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The Last Stand: Aftermath

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

71%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Nov 16, 2021
PlayStation 4Nov 16, 2021
PCNov 16, 2021
Xbox Series X/SNov 16, 2021

Developer: Con Artist Games

Publishers: Armor Games Studios , Merge Games

Genres: Action, Roguelike, Survival

The latest from veteran developer Con Artist Games, creators of The Last Stand series of games, The Last Stand: Aftermath is an all new, premium singleplayer standalone action adventure rogue-lite. Choose a survivor to set forth and explore the ruins of civilization, finding fuel to travel to new locations and gathering supplies to craft weapons and more. IT'S DANGEROUS OUT THERE You'll need to stay on your toes, since hordes of zombies still roam the streets, and you're no superhuman. In fact, you're one of the infected yourself, and eventually you'll die, be it from the hostile undead or the virus rampaging through your body. But when that happens, you'll pick up the game again as a new survivor, with perks and upgrades earned based on your progress from the last, and set out to try again. Sneak and fight your way through a dangerous post-apocalyptic wasteland Outwit hordes of rabid infected, some with deadly special abilities Scavenge for materials to craft into weapons and supplies Risk undeath by using powerful mutations to make yourself stronger When one survivor dies, start up again as another, with new unlocks based on progress A tense and moody, atmospheric zombie experience

The Last Stand: Aftermath Critic Reviews

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The Last Stand: Aftermath is supposed to be challenging, though, so some of the quality of life mechanics I want to see are probably absent by design. As it is, The Last Stand: Aftermath distinguishes itself from other zombie survival/roguelite games by virtue of its unique new character respawn idea and the incredibly detailed and believable post-zombie apocalypse world it imagines. The ability to retain gear and perks between deaths leavens the difficulty enough to let the addictive, just-one-more-try elements shine through. I’ve yet to reach the final stage, but I’ll keep trying.

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This is a fantastic return to form for the well-established series after the mess that was Dead Zone. It brings back familiar elements from the first entries in the series while using its newly implemented roguelike aspect to put players in very tense situations where the next decision may very well end in death.

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The Last Stand: Aftermath may be a bit light on its gameplay loop, but there are enough unique mechanics to interact with in this zombie roguelike.

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In terms of the survival genre, The Last Stand: Aftermath doesn’t do anything groundbreaking; its presentation is rough around the edges, and its gameplay sits comfortably in a territory filled by countless other zombie-filled survival games. But throw in the roguelike elements and the continual draw to find better gear or unlock better upgrades, and you’ve got a deeply satisfying gameplay loop that will keep you coming back time and time again.

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