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Brain Dead 13

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User Reviews

There's Nothing Else Quite Like It iPhone powerstone05 (272)
Dragon's Lair for the 1990s...sorta Jaguar ETJB (447)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
3DO 2 3.1
CD-i Awaiting 1 votes...
DOS 7 2.9
iPhone 1 4.0
Jaguar 4 3.8
Macintosh Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation Awaiting 1 votes...
SEGA Saturn Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 5 3.0
Combined MobyScore 19 3.2


The Press Says

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80
WindowsWorld Village (Gamer's Zone)
The many monsters and rooms make Brain Dead 13 a fun adventure while the original story line makes it stand out from the Dragon's Lair games. The graphics and music are both excellent at showing what can be accomplished when the effort is put into a product. If you liked ReadySoft's previous interactive adventure games, chances are you'll die to get a chance to play this masterpiece. Combine its imaginative and humorous storyline along with its action packed scenes and Brain Dead 13 is a "nightmare" come true!
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DOSWorld Village (Gamer's Zone)
The many monsters and rooms make Brain Dead 13 a fun adventure while the original story line makes it stand out from the Dragon's Lair games. The graphics and music are both excellent at showing what can be accomplished when the effort is put into a product. If you liked ReadySoft's previous interactive adventure games, chances are you'll die to get a chance to play this masterpiece. Combine its imaginative and humorous storyline along with its action packed scenes and Brain Dead 13 is a "nightmare" come true!
76
3DOElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
For those players out there who just couldn't get enough of games such as Dragon's Lair and Space Ace, full-motion video is back in Braindead 13. I've never been a big fan of these types of games, however this title is not only the quickest loading i've ever seen, however the graphics on the 3DO are nearly flawless. Very clear and colorful. Not too much replay value here, though, but the humor throughout the game seems to make it all worth while when you make the wrong decision.
75
SEGA SaturnGame Revolution
Though Brain Dead 13 is not what you would call a thinking man's game, it is a heck of a lot of fun. Purists may complain that the graphics sometimes get pixelated (due to the video compression) and there are a few loading pauses, but Brain Dead 13 is well worth checking out. Who knows, it may even give you some good ideas on how to take over the world.
74
PlayStationGame Zero
Almost a year overdue, I found Braindead 13 to be worth the wait. Of course, this is a biased statement because I actually like FMV games and always have since Dragon's Lair hit the arcades back in 1983. I find it curious that after ReadySoft's less than stellar conversion of Space Ace, this in-house production is the best this genre has to offer. Braindead 13 offers top notch animation full of hyperkinetic action and humor, and sets higher interactivity standards than any of its toon predecessors. But as is usual with this type of game, once you've seen it, you've seen it, thus hampering replay value. But, I will say this... Braindead 13 is the first FMV game I didn't finish in one day... and that says a lot.
73
3DOGameFan Magazine
Inherently I dislike these games with a vengeance. From Space Ace to Dragon's Lair, I'd always been more content to watch them than play them. ReadySoft however, has made a game that looks so cool, it's forced me to take a step back and re-evaluate the genre. Refinements in the way the game plays, simplifying it to a degree, makes BD13 surprisingly playable. While I doubt I'll ever embrace the genre whole-heartedly, I do like this game.
70
3DOAll Game Guide
With hours of play time (as opposed to the scant few minutes it takes to beat most "point and click" games), Brain Dead 13 is probably the best of all the "point and click" games with enough replay and features to last....a second day, even. Fans or not, it's a great little cartoon romp that should entertain anyone, though a full price purchase is out of the question!
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PlayStationNowGamer
There are lots of wacky characters to meet and different routes to take, so it has got guaranteed lastability and it’s bright and humorous enough to appeal to younger gamers, whilst also being tough enough to put experienced players to the test. BrainDead 13 is nothing that hasn’t been seen before, but it’s still worth a look if you fancy a mad cartoon world instead of a standard platform game.
60
DOSGame Zero
A fun game, but the theme of the point and click genre is very old. A new twist on the gameplay would have really helped make this game a long time enjoyable title. However, the fun cartoony nature falls short once you've either been through, or seen someone else work the game through. Overall fun, but a better game to rent, or borrow than to own.
56
WindowsPower Play
An Braindead 13 scheiden sich die Geister. Ein professionell gemachter und brüllend komischer Zeichentrickfilm steht einem völlig veralteten und stupiden „Try and Error“-SpieIprinzip gegenüber, So sorgen z.B. die Todessequenzen des Helden regelmäßig für Heiterkeit. aber wenn Fritz Lance zum x-ten mal kunstgerecht zerschnippelt, weil der Spieler wiedermal die falsche Taste gedrückt hat, sträuben sich auch geduldigen Naturen die Haare. Technisch dagegen gibts dagegen nichts zu meckern: Die Videos laufen ruckelfrei, und dank der akustischen “Tastenquittung“ erkennt Ihr relativ problemlos, in welche Richtung Lance bewegt werden will. “Braindead“ ist Fast Food für den PC, nicht mehr und nicht weniger. Wer auf knallbunte und teilweise recht brutale Comic-Action steht, ist hier genau richtig, spielerischen Tiefgang dürft Ihr jedoch nicht erwarten.
56
DOSPower Play
An Braindead 13 scheiden sich die Geister. Ein professionell gemachter und brüllend komischer Zeichentrickfilm steht einem völlig veralteten und stupiden „Try and Error“-SpieIprinzip gegenüber, So sorgen z.B. die Todessequenzen des Helden regelmäßig für Heiterkeit. aber wenn Fritz Lance zum x-ten mal kunstgerecht zerschnippelt, weil der Spieler wiedermal die falsche Taste gedrückt hat, sträuben sich auch geduldigen Naturen die Haare. Technisch dagegen gibts dagegen nichts zu meckern: Die Videos laufen ruckelfrei, und dank der akustischen “Tastenquittung“ erkennt Ihr relativ problemlos, in welche Richtung Lance bewegt werden will. “Braindead“ ist Fast Food für den PC, nicht mehr und nicht weniger. Wer auf knallbunte und teilweise recht brutale Comic-Action steht, ist hier genau richtig, spielerischen Tiefgang dürft Ihr jedoch nicht erwarten.
50
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Im Vergleich zu anderen Spielen wird hier einfach zu wenig Interaktion geboten. Würden wir den Film an sich bewerten, wäre er deutlich mehr Punkte wert.
47
JaguarneXGam
Wenn man sich das Spiel so ansieht, will man es einfach spielen. Die witzigen Charakter und schönen Schauplätze verführen den Spieler geradezu. Doch sobald man das Pad in die Hand nimmt, zerplatzt die Illusion wie eine Seifenblase. Das gameplay ist nicht nur extrem frustig sondern verweilt noch in den frühen 80ern. Wobei doch zeitnah veröffentlichte Spiele wie D, oder Cyberia bewiesen haben, das man auch in einem interaktiven Film anspruchsvolleres Gameplay verwirklichen kann. Dennoch der beste Vertreter seiner Art auf dem Jaguar.
40
WindowsJoystick (French)
Brain Dead 13 fournira un bon moment de détente aux plus jeunes, mais il est à classer dans le domaine de l'"entertainment". Il se révèle donc inintéressant pour les joueurs aguerris (que nous sommes, bien sûr).
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DOSJoystick (French)
Brain Dead 13 fournira un bon moment de détente aux plus jeunes, mais il est à classer dans le domaine de l'"entertainment". Il se révèle donc inintéressant pour les joueurs aguerris (que nous sommes, bien sûr).
38
DOSPC Joker
Dieses Konzept fand bereits vor Jahren wenig Anklang und ist auch heute noch ein sicherer Frustgarant. Der launige Sound und die schwarzhumorigen Animationen vermögen daran wenig zu ändern, und trotz der USK-Empfehlung ab 12 Jahren scheint uns das Digi-Movie auch ein wenig arg brutal zu sein. Aber wie es der Titel schon sagt: Wer mit 13 bereits hirntot ist, den mag der Hunni für dieses Pseudo-Spiel auch nicht reuen.
38
SEGA SaturnGameSpot
The PC edition of Dragon's Lair is a more fluid, more enjoyable laser disc translation. It's the game fans of this genre should grab. Consider taking Brain Dead 13 for a spin only if you've already memorized the classics, or want to play this type of game on the consoles.
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DOSPC Games (Germany)
Man sitzt entgeistert vor seinem Monitor, wird gelegentlich um einen Tastendruck gebeten und traut sich wegen der prächtigen Zeichentrick-Grafik nicht, den Sinn seines Tuns in Frage zu stellen. Wer für ein paar Stunden bewußt eine intellektuelle Nullrunde einlegen möchte und bereit ist, dafür einen Hunderter auf den Tisch zu legen, wird die Anschaffung trotz der abschreckend niedrigen Wertung nicht bereuen.
35
DOSGameSpot
Brain Dead 13 does have one positive aspect: the animated cartoon that provides the framework for your limited interaction. Full of colorful characters (both literally and figuratively), the clips feature incredibly smooth animation all neatly packed onto one CD-ROM. Although this level of production quality is no minor technical feat, it's not enough to save this game from being inducted into my own personal computer game Hall of Shame. Unless you're a fan of the Dragon's Lair series of games, I strongly suggest that you avoid this exercise in absolute frustration.
35
WindowsGameSpot
Brain Dead 13 does have one positive aspect: the animated cartoon that provides the framework for your limited interaction. Full of colorful characters (both literally and figuratively), the clips feature incredibly smooth animation all neatly packed onto one CD-ROM. Although this level of production quality is no minor technical feat, it's not enough to save this game from being inducted into my own personal computer game Hall of Shame. Unless you're a fan of the Dragon's Lair series of games, I strongly suggest that you avoid this exercise in absolute frustration.
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WindowsElectric Playground
The animated stories produced by ReadySoft are fantastic. We have the laser disc from the Dragon's Lair coin-op in the office and when you watch the whole thing through without a single stoppage it is totally crazy fun. But that reward is only available to those that can pick such a disc up in an auction, or for those that finish the game. To watch BrainDead in its entirety, though, I would have to finish the game, and I have neither the patience nor the masochistic nature to put myself through such torture. It's a shame. The animation is sweet and the production is top-notch but the game play is tired and abysmal. The only other thing going for this game is the fact that the nature of the repetitious, learn-by-rote button pushing makes BrainDead 13 one the most aptly named titles of the year.
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JaguarThe Video Game Critic
Instead of logical puzzles, Brain Dead 13 is almost exclusively an exercise in trial and error. In one bedroom scene, you actually have to run towards a ghost with a sword, which makes absolutely no sense. Brain Dead 13 does offer the ability to select multiple paths, which sounds like a good idea until you find yourself moving in circles! The full-screen graphics are fairly pixelated but not too bad for a Jaguar title. The audio is not as clear as you'd hope for a CD title. I like the Halloween theme, but only die-hard FMV fans will appreciate this poorly conceived title.
20
DOSHigh Score
Både grafiken och ljudet är mycket bra, men speldelen är under all kritik. Styrningen funkar så att du ska trycka på rätt knapp vid rätt tidpunkt, annars dör du. Gissa tre gånger hur många gånger du kommer dö innan du har kommit någonstans? Hinkvis med gånger. Braindead 13 gör med andra ord skäl för titeln.
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SEGA SaturnGamePro (US)
Sounds and graphics are disappointing. The scenes and characters are colorful, but bad compression leaves objects blurry or ill-defined. Voices are sometime unintelligible and the frantic music gets old because you hear it hundreds of times while trying to master the controls. Play Braindead 13 and you'll be brain-dead before long.
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PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
Brain Dead 13 effectively blurs the line between a working game and a defective one. I paid money for this? It's all over but the crying.