Ben and Ed is a 3D platformer, in which the player controls Ed the Zombie, who is forced to participate in a grotesque game show called "Rundead". Will he beat all obstacles Hans Showmaster confronts him with, to save his best friend Ben?
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Mixed (23 reviews) - 69% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 8, 2015

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June 23

Patch 1.3

-Fixed the Blockbuster Achievement.

-Fixed an error that caused players to respawn at the wrong location.

-Minor bugfixes.

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Ben and Ed is a 3D platformer, which takes place in an uncommon dystopian world. The player controls Ed the Zombie, who is forced to participate in a grotesque game show called "Rundead".Will he beat all obstacles Hans Showmaster confronts him with, to save his best friend Ben?



  • Lose your limbs, but that is ok, you're a zombie!
  • Survive deadly traps, well... you're dead anyway!
  • Liberate your best friend Ben, he really needs your help!
  • Defeat monstrous machines!
  • Throw your head to reach hidden locations and recover your body!
  • Jump, creep, dodge, crawl... come on! Just reach the goal, no matter in what condition!
  • 23 deadly, colourful obstacle courses filled with blades, hammers, lasers, acid, dog food and chicken.
  • Unlockable challenges.
  • Chicken, chicken, chicken, CHICKEN and Chicken!





Ed – the Participant
A few months ago, Ed won the „Candy Fun Marathon“ silver medal. Unfortunately he died a few minutes later from a heart attack.
For more than 4 days nobody found his body, rotting in a nearby field. As fate willed and for reasons unknown, Ed became the first undead. For days he aimlessly wandered around, finally being found by a young boy named Ben.

Ben – the Prize
He is just a normal boy. Well, he never had any good friends, but is fine with this. Ben always liked to roam the ruins and bleak fields around his neighborhood, where he one day discovered something unbelievable. Ed, an undead, walking around the dreary landscape. Ben chummed up with Ed and started to feed his new friend meat and dead animals he found. This went well, until Hans Showmaster heard of Ed.

Hans Showmaster – the Host
He is famous, rich, ruthless and the creator of countless successful Shows that brought joy and distraction to the poor population of a wasted, hopeless world. When he is informed about an undead, he creates a new format and abducts Ben to "persuade" Ed into his twisted new game show.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Window 7/8 32-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2,0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Window 7/8 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2,5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Can be fun at times but be warned reader, if you choose to buy this game you will be faced with the most frustrating, most challenging, and most stressful game of your life. Seriously, beating Super Meat Boy and the Pink levels are easier than this. And I'm not exaggerating, okay maybe a little bit.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
First of I have to say that I really enjoy the Game itself.

But sadly playing it becomes really frustrating because of crashes and the game not even starting after installing it for the first time.

Therefore I can not recommend it in it's current state.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Ben and ed is an awesome game and my YouTube channel is growing up with this game.
Glad that I found it <3

If you are unsure of buying the game and if it is worth the money, check out my YouTube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6PRiHHlcbojZiog9nYyULVJlZ9X2mZ0s

My latest video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDp4DuT6kUQ


In my opinion, this game could cost even more. Love it!
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92 of 99 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Very good and challenging. However, it would be made a whole lot better through the release of STEAM WORKSHOP for CUSTOM BUILT MAPS. Be wary of the framerate however as on some of the later levels, if your computer isn't up to spec, it may lag like crazy but it is a very unique and a very twisted game! You'll love it! 9.3/10 (9.8 if it had steam workshop!)
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96 of 112 people (86%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Very creative and fun game. It's like Takeshi's Castle with zombies.
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87 of 111 people (78%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
This game is not your typical runner game. And THANK JEEBUS for that! If you think the trailer looks fun then you're going to enjoy the hell out of this game! The game looks gorgeous with it's bright colors, use of lighting and shadows, and sounds awesome with it's heart-pumping electronic soundtrack. The controls feel tight enough while running, jumping, one-legged hopping, crawling, and head-rolling, but just clumsy enough to feel like you're a zombie. I love all the ways Ed can get dismembered and still progress forward whether he's got no legs or he's just a head! The game ramps up in difficulty and pace rather quickly but you'll have no trouble adapting and learning from your mistakes. You will die a lot, but there are checkpoints that you can respawn at allowing you to keep momentum. If you've ever played Dark Souls, imagine this game as one giant Sen's Fortress... on acid... with clowns... It's ♥♥♥♥ing terrifying and a lot of fun! Worth the $10!

https://youtu.be/Tczl7-H_FxU
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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
*Loses a hand* pff who needs hands for running? *loses a leg* I can keep going! *loses lower body* C'mon this is possible!
*loses body* MUST GET TO CHECK POINT
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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
First off, just want to say I was brought here by Jim Sterling's positive review.

I am really sick and tired of the whole zombie genre. It has just been done so many times and with so little innovation in gameplay. Well, this is it. This is the zombie game nobody asked for but we always wanted. "Ben and Ed" is one of the most charming and fun games I have played in quite a while. It is a challenging 3D runner/platformer with a twist. Ed (the zombie) can have his limbs procedurally knocked off from traps and blades. What results is a hilarious game where you end up either crawling with no legs, hopping with one, or rolling as a lone head to the finish line. The soundtrack is comprised of peppy 80's synth that reminds me of my mom's old exercise VHS tapes. In a genre that has been dead (pun intended) "Ben and Ed" is a lively and fun indie game full of charm and originality. I highly recommend it :)
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Can I just say... This game was so much fun and Challenging!!

I played this game with a controller which I can say... you get the best experience with it than using a keyboard (well for me anyway)

If you're planning on playing only 20 levels of the game ignoring the medals or cans, then this game will be fun to you!

However... prepare to have your patience tested when trying to collect all 78 medals and/or 320 cans to unlock the 3 bonus levels

But I wish there was a workshop for this game though... Cause I can see so many people create levels and I would love to play them if it did happen
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50 of 64 people (78%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
It has a dickbutt easter egg. 10/10
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Granville
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Strange game.. but very fun to play!
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DJ L3G3ND
9.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Ok, I seriously LOVE this game! It's just so awesome and has a real Halloween feel to it and the best music and graphics and I LOVE IT!!! You have to - PLEASE make a sequel where - I don't know - Zombie Ben has to find Ed again or just more stuff. Or maybe update it and like a sandbox mode maybe and just - really, I want to see more from Sluggerfly... please... PLEASE, Sluggerfly, make MOOOORE!!!! It's the best kind-of-horror-game I've ever played and would DEFINITELY reccomend to anyone who likes Happy Wheels or that sort of stuff. LOVE YOU SLUGGERFLY!
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AnonaMustache666
32.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
I spent $10 dollars and the game won't even start ive installed the required software about 60 times and it's starting to ♥♥♥♥ me off! Keeps saying I have to install the software even after I have then I have to uninstall it then reinstall it. I spent my birthday steam card on this! I'm so upset! Don't buy this peice of ♥♥♥♥ game because it likly won't work and be a pain! I am not happy...
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CodeeDaniel
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 15
WOW BIGGEST PILE OF ♥♥♥♥♥ IV EVER PLAYED ,AND EVEN WORSE HAD TO PAY FOR IT.
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Mariojay123
4.5 hrs
Posted: September 10
I almost died because of the 2nd ending...but it's good
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Henrik
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 9
Good old fashioned 3d platformer fun! Definatley not the most story based game, but good replay value, and the game can get excruciatingly hard at times. Definatley a game for the gamer looking for a challenge. I really like the art style, cartooney, but looks oddly realistic. I feel that the devs of this game can really make a name for themself if they keep this kind of stuff up. Just a forewarning; prepare to rage a bit while you play :p. I haven't sunk too much time into this game, and i have not finished the game, but i did spend those 2 hours completing 4 levels :D, mostly just because i have recently starting playing the game, even though i have had it in my library for quite some time.

Overview: Nostalgic, homage to the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Recommended for the player looking for a difficult game to spend a couple dozen hours on. Not the longest of games, but longer than you'd think due to difficulty. ( It took me 20 minutes to finish the 3rd level ) For player looking for a heavily story based game, this isn't what you're looking for. Hope this was helpful!
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Parkourism
5.8 hrs
Posted: September 3
fun game but for some reason it keeps crashing ( don't know if it is the game or me )
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