Publisher: 2020 Venture
Developer: 2020 Venture
Release Date: 3/3/2016
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As if zombie games weren’t already in abundance, we get yet another crappy indie zombie first person shooter. This game caught my eye due to the live action cut scenes and the screenshots looked decent, but man I was wrong. Not only is the story and the main character, Jack, laughably bad, but the live action cut scenes are just downright hilarious.
The game starts out with you ejecting from a space ship for some unknown reason and then crashing into a plane on Earth. You need to stop the plane from crashing, but on your way are zombies. As I picked up the revolver and started shooting I immediately knew what I was in for. The aiming is bad, the guns feel awful to shoot, the AI is bad, and the physics are stupidly over exaggerated. Sure, some of the zombie models look decent, but this looks like a first gen Xbox 360 game at best. The textures are muddy and pixelated, the models are awful, and the overall design of levels is just plain bad and cramped.
So, let’s have an open mind and overlook the bad gameplay design, overly stupid story, bad AI, and awful gunplay. But if you do that there’s nothing left to forgive right? The game is already too long clocking in at about 4-5 hours, but I couldn’t make it to the third level it was so bad. Even if you just want to enjoy the awful live cut scenes, that’s not even an option. Hell, even the menu is bad and as soon as I booted this game up I knew what to expect. Could this game even be a little good? Maybe for a laugh with a couple of friends, but you won’t get any value out of this game at all.
Overall, Chasing Dead may have had something with live action cut scenes if it was done right, but there’s not a thread of hope for any part of this game that the developers could build off of. It’s a typical bad zombie shooter to please 12-year-olds who have $10 to blow on Steam.