The idea in this game is simple: there is a zombie apocalypse happening and you have to drive your way to survive. Zombies will try to attack your vehicle so you will have to employ some driving skills and a bit of weapons handling to fend them off. On the onset, the idea is pretty solid is promising for a game. In terms of actual delivery, Zombie Highway is mostly lacking. Thankfully, the game’s innovative mechanics make up for the mostly bland appeal and repetitive gameplay.
If you want a serious zombie killing game, this is the perfect game for you. Zombie Gunship is straightforward, has solid controls, impressive gameplay, and a very simplistic no-frills approach to the concept of zombie killing that makes you want to actually want to go out there and save people by shooting down zombies with the power of a gunship mounted 25MM Gatling gun.
When your helicopter crashes for whatever reason and you find yourself in the middle of nowhere surrounded by thousands of the undead, you run. Yep, no questions asked, no looking back, and most definitely, no stopping. Into the Dead brings you straight into the action –no fuss, no shenanigans, just sheer unadulterated running-for-your-life excitement. You get to pick up weapons along the way, so you could bring down a few zombies as you do your run. But make no mistake, these zombies will close in on you, and the only question this game asks is: how far can you go?
The Walking Dead is a successful comic, TV, and game series. Fans of both the comics and the TV show are treated to a thrilling story of a man’s attempt at surviving against the insanity-inducing madness of a world that has fallen to the undead and his struggle to keep his family and other survivors alive. The game series tells a similar story, but with completely different characters. This game expands the world of the Walking Dead –with a timeline that runs parallel to the canon story and a setting that places your characters in a different setting, you are given free rein to make your own decisions and plans without affecting continuity. More than anything, this game helps further establish the original story.
One of Capcom’s first RE games for the touch screen mobile platform is Resident Evil: Degeneration. Based on the events of the RE CG movie of the same name, this game covers a bit of side story for Leon S. Kennedy, protagonist of the movie and for a few main RE titles. As a game, Degeneration is light, easy enough to play, provides a decent level of challenge for casual players, and still stays true to the spirit of the RE franchise. The question is; should Capcom make a sequel for it?
Are we going to see a sequel to the highly successful Walking Dead: Assault game? Yes and no, the answer is quite obvious for those who already have the game installed on their tablets. For those of you on the fence about buying the first –and wondering mostly about longevity and relativity to the comic/TV series, fret not, this is one app game that has plenty of life to look forward to. And that is truly ironic when you think about the fact that the series is all about the dead coming back to life.
It does not matter if you are a fan of the Walking Dead series or not, all that matters is that you have a craving for killing zombies and a penchant for a bit of top-down strategic shooting action –because this is exactly what the Walking Dead: Assault provides. Despite the series’ storyline driven material, the key focus of Assault is in the action. You move around trigger diversions, shoot zombies, collect resources, and most importantly, survive. The game is a little forgiving for the first couple of stages, slowly showing all players the ropes and what to do. But by the third stage, any player without enough sense to read the tutorials will find themselves faced with incredibly difficult odds that pretty much sets the pace of the game: mess around and you will die.
Whoever thought that happily ever after also meant fending off the undead? This is the major problem that Momotaro faces when he comes back to his village only to find out that zombies are everywhere! Thankfully, as tenacious and dangerous as these zombies can be they will still go down with a few well aimed headshots. Momotaro’s submachine gun certainly does a good job of it, and it is up to you to help him bring down those nasty undead buggers.
Gamers will be quick to recognize the Resident Evil name. And for those of you who are more familiar with mobile platform gaming, the brand is still bound to ring a bell. Resident Evil: Degeneration is an impressive little app that pulls in many good elements about the hardcore game series then mixes it all up to make it fit for a touch screen device. So far, we have come to love and appreciate the effort that Capcom has given to create this completely new game. However, there are still a few wrinkles that need to be ironed out.
Dead Space Mobile is one of the best action shooters on the tablet and smart phone –that is, if you can getting a bit of a scare. This game places players in the shoes of Vandal, an engineer saboteur tasked with taking down the communications systems of a vessel. The mission, however, turns out to be a setup. Vandal’s is now trapped with necromorphs aboard the station. And it is up to the player to get Vandal to safety.