Reviews for Deadly 30
Surprisingly entertaining side scrolling horde mode shooterzhuwa | May 12, 2014 | See all zhuwa's reviews »
I bought this game when it was on a very steep discount and I find it surprisingly entertaining. I have 100% completed this game (all achievements) in 9 hours, according to steam.
This side scrolling shooter (think Contra or more similarly Metal Slug) has you control, eventually, 3 characters with upgradable weapons. The goal is deceptively simple, which is to survive 30 waves of increasingly brutal zombie attacks. During the day, you can leave the base to find loot but being outside during the night will probably kill you. Although simple, the game is far from simplistic. There are tough choices to be made, such as whether to upgrade your character or upgrade your base; whether to buy that cheaper gun that will help you now or try to save for that better gun later; whether to go a little further and risk being outside at night. These dynamics make the game challenging and fun to learn while playing. The cartoony gore effects are also definite pluses. However, the game does lag a bit at seemingly random times.
Deadly 30 is cheap, fun and stress relieving entertainment. I fully recommend picking it up, even without any discount.
A good time-waster with a sense of humorpickelsurprise | March 16, 2014 | See all pickelsurprise's reviews »
Zombie survival is something that has been done to un-death in recent years, and for the most part Deadly 30 is no exception. There's not a whole lot of innovation to be had here, but the experience you do get is solid. Good gunplay, defense mechanics that make sense, and three different characters that all have solid roles that are all useful for survival.
For me, there were really only two downsides to this game, considering what it is ultimately supposed to be. One, while the overall sound design is passable, the spoken dialog is noticeably lower quality. It sounds as if the voice actors frequently overloaded their microphones, resulting in static whenever a character shouts or speaks loudly. And two, while you can freely switch between any of the characters you've found, you can't choose which one to start the game with. That alone would have added a good deal of replayability.
Despite its flaws, I can still safely recommend this game to anyone interested in a quick but challenging survival game.
A Great Side ScrollerSciazs | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Sciazs's reviews »
A great world war 2 (alternate reality) side scroller survival game that is somewhat reminiscent of Metal Slug with the aiming controls of Dead Nation. For a game of this premise, the environments and the artwork are superbly done (relatively of course) and one I would not expect from a game like this and for the price of it.
The game also includes a small element of "tower defense", if you could call it that, where you would essentially defend your base point from incoming waves of enemies. You earn currency from venturing outside the base and this can be used to make more guns - 12 in total - and a lovely little "crafting" element involved where you would find blueprints and "craft" the associated weapon with it.
All in all, a great retro side scroller survival game and recommended even at base price for some mindless fun.