War of the Dead (死霊戦線/Shiryou Sensen) is an horror themed action RPG revolving around a female S-SWAT member, Lila, rescuing survivors in an isolated monster-infested town and bringing them to safety in a church.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Due to mysterious circumstances, a flourishing city called Chinese Hill was cut off the rest of the world. Most of the buildings were destroyed, horrifying creatures are roaming the wilderness, and the few survivors have no means of escaping. The S-S.W.A.T. (Supernatural Special Weapon Attack Team) sends an agent named Lila to the city. The young woman has powerful psychic abilities, which can enhance her firearms, helping her deal with the monsters. She must rescue the survivors and escort them to safety.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The player character has limited ammunition, though the player character can punch or use a knife if out of ammunition. The game also has a limited item inventory and crates to store items, and introduced a day-night cycle; the player can sleep to recover health, and a record is kept of how many days the player has survived. The game has open environments like Dragon Quest and real-time side-view battles like Zelda II, though War of the Dead departed from other RPGs with its dark and creepy atmosphere expressed through the storytelling, graphics, and music.

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