Over 9000 Zombies! is top-down arcade action blown out of all reasonable proportions. An endless horde of zombies is coming your way, how long can you survive?
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2015

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“...it’s incredibly enjoyable throughout. If you want to kill some zombies and have simple fun, then give this game a chance.”
4 / 5 – Big Red Barrel

“A great co-op title and for fans of twin-stick shooters and massive zombie killing, this is a must.”
8 / 10 – Select Button

“Over 9000 Zombies! is a great game for those who just want to massacre zombies endlessly and see how long they can survive.”
8.6 / 10 – Sirus Gaming

About This Game

Over 9000 Zombies! is top-down arcade action blown out of all reasonable proportions. An endless horde of zombies is coming your way, how long can you survive?




So you might have already sussed out that there’s a lot of undead after you. To stay alive you’re going to need this arsenal of over 20 weapons. Some you might recognize but others are very experimental. Whether you want to shoot, burn, blow up or microwave the zombies there’ll be a weapon for you.




Keeping the barrel of a gun between you and the zombies is a good start but you’ll want to stay out of the open when things get especially crazy. Scavenge scrap metal to build barricades for protection and deploy automated turrets for extra crowd control.




You don’t have to go it alone. Bring both trusted friends and talented strangers into your fold and team up against the hordes with 2 player online co-op and 4 player local co-op.




This level of slaughter needs some decent beats. Using cutting edge research techniques we have been able to isolate the optimum audio for efficient undead butchery. Scratch that trigger-finger itch to the sound of intense electro-rock from Clearside.




The zombies will never stop. They’re only going to get faster and nastier. Keep your eyes peeled for flaming zombies, highly poisonous zombies, zombie animals, giant eyeballs and even the risen remains of political figures. You’re going to die out there so make sure you leave with a bang.




Create your own unique levels to test your mettle and the power of the zombie hordes. Upload them to the Steam Workshop and show the world your creations.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible.
    • Additional Notes: While in early access system requirements will fluctuate as development continues, please ensure you safely exceed the stated specifications to ensure the best experience.
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Nazi Bar Mitzvah
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
The $9.99 price is the ultimate decision for me marking this as not recommended.
I bought this game as a bundle (2 copies) on sale for $1.49, and for $1.49 I did enjoy this game for about 2 hours.

My biggest complaint is that my brother and I, on our first try, fully upgraded every single gun and survived the waves until we became overpowered and the game no longer had any challenge.
THE FIRST TRY- before we even knew how to play the game.
And it was not difficult to do.
There was no real effective strategy with the walls and the turrets, walking backwards away from the zombies while firing into them was sufficient enough to surive wave after wave.
After completing everything (upgrading guns by killing with them) the game kinda just trailed off into monotonous wave after wave of similar powered zombies that posed little threat.
And the game type or play does not change, so if I were to play again I would literally just be redoing everything I did the first game.
There was also a lot of bugging with laying down the walls, my brother and I could not see a lot of each other's walls we were placing, causing us to wall each other in to areas accidentally.

I will give the game some merit as it was a fun playthrough.
The upgrading system is a plus, and there is a leveing up system that increases your damage, HP, health pickup, ect. They did well with this.
There is a large amount of guns, maybe like 20ish. Some of them do operate very similarly though.
There is a map editor option but all that really does it change the cosmetics (which are limited), not the strategy.

Overall, the game had some good features, played smoothly, was co-op, guns/turret selection was plentiful, and you get to murder lots and lots of zombies.
However, my brother and I completely unlocked everything and did everything the game had to offer on our first try. The replay value is literally just replaying the same thing.

For the bundle price of $1.49 I can TOTALLY recommend it. $9.99 is where my negative review comes in.
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12.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
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Typhoon
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
For a survival game, this is an incredible purchase. Great weapon progression, challenging waves, and Steam workshop.
But even after all the guns and blood, the best part is still the feature where the zombies chew through walls. Makes the map much more fun, especially on the later waves when there are hordes outside your house.
Has a few bugs in 4-player split screen, but well worth your time.
I would try to get it on sale though, as it can go for cheap.
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Nomine
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
You slowly get new guns and materials to build defenses, but the expensive defenses (just like the main building walls) don't last long and are easily destroyed.

The zombies are overwhelming because tens of them spawn on top of the player and inside the main building every few seconds, forcing you to run around the screen and avoid them/their projectiles. This makes the game boring and repetitive after a while, even in co-op.

6/10
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Ash Williams
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
Gameplay gets boring very quickly. It's too repetitive.
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mimer
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
TIP: If it crashes, try to disable in game music.
Overall not very bad game, but maybe because I bought it for less than 1 euro.
I don't think I'll play it again. It's repetitive, not challenging and quite boring.
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Wowser▪
13.0 hrs
Posted: July 31
lvl 1- eziest
lvl 2- eziest
lvl ?- I wish I had friends

I wasted my time for fun, so.. Worth it.
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Xshadowz
3.6 hrs
Posted: July 23
There are indeed more than 9000 zombies. Mind the crabs.
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SwiftShadow
4.3 hrs
Posted: July 21
boring as hell
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Rockman 4 Minus Infinity
4.6 hrs
Posted: July 19
Fun until you beat all the Achievment Giving Days, then its just meh. Get it if you have nothign to do and money to throw away. Or better yet go buy some TF2 Cosmetics, better use of your money.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
lvl 1- eziest
lvl 2- eziest
lvl ?- I wish I had friends

I wasted my time for fun, so.. Worth it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Gameplay gets boring very quickly. It's too repetitive.
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66 of 88 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25, 2014
Early Access games come in all manner of different states. I would say this one is in a perfect place to be entering Early Access. The game itself is already playable and fun, but I can still see where they can add even more in the future. The co-op works flawlessly, you don't have to jump through any hoops to play with a friend. I ran into very few bugs while playing and none of them were game breaking.

Over 9000 Zombies! is a Tower Defense like game, where the thing you're defending, in essence is yourself. You can place turrets, of which there are currently 6 to choose from, you can place a block barricade, and there are roughly 20 weapons to collect. Zombies drop health, grenades, scrap (with which to build), and on the rare occasion, new weapons.

I played only co-op, but I can see it being a little difficult for someone in single player. After one play through, we found ourselves searching for a more defensible building, as well as working out strategies to survive specific zombies on later, tougher days.

I look forward to future updates. I hope to see more turret types, more maps, a map editor, perhaps more zombie types and more zombie 'bosses'.

Overall, I highly recommend it!
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40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 16, 2014
It's not bad if you're playing to reach Day 10, after that it just becomes an (easy) grind-fest. I made it to day 27 (12th place on the leaderboards for kicks) before I gave up. Once you get a powerful enough weapon, you can just stand there and hold the mouse button while using your other hand to feed your mouth with chips.

I can see this game getting a lot better, but:

Nays (as of now):
- I found very little use for most of the weapons, there's a lot, but you'll probably never use them.
- Items that give you temporary stat bonuses don't last long enough/aren't very interesting, I couldn't justify picking them up.
- Block placement is fun, but I never seemed to be able to collect enough resources to build more than 8 blocks at a time.
- Music starts to get annoying, it's not a bad track, I just wish there was more than NUNUNUNUneeeNUNUeeeeeNUNU...
- You can't be bothered to look at the UI early on, it's very small and should be more noticeable.
- The cursor/crosshair is also difficult to spot, I never know where it is after blinking.

Yays:
- The A.I works very well, I can see there is some AGGRO involved.
- Bullets don't simply go straight, there's some realism.
- Hit testing is spot on for walls/structures.
- Various mobs, the game is not limited to zombies.
- I don't regret paying $4 for this.

Basically, this is Bird's Eye Serious Sam, but the weapons will eventually need some major balancing.

Wants:
- Map Maker, especially for a tile-based game like this.
- More items: fences, mines, det-bombs, bla bla.
- Bosses, bosses that don't like it when I spend that past 3 hours camping in my 7x7 structure.
- Leveling and more stats... Make this game better than Diablo 3!
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Looking to invest your time in a short game that, despite being just that, is also very entertaining? Well, Over 9000 Zombies! brings many things to the table - over 9000 different helpings in fact (just kidding).

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Through a retro styled theme, Over 9000 Zombies! does what many other zombie survival games can't. It brings thrills and fun into the realm of an already bloated genre that verge on impossible, annoying, complex, or expensive. For the low low price of $1,49, and for a two-pack no less, you will most certainly be entertained for long periods of time. Take a step back into the late 1990s. Experience gaming through its purest lens. This is honestly a great little title that you can play with any friend.

Don't let the term "zombie survival" and "low price" detract you from picking up this game, however. Where games like 7 Days to Die and Left 4 Dead 2 are more prominent and come to mind, this game - of course - doesn't compare. What it has, though, definitely makes up for what it lacks. There is a huge amount of content that is offered: a vast amount of options in terms of guns and turrets. Various enemies that you have to adapt to; many maps as well. Strategising comes down to a "T" if you really want to master the game and get all the achievements.

There is also a Leaderboard, where the best players have survived over 300+ nights. Challenge yourself in this aspect and, in the end, see why this game will give you all the bang for your buck.

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Pros
+ Custom maps!
+ Day and night cycle
+ Leaderboard challenges!
+ Various maps to choose from
+ The soundtracks actually aren't that bad
+ You can't go wrong with a retro styled game
+ Shoot, shoot, and shoot - that's all there is to it
+ Achievements and trading cards are always a bonus
+ Good soudtrack that doesn't take away from quality of game
+ Simple graphics and sounds effects makes for great gameplay
+ Multiplayer option offers even more fun with friends at a cheap cost
+ Very straightforward, no tricks or gimmicks when it comes to a zombie survival game
+ Easy on the computer; hardly any lag despite there being tons of things going on at once
+ Ability to come back into the game as long as your friends survive (MP). It isn't too easy where you aren't punished, however - if you die, you have time added on to your spawn time, so it is both forgiving and punishing
+ Huge collection of weapons to upgrade, customise, or utilise; for such a cheap game, you would think that your options would be more limited, but no. Over 9000 Zombies! truly impresses with the amount of content offered

Cons
- No pause button; you'll have to survive however long you can in one continuous sit-down
- I'm not sure if this is the cause at all, but for some reason the person who joins a game doesn't get "special achievements" unlocked. I have killed over 1000 crows, eyes, etc. for sure, yet haven't unlocked any of those. I have also killed the bosses numerous of times and have yet to unlock them as well. I believe the host is the only way capable of unlocking said things. If anyone can confirm or deny, that would be great!

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Honestly, Over 9000 Zombies! comes at a time when one needs a break from similar games. It is a simple yet charming contender that doesn't ask for much. As of the time of this writing, I would highly suggest that you get this game if you're interested in playing a casual and, overall, relaxing zombie survival game.

Overall
9/10

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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
They really sold themselves short calling this game "over 9000" zombies.

Yeah there are over 9000 zombies. But it's like saying over 9000 grains of sand on the beach. We're talking a lot of zombies here. Like hold down the grenade button and lay on that flamethrower and there are still too many zombies to see the ground. We're talking like, if these zombies were spontaneously generating from dirt, there's no way we aren't violating conservation of mass with all these zombies. We're talking more stories than grandpa has about the fourties zombies.

It's fun and simple. Would have liked to have seen more done with the building system, would have liked to see something to help with collection of drops, would have liked to see a higher turret limit than 6 (really, only 6?), but it is what it is and it works.
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36 of 55 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 8, 2015
Over 9000 Zombies! is a top-down zombie shooter which is played in a horde-mode style game. The zombie genre has had every last bit of originality drained from it in recent years yet this game somehow feels fresh and is incredibly fun to play. As you kill zombies you unlock new guns and scrap which can be used to purchase turrets and other defences. I haven't had a chance to play much so this is more of a first impressions review but I'm definitely going to play more

+Simple art style which suits the game well
+Nice retro-style visual effects
+Loads of unlockable guns
+Plenty of different turret types to build
+Turrets are very useful when playing singleplayer
+Frequent item drops
+Enemies get different buffs everytime you complete a wave making each wave unique in some way
+You get to level up a skill each wave to make yourself slightly more powerful
+Different types of zombies
+Workshop support for custom maps
+Easy to get into
+With each passing wave the game gets significantly more difficult
+Simple control scheme which is easy to use (KB+M)

-The game only comes with one map (it is only in early access) that is pretty small
-Turrets get destroyed very quickly in later waves
-When a wave begins you are completely surrounded by zombies and this is when you are most at risk from getting damaged

Verdict:
8

A really fun little zombie game with plenty of unlockables, good workshop support and all in all a great time killer.

El K.
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31 of 46 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3, 2014
Over 9000 Zombies is a fun little Indie game that is brutal, fun and makes you should FUEGO a lot.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13, 2014
Update 25 November 2014:

I've had to change the review to a thumbs down due to the latest updates to the game:

The good part of recent updates was that they removed the guns being unlocked permanently feature and they are now unlocked each time you play as you would expect in a permadeath game like this.

The bad part of the update is what they did to the map: It used to be a fairly large, varied map with multiple buildings, water and so on; now it's just one tiny map featuring one building and there's no water.

This is something that happens with early access games sometimes and I really don't like it. Valve say that you should be careful with EA and only buy games if you want to play them as they are now. Well now you can't even bank on things staying the way they are when you buy the game: they can get worse, as is the case here.

Some of the videos on the store page still show the old map which is very misleading for new customers. The videos have always been misleading in other ways too: showing glitchy video effects that are not present in the game, despite in some cases appearing to be. Also at least one of the videos rotates the screen but you can't rotate the screen in the game, they are actually rotating the picture to give this misleading impression.

edit: The dev has said the large map won't be coming back:

"We had to make some design decisions about the size of the map, mostly because the sort of zombie survival game that this is, is the sort where you barricade yourself in a build and fight off an overwhelming swarm. Both a large and small map were tested, but because of the spawn mechanics and the way the swarm operates, I had to choose either a small one or a larger one, and the small one just played better in my opinion."
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Oh yeah, another zombie game. Even though it might look like every other indie game, just few of those games can combine gameplay and graphics like Over 9000 Zombies!. First things first, you're not gonna enjoy this game to the maximum if you're planning on playing it alone. Sure, it's fun for a while, when everything is new for you but it easily gets boring. So if you want to buy this game, buy a 2-pack and play it with your friend, otherwise you might not get the full experience.

======OVERVIEW======


There's not much to say about the visual side of this game. It fits the whole theme perfectly, it's simple yet efficient, the UI is easy to use and read, simply said: I wish more indie developers would use this game as an example. It also has enough content to offer, Steam Workshop, variety of enemies, several guns (not as crazy as in Zombie Party but still interesting), etc. The game, of course, gets more and more difficult throughout the game but the difficulty level peak is not really that crazy. You can handle it if you try hard enough and already know all the basics. Plus it's, of course, easier to beat with your friend. Another thing I like about Over 9000 Zombies! is soundtrack. It's fresh, dynamic plus it supports the whole atmosphere. Don't expect a soundtrack blockbuster though. Let's move on to things I don't really like about this game. Replay value... Yeah, you probably not gonna spend hundreds of hours in-game as this game gets old pretty fast. Partial solution for this would be customization. I just feel like this game loses huge opportunity as there are not many things to custom. Actually, only thing you can custom, is map. You can create it from scratch or you can partially change it with turrets/blocks. So yeah, if you could custom or atleast choose your character, it'd be much more fun. Plus it could also revive the Workshop.

PROS
- gameplay/controls
- visual side
- soundtrack
- Steam Workshop
- achievements/leaderboards
- multiplayer (although it still misses 4-player coop)
- price
- slightly addictive

CONS
- replay value
- no customization
- singleplayer is rather boring


======RATING======

If this game is currently not in sale, I'd put it in wishlist and just wait for it to go on sale. Not because it's a bad game and not worth buying at a full price, but because it's on sale every now and then and you could save yourself some money. Highly recommended to buy with your friend(s).

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