Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is a 3D action game that turns the tables on the age old tradition of zombie games. In this game, you play as the zombie, fight off the humans, and eat their brains. Stubbs the Zombie is set in a retro-futuristic city of the future and follows Stubbs over the course of one day as he zombifies the entire city.

Before becoming a zombie Edward 'Stubbs' Stubblefield was a traveling salesman in the 1930s who got himself killed. Flash forward to 1959 where the world's richest man, Andrew Monday, has built his dream city, Punchbowl Pennsylvania, on top of poor Stubbs' grave. Stubbs will have to claw through all of Punchbowl's citizens, including the local police department, crazy militiamen, nerdy scientists, and a deadly barbershop quartet.

Luckily Stubbs has some help. Every human that he kills comes back as a zombie and joins Stubbs in his quest for brains. Stubbs also learns a series of special body powers. He can use his unholy flatulence to stun enemies, he can throw his pancreas as an exploding zombie grenade, and he can detach his own head and bowl it into enemies. Stubbs' most powerful ability is that he can detach his hand and use it as a scout, climbing up walls and the ceiling, and then use it to take control of enemy humans and their weapons.


Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Going further down the Punchbowl.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Arm's eye view of the situation.  Not sure what to do about the tank yet.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Ouch, that hurts!
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Ripping off an arm.

Alternate Titles

  • "僵尸斯塔布斯" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Stubbs The Zombie: Месть Короля" -- Special "alternate" translation of Russian localization with plot changes

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1UP Xbox Oct 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Xbox Oct 25, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NowGamer Macintosh Nov 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Playback Windows Jul, 2006 7.77 out of 10 78 PC Gaming Windows Feb 08, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Gamestyle Xbox Apr 11, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Xbox Oct 18, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Zone Windows Feb 09, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62


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Stubbs The Zombie: The Soundtrack was released by Shout Factory on October 18, 2005. Here is the track listing:
  1. Ben Kweller – Lollipop
  2. The Raveonettes – My Boyfriend’s Back
  3. Death Cab For Cutie – Earth Angel
  4. Rose Hill Drive – Shakin’ All Over
  5. Cake – Strangers In The Night
  6. The Walkmen – There Goes My Baby
  7. Rogue Wave – Everyday
  8. The Dandy Warhols – All I Have To Do Is Dream
  9. Oranger – Mr. Sandman
  10. The Flaming Lips – If I Only Had A Brain
  11. Clem Snide – Tears On My Pillow
  12. Milton Mapes – Lonesome Town
  13. Phantom Planet – The Living Dead


  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2006 - Most Likeable Game Hero in 2005 (for Stubbs)

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