A Way To Be Dead

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a game by Crania Games
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Zombie Games, Survival Games, Horror Games, Co-Op Horror Games
A Way To Be Dead
A Way To Be Dead
A Way To Be Dead

I am very excited to get the chance to play a proper game of A Way To Be Dead with my buddies. This is a 4 vs 1 style of game and it is sure to be a ton of fun with the right people. It has a horror setting and I think that the whole premise of the game is really cool. If you enjoy horror, survival, and multiplayer games then be sure to keep an eye on this game here.

Roots of Insanity

I was surprised to hear that the story and setting of the game is actually from another video game called, Roots of Insanity where the idea is that A Way To Be Dead lets you see events from a different point of view. I have not played Roots of Insanity (although I do plan on doing so) so I have to be honest and say I am not sure how well this ties into that.

However, I can tell you the idea of being one of four people waking up in a creepy abandoned hospital that is full of zombies and the deranged Dr. Riley hunting them down is something I can get behind.

Don’t Be Another Victim

If you are playing as part of the team of four victims, you get to play as one of four different victims. The way that you play as a victim in A Way To Be Dead is that you need to survive and get to various locations as you do. The game is played from the first-person point of view which should make things even more tense and scary which is awesome. You need to sneak around as you can make too much noise if you are not careful which can alter the Dr to your presence as well as the zombies. If you get bitten by a zombie, you become one yourself!

The Dr. Will See You Now!

As well as playing as one of the four victims, you can also play as the crazy Dr. Riley as you hunt them down to pump them full of your crazy serum… whatever that may be. You need to stalk them, lay in wait and listen and look for any alerts that will show you where they are. He is fast and powerful and can even transform into a horrific zombie type creature himself. Actually, in between rounds, you get to spend points you have earned to make yourselves stronger no matter if you are the Dr or one of the victims.

Team Work Or Not?

I think what is great about games like A Way To Be Dead is that 9/10 you guys start out with a plan and want to work together. Truth be told, working together is probably your best bet at surviving this place.

However, when something goes wrong like a zombie comes after our Dr. Riley jumps out after laying in wait, things can go to hell and you guys get split up!


While visually, A Way To Be Dead may not be the most appealing game, I think there is a lot of fun to be had here. Those of you who have enjoyed games such a Friday the 13th and Dead by Daylight can add this one to your rotation as I feel it is offering a similar kind of experience. You can play on your own with random people, but I think the real fun is had when you are playing with your buddies.


  • I love the whole premise and setting of this messed-up world!
  • Dr. Riley is pretty interesting
  • This is a game that will make you scream and laugh!
  • If you are looking for more multiplayer games to play with friends, this is perfect


  • The graphics are very dark
  • It is the kind of game you have to play with others to get the best out of it

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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