Nation Red is an ultra fast infinite play arena-based shooter providing an exceptional close-quarter battlefield experience. Fight thousands of zombie mutants and their bosses in frantic bloody gameplay while earning close to 100 perks. Fight in Barricade, Survival or Free Play mode.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,064 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 23, 2009

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Nation Red is an ultra fast infinite play arena-based shooter providing an exceptional close-quarter battlefield experience. Fight thousands of zombie mutants and their bosses in frantic bloody gameplay while earning close to 100 perks. Fight in Barricade, Survival or Free Play mode. Play On-Line in coop, in single player or in local coop!
August 17, 1977
Scattered groups of zombies infiltrate remote Midwestern towns. Incapable of using tools or weapons, the invaders are resisted until they retreat back into the desert. Special elimination posses are set up to hunt down any of the surviving undead. Six weeks after the squads started their search-and-destroy mission, the last known zombie was shot and killed.
Present-day
Over thirty years had passed when a truck driver traveling down a desolate Arizona road plows into a wall of undead. Before the driver's phone signal went dead, he reported some were carrying guns... They're back and now they are hunting us.

Steam Exclusive Features:

  • Local and On-line Coop — Take on the horde and earn perks together
  • Barricade Mode — Defend your base against zombie attack
  • Over 100 Steam Achievements and a dozen Leaderboards
  • 30 Additional Steam User-designed Perks
  • Xbox 360 Controller support for single or multiplayer
  • Steam Hammer — Rips the skin off your opponent (nice)
  • New Steam User designed weapons — Minigun, AA-12, MP5, Beretta 93R, Super Shorty and more
  • New Levels and New Enemies — Zombie patients and caretakers in a desert asylum, Brawler boss zombies, Suicide bomber zombies..
  • Pneumatic Destroyer — Detonates the Rammer they are surrounded by zombies

Key Features:

  • Ultra Fast Action — Fight armies of hundreds of zombies and their bosses in an exceptional close-quarter battlefield experience
  • Deadly Weapons — Use machetes, axes, jack hammers, dual Uzis, flame throwers, grenades, poison and a dozen more including a Steam Hammer, exclusive to Steam purchasers
  • Customize Yourself — 100 player modifiers combine with two dozen power-ups for limitless gameplay
  • Four Game Modes — Free Play, Survival, Barricade and 18 increasingly brutal missions await
  • Zombies with Guns — They wield axes, cut-off saws, AK-47s and more

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista™, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel / AMD 2.0 GHz or higher CPU
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia or ATI-based graphics card with shader model 2.0 support. NVidia GeForce 6100 or newer (6100-6800, 7100-7950, 8300-8800, GTS/GTX series), ATI Radeon 9600 or newer (9600-9800, X300-X1950, HD 2400 or newer)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600MB of uncompressed Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP2, Vista™ SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Processor: Intel Core2 Duo / Core2 Quad, i7 or AMD Phenom CPU
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GT / ATI 3850 512MB or better with latest manufacturer drivers
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600MB of uncompressed Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Absolutelly relaxing game. No brain need to play. Just hold the left button on the mouse and keep shootin. Anyway it is still impossible to complete all steam achievements, so you will play this again and again and...
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
156.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
That's the way you do it. Great shooter for nothing nothing DLC's for free.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
pretty fun
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Imagine Dawn of the Dead as directed by Michael Bay.

Here you go.

This is the dark and harrowing tale of the end, as the zombie hordes descend on a position held by one man and his minigun. Can he survive? Hell no! But he'll take down thousands of the undead ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s with him. You'll laugh, you'll cry. This summer, DiezelPower will paint the town RED!

Seriously, though, this is a horde shooter designed to be played with your friends, although it's still terrific in singleplayer. You simply have to hold out as long as you can against the oncoming zombie army. They never stop coming, but you level up and get better weapons from drops. Simple, but fun. It isn't uncommon to be dancing through the hordes with a flamethrower, as earthquakes, firestorms, explosive venom darts, and even the hand of God tears through the zombies around you. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, then buy this game right this instant. You can thank me later.

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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Stupid Zombie killing game with a birds eye view. Reminds me of a flash tower defence game in some ways. Except there isn't a tower to defend.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The trailer looked good
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This is an ok title for an ok genre.

The weapons are ok*, the maps are bland, the "music" is repetitive, the power-ups are ok**. The graphics are bland.

This game is very ok.

Normally, if I said a game was ok, I'd say 'Give it a shot if you like 'x' genre.", but I can't for this.
There are many good zombie survival games out there that I would much rather reccomend. This is not one of them. I can't even think of another zombie game I wouldn't reccomend.
I would not get this game at full price. On sale, maybe. Free trial? Why not. It doesn't cost anything besides hard drive space.

If I had the resources, I could make something that at least looked nicer and played better, with more balance.

*Note: Some weapons in game are a lot better than others, designed to make the game way easier.
**Note: Some power-ups in the game are a lot worse than others, designed to be useful, but in reality aren't.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I'd rather eat a sandwhich.
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
worth
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34.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Many weapons, many types of enemies, nice graphics/animations and a distinctive style which I love.

If you love zombies, guns and games ala Geometry Wars or Crimsonland, You can't go wrong with NR.
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
The concept of the game is extremely simple, and it executes it well; kill tons of zombies. I remember picking this up a while ago and enjoying it a lot (believe I got it on sale for around $2-3). Do not buy this for $10 (think about value versus price, this is a decent game but not for $10).

As one can guess, it can get boring after a while but the slaughtering can get addicting
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19.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Nation Red is a top down shooter with randomly generated elements. Where it excels is in its randomly generated weapon drops, power up drops, and in its list of randomly generated skills to choice from every level up. This vastly expands what would be otherwise just another run of the mill top down shooter with zombies in it. The maps mostly consist of either holding out in one square of map with sentires, or holding out in one square without them. But the aforementioned random elements are what make the game worth while.
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10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A good, Smash TV-esque top down shooter. Multiplayer is fun and Games are quick enough to not demand a lot of time. So if you are old enough to have liked Smash TV, you probably have limited time these days making this game a great fit.
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5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
A simple pick-up-and-play blaster, that can occupy 5 to 30 minutes of your life in a session.
Graphically simple (runs fine on my integrated graphics Core i5), but good enough to do the job - not very deep, but lots of quick fun. Worth the money.
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Need to blow off your steam? Why not shoot some zombie scum to pieces? Yeah, I know - sounds pretty psychopathic, but keep in mind: It's fiction. And in this game's fiction you simply shred zombies to pieces. Simple as that.

So what is "Nation Red"?
First of all: It's your quasi "casual zombie massacre game". Quasi casual because it offers the possibility to descend into Zombie County for 10-20 minutes and get back to work, family, whatsoever after. If you're looking for a longer shot you may try the challanges, so it works both for those who are taking a short time out as well as those who want to get some challenging progress.
Second: It is a zombie massacre. Nothing more, nothing less. If you're looking for a thought-out plot (or a plot at all), you'll be disappointed *massively*. If you're looking for a fun, fast-paced and action-packed top-down shooter with zombies (a whole da*n lot of zombies), you're in for a gory treat.

Graphics:
The look is great. It's your typical scrapped, end of days atmosphere combined with your typical zombie settings, including the "usual suspects" as a cemetary and the obligatory gas station.
The areas of the levels/maps are pretty limited, which of course intensifies the action.
Keeping in mind that this game already has some years under its belt, the graphics are still ok (and what's important for me: working on my netbook), but not top-notch. However the atmosphere gets delivered perfectly.

Sounds & Music:
Give 'em hell - metal riffs, shots, explosions, gore & splatter - "Nation Red" delivers an absolutley convincing and genre complimentary sound design.

Gameplay:
The concept of "Nation Red" is simple, yet addictively entertaining: You'll be confronted with hordes of zombies and you'll gain experience points while shooting, chopping or stabbing through your undead enemies. Power-ups like "Bullet Time" or mines drop sporadically, alternate weapons and grenades offer some tactical variations.
The game itself is being played via gamepad or with mouse and keyboard. Shooting, evading, switching weapons, grenades - you really don't need more than these. And, granted, you don't get more options than these. So summing up: Simple concept, simple and extremly easy to master controls.

Bottom line:
If you're looking for a diverting, entertaining zombie shooter with a "casual" touch ("casual" not meant in the negative way), lots and lots of gory fun, fast-paced action with easy to grasp controls and a grand combination of metal music and booming sound fx, "Nation Red" is your game.
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12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This one is fun, i never even played single player, just with 2 friends going for the top scores of survival, it was that kinda fun :D grab some friends and slay some zombies.
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5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Awesome and adicting game.
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20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A fun game with great gameplay mechanics and powerups. I still load it up for a few rounds here and there.
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Here is a game i have had for quite some time and played it and then put it down due to other games i wanted to play more and well you know how it is i just forgot about it.
I will be honest picked it up again due to it getting "TRADING CARDS" (very sad reason i know) and found that i really do like this game.
Play this game in short bursts and it is really is fun to play and quite a challenge on some levels on your own (played it a little in co-op and i must admit i prefer to play it by myself as i found it more challenging this way and therefore for me it was a much more intense and enjoyable way to play the game).
The graphics are ok and do their job adequately with the zombies shuffling around in true zombie fashion (except when they run at you for the kill as in 28 days later),the story is really not important (and there isnt really one to speak of-except kill the zombies sergeant to get to the next level of even harder zombies) and the music is quite cool and suits the game and the action thats going on,on screen (guitar riffs anyone).But its when you come to play that it gets quite addictive and thats where the fun lies ("I WANT TO BEAT THE NEXT WAVE AAARRRGGGHHH AND I WILL DO IT YOU ZOMBIE SCUM").
The survival mode is very challenging (and was my favorite part of the game to be honest) and even with the experience you build up (through out the course of the game) and use the perks you can choose from help a little but not much as the HORDE gets bigger and "BIGGER" (more play time i think to get better at this game needed).
I really do like this sort of pick and play game style and will come back to it again just to see if i can get that liitle bit further in mission and survival mode's and thats where this games appeal is,"JUST ONE MORE GO I CAN DO IT,I WILL JUST HAVE ANOTHER 5 MINUTES" (but it allways ends up being a couple of hours and not just another 5 minutes know what i mean AARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH).
If you like this sort of game and are not yet sick of "ZOMBIES" then i would still say buy it but get it in a sale or bundle deal,if you dont then i understand as we have had a lot of zombie games of late and like they say "TOO MUCH OF ANYTHING JUST ISNT GOOD FOR YOU".
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Ah, zombies. We're all sick of them in games, aren't we?

Nation Red is a game with a simple premise. You're one of four classes each with their own perks and you have to fight off the zombie horde! That's basically what this game boils down to, it's almost exclusively a horde mode. Even the "Mission" mode is just fighting off a series of hordes except the match changes after you hit a certain amount of kills.

What makes Nation Red unique and rather fun is that it's very comparable to twin stick shooters/shmups. The zombies keep coming at you and your goal is to stay alive. Like most shmups, as you kill zombies there are weapon drops, perk drops, and you successively upgrade your character to help you defeat the horde of zombies. There are a couple of maps and modes and the game is excellent fun solo, but when you have four people on your fireteam, that's where the game shines.

This game is excellent for killing some time and the style (twin stick shooter) is a style I particularly enjoy. If you enjoy shmups, if you enjoy zombies, and if you enjoy testing yourself to reach a high score, Nation Red is an interesting twist on tried and true gameplay experiences. It's fast paced and has a couple of modes and maps to make you want to come back.

As a caveat, I cannot really suggest it at its full $9.99 pricepoint, but if it hits a sale/bundle and the style of game is up your alley, you may find Nation Red is just your ticket. I'd also suggest playing with a controller, because, well, its a twin stick shooter and you're far more lethal with a controller in this kind of game than you are with a mouse and keyboard.
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