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Zombie Apocalypse – Konami – PSN

I’m pretty sure this is the first download only game I’ve reviewed, and for good reason. Not saying the others aren’t worth reviewing, but this one is definitely worth being mentioned.

Zombie Apocalypse is a game where four dysfunctional individuals have gotten together to try and survive a zombie outbreak in their city. Sounds typical, right? Well, I assure you, it’s not. From the character descriptions to the zombies you encounter, this game is refreshing in every sense of the word.

Gameplay is relatively simple, your left joystick moves you around in the direction you wish to go (duh), and your right joystick shoots your weapon in the direction it’s being held. The objective is to survive each wave of zombies (separated by days) until you find the source of the problem.

High scores are recorded on their leaderboards, but they will only be counted if you don’t use a continue, and start from day 1. There are multiple different game modes that offer a variety of ways to play, and there is also on and offline multiplayer with up to four people. I believe there are 12 achievements, and they aren’t too difficult to attain.

Strategy is key in this game, because running around shooting like a madman will get you eaten. You have an infinite supply of rifle ammo, and one stuffed doll, filled with C4. The doll pulls the zombies away from you, allowing you time to have a breather. There are eight other weapon pickups that are dropped in the stages, including a shotgun, a hunter’s rifle, and a grenade launcher. Each weapon has pros and cons for each situation.

Occasionally, there will be civilians who need rescued. If you can successfully do so, you can net yourself extra points, and a new doll. You can only carry around one doll at a time, so if you touch it while already carrying one, it will give you an extra 100,000 points. Be warned: should you not save a civilian and she gets eaten, she becomes a very fast moving zombie that can kill you much quicker than you’d like.

There are a variety of different zombies in the game. There are basic and dodging zombies to start, but as the game progresses you will encounter Big Boys, knife throwing grandmas, shotgun weilding sheriffs, pregnant larva producing moms, and even suicide zombies. With all of this going on at once, it’s easy to see how this game can get overwhelming.

I haven’t personally been able to beat it without using a continue. The game is just too hard, but I am working on it. It’s definitely worth exploring the demo, but I have no doubt you’ll purchase it after playing. Afterall, it’s only $9.99 USD, and for the amount of value you receive from the game, that’s definitely worth it.

Rating:
8.0 / 10