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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.
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
18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
1,140 products in account
66 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
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".
Posted: June 16
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
765 products in account
15 reviews
8.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 15
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
145 products in account
4 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥in awesome game to kill some time and zombies.... highly recommended, you wont regret it.... especially if you got a controller and some spare time...
also... if you like killin stuff, blood, gore and MINI GUNS..... you wont regret it.
Hail Xenu.
Posted: March 8
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
700 products in account
29 reviews
63.9 hrs on record
Nation Red is a must have. It's nonstop zombie killing action with the ability to combine about 100 different perks. Time has been flying by playing this game. Also as a bonus, there are plenty of game modes to choose from keeping someone like myself quite busy.
Posted: April 8
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
11 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
2/5 Fun at stages

This game is just a mindless zombie-shooter, funny to be played with friends in co-op. It's not a terrible game but it gets boring very easily in spite of different available modes. There is no story mode, you just pass levels by levels shooting every zombie surrounding you with different weapons and items. Fun for a 5-10 minutes break.
My relationship with this game is: play it for 15mins, wait a week and replay it for 15mins, uninstall, wait a month to reinstall and start the loop again.
Posted: July 1
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58 of 67 people (87%) found this review helpful
224 products in account
68 reviews
48.2 hrs on record
I can't fault this game for support, the devs are on the Steam forums daily checking for problems or keeping us up-to-date with what new features/changes are coming with the upcoming patch. It is the best supported indie game I've seen on the Steam forums!

The game is a top-down zombie shooter and fast-paced play but lots of fun too. I've put a lot of hours into this game and it never gets boring, the constant updates which include 4 player co-op, weapon upgrades, perk upgrades and new achievements. Keep the game fresh.
Posted: November 26, 2013
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