Think you’re tired of zombie games? Here’s a different (and delightfully crossplatform) take on the whole genre: Project Zomboid.
Surviving isn’t just about blowing off zombie heads. Depression,
starvation, loneliness, illness, insanity. These are just some of the
things you have to deal with…
And that’s what makes PZ stand out. The game is technically still in alpha, but it’s totally playable (and in multiplayer), and available both on Steam and Desura.
Let’s get this part straight right off the bat: This game is about survival. And, well, the title card puts it pretty succinctly:
Project Zomboid is one of those games where it’s worth checking the wiki out a bit – you’ll have to combine and use items in order to build barricades, plant food, and otherwise generally survive. It’s more important whether or not you close the curtains:
Than whether or not you’re a zombie-killing machine.
Hint: You’re not.
It’s well worth the $15 in the state that it is now, but the developers are still hard at work on it. Check it out.