Welcome to the char-grilled world of Burn Zombie Burn, where the best type of undead is barbequed undead. The goals are simple: keep Bruce alive, as he tries to keep Daisy alive, and get the highest score possible. Standing (well, ambling) in your way is a never ending horde of the rotting, stinking and stupid undead.
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Mixed (134 reviews) - 44% of the 134 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 12, 2010

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“Burn Zombie Burn is a fun little zombie-shooter with appealing game modes and plenty of action.”
7/10 – GameZone

“BZB takes the cake for being fun and addictive while being challenging at the same time. And with a price point of $9.99, BZB offers a lot of bang for your buck.”
9/10 – Relyonhorror.com

“It’s a fun little zombie slaying arcade game and much like Castle Crashers, I can see myself spending hours on this one. My advice: Buy it.”
Crispy Gamer

“gives players the opportunity to play out what all good gamers love - a good shoot-em-up.”

About This Game

Welcome to the char-grilled world of Burn Zombie Burn, where the best type of undead is barbequed undead.

The goals are simple: keep Bruce alive, as he tries to keep Daisy alive, and get the highest score possible. Standing (well, ambling) in your way is a never ending horde of the rotting, stinking and stupid undead. Fortunately our mild-mannered hero Bruce can get hold of some tasty weaponry. Burn, batter, shoot, maim, blow up, mince, and obliterate as many zombies as possible before they make Bruce their dinner…

Flaming zombies are faster and more dangerous than regular uncooked zombies. But burning zombies drop better pickups and act as a score multiplier – light ‘em up, score big, and have fun.

Key features:

  • A hoard of zombie types – dancers, exploders, armored, infectious, and fire-farting super zombies
  • An arsenal of weaponry – bats, guns of all sizes, chain saw, flamethrower, lawnmower, brain gun and groovy dance gun
  • Big red button – use weapon combos to enable the big red button and trigger unique level events
  • A healthy range of explosives – upgrade your everyday TNT for increasingly destructive explosives and mines
  • A truck load of pick-ups – ammo, defense for daisy, rampage, speed, time, TNT, TNT range and type upgrades, and junk food health boosters
  • 6 infinite play arenas – The Woods, Graveyard, Suburbia, Drive-in, Army Base, Secret Lab
  • 3 game modes – Free Play, Defend Daisy and Timed
  • 10 challenges with alternate styles of play
  • Super un-lockable bonuses including multiple game rendering modes
  • A coffin full of in-game achievements to complete

System Requirements


    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz, Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compliant graphics adaptor. 512 MB, With Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX® 9 compliant sound card
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Everybody loves killing zombies. Whether it’s in the first person like Left 4 Dead, third person a la Resident Evil, or top down as with Burn Zombie Burn! there’s something about their mass pack mentality that ensures a massive smile whenever your baseball bat meets their heads. Perhaps it’s because we don’t see these poor, brainless drones as humans or whether it’s just a simple survival instinct kicking in because we’re often surrounded by dozens of them at once.

It’s this mass horde attitude that plays off so well with Burn Zombie Burn! as your character, Bruce, is constantly outnumbered by more of the undead than we’ve ever seen in a videogame. Not only that but the basic AI employed by these zombies is actually more scary than if they actually had anything other than a lemming-like “follow follow”, especially when the screen is filled with a hundred of the little buggers. It might seen like an oxymoron, but the dumber zombies are the better the game. I’ll tell you why.

Burn Zombie Burn! isn’t just about dispatching these sad but aggressive beings with clips full of bullets: it’s cunningly technical and whilst yes you’ll manage to get through the game bluffing it, for the high scores and the in the zone feeling that you’re playing it the way it’s meant to be played you’ll need deft dexterity and the ability to quickly think on your feet. It’s all about the combos and the clever, titular Burn! mechanic.

Simply put, dead zombies drop pickups. These pickups can be significantly more powerful if said zombies were burnt alive instead of just shot, sliced or beaten – Bruce can switch between whatever main weapon he has (be that a shotgun, a baseball bat or a submachine gun, for example) and his trusty stick of burning wood. Touch a zombie with your torch out, so to speak, and they’ll instantly ignite, and any neighbouring undead will also begin to burn, like a particular nasty virus.

Once alight the pickings become richer, leading to TNT and other massively destructive items that can hugely influence your eventual score. Burning zombies, however, are faster and more deadlier and thus the game instinctively requires you to manage the danger levels against the possible rewards. Other mechanics come into play, such as specific weapon combos requiring you to not swap out your gun should you run out of ammo, and these all run in parallel with each other transferring an otherwise basic set of game rules into something much more complex.

This doesn’t ever get in the way of the action, though, which is relentless. Throughout the game’s modes the zombies come thick and fast and although Burn Zombie Burn! isn’t a twin stick shooter in the strictest sense of the word, with the lock-on button pressed and held in you can almost play it like one if you so desire. DoubleSix wanted you to look at this game as more of an old school 16-bit style shooter though, with the character firing forwards at all times, so work through the tutorial slowly and take in everything the game has to offer and the controls will become second nature quickly enough.

Visually it’s actually quite nice. The environments are spooky and play up to the obvious clichés, as do the characters and even the weapons, but they’re solid and smooth enough to impress and despite the game engine managing to throw around 120 zombies at once the frame rate holds up perfectly. The sound is also exactly as you’d expect, cheesy but good humoured music complimented by a raft of moans and groans peppered with the crack from your machine gun is all we could have wished for. The game also offers a split screen multiplayer which is great fun.

So, another quality title just perfect for those afternoons when all you want to do is take our your anger on a pack of hungry zombies. Burn Zombie Burn! is well produced, smartly priced, great fun and a nice addition to anyone’s game libarary. The risk-reward nature of the gameplay in Burn Zombie Burn is enough to make the player return for more, if not the adrenaline inducing intensity. Whilst the task may, on the face of it, look repetitive, it never feels tired or boring to play. If high-score chasing gives you pleasure, then Burn Zombie Burn comes highly recommended.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
An hectic little top down zombie game with huge hordes and over the top weapons. Fun for a half hour or so, but otherwise, not worth the dosh.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
The mechanism to score is quite interesting, since only burning zombies give a multiplicator. However, these burning zombies are more dangerous. I like this mechanism.
Unfortunately the game itself becomes boring after a short time, since it is really always the same. After 30min one has seen almost everything the game offers. There is no interesting story, no nice rewards, nothing which keeps my motivation. In addition, I don't like the crosshair, which is a glowing cursor. I had to search it all the time in the hordes of zombies. Hence, from my side no recommendation.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game for purely one reason.
No matter how great or cheap a game is when you do the tutorial you make sure you state what the controls are. The tutorial goes as normal until you realise they never told you which key does what. Also playing this need a gamepad/controller, want to play with a keyboard and mouse? You might as well just bash random keys.
That being said this game have some enjoyable moments, it is quite challenging after a while but at the same time it can get quite boring. This is also the only game where I want multiplayer.
No matter how cheap this game is it's not worth it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
A fun little arena shoot em up.
If you like this type of game, pick it up when it's on sale.
I couldn't really recommend it at it's full price, but definitely grab it when it's on sale if you're an avid zombie fan like me.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2013
Just couldn't get into it. It played well, fun to kill mass hordes of zombies, but something was missing...

Perhaps I needed freinds or to play online with strangers. I played an 1.5 hours and unlocked the third mission and found myself not wanting to play it.

The basic idea is there is an "Arena" level you fight as long as you can until you die. So there is no exploration, no true bosses (big zombie that farts fire though), and each level is nothing more thn a different layout but more of the same.

You can only progress if you get a high enough score to unlock the next area. I spent 45 minutes on one level with a scote off 850,000 and still only got a bronze to unlock the third level.

Overall it is not a bad game, but the fast paced arena combat to get really high scores can make your brain tired because the combat keeps ramping higher and higher with no slow down or breaks. So you can spend an hour in maximum focus... perhaps I am too old for this, lmao !

Not bad, but not for me I guess. And I normally like Smash TV type gameplay and arena combat.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
Like a good challanging zombies game? this is the game for y'all.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Unlike "Bunch of heroes", this game can actually bring some fun, but I believe there are far better games in this genre...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Fun little shoot'emup.
A wee bit monotonous, but palatable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 20, 2010
I like this game. It has an addictive quality to the levels and there is enough gut spilling explosions to prevent the zombie hoards from becoming too frustrating. What's your favourite weapon?
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3.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
I first got this game on console when it released. Played it a little bit too much, when said console overheated I was a bit sad, as I wouldn't get to play BZB again. Upon finding it on Steam I fell from my chair in glee.

But how is it?

-It's a game desgined for a controller, but isn't too terribly hard for keyboard and mouse.

-It can be hard to learn if you don't have a strategy for each map. But this isn't a power fantasy game. (Looking at you, Skyrim.) When you get into it, and start racking up serious points you get a feeling of "I did it. Look at me!"

-This game doesn't look bad for a 6 year old game. Cartoon-y, but bloody and violent.

-Alot of little clever nods to movies that inspired it. (Can you find them all?)

-After awhile it gets boring, same old run in circles and shoot zombies. I recomend this game as a "I'm about to run errands, but I need to wait" kind of game. It has no real story. It's an Arcade game, with no cabinet.

Overall? I give it a near perfect. Everyone should atleast try it once.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 17
I have a couple of dozen games that were so bad I've created a garbage category (garbage is polite) and stopped playing them in minutes. Some I can't review since I haven't even put in the required 5 minutes they were so bad.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: May 15
This is an arcade style game. From what I played, it did well with what you would expect from an arcade game such as the action pacing, score oriented goal and power-ups on the map. As far as I can tell, it doesn't offer a storyline/plot, but that wouldn't be a big detraction from an arcade game. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the game because I was easily defeated frequently as a result of both the controls for xbox controler and mouse/keyboard. The controls are not as natural as I would like it and it is difficult to strafe fire and maneuver the character avoiding the enemies at the same time. Unexpectedly, the mouse/keyboard was easier than the gamepad, simply because the gamepad left stick moves the character, but the right stick does not control aim. As a result, I had to run forward into enemies shooting as my only move-and-shoot option with gamepad. However, the keyboard allows you to strafe-and-shoot as you would expect of a zombie defense game. Unfortunately, I couldn't move the character in any other direction than cardinal directions (North, S, E, W).

Simply put, i felt the controls were conflicting too much with my manueverability and being able to attack at the same time. I didn't feel interested in continuing or attempting to adapt to the controls because I was off put by them.
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2.1 hrs
Posted: April 20
An amusing little shooter that has very little content to offer and gets old fast.

$10 is simply too much for this title. It is more appropriately priced at less than $3.
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Asatas - Cookiemonster
0.2 hrs
Posted: April 18
Broken beyond good and evil
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2.7 hrs
Posted: January 27
1/5 stars.

Isn't even fun when playing with friends...
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40.5 hrs
Posted: December 26, 2015
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0.3 hrs
Posted: November 14, 2015
An earlier game from the people that later created All Zombies Must Die. The huge issue with this is that it supports controller but does not support the right stick. What is the point of a twin stick shooter and not support twin sticks.

Avoid at ALL costs, All Zombies Must Die!: Scorepocalypse is the better version and even that is kind of dull. I actually liked All Zombies Must Die! (RPG version) but that has been pulled from steam.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 28, 2015
4/10 - Not terrible, but it doesn't earn thumbs up

The controls were good, graphics were fine. However, No storyline, just mass waves of zombies. This game could really have something if it had multiplayer. This game doesn't though.

Finally, this game is really not worth $10! It's more of a $2.99 base price game. So for those 3 reasons. Thumbs Down.

Worth $2-3

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