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Dead Ahead for iOS

By Chillingo Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jun 27, 2013

The Endless-Running genre of mobile gaming has been getting stale. Dead Ahead hopes to revive some of the fun by bringing the dying genre back to life with zombies.

In Dead Ahead, you take control of your little scooter and navigate the mess that is the post-apocalyptic highway, all the while being chased down by the undead hordes. Dodge cars, buses, and barricades; mow down stray zombies, and collect bonuses such as speed and weapon boosts, in glorious 8-bit graphic and funky arcade BGM. Your scooter can only speed up or go up and down. The game lets you choose between two control options, via onscreen buttons or a scroller. Tap to shoot chasing zombies or choose to outrun them. The faster you go the harder it is to steer, and the only way to slow down is to hit non-lethal obstacles (cones, posts, and stray zombies). Race as far as you can and complete missions and objectives to gain money. Use said cash to purchase upgrades, new bikes, and new weapons. The daily objective and the ability to customize your bikes' paint jobs keep the game interesting.

The graphics are a bit nostalgic with their playful style, and the music is appropriate but can get repetitive. Fortunately there's an option to turn the music off should you choose to listen to your own soundtrack. The game is free to play, and there are a few upgrades that require forking out actual cash (but aren't necessary to the game's enjoyment), such as a super bike and a wing-woman that assists you in mowing down the chasers. Dead Ahead is one of our favorite games this year and a must have for any zombie fans.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0


Release May 28, 2013
Date Added May 28, 2013
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 4.3 or later.


Total Downloads 784
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Developer's Description

From the creators of Parking Mania comes a game with a little more bite!

The Dead are coming for you, it's time to find a ride and drive for your life. With the relentless zombie hordes hot on your heels and hungry for flesh, can you fend them off whilst keeping your eyes on the road?

TIP: To switch the controls, simply swipe them across the screen to swap their position.


Swerve between abandoned cars, plough through undead crowds and when the dead get too close, get trigger-happy. Visit the Garage to upgrade your ride and your firearms to keep ahead of your pursuers.


Smart thinking is the best weapon against the dead. Trick these brain-hungry buffoons by leading them over ramps or straight into the back of cars and watch those red pixels fly!


Survive as long as you can to complete missions, rank up, and top the leaderboards. Rack up gory combos and take on daily challenges to reap even greater rewards.

Game Features:

  • An action-packed endless zombie runner
  • Quirky sense of humor and pixel-inspired visuals
  • Pimp your ride and upgrade your weapons
  • Complete missions to rank up and earn greater rewards
  • Customize and share your own progress banner
  • UNIVERSAL; plays great on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
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