This is the world after a zombie apocalypse in which the main characters have to go through many perils. It is a story about ordinary people who, when faced with danger, decided not to run away from it, but to fight back. As the story goes along, you will learn what caused the disaster and help other survivors to overcome its aftermath.
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Release Date: Oct 30, 2014

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August 16

Update 17 August

First of all, we're glad to announce that our new game I am weapon: reivval now fully released. Please, take a look if you haven't seen it yet:

And starting from today we’re switching to Steam servers. It means that every time you’re playing in co-op mode, you’ll be using Steam server network instead of just a bunch of the servers we had.
This will ensure greater stability and smooth performance.

We’ve also made it possible for you to create gaming sessions available to all the other players and not just your friends.

Other improvements:
  • DirectX 11 compatibility
  • Game objects causing lags when loading now optimized
  • Dead zones settings for gamepad available

Bugs fixed:
  • Issue with the credits menu after game completion - fixed
  • Crystal counter for DESPERADO achievement now seen on the Achievements page
  • DLC score now also counted towards HARDCORE and HIGH FLYER achievements
  • MASTER OF DEFENSE counter now stable
  • N'Aliens DLC: “Hack the lock” mission bug after entering the Red Room now fixed

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About This Game

An artificial nano-virus has wiped out humanity almost completely turning all humans into a mob of deadly mutilated zombies. Only a few people managed to survive and you are one of them!

The main features of the game:
- A fresh look at a zombie apocalypse story
- Robotized zombies infected by a nano-virus
- Lots of enemies who are different from each other not only in their appearance but also in behavior
- Random gameplay generation: each battle is different
- Several protagonists each with their own specialization
- Tons of devastating weapons and special abilities that can help you out in any sort of trouble
- Massive turrets in addition to your arsenal
- A thrilling plot and a long journey from an ordinary town to a place that’s hard to imagine
- The survival mode where you can challenge yourself to stay alive in the Pandemonium and compete with other Steam players.
- And of course a true post-apocalyptic atmosphere!

This is the world after a zombie apocalypse in which the main characters have to go through many perils. It is a story about ordinary people who, when faced with danger, decided not to run away from it, but to fight back. As the story goes along, you will learn what caused the disaster and help other survivors to overcome its aftermath. You will discover how this event has affected the world. But can you reverse the outcome of the catastrophe and give the new world a chance to arise on the ruins of the old one?

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD2900 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1.4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD7770 or GeForce GTX 650 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1.4 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.9.3
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVidia of ATI
    • Storage: 1.2 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.9.3
    • Processor: 2,4 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI
    • Storage: 1.2 GB available space
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I had this game installed in my PC and never went back to it for a long time. Now I remember why. The game is glitchy. It has bad camera angles where if you go to the edge of the map, the level begins to stutter. The enemies are a bunch of bullet sponges. More than half the time you can't tell what you are shooting at or if you are dealing any damage. The graphics are passable for something that looks like out of the n64 or ps1 era. The gameplay is very repetitive. I remember this game being 60fps. With the recent update this game got, the frame rate looks like it dipped into the 12 to 15 range. I'm playing this on a computer that is well above handling this sort of game. From what I read from other reviews is that this game is unplyable on anything above Windows 7. Now I'm playing this on a Windows 7 operating system, it's playable to a point. I can't even imagine how bad this game looks like on a Win 8 or 10 PC. Avoid this game. It's a 4/10 for me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Do not buy, save $8
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314 of 455 people (69%) found this review helpful
209 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I bought this game for two of my friends and I.

Now all three of us hate me.
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57 of 67 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
This game is a blast! A friend convinced me to buy this so we could co-op together and I had my doubts. I wasnt looking for insane graphics all I wanted was something fun that worked with no glitches. This game delivered. Its just straight up fun to shoot the hell out of the creative enemys. Loads of progression and replay value here. Your constintly trying to keep the horde at by while picking up as much cash as possible for that next upgrade. Its good old fashion shoot em up fun.
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
A capable and more importantly fun twin stick shooter with tower defense elements and imaginative monster design. Includes a sketch and text based narrative tied to a full location based campaign that attempts to imbue the player with immersion. Store based system using in game currency allows for purchases and upgrades of weapons, armors, abilities and turrets. Levels include set pieces and reward based mission based objectives. Has multiple difficultly levels, the most difficult of which will test your skills and abilities.

Responding to a friend of mine who is a fan of Nation of Red. My opinion is that Guns n Zombies is more functional and has more elements which renders the game more distinguishable. I'll enumerate to make my point.

- Turret placement
- In game in level currency for purchasing and placing turrets providing a tower defense flavor.
- Sketch and text based story tied to a location based campaign.
- Store for purchasing and upgrading weapons.
- Exploratory elements make levels not just about surviving but about exploring.
- Imaginative monster design. Actually where are the zombies ? Guns n Monsters is more appropriate, however the unique monster designs provide for an indelible experience.
- Set pieces.

Nation of Red can be categorized as a rogue like twin stick where Guns n Zombies is a campaign based twin stick. Both excellent games which every twin stick fan can enjoy.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2015
Guns N Zombies is a money hoarding, tower building, and mutant popping survival game with much more emphasis on the shooting than on tower defense. It takes roughly 6 hours to go through the first time and is actually pretty heavy on the graphics so it will heat up your computer despite being an indie game. The game definitely has its problems but it’s worth it to play if you enjoy horde survival games and are looking for a cheap one to kill some time. 7/10

Guns N Zombies’ story is pretty thin, and is told through short cutscenes at the start of each mission. Some sort of disaster happens in the not too distant future, related to biological testing and cybernetic implants. It results in the world being overrun with zombies, but the truth is they’re more like the creatures in Killing Floor, since almost all of them are cyborg creations and only about 1% of them are actually zombies.

Gameplay is third person isometric perspective, similar to the Diablo games, but with all guns and no melee attacks. This means you can get surrounded pretty easily, especially near the beginning of the game. When you kill an enemy there’s a chance they’ll drop a blue crystal, which is the “money” of the game. The more powerful enemies drop more crystals, but I didn’t realize until about halfway through the game that there seems to be a limit of how many crystals can exist at once. This means you need to pick up the ones on the ground if you want more to appear, otherwise you’ll be killing enemies, and nothing will drop. Between missions you can spend your crystals on upgrades such as body armor, better weapons, and upgrades to your turrets. Also bear in mind that you have a character level, which limits what equipment you have access to. Most of the gear you can buy has a level requirement, and the levels don’t actually have any other benefit (you don’t get stronger when you level up, you just get the ability to buy better gear).

The “tower defense” part of the game is actually pretty limited. Each mission only has a few places where you can actually place a tower (referred to as turrets), and you have a “cool down” between placing and upgrading the towers. This means you can’t just lay down a huge number of towers and expect them to protect you. You place a tower, and you can’t upgrade or place a new one for about 30 seconds. This means that you’re going to need to fight for yourself about 90% of the game, don’t count on the towers to save you. There are 2 character classes that you can choose from at the start of the game, a fighter class and an engineer class. The fighter has more health and can have 3 special abilities (you buy these). The engineer can create more and stronger towers. I’ll grant you that some of these high level engineer towers are pretty awesome (black hole cannon!), but the 30 second cool down is a real party pooper. In many levels the enemies spawn endlessly, so you’re not just waiting 30 seconds, you’re fighting for your life while waiting for it.

+Nice graphics and some cool enemies and weapons. There are also some boss fights but they mostly consist of running away as you shoot backwards at a giant monster chasing you.
+I really like games where you have the opportunity to grind for money and buy upgrades (so you can become more powerful than you’re “supposed” to be). Guns N Zombies lets you replay missions as many times as you want so you can get more crystals for upgrades. I’m pretty sure you can beat the game only buying like 3 weapons out of 20 or so. You certainly will not have a high enough level to buy the most powerful guns without replaying missions A LOT.

-There is very very little documentation for this game online. I couldn’t find much information other than the game’s steam discussion page. This is a real problem because the game does not have a tutorial or even an option screen to see key bindings. I don’t need to change the key configuration; I just want to know what they are!
-The grind for money can get tedious by the end. Yes I like grinding for money, but if you want the most powerful guns in the game you really need to replay the same levels over about 50 times. I ended up buying the most powerful rocket launcher, and it was almost exactly the same as the second most powerful, it just had a larger clip. A waste of about an hour of grinding since there’s no save/load to undo the purchase and try something else. On the plus side, all that grinding gave me about 80% of the game’s Steam achievements.

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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Excellent and pretty addictive top-down shooter.
+ 3 different characters (the last one, if you buy the dlc, which I strongly suggest you to do, since it gives a bunch of cool weapons, some new levels, new enemies and costs only 4€ without a discount...)
+ Great variety of weapons, armors and special skills to buy and upgrade.
+ Many different turrets, especially if you choose the mechanic -with whom you'll be able to try quite a lot of combinations- which gives a mild strategic tone in the gameplay, too.
+ Hordes of zombies (and alliens with the dlc) to slay (personal favorite the reapers who in groups can be very difficult to kill without losing hp), plus 3 cool but not very difficult bosses (1 with the dlc).
+ Good variety of levels and different locations.
+ The graphics are nice, and the sounds are good, too.
+ Frantic and mindless zombie/alien smashing is always fun and relaxing :)
+ The survival mode.

+/- If you want to gain every achievement you will need to do a lot of grinding.
+/- The story is not original and quite uninteresting, but a ok excuse to start killing everything moving around you.

- Some minor bugs here and there.
- Sometimes there are problems with the pathfinding and the character gets stuck in front of invisible objects.
- I think the electric rifles (added with the dlc) are a lot overpowered than the others, because, although they don't fire at a big distance, they do massive amounts of damage to the enemies near the character and from the time I bought the most expensive (and coolest) weapon of this category, every other seemed quite useless.
- The game even in hell difficulty is pretty easy and I don't remember being killed by the enemies more than 10 times (most of them were in the last boss which is pretty tough and all of the other deaths were because I fell into the void many times in the last levels).

Recommended to every fan of mindless top-down shooting even at the original price, although in the latest November sales the package with the dlc costed only 1€ which is a great offer considering it'll give you about 10 hours of gameplay if you want to complete the story with all the characters and a lot more if you want to gain all achievements.
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76 of 124 people (61%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
Guns n Zombies is a top down shooter in which you fight, you guessed it, Zombies. You fight hoards and hoards of them. This game was released in late 2014.

You control one of two playable characters, one seems to be more of a standard run and gun character whilst the other is more of an engineer. You have two weapon slots in which you can customize which weapons you can carry by buying different ones via the upgrade shop. The currency that is used drops from various different zombies as you mow your way through the hoards. Your character also has a special abilities, which have a timed cool down, and these again can be upgraded through the shop. This game also tries to add in a little bit of tower defense mechanics too, each level has a number of different "build points" - where you can build your turrets, ranging from explosive cannons, to machine guns, or just something as simple as a slowing down sort of turret. To me this feature seemed a little bit pointless as it didn't really add anything to the game for me.

The controls are very simple. WASD to move around, mouse to shoot, and the number keys for your special abilities. To me this seemed like the best option over using a controller, but some may prefer to play twin stick shooters on a game pad.

Graphically I felt like Guns n Zombies was not really up to par, it just looked dated and run down. Most of the textures were certainly not high res, animations look a bit weird, and environments just looked bland and boring if I am honest. All of the menus were also in a strange aspect ratio that I had never seen before. They looked like they were made for the hard of hearing.

I am going to be honest, I lost track of the story about half way through - the game does a really bad job of explaining what is going on, it's all in sort of a Power point presentation show in between each level, and offers no clues on what is actually happening. For me to ended up getting to the end with no idea as to what had transpired.

The difficulty in Guns n Zombies is actually pretty high. I was finding my self dying on the early levels, and often found my self having to go back to the previous stage just to earn more currency so I could buy the next weapon up. For me, that is just a badly designed way of doing it. I shouldn't be made to replay the content I have just done in this type of game - I could understand it in an MMO of sorts, but not a twin stick shooter like this.

A playthrough on single player took me just under four hours to finish. For me that felt like way longer than I would of liked it to have. Maybe this was because I just wasn't enjoying my time playing, I don't know. Where all of the compliments and positive reviews seem to come into play, is the multiplayer co-op. Personally I wasn't able to find anyone to play with, so I was stuck with the single player. If you can get a few friends together to play, you may well have a ton more fun than on your own.

Apart from the strange aspect resolution on the menus, there are no major bugs that I encountered, everything seemed to run smoothly at the higher resolutions, which is always a plus point.

Sadly I am not going to recommend Guns n Zombies here; I just didn't have fun whilst playing it. It felt very vanilla, slow and just not fun to play. I would say that you really should not pick this up if you are planning to play it as a single player game, you probably will not have fun at all. If you are going to get one or two friends together to play co-op, sure, playing with friends makes everything better, but I can certainly see it making Guns n Zombies all together more fun. I would say pick it up if it drops below 50% off, just because it offers a good pick up and play feel, but nothing more than that.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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34 of 50 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2, 2014
If you're into games like dead nation you will probably like this game. But that being said it's not much of a story you basically just clear out levels by killing waves of zombies. For 5 bucks it's a pretty fun game and it is early access so there is plenty of room for improvement.
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2014
"Plants vs Zombies" tell us a story how flowers could save your life. This game will tell you how weapon could do the same. It has a tower defense elements, nice level design and growing challenge.
Definitely, this game is worth to be added in my collection. And I still wait for multiplayer to play in coop.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
not bad at all. But I dont understand why there is no Local-Coop in this game !
This game would work perfectly as a 4-player-local-coop couch skirmish game.

So please developers ! Put a local coop mode to this game !
Its worth doing it !
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3.5 hrs
Posted: October 10
Any zombie game like this 99% time is spent shooting the enemies. Problem is, the gun play is not fun, there is no power behind the shots. Valid tactic: press left mouse button until mobs dead - thats not fun.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
The controls are buged, the game is boring. It was the worst choice ever.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
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Jk its not that bad...
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2.7 hrs
Posted: September 13
not recommended. cant finish the mission with these many bugs :/
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 12
lots of glitches here folks....
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67.8 hrs
Posted: September 12
Wow, I thought this was a great game, but having had an issue that was handled lightning fast by a very adept developer...I'd say its probably one of the better gaming xp's I've had this year. !! out of 10 for great effort on the part ofa diligent developer.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: September 12
this game is unplayable on windows 10 pro after recent update. it always gets stuck on loading screen. do not buy...
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