Red Markets is an elegant RPG design that draws elements from story, traditional, and the cruel results of the occasional random table. Buy this game! Every element of Red Markets encourages action and role play while resonating with the theme of economic horror. The design maximizes story, character development, action, and creeping economic despair. Everything that would slow down game master preparation or in game actions has been discarded. Combat feels tactical without getting bogged down with details. Resource management is quick and easy - partially because you can't afford much equipment☺
Red Markets has the most engaging background and setting material I've read. It's a page turner. It is also a really pretty book (for values of pretty that includes horror and zombies).
Characters have an understandable and compelling reason to put themselves at risk. All characters have at least one dependent they want to keep housed and fed, like a younger sibiling or aged mentor. Interacting with dependents provides a measurable game benefit of healing mental damage (and is less expensive than paying to heal through other means).
There are also zombies; but, the real dangers usually involve other people or lack of resources. Thank you if you read this far. Now go buy this book! (Physical copies available at indie press revolution)