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Taking On-Rails Shooters Off Rails

Dead Containment is an on-rails shooter inspired by the classic arcade game House of the Dead. Players fend off the undead as they race through a city under siege, blasting away the horrors that roam the streets using a variety of weapons.

Play solo or with a friend over online play, collect hidden pickups to boost your score, show off your skills in the stats screen and prove to your friends why you would survive a zombie outbreak. 


  • Fast, action gameplay
  • Single-player and online multiplayer
  • Multiple paths which are event driven and player chosen
  • Rescue events
  • Cheesy dialogue
  • Hidden bonuses and power ups
  • Multiple weapons
  • A classic arcade experience


Website: www.grumpdog.com

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1302230/Dead_Containment/

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grumpdog/dead-containment

Updated 5 days ago
StatusIn development
PublisherGrump Dog
Release date Apr 15, 2020
AuthorGrump Dog
GenreShooter, Action
Made withUnreal Engine
Tags3D, Arcade, Co-op, Horror, Multiplayer, On-Rails Shooter, Singleplayer, Zombies
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
MultiplayerServer-based networked multiplayer
LinksSteam, Homepage, Steam


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DeadContainmentDemo.zip 398 MB

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What a great game you got here! Since I first played it I loved it but now... I WANT THE FULL VERSION!! Simply amazing, keep working on it! This game has a great future :) 10/10 I'd buy again.

Here is my gameplay video (Spanish with English subtitles).

I am excited for the full release!

Tried out the update...

This looks like those Walking Zombie games.

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Great game and a lot of fun it was awesome!!

Played this awhile ago I didnt do very well lol @4:42

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Awesome game I like it...Beat Stage 1 it was easy for me...Looking for more:) 5/5

Thanks for trying it out, really happy you liked it! Appreciate the video too. There's a big update planned for summer which will add a few more levels, enemy types and boss fights so stay tuned for that.

Thanks....Waiting for more cool stuff :) 

Cool game man, might be a bit too difficult for me but that's a personal preference.

One thing I do suggest is the game automatically launches Steam VR for me, I'm not sure if the game has a VR mode and I should probably check to see if it does work in VR but if not might be worth looking at your character controller and remove any HMD stuff on it.

Other than that, cool game man!!

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Hey, thanks for the feedback. Balancing is something I've been tweaking a lot so I'll take in the difficultly for any future updates. 

VR should be fixed in the update today. The plugin was enabled for some reason when it shouldn't have been.

Thank you

It's got guns, it's got zombies, it's got more zombies and it's got serious retro vibes. I'm all in!

I know this is all we're likely to get of this game due to it being part of a university project, but what a wild and super fun 10 minutes it was! Mind you, I got so caught up in my Time Crisis nostalgia that I managed to completely forget that House of the Dead was a thing... clever me!

Honestly though, if you're a fan of the old-school on-rail shooters from the days of yore then give this a quick blast, it's a crazy action-packed piece squeezed into a short, easy-to-play amount of time!

I do hope we see more of something else like this in the future, because I would be all over it! Awesome job dev, really threw me back a few years this one did =)

no puedo jugarlo me sale una ventana diciendo 

This appears to be a problem caused by the Unreal Engine and mostly occurs when your graphics card drivers or operating system needs updating.

I have everything updated according to the Assistant of the controller and technical assistance Intel and the graphics card not if I have or what it is (more or less what it is) I have a netbook from the Argentine government of 2 years ago, I hope someone helps me now What happened to several games created with Unreal Engine

The game looks interesting!