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  • Demonic Spiders: In the first three games:
    • Running zombies. They close in way faster than you can shoot them off, which is not a problem if they're regulars, but they can be one of the other two below, makin them VERY aggravating.
    • Fat zombies have a ridiculously high amount of health even if you aim for the head. If they can run (and they're equally as likely as thin zombies to be runners), they're almost impossible to fight off before they're on top of you already.
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    • Armed zombies can kill your survivors through the barricade in the first two games, and in Union City, they hit really hard.
    • Military and police zombies have helmets and bulletproof vests that turn your attacks into Scratch Damage, if they don't No-Sell them completely. When they show up, your best target stops being the head and starts being the legs.
  • Goddamned Bats: Zombie dogs. Unless your barricade is down in the first two games, then they become Demonic Spiders.
  • Good Bad Bugs: It's possible to lose survivors on search parties at random. This can still happen when you have no other survivors with you. Basically, the one survivor you have (yourself) can die on a search party, possibly multiple times, and still go on slaughtering zombies.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The death scene involves your character being tackled to the ground and eaten alive by zombies as he visibly screams and tries to fight them off. Only lessened by the Have a Nice Death message.
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    • Some of the notes in Union City can count too. For example, there is a very poorly spelled note from a little girl whose nanny told her to leave a goodbye note to her mother.
    • Some of the Junk items in Dead Zone can do this to. One of the junk items that can be found are Teddy Bears, whose description says it all - "A child's stuffed animal that has seen better days."
    • The fact that some of the containers the survivors in Union City and Dead Zone can loot are fallen survivors, who obviously fell to the infected, or some other horrible mishap.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Many of the notes were community submitted and contain high levels of Narm.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Sure, HERC is awfully quick to shoot at you and they did do some pretty nasty things to some of the evacuees in Union City and to the civilians in Dead Zone's backstory, but the only one you see for sure in Union City is your spouse, who has been infected. The only reason why HERC are stopping you from leaving the mainland is because they don't want the infection to spread further. This may have been mildly lampshaded at the end when, after escaping by allowing the zombie hordes to overrun the last safe place in the city, your boat stalls and the screen fades to black while you hear a growl as, presumably, your spouse turns into a zombie.
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For the film:

  • So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus of the film is pretty much "it's nice to have Arnold back, but it could have been better".


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