Dead End

Player Rating5.05/8

"#198 overall, #13 for 2007"
based on 474 ratings since 10/10/2007
played 6,786 times (finished 625)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

You wake up one morning and the town is swarmed with zombies. How did this happen? How can you stop it? Before you can get to the bottom of this, you must make it out of your house and your street alive. Anything is a weapon. Battle against the horde of the undead while trying to solve the mystery at Riverland. Your hour variable will  start to drop after a while. you have 80 hours before the plague spreads through the world.  (ignore mission and hour variables until Chapter 2)


WORST ENDING: You get the worst ending if you get infected or die before the end of the story.

BAD ENDING: (SCORE=10) You get this ending if you live until the end but you don't complete any of the missions.

OK ENDING:(SCORE BETWEEN 20 AND 50) You get this ending if you complete  1-4 of the missions.

AVERAGE ENDING: (SCORE=60)  You get this ending if you complete 5 of the missions.

GOOD ENDING:(SCORE BETWEEN 70 and 100) You get this ending if you complete 6-9 of the missions.

BEST ENDING: (SCORE=110) You get this ending if you complete all 10 missions.

 NOTE: If you die during the first chapter, then you will be unable to leave a comment. If you die during the second chapter, however,  then you will be able to leave a comment.


tsmpaul: testing

JJJ-thebanisher: helping me with some ideas for the story

Player Comments

Decent game, slightly disappointed that there really wasn't much humor in the story (aside from the very beginning where you had the option to spit on Tom and the dialogue after you try to take on the horde with anything that wasn't the chair) but plenty of action. However it didn't feel like the choices I made mattered; like when the army were apparently killing anything that looked like zombies. I decided to pick the stupid option and run through the army shooting at basically anything that moved which I thought would end up getting me killed but somehow I managed to get past them without a single scratch and also take out 3 of them as I charged past. The missions were also way too easy to complete; like at the beginning where I had to kill Tom which was apparently mission 1. There was no difficulty there, all you had to was pick up a weapon (hammer, baseball bat or screwdriver) and press 'use item'. Mission 5 was also annoying ; there was no thinking required, all I needed to do was go ''There's a guy trying to kill me. Let's kill him.''
-- Szy on 11/3/2018 9:00:30 PM with a score of 110
A rather fun and interesting storygame to say the least. This really reminded me a bit of the Dead Rising series from Capcom in a way, with all of the available weapons and sometimes miscellaneous items that you can use to face the undead. There were some noticeable issues with grammar in this, or lack of detail in some parts, but the game does play well for the most part.

Something that I found to be interesting was the mission system of this storygame, they were decent enough but I couldn't help but feel that they could've been better written or more expanded on to make this storygame feel more exciting overall. Still, the missions do give this story a rather game-like feeling and I suppose that's something that was intended, so it does pay off well enough in the end.

Although this was a interesting experience, there is a lack of a strong or coherent plot in this. I think that adding more story aspects in general would have been to this game's benefit. Things like memorable characters, memorable scenes, and memorable dialogue go a long way in leaving a lasting impression on your reader.

This was a rather interesting adventure at the end of the day, so good work. You show some remarkable promise as a writer in my opinion. ^_^
-- TharaApples on 3/25/2017 12:00:18 AM with a score of 120
A fun zombie game. I felt a massive sense of deja vu with this very first chapter - I could swear I've read that before, picking up all those items. Maybe I tested it or something.

The writing was pretty clean and brutal, the descriptions good. The hero was a violent maniac, killing with no remorse, which was surprising for a normal joe who's never killed anyone, but I liked it. '"Thank you." You say and slit his throat.' That part made me cackle.

A gory fun fest worth its salt. Zombie heads exploding, one man's race to escape certain death and save his city. Good job, DV.
-- madglee on 11/15/2007 10:58:53 AM with a score of 110
I'm sorry, but there are too many grammatical errors.
-- hofmak on 10/1/2020 6:41:10 AM with a score of 120
Pretty Dope
-- Gigi5334 on 1/26/2020 8:03:14 PM with a score of 110
so good so good
-- EnderKing67810 on 11/13/2019 1:37:04 PM with a score of 120
this was the best part of the story was good
-- jamauri and dlyan on 11/7/2019 6:24:50 PM with a score of 0
A bit bloated and a bit buggy but quite nice.
-- Geordie on 5/14/2019 8:24:37 AM with a score of 110
Woot I love it !
-- Kuro on 3/7/2019 3:29:28 PM with a score of 120
Correct the spelling mistakes please.
Overall very good story and great captivating speech.
-- H3Ben on 11/26/2018 5:14:57 AM with a score of 120
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