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.
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Release Date: Aug 23, 2009

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“To cap off our trilogy of zombie indie titles, this is easily the best one I've ever played. Enjoy it, it's fantastic.”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

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About This Game

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
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Darktoad
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Fun game to play for 30 to 60 minute sessions. Enjoyed the Online Multiplayer Co-Op mode as well.
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SirTubesALot
( 173.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Nation Red is a top down Zombie Shooter. And a good one!
In several different Game Modes like Barricade (you need to hold a point, have some support from Sentry Guns or Soldiers) Survival (show them how long you can keep going) or the Classic endless mode. Every Game Mode offers you a different Challenge.
On top of that, there are tons of different power ups you can pick up, that will drop randomly from your enemies. While you’re playing you gain Experience and Level up, with every Level up, you get access to a wide Range of skills you can choose from, to optimize your Character in a way you want to play the level/game. Through that, the game offers a wide range of variations to try out and experiment with. The game also offers a variety of boss monsters you encounter randomly throughout your current play trough. Which all have their own strength and weaknesses. You can change the difficulty at any given time. As stronger as you make your enemies, the more experience you will get from them.

The game is quiet some years old, but is still looking alright in my opinion. I never had any lag issues or stutters in my whole playtime and not a single crash.
The music pushes you and matches the action on the Screen.

I really enjoyed my time with the game. Even though you “only” kill tons of zombies in every game mode (Isn’t that the reason why we play this? :)), through the wide range of power ups, skills and weapons, every play through offers are different experience. The game modes are fun, and require their own unique style to master them.

If you’re looking for a fast paced Zombie shooter, with tons of splatter and action, you came to the right place.
I can totally recommend the game to everyone.
Since you can change the difficult on the run, the game is never frustrating. If you die, you will know why and not because the game confronts your with unfair hard enemies. The game offers a challenge to veteran players, and is also a ton of fun for players, which are new to genre. You will steadily improve and feel the difference when you make your enemies stronger.

Also, if you just want to relax, turn the volume up, make the zombies easier and splatter your way through their lines!

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Gin the Mayo ◕ ‿ ◕
( 40.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
One of my favorite game on steam. Lovely game for local-op fun. Never tried the online part because i am shy and sexy. A must buy or beg xarabas for the game.
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~Blaze Wolfe~
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Awesome Top Down 3D Zombie Game As the Special ZOmbies are Bit Hard It is Very Enjoyable and Rewarding, I Deffinatly Sggest this game to anyone looking for a challenge!
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PuNk
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
pretty much a horde survival game. stuck in a small map as zombies keep coming, kill them all and hold out as long as you can. random weapon upgrades and drops as you kill zombies.

pretty basic, very simple, still pretty fun. worth a try.
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The Emperor
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
it's a rip off.
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Marshma11ow
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Definitely an underrated game. Most people enjoy the co-op games, but I could honestly play for hours on-end in single-player mode.
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7thSojurn
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
This could of been a very good game like left 4 dead it had all the cool items and walkers of all types but agian poor design of maps and open area is so small it take all the fun right out of it, sorry its not that fun to die all the time... daaaaa.
Another game setting in my library waisted with about 70 other poorlly deigned games. What has gaming come too..........
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P137
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Pretty sikh bruh 10/10
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Gamrin
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Does anyone remember boxhead? That little flash game in which you played a lone gunman in a zombie apocalypse, unlocking weapons as your multiplier got higher. Well, this is exactly that game. With better graphics. And multiplayer. And controller support.

I wish there was a bit more controller support, as sometimes the UI is a bit hard to control. Also, when playing with more than one person, only the first player is able to see what perks do. Any other players will just have to guess what something does by the name of it.

Shortly said, it's a fun zombie shooter game that lives up to the price. Do buy if you like boxhead and have a mate over.
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videogame expert
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
this is dumb
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Wedge
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Fun game to purchase while on sale. Try it with LAN buddies!
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AuspexOne
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Epic co-op mindless violence.
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Keef Baker
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Shoot zombies.... pickup guns... Keep shooting... ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ IT I JUST PICKED UP A KNIFEEE AAAAAARRGAGAHAHA *dies*

Recommended in multiplayer...
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Whisk
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
This game grew up great!
I remember when this game was just a baby with one or two maps.
It is so much more now.
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SushiPiggy
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Got it for like $5, but i could have played something like it for free...
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JC
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
When you got the itch to blast some zombies to smithereens, this is the game to play - plenty of perks to choose from (or not!) and a few game modes to try.

It eventually loses its allure a bit after a while (undead re-killing fatigue), so play it in small snippets
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ep!c™
( 105.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
Definitely very good game, Top-Down it's not maybe my prefered genre, but I really enjoyed this game. I have just done 100% achievements! It was fun :)

As achievement hunter I can recommend this game too, 'cheevos were challenging and innovative (achievements in this game = ideas of people who play it - you can suggest in steam discussion), but nothing what you wouldn't be able to do, especially when you have some hours behind you. I have finished all achievements in around ~50 hours, all without 3 cows, which means killing 500k, 750k & 1kk zombies and generally it was the most boring part of this game when I have finished everything else (killed ~330 000 when I was done with rest achievs.). Unfortunately Multiplayer will be dead till the end of this year, I had problems now with finding players, sometimes was lucky, mostly weekends evenings.

The game is interesting as it gives you many weapons to use and lots of nice skills (in the end you will use ONLY ak47 or Jack Hammer and skills - PowerUp Hook & Snare, but it took me almost 25 hours to find out that those are most effective :P). Also many game types, all are the same generally and missions were most boring as you just must complete every mission 15 times, what forces you to play 15x 18 missions = boring!!!

Conclusion: The game gave me most fun when I was doing those innovative achievements, first ~50hours.


To creator: if you read it - stop adding achievements, I finished this game once and don't want to come back - at least when you will try to force me with new ones to do xD and seriously: Multiplayer is going to be dead soon, it will be just painful to do. Yes, I'm evil, I'm cruel. Muahahaha. But face the reality and try to bring this game back to life.
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KoKo
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Good game but nearly non-existant multiplayer. Don't bother unless you have friends to play with. Good game and fun to play, too bad it's hard to find anyone to play with.
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LastOfArcadia
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Your typical twin stick shooter. Probably my favorite zombie horde themed one at that.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
One of my favorite game on steam. Lovely game for local-op fun. Never tried the online part because i am shy and sexy. A must buy or beg xarabas for the game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
173.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Nation Red is a top down Zombie Shooter. And a good one!
In several different Game Modes like Barricade (you need to hold a point, have some support from Sentry Guns or Soldiers) Survival (show them how long you can keep going) or the Classic endless mode. Every Game Mode offers you a different Challenge.
On top of that, there are tons of different power ups you can pick up, that will drop randomly from your enemies. While you’re playing you gain Experience and Level up, with every Level up, you get access to a wide Range of skills you can choose from, to optimize your Character in a way you want to play the level/game. Through that, the game offers a wide range of variations to try out and experiment with. The game also offers a variety of boss monsters you encounter randomly throughout your current play trough. Which all have their own strength and weaknesses. You can change the difficulty at any given time. As stronger as you make your enemies, the more experience you will get from them.

The game is quiet some years old, but is still looking alright in my opinion. I never had any lag issues or stutters in my whole playtime and not a single crash.
The music pushes you and matches the action on the Screen.

I really enjoyed my time with the game. Even though you “only” kill tons of zombies in every game mode (Isn’t that the reason why we play this? :)), through the wide range of power ups, skills and weapons, every play through offers are different experience. The game modes are fun, and require their own unique style to master them.

If you’re looking for a fast paced Zombie shooter, with tons of splatter and action, you came to the right place.
I can totally recommend the game to everyone.
Since you can change the difficult on the run, the game is never frustrating. If you die, you will know why and not because the game confronts your with unfair hard enemies. The game offers a challenge to veteran players, and is also a ton of fun for players, which are new to genre. You will steadily improve and feel the difference when you make your enemies stronger.

Also, if you just want to relax, turn the volume up, make the zombies easier and splatter your way through their lines!

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Definitely very good game, Top-Down it's not maybe my prefered genre, but I really enjoyed this game. I have just done 100% achievements! It was fun :)

As achievement hunter I can recommend this game too, 'cheevos were challenging and innovative (achievements in this game = ideas of people who play it - you can suggest in steam discussion), but nothing what you wouldn't be able to do, especially when you have some hours behind you. I have finished all achievements in around ~50 hours, all without 3 cows, which means killing 500k, 750k & 1kk zombies and generally it was the most boring part of this game when I have finished everything else (killed ~330 000 when I was done with rest achievs.). Unfortunately Multiplayer will be dead till the end of this year, I had problems now with finding players, sometimes was lucky, mostly weekends evenings.

The game is interesting as it gives you many weapons to use and lots of nice skills (in the end you will use ONLY ak47 or Jack Hammer and skills - PowerUp Hook & Snare, but it took me almost 25 hours to find out that those are most effective :P). Also many game types, all are the same generally and missions were most boring as you just must complete every mission 15 times, what forces you to play 15x 18 missions = boring!!!

Conclusion: The game gave me most fun when I was doing those innovative achievements, first ~50hours.


To creator: if you read it - stop adding achievements, I finished this game once and don't want to come back - at least when you will try to force me with new ones to do xD and seriously: Multiplayer is going to be dead soon, it will be just painful to do. Yes, I'm evil, I'm cruel. Muahahaha. But face the reality and try to bring this game back to life.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Honestly the most addictive game in my library. No story, no frills, just an enormous amount of weapons and perks and zombies.

Buy it now!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Zombies want to kill you... but you kill them. or die trying...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
This game is great! its a steal for $1.99 in the steam winter sale. This is a quality game for the price and way better than the other zombie survival games. If you like to play against waves of zombie hoardes with your friends, this is it!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
I'm on the fence about whether or not to recommend this game or not. It's a straight-up zombie survival game, but I can’t play it more than 20 minutes without it getting boring because of the repetitive design. I’m not recommending it because there are better games out there with more imaginative game design, Primal Fears comes immediately to my mind.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
10/10 SO MUCH FUN TO PLAY!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
They should call this game 'Mass amount of carnage zombie twin stick shooter of ultimate awesome'.
The name doesn't do it justice.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
A great zombie arena shooter with tons of guns and powerups to keep it fast paced and entertaining.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkiCP1Ms9Hc
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
It's easy at first but then it's hard and you die.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
An Excellent Top Down dual stick shooter perfect if you want to play a quick excitibng zombie game. Quick to start with plenty of ways to keep you busy for a while
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
A must have for every steam gamer's library.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
186.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
zombies + bullet hell + achievements = blisters for days
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Very fun game, just killin' waves and waves of zombies. Love it! Just wish there was more characters to choose from or maybe customizing your own. Please add expansion packs with new characters and levels, even a story mode would be cool!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
The idea of the game is quite entertaining, but it has the major flaw of becoming very repetitive. Even so you're probably good for atleast 10 hours gameplay before tiring of the game.

So in this world where couch co-op games are in short supply I'd definitely recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
overview

let me start off by saying that nation red is definitely the best game that i've played in the genre. i'll point out some good things and things that could be imporved upon, because that's what people really want to hear, and you make up your mind ^_^

the good
improvements??
  • if you're looking for intense action and gore, look no further
  • the guns are aplenty and they feel really satisfying to fire and blast away
  • loads of perks to choose from
  • different character classes to suit different play styles and preferred loadouts
  • brilliant game modes with non-stop action including missions, survival, barricade, multiplayer, and both local and online co-op
  • different types of enemies and bosses to keep you on your feet, and every map, game mode, and enemy should be approached differently
  • progressively difficult gameplay starting from manageable to insane, but it's very rewarding with online leaderboards. plus it just feels like such an achivement or feat when you have a good run or you get to a high(er than before) wave
  • the music is decent and adds to the atmos
  • so addictive!! whenever i'm up for a gaming session, this game is one of the first i think about!!
  • an active dev.. yes, i kid you not, they do still exist and we have one here. thanks dev!! ^_^
  • it's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just that even though there are barricades, they just stop the creeps from walking through that path. i would maybe like just one or two small blocks of cover that stop gunfire as well because it's pretty difficult to dodge enemy gunfire at some pretty late waves and the map is totally filled with creeps.
conclusion

i got this game when it was on sale.. i would have bought it even if it wasn't. it's very satisfying if you're doing a short session before you have to head out and equaly satisfying in extended gameplay sessions. my one improvement suggestion there, it doesn't even bother me. if the dev never creates some cover to stop bullets i won't care, it stays awesome in my book. i'd give this game a 9/10 for being so satisfying, support for short or long game sessions, and packed with content including multiplayer and co-op.

if you want to see a brilliant video review, check this one out from totalbiscuit
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Simple point and hold click game works with controllers and very fun game!


9/10 A not so Hideo Kojima Game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Too much zombies IGN 5/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
like zombie driver but on foot 8/10
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