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Infected inoculates Sony's handheld with a dose of old-fashioned run-and-gun shooting, designed to spread a player's influence like a PSP pandemic. Players take the role of a young police officer named Stevens, who seems to be one of the few people immune to the effects of a mysterious virus that's begun to infect nearly everyone else in New York City.
A friendly scientist figures that something in Stevens' veins is the secret to his salvation, and rigs up a weapon that allows the police officer to fire small doses of his own blood at the zombie-like victims of the plague. It turns out the scientist was right — infected creatures hit with a shot from Stevens' blood gun tend to explode, quickly and violently (and often, messily).
Aside from the single-player shooting, two Infected players can fight head-to-head, using customized characters. The victor in such a duel "infects" the loser with a unique, identifiable strain of the virus, which may then be passed on to opponents the infected player bests in the future. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide