Game details

Never Dead
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
January 31st, 2012
Release Date (UK):
February 3rd, 2012
Online Players:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360.

About NeverDead

NeverDead is a third-person action game set in a fantasy and horror-influenced universe where supernatural battles between humans and extraordinary creatures blanket a vast city landscape. Gamers wield a butterfly design-inspired sword and an arsenal of guns to decimate waves of ungodly enemies in the not-too-distant future. The game begins in the waking hours of peace and calm, when the world is under threat of being consumed by a demonic plague. Centuries have passed since the world succumbed to an unforeseen shadow of evil, and a hero was made an immortal by demons. These demons have risen once again in the present day causing unrelenting mayhem reinforced by destructible environments within the game. Now using his immortalic regenerative powers re-assembling his own body to evade death, the hero carries out the only salvation the world will know, for he is Never Dead.



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Dismemberment and immortality are quirky enough at first to spark some entertainment, but NeverDead doesn't really have any other legs to stand on.

We like

  • Dismemberment gameplay is entertaining
  • Campy and quirky presentation and writing
  • Some clever boss battles

We dislike

  • Clunky controls, especially swordplay
  • Dull story and lame dialogue
  • Boring combat and slow weapon transition

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Few games that rest on a single gag have legs to carry it to interesting heights. Modern games require all gears working in perfect harmony to achieve greatness, and if it relies on that single gag, chances are it’s going to trip on itself and fall straight on its face. That is the case for NeverDead, a game that sees the main character as a bit of a Mr. Potato Head, complete with limbs and a head that easily detach...

NeverDead News

  • Konami unveils new NeverDead DLC

    Konami has confirmed that it’ll release a second batch of downloadable content for NeverDead on February 29. Expansion Pack Volume 2 throws in a new online playable character, NADA Chief Sullivan, plus two new costumes for hero Bryce. In addition, gamers can also enjoy three new challeng...

  • NeverDead DLC announced

    Limb-dismembering actioner NeverDead will receive its first batch of post-launch content on February 21, Konami has announced. The NeverDead Expansion Pack Volume 1 throws in a heap of extra content, including two new costumes for hero Bryce, an expanded Asylum level, three new challenges and a n...

  • Fresh NeverDead screens

    Konami has unleashed a fresh batch of NeverDead screenshots for you to gawp at, showcasing yet more gun-toting, limb-dismembering antics. Have a butcher’s at a couple of images below, and then head over to our gallery to view the rest of the screen grabs. NeverDead sees players hoppi...

  • New NeverDead screenshots arrive

    Konami’s unleashed a fresh bunch of limb-dismembering NeverDead screenshots for your consumption. Check out a couple of shots below, and then head on over to our NeverDead gallery to view the full batch. NeverDead is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the U.S. on Janu...

  • NeverDead handed western release date

    Konami’s slapped a western release date on demonic actioner NeverDead, confirming the game will launch in the U.S. on January 31, 2012, and in Europe on February 3. Conceived by Shinta Nojiri and co-developed by Rebellion Software, NeverDead pits players in the shoes of immortal gunslinger an...

  • NeverDead dated for Japan

    NeverDead will be released in Japan on February 2, 2012, Konami has announced. A western date has yet to be confirmed. Developed by Rebellion, the game pits players in the shoes of cocky demon hunter Bryce, who was cursed with immortality some five-hundred years ago.  Set in modern times, Nev...

  • NeverDead screens are dead good

    Namco Bandai’s unleashed a boatload of screenshots for the Rebellion-developed fantasy-horror romp, NeverDead. Have a butcher’s at a few images below, and then pop on over to our NeverDead gallery to view the whole batch. The game’s due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, though ...

  • Konami reveals NeverDead, trailer and first details inside

    Konami has revealed a new action game, NeverDead, which is currently in development at Rebellion Studios. You’ll get an assortment of weapons to battle in a horror-influenced world, complete with big baddies. In the game, humans battle supernatural enemies using a butterfly-design inspired...

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