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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Dead Containment (2021) is a shooting game where you only control the aiming. It's inspired by on-rails shooting games found in 90's arcades, played with light guns. You use your weapons to fend off the undead as they race towards you in city locations.

Play involves precisely targeting and shooting enemies so you kill them before they reach you and cause injury. It's brash and over the top like a Die Hard film. You collect items by shooting them to boost your score and gain weapons.

As you progress there are decisions over which path to take through a level, and bigger harder enemies to take on in boss encounters. You can also attempt the game in single credit mode, where your restarts are limited, for an extra challenge. There are also moments in the play where you must rescue civilians.

Although most people will play this with a mouse, the game does support Light Guns. Either way, it's a game that recreates the simple joy of only having your gun reticle between you and the zombie hoard.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dead Containment 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Dead Containment. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. Play solo or with a friend over online play. There are online leaderboards.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Not yet rated. Expected to be PEGI 16 and ESRB TEEN. Although the violence is stylised and cartoony, there are still splashes of blood and decapitation and dismemberment. Enemies disappear when they die, which makes the violence less impactful. There are dead and dismembered bodies in the environment.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Dead Containment usually costs £7.19.

Dead Containment

Steam Store PC £7.19
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can purchase a lightgun to play the game, like the Sinden Lightgun

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/11/2021

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 30 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Grump Dog Games (@GrumpDogGames)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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