Dead Block

Dead Block

deadblockDigital ReleaseXbox 360
July 06, 2011 (AU, EU, NA)

PlayStation 3
July 20, 2011 (NA)
July 27, 2011 (AU, EU)
August 30, 2011 (KO)

PC (GamersGate)
December 16, 2011
DelistingOctober 05, 2015 – Xbox 360
2020 – PC (GamersGate)
DeveloperCandygun Games
PublisherBandai NAMCO (Xbox 360)
Kalypso Media Digital (PC)
Digital Reality (PlayStation 3)
Available OnPlayStation 3 (AU, EU, FR, GR, KO, NA)
LinksDead Block Homepage [Archive]


On October 6th, 2015, Twitter user lifelower tweeted that several Digital Reality releases (SkyDrift, Dead Block, Bang Bang Racing) had been delisted on Xbox 360. This aligns with the end of licensing terms between Digital Reality and Xbox co-publisher, Bandai NAMCO. The PC version, published by Kalypso Media Digital, was last confirmed available on GamersGate on April 18th, 2019, and was delisted sometime in 2020.

Digital Reality was shut down in September 2013; their homepage is currently unavailable and their Facebook page remains untouched since 2013. On February 2, 2016, Nordic Games announced they had acquired several Digital Reality properties through their subsidiary Nordic Games Licensing AB, though Dead Block was not named in their press release. Dead Block remains available on PlayStation Network across North American and European territories with the publisher listed as Digital Reality Publishing.

It appears neither Nordic Games nor Bandai NAMCO has sought to renew the Digital Reality Xbox Live Arcade titles after Nordic Games’ acquisition.

About the Game

Are you good enough to survive a Zombie Armageddon? Don’t panic! Use your brain first and if necessary your sledgehammer. Dead Block is a 3rd person zombie themed arcade game with a unique mix of action, humor and strategy.

Set in the US during the idyllic 1950s, Dead Block takes players to a simpler time when a gallon of gas cost a few pennies, the “golden age” of cinema was in full swing, and that new (and apparently insanely evil) craze called rock n’ roll swept the nation—and caused an apocalyptic musical plague to turn the deceased into the walking dead!

As one of three survivors of the shuffling zombie onslaught – Boy Scout Mike Bacon, construction worker Jack Foster, and no-nonsense meter maid Foxy Jones, each with their own unique “Smart Bomb” attack – players will fortify their area by boarding up windows and setting a variety of unique unlockable traps, collect items and power-ups, take on zombies one-on-many with a variety of upgradeable weapons, and even rock them to shreds with awesome guitar power!

  • A humoristic gameplay mix of killing zombies and tactical defense.
  • Kill zombies in unusual and entertaining ways: install unique traps, employ devious tactics and fight the intruders with smart bombs and melee weapons.
  • Tactical defense gameplay: defend from zombies by building blockades, gathering resources and switching between all 3 characters.

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