DescriptionTouch the Dead is a rail-shooter that uses the Nintendo DS touchscreen and stylus in substitution for a light gun. The player takes on the role of Rob Steiner, a prisoner in the Ashdown Hole State Penitentiary, who wakes one night to find his cell open and a pistol conveniently nearby. He shortly discovers that the prison is now overrun with zombies and his only way out is to shoot his way out.
To shoot an enemy, the player taps the stylus on the screen and it is possible to target different body parts. Reloading is done through a clip in the bottom right hand corner, and the D-pad and face buttons are used to switch weapons. Ammo and health is gathered by shooting crates and the levels feature certain forks with different level paths. The available weapons are a handgun, shotgun, submachine gun and crowbar.
- "Dead 'n' Furious" -- European title
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|GamingTrend||Sep 14, 2007||458 out of 600||76|
|Portable Review||May 21, 2007||26 out of 40||65|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jun, 2007||6.25 out of 10||62|
|Gaming Target||Jul 02, 2007||6.2 out of 10||62|
|Modojo||May 18, 2007||60|
|GameSpot||May 21, 2007||5.5 out of 10||55|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Jul 03, 2007||5 out of 10||50|
|Game Critics||Sep 23, 2007||4.5 out of 10||45|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Dec 10, 2007||7 out of 20||35|
|The Video Game Critic||Oct 21, 2007||F||0|
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TriviaThe US cover art for Touch the Dead was done by Arthur Suydam, whose best-known work may be cover art for the Marvel Comics' Marvel Zombies series in which he recrafted many classic Marvel covers with a zombie theme.
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