Archive for January, 2013
Day by Day Armageddon and it’s squeal Beyond Exile are two solid Zombie Books. The third book in the series Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass looks to be another great read.
Santa missed a couple presents this year, but lucky for me the Purolator guy picked up the slack and dropped them off this morning. Along with the Trailer Park Boys Calendar was a copy Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass.
Unfortunately the few reviews I’ve read on Amazon weren’t the best however a peak at Zombie Squad Forum yields some more positive opinions. I figure the first two were so good I’ll read this one regardless of what is said.
Finished the book .. First off I’ll say I liked it and if you liked the first 2 you’ll like this one. Shattered Hourglass is packed full of military special ops vs zombie.
The only complaint I have which more or less runs parallel with the other reviews I’ve read is the ending. The ending is horribly rushed. The entire book they are heading to China to find Patient Zero and when they get there the event is like 1-2 pages. I’m fine with how the events transpired but there just wasn’t enough meat to the ending. Actually there was no meat at all it was a skeleton.
Still these great zombie books and worth a read for any fans of the genre.
Small collection of PC Zombie Games that everyone with a PC and a Steam account should get into playing.
4) Plants vs Zombie
Cute, fun and addicting pretty much some up this PC ZOMBIE GAME. Zombies are invading your backyard and nothing stands in their way other than Crazy Dave and a whack of Plants and mushrooms. This game is dead simple to learn but still is enough of a challenge that adult gamers will get a kick out of it.
3) Dayz Mod for Arama 2
OK this game is HARD. I would consider my self a pretty decent first person shooter but all those skills are worthless in a game like this. It’s all about surviving in a zombie apocalypse, shooting is just a minor part of it. Imagine waking up on a beach of a Massive island with a can of beans, flashlight, some bandages and a canteen. You hear some noise coming from the bush about 15 metres away. You move in to investigate…. BAM zombie lunges at you. In an attempt to melee attack it you press the alt button on the mouse.. Damnit this isn’t Left For Dead you have no melee attack. You decide to run along the beach with the zombie close behind. Finally after a couple minutes you find an abandoned car and hop in. Hours past and it’s now dark outside, the zombie appears to have wandered off. You notice a helicopter patrolling the beach is it bandits or help?
Playing the game really feels like you are in a zombie infected world and it’s great just be prepared to Die a lot.
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2) Walking Dead
Walking Dead is by far the simplest of the bunch in terms of “game play” but what it does bring to the table is the best story in a Zombie PC Game to date. Trust me this game is the real deal any zombie fan has to give it a try. No game has captured my emotions and shit on it more than this one.
Recently Walking Dead had been awarded Best Game of 2012 From the Game reviewer Jim Sterling.
1) Left 4 Dead
Of course this game will be on the list it’s spectacular. All PC Zombie games strive to be as much Fun as Valves venerable Zombie Shooter. The Walking Dead almost beat L4D but when it comes down to it I had more fun playing L4D.
*Most anticipated PC ZOMBIE GAME = DayZ Standalone The Dayz Standalone was suppose to come out in 2012 but has been pushed into 2013.
The Main developer posted this on Reddit about missing the DEC 2012 release date.
I know I have been very quiet lately. So this will be really all I’ll say for the moment.
I’ve been pretty depressed about the whole situation. From a personal standpoint, this whole “saga” of the development made me seriously question if I wanted to be involved in the industry and I gave serious thought to cutting my losses and not being involved in the project.
At my Army Discharge medical this week, they noted I now have high blood pressure. Some things in life just aren’t worth worrying about.
I’ve been getting hammered by a massive amount with requests for information about DayZ release, interviews and my reactions to this and stuff and such – but for my own sanity I retreated and have kept to myself. Right now I’m just at home doing bits and pieces on the DayZ development. The rest of the DayZ team is doing the same.
I realize that I went back on my word about releasing an update, but went back into my shell for a bit last week, and I’ll come out when the dust is all settled.
If you want to follow along with the news of the Dayz Standalone project there is a forum with a active discussion.
I absolutely love this game and subsequently find a way to include it in everyone of my PC Zombie Game Lists even though it’s not Technically a “Zombie” game.
With the exception of Left 4 Dead I’ve played Killing Floor more than any other game on this list. Now it’s a great game.. super in fact but it’s not quiet a ZOMBIE GAME and therefore wouldn’t be fair to put on this list. The majority of the creatures you battle are not zombies they are a collection of scientific experiments gone wrong. One more thing to note about Killing Floor is that the Dev’s still actively produce content for it. Christmas and Halloween always get special events.