Someone Beats ZombiU's Hardest Mode

If you play ZombiU's special Survival mode you only get one life for the whole game. Death is death. No respawning as another character, which is what happens in ZombiU's already-tough normal mode.

The creators of the game say they didn't even know if that tougher Survival mode could be cleared, not until very recently. From a recent chat between the game's top Ubisoft creators, including producer Xavier Poix, and Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata:

Xavier Poix: I should add that up to a few days before work on the game was finished, we still didn't know whether it was possible to complete Survival mode to begin with.

Iwata: What? Are you serious? (Laughs)

Poix: I think it must have been only two or three days before we finished work on the game before anyone made it all the way to the end. In the bug database for Survival mode, someone had reported the funniest bug that I'd ever seen in all my life as a developer, saying that the game is too hard and can't be finished. (Laughs)

Iwata: To all the gamers in the world reading this, Ubisoft has thrown down the gauntlet!

Well, lo and behold, someone has finally beaten Survival mode. In the game itself Ubisoft's developers are giving them credit. We screencapped this in the game. The developers have been peppering their game with messages like this since launch:

Pretty cool.


    I think they've found another way to engage with their audience and build the community. Kudos to Ubisoft for this one.

    I'd like to hear how long it took them to beat this! The kotaku review by Totilo said he took 15 hours to beat it, but his longest life with a single character was 100 minutes. If someone survived 15 hours non-stop I'd be VERY impressed.

      You'd think it'd be quicker doing it with a single life since they wouldn't need to spend any time hunting down their zombified (is that a word?) previous characters?

        You don't really need to hunt them down though, they'll be in the spot you need to pass by to progress in the game right? Well I haven't played the game and have only watched snippets so I guess I could be wrong.

        Also wow this game comes out in 13 hours here.

          Yeah but you'd still have to re-cover the same ground you already covered to get back to that point, wouldn't you?

          Like the rest of you, I haven't played it either. Although I did play the original on the Amiga for what that's worth :P

    I want this game so much.


    so its like MAX PAYNE 3 NYMHC

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