Excerpt: The easiest way to describe Dead Nation is as Smash TV , set during the zombie apocalypse. Part of what makes it so easy is that it isn't actually true. Mentioning Smash TV is going to make most people think of a top-down twitch shooter which tests your reflexes to the breaking point, and the first...
Excerpt: Dead Nation for PS Vita is a port of Housemarque’s original PlayStation 3 game, handled by Climax Studios. It’s a top-down shoot ‘em up set during a zombie apocalypse and the campaign supports both singleplayer and two player co-operative play.
Excerpt: Since this is a review of Downloadable Content (DLC), I am going to quickly define exactly what each score pertains to. Presentation will be mostly dependent on the variety of new visuals in the DLC.
Excerpt: Last year, PlayStation 3 owners got their hands on the zombie killing shoot em up Dead Nation. I really enjoyed the over-the-top action game back in its release. Thanks to the new Road of Devastation DLC...
Pros: + Great game play, + Fully co-op compatible, + Nice arcade feel
Excerpt: Zombies have been quite the staple of gaming lately, what with DLC that puts zombies in a Western, Yakuza taking to the streets to destroy zombies, and a number of other retail and downloadable zombie-based titles.
Engrossing gameplay and rich environments make Dead Nation an enjoyable romp through the zombie apocalypse.
1 December 2010
Summary: Zombies. Whether you love them, hate them, or are just plain sick of them, the ubiquitous undead have carved out a sizable niche in the world of video games. Unlike most monsters, zombies have very little in the way of defining characteristics, so they can be fast or slow, whole or mutilated, legion...
Pros: Dark, oppressive atmosphere, Richly detailed environments, Powerful, upgradable arsenal
Cons: Doesn't actively encourage replay, Price point is a bit high
Conclusion: Dead Nation takes a lot of tired tropes and manages to polish them up into a surprisingly fun experience. It's best suited for play with a friend, but even alone you will get your monies worth from Housemarque.
Excerpt: Two things used to be quite common at one time in the industry: zombies and top-down adventures. Zombies continue to hang on thanks to their inclusion in so many multiplayer FPSs and of course, they’ll always be around in the venerable