Santa’s coming to town, but this time he’s Infected.In our inagural PSP game review my good friend Kurtis, a frequent programmer here and master of the Xbox Gaming League, took a look at the game released by Majesco.Without any further ado… read on… read on… Publisher: MAJESCO SALES INC.Category: ShootersRelease Date: 11/15/2005Game Features:* Infect the world with your PSP – Players spread their own unique avatar like a virus to other players’ PSPs;* Ultra-fast paced, two-gun action in the streets of New York;* Set off massive chain reactions of exploding Infected, showering the streets with blood;* Exciting multiplayer modes: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch;* Through multiplayer victories, players spread their avatars around the real world, player to player;* Form clans with shared uniforms, spreading the same unique virus to the unsuspecting;* Access a huge arsenal of powder weapons, viral weapons and special weapons such as air strikes and fire trails that ignite chains of Infected.Overview (back of the case)A mutant virus is turning New Yorkers into flesh-hungry zombies! In a gore-soaked campaign mode, you will save New Yorkers from the Infected!In four brutal Multi-player modes, you will infect your opponents with your customized cop. Play 8-player games in ad hoc mode, or Infect the world in 2-player Internet deathmatches. Track your infection online as you spread it around the world.Gameplay – 7OfflineInfected is your basic run and gun shooter but with a little more intensity. There’s not much more than zombie killing to this game…not that there’s anything wrong with that. Your missions are varied from time to time. Sometimes you’ll have to defend fellow officers or round up some civilians. I found the missions to be short and sweet which was nice. A ten-minute mission of zombie killing just wouldn’t cut it. I’m sure the developers knew that keeping the missions short would keep the players interest level up. Most missions can run anywhere from one minute up to five or six minutes. The majority of the missions if you’re an average skilled player would probably run anywhere from two to three minutes. You are provided with a good variety of weapons for the oddly fulfilling task of ending these zombie’s misery. I mean, how can you go wrong with playing butcher for a day with a chainsaw?!?!OnlineThere’s not much to say about the online play. It doesn’t offer anything that I can’t get anywhere else on any other game. My thanks goes out to ‘Matt’ for educating me in the world of online Infected. It is, however, quite a bit different and more challenging playing this game against a human than zombie AI.ControlsThe controls of this game are laid out pretty good. Although I would prefer to use the triggers for shooting my weapons. For some reason using a trigger to fire just seems natural. All the buttons and triggers are used effectively and the layout is pleasing on the ‘ol digits. The thumbstick was a little odd to get used to for me but after the initial period of getting used to it I was hacking, slashing, blowing up, and decapitating in no time. Most of them were even zombies!