Infestation: Survivor Stories Isn’t Worth Your Money at Any Price
It may have changed its name but it still sucks beyond belief--Infestation: Survivor Stories isn’t worth your hard-earned cash. It’s a game built purely upon the zombie fad and the fan love that surrounds Day Z. Infestation is a barely working game that rewards players with deep pockets more than anything, and the term ‘pay to win’ has never been so relevant, as Infestation allows players to pay their way to the top–and that’s not even the worst thing about the game.
The game itself is utterly charmless, as players shamble around a badly textured, hollow world. The gameplay is clunky and unresponsive, which is a running theme throughout the core of Infestation. This makes combat an utter mess that lacks both direction and purpose, with, oddly, the zombies being the most hilarious enemies in video game history, as they jolt and glitch towards the player. They may have wiped out humanity but they are no match for a wall or slightly raised box.
One of the selling points of Day Z was the player interaction; would you play as a friendly survivor, or as a bandit? In comparison, Infestation doesn’t pull this off in the slightest. Thanks to the pay-to-win nature of the game, next to no one tries to play cooperatively; players find a gun, log out, buy a ton of ammo, and join a game to hunt down other players, with there being no balance or trade off for playing as a bandit.
At its core, Infestation: Survivor Stories is an utterly bugged-up mess of a game that wants your money and nothing else. Who cares if the game barely works? Who cares if the game is fun to play? Not the developers! Sure, the game has its fans, but it’s next to impossible to recommend to the majority of people, unless they want a good example of how not to design a game.
Do yourself a favor–don’t buy Infestation at any price, Steam/Good Old Games/Green Man Gaming has plenty of far superior games on offer at mostly at cheaper prices.