Tag Archives: Zombies

DayZ: The Zombie Survival Game I’ve Always Wanted


Written by Micah Messer

For some reason it’s always seemed like developers are been afraid to create a realistic zombie survival game, instead relying on goofy zombie kills and silly weapon crafting. I don’t want to see how many zombies I can kill, I want to see how long I can survive. I don’t want to craft an electric chainsaw that zaps zombies to death. I want a game that forces me to scavenge for supplies that are essential for my survival. DayZ is that game– well, mod technically. Created for the game Arma 2, DayZ is a mod that puts the player in a massive open environment full of zombies and other players. Arma 2 being a realistic military simulator, naturally it turned out to be the perfect game for a hardcore zombie survival mod.

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Dead Island Review

Written by Micah Messer

Mixed bag: A collection of dissimilar things; an assortment. This is the best way I could possibly describe Dead Island. The game is riddled with problems and lack of polish. There are some aspects that are just downright bad… but… it’s just so damn fun to kill zombies! Dead Island does enough things right, that it outweighs its problems and short-comings with super fun gameplay. The big open-world RPG genre fits the zombie setting very well. Combine it with a simple but addictive first-person melee combat system and the ability to play co-op with up to 3 friends, and Dead Island, although rough around the edges, can be loads of fun.
The story is pretty basic. Nothing that you haven’t already seen in every other zombie fiction ever. You are a group of survivors, immune to the virus for some unexplained reason, and you need to find a way to get off of the island. It’s more of an excuse to chop through zombies, rather than a thrilling tale, but what else can you really expect from a game like this? Despite an underwhelming ending, the story is simple and gets the job done.

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