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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (8,898 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013

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"It feels more like a first-person multiplayer Resident Evil 2 than Left 4 Dead."
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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
Helpful customer reviews
262 of 355 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
A clunky zombie survival horror game with extremely delayed patches and DLC that had been promised, with numerous developers leaving the company and with a manchild developer falsely banning people from the games steam forums for expressing discontent with the games current state and the development cycle. As for the game, it is dated visually, has extremely bad movement controls, has really bad gunplay, and allows for easily exploitable maps in which most people just camp in one spot. Also, the player counts at peak times are abysmally low (lower than 50 sometimes) Avoid like the plague.
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274 of 377 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Originally I gave this game a positive review because of it's potential and it's survival horror elements/gameplay. My friends and I had a lot of fun playing this game even with the limited number of maps/overall content.

However, I'm changing my review due to the communication between the developer and its community. The developer for this game cannot take constructive criticism. How these guys deal with this is awful. I'm not upset about the wait for the new content. I understand it's free which is great. I am upset that they deal with their customers so poorly.

Pass on this game.
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A developer has responded on May 3 @ 9:45pm
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74 of 97 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Honestly it was real fun. I loved it. Mostly because I thought there would be more content. Instead they randomly just said eh its finished. Left all the bugs too. So yah spend 20 dollars to play like 5 maybe 6 maps on a few different playlists. You'll get bored. The only updates on the news is about them going to game events like they are a big game industry. This game gets a 5/10 in my view.
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Don't get this game until they add a kick vote system. Griefers and trolls dominate this game.
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107 of 164 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Contagion is an action FPS involving everyone's favourite fictional creature, the zombie. Your aim in every match is to survive as long as possible and in some matches survive long enough to get an evac and if you're unlucky enough to be killed by the zombie horde you become one of them with the goal of killing the survivors. With ammo and weapons being very hard to come by how you use your ammo is of upmost importance.

+Nice graphics
+You get to play as survivors and zombies
+There are quite a few characters, each with their own backstory
+Quite a few different weapons, ranged and melee
+You can board up windows and doors to slow down advancing zombies
+Good soundtrack
+Headshots are one hit kill apart from on riot zombies, headshots are very satisfying
+You can play singleplayer or mutliplayer
+Workshop support

-Gets repetitive quickly and with no progression system it has very little replay value
-Hardly any players online
-Zombies don't look great, they're basically just grey humans covered in blood
-Some of the maps are very confusing
-Some maps don't have melee weapons so you're screwed if you run out of ammo

Verdict:
6

It's a fun zombie game but with little replayability this game is only worth getting if you're playing with friends and you get it on sale.

El K.
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