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Contagion is an MMO horror game about surviving in a zombie apocalypse. It was inspired by Zombie Panic! Source (2007). Zombies The game's portrayal of zombies was borrowed from John Romero's The Living Dead film series. This kind of zombies is faster, smarter, and very aggressive. They are easily attracted by the loud sounds, which makes use of firearms dangerous. The game also includes melee weapons for silent kills, but they are weaker. A unique feature in Contagion is that the dead players respawn not as humans but as an even stronger and faster type of a zombie. They join the other side and can help the AI-controlled undead. Game modes There are three main modes in Contagion and an additional Flatline mode. Hunted mode is competitive and pits the players against not only zombies but also each other in a classic deathmatch. The last survivor wins the game. This mode allows up to 16 players to participate. The other two modes are cooperative and are only that allow the single-player walkthrough. Escape mode requires the players to survive together as a team of up to eight players. They enter a level and try to complete a series of quests while fighting off an AI-controlled zombie horde. Their main objective is to escape the level alive. Extraction is a stronghold-type mode. It tasks the players with searching the human NPCs on a map and protecting them from a wave of the undead.
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Release date
Oct 25, 2013
Monochrome, Inc
Monochrome, Inc
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Not rated
System requirements for PC
  • OS: Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP 32/64
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compatible video card with 256 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 7 GB HDD Space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • Hardware: Mouse & Keyboard
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet Connection
  • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / XP 32/64
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compatible video card with 512 MB, Shader model 3.0. ATI X1600, NVidia 7600 or better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 7 GB HDD Space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • Hardware: Mouse & Keyboard
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet Connection
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For me, Contagion is (or was) a slower and more realistic Alternative for Left for Dead 2. At the Beginning of the early access Phase it also looked very promising, but over time it got worse than better (E.g. the Combat System and the Performance). Nothing seems to be happening since The New. In one Sentence: Nice Basic Concept, good Start, but in the present State clearly no Recommendation. Nevertheless, the Potential is solid enough to see again and again whether it still makes the decisive Leap;)
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Contagion just doesn't have the Charm of Left 4 Dead ...-The Zomy Types are very similar and it's boring after a few times playing (classic Zombies)-not many Players online-way too few Maps + lots of human Characters playable + multiple searches No Le vel ascend as in Killing Floor. Which is good and bad. Good because everyone is the same and bad, because there is no Change, no Skills. Just kind of survive. Also quite realistic as with little Ammunition. Overall, I lack the modern and the Charm here. If you're on classic Zombies, Gameplay and Characters, you can access it here
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For me, one of the best Zombie Games on the Mark Typical Zombie behave the way you Want it in the Game. @Positive: + Very good Atmosphere + lace graphics (you can see the Light cone from other Fellow players) + Sound is pointed + Munit very close in Game + 3 Game Mode (PVE PVP and Escorte) + Skillful sneak possible + Zombie it can only kill with Headshot + Zombie it will be from Loud noises lured + Zombie's can break Doors and Windows + Zombie's are slow. @Neutral o Playing As a Zombie is no Fun o Actually a few Weapons. @Negativ Few Maps-Sometimes Spawn you Like as a Zombie conclusion: A Game you can play every now and then For a few Rounds. Unfortunately, I lack the Variety In Gameplay and there are too few Maps. You can rather tell the Game it's a Zombie Killen Simulation. Because that's where it does everything right and that makes you very Happy.
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RATING: 7/10 Wow. Never would I have thought "Contagion" was such a great Game. For "just just" 18.99€ I thought it's one of the Games you touch a few times and then never again. Okay admitted, there hasn't been an intense Sensation between me and the Game yet, but I'm already a Fan. The extra mode in particular is a lot of Fun. Protect other Survivors, nutshell windows, search Guns, fight, die, spawn as Undead and make the Rest fall-sounds simplistic, it is, but makes any, heaps of Fun. The other Modes can Also be seen. Numerous new Maps & Possibilities make the Game available in a new Light and I'm sure it hasn't gone its Way to the End yet. I like the Characters, you can quickly find a Game by playing alone or with Friends and the Graphics are handsome. Although the unwritten Guide of Zombie Survival games states that the Graphics of such a Game must never be beautiful (at least so my Feeling), "Contagion" still seems authentic and it is Fun to move in its Game world. Good job!
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