This game is a Early access zombie game made by Ã‚Â Monochrome LLC who are also known for making the HL2 Free-To-Play mod Zombie Panic Source. Like Zombie Panic Source, this game is a HL2 mod. There are only two modes so far; Player vs Player and Extraction.
Player vs Player is my personal favorite and most liked to the community that I talked to in-game. Player vs Player or PvP starts out with 6 survivors spawning at random locations with a one random melee weapon and one random pistol with one clip in it. Then survivors have to look threw houses for weapons and ammo.
There are Survivors, CPU Zombies, and Player-Zombies. When you die in PvP you turn into a zombie and try to kill the remaining survivors. Contagion contains many weapons like Bats, Knives, Sledgehammers, and axes to Shotguns, Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles, and Pistols only to name a few.
You have a lot of freedom to play the way you want to; you can go stealthy and sneak around the zombies, go guns blazing, go throughout the map and hunt survivors down, or barricade yourself in a house.Ã‚Â This game mode isÃ‚Â scary, intense, fair toÃ‚Â new players, has goodÃ‚Â CPU, and has tonsÃ‚Â ofÃ‚Â playability.
The otherÃ‚Â game modeÃ‚Â is Extraction. This game mode is very different fromÃ‚Â PvP;Ã‚Â you spawn in a random placeÃ‚Â in the map and you have aÃ‚Â GPSÃ‚Â on your phone that you use toÃ‚Â track survivors that needÃ‚Â ‘Extraction’ out of harm for the zombie attacks. YouÃ‚Â and other in-game survivors have to escort CPU survivorsÃ‚Â house to houseÃ‚Â and fight off waves of infected.Ã‚Â If you die you becomeÃ‚Â a zombie andÃ‚Â needÃ‚Â to kill all the remaining survivors.
This game mode I don’t like at all becauseÃ‚Â its directed on where you can go mission wise andÃ‚Â at timesÃ‚Â not very responsiveÃ‚Â CPU zombies. In a zombie game I like to have choice in how I play and sure you can choose how you protect the CPU survivors but that’s it so its not really MY type of game mode.
Overall the game is great and its only in open beta so I know it will get better. There are a few bugs here and there but other than that it has a lot of playability with a very active community. You can get Contagion on the Steam Market for only $14.99. I give Contagion a 6.5 out ofÃ‚Â 10.