Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse

Truly funny in parts and definitely replayable

Game Review by James Brooks | 16 Apr 2006
Game title: Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse

The latest offering using the 'Halo' graphics engine; a third person escapade where you, as the recently un-deceased Edward "Stubbs" Stubblefield rampage around the futuristic utopian city of Punchbowl. Truly funny in parts and definitely replayable, it also has a great uniqueness with the whole being the zombie bad guy thing. There is also one moment of bizarreness that will stick with me – seeing Stubbs perform lookalike Micheal Jackson's "Thriller" moves in a dance-off with a midget Chief of police... Co-op mode is slick and well thought out and there's quite a cool feature where you can possess people by throwing your dismembered hand at their head, plus heading up your very own zombie hoard gives you a pretty good idea of what it's like to be a chav after someone's cracked open a case of White Lightning. The soundtrack is sweet and the game is basically worth it if you find it on the cheap but don't expect depth and refinement. [James Brooks]

Out now for Xbox/PC (Wideload/Aspyr)