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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KIΣITO
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Vegeta approve this...
and he said to bring your partner too...
and RIP Nappa...
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Mashiro
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Buy it for the name.
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EspadaGutz
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Is not bad but dont expect to play on servers in multiplayer theres something wrong with it but other than that its a decent game
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Frostfire/Krohmmarik
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Great game, lots of fun and replayable by getting new maps! The game is amazing.
Pros:
Killing
Cons:
None

11/10
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Chiken
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
10/10 would stay up till 6AM playing again
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Patatoman
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Its a great game, and its worth them money - ive already bought 3 copies for coop
Pros
-hard
-fun
-easy to set up servers
-mechanics work well

Cons
-No save - games can be 40mins+
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AsoPlaysGames
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Here's some advice if you are having trouble deciding if you want to buy the game or not, (SPOILER ALERT: yes, buy it)
Heres my review

The game is a birds eye view of the map, zombies come every round and with each kill getting you closer to your next gun(s) its hard to not like the game with its graphics and overall, if you like killing zombies in a simple game with your friends to have fun, then this is the game for you... and me!
9 / 10
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OmgItzTomos
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Better love story than twilight.
Highly recommend to all my friends.
Do wish there was a way to save progress and guns, but still.
Best £1.64 I have spent on steam for a while.
Many guns, still haven't seen them all.
Also, I would like 2-4 multiplayer on steam games.

9/10
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Kaze
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This game is very poor made, with a lot of flaws. No much to say about this because it gets super fast boring.

Pros:
Nice palete of weapons

Cons:
NO replay value
Poor graphics
gets boring in seconds
Poor gameplay (simple zombie avoider + weapon spaming)
Bugs
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Exiled King
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
This game is a bullet hell at its finest and it allows you to bring actualy useful AI in the form of turrents. You can lose hours in one life trying to make it as far as you can and eventualy it becomes so brutal in how many enemies there are that aim consists of holding down the fire button and swinging your cursor around like you have 14000dpi.


THIS IS A TRUE BULLET HELL!!!
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Lolcatsnin
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
simple and perfect
id even say worth 10
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black-mist3000
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Fantastic yet basic game, I can imagine it to be even funner with friends... if only I had any. :-/

Though if I were to want an improvement it would be to have the zombies have an improved path finding... not that in a game like this it's needed, but playing a match where they all charge you would be fantastic... but that's more a prefrence of mine... due to how basic this game is, it's really nothing to be put off by. :)
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zzilla8
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
SUPER fun game!!!!!
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[Unit487] HaywardGB
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Died trying to itch my nose... I need to grow a third arm!
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Punisher
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
game is awesome:33
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vladmir+vodka = <3
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
its very hard (;
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Mathew k
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
5/5 very addicting and difficulty rises quickly, loved it since i started playing it and still play it today
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CodSorbet | R2unusual
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
A very simple game, like many other top down zombie shooters, but this one has a charm to it that keeps me coming for more. One of the best games of its genre, certainly worth a try.
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666
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
I paid about a buck for this addictive little treat and I have no regrets. The game comes complete with a detailed map builder, a workshop (for said maps), and a seemingly active (yet sporadic) multiplayer community. The ability to build a maximum of six defense turrets and two different types of walls breaks up the monotony well, as do the arsenal of power-ups and choices of ability upgrades. I would recommend getting this on sale and enjoying at least 3 hours of zombie-shooting mayhem.
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awesomerocker2
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 18
This game is great I love it one of the best steam games I ever bought XDDDDD.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Buy it for the name.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
16 of 18 people (89%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I paid about a buck for this addictive little treat and I have no regrets. The game comes complete with a detailed map builder, a workshop (for said maps), and a seemingly active (yet sporadic) multiplayer community. The ability to build a maximum of six defense turrets and two different types of walls breaks up the monotony well, as do the arsenal of power-ups and choices of ability upgrades. I would recommend getting this on sale and enjoying at least 3 hours of zombie-shooting mayhem.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This game is awesome! Picked it up on sale for $1.49 and I couldn't be happier!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I bought the two pack on sale for $2.24 but I'd say it wasn't even worth that. It was fun at first but there is absolutely no replay value. All of the maps are essentially the same, some of the more complex ones simply feeling claustrophobic. They're all fairly boring. The game is pretty broken after you play it for a bit, and the difficulty really stops increasing after a while. Once you're all set up you'll live for as long as you want. We had six turrets set up and ended up just alt tabbing and idling to see how far it would get us after a while. Quite a few bugs and glitches, it doesn't seem like they did much testing with this... It's really unbeliavable to me that this is what passes as a $10 game, you can easily find far better games than this on New Grounds or any other flash game site for free. I respect the effort put in to this by the devs, but I really feel that this isn't deserving of the price, or the praise. It might be worth it on sale, but even that is a generous statement. There's a ton more I could say about this but it would just sound like a laundry list of digs. Better luck to the studio in the future.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
simple and perfect
id even say worth 10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
I think I love this
In this game you dont need to think just kill, kill and kill

pros
+hard game xD
+game is based on days, so you need survive long as possible
+have leaderbords, so you can track down your progress
+weapons are based on how much you kill, more you kill, stronger weapons unlockng
+have turrets,make game little easier with them
+amazing soundtrack,really good for this type of game

cons
-maybe for some players this game is expensive but try grab on sale, I bought with coupons have no regrets :D
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
First off, I will say that there are a lot of "Zombie" games out there, and a lot of them are very good and fun to play. This "Zombie" game is just as fun, intense, and exciting as a lot of other "Zombie" games.

First off, there are plenty of Zombies to shoot, so the title fits the game very well. Although you may think that it would be difficult to play with when you have hordes of zombies coming after you, but it's not that hard.

Along with the zombies, you can upgrade yourself with new weapons, turrents, and even upgrade your character to do more damage, get more health, or to increase your item finding chances as you progress through the days. The longer you last, the more upgrades you get.

This game is just plain fun as well as exciting. Yo're the lone wolf trying to take out teh zombies that are coming at you from all directions, and you don't know if you will survive or not. So come get this game and take on "Over 9000 Zombies" and make those zomies splatter and die.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
best 3rd person 8-bit shooter game i have ever played in a long time i definately recommend playing this game if you love shooter games. Very addicting
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
ayy lmao this game is awesome, try it now it's cheap lel
uh huuuuh
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Me and a couple of friends bought this game on sale; $1.49. We thought that we could play online together, all 3 of us.
Turns out that it is not stated that online is only co-op (2 players)
So 2 of us just got a refund... Thank god we didnt pay full $10 for this game because, trust me, you are getting ripped off.
It has less content then free to plays...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
11 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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65 of 87 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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35 of 52 people (67%) 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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28 of 41 people (68%) 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.
Watch my review here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Zqxpq2LGo
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
17 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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24 of 34 people (71%) 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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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
Game is pretty simple, music is pretty good

4 player coop and 2 player online, map editor with steam workshop to share

something to play once in awhile to murder pixelated zombies, good buy
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3, 2014
Over 9000 Zombies is a top down 2D shooter that is in development, and what was given to us on day one was great in my opinion, it is simple, it's easy to get into. Alot like Nation Red without the absurdly overwhelming difficulty to start out on. You collect scrap that zombies drop to fortify where you wish to dig in at, you can also build turrents and find new weaponry that zombies may drop. There are also an absurd ammount of zombies on screen at one time, there is veriations of zombies among the horde that don't feel so rehashed. A massive assortment of weapons that you can pick up that carry from game to game to make you stronger aginst the zombie threat plus new weapons to pick up ontop of that.

It is still quite in development, but I don't think it needs the early acess logo, it is solid enough to play on its own and cheap enough to afford, from what I see currently a great game is only going to get better, pop for it if you can afford it!

Also I would like to note that the devloper of the game, is listening to those who comment on it in the forums. They enjoy ideas and are looking to give the fans what they want to make a great game fantastic. Most developers really don't do this.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
A relatively fun game with a simple concept: survive as long as possible. Using the same weapons unlocks new, similar ones along that tech tree and leveling up will allow you to choose an increase in one of four attributes. There's a map editor, local co-op, and multiplayer in addition to single player. The graphics are a bit, well, lacking and could have admittedly been a bit better for the $10 price tag. There's also a plethora of different turrets and walls, though the map sizes are relatively small (like in Smash TV). Along those lines, I'd probably pay $5 for this game and not $10, though everyone's mileage varies on what they're willing to spend on something in particular. If you enjoy games like "Nation Red", then you may enjoy this one.

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