Dead Nation was originally released on the PS3 back in 2010, becoming a household name when it was offered as a free download after the infamous PSN outage in early 2011. The game follows the story of a world who’s population has turned into zombies due to a virus outbreak. The Protagonists Jack McReady and Scarlett Blake are the only ones that able to leave their shelter, and they do so for supplies, as they’re the only ones who are immune to the current strain of the virus.
Dead Nation was a great looking game on PS3. It’s quite a dark game so it relied upon it’s beautiful lighting effects and the stunning design of zombies. Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition on PS4 is a much more polished game. The textures are instantly more noticeable as they are clearer and sharper. The smoke and fog are a lot more realistic and the lightning effects are much more pronounced.
The frame rate is something that was never really an issue on PS3 and it remains this way on the PS4. As expected, The game definitely holds up well on PS4, even when the screen is literally full with completely different kinds of zombies. This is easily the most impressive thing about Dead Nation. You could have 80 regular zombies, 5 runners and 3 bosses on screen all at the same time. It’s utter chaos and visually stunning. I wish I had more time to stop and look at the amazing artwork of this game.