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.

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.

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.

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.

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!


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.

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*


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.

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.


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? 

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