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A toxic waste spill finds its way into the water supply, causing the recently deceased to rise from their graves. Now it's up to you to blast your way through the hordes of undead if you're going to escape the city. On the way to your rescue, you'll search stores and houses for supplies, and trade with other survivors.
With three game modes, hundreds of items, weapons and grenades, and a city that is never the same twice, there is always something new hiding round the corner in Dead Pixels. When the Dead Start Walking, It's Time to Run.
Over 100 weapons, grenades and items
A procedurally generated city, that's different every time you play
3 different modes of play
4 different difficulty modes
Single player and two player local co-op
Surprisingly enjoyable and very affordableJokin93 | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
I got this game for free with the purchase of another and I must say that had it not been for that promotion I wouldn't have purchased it and I would have missed a ton of fun.
On one hand, this game looks like one that you would play in the 80s and its name isn't trying to hide that in any way, it's the pixels that make the game unique and enjoyable after all.
On the other hand, this game manages to surprise by adding the use of the mouse and combining it perfectly with the pixelated zombie survival 2D gameplay. Other great additions include upgrades, an inventory and the possibility of entering houses, for the rest you will have to see for yourself and considering the price, you won't regret it.
Zombie Massacrelunarei919 | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all lunarei919's reviews »
I originally gained Dead Pixels through a promotion on this site that gave me the game with the purchase of another. Normally, I am not a big fan of pixelated games, but this one had me addicted from the start. With fast pace action and somewhat limited ammo (depending on the level of difficulty you choose), Dead Pixels drags you straight into the zombie apocalypse. If you're looking for an epic storyline, you won't find it here. However, you will find your pulse racing as you run past zombie hordes in a desperate attempt to escape with little to no ammo and only a melee weapon to help you bash through the few stragglers in your way. Hordes can form suddenly and without warning, causing you to keep on your toes for fear of being devoured. This game is, without a doubt, worth the purchase.
Love itCheeseburgermaf | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all Cheeseburgermaf's reviews »
Reminds me of River City Ransom + Left 4 Dead. This game has you fighting what amounts to a losing battle until you figure out when you should run and when you should stand and fight. It's 8-bit survival fun-horror like Left 4 Dead with less 'first time seeing a witch' scariness.
You'll find yourself shooting zombies for cash to spend on ammo and supplies, and optionally scavenging in abandoned buildings for more.
There are multiple zombie types, each with different strengths, weaknesses, and tactics. There are several boss types and rare spawns to be found. Many of these are tied to Steam achievements.
The game is very easy at its easiest, which serves as an effective tutorial.
Try beating it on the hardest setting without searching any buildings. It's rough that way. This extra self-imposed challenge makes the game "Nintendo Hard" if that means anything to you. Run out of ammo and you may as well just start over.
I'm still trying to finish it just on the most difficult setting, allowing myself to scavenge and farm each screen. And I still haven't earned every achievement.
It's easy to learn, but very hard at its best. And it stays fun for a long time.
I recommend a gamepad. Your wrists will hurt from spamming that spacebar.
Best played with a friend!Wiesler | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
Dead Pixels is a side scrolling shooter with ample challenge, some neat looting and light RPG elements. Though the pixels and grindhouse intro give an old school vibe, Dead Pixels takes a modern approach. As you (and hopefully a friend) make your way through hordes of undead in a city, you will come across all manners of items. These items can then be exchanged for money or other items in order to level up your character, buy essential supplies or a new weapon. This light RPG mechanic is really what keeps the game interesting. Their are multiple modes to play, and tons of achievements to offer replay value.
At a very generous price, this is a healthy challenge and a great game to play with a friend.
A fun way to kill hordes of zombiesdonkeytime | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all donkeytime's reviews »
Good for a few hours of side-scrolling fun. Lots of guns and lots of dead to eviscerate, what else do you need? The one feature I wish this game had was online co-op, this would have added a lot of replay value for me. For what I paid, I absolutely got my money's worth.