You and up to three friends fight to survive the Zombie outbreak in this game inspired by early '80s horror films!
User reviews: Mostly Negative (522 reviews) - 35% of the 522 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 15, 2011

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About This Game

Trapped Dead is a tactical real time strategy game in the tradition of classics such as "Commandos" and "Desperados". You and your friends control your characters in a 3rd person isometric view through a mature Zombie survival scenario inspired by the successful horror films of the early '80s. A co-op mode for up to 4 players is included as well.
The story takes place in the early 80s in a small town names Hedge Hill near Kansas City, Missouri. The sowing of a new genetically modified type of corn caused the existence of a new virus which mutated through the natural food chain. A dog bite of an infected animal caused a local outbreak of the virus which rapidly infected the inhabitants of the idyllic provincial town. Mike and Gerald, two college boys, are thrown into the middle of a terrifying horror scenario. Having pulled over to a gas station near Hedge Hill during what was meant to be an enjoyable road trip, they are unaware of the virus which has already reached the gas station and its staff…

Key Features:

  • Terrifying, cinematic game atmosphere
  • Tactical gameplay with numerous shock and surprise elements
  • Highly detailed locations such as mall, jail, scrap yard & many more
  • 6 playable different characters
  • Thrilling online and offline multiplayer co-op mode
  • Interactive and dynamic game environment including various traps
  • Manifold weapons, gadgets and other items

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2GB
    • Video Card: Graphics card supporting shader 3.0 (onboard chipsets are not supported)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Would have been a really fun game if it weren't for those pesky non-responsive controls! I'm trying to run but it makes me walk. I'm supposed to auto-hit but it switches to manual hitting. I try to save but it magically makes me go down a path that doesn't exist and then I get stuck? All of these technical problems really killed the game for me. I gave it a fair shot but not a single bullet hit a bulls-eye, let alone an actual target. You'll definitely feel helpless and trapped dead with the awful controls.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Simply put....don't play it unless you're a glutton for punishment. Every game mechanic just feels like it's broken.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I like the artwork for this game, but that's the only good thing it has.

The combat is really boring, you right click the zombie and just watch your character attack until the zombie is re-dead.

It's buggy... I was killed during a tutorial cutscene. And my inventory went invisible after alt-tabbing out, it only came back after dying/reloading a save.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Its a game that could've been good, had potential,probably a good start, and a great idea. It ruined however by stupid controls (if the developers had looked at the controls or played the game for 5 seconds it wouldve been obvious), which is my biggest problem. the game crashes a lot but eventually it gets going. but i just cant play a game where the controls just make it hard. im ok with hard games, ok games, and easy games. i like games with all different kinds of difficulties. i am not ok when a game is hard because the controls are just badly though out. not to mention the games buggy and pretty repetitive too...i didnt really see anything new happening. also i really hate that medkits simply stop bleeding instead of healing. its not the fact that i think the game NEEDS healing because if the controls werent so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ horrid the game wouldnt be super hard. but i feel like the description was misleading for it...besides this long wall of text about medkits and controls that make me want to punch my laptop, the game is buggy and the gameplay gets repetitive (partially because of the controls...again srly) but it has potential. hopefully they decide to make inprovements. for now ive refunded the game because i just played a better game that i bought for less @_@
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I think this game gets more abuse than it deserves and I think herein lays great potential for a new take on zombie games. Not that I'm recommending this game on its potential alone.

Where there can be filler sections, there are a good smattering of genuinely exciting sections where you have to tactically micromanage your team's position, weaponry and targets to escape the hordes that are rolling inexorably over your position. Cramped indoors or built up urban areas add to this excitement, where every move is key. I found the game's difficulty relatively on the low side though (no difficulty settings either), and was never short of ammunition but the game is swift to punish carelessness as your guys can become zombie chow in 2 seconds if left unattended next to a hungry undead.

The story plays homage to all the zombie cliches in a suitably brief (only about 8 or so hours of gameplay so it doesn't outstay it's welcome) tour of all the standard zombie invasion locations. There are rough bits granted, and it could be buggy at times. I had at least one crash to desktop, and sometimes injured zombies would suddenly stand up many metres from where you had smashed/blasted them to. Also there are some truly bizarre choices at times (the end credits ends on a box of cereal) and the ending was a bit of a flop, leaving me with a bit of an anticlimx as the only thing resembling a boss fight coming on the penultimate level.

I will allow there are better zombie games out there. Though if you love all things zombies and tire of the standard run and gun zombie kill-a-thon then this could be the game for you. Definitely pick it up on sale.
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