comes to us from Housemarque, the same studio that brought Super Stardust HD
to the PlayStation Network. Like that game, Dead Nation
is a twin-stick shooter of sorts. Unlike that game, this one revolves around a good old-fashioned zombie apocalypse. You take control of either a male or female lone survivor and guide them through a hellish cityscape populated to the brim with all kinds of animated corpses. The purpose of the game? Get to the end of each level alive and score as many points as you can.
It's not fair to refer to Dead Nation only as "a twin-stick shooter with zombies," because it's more than that. It plays similarly to Killzone: Liberation, isometric camera angle and all. With your one objective in mind, you must make your way to each level's safe zone, using your guns and wits to survive. It goes without saying that you are severely outnumbered; Dead Nation hearkens back to the good old days when games simply pitted the player against the whole world... but here, you're only alone if you choose to be.