Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is a third-person action video game developed by Wideload Games and published by Aspyr Media. It was released on October 18, 2005 for the Xbox video game console, and was released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in November that same year. The game was released on February 10, 2006 in Europe. The game was made available on Steam on May 17, 2007, but was later removed. It became available on Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace as an Xbox Originals on May 19, 2008 but was removed late 2012 due to technical issues.
The game was a moderate success garnering favorable reviews and sales for the Xbox version. A sequel was planned, but since Wideload's closing in 2014, it has been since declared canceled.
In Stubbs the Zombie the player plays as a zombie, and the primary goal is to kill humans and devour their brains. Eating brains gives back a certain amount of lost health to the player as well as converting those humans into zombies, causing them to fight alongside the player. The player has the option of beating an enemy to death with melee strikes or to transform them into zombies. Stubbs' zombie state prevents him from wielding any conventional weapons, and instead wields a variety of improvised weaponry and combat techniques, most of which are done using a specific body part as explosives or makeshift devices. Stubbs can drive a wide variety of vehicles, such as cars, tractors and tanks. All of the aforementioned improvised weapons, excluding Stubbs' hand, have a chance of converting the humans they kill into zombies. Stubbs can herd zombies which are in range by whistling. Since there is a limit to how many zombies will follow him at a time, Stubbs can guide the rest by sending whole groups of zombies in a direction with a single shove. Stubbs' zombie followers can kill humans and eat their brains, just like Stubbs can, and any human killed by one of his minions will also turn into a zombie. An enemy that fires upon a zombie in a group will attract the attention of all the rest of the zombies. Crowds of zombies serve as a great shield when approaching enemies armed with ranged weapons and are needed for sowing the necessary chaos and confusion into a difficult melee.
Screenshots from the game Stubbs the Zombie
System requirements Stubbs the Zombie for Mac Os:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
- CPU Processor: PowerPC G4/G5 or later
- CPU Speed: 1.2GHz or faster (1.5GHz recommended)
- Memory: 256 MB or higher (512 MB recommended)
- Video Card:
- (ATI): Radeon 9500 or better
- (NVidia): GeForce FX5200 or better
- Video Memory (VRam): 64 MB or higher