Road of the Dead

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rated 4.45 / 5 stars
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Action - Other
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dead
car
zombie
road

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Oct 13, 2010 | 4:53 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged October 14, 2010
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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

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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!

PERFORMANCE NOTE:
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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Reviews


NekowalskiNekowalski

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really nice game. Nuff said



recon68recon68

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Still ok...

Just nice,even though it had to lag at some times...but oh well,keep on.
And here's a little bonus tip:

Somehow one way to knock off the mutated zombies WITHOUT shooting them is to continously knock them into the abandoned cars(Probably gives you the Pinball achievement too :D)


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IonStarIonStar

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fast and Fun!

(spoilers ahead & wall-o-text warning)

When I played Lab of the Dead, I was entertained by the story going on in the game and noted comments about the game in the review section that there are possible references to another game; this game to be exact. So my curiosity got piqued enough to try it out and I must say I wasn't sure what to expect really but I was pleasantly surprised! At first I thought it would be either too demanding on my PC or too fast paced for me to handle but my reflexes and gaming skills kicks in and after learning the ropes of this game I must say I enjoyed it! I'm not much for gore elements but I sure liked the game, driving fast and enjoying the story!

Sound / Music
Excellent track choices! They really add to the atmosphere! The voice acting was superb! Once again I got surprised over the voice acting quality in a flash game! The voice acting and the lines made me feel that it was like playing a game and watching a movie at the same time, and it entertained me hearing the chatter going on in the background, giving hints and propelling the storyline forward as I moved (fast) forward through zombies and cars. However, I didn't like the sound effect quality that much, sure they fit in as they should but the whole sound part could've been handled better as it became cluttered at times and drowned important sound signals that a player have to hear such as the mutant zombie screeching. I crashed a couple of times as a result from it right into a few of them after I've reloaded from the checkpoints and the game had become more intense at that point so any signal I can get from what's ahead of me helps the me as a player greatly and keeps me from becoming unnecessarily frustrated and/or stressed.

Art
Not much to say about the art and the graphics but the game was fun to play partly because it had a certain retro style. Well crafted art that suits the theme and purpose.

Design
I liked the idea of a zombie driving game, it was fresh and while still you could smash zombies with the car, it wasn't the main focus to kill off zombie hordes but rather to avoid and escape the danger by using a fast and sturdy car! While one or twenty zombies happily jumped into the car along the way the main enemy was actually the soldiers. They sure gave me a couple of stressful situations and driving over them was a hazardous tactic as they are dangerous with their guns, a few soldiers getting a clear shot of the driver, well, just say it doesn't end well especially when the copters start showing up. Though on the other hand, it was an exaggerated that they put such a large amount of lives and resources on trying to fight the protagonist while they had a larger problem and they could've just blocked the tunnel entrance, but then again it wouldn't be much of a game if it wasn't designed the way it was. A fun and fresh take on an old over-exploited theme. Well done!

Mechanics
The game is indeed demanding and players with low CPU power should definitely use the lowest quality in order to play without lagging through the game. I played 2/3 of the game on medium quality, and became frustrated from the sluggish pace and in so it was easy for helicopters to make my player character into Swiss cheese while I pinballed between cars, traps and mutants. So after lowering the quality the game ran fluidly and it was a joy to drive through the game and a whole lot easier to handle and beat the game. I can't find anything noteworthy wrong with the game play. However I found some minor glitches in the game but they didn't affect the game play and I know you don't update this game anymore so I won't point them out.

Summary
A fresh and fun game with a retro feel, using a combined design theme of driving and avoiding in a zombie apocalypse setting, with an immersive story using an excellent voice cast that sure keeps the player entertained and listening for fun while driving over 200 mph. Recommended to those who like zombie- & driving games. Great work!


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WHOLEASSWHOLEASS

Rated 4 / 5 stars

It's Cool

The game is pretty good but there's only 2 bad things about this game. The miltary Soldiers and Zombies jumping on the car gets old after aq while unless you manage to find a way of killing them which is almost impossible. Also, if you want to "really" kill zombies, I recommend getting Left 4 Dead (both Left 4 Dead games are awesome).



Vegeta365Vegeta365

Rated 4 / 5 stars

ahh

awezome game but it takes a liitle while to load :|