A hilariously terrifying adventure filled with laughs, blood, insanity, and of course... hordes of the undead.
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Very Positive (327 reviews) - 85% of the 327 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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“This beats out early LucasArts efforts in pure laughs-per-minute.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Stuffing a zombie head down your pants has never been so much fun!”
8.5/10 – Alternative Magazine Online

“... floored me pretty much across the board with this humorous, gory, zombie-filled romp.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

Metal Dead is a hilarious comedy/horror point and click adventure filled with laughs, blood, insanity, and of course... hordes of the undead.

This twisted tale centers on two metal-heads in the midst of a zombie invasion. After crashing their car in front of a medical research facility, they become trapped and are forced to use their wits to puzzle their way to freedom. Along the way, they must deal with a cast of characters who range from mildly deranged to completely insane.

Nominated by Adventure Gamers for 'Best Writing - Comedy' and 'Best Independent Adventure Game'. Also named one of the best Independent Adventure Games of the year by IndieGames.com!

System Requirements

    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Any DirectX 9.0c capable processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectDraw compatible. PixelShader 1.4/DirectX 9.0c capable.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
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75 of 96 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
My goodness! If you're looking at this game, buy it! In the first hour I'm already laughing and enjoying this game. I like the art and the music. It's charming.

I don't usually play point and click games, but this one got my attention and the story is pretty dang spiffy to boot! I mean what would a point and click adventure be without story I guess? It's also on sale for it's first week on steam (Basically, seeing as it's supposed to be on sale for 6 days, 6 hours and 6 minutes at 66% off!) I mean. Not to say this needs to be on sale, I'd happily buy it full price. I just happened to stumble upon it on its first day on Steam.
I'm looking forward to this studios future works.

(After Finishing the game)
This game gives you everything you need to finish the story. You just have to pay attention! A lot of "Aha!" moments I must say. The ridiculousness of the story is so great and charming, the ending? Wowzers I cannot wait to see where it goes! A few sad moments in the story too...
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Wow, This game is alot of fun. I love adventure games and with the "metalhead" as the main character I really had a blast playing it. It has a few references to other video games and even a few horror movies. Not to mention, it's funny as heck!!! I would easily give it a 8 out of 10 and recommend it to any metal fan as well as any adventure game fan.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
The first time I played this game, I said to myself, "What the hell is that music?". The main soundtrack of the game is a heavy metal low-fidelity music that sounded like crap. But don't press the exit button just yet. Wait until you click on the characters and read their dialogues. It will really crack you up.
The game's primary saving grace were the characters in this game because they were so funny and witty. There are no sounds when they speak though, it is only text-based. There are tons of jokes here with a lot of pop culture and movie references.
Another wrong impression I made about the game was that, I thought it would be another generic zombie game, but this is definitely not. It gives us a unique twist on how the zombie plague occured. It was not viral but something else. Got you interested yet?
I'm very proud of indiegame developers who hit the mark when it comes to game development. Kudos to you Walk Thru Walls Studios.
The main character that you play is a true die hard heavy metal music fan. But for a metal head slacker, he is quite a smart aleck and knows a lot of scientific sheet and stuff.
The game is a typical point and click adventure game. You get your usual dose of of puzzles to solve with a "CLEVER" hint system when you get stuck and don't know what to do. Your ultimate objective is to escape the building you are trapped-in and to survive the zombie horde trying to enter the premises. The game has a great and surprising ending, you'll see.
In conclusion, the graphics are adequate and unique, the sound is terrible and low quality, the gameplay is a lot of fun and the story is unlike anything else. I recommend this game. You won't regret it.
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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
In a world better off dead full of zombies run amuck, you play as John Cusack, or at least its more fun playing imagining that its John Cusack. A super short game that does everything right and nothing wrong. A point and click puzzle adventure with the pulse of metal.

5 Missable Achievements:
1. When in the room with the big fish tank open the crate in the upper left.
2. When in the plant room kill the little plant before putting the pipe on the machine.
3. When you unfreeze the guy, get the card then burn him again!
4. When you get the gun, shoot the glass case of the model, dont shoot the chandelier.
5. After the elevator falls, dont touch anything, go up the stairs and into the bathroom and talk to Randy.

Your gonna need a bigger boat to put an end to one crazy zombie filled summer.
Rating: 10/10 Value: $4.99
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
TL;DR Traditional comedy/horror point & click, with a great sense of humour and decent puzzles. If you don't mind a bit of cartoonish gore and some crude jokes in your adventure games, it should provide you around 3 hours of solid fun.

Metal Dead first came out at 2011, as the very low budget brain child of the two aussie developers behind Walk Thru Walls Studios. Despite its very basic art style, the low-fi music, the lack of voice acting, the short playtime and some minor (non game-breaking) bugs here and there, it completely embraces its crazy humour and oddball set of characters and ends up managing to both charm and entertain.

Immediately after your unlikely duo of metalhead heroes manage to crash their car right in front of what appears to be Zombie Central, everything turns from weird to weirder; including your protagonist Malcolm ending up with one of the funniest hint delivery systems in gaming history stuffed right into his pocket. (Feel free to use it now and then even if you aren't stuck, it offers some very amusing moments). Any more story details will, I feel, take away from your enjoyment, but suffice to say that the writing is quite polished. The dialogues are successful in delivering both jokes and a sense of character, and the insane plot ends up holding your interest despite (or because of) its absurdity. There are some unexpected twists and turns to enjoy, plus an oddball cast of engaging folks to save - or escort to their inevitable comedic demise. And while much of the humour could qualify as crude or gross, it somehow still manages to hit the mark more often than not. As for the puzzles, they are all inventory based and mostly logical. I was happy to see that they tended to be backed up by dialogue and built neatly into the story instead of distracting from it. The difficulty isn't very high, but some of them are clever nonetheless.

There is something to be said about developers that succeed in making something this fun out of such a low budget, but you should still come to this game understanding that corners were (mostly gracefully) cut. The low-fi metal music has some nice moments, but I was more impressed with the clever use of sound effects that help emphasise the right points in the plot, either for shock value or for comedic effects. Similarly, the cartoonish art style may have character but is nonetheless very basic and doesn't scale well in larger monitors. However the animation saves it and deserves praise for its fluidity.

So Metal Dead is a fun little game, provided it finds the right audience that will appreciate its wacky sense of humor. I enjoyed replaying it, and I'm looking forward to Metal Dead: Encore, which is expected to stomp into our lives sometime in the next year or so.
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2015
You can carry (still alive head) of your best friend in your pocket and talk to him whenever you want. That's so METAL

10/10 for being so metal
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36 of 55 people (65%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
It's a short game, less then two hours in length if you skip all chatting and know what you're doing, on average about 2.5 hours. It's what a point and click game should be, short, simple, and easy to use. The humor is witty, the story is interesting and the characters are enjoyable, but what makes Metal Dead so fun is the freedom for the player to explore and discover which would leave you at over the 4 hour mark. Grab a soda and a snack because all you need is the mouse and a relaxing day to discover the special treat that is Metal Dead.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
This game shows thet simple can be good. I doubt it will win any awards but you can expect maybe 6 hours of light hearted entertainment from an old school point and click.

Don't be put off by the simple art style or the lack of voicing. The best bits of the game come from the conversation between the eccentric characters and well designed (almost exclusively) logical puzzles. There were enough good one-liners to keep me chuckling all the way through. Some people may be put off by the amount of toilet humour but I wasn't.

Two negative points:
Sections of the game had some annoyingly repetetive music.
The interface used 4 interaction types: look, use, walk and talk. Just like most point and clicks did back in the 90s. I actually wish more games had this but the designers of this game got a bit fussy over how big the hotspots were so you might find yourself stuck for a while even when you've been trying to do the right thing.
There are a bunch of references you won't get if you didn't play such things as 'Leisure Suit Larry'. I didn't play it so there were a lot of moments where I was a bit confused.

I definitely recommend this to point and click fans
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
The MS Paint at its finest.
Very simple but nice drawn graphics, low quality but good enough music and simple pointing and clicking gameplay. The text only dialogs are also funny.

I like p&c adventure games mainly for their scenarios, but I have little patience to play them for too long. Metal Dead is a small game that lasted enough to keep me occupied and it does not get repetitive.

It's price is fair enough.

Generally, I've enjoyed my time playing this game. I think there's a sequel coming up, too.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2015
Main game components are bloody black humor and simple pixel hunting. Nice thing for one evening.
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Arthur Tickleberry
0.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
I didn't find the dialogue interesting or funny.
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Xeinar dies a lot - ITA
5.3 hrs
Posted: October 13

It's a good, nice, little adventure that pays tribute to zombie movies and good old 80's Lucasfilm adventures (Maniac Mansion and Zak McKraken anyone?).
There is a lot of humour and nice touches. It is a bit short (5 hours or so) yet it deserves to be played.
There are some technical roughness, but hell, who cares.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 7
Product received for free
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 5
It was ok. Classic point & click.
I guess the point was to be funny....

Played it long ago, and I don't remember anything good about it....
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 5
Metal Dead is a 2D point and click adventure that follows metalheads Malcom and his best friend Ronnie through the mayhem of a zombie apocalypse. Driving along the zombie infested highway in a rust bucket of a car, Ronnie reveals to Malcom that he's driving them directly to where he believes the outbreak began. Malcom isn't exactly thrilled over the idea, and he grabs the wheel and ends up crashing the car; inadvertently killing Ronnie in the process, who then turns in to a zombie. Stricken with grief, Malcom severs Ronnie's head and carries it with him for the remainder of the game. The story then dives into a spiral of hilarity, filled with cultural references to both metal and horror.

The art direction of this game is absolutely fantastic, though some may argue that it resembles free flash games that you can find on places like Newgrounds. It's a simple, overly-cartoonish style for sure, but it adds to the vibe that Metal Dead doesn't exactly take itself seriously. There's also plenty of blood, entrails, zombies, and violence to go around, further enunciating the dark humor of the title. The chiptune soundtrack is also worth talking about, because the songs are extremely catchy and I'll admit, I even headbanged a little bit to the track at the very beginning.

Though it's not necessarily unpredictable by any means, the story is fun to indugle yourself in. No matter the simplicity of the base plot or premise, the dialogue is what's really captivating as it provides chuckles and even good laughs throughout the 4 hour length of Metal Dead. Each character has a thriving personality of their own, and you really have no idea what may happen to them next. The puzzles aren't very hard to figure out, and even though this is a point and click adventure game, it feels more like an interactive story instead at times.

Without a doubt, Metal Dead is a must play title for horror fans, and especially metalheads. The cartoony graphics, kickass soundtrack, and morbidly hilarious story/dialogue are well worth experiencing at least once. Sadly, there's not a lot of replay factor here, all of the achievements can be unlocked on one playthrough and there's no bonus content. The ride lasts roughly 4 hours, so enjoy it while it lasts! Well worth it for the low price of $5.49 CAD.

Rating: 4.0/5.0 - Excellent, highly worth playing.
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Robinson Huso
6.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Metal Dead is a neat little point&click adventure game with quite a few funny dialogues, the puzzles are extremely straightforward and nothing challenging at all (especially for veterans of the genre), but nonetheless entertaining. I liked the soundtrack a lot, the references and the plot in general, although it wasn't anything new or unexpected. It's a rather short game, but it still delivers a few hours of fun. Definitely worth the price tag, especially when on sale.
Ronnie's head telling you not to search certain areas again because there won't be anything else to find was a nice little gimmick, saving you some time, although, because of the rather concise story and altogether few places to go to, I think it wasn't really very necessary.
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4.0 hrs
Posted: September 2
Metal Dead is really good game to play, because it puts you in a good mood instantly gotta love point and click games like this. ♥♥♥♥ yea its a must buy! 8/10
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3.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
A fun point'n'click adventure game. The puzzles are logical but mostly on the easy side. The whole game takes about 3 hours to complete. The graphics and humor reminded me of "Ben there, Dan that" and "Time Gentlemen, Please". I enjoyed it.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: August 10
An okay Point & Click adventure game that takes place in a building in a zombie apocalypse. The animations and art style don't look that good like it was made with Microsoft Paint or something. The music is good but nothing really special. The story is okay that does have some funny moments to make you giggle a bit but not something you will remember. For $5, I would safely recommend this game, I beat it under 2 hr. with a guide to get some achievements and I'd say its worth it.

Rating 5/10
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Private Rico
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
Metal Dead is a really funny point & click adventure game.
It's completely crazy and will surely make you laugh.
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