Touch the Dead (Nintendo DS)

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Touch 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.


Touch the Dead Nintendo DS A pair of foul zombies.
Touch the Dead Nintendo DS Head shot.
Touch the Dead Nintendo DS A crowbar may not be the safest bet here.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Dead 'n' Furious" -- European title

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DS-x2 May 08, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87 May 20, 2007 83 out of 100 83
GamingTrend Sep 14, 2007 458 out of 600 76
Gaming Target Jul 02, 2007 6.2 out of 10 62
HonestGamers Jun 25, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Game Critics Sep 23, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
Game Chronicles Jun 06, 2007 4.4 out of 10 44
GameSpy May 29, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Gaming Age May 30, 2007 D+ 33
The Video Game Critic Oct 21, 2007 F 0


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The 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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Jeff Sinasac (409) added Touch the Dead (Nintendo DS) on Dec 10, 2007