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  • Summary: Death Road is built to deliver replay value. Everything is randomized: locations, events, survivor appearances, and personalities. There’s a different story every time you play, set in a world that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 16, 2018
    100
    Death Road to Canada is a joyful return to the simpler things in gaming. While it may not have the power of a AAA developer behind it, it certainly does have what AAA developers lack nowadays, a sense of fun.
  2. 90
    A fantastic procedurally-generated zombie road trip that you'll want to play again and again. Often funny, moreso if you like poop jokes. Highly recommended.
  3. 90
    A fiendishly constructed zombie mashing roguelike with a veritable mountain of stuff to do, Death Road to Canada is the hilarious, ever-compelling road trip odyssey you never knew you wanted.
  4. Apr 23, 2018
    80
    Death Road to Canada may not appeal to those who can't stand roguelikes anymore; however, all the other players will find here a complex yet intuitive game that will keep them busy for a very long time.
  5. May 13, 2018
    80
    Death Road to Canada mixes a bunch of genres and styles, and it does it very successfully. It might feel a little bit odd for some users, but we've enjoyed it quite a lot.
  6. May 22, 2018
    75
    Death Road to Canada is a blast for short runs and a great combination of genres like survival-horror or RPG. As a roguelite, each game is unpredictable, sometimes even too much. It is possible that its extreme randomness doesn't like to every player, but Death Road to Canada is a guaranteed purchase for roguelite fans.
  7. May 8, 2018
    55
    The game successfully fuses different genres together. Each new adventure presents you with randomly selected levels which do a great job of conveying the sense of survival. The longer you spend with the game however, the more its flaws become apparent. Luck plays a big part in whether or not you'll survive a little bit longer and the level of difficulty is anything but consistent. When repetition sets in after a while, you'll soon want to forget going to Canada altogether.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 15, 2018
    10
    This is the perfect couch coop game. Seriously, you have to play this. It is so fun! It is a survival game, you know... that zombie apocalypseThis is the perfect couch coop game. Seriously, you have to play this. It is so fun! It is a survival game, you know... that zombie apocalypse thing, but it's not too dark, gloomy or depressing like all other survival games. This one is silly and fun. Sure, you are serious about making it to Canada and you don't want to be eaten by zombies... but the humor in this game is something special. If you have any sort of sense of humor you will laugh a lot during your journey to the great white north.

    The music is great, very catchy tunes. They get a little bit more stressful during night time (as it should be) but overall the songs are just upbeat and I like them.

    You can create custom characters for your friends and family members. You may encounter these characters during your road trips, they will join your group and try to survive with you. It's great fun. You may recruit dogs, cats or other animals to assist you in your deadly trip.

    Most of the time you will NOT succeed and you will die. When your whole party has been killed it is GAME OVER and you have to start over from the beginning. Personally this is exactly what i enjoy with the roguelike genre. You have to be 100% committed because you know you have just one shot. If you fail, it's too bad, try again! But don't worry because dying in this game may be a little bit frustrating but not that much. It's all about the journey. Crazy stuff happens, your best buddy dies, your main character dies, the dog you recruited earlier becomes the only survivor left... then he drives the car, fight bandits, loot grocery stores and ultimately get killed in an unforgiving siege near the Canadian border. Victory was so close. Dang it! That was awesome anyway, let's try again.

    It's a unique game that might not be for everyone. If you like a games offering a relatively hard challenge, if you like the concept of perma-death, if you like randomly and procedurally generated content... then by all means stop what you are doing and buy this game.
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  2. May 11, 2018
    2
    Another run of the mill rogue like that relies on sheer repetition and massive difficulty spikes to justify its own content. The game isAnother run of the mill rogue like that relies on sheer repetition and massive difficulty spikes to justify its own content. The game is extremely dull. Most of the time you are running around, collecting supplies all the while trying not to die to cheap hordes of zombies. You get this supplies and you may get well equipped, but never will you feel overpowered, a staple of the genre that can make the dull replaying of it all fun. Not here. You will mostly remain weak, always 3 hits from death and the weapons are always boring and not exciting to use. Even if you get that near perfect run that you have been foaming at the mouth for after wasting countless hours on this garbage, the extremely unfair and unfun final siege will take it all away from you. All so you can start from the beginning to go through the same tired formula again and again and again. I don't recommend it. Rogue like is a genre that hardly ever hits the mark and this is no exception. Expand