Destructoid’s games of the week for 10/21/2007: Zombie Apocalypse edition!

If you’ve learned anything about me during my last year here at the ‘Toid, it’s that I constantly fantasize about the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Between my root cellar stocked with canned foods and deadly projectile weapons to my three-story personal library full of reference material — cue Max Brooks namedropping — on the subject, I’d like to think I’m well prepared for the day when Hell is finally full and the dead once again roam the Earth.

However, I realize that not all of you share my passion for completely fictional scenarios, and honestly I don’t want to have to pull your asses out of the fire when shambling corpses come a-knockin’. So, with the help of my new BFF Dan Marshall, I present to you the culmination of his life’s work, the above film: How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse.

We do what we must because we can. 

Leigh Alexander:
PORTAL. The end.

Oh yeah, and Dawn of Sorrow, Innocent Life, Symphony of the Night, Sonic 2, and the text adventures of the 2007 Interactive Fiction Competition.

Nex:
Aside from finishing Portal (greatest ending ever) and Episode 2 (greatest ending since Portal), Team Fortress 2 has taken over my life. The first online game I was ever massively addicted to was Team Fortress Classic, and the art style and additions made to TF2 easily make it the finest multiplayer FPS available.

I do miss the grenades though. Gas grenades and those spinning, nail-shooting things the soldiers carried were like finding a finger in your can of Pepsi; only the finger is made of gold, and it scratches your back whenever you have an itch.

Jim Sterling:
Pretty much just Fable. Can you believe I never played it before? It’s okay, save for piss-poor targeting and a more linear feel than I’d hoped for. Still, not too shabby.

Savant:
This week has been filled with random gaming goodness! I have been investing ample amounts of time sitting in front of my Xbox 360, playing The Halos (yeah, all 3 of ’em!), Puzzle Quest on XBLA, and some skate. here and there. Most importantly though, is that I’ve rediscovered the joys of PC gaming with my newly-acquired beta account for Hellgate: London. I can’t really say much due to NDA, but I can say that this is going to be one excellent title when it is completely polished.

BlindsideDork:
The Orange Box is teh sex.

Colette Bennett:

MGS4, Silent Hill: Origins, FF Crystal Chronicles DS, and anything else I can play from the scant selection at E for All.

Faith:
I’ve been playing Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, The Orange Box,The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Brain Age. I’ve also been playing around with the trial version of Puzzle Quest. What a great game idea!

Gameboi:

Well let’s see… Since acquiring one of those non-gimped PS3’s I’ve pretty much played every demo available on the thing. That, and a smidgen of Motorstorm. Other than that, it’s been about toying around with Final Fantasy XII, and continuing with the Halo 3 thing. I think that about covers it. My thoughts? The PS3 hardware seems nice (and better made than Microsoft’s piece of shit), but the online interface is nothing short of a joke. How obvious it is to all of us which company specializes in hardware, and which is the software giant.

Dick McVengeance:
Got Dynasty Warriors Gundam in the mail, and so that’ll be collecting dust until I get through Soul Nomad and the World Eaters. It’s just too much fun. Besides that, I’ll be getting into Scourge: Hive pretty soon.

Topher Cantler:
Beautiful Katamari is not so beautiful.

.tiff:
I will not stop playing Portal until I find the easter egg that forces GlaDOS to be my HeteRobo partner for life.

David Houghton:
Valve have had all my attention this week. I’ve been finishing off Half-Life 2 and plowing through Episode 1 before I start Episode 2 this week. I’ve also had a staggering good time with the droplet of purest goodness that is Portal (Those turret guns are health-damagingly cute. I want one!). It’s just as much fun messing around with the physics as it is actually completing tasks and I love it to pieces. Other than that it’s been a bit of the Unreal Tournament 3 demo, which actually runs surprisingly well on my PC. *praises various things*

Tristero:

I played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on PS for old time’s sake. I also got totally destroyed in Tetris Attack by Dale North, puzzle game player extraordinaire.

Nick Chester:
Half Life 2: Episode Two; Flatout: Ultimate Carnage; Mercury Meltdown: Revolution. That is all.

Chad Concelmo:
The highlights of the slim pickings at E for All included: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Super Mario Galaxy, Advance Wars: Day of Ruin, and, of course, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. But the best game I played — not only this week, but in a long time — was Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters at Disneyland. It was epic.

Ron Workman:
NamelessTed sucks 1 and 2, and butmac video creator 5000. I also got a little hands on time with your mom.

Dyson:
I just picked up Beautiful Katamari and have been delving into that as of today. I finally beat Phantom Hourglass last weekend, which now gives me time for the other games on my to play list. Some of which include, The original Half-Life, Siren for PS2, Beyond Good and Evil, and more BioShock. Yes, I still haven’t finished BioShock. Look, I work.

Grim:

Halo 3, the Guitar Hero 3 demo, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, and I also beat Portal again.

 

What did you play this week? 

Earnest Cavalli
I'm Nex. I used to work here but my love of cash led me to take a gig with Wired. I still keep an eye on the 'toid, but to see what I'm really up to, you should either hit up my Vox or go have a look at the Wired media empire.