You and up to three friends fight to survive the Zombie outbreak in this game inspired by early '80s horror films!
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Mostly Negative (582 reviews) - 35% of the 582 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
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Mostly Negative (582 reviews)
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Saint Aaron
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
This is a tough game to rank. Its an okay/hate game. Gameplay is fun with the controls and all work, but when the controls dont wanna act right, the game gets bad. Concept of the game is done nicely along with the artwork. Single player is ehhh but the game is a lot more fun with coop. Weapons go to guns to melee. Loud noise brings zombies to you. The game starts you off wiht 1 person to control and eventually works your way up to 4

Pros:
Steam Trading Cards
Coop
Loud noise brings zombies
Artwork done nicely
Story is pretty good

Cons:
unresponsive controls
no settings
Get stuck on objects
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Sheepdog
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
I definitely had some fun playing this game,

but the controls lag ALOT. And the saving sucks, and it's so easy to lose track of one of your members and have them get killed.

Overall, it's just too frustrating.

I would play it again if I had a friend to coop with though.
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Oracle
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
This is the worst game I've played on steam. Let's try to keep it that way.
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Bellyfuss1
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
The interface is aweful and makes the game unplayable.
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mastermind
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Good Game
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marcynhow
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Besides the game being good in general terms, it is still a lot of bugs, like the inventory dissappearing. Also, the game is poorly programmed and there is TONS of lagging and latency in the mouse (even if your PC is good).

Sorry guys but it needs great improovement (the mechanics are great and the story is good but the bugs ruin it).
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MarkoseN
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
50/100
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Ruby
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
IT TOOK ME WHAT FELT LIKE AGES BUT I BEAT YOUR CRAP GAME.
I CURSE THE FRIEND THAT GIFTED ME THIS BUT I FINISHED IT OUT OF GRATITUDE.

YOU DON'T NEED TO FIGHT THE ZOMBIES, LITERALLY RUN FROM SAVE POINT TO SAVE POINT AND JUST GO FROM THERE, SAVE AMMO FOR THE CHURCH MISSION WHERE YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO FIGHT A ZOMBIE

VETERAN IS YOUR FRIEND, BEST WITH GUNS.

RUN MISSIONS SOLO, ♥♥♥♥ FIGHTING.
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brianwnd
( 29.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Great game, a lot of fun. Reminded me of the old Eidos game, Commandos.The only downside is that it was too short!
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Martee
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Bugs that make levels impossible to complete, desyncing multiplayer, no multiplayer saving. Rage quit after trying to like it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I definitely had some fun playing this game,

but the controls lag ALOT. And the saving sucks, and it's so easy to lose track of one of your members and have them get killed.

Overall, it's just too frustrating.

I would play it again if I had a friend to coop with though.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This is the worst game I've played on steam. Let's try to keep it that way.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
This is a tough game to rank. Its an okay/hate game. Gameplay is fun with the controls and all work, but when the controls dont wanna act right, the game gets bad. Concept of the game is done nicely along with the artwork. Single player is ehhh but the game is a lot more fun with coop. Weapons go to guns to melee. Loud noise brings zombies to you. The game starts you off wiht 1 person to control and eventually works your way up to 4

Pros:
Steam Trading Cards
Coop
Loud noise brings zombies
Artwork done nicely
Story is pretty good

Cons:
unresponsive controls
no settings
Get stuck on objects
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132 of 163 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
Boring, Repetitive, Broken Gameplay. Avoid this. 1/10
This game looks like it would be okay from the store, but it's not, it's actually awful. I can't tell anyone to buy a game that will have no enjoyment, and is completely broken. The graphics are actually pretty good, I'll admit that, but the gameplay is terrible. There is nothing user friendly about the game, the interface is off putting, and the controls are so bad. Rotating the camera, which you'll have to do often is annoying, and the game is still buggy.

The gameplay is boring, it's frustrating and everything is repetative. You will have to lure out zombies, and either melee them, or lure them into a trap. It is completely boring. I will admit I haven't played through a lot of the game, but this is because there is no reason to do this. I've had the game crash, I've had my inventory disappear, I've had no fun whatsoever.
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104 of 132 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Has potential, but terrible controls combined with anti-user interface makes it not fun to play. It would be okay, if it was ten year old game ... but its just two years :-(
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61 of 82 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
This isn't the kind of zombie-strategy based game i was expecting for... it's... just generic.

I may be an obtuse to ask things, like:

"Why there are few characters to control in this game?"
Well, a zombie pandemic is a zombie pandemic, everyone turns mad, making others mad as well, and few people remain

"Why, having already few units to control, they can carry only 4-5 things?"
Well, every human being can carry only few things, even the strongest ones. They aren't pack mules.

"Why a single map can be very long, and, probably, you will broke it, rendering your attempts to end in vain?"
That's a good question, for the not obtuse people. Really, it isn't sarcastic, i think i just broke the level at the third mission, discovered that nearly at the end of the map, and now i should play it from the start, because i can't complete it. But that should be just my problem, nothing to do with you others.

Let's say, this game is boring, because it's a predictable game: the zombies come, you run, you kill them in the way while keeping at a distance from them, then you run again, and so on... Or maybe it's just me that i find tactical zombie games like that. But anyway, for me the gameplay seems too clunky, along with the bad controls and reaction of the characters, which make the game very frustrating.

Also to note, the Multiplayer Co-op it's HORRIBLE: first you need to do a port forward in your router if you're using one to access the internet, then you can play the levels that, in case you are the host, you have completed, with the same items you had before starting. Your friends will be stuck with your stuff, sometimes getting even confused if you're not a tidy guy. If you want to play more than 2 players, you can't play the first levels with them, because the characters are pretty few, like i said. After these little problems, here comes the gameplay on multiplayer.
There aren't the dialogue of the characters in the map, to understand some parts of the storyline in the game. Also, your guests that entered in your game may be experiencing lots of lag, for some strange reason, in casual moments, even if they have a good computer. And that will make it unplayable until they will left it.

This game is poorly cared by the developers, and, i might be too harsh about this, maybe because, i repeat, this kind of games are boring for me, maybe because i am not much into strategy games, fighting against some slow creatures... but this game, is pretty bad, and not worth it's cost. Not even if it's on sale, for me. Not even in a bundle. Well, maybe for the cards, if you have interest in it.
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37 of 52 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
5-Star Fail. Clearly, this game was released before being fully developed. It is pretty bad on a lot of levels. The maps and graphics overall are actually decent but that's about it. It isn't fun or rewarding at all, just clunky and buggy. Enjoyment only came from laughing at how bad it is, and gaining extra disk space when uninstalling.
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41 of 60 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Pro- Got this with a super cheap bundle
Con- It wasnt another game
Results-Horrible controls, horrible interface, just idle and get your cards and move on. This is going in my "♥♥♥♥-game" section.
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
Simply put. BAD *smacks the developers hands* BAD! Look what you did!

This is a HORRIBLE game full of bugs and bad mechanics. From randomly taking damage to characters who are not bleeding nor have zombies around them in any way shape or form to what can only be described as desyncing multiplayer. The multiplayer does NOT make up for this horrible game because you and your teammate will simply not be playing the same game. Doors they open will not open for you and vice versa which does not mean either of you are safe because you will simply be killed by zombies you dont see but your friend will. God I could go on and on about this horrible game but read the forums there isnt a single good review about this game even if it were heavily discounted.
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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2015
This is easily one of the worst zombie-themed games I've ever played.

Supposedly, developers tried to make something like a squad-based survival simulator. The final product is not a simulator, it's not about surviving (if we're not talking about user surviving through the UI), and squad-based part is just pontless.

Every aspect of the game represents raw incompetence of the developers -- game is bugged, UI is ridiculous, gameplay is extremely boring (if you'll last more than 1 hour, like I did, you're supposed to be awarded with a medal), fighting system is just plainly lame.

The game has active pause (you can prace Space to pause the game and give orders to your survivors). Presumably, this was implemented to introduce tactics to the game. Alas, this effort was fruitless -- fights are boring and repetitive. Most of the fights are ending up in user, luring enemies into some trap and then activating it. There's no tactics to it, honestly, it's just a waste of time.

There's a ton of useless mechanics. For example, your character can randomly start bleeding after he was wounded. You'll be bleeding for the whole duration of the level (it won't stop), yet you won't lose any HP for that. Why was that implemented? Because it attracts zombie in a bigger radius around you. But since you're walking faster then they do, they'll soon forget about you and would roam around their location aimlessly (pathfinding is awful here too, by the way).

The weapon system is plainly lame -- you can only hold 1 weapon, and if you want to turn on some switch, you first have to hide the weapon, then use the switch, then take out the weapon again. Developers couldn't care less about usability, I think.

One of the bugs that I've found in my short session was inability to launch game in windowed mode -- all my efforts lead to a point where my inventory disappeared alongside with all of the texts in the game. I was unable to fix it, so, obviously enough, I've decided to just uninstall.

Will I recommend this game? Never. I may recommend to try it to people with really low self-esteem that are enjoying UI masochism and poor gameplay.

I'd rate the game 2.0 out of 10.0, and would NOT recommend it to anyone.
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