Better late than never as they always say, right?
The Dead Linger is an open world zombie apocalypse first person shooter (yay another one?) that aims toward adventure with survival elements and crafting, somewhat, but not really, like Minecraft. The Dead Linger, unlike many independently developed games, hits the survival aspect of the game pretty hard. With plenty of features to add to the survival, like: hunger, stamina, strength, and even weight. Although this game is still in very early Alpha stage, The Dead Linger has many opportunities to improve its gameplay.
With this being an open world (and yes I mean open world, you can literally spend days running in one direction and never be stopped) you can explore everything, with every house enter-able. This allows for looting, which is used mostly for food or weapons. Weapons, although very hasty, can deal a bit of damage if you hit the undead in the right spot, that primarily being the head (as cliché as that sounds).
One of the biggest issues when The Dead Linger came out was it's framerate issues. Due to the immense overpopulation of zombies roaming around the place, the developer was forced to re-write the whole zombie code, which drastically improved the framerate. Keep in mind this game is still in early alpha, containing a few refresh stops and lag spikes.
Survival aspect: 7/10: Reason being that it's hard to avoid packs of zombies when you're just trying to kick back and relax in the woods.
Graphics: 9/10: Still could use a few minor tweaks and adjustments to the code to still improve framerate and prevent less lag spikes.
Replay value: Moderate, just because it's a zombie game.
Overall rating: 7.5/10
Thanks for reading, hopefully some of this inspired you to check this game out.