Halloween might be over but there are always chilling horrors just around the corner, this time it is in the form of text-based game
Urban Dead. Released in 2005 it is a Multiplayer Survival Horror game set in the fictional city of Malton. Players can play as a survivor with occupations to help them survive in the zombie infected city. ( Military, Police, Civilian, etc) Players can even start the game as one of the undead. Each occupation you choose gives you a specialist ability that allows you to help yourself and other players that you may come across. Your main goal in this game is just to survive as the chaos spills out into the streets and surrounds you, trust me when I say this is easier said than done..
Urban Dead is a little slow at first and it does take some time to get use to but keep with it. Here is a tip: when you start use this time to get use to moving around your section. Find some place to call home and explore the surrounding areas. This game does have combat and is simple, it’s based on the percentage of damage a weapon can deal, and the best weapon to have is a gun, (of course).
This game is mostly for those who are patient and like text-based horror games. It isn’t fast paced and you do have to think about what your next move will be, like: would you leave a heavily barricaded safe spot to go out and look for fuel for the generator? Or would you help another player with your last first aid kit? Or do you have enough action points to make it back to your home spot, if you decide to venture a few blocks away?
If you think you can survive in Urban Dead, why not give it a try? Just remember, if you die there is no game over.
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