Deadly Days is on its way to Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, and PS5
Survival games and zombies go hand in hand like salt and toffee. Deadly Days knows this well, as it offers familiar joys, as well as new versions of the subgenre. If you liked The Death Road in Canada or The escapees: the living dead then you should find a lot of guts to enjoy here.
Rather than surviving on your own, you are given a small camp of survivors to take care of. There are over 50 of these Survivors to find and unlock, and they each have specific needs. These take place in procedurally generated towns and areas, as you race the world in search of resources and weapons, then resist the waves of impurities.
You might have played similar games, and not just in a 2D pixel world, but Deadly Days is amplifying the silliness to offer something new. There are 60 strange objects, including toothpaste of all things, and 25 different weapons, from drones to chainsaws. These weapons can be modified, giving you a surprising amount of agency in what you dip into zombie flesh.
Enemies have their tips as well, as there are ten different brands of zombies and three different bosses that need to be cleared before the end credits. They also have strength in numbers, which can be seen in screenshots where dozens of zombies can attack at once.
All of this is presented in a glorious pixel technicolor that won’t win any awards, but is beautifully scaled up to maximize the carnage, and has enough detail and color to showcase the burgundy that’s flipped every moment.
The main features include:
- Over 60 crazy objects that make each game unique, including toothpaste
- Over 30 powerful special abilities that can dramatically change the outcome of battles
- Three different specialties in which you can unlock new abilities, survivors, items and weapon types
- Over 25 weapon types with randomly generated modifications
- Procedurally generated cities and missions
- Over 55 different survivors with 50 different abilities
- Over 10 different types of zombies who only want one thing: brains
- And three bosses that must be defeated in the end
- Pixel art designed with love
Deadly Days is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, and PS5, joining previous versions of PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. It starts to £ 15.74 from the Xbox Store.
Description of the game:
Deadly Days is a unique strategic rogue-lite in the zombie apocalypse. Manage and protect a group of survivors and help them stop the disaster. Discover and use a huge number of wild and mad objects, even wilder and crazier survivors, special abilities and deadly weapons.