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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Mostly Positive (53 reviews) - 73% of the 53 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (789 reviews) - 78% of the 789 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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March 9

Bencalypse Hotfix

-Corrected the "Gold Ed" display in the Episode Selection (from 80 to 78).

-Fixed an error, which prevented players from respawning in "The Fall".

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About This Game


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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MY C0MPUTER
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game unfortunately is a huge mess
(TL:DR below)

On one hand, the levels and most of the gameplay is very well designed. The game is challenging and generally any mistakes you make are due to your own lack of precision. I made it through the whole game and had fun most of the time as I enjoyed the challenge.

The only reason why I would not ever recommend this game, which is a VERY BIG flaw, is that the ragdolls are very badly designed. For a feature that is so core to the gameplay (especially on the last few levels), it amazes me how random it gets. People seem to blame the games physics in general, but everything else in the game seems to behave normal.

When you, or any other object in the game, becomes a ragdoll, anything can happen. You can clip through traps meant to kill you, walls and platforms, or even get blasted outside of the map. Without the ragdoll mechanic the game would be amazing and fair, while still being very difficult. However you will often die, get stuck in a wall or fall off a platform for seemingly no reason and have to start the round all over again. This is most noticeable on one of the last few levels that is literally impossible to beat unless one of the ragdolled objects get stuck in the map, which seems like really lazy design for a game like this.

TL:DR Not the challenging game it is supposed to be due to poor ragdoll physics.
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[DSG] JAJA E RACEEO
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
i hope that everyone reads this including the makers. I love this game just absoloutely love it but when my computer broke and i got a mac i was very disapointed. I wanted to keep playing but couldnt i hope that the next update will be making this compatable for mac. overall this is a great game and reccomend it to anyone who hates the bad guys and wants to ♥♥♥♥ them off.
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[BB]BigDaddyAdo
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
epic but glitchy
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TUC go green
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
a jump 'n' run game where you play a zombie dank/10 (it even has a plot twist OMG)
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splatt_ypus
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
The most frustrating, maddening, addicting game ever. It will test both your patience, and your reflexes. Totally addicting.
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CartmenS
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Riktigt dunderspel. 10/10. Tack bror.
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Reffer12 #TeamPyro
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
It is hard to use with ball mouse but overall i love the game just wich you could turn the sensitivity up way more
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Zhell
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
very fun game, and a very comical one at that! I love playing this game, the only problem I have had with it is that there are points in which it gets so hard that its not fun anymore, but seeing the next checkpoint is a huge relief and suddenly its fun again
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Ianimation
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
RUN RUN RUN-DEAD!
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LolAttack Productions
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Platformers are my favourite games.

Ben and Ed is one of my favourite games.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game is amazing.
Ben and Ed has that late night horror movie atmosphere that games today are lacking. It saddens me to see it at only "mostly positive" reviews; as this truly is a terrific game.
people are constantly complaining that it is too hard, and to that I say... git gud losers, because it has a fair amount of difficulty to balance the removable limbs power.

*edit:
people need to stop bubble wrapping themselves and play a game with some actual challenge.
If you watched the trailer before you bought it you knew what you were getting yourself into.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Reminds me of the Roblox Obstacle courses of old, with more ragdoll and limbs coming off. Overall very fun.
The only strange part wsa that the ben and ed.exe file was picked up by my AVG antivirus as a Trojan, so to run the game i had to restore and add it to my whitelist.
Once i had the gaming running, it was smooth sailing.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Better than any of the Presidential candidates we have now, Ed for President 2016!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
89 of 96 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 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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91 of 106 people (86%) found this review helpful
32 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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85 of 109 people (78%) found this review helpful
26 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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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
81 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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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 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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35 of 39 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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47 of 61 people (77%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
It has a dickbutt easter egg. 10/10
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