Dead Matter

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Dead Matter
Dead Matter
Dead Matter

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Dead Matter is the zombie game you’ve always wished you could play. This game is currently still in development, but fans of this ambitious multi-player game can still test it out in the alpha that has been running some 3 years now.

Dead Matter is set in rural Alberta. Vast stretches of open world dotted with zombies allow the player almost infinite choice over how they survive or what they can do. This game is intense. Think of a combination between Escape from Tarkov and Dayz, and you’ll get Dead Matter. If you can’t handle the intense pressures of this immersive world, it may be better to try a game that puts less pressure on the gamer.

A buggy start

Dead Matter is currently suffering from numerous bugs that make the game hard to play. A new patch meant to solve these problems was announced April 12th, but it won’t be comprehensive. It will solve many of the bugs currently causing players to complain, but not all of them.

They also suggested a 2022 launch date for the next phase of release. This is just a suggestion however, and not a commitment. The developers have been very spotty about communication, to the disappointment of fans.

How the game works

In Dead Matter, you are dropped into an open world, with the goal of survival. Skin wild animals for meat and leather, making sure none of the animal goes to waste. Kill zombies before they kill you. Dead Matter comes with a generous amount of weapons, and the details on the weapons are very high quality.

The zombies and character movement are still very rough, which detracts from the game, but it is alpha so these will likely become more polished over time. Zombies have the ability to leap at you from any direction, which makes battles against them a bit more intense. You can use vehicles to help move around, but don’t get used to it. In future releases the vehicles will not spawn into the world in working condition. If you want a ride, you’ll have to fix it first.

Detailed stats

In order to make the game more interesting, the developers have given the player a lot of different stats. Hydration, hunger, health, and other stats all drive you to find food, water and shelter. A unique aspect of the game is an adrenaline boost when in combat situations, which gives you a bit more ability to fight zombies when in combat. This is a nice touch of realism in an already generously realistic game.


This is a very exciting zombie game for those who like horror and open world exploration. The many details available in the game allow hours of entertainment as you defend yourself from zombies and try to survive in a post-apocolyptic world. These amazing benefits are tempered however, by the bugs common in alphas, and the silence of the developers even when critical bugs are happening. If the game is ever polished enough to be a finished piece, it would definitely score higher.


  • Very realistic zombie fighter
  • Vast open world
  • Generous number of weapons and items


  • Many bugs
  • Lack of communication from develpers

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System requirements:

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

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