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Infestation: Survivor Stories (formerly known as The War Z) is a zombie game produced by Sergey Titov (who also produced Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing), developed by Hammerpoint Interactive, and published by OP Productions. It was released for PC on Steam on December 17, 2012.

Why It Sucks

  1. It was made by the same person who made Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. You would think that a person that has made a game this infamously bad would try to improve his game making skills so he can make a good game, but nope, this game is still bad.
  2. False advertising; the developer claimed the game has multiple large worlds which are different sizes, a level up system based on earning skill points, PvE combat, hundred-player servers, and private servers, none of which were in the game.
  3. Many of the mechanics are ripped right out of DayZ, and poorly duplicated as well.
  4. In fact this game was originally named The War Z, which is confusingly similar to the name of DayZ and also the film World War Z, which came out 6 months after the game's release and it's a zombie film.
  5. Large amount of Micro-Transactions.
  6. Costs $20 on top of that.
  7. Many of the weapons are underpowered.
  8. The few good weapons you can get are rare and hard to find, in order to make you fork over your money.
  9. Horrific community; most players you'll encounter are hackers, cheaters, and people who attack you on sight.
  10. Uncared for by the developers, as they didn't do anything to stop the hackers or fix existing game bugs.
  11. Terrible zombie AI.
  12. No way to sneak past zombies; if you enter their proximity, regardless of if you're in front or behind them, they'll come after you.
  13. Awful graphics.
  14. Low frame-rate.
  15. Simplistic and boring combat.
  16. Agonizingly long respawn times.
  17. Lifeless worlds.
  18. FOV can't be adjusted, which can cause motion sickness.
  19. Many bugs and glitches.
  20. Invisible walls where there shouldn't be any.
  21. Resources cost large amounts of in-game credits.
  22. Lackluster character customization.

Reception

Survival Stories, much like Big Rigs, was heavily panned upon release, and is considered one of the worst video games ever. It has a Metacritic score of 20 based on 13 critic reviews. However, despite its reception, it was a financial success, selling nearly 3 million copies since launch.

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