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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
76
3.6
Xbox
74
4.2
Macintosh
74
4.1
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Menu Screen
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Going further down the Punchbowl.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows A small army of the dead attacking the police.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows The Sod-o-Mobile.

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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User Reviews

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The Press Says

GameLemon Xbox Apr 25, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Armchair Empire, The Windows Nov 23, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Xbox Oct 24, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpy Xbox Oct 25, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Jan 05, 2006 77 out of 100 77
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Feb 08, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
X-Power Xbox Dec 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2005 65 out of 100 65
PC Zone Windows Feb 09, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62

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Trivia

Soundtrack

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

Awards

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

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