Review: Metal Dead
I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun playing a point and click adventure game.
The story goes something like this: You and your best friend Ronnie, two metalheads, are driving a car during a zombie apocalypse. After a sudden (and expected) car crash, you find yourself stuck in a huge corporate medical building surrounded by the undead. It’s up to you to gather the survivors, find out what caused the zombie outbreak and get the hell out there.
It sounds like a typical zombie scenario, but it isn’t. Metal Dead is a brilliantly written, funny and entertaining game from start to finish. Dialog is top-notch and you will find yourself laughing out loud (or LOL-ing) at least 10 times.
The puzzles are somewhat logical, considering you’re playing a game about zombies, but with a little head scratching involved you will never be forced to “use every item on everything” or google up walkthroughs.
Metal Dead will definitely appeal to 80′s horror fans, as the game is full of nods and winks to classic monster movies like Predator and Jaws. Yes, there’s a GET TO DA CHOPPA in there somewhere
Now, it’s not a perfect game. The “muzak” is somewhat crappy and the game is too short, but the developers over at Walk Thru Walls studios have imagined Metal Dead as first in the series, so here’s hoping to bigger, better sequels.
Metal Dead, at the time of the writing is a part of Bundle in a Box, so if you’re a zombie fan and an adventure game fan, you really shouldn’t miss it.
Summary: Metal Dead is one of the best point and click games in years. Highly recommended dose of gore and humor.
Platforms: PC, Desura
Verdict: 8 out of 10