Community Review: Arthvader Reviews: Zombie Apocalypse
Is this zombie shooter game worth your $10 (or 800 microsoft points)? Find out in this review.
At first, I was skepical about buying this game (there were alot of zombie type games that came out before this one, such as Left 4 Dead, Zombies ate my Neighbors, Monster Madness). I decided to buy the game the day it came out (along with The Warriors: Street Brawl), and ended up liking this game. Now, after playing this game for a long time, I've decided to write up my review for this game.
Pretty much, this game is a twin-stick shooter, in which you use the left stick to move, while you use the right stick to fire. you can also use a chainsaw by using either trigger buttons, but you'll pretty much go a bit slower. Your main objective in the game is to survive 55 days of the zombie apocalypse, through 7 different small arena like levels, all while trying to attain a high score. As a secondary objective, you can rescue stranded survivors for bonus points, and for a teddy bear that is pretty much a bomb that zombies will be attracted. There are also various different weapons you can pick up in the game, such as a gattling gun, shotgun, twin uzis, flamethrower, grenade launcher, RPG, and moltovs. As you proceed further into the game, you'll come across various scenarios, which can contain a variety of action, whether zombies will be faster, you being forced to use nothing but a chainsaw, or even have the stage itself in a blackout scenario, where you will only be able to see a little around you. There are also a variety of zombie types throughout the game, such as the basic Shambler zombie, which you can shake off if he grabs you, to the Sheriff zombie, in which he has a shotgun, to even the Queen zombie, which can bring about little flying spawns that can't be shaken off, and which you must kill before it gets to you. After finishing the game, you will unlock a mode called 7 Days of Hell, in which, luckily, only has 7 levels to clear, but it's call 7 Days of Hell for a reason. Each level in this mode gets increasingly harder, adding more zombies with each following level, and can last you anywhere between around 30 mins to probably 1 hour, or more (trust me, I'm writing this because I went through it myself).
The Graphics in this game is nice. there are 7 different environments in which you'll be playing on, which would seem a tad bit repetitve since you'll be going through the same 7 enviroments for 55 days. These places are a graveyard, a junkyard, a town park, a fairground, a lumberyard, an airport, and a gas station. The characters and the zombies in this game were also designed well in this game as well.
There's not much I could say about the sound department. Each of the 7 different enviroments in the game has it's own, unique Horror-esque music that fits the theme. In a sense, I like listening to the music as I take down the zombie hordes that try to take me down.
All in all, I felt that this was a good experience. Sure, it could get rather tiring and repetitive, but this is just one of those games that plays like certain old school games (such as SMASH TV, TOTAL CARNAGE, MERCS). If you like this type of game, and you think you will enjoy it, then buy it. Of course, you could demo it just to be sure you'll be interested in this game.
Final Verdict: Buy IT!
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