Note: This mod requires the game: ArmA2: Combined Operations
So, I’ve been playing the DayZ mod for about 3 weeks now. It’s an interesting take on the zombie outbreak.
Arma II itself takes place in Soviet Russia, it is a war simulation, here is the interesting part. The mod essentially makes civilian npcs (non-playable characters) as well as military npcs into zombies that want to devour you. You are a trained military operative and start the game with your civilian clothes, a bandage, and a flashlight. From here it's up to you to decide where you want to go. One choice you could make is to scavenge small towns in the hopes of finding food, drink, and possibly a hatchet with which to protect yourself. There is even a chance you could find a barn that has some sort of firearm.
I have chosen to join up with a team so we can watch out for one another, but you can also play solo. We go out and scour the air fields and barracks for weaponry that is better than our own, as well as trying to find a vehicle for faster travel. I have died, many many times, but this is part of the game. I have now outlived the average time alive.
I would recommend this to any fan of zombies, and fans of military/war sims as well. I play on a “regular” server so the zombies are about average. There are varying difficulty levels - Recruit, Regular, Veteran, and Extreme. I have yet to even attempt an Extreme server. Also, at the time of this being written it has come to news that DayZ is in the works as its own StandAlone game.