The zombie apocalypse is at hand, the city’s been quarantined, it’s martial law. You are an auto mechanic determined to hightail it out of the city using the fastest means available: your car. Unfortunately, the military has been authorized to shoot civilians on sight and zombies are more than willing to latch onto your car and eat you. And these are the least of your worries.
In Road of the Dead you’re behind the wheel of a modified muscle car, flying down the interstate, dodging burnt out cars and innocent civilians, running down gruesome zombies and merciless soldiers, all the while uncovering the real intentions of the military. Your goal is to reach the tunnel out of the city before… well, something very bad happens.
This is one of the most immersive Flash zombie games I’ve played. The gameplay is tight and the storyline is compelling enough to feel the apprehension and determination of a survivor. I recommend it.
It’s a simple game where you play a zombie and roll dice that represent human victims. Depending on the roll, you get to eat the victim’s brain, the lucky bastard gets away, or the sonofabitch shotguns you! You can then push your luck to eat more brains, but if you get shotgunned three times, you’re out. I recommend having a sense of humor and a vivid imagination. Now go eat some brains!
Spotted at the Intervention Con in Rockville, MD this past weekend: Left 4 Dead Anti-Zombie Medication. Please be safe and get your own stash. You’ll be glad you did when the hordes come hunting for your tender, delicious living brain.
I took this photo with my iPhone. You can buy your own from Morlock Enterprises.
Also, here’s a random Left 4 Dead machinima video about the pills for your amusement:
Here’s an fun little Flash game that’ll give all you zombie lovers some misanthropic pleasure: Infectonator! World Dominator. Your goal is to dominate the game’s world of 8-bit art in as few days as possible using your abilities to infect people with a zombie-creating virus and summon special, more powerful zombies.
Traveling from city to city, continent to continent, you wreak havoc on the population. After infecting a few unsuspecting victims, just watch the carnage as your zombies attack and infect the panicked humans. Imagine the chaos! Afterwards you can use the money you collected to upgrade your zombies or improve your special abilities. After a while your zombies become an unstoppable hoard of merciless perversions of nature—we wouldn’t have it any other way.
But be warned, some humans can fight back with guns, which makes it all the more satisfying to summon your special zombies, including such characters as zombie Ronald MacDonald, zombie Colonel Sanders, and, my favorite, zombie Michael Jackson. Those pesky humans have no chance.
We recommend this game. It’s addictive, but given the opportunity to dominate the world using zombie hoards, I wouldn’t call it a time waster.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that iPhone users must be in search of zombie games. This game looks like a fun zombie killing side scroller with a little Regency era eye candy. I haven’t played it yet, but it’s available in the App store for $2.99.
Check out the gameplay in this IGN video:
A couple of months ago we told you about a lecture given by Dr. Steven C. Schlozman, a Harvard psychiatrist and zombie enthusiast, covering zombie neuroscience and psychology. Unfortunately no one here at Zombie Slash could attend, but thankfully someone did and took extensive notes. We suggest that you take a look. Maybe this zombie thing isn’t so far fetched.
An interesting side note is that Schlozman drafted a faux medical journal article about a zombie outbreak, called “Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome.” Let it be known that we want a copy!
With three new trailers for kickass zombie games, it’s been a very cool week for zombie game news.
First, we got to see the trailer for Left 4 Dead 2, which comes out this fall for XBOX 360 and PC. The zombies have escaped from quarantine, and you and your guns are all that’s left to stop them.
The trailer for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, coming out later in the year for Wii, was also released. Looks like more crazy research lab-themed zombie hunting is in store.
And the awesome Dead Rising 2 trailer came out this week. The game will come out next year for 360, PS3 and PC. I’m excited about the seemingly endless hordes of zombies and the quasi-Vegas locale.
Check out some sick stills after the jump.
Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, that special day of the year when you can just walk into a comic book store and walk out with free comics. Legally, that is.
There are some fantastic-looking comics among this year’s free offerings, such as Attack Of The Alterna-Zombies!, which features Jesus Hates Zombies. FEARNet has a preview of several pages of Jesus Hates Zombies — here’s a nice snippet with Jesus, Abraham Lincoln and a zombie horde:
We can’t wait to get our hands on some of these on Saturday — thanks Free Comic Book Day crew!
Zombie Hooker Nightmare is a silly, free Flash game on the Adult Swim website, where you’re a hooker who needs to find a john and make some cash in a world overrun by slow, mindless zombies. It’s an easy time waster, and the gameplay is … well, pretty familiar. There are tons of mini games just like it … minus the hookers of course.
The Zombie Slash team—we’re currently lounging across a couch talking about zombies and video games, living the glamorous life of the horror fan blogger—suspects that the reason behind all these zombie mini games is not simply because zombies are awesome (even though they are). It’s also because zombies are easy enemies for game developers to create. The game reviewers at NextGenWalkthroughs agreed with us in their recent walkthrough of Resident Evil 5:
I think that’s one of the reasons why there have been so many zombie games lately: because zombie AI is extremely easy to do, because they’re dumb, they go in a line for you, they b-line for you, they’re not ducking behind cover. (YouTube link)
But then again, we love zombies. So if you want to kill a few minutes of your otherwise dreary day blasting a few dumb zombies, who are we to stop you?