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 4.5 / 5 stars


Wow, there are very few games on Newgrounds that literally take my breath away and hook me these days. I have to say that this game is one of the rare exceptions. This game was masterfully assembled with plenty of challenge and fun mixed in. I would like to convey my sincerest gratitude, because this game must have taken forever to complete. I have very few critiques, the only one that is pressing was the nature of the zombies and soldiers. I would have liked to see the zombies and military fight, or at least engage each other, likewise with the relationship between the zombies, military, and civilians. I know the purpose of the enemies not attacking was the threat of distraction from the gameplay, but if this game were to go to say Xbox Live, I think it would be good for that medium. That said, I would like to recommend trying to release this on another platform, with enough tinkering, this game could be a smash success. Thank you once again for giving me a reason to kill time on Newgrounds.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

this game is gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood but i don't get awards! I don't know why? help!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Game!

This is a really great game. I love how addicting it is, the graphic violence (of course), but I do have one complaint.

Why can I not save? Do I have to beat the game in order to save? I quit the game and came back to it later (signing in the Newgrounds each time), but I can't save my progress. Help?

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

On of the best flash games.

Road of the Dead is basically Need for Speed with Resident Evil. On crack. Plus if you like to mow down zombies you should play this game. But there's a flaw. Sometimes the game can freeze up a little.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I know the game is a bit older but... wow is it PLAGUED with problems.

Now before I start, I have a Geforce GTX 680 Lightning and man does this game lag even on low settings. I'm not sure if it's just because of how Flash had been updating as of late, but I don't think the military has to worry about killing me at all: the lag will do it for them. 70% of all deaths is PURELY from lag in later areas. On Low Settings. On a overclocked graphics card.

So why keep playing? Well I didn't say the game sucked; in fact it's impressive! It has that 'one more go' feel and that is what has kept me playing despite the lag. Even mapped it to a wheel controller for the lulz.

The cons? Well, the helicopters can go the hell for all I care. I get they are a mechanic in the game, but the issue with them is that their hitbox is atrocious. The remaining 30% of deaths is PURELY because the game doesn't feel like giving me any hits when I clearly had them. This is the biggest con of them all. Carpet bombs? Even without the HUD thing, they're a nice twitch mechanic. Soldiers? It keeps things in check and works fine. Mutated Zombies? Annoying but acceptable. Just the Helicopters. They're broken.

Overall, it's a great game. The upgrades could have been more broken apart (instead of 3 tiers, have 5 but keep current maxes), but that is just a matter of opinion. Everything is great.

Except the Helicopters.

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