This title is extremely simplistic when it comes to what it has to offer, but once you dive in, you can end up down a rabbit hole full of twists and turns. When talking about how much content and variety the game offers, the term skimp immediately pops into my head. This game only offers three different game modes that can be played by yourself or with up to seven of your best friends. The single-player mode, dubbed solitary, allows the player to choose one of the game modes then customize the settings to their liking. The three choices that you are presented with are City Escape, Survival, and War. While are these game modes have the same end goal, surviving the apocalypse, each presents their own flair to add a bit of spice to your life.
War is extremely similar to City Escape, except you are pitted against a raider camp in addition to the annoying brain-eaters. You must send the undead to your opponent’s base and aid in the assault to overrun their headquarters. Whether you take the action in your own hands and mow down their survivors or you use the zombies as your pawns, it is up to you. You must survive their onslaught and retaliate with one twice as bad. The final mode, Survival, was my least favorite and I didn’t really enjoy playing it. Similar to City Escape, your main goal is to complete a set of resources, but you must survive for a set number of weeks. You have seven days to collect your resources and then they are turned in once the week ends. Rinse and repeat until you reach the final week. I was not partial to this mode due to the longer length even on lower difficulties and the fact that you can have such a good run and get boned in the final week. Each game mode has seven different difficulties from Very Easy to Impossible and the way they are implemented pair well with the style. Since you don’t really go against an internal AI in most of the modes, the difficulties simply increase the number of resources you need or the number of bases you control.
While this game does offer both local and online multiplayer, you will be spending a majority of your time playing by yourself or with a group of friends at a party. Unfortunately, the online multiplayer is completely dead, and I was unable to find a single person to play against. While this doesn’t take away from the experience of the game, it is upsetting to see a decent game has such a small following that nobody is playing it online.
Overall, Dead Exit is a cool concept that unfortunately, not many people gave the time of day. While the content is extremely limited, it is very addicting, and I found myself playing match after match just to better myself and learn the ropes. It is not the best game in the world, but if you are a fan of card games, you will really enjoy this one. The final complaint that I have is the price. $10 USD might not be a bad price, but I honestly think it would be better situated in the five-dollar range. Nevertheless, whether you wait for a sale or go right into it, I would recommend picking this one up.
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 8/10
+Cool Card Design