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In Burn Zombie Burn the player controls Bruce against a never ending army of zombies with arena shooter-like gameplay. The objective is to kill as many zombies as possible before he dies, whilst also attaining a high enough score in order to progress. The core mechanic is about setting zombies on fire. By doing this each zombie on fire adds to the overall score multiplier. Flaming zombies are also more dangerous as they run faster and deal more damage to Bruce if they get too close.

Killing flaming zombies individually as such hurts the multiplier. However, if when a large number of them is killed in one go - via explosives - the score is multiplied by the total number of flaming zombies at that time. It's at this point that the game focus changes and previously innocuous zombie types, like the exploders, become more of an issue as they detonate on contact with fire, thus ruining the scoring potential.

The game is set in six levels with different themes. Each level also has a unique event that is triggered by the Big Red Button, activated by performing three consecutive weapon combos. There are also four main game modes: Freeplay, Defense, Timed and Challenges.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Burn Zombie Burn THD" -- Android title

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Critic Reviews Apr 01, 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
GameZone Apr 29, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
GamingTrend 2009 83 out of 100 83
IGN Mar 27, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
PSX Extreme Apr 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing May 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Apr 10, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Boomtown Apr 09, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Destructoid Apr 22, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central 2009 3 out of 5 60


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German version

In the German PSN version (the Steam and retail versions are not affected) all blood was changed from red to green.

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Oliver Barder (66) added Burn, Zombie Burn! (PlayStation 3) on Sep 24, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (373264) and Kabushi (158961)