Dead Nation is a shoot 'em up video game for PlayStation 3 developed by Housemarque. It was released on November 30, 2010 in North America, and December 1 in Europe, on PlayStation Network. Dead Nation takes place in a fictional world afflicted by a zombie apocalypse. The player can play as a male or female character and fight different types of zombies. Dead Nation was one of the free games given by Sony as part of their 'Welcome Back' package because of the PlayStation intrusion, which left users offline for over 3 weeks.