Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse comes to life on PlayStation March 16

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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse comes to life on PlayStation March 16

The port that nobody asked for finally reaches PlayStation 4.

The year was 2005. The game was Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse. The console? Not the PlayStation 2… whoops. 15 years later, Aspyr would like to make things right the best way we know how: reanimating that classic on PlayStation 4 and 5. Better late than never, right?

For the authentic 2005 Stubbs experience, we’ve brought the game back exactly the same as it was back then. Same gameplay, same graphics, same UI. Okay, we also added modern resolution support, improved controls and key bindings on modern controllers, and nifty new Trophies. But other than that, it’s the same!

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse comes to life on PlayStation March 16

Since Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is new to PlayStation, we figured we’d give you a look into what the game is all about.


It’s 1959 and the city of Punchbowl, PA, is a beacon of progress and ideal living. The perfect combination of classic 50’s style and futuristic technology. Kind of like what we’re doing here with an old school game on cutting edge consoles. 

Stubbs the Zombie

As Stubbs, you’ll wreak havoc on the idyllic and retro-futuristic city of Punchbowl.

Brains, brawn, and good looks

The trick to a hostile takeover of a town like Punchbowl? Take your enemies out for a bite and add them to your zombie horde. The more the scarier, after all!

In your quest to reunite with the love of your life, you’ll explore several of Punchbowl’s most impressive locales. Each self-contained location features new mechanics, challenges, and (of course) new Punchbowl citizens to gnaw on. Ever wondered if a crazed farmhand’s brains taste different from a ray gun-wielding, jetpack joyriding barbershop quartet member’s? Now’s your chance to find out!

Stubbs the Zombie

Eat brains and add unwitting Punchbowl citizens to your loyal horde.

In Stubbs the Zombie, there’s more to being a zombie than just eating brains, building a horde, and terrorizing a city. It’s all that plus unholy flatulence, gut grenades, and sputum heads. Here’s the lowdown on all of Stubbs’ special abilities:

  • Unholy Flatulence: The foes you hit with unholy flatulence might not agree, but I think it’s a gas. You’ll come up smelling like roses while you knock down your enemies.
  • Gut Grenades: Always trust your gut, especially when you can use it as a grenade. All you have to do is look inside yourself, rip out your guts, and lob them at the closest clump of adversaries.
  • Sputum Head: No leader of a ragtag zombie hoard would be complete without a good head on their shoulders. Of course, it’s just as useful as a weapon.
Stubbs the Zombie

Bowl over enemies with the Sputum Head special attack.

Idle Hands are a Zombie’s plaything

We know, we know, waiting a month to get your hands on Stubbs after waiting patiently for 15 years is going to be tough. If you’re hungry for more Stubbs the Zombie while you wait, follow @aspyrmedia on Twitter for the latest scoop on all things Stubbs.

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  • This game specifically I recall like yesterday demoing as a poor kid for hours along with some other titles like painkiller crash bandicoot 3 burnout revenge but this one caught my eye definitely.

    I probably shouldn’t have played it so young but hell it was hilarious and to this day I cherished this title and I’m very happy it surfaces on ps4.

    God bless the devs that made this game you guys are a part of my childhood

  • As much as I would have preferred higher-polygon models so that this was more than just a simple up-rez port, I’ll be happy as long as it still has the exact same soundtrack. Those were some amazing covers of 50s tunes.

    Oh, and if it’s being released on physical disc too and not just a download.

    • It is, least in a $150 USD CE for PS4, no mention of PS5. The CE also has the vinyl soundtrack.

    • Yeah, I’d be more interested in a standard edition. That’s way too high a price. Definitely not interested in vinyl, but at least it (hopefully) shows that the original soundtrack is still in, so I guess that’s a plus.

  • YESSS!!! THANK YOU!! A lot of us have been wondering about this game recently, especially with the rise……of zombies in games. This was one of the few that let you play as a zombie!! I’m surprised no one else has made a game like it, but now the original is back!

  • Missed this back on the original release and finding a copy is very hard as they are pricey. Will gladly pick this up instead

  • “The port that nobody asked for finally reaches PlayStation 4: Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse comes to life on PlayStation March 16”

    hahaha You can’t make this stuff up. I’ve never heard of this game from back in the day, but you surely caught my attention!

  • THANK YOU. Day 1.

    Question though:
    I don’t actually care about any of the other stuff in the limited edition box in all honesty lol but i can’t tell if it actually comes with a physical copy of the game or not. That’s really all i want but the product page doesn’t list or show the game so I’m cautious about dropping $150..

    I’ll do the $150 if it means a physical copy of the game. I also can’t seem to find any info on if a normal physical release is coming out or not whether it be from the Aspyr site like Deadly Premonition 2’s CE or a real store release or what.

    Thanks so much! And thanks for making this game!

    I emailed the company as well, so ill post the response on the Blog when i get my answer for anybody else that wants a physical.

  • Oh man oh man i though this will never so excited for this game now all we need now is a remastered timesplitters for ps4 and ps5.

  • Is it still on the same (list of mean, hurtful and naughty words) engine?

    If so then you have my sympathies.. 😮

  • Looking forward to it! Maybe a physical release?

  • The port nobody asked for? I’ve been asking for this for years! So happy to see this game returning :)

  • Oh man, been wanting to play this since forever. Thank you 😊

  • I’ve been talking about this game since I got it on the original Xbox. 2nd favorite game on it for me…
    fable 1, stubbs, doom 3, and the godfather

  • Buzzing about this loved this on og Xbox. Been dying to play on pc for years. But not it’s on playstation happy days.

  • After playing only playstations since 1996 Im switching this year to XBOX series X just for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. It sucks but their game selection finally got me.

  • I loved this game as a kid and can’t wait to experience it all over again, using Stubbs hand to control enemies was always a (gut) blast

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