Deadlight XBLA [HD] Zombies may be all the rage in gaming these days, but in Deadlight, the undead are far from gratuitous eye candy. Here, they are a real threat. You can't just run-and-gun your way through like Rambo and hope to survive. Instead, it's best to treat them as an obstacle to overcome. Intelligent maneuvering and skillful use of the environment beat out using a bullet any day. Set in the mid-'80s, Deadlight tells the story of a man trapped in the throes of a dying world. A virus outbreak has consumed much of North America, killing and then re-animating the corpses. The shadows, as the game calls them, aren't your traditional zombies. They may not be the most intelligent, but they are very fast and very strong. Running into one is doable. Getting caught in a group of two or three can be a death sentence. It's obvious that Deadlight is a game that was borne of passion. It's not perfect, but it is by no means a cookie-cutter cash grab. Given the short length, limited replay value and 1,200 MSP, it is difficult to recommend across the board. For genre fans, though, Deadlight is a refreshing take on the zombie trope and an experience that stands on its own.