Developer: Gammera Nest
PublisherGammera Nest
Platforms: PS4, PC
Reviewed On: PS4 Pro
Release Date: 11/03/2022
Price£15.99/$19.99
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

Valley of the Dead MalanZidos is set sometime during the alternative Spanish Civil War. There is no reason as to why zombies are there, they just are. You must survive and escape.

The story is delivered in cel shaded, comic book strips. This is by far the best part of the story.

Valley of the dead Malnazidos gameplay

Please Save Me

Valley of the Dead MalanZidos is a 3rd person shooter, in an open world with stealth and survival elements. Sounds great, but is it not.

The whole game is a clunky mess, movement is hindered by shockingly bad collision detection on dirt. Sneaking is ok I guess except for the collision detection. The world is not open, it is isolated maps that have very few alternative routes to take and all levels are linear.

Then we have the zombies and gun play. Firstly, let’s start with the biggest offender, the gunplay. It is in a word – terrible. It’s clunky and inaccurate. I lost count, how many times I aimed at a zombie’s head only to miss. Now with a game with limited bullets every shot counts. Here you miss more than you hit. If a zombie gets too close then you can kick it, if you have stamina, that most time was exhausted after one kick while the bar was still full.

The zombie’s add to the frustration, there are two types; walkers and runners, walkers obviously walk slow and can be ignored, the runners are a different story. These need to be killed, but as the aiming is so bad these will most definitely grab you. You can beat them away with a QTE, but that also gets annoying.

Sigh

I tried to find a positive here, as there are still more negatives I could get into. However, I find it hard to find something truly positive about the game. I would say there are seven different characters you will play as in your adventure/Torment.

Valley of the dead Malnazidos game

Overall just stay away from Valley of the Dead MalanZidos. It is not worth your time. There is nothing at all fun about the game

1-10
PUT IT THE BIN!

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