Survivor Squad is a Strategy Action game where you control a Squad of up to four survivors and guide them through a highly randomized world looking for supplies to aid you on your journey. Scavenge for supplies in every corner of every building, craft your gear, pick your skills and loadout while keeping your Squad alive by covering...
User reviews: Mixed (302 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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October 14

Survivor Squad v1.14 - Free update with a new campaign, The Great Escape!

Just updated with a free brand new campaign, The Great Escape!
Can you fight your way through this place filled with action and devious traps while keeping your Survivor Squad alive?

Compare your score with your friends to see who is the best Survivor!



Survivor Squad v1.14 - 14/10/14

* Added The Great Escape gauntlet, a free extra campaign filled with action and devious traps!
* Massive performance improvements!
* Fixed camera on options buttons
* Added Cancel Move keybind
* Fixed Bank Visual cleared/looted indicators bug
* Rebalanced Jailed Heart difficulty
* Added day bonus exp

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July 7

Survivor Squad v1.13 and Steam Demo

Survivor Squad v1.13 - 07/07/14

* Improved button look for machines that can't handle AA
* Fixed issue with Motion Sensor on extremely low framerates
* Fixed issue with Shooting on extremely low framerates
* Various performance improvements
* Added Anti-Aliasing to Video Options
* Added Stop voice spam to Audio Options

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Reviews

“Survivor Squad gives a new-and-unique look at the survival-horror genre with a top-down, tactical approach to combat and zombie-slaying.”
Gamers Nexus

“Despite its ‘simple’ looks it is packed with a great atmosphere”
Dark Side Of Gaming

“A pretty fun game overall with some interesting game mechanics especially that line of sight and RTS control”
Ziggy

About This Game

Survivor Squad is a Strategy Action game where you control a Squad of up to four survivors and guide them through a highly randomized world looking for supplies to aid you on your journey.

Scavenge for supplies in every corner of every building, craft your gear, pick your skills and loadout while keeping your Squad alive by covering every corner and moving as a group.

It is a game that encourages quick thinking and fast paced play since you need to pay attention to all of your squad mates. If you leave someone behind, chances are they will be pounced on and die. Move as a Squad and cover every corner.

Four game modes: Campaign, Survival, Death Lab and Multiplayer.

Features:
  • Top down 2D Strategy Action
  • Use Melee weapons to take down enemies silently or go guns blazing
  • Scavenge buildings for materials to craft your gear
  • Equip Gadgets to assist you in combat
  • Highly randomized world providing infinite possibilities
  • Capture Infected buildings and defend them from the horde
  • Several types of Special Infected that must be dealt with quickly
  • Rename your Survivors to have a more intense personal experience
  • Four game modes: Campaign, Survival, Death Lab and Multiplayer.

Gameplay:
Control your Squad with the mouse carefully planning where each Survivor goes to and where to look. The Survivors have a limited view range so it is vital to ensure you are looking where the infected will most likely come from.

Certain events require you to move around a building while fighting off a horde, you must keep a close eye on your squad or they will perish one by one.

Various types of Special Infected have abilities such as Blinding Powder or Acid Pool that encourage you to quickly move your Survivors while making sure they are never alone

In campaign mode you can capture infected buildings that generate resources but must be defended from horde invasions


Campaign:
Play through a highly randomized world following a simple storyline with unique events and a conclusion.

Survival:
Score based mode, go through as many randomly generated buildings as you can never looking back.

Death Lab:
Equip your Survivor Squad with a limited budget and take them through a collapsed Lab. Good micro management of your Squad is essential to your survival.

Multiplayer:
The new Multiplayer mode is a 1v1 scenario (Online/LAN) where one player controls the Survivors and another player controls the Infected. The Survivors must reach the extraction zone and the Infected must stop them by spawning various types of Infected around them. Will the survivors reach their extraction zone alive and well or will they be devoured along the way? It's up to you!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz Code 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz Code 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse with Secondary click enabled
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux, version 10.10 or later
    • Processor: 1.7Ghz Code 2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 3850 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyGmyNjE6Xg&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA

Survivor Squad, is a top down scavenger quest. It starts on a bad foot, as every map you play is poorly lit and at nighttime, the bad camera angle does the game no favors either. It does not have day rotations and and the view gets annoying the more you play. It tries to cover up how ugly or bare bones it by hiding in the darkness, and while that may work for a short time, you see the same map layout so many times it gets old fast.

Even through it says it's random what it has to pick from is so small that every time it feels the same. Combat with melee is mostly useless, yes you can kill silently but the enemy will keep respawning in many maps until you complete a task. That means the more you melee the more you get injured, and that would be fine if there was a better looting system in the game. You never find items of use and you can't trade items, only buy. Nor can you use your items to increase the outposts you build. While you may find blueprints to craft you do not find items such as armor or better weapons, which makes looting a chore rather than fun.

The combat controls are frustrating as you are limited to control up to four members. If a zombie gets close to your south point the people in the north will turn and shoot south leaving the zombies in the north to get closer. They do not turn around or have any way to accurately keep their focus fire, in one direction.

It becomes a chore of go to map, see same layout and same combat, fight, loot and move on as the game does not respect your time. I can not find myself to recommend this game. Thanks for your viewership and support for more videos check click here. http://www.youtube.com/user/SocioPyscho
Posted: August 13
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23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful
39.2 hrs on record
This is a fun game, but good luck finding anyone to play multiplayer. You can technically spend as long as you like with single player, building up safehouses, resources, and survivors to fight the infected onslaught. Otherwise, you can just burn through this game in a few hours -- you only need to kill the "brain bug" type of monster to win, so you can leave plenty of areas uncleared before completing the game.

If you want a moderately challenging single-player campaign, pick this up when it is on sale. $5 or less is my recommendation.
Posted: July 8
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Very fun - I've only played it SP which can be a little tricky, but imagine MP would make this a really fun game - time to convince my friends to buy it.
Posted: August 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Keeps you heart pumping :) Dispite what other people say , i really like the atmosphere and the gameplay !
Posted: August 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
2D version of Left 4 Dead
It's worth to play
But it doesnt have enough potatoes

7/10
Posted: October 1
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368 of 398 people (92%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
The trailer sums up why this game is awesome. 4 person squad that you take with you to clear buildings from zombies, total awesomeness!

But... The game isn't complete yet. It's not even close. And they don't reply to any questions, bug reports or anything. Looks like they got their money and ran off like so many indie dev's nowadays.

Update:
I made a huge bug report topic where I posted every bug I could find over a month ago. I also sent them an official bug report using the form they made for it. Then after not hearing anything from them I sent them an e-mail asking wether or not they were ever going to finish the game. They responded that it's done in their eyes. After stating that many attacks go through walls they replied that attacks are suppósed to go through windows. Are you guys even reading my e-mails?

Pretty much everybody who has ever played this game disagrees with the statement that this game is completed. I guess they just confirmed that they took our money and then ran off.
Do not support these developers!

Update:
After a long time I started playing again two or three times for an hour this week and it was remarkably bugless. (I didn't reinstall windows, steam or the game and I'm pretty sure there wasn't an update, so there was no reason for the gameplay to improve.)

I stand by what I said before, but if you are in luck and everything works as it was planned it sure is a lot of fun. Also using cheats can help. I always get ♥♥♥♥ed when a zombie does a special attack through a wall, but I just give all my guys Kevlar to compensate for the damage they shouldn't take. Makes it all a lot less frustrating.
Posted: December 5, 2013
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