Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel without a Pulse
In 1933, travelling
salesman Edward "Stubbs" Stubblefield was ungraciously murdered and
buried in a remote Pennsylvanian field. After 26 years, a millionaire
developer constructs a technological city of the future, called
Punchbowl, on Stubb's burial ground, causing the former salesman to rise
from the grave with an insatiable taste for human brains.
Now it's time for Stubbs to get some revenge on this
sacrilegious city by turning the living into the undead in this
entertaining epic that allows the gamer to use a variety of bodily
functions to cause mayhem, death and destruction in the once peaceful
city of Punchbowl.
The gameplay of Stubbs the Zombie is rather
straightforward with the player using a variety of actions (many
humorous) such as deadly gut bombs, limb attacks, explodable heads and
also farts that can stun your enemies. Ironically as Halo, Stubbs can
also commandeer vehicles and drive around the lovely city of Punchbowl.
The beauty of the game is that when you turn a human, you can actually
control these new allies.
The control system of the game is perfect,
especially the combination of mouse and keyboard that the average gamer
should pick up in no time. Match that with a very interesting storyline
(some borrowed from the Romero franchise) and a healthy dose of humour
and this title has something for everyone. The only downside to Stubbs
the Zombie is that the game is relatively short with gamers finishing
the title in about 10 or so hours.
Graphically, Stubbs the Zombie is a very
impressive game on the PC that actually uses the Halo engine to convey
this entertaining storyline. That's right, this game uses the Halo
engine so rest assured that this title contains some extraordinary
graphics from highly detailed characters with realistic textures to the
amazing background environments of Punchbowl.
Musically, Stubbs the Zombie features a
rather contemporary soundtrack that suits the game perfectly and match
that with a plethora of sound effects from the rumblings of the undead
to the screams of living... not to mention Stubb's toxic farts and one
cannot but help fall in love with this quirky game.
In conclusion, Stubbs the Zombie without a
Pulse is an entertaining game that beautifully uses the Halo engine,
unfortunately some of the gameplay does feature a few quirks such as
unstable framerate and simplistic gameplay. However, if you're looking
for a quick and fun title to play then you might want to check this out!