The game has a game experience devastating glitch (which is easy to fix but developer dont take time to do so) which causes the zombies AI to stop attacking you. To give you a better meaning of this glitch I will demonstrate to you a recent situation that happened to me. I was walking back to a sewer entrance after I acquired gas mask (so I could enter the sewer) and I was attacked by suprise by a horde of zombies. I was thrilled as the situation seemed very desperate and I had to put up a good fight to survive. Yeah.... until I runned into an dead end on a balcony which I found to be a good spot to make a last stand, and it turned out that zombies dont attack me there like there was an invisible wall. I could shoot them all while they stood like a herd of sheeps. And such 'areas' are present in game throughout the maps people report them but developer dont fix them.

What is more, the zombies lack variety, there is of course more then 10 skins (or even 15) but still you get situation where 3 exact looking zombies attack you and overall you have a feeling of fighting an army of zombie clones.... sorry but a zombie game which has slow pace, should at least 50. Plus animations are pretty bad.

I would recommend the game for it pros as it has quite few, but I cant seeing how developer has stopped support and the game is left to root I cant, the reasons stated above are just not acceptable to recommend the game
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Can`t play this game to the end. Me or my online friend always crash in a middle of a game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
They abandoned this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game a long time ago and have treated some of their workers bad, they're are still bugs from early access, which let me remind you was 3 god damn years ago. The official group is just a way for the dev Tatsur0 to spam his ♥♥♥♥♥♥ "Friday frenzy" stream that he does all the time, there's no players on the game as well anymore and I highly reccondmend spending your money elsewhere.

Have fun flagging my review Tatsur0. :)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
staying true and following in the foot steps of every other zombie survival horror genre game out there,
it gets released in a very unpolished form,
the player base diminishes rapidly because of this & eventually becomes abandoned by the development team..

a true zombie survival classic...
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
(disclaimer. This review will not review the actual game, it will review the inactivity and my personal thoughts about the game's state) Oh sweet, sweet nostalgia. I remember this game, back when it was active. It was an amazing game honestly. I still get the temptation to visit it in hopes of some kind of activity. I know I'll be disapointed. I know I'll waste my time waiting for it to load, but I'm going to try. Maybe something lucky will happen and I'll find some people to talk to. This game is to inactive to be fun anymore. Oh wait, I forgot I uninstalled it. I remember me and a few other survivors grouping up in one room hoping we could survive the swarms of walkers. I remember playing with friends on this game. It was good but not anymore.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
a fairly DECENT game. It becomes quite repetitive if your familiar with the source engine. I would reccommend this if you're interested in the zombie/survival category and have friends who are willing to play with you, otherwise, save your money
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
tier0.dll makes the game crash all the time.
No support whatsoever, impossible to contact the the team for help, so I basically just threw my money in the trash.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
so, up front this game tries to do what L4D does, only realistically. depending on the difficulty, you can have

A: plenty of supplies/minimal zombies

or

B: you get two bullets per player and only headshots can kill the massive endless hoarde of zombies.

the inventory system does help to promote teamwork as you can only carry 4 items at a time. this includes healthkits, keys, flashlight, and weapons. sharing is caring in this game because you will run out of ammo. the accuracy of most weapons is a bit..touchy, but overall a headshot is a guarenteed kill. just be careful because every hit from a zombie has a chance of infection (server preference) and once a player zombie spawns, the difficulty cap starts to kick in.

because of the accuracy issues of the weapons + the sometimes laggy servers, player zombies have the run of the field and most other players will give up just to restart the round.

maps are usually a form of escape mode or "hostage rescue" where the players work to get from point A to point B with certain map variations (randomly generated objectives or closed off paths which force going a different way.) as much as one would thing this would help with the repetitive nature of the game....it doesn't. you'll still be doing the same thing over and over, but in a different path. the game is probably the most terrifying when played solo, but it's also the most difficult if you don't know what you're doing or where to go.

speaking of navigation, all you get is a phone giving you a general location to move to and a waypoint marker that has a hot or cold proximity counter. the instructions aren't always clear so get ready to be lost and confused for your first playthrough. objectives and instructions are given through a sort of text message system by one of the player characters (or just texting yourself solo) while realistic, it can be distracting to try and read your phone while being attacked.

there is a multiplayer versus mode as well, which is a deathmatch scenario with zombies thrown in for fun, but those servers are hardly ever populated.

overall it's an ambitious title that tries too hard to be realistic. you'll enjoy it for about a week unless you're a true co op zombie fan.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
With only 30 minutes of playtime, It's not worth the 10 bucks. Time to uninstall.

Not Recommended
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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 few seconds of gameplay.

RIP Contagion :(
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Even developers from the games are down voting this. Back to L4D 2.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This game is finished, but sadly, is DEAD servers lack any players,, and the online gameplay could be alot better, havent played it in a while tho...DONT GET IT.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Dead as a doorknob.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
what about this game .. it is so complex at movements but it has a great realism that u have to shoot a zombie in the head to kill him .. if u have some cash to throw away , well try this game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
A Zombie Survival Shooter
https://youtu.be/GGPaZ3bRwy4
https://youtu.be/SiyfLccyBTs
+ The game itself is challenging and feels more realistic than other games of this genre like Left 4 Dead, as you really have to conserve ammo and you must aim for headshots
+ Quite a few gamemodes with a variety of unique objectives
+ Flatline which is a wave-based survival mode is my favorite as it truly tests your skill and feels very rewarding as you get further and unlock new sections of the map
+ Online multiplayer generally up to 4 players with a good community
+ Background music, ambient sounds, and dark environments really adds to the emotional tension and overall horror as zombies come for you.

- The controls along with latency to the servers makes aiming quite difficult at times, the sensitivity in particular seems to be a bit all over the place and it can be hard to adjust to a decent setting (especially when using a controller)
- To play online with friends you have to join servers that are mostly hosted by others unless you plan on port forwarding, this can be frusterating at times as servers tend to fill up quickly and can be all over the world which may result in high ping. At one point no servers even showed up for a game mode I wanted to play. You can always play alone but the game is designed for 4 players.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
So far it sucks. Haven't been able to create a room for friends to join. Other players kill you turning you into a zombie when you try to make campaign mode. Looks nothing like the video for the game. Seemed it was an interactive game with decent graphics. Oh and good luck when killing a zombie. Even when you are pointing at their head they don't die. The aim on sights are off or something. Shooting experience is clumsy and innacurate.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
So basically I bought this game few days ago and now I decided to give it a go but guess what... This s**t doesn't even work! I've ♥♥♥♥ing basically wasted all my day trying to fix it/getting it to work/Reading Forums & whatever else. These 5 minutes that I have on record are also made by just running the game over and over and over again...
THIS GAME JUST DOESN'T WORK!
Don't waste your money!
- Bye
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Clean looking game, easy to head shoot zombies follower phone map to dest nothing happened.... nothing is distructable including glass windows and lights. got board, Uninstalled,
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