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Feb 17, 2008 | 11:29 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place February 19, 2008

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A lot of people talk about how they would totally survive a zombie outbreak, so now's your chance to get an idea of how well you'd do: are you a zombie hunter or a walking steak?

There are 52 questions, each with an answer and explanation at the end of the quiz, as well as a comprehensive breakdown of your stats, ranging from physical condition to emotional state.

Hope you all enjoy and that there aren't too many typos. :P

UPDATE:
Thanks everyone for the praise and criticism! I appreciate that you're enjoying yourself with my little quiz and that your analytical eyes aren't rusty.
My first award! Daily Second Place! Thanks everybody!
Zombie Survival Quiz broke the 4.0 mark! WHOO!
ZSQ has made the front page! Thanks!
I fixed the preloader...not sure why I didn't do it earlier...

On a more distressing note, I'd like to formally say that I do not want this flash game to be hosted on any site other than Newgrounds.com without my permission, please. Thank you.

Development on v2 of Zombie Survival Quiz is underway. The things I'm planning on adding/improving will blow this one out of the water.

A few of the gripes people had======================

"X" is wrong or dumb.
I can't discuss every little problem you may have had, but I can ask you to read the explanation's if you haven't already. Stop sending me messages please.

Your model of a zombie is wrong.
I chose a specific zombie "lore" that seemed most logical to me and had a broad and reasonably accurate base of fiction and information sources (such as The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z). If I tried to cover all the bases, I'd end up with a 500 question quiz that is wishy-washy between different "styles" of zombies, making it very confusing and muddled.

Reviews


depanteddepanted

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Rings very much of a "World War Z" quiz

Nicely done. Some of the questions were a little ambiguous, and after looking at the answers, I could have changed some of the answers that I thought conveyed the same essence, but scored lower.

Anyway, overall, well thought out, good entertainment for just a quiz.


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AtreasAtreas

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting, but flawed due to bias.

As has been said, this quiz isn't open-ended. Engaging a typical moaning zombie isn't going to be the same as, say, the more realistic 28 Days Later zombie-types. But regardless of what kind of zombie it is, the facts are simple: Zombie bad. Survivor good.

On the level of combat, the quiz is flawed. Take the knife question. You want a smooth edge, not serrated. Your logic for serrated was that the knife gets stuck inside the zombie when you cut. That means, if you don't kill the zombie on the first try, you don't have a knife anymore. Losing your weapon is not a good thing. Ever.

Baggy clothes drag, but tight clothes inhibit movement. Average, therefore, is the better mode of dress. Sure, the zombie can't grab your collar, but you can't fight. That's just as bad.

If we're assuming that the zombie (being once human and predatory) has any kind of killing instinct, it's not going to moan at you when you knock. It's going to wait quietly and kill you. Lions don't roar at gazelles.

While traveling alone is more discreet, it's also stupid when you have the option to travel in a group. With a group, you get more more eyes, more arms, more weapons. Just because you're in a group doesn't mean the zombies will all be in groups. Likewise, just because you're alone doesn't mean you won't be attacked by a group of zombies. And, if all else fails, the group can always scatter.

You've got an interesting idea, but the ideas on close-quarter combat and survival stratagem need to be tweaked to make it more believable.

Nonetheless, good work. At the very least, I was entertained, which means that the quiz fulfilled its purpose.

: )


secv responds:

I think you have the knife question backwards, actually. I also believe smooth-edged knifes are better. As for the clothes, I wasn't really thinking spandex here, lol.

Zombies would react to any stimulus, whether just turning their head or getting up to investigate. I think you are giving zombies too much credit; they are in no way comparable to a lion in intelligence and don't have the mental capacity to lie in wait and surprise people.

That wasn't the question, if I remember correctly. I think the question you're talking about is small group vs large group, not alone vs group.

Anyways, we could all go on for days and I'm happy you enjoyed yourself!


emoandblackrosesemoandblackroses

Rated 5 / 5 stars

pretty good.

although, i got many of the basic zombie questions wrong, the newer dawn of the dead being fresh in my memory.



CalumnJohnstonCalumnJohnston

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

got a Z+

if you had approached this at another angle, you could have made front page and even the top 50. some aspects to this that i liked/disliked

++ awesome idea!!
+ loved the gradings at the end.
+ some pretty good questions.
+ great grading discriptions.
- no quality pictures.
- hardly any interaction with the minor exception of clicking buttons.
- shabby graphics.
- probably took you a maximum of 48hours work time.
- sound effects did my nut in.

overall an amazing idea, if i were you.. i would bring out another one or even make a survival series

[ zombie, alien, nuclear war etc etc. ]

but like i said, a bit more effort and you could of easily planted this onto the front page.

...and it will apparently take a nuclear holocaust to take me out.... got nothing to worry about then!


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tanto89tanto89

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good!

not bad, but grendade is not effective??
grenade can blow all living being..
shotgun, only if you think you can shot them in medium range, shotgun helps too, shotgun's high power can blow zombies head or hold them back for a second.
I think even you said mall is the worst option, but Mall can be a good place, you can find alot of stuff you need and you can craft it into a deadly weapon, for example, hair spray with matches can be a deadly flame thrower. or if you burn the hairs spray it can be an instant explosive.