Last weekend me and some of my friends had a little get-together, or a LAN party if ya like, where we played various games with some beer as motivation. 🙂 One of the games we did was a new one we downloaded from Steam, and it is called ‘No More Room in Hell‘ and it is a ‘half life 2’ mod that is free to play.
‘No More Room in Hell’ is a horror / zombie survival game along the lines of ‘Killingfloor’ and ‘Left for Dead’. The game is a tribute film series in which the above quote originated from, No More Room in Hell, and it was proclaimed PC Gamer’s Mod of the Year 2011 and ModDB’s Editor Choice Multiplayer Mod of the Year 2011.
The developers describes the game like this on steam:
Taking inspiration from George Romero’s “Of the Dead” series, the mod is set during a time in which the world is on the verge of collapsing into chaos from a disease whose origin is unknown. Many experts and organizations have their theories and ideas on how such a disease emerged and started to systematically destroy our very way of life, but one fact is clear to all. Whoever perishes from the disease gets up and kills, and the people they killed get up and kill.
The chances of you surviving this all out war of society and the undead are slim to none. Already, there are millions of the walking dead shambling about, searching for food to eat. There’s no known cure. One bite can possibly end it all for you. However, you aren’t alone in this nightmare. There are still a handful of uninfected survivors left in this god forsaken hellhole, and with co-operation and teamwork, you may live long enough to fight your way to salvation.
So, how it is the game to play?
Well, to make it clear…this is a multiplayer game, and a multiplayer game where a headset with a microphone and ventrilo/teamspeak or even Skype is something you will very much like to have connected while you are playing this game. If you have played Killingfloor or Left for Dead you know what to expect, but expect a lot more, more creepy, more scares and a lot more difficult than the previous mentioned. After a short time you value every bullet you are able to get your hands on, and when ammo is specific for each weapon you will find yourself running around with several boxes of shotgun shells, while you carry a magnum 357 thats empty, desperately trying to catch a glimpse of that ‘boomstick’ you need.
Another cool thing about this game is that you get a lot of objectives that you need to complete to finish the map. This might be finding a door, then finding the key or something to blast it open with, then repairing a satellite dish to be able to shout ‘hey! We’re over here!’ so so someone might send out a rescue team to get you and your buddies off the perimeter. Just watch out… one bite from one of the zombies and yourself might be ‘turned over to a zombie and then attacking your fellow teammates (no, your not controlling the zombie-you). So, should you tell your mates your infected, or should you try to hide it to see if you can find a cure? (there might be a slight chance of that….maybe).
If you are looking for a game for your next LAN party, or want to do some multiplayer games with your friends over the internet, this is a pretty good game to test out for sure. 🙂
Trailer and gameplay videoes
You can find more videos on their youtube channel.