There are too many damn zombie games. But no matter how many there are, if one can come along and offer something new, then it'll get noticed. And Dead Block is getting noticed.

Why? Because it's not just another shooter. Instead, its got as much to do with strategy and cunning as it does reflexes, as your band of survivors has to lay traps and construct defences to keep the undead at bay, not just...shoot at them all the time.

The characters look great (especially Mike, the fat boy scout), and if the trap-setting can stay fresh over the game's various stages, then Dead Block might be worth putting your zombie fatigue on the shelf for one more game.

It'll be out later this year on PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

[via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]