There aren't many games like it, even today
We're in an age of video game re-releases and remasters where publishers are making deeper and deeper cuts that many of us vaguely remember or have never really played. That's how I feel about Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse resurfacing this year on modern platforms.
It's coming to Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on March 16, 2022.
Apart from the basics, the game will also have “modernized controls” and achievements. (If any of these sound familiar, the updated ports were recently leaked via a list of all things.) A trademark example: there's an achievement for "sol[ing] the supply of water with your finely aged urine. "
Stubbs the Zombie was a 2022 Xbox and PC game about a vendor-turned-zombie who converts the population of a “retro-futuristic” city into the undead. Consider destroying all humans, a little. I used to always mentally classify these two games into a similar headspace – anyone else?
The new Stubbs releases were handled by Aspyr, a studio you might recognize for its work on the Nintendo Switch ports of Star Wars Episode I: Racer and Jedi Outcast, or the Civilization VI DLC packs.
Funnily enough, at some point I totally forgot it wasn't just called "Stubbs the Zombie." Which name! If you need a refresher (and are in a rush), here's a 46-minute speedrun of the original.