infestation-survivor-stories
Metacritic: 20/100
Release: Oct 2012
Reviewed on: PC

Infestation: Survivor Stories

Site Score
4.0
Good: Large game world – Battle against zombies and other players
Bad: Bug city – More frustrating than fun
User Score
5.2
(31 votes)
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Note: This game has been shut down and is no longer available.

Infestation: Survivor Stories (originally War Z) lets players experience what it would be like if the world was hit with a zombie apocalypse. The game allows players to either cooperate or fight against other players in a harsh zombie filled world.

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Players can get a taste of Infestation: Survivor Stories through the official website which lets players register a free trial account allowing play on the trial servers and creation of a single character.

Gameplay in Infestation: Survivor Stories can be a very unforgiving experience where players not only have to worry about the AI controlled players but also have to fight off enemy players that would rather shoot first and ask questions later. The best play experience in Infestation: Survivor Stories is definitely from playing with a group of friends for the added protection, strategy and laughs that come with it.

The mechanics of the game are all designed to enhance the feeling of survival with death being permanent and players slowly growing hungry and thirsty as game time passes.

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The game isn’t all brutal though with some safe zones that allow players to deposit items in a global inventory system to save them for a future character. Any items that are on the player when they die can be scavenged by other players though. Because of the difficulty in obtaining powerful items around the game world many players prefer to hunt others rather than befriend them.

Infestation: Survivor Stories is a great representation of what a chaotic collapse in social order and the rise of a zombie apocalypse might just look like. The game manages to be easy to get into but also very engaging in long playthroughs, even for veterans of the game since each experience is guaranteed to be different and just as dangerous.

Unfortunately Infestation Survivor Stories is a game that sounds good on paper but never really manages to pull off everything that it promises. Add in a large number of bugs, hackers rampant on servers and some poor actions from the developers this is a definite miss.

Summary:

  • A zombie survival experience.
  • Easy to get into but plenty of replay value.
  • Plenty of different weapons to find and use.
  • A game where the players are as deadly as the zombies.
  • A great open world with a mixture of environments from farms to small towns.

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Infestation: Survivor Stories, 5.2 out of 10 based on 31 ratings

4 Comments

  1. micheal
    September 28, 2014

    will there ever be an offline version of this game? im not really looking for a multilayer version due to funds with my internet wont be sustainable for long so even if its a game just like this im looking for an open world survival apocalypse game. can you give me any leads?


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  2. No it won't
    January 25, 2015

    @michael No, the game is bad, look at some reviews and the ratings. You don’t want this game.


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  3. Wouter
    May 1, 2015

    DayZ went to hell, so they released the exact same game with a different name. Well played, but we’re too smart to overlook that.


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  4. TheHood
    September 25, 2016

    Two words, Local server.
    You’re welcome.


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