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Road of the Dead

rated 4.45 / 5 stars
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Oct 13, 2010 | 4:53 PM EDT
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Blunt Force Trauma 5 Points Do a 4 hits combo with zombies only
Hood Shaker 5 Points Knock an enemy off your hood by hitting the side walls
Flip Flop 10 Points Hit 16 enemies, alternating between zombie and soldier or vice versa
Gunslinger 10 Points Shoot an enemy off your hood with the pistol
Hydroficial Intelligence 10 Points Use a water jug to put off your burning engine
Meticulous 10 Points Kill 10 zombies at low speed
Don't Need Wheels 25 Points Drive 3 KM with all 4 tires blown
No Mercy 25 Points Hit 25 civilians
Quick Draw 25 Points Shoot a soldier while he's pointing his gun at you and before he shoots
Road Dominator 25 Points Hit 50 highway soldiers
Road Warrior 25 Points Defeat a helicopter
Wise Man 25 Points Avoid 10 mutated zombies
Close Encounters 50 Points Get all 5 enemy types off your hood
Nuke Watcher 50 Points Exit the city with at least 15 seconds to spare
Pinball 50 Points Do a 3 hits vehicle collision combo
Speed Racer 50 Points Drive 0.5 KM at maximum speed
Tank 50 Points Buy all the upgrades
Time To Spare 50 Points Reach up to 45 seconds bonus time in Dead On Time
Top Gun 50 Points Dodge 10 carpet bombings
Zombie Sniper 50 Points Do 30 zombie splatter hits
Dead On Time 100 Points Drive 10 KM in Dead On Time
Hell's Angel 100 Points Beat Highway To Hell
One Man Army 100 Points Drive 10 KM in Police State
Survivor 100 Points Beat The Great Escape

Author Comments

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Hey people! SickDeathFiend, me and the rest of the team are very excited to bring you our first game: Road of the Dead!

Escape the quarantined city by driving through a highway filled with ravenous undead, carnage and chaos while the military tries to stop you!

With 4 game modes, 24 medals and up to 1000 newgrounds point (OMFG!!!!), we hope you greatly enjoy Road of the Dead!

Keep in mind the Q key to toggle the quality for people with slower computer, it is a pretty graphic intensive game :D
The newgrounds Dimming Lights and Popup options can also help get better performance.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


lol those spike strips were a son of a bitch! but a great game!!! 5/5


Rated 5 / 5 stars


One of the best games I have played on Newgrounds

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Simple yet fun!

A little tricky at first but once you upgrade your tires and get the hang of the turning, you can maneuver the car very easily. I also loved running over the Druox military clones. Some tips should automatically pop up and just be on the dash board because on a nice long stretch, I was killed by the helicopter since I had no idea on how to take it down.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


This is a cool game but I feel it could be better. There were some gameplay issues and design choices that somewhat brought the experience down for me.

Graphically, this game is very good for a flash game. SickDeathFiend's art looked great and all the animations were pretty smooth, and it was easy to overlook the gradient textured walls; besides they're close enough to a freeway barrier I suppose. There could have been more variety in the zombies/'rines but that's just a minor nitpick, especially when you are usually squashing them anyways.

The controls were good as well, though it would've been nice to move backwards just a bit in some cases or be able to do a stopping turn.. err, stopping "slide," whatever because it was occasionally frustrating when I'd have to deal with an obstacle just because of a tiny pixel. I remember a time where I was on fire and stopped the car for a second, but since you couldn't "slide" or whatever just a wee bit without moving, I had to blow up despite the obstacle only being an inch in front of me.

The biggest problem I have with this game though is the "Retry, build, retry, build, retry until you succeed" method of gameplay. To be fair, I know that a lot of people like that style and its integral to Defense games and such. However it has never really appealed to me, and it made the game a bit repetitive for me. Having to replay sections over and over just so I can get the proper to stats wore on me and really took some of the appeal out of the game.

Like the zombie variety/wall graphics, this next point is more of a nitpick really and since I'm not a programmer by any means for all I know this may not be possible (yet) but I would have also liked to see the road curve on occasion, to add some more depth and even visceral appeal; to maybe ease the fact that you're really playing a merely 2D game amongst other things.

I'll also admit that there could be more artistic license here. Although SDF's art is well detailed and looks great as a whole, there isn't much true style behind the visuals and the setting is starting to get old. I know that it really isn't story based, but I would've still like to have seen a few more ideas flowing in the games universe and visual design. The voice acting, while "good" in truth also kind of wore on me, mostly from hearing it over and over.

It was still fun though. While I wouldn't play it long periods, it is entertaining enough to warrant going back to and I have always had a soft spot for car games where things get squished a lot, hearkening back to my all time favourite arcade racer; Carmageddon. Keep up the good work and I'd love to see an enhanced sequel.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Mostly Brilliant

Heh, definitely wasn't expecting any big things from this title, but it was pleasantly surprising. Graphics are very well done, in a fairly realistic comic-book style. Sounds are also very professional, right down to the voice-acting.

Honestly, my only complaint (besides the inevitable one of repetition), was that there was no option to mute the B/G music. Otherwise, great game. Looking forward to more offerings from this group of collaborators!