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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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The many monsters and rooms make Brain Dead 13 a fun adventure while the original story line makes it stand out from the Dragon's Lair games. The graphics and music are both excellent at showing what can be accomplished when the effort is put into a product. If you liked ReadySoft's previous interactive adventure games, chances are you'll die to get a chance to play this masterpiece. Combine its imaginative and humorous storyline along with its action packed scenes and Brain Dead 13 is a "nightmare" come true!
Power Play (Mar, 1996)
An Braindead 13 scheiden sich die Geister. Ein professionell gemachter und brüllend komischer Zeichentrickfilm steht einem völlig veralteten und stupiden „Try and Error“-SpieIprinzip gegenüber, So sorgen z.B. die Todessequenzen des Helden regelmäßig für Heiterkeit. aber wenn Fritz Lance zum x-ten mal kunstgerecht zerschnippelt, weil der Spieler wiedermal die falsche Taste gedrückt hat, sträuben sich auch geduldigen Naturen die Haare. Technisch dagegen gibts dagegen nichts zu meckern: Die Videos laufen ruckelfrei, und dank der akustischen “Tastenquittung“ erkennt Ihr relativ problemlos, in welche Richtung Lance bewegt werden will. “Braindead“ ist Fast Food für den PC, nicht mehr und nicht weniger. Wer auf knallbunte und teilweise recht brutale Comic-Action steht, ist hier genau richtig, spielerischen Tiefgang dürft Ihr jedoch nicht erwarten.
Joystick (French) (Feb, 1996)
Brain Dead 13 fournira un bon moment de détente aux plus jeunes, mais il est à classer dans le domaine de l'"entertainment". Il se révèle donc inintéressant pour les joueurs aguerris (que nous sommes, bien sûr).
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
Brain Dead 13 does have one positive aspect: the animated cartoon that provides the framework for your limited interaction. Full of colorful characters (both literally and figuratively), the clips feature incredibly smooth animation all neatly packed onto one CD-ROM. Although this level of production quality is no minor technical feat, it's not enough to save this game from being inducted into my own personal computer game Hall of Shame. Unless you're a fan of the Dragon's Lair series of games, I strongly suggest that you avoid this exercise in absolute frustration.
Electric Playground (Nov 13, 1996)
The animated stories produced by ReadySoft are fantastic. We have the laser disc from the Dragon's Lair coin-op in the office and when you watch the whole thing through without a single stoppage it is totally crazy fun. But that reward is only available to those that can pick such a disc up in an auction, or for those that finish the game. To watch BrainDead in its entirety, though, I would have to finish the game, and I have neither the patience nor the masochistic nature to put myself through such torture. It's a shame. The animation is sweet and the production is top-notch but the game play is tired and abysmal. The only other thing going for this game is the fact that the nature of the repetitious, learn-by-rote button pushing makes BrainDead 13 one the most aptly named titles of the year.