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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

45%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 4, 2014

Developer: Housemarque

Publisher: SCEA

Genres: Horror, Third-Person Shooter

CAN THE DEAD EVER DIE? The zombie apocalypse is here! Lead the fight for survival against the swarms of undead flesh-eaters in this non-stop arcade blaster bundle pack. As Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake you’ll need nerves of steel and a perfect aim to send the zombies screaming back into the pits of hell.
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Dead Nation brings Housemarque's acclaimed PS3 game to PlayStation 4. And it's as fun -- and difficult -- as ever.

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Still the same lacklustre combination of Left 4 Dead with a twin-stick shooter, where only the status of PlayStation Plus freebie prevents further criticism.

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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is like the utter antithesis of The Last of Us, a top-down Left 4 Dead-alike that ignores pansy ideas like human emotion or common sense in favour of stuff that explodes and makes other stuff explode. It's colourful and loud and a ton of fun either alone or with friends, and is probably one of the best zombie blasters released in recent years. A guaranteed hit for anyone with an itchy trigger finger that needs scratching.

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Housemarque's Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition harbours all the addictive pick-up-and-play qualities synonymous with everyone's favourite PS4 indie developer - providing a thrilling zombie romp, with fast, fluid mechanics and controls. And while it may not strain the PlayStation 4's considerable capabilities by any stretch, the inclusion of some new leaderboard-based modes coupled with the innovative streaming feature make this a welcome addition to the PS4 indie roster.

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