After their home city has been overrun by zombies, a family decides to flee up into the mountains, to their cabin where they hope they can find safety. But that is not the case. As the undead are marching towards the cabin, the father of the family sees no other choice than to barricade his family in the bathroom and defend the cabin.
The Dead: Chapter One is the prologue of a planned series. It is a first-person shooter where the player has to survive an onslaught of zombies. The undead enemies attack in waves of twenty and the only objective of the game is to kill them all and survive to the next wave. The player is armed with a simple handgun and ammo is low. Therefore it is important to move around and pick up any ammo and health packs that the enemies occasionally drop. As the player progresses through the waves new types of zombies are introduced that are more powerful but at the same time the player gets access to more weapons.