Contagion is a survival horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by American independent studio Monochrome. It is the spiritual successor to Zombie Panic! Source. The game was mostly self-funded of its development, but with the support of others via a successful Kickstarter campaign, it was able to be released on Steam as an Early Access title. Contagion released on October 25, 2013 as a Steam Early Access title and was published as full release on April 11, 2014.
The game is set in a world that has been overrun by a zombie virus. Players can choose to play as either a human survivor or a zombie. Human survivors must work together to escape from the zombies, while zombies must hunt down and infect the survivors.
The game features three different game modes:
- Hunted: A free-for-all deathmatch mode in which players fight each other, while A.I.-controlled zombies wander the level and serve as an environmental hazard. When a player is killed, they respawn as a zombie. The goal of the game is to be the last living player.
- Escape: A cooperative mode in which players must work together to escape from a zombie-infested area. The goal of the game is to reach the extraction point before the zombies overwhelm the players.
- Extraction: A cooperative mode in which players must work together to extract civilians from a zombie-infested area. The goal of the game is to reach the extraction point with all of the civilians alive.
The game also features a beta game mode called Flatline, which is a survival mode in which players must survive for as long as possible against waves of zombies.
Contagion is a well-made and enjoyable game that offers a unique twist on the zombie survival genre. The game is challenging and requires players to work together to survive. The graphics are good, the sound effects are creepy, and the gameplay is addictive.
Contagion is currently available for free on Steam. It is a great game for fans of zombie survival games or first-person shooters.
Here are some additional details about Contagion:
- The game is set in a realistic world with a variety of locations to explore, including cities, suburbs, and forests.
- The zombies in Contagion are slow and shambling, but they are also very strong and can take a lot of damage.
- Players can use a variety of weapons and items to fight off the zombies, including guns, melee weapons, and explosives.
- The game features a variety of challenges and objectives to complete, such as escaping from a zombie-infested area, extracting civilians, or surviving for as long as possible against waves of zombies.
- Contagion is a multiplayer game that can be played with up to 16 players.
- The game also features a single-player mode that allows players to play the Escape and Extraction game modes.
If you are looking for a challenging and enjoyable zombie survival game, then Contagion is definitely worth checking out.