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Dead Containment Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Dead Containment is a shooting game where you only control the aiming. It's inspired by on-rails shooting games found in 90's arcades, played with light guns. You use your weapons to fend off the undead as they race towards you in city locations.

Play involves precisely targeting and shooting enemies so you kill them before they reach you and cause injury. It's brash and over the top like a Die Hard film. You collect items by shooting them to boost your score and gain weapons.

As you progress there are decisions over which path to take through a level, and bigger harder enemies to take on in boss encounters. You can also attempt the game in single credit mode, where your restarts are limited, for an extra challenge. There are also moments in the play where you must rescue civilians.

Although most people will play this with a mouse, the game does support Light Guns. Either way, it's a game that recreates the simple joy of only having your gun reticule between you and the zombie hoard.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/11/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: Grump Dog Games (@GrumpDogGames)


Duration: It takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play this with 2 players online. Play solo or with a friend over online play. There are online leaderboards.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. You can purchase a lightgun to play the game, like the Sinden Lightgun.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Not yet rated. Expected to be PEGI 16 and ESRB TEEN. Although the violence is stylised and cartoony, there are still splashes of blood and decapitation and dismemberment. Enemies disappear when they die, which makes the violence less impactful. There are dead and dismembered bodies in the environment.

Skill Rating

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


When played with a mouse you can remap multiple buttons and use the mouse wheel to select weapons. This allows you to play the game with motion input via the gun sensors.

Collectables spin and glow in the dark for extra visibility.

The game does include some infrequent flashing and there is a notification of this at the start.

The game provides spatial audio to depict which side zombies are approaching from.
Our Dead Containment Accessibility Report documents 30 accessibility features:

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