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 (1,095 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Really fun game gets a 10/10 for me and coop just makes it better!
Normally I'm not big on top down shooters but this one ois way to much fun to say no so if you see it for a dollar luike i got it for grab it and play it with friends its a great game!
I bought it a while ago when it was 99 cents I'm sure it will get that price again come autumn or Chrismas sale so it's worth getting and better than gun zombies :)!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
It is a good simple arcadish zombie game.

Looking for instant co-op killing? Look no further. This game has it.

8,5/10.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
geiles game, kann ich nur empfehlen, wenn ihr fragen habt einfach adden.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Nation Red is a very straight forward Zombie slaughterfest. So many perks and different weapons to choose from, and countless Zombies to kill in a bunch of different modes. This is a pretty good mindless shooting game and worth a play or three.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Good zombie killing co-op fun. Large variety of weapons and power-ups.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Some good accessible fun in a nice neat package.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
A very good time waster, not as in it's a waste of time, but each game usually lasts about 5-10 minutes. Good way to kill time.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Awesome and adicting game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
間違えて買った!
でも後悔はしてません!
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
✔ OK
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
No depth, no singleplayer campaigns
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Garbage.
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7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Pick your class, pick a map, shoot some (or a bunch of) zombies.

It's a pretty fun and simple distraction. This isn't an epic tale of survival in an zombocalpyse. This is a top down shooter where your goal is to survive as long as possible against endless waves of zombies.

Your "character" gains experience points to level up. When you level up you get to pick a perk. The perks are random. Sometimes you get some good choices sometimes you get not-so-good ones.

Zombies drop power-ups and weapons. Some guns are better than others. Melee weapons (at least for me) are a quick way to die.

There are different types of zombies, regulars, crawlers, exploders, and "boss" type zombies as well.

Really though, sometimes it is satisfying to just get in and blast zombies without the baggage of hours long epic quest and sob story plot.
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
If you couldn't tell from the video previews, this game is a pretty big hunk of ♥♥♥♥. Thankfully it was gifted to me by someone who had a spare copy.

Top down 3d shoot em up with wave after wave of the same boring zombies on a small selection of maps. The maps are extremely tiny, the game has perks and level ups; it also has co-op but it's hard finding people willing to play this filth.

It falls short on nearly every aspect it attempted to be.
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Great game
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