jdodson gives this an astounding "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
jdodson gives this a "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
Back in August of 2013 I wrote about the new Kickstarter for Death Road To Canada and quickly after that I backed the Kickstarter. After that I interviewed the creator of the game and then dug in to wait for the games launch. The game finally launched in 2016 and it was added to my backlog of games to play. Since the games launch they have updated it considerably and the game seems to be even more widely praised by it's fans so I decided to jump in and give it a shot.

Death Road To Canada is a very well polished rogue like zombie bashing road trip game that pays homage to the Oregon Trail and the Ninja Turtles arcade game. Like most rogue likes you die... a lot but the main game loop is so much fun that doesn't really matter. There is much strategy to the base game and how you approach zombies, collecting loot and making choices really matter. Not to say there isn't a fair amount of RNG at play making some games massively unfair but sometimes the RNG is in your favor and that luck and your skill make it a very special experience. One other fun element of Death Road is that you can play it with a friend. I had a friend over recently and we played the game for hours really enjoying ourselves.

You can play the game with a keyboard and mouse but I seriously recommend you use a gamepad. I found the experience with a controller to be much better and playing with friends, it's a must.

Looks like the game will be getting even more future updates and if you are interested in checking those out, check the steam update link below. If you are looking for a new rogue like to play that hooks you right from the start and works on PC, Mac and Linux you should look into Death Road to Canada.