Earn to Die Walkthrough

Game Introduction – Earn to Die

Earn to Die is a zombie survival game where you race a car over landscapes, kill zombies with said car, upgrade your cars, and kill more zombies. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.

Quick Start Guide

Getting Started

  • To download the game, click the “Play Now” button at the top of this page.
  • Once downloaded, click the “play” button
  • That’s it! You’re ready to start the game!

How to Play:

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  • Timeline:  The game has multiple different levels where you try to move across from beginning to end in a number of days.  The line at the top represents how far you have moved along in the level up to that point.  As you can see, this is the beginning of the level.
  • Accelerate: The accelerate button in the bottom right hand of the page is how you move forward in the game.  You have to be smart about when you use the accelerate button, however, as fuel is scarce.
  • Fuel: Fuel is the main crux of the game.  The more fuel you have, the further you can go, the more zombies you can kill, and the more money you can use to upgrade your car further—which will then allow you to go further, pushing your progress ahead exponentially. You can see where your fuel gauge is at next to the speedometer.

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  • Zombie Count: In the top left hand corner of the game you’ll see how many zombies you have slain on that particular day. The more zombies you put down, the more money that you’ll find in your coffers at the end of the day.
  • Boost: Boost is additionally fuel source that propels you further down the timeline.  Use it judiciously, because it goes by extremely fast—even when you fully upgrade an early car.

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  • Upgrades: This is the meat and potatoes of the game.  The better car that you drive and the more upgrades to the car you have, the further that you will get in during each day that you ride. Along the bottom you can see all the areas that you can upgrade, and the dollar value associated with upgrade them.  There’s weapons, standard car parts (engines, tires, transmission, etc.) but then there are higher capacity, bigger fuel tanks, and weapons that can be added that aide in your zombie slaying.

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  • Car Purchases: As you fully upgrade your first car, the only thing left to do is to buy a better car.  These will be more fuel efficient cars with bigger tanks and more powerful weaponry.  This will be critical for your progression in the game.  Once you’ve tricked out your first ride, start saving that cash to buy the next car immediately available, and rinse and repeat throughout your journey in the game.

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  • Overworld: The game is played through various stages.  Once you reach the end of the timeline you’ll move across the map. The game starts in the Texas area and ends in Washington.

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  • Additional Modes:  There are two additional modes in the game: Halloween and Championship mode. The Halloween mode will feature collecting pumpkins that are scattered throughout the levels of the game. Championship mode is simply the story mode of the game, with the caveat of trying to do it in the fastest time. These are unlocked when you complete the main story mode of the game.


  • Don’t Care About No Stinkin’ Zombies!: The game is really all about resource allocation.  The game rewards you with cash based on distance as well as how many zombies you kill.  However, the further you go, the more zombies you encounter.  However, distance is rewarded the most handsomely, rather than zombie kills.  Don’t waste fuel trying to get a zombie.  Distance over zombies!
  • Going Down?: Again, the game is all about resource preservation to go the further distance.  So it does not make sense to accelerate when you’re going downhill.  Use accelerate when you’re going uphill, and when you meet the game’s many small mounds, that’s when you should hit the boost to rocket over them and get crazy distance on your day’s run.
  • Resources First, Car Parts Second: As mentioned, the game rewards distance traveled in a day more handsomely than killing zombies.  As dollars are scarce and are handed out  each day, it is best to use the early money and all future money on fully upgrading your boost and fuel capacity.  Once you upgrade these, they are automatically filled at the start of each day.  What this will mean is that each day that you are fully upgraded you’ll be going farther each day (until they’re maxed out, of course) and then you can focus on the additional car upgrades that will kill you more zombies.  Cash rules everything around me (and you), so it about getting that cream (dollar dollar bill ya), as the Wu Tang Clan and Method Man are wont to say.


You have completed Gamezebo’s quick start guide for Earn to Die! You should be all set on your way to play your best game! Be sure to check back often for game updates, staff and user reviews, user tips, forums comments and much more here at Gamezebo!

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