Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies pokes fun at the zombie genre

by Nathan Dutil

Marcelo Jabulas | GameCoin – Far Cry 5 was one of the big productions of 2018, with the controversial plot around a radical cult in rural Montana. If the original game is already fleshed out and the Arcade content still serves the player in a parallel game, Ubisoft has further expanded the content offer with independent episodes, set in the Vietnam War, a mission on Mars and, finally , the zombie apocalypse from the Dead Living Zombie expansion.

Each of the DLC bets on distinct gameplay nuances. Hours of Darkness, asks the player to carefully explore the Vietnamese jungle towards an extraction point.

Lost on Mars bets on an unusual adventure on the red planet, in which the player must control jet propulsion systems and fight alien beings. And even with a mocking tone, you had to be stealthy not to attract the creatures.

In Dead Living Zombie, the action sets the tone for the fun. The episode is divided into seven stages, which are zombie movie scripts.

The story chronicles a writer’s failed attempts to sell his screenplays to major Hollywood directors. Once again, the story is told through cartoons.

Each stage is a different scenario, with different objectives, but ultimately it focuses on the extermination of the hordes of zombies, which are multiplying due to a chemical weapon.

The average time for each “script” is around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the voracity of the player. Because these are short stages, there are no checkpoints and no way to save. You must complete each stage to unlock the next one.


The producers of Dead Living Zombie satirize the wave of productions of the genre and also abuse references to films and franchises like Night of the Living Dead, Death of the Devil, Resident Evil, among others. Even the posters of each of the “movies” are inspired by the posters of great works of horror.

During the game, the screenwriter dialogues with the director, as if the game were reading a script. The lines are acid, full of jokes and profanity, as well as homages to real productions.

Right from the first mission, at one point the scriptwriter says something like: Suddenly the hero finds a shotgun that’s the envy of “Ash Williams’ Fire Stick” from A Crazy Night 3, alluding to how the protagonist was calling his double-barreled shotgun.

In the second “movie”, the game pokes fun at the Resident Evil series, in which a group of bullying soldiers must contain the undead on a bridge. There’s even a parachute that references the logo of the Umbrella Corporation, the evil industry in the Capcom series responsible for the zombie infestation.

Is it worth it or not?

Dead Living Zombies is available for those who have purchased the Far Cry 5 Season Pass. But its single price is around R$ 25. A value that does not weigh on your pocket. This may be an option for those who have completed the main campaign and completed the other DLCs as well. However, if you have to choose one of the three, Hours of Darkness is undoubtedly the best of them all.

GameCoin: Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies Mini Token

Style: First-person shooterStudio: UbisoftDistributor: UbisoftOnline Mode: SimLanguage: Portuguese audio, subtitles and menusAvailable: PC, PS4 and Xbox OneAverage price: R$25 (requires Far Cry 5 installed)

And how much is the show worth?

Plot: 4Graphics: 4Gameplay: 4Challenge: 3Cost/Benefit: 4TOTAL: 19 gamecoins

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