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You are stuck alone in the middle of a night forest, the parts of your car are scattered all around the place and crowds of hungry zombies are eager to eat you alive. Shoot them as fast as you can, buy new weapons, develop better skills while assembling the car and get the hell out of there!

Instructions
- Arrow keys or WASD to Move.
- Mouse to Shoot.
- R or Shift to Reload
- Down key to Assemble the Car.
- Space bar or Enter to Plant a Mine.
- Number keys or Q and E to change weapons.
- F to open/close the shop

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WriterXWriterX

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Driveway to Hell

Dude and Zombies is an interesting mix of a Defensve and Survival game. You can either focus on killing the zombies, but if you are decent enough you can also escape. If you play it for the "objective" the game will occupy you for a while, but after the first playthrough you might find it pointless to do replays, unless you aim at racking up some points.

Gameplay wise, the game is not demanding for somebody as seasoned as myself. Jumping and moving while firing is the essence of this game, and although you have the option of jumping on the car as a form of temporary defense I never used it. The upgrades offer all you need in order to have a game of average difficulty, the problems starting when tougher zombies appear and you took the wrong upgrades or do not have enough money for some reason to get the adequate gun. The opponents are an interesting mix of very weak rabbits to lumbering hulks (and "Hawks" as I call them). The game gets steadily harder so that you can adjust your strategy a bit and realise which opponents pose the biggest threat.

All of the guns when you buy them, in order are useful at that point in time. The minigun and Spitfire being the best "guns", however I often came back to the "Auto Shotgun" as it offered a decent spray, even if limited ammo capactiy. What I wish to say is, for a game that can go on for an indefinite time length it would be boring to mysef to go beyond the need of repairing the car and driving off. This is because once you have all the upgrades and weapons the only thing you can do is kill wave after wave untill you cannot go further. I never reached such a stage, but I can imagine that I would prefer to go outside instead of reaching that wave number.

The visual and sound design are simple but very pleasing to the mind. The swooping of "Eagles" is often warned ahead of time by their screech. Though I did not notice at first I really liked the idea of damage being reflected depending on where you would hit. Though sometimes this reached silly levels when I shot a zombie's head to the point where it's entire brain showed, and it still moved forward.

Overall the strengths of the game is a very good design and a simple idea which is easy to get "sucked into". The upgrades and weapons are all useful and there is no excess of time or money wasted on any of them. Perhaps my only downside is the nagging feeling when I play that you *have* to play as long as possible. Which to myself felt unnecessary, but when looking at the player top list the top players might be thinking differently. The game is not that hard when you want to finish the objective alone, but I do not know how long would it take for it to be actually difficult.

A suggestion or two I would make is to change the behavior of some of the zombies, instead of focusing on the player they would focus and attack the car. Another thing is an alternate game mode which is in essence "Survival", with a car "fort", but without the option of escaping in it. One game mode for the story, the other for the points. Overall for me this was an 8/10 experience.

WriterX



carlosspicyWeinercarlosspicyWeiner

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

hold on...

a well made game but is'nt this the same as a game called baloon in a wasteland?


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TheRougeFishTheRougeFish

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i won!!!

that game was of the hook i got all achivements and beet the game with 70 waves and around 700000 points!!! its the best and hardest game i ever played!!!


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keldoclockkeldoclock

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fun, but theres a gamebreaking bug

There's a pretty major bug- somewhere into the 30th wave, all the enemies will freeze, at which point you can just fix the car and win. I didn't even get to check the flamethrower or chaingun out!

To future players:
Don't waste time repairing the car or buying the car fixing skills(and especially not the car durability skills) until you have nothing left to do/spend points on.
The best strategy is to use time between waves to reload and repair, and at all other times just run and jump around like a maniac, switching weapons whenever you start to reload. In this manner, swapping between the revolver/winchester, the uzi/mossberg and the m16/super shotty(forgot the name), you can easily defeat everyone. Make sure to buy plenty of mines(there's a discount if you buy 5 at once!), and drop one whenever the group chasing you gets too big.



Alopex666Alopex666

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

great game! but...

i had a few bug issues, where the zombies would freeze in place and i was easily able to just build the car without interruption.