Dead Nation is a top-down shooter set in a fictional environment after a zombie apocalypse. It can be played alone of cooperatively with a second player, both offline and online. Players choose between Jack McReady and Scarlett Blake (or both in co-op) who are about to leave their shelter in search for food and supplies.


It takes place one year after a large virus outbreak that has turned most humans into zombies. Both characters are immune to the strain of the virus. In the campaign mode a series of events gets them into contact with a Doctor Morton from the Egogate Pharmacy company who is working on a cure but needs their help. The characters need to collect certain items for him and travel through different locations such as a police station, an infested street, a hospital, a graveyard, a trainyard and harbor docks with ten levels in total.