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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 At the police station.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Our hero
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows A powerful head bite.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Going further down the Punchbowl.

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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The Press Says

1UP Xbox Oct 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
IGN Xbox Oct 24, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Dec, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Playback Windows Jul, 2006 7.77 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Dec, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jan 16, 2006 7.25 out of 10 72
GamePro (US) Xbox Oct 18, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamestyle Xbox Apr 11, 2008 7 out of 10 70
PC Zone Windows Feb 09, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
Press Start Online Xbox Nov 17, 2006 12 out of 20 60


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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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