Kotaku’s Ethan Gach is willing to get his hands dirty if it means surviving endless tides of zombies. Gach recently checked out Darksburg, the co-op zombie survival action game from Northgard and Evoland developer Shiro Games, following its launch on Steam Early Access and was able to sink his teeth into the game’s blend of isometric action and cooperative multiplayer.

There’s a sinking feeling I get every time my team in Darksburg gets surrounded by purple-tinted goth zombies. Waves of them break against us, driven back by our attacks, only to reform and come at us again. Surely this is the last one, I think, only to find our party of four overwhelmed once again a few moments later.

Sometimes we survive. More often we die. But Darksburg’s clever mashup of isometric clicker combat and large Vermintide-esque hordes is fun to experiment with, whichever the outcome.


Darksburg is now available on Steam Early Access. For more about the game, check out the official Darksburg website, Wishlist it on Steam, and read Kotaku’s complete coverage.