No More Room in Hell

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No More Room in Hell
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Developer(s) NMRiH Dev Team
Engine Source Engine
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Steam OS
Release date(s) October 30, 2011 (Beta Release),
October 31, 2013 (Steam Beta Release)
Genre(s) First-person shooter, Survival Horror
Mode(s) Multiplayer

No More Room in Hell is a cooperative first person survival horror video game, created by Matt "Max" Kazan and initially developed as a modification on Valve Corporation's Source Engine. Set in a zombie apocalypse, player assume the roles of 8 remaining survivors,[1] with a focus on co-operation and survival, and can be played through "Objective" or "Survival" mode. The game is heavily inspired by George Romero's Living Dead series,[2] with the title being a reference to Dawn of the Dead,[3] as well as certain characters being a reference to other films such as American Psycho and The Big Lebowski.

It was first released on October 31, 2011 via Steam Greenlight, with an official stand-alone release following on October 2013, after a nearly seven year development,[4] and was met with positive reviews.

Game Features[edit]


The game uses co-operative gameplay, with up to 8 players.

Voice and Text Communications Limited by Distance[edit]

The further you are away the harder it is for other players to hear you. Keep those walkie talkies close!

Dynamic Objective Maps[edit]

The next playthrough may not be the same as the last!

Survival Mode[edit]

Defend and maintain your shelter against the undead in the hopes of getting extracted to a safe area.

A Realistic Approach[edit]

In short, no crosshairs with limited "only when you want it" HUD. In addition, ammo and weapons are extremely scarce. With that in mind, aim down your sights and shoot for the head!

Multitude of Different Opponents[edit]

Ranging from the iconic "walking zombie" to the more contemporary "runners", NMRiH will keep you on your toes with a mix of dangerous foes to face down. However, the most dangerous enemy may not always be the walking dead...


One bite may be what it takes to bring you down. If infected, you must decide if you want to alert your team to rid you of your burden, or to keep quiet in the hopes of finding a cure...

When playing you may find bottles of pills, Phalanx Pills. These will keep off the infection for all of 3 minutes, giving you precious time to escape, or find more. There is also one more thing you can find, the elusive Gene-Therapy. Very rare, and just as dangerous, this auto injector can do one of 3 things; Cure you, Cure you and make you highly immune, or kill you instantly. The only other option is to use any firearm and shoot yourself.

Pro Tip: Don't take any pills until your vision begins to fade, this will give you an extra 2 minutes before your next bottle.


30+ weapons and counting, ranging from the diminutive .22 Target Pistol to the almighty Chainsaw.


"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth."

A tribute to the highly acclaimed film series in which the above quote originated from, No More Room in Hell (PC Gamer's Mod of the Year 2011, ModDB's Editor Choice Multiplayer Mod of the Year 2011), is a co-operative realistic first person survival horror modification for the Source Engine. Taking inspiration from George Romero's "Of the Dead" series, the mod is set during a time in which the world is on the verge of collapsing into chaos from a disease whose origin is unknown. Many experts and organizations have their theories and ideas on how such a disease emerged and started to systematically destroy our very way of life, but one fact is clear to all. Whoever perishes from the disease gets up and kills, and the people they killed get up and kill.

The chances of you surviving this all out war of society and the undead are slim to none. Already, there are millions of the walking dead shambling about, searching for food to eat. There's no known cure. One bite can possibly end it all for you. However, you aren't alone in this nightmare. There are still a handful of uninfected survivors left in this god forsaken hellhole, and with co-operation and teamwork, you may live long enough to fight your way to salvation.[5]


As mentioned earlier, there is no HUD display on the screen if you are playing and no indication of health or ammo. Other players can see it through the coloured username. If the colour is green, this means the player has 100-70 HP (health points), yellow means the player has 70-40 HP, red means 40-1 HP. However, when you enter spectate mode the game allows you to see the spectated player's health. Up to 8 players can join the game, depending on the server, for it is a co-op game.

There are 2 map types in the game: Objective mode and Survival


In mission/objective mode, players must follow the instructions given by the game. They must find the rescue vehicle. It could either be: a train/metro, a helicopter or a tank. The vehicle differs in each map.


In Survival, players must survive a series of waves of zombies. The amount of zombies increases as the waves continue, making each wave harder. After the 8th or 10th wave the game will bring in the rescue vehicle and the players must get to it in time. After every 2-3 rounds a supply helicopter comes around the and drops a supply box the players can unbox for extra supplies.


These are the list of maps currently available, there are 9 objective maps and 9 wave maps:[6]

Objective Maps:

  • Broadway (nmo_broadway)
  • Brooklyn (nmo_brooklyn)
  • Chinatown (nmo_chinatown)
  • Cabin (nmo_cabin)
  • Cleopas (nmo_cleopas)
  • FEMA (nmo_fema)
  • Junction (nmo_junction)
  • Lakeside (nmo_lakeside)
  • Toxteth (nmo_toxteth)
  • Zephyr (nmo_zephyr)

Survival Maps:

  • Arpley (nms_arpley)
  • Camp Blood (nms_camp_blood)
  • Favela (nms_favela)
  • Flooded (nms_flooded)
  • Isolated (nms_isolated)
  • Midwest (nms_midwest)
  • Night of the Living Dead (nms_notld)
  • Northway (nms_northway)
  • Ransack (nms_ransack)
  • Silence (nms_silence)

Players can also download maps from external websites and play it via GameBanana.[7]

System Requirements[edit]


MINIMUM : OS: Windows® Vista Processor: Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or equivalent Memory: 1.5 GB RAM Graphics ATI Radeon 9600 or nVidia GeForce 8 series DirectX®: 9.0c Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection

RECOMMENDED : OS: Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or equivalent Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: ATI X1600 or nVidia GeForce 9 or higher DirectX®: 9.0c Hard Drive: 8 GB HD space Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection


MINIMUM : OS: MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Memory: 1-2GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Other Requirements: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

RECOMMENDED : OS: MacOS X 10.6.4 or higher Memory: 4 GB RAM Processor: Dual core Intel processor, 2 GHz or better Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000 Other Requirements: Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8 series or better, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1 Network: Broadband Internet connection Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card


No More Room in Hell was named 'Mod of the Year' for 2011 by PC Gamer magazine, being featured in two issues in 2012.[2] The mod was in the top 100 of Mod DB's 2011 Mod of the Year list and named Multiplayer Mod of the Year 2011.[8] It has also been featured in Maximum PC in a two-page article about the mod, alongside two-page articles for both DayZ and The War Z in a special about the best of zombie games. NMRiH has also won the 2012 Mod of the Year from GameFront in a reader poll on Facebook. It was once again nominated in 2012 by users of ModDB for Mod of the Year, making it in to the Top 100 and subsequently placing 3rd in Player's Choice Mod of the Year. Since it failed to place higher than the previous year, attaining the same ranking as 2011, it did not make it in to the official Top Ten list and was supplanted by Cry of Fear. In 2013, it placed 2nd in the ModDB Mod of the Year award. [9]

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Future Projections[edit]

Stated on the official steam store page, these are what we are to expect in the future:

  • National Guard NPCs - Will they help you or see you as just another walker?
  • Full dismemberment - gibs for arms and legs instead of just the head
  • More gamemodes including a mode that mixes Survival with Objectives
  • New and varied zombie types - SWAT zombies with body armor
  • More playable characters (including females)
  • Stat tracking along with the possibility of unlock-able items
  • More frequent updates with Steam support
  • More maps and overall content with Steam support

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Winchester, Henry (March 2012), "Half-Dead, Too (No More Room in Hell Fills Half-Life 2 with Zombies", PC Gamer 
  2. ^ a b "PC Gamer US Game of the Year awards 2011". Future Publishing. February 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Dawn of the Dead Quotes". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ Kazan, Matt. "No More Room in Hell Community 1.0 Release Announcement" (forum). Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ Official Steam Store Page
  6. ^
  7. ^ GameBanana's NMRiH map downloads
  8. ^ "Top 100 - 2011". ModDB. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  9. ^ "ModDB Mod of the Year 2013". 

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