Trapped Dead is a tactical real time strategy game in the tradition of classical evergreens such as “Commandos” and “Desperados”. Players control their characters in a 3rd person isometric view through a mature Zombie survival scenario inspired by the successful Horror movies of the early 80s.
System requirements: OS: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 Video Card: DirectX Compatible graphics card with shader 3.0 support Processor: 2 GHz CPU Memory: 1 GB Ram HHD: 2 GB free disk space
This RTS zombie apocalypse game has a fair amount of work put into it for one and the characters storys and playability are enticing but the game does have some issues here and there such as the control system when switching between characters can be frustrating given the way that zombies can appear / spawn and you will have to shuffle between the characters with the function keys to control them even if more than one character is being attacked you must manage the characters which can be a bit of a stress factor.
Having said that you can plot your course ahead of time so that is not a game breaker far from it, just being an RTS genre it will take some thinking not just arcade smash and run style play.
The look and story telling is well suited and i enjoyed the atmospheere and fun in this title i just hope perhaps nxt time the devs decide on a more suitable control system maybe even an option for turn based aswell as real time.
Single player review: Great potential spoiled by crashes, bugs*, and the complete lack of friendly AI and critical command features. It's fun to play, but it will wear on you as you progress through it. The fact that you have to micromanage the entire team makes it feel like the levels are too large and the weapon choices too underwhelming.
*Be forewarned that the Library quest is especially buggy. Don't pick up your objective until you've cleared a road to the ending, or it is likely to bug out and you'll be unable to beat the level. It's _long_ level, so this is a real pain.
I have been waiting for a zombie game like this for a long time. And quite honestly I do not understand the poor reviews on Metacritic. Aside from a few bugs and poor UI decisions, this game is more or less exactly what it claims to be.
Trapped Dead is a slow paced tactical zombie game, where you control up to 4 players on a map, and have to guide them to safety. In today's gaming world, I'm so sick of the zombie game where you have near unlimited ammo and unlimited zombies. To me this game gets it right, you'll find yourself scrounging for ammo, carefully using your medpacks, and trading items between players. You'll have to use careful resource managment if you hope to make it through a level alive. If you're familiar with the board game "Last Night On Earth" it kind of feels like that, in video game format (human side only).
My only real complaint in the game is the way players will happily stand there and take a beating even if they have a baseball bat or such in their hand. It was kind of annoying to be guiding one character around only to hear another in pain because he won't defend himself unless you explicitly tell him to.
However, all in all, I really do feel like I'm in an 80's zombie movie, and would recommend it to any fan of the genre.