- Controls are a joy
- Open Feint Support
- Graphics & Gameplay are very smooth
- Genuinely funny at times
- The main campaign feels short
- Can become repetitive
RATING: 4.5 Stars
UPDATED: June 23, 2011
CURRENT VERSION: 1.0.8
REQUIRES ANDROID: 1.6 and up
CATEGORY: Arcade & Action
INSTALLS: 10,000 – 50,000
PRICE: UK £1.94
CONTENT RATING: Low Maturity
MOVE TO SD: Yes
Age of Zombies is a top down shooter game that puts you in the super badass shoes of Barry Steakfries. A man who’s manly fortitude is matched only by the manly skill of his manly one liners.
At the start of the game, Barry is on the trail of the villainous Professor Brains who has hatched an evil plan to send brain-eating zombies back through time. It is on the trail of these Zombies that you take control of Barry & raise hell in the name of saving the timeline, or something like that.
The controls will be very familiar if you have ever played a twin-stick shooter before, the left stick controls movement & the right stick controls shooting direction. But unlike most touch screen shooters the virtual sticks aren’t in a static position on screen, instead they appear where & when you place your thumb on the screen, which gives superb control when the action on screen is manic.
Combat is also super fun with 30+ enemies on screen at any one time & a multitude of weapons at your disposal. Everything from the obligatory shotgun to the rocket launcher to a buzzsaw are included by way of powerups & none ever feel over powered to the point where the game is too easy.
The game difficulty does increase as you progress further in the game but if it all gets too much you will notice more extra lives & weapons being thrown your way, which is a godsend it the later levels.
The campaign is 15 levels long but they are all pretty short, thankfully there is a survival mode included which does add to the longevity of the game.
By far the stand out feature of Age Of Zombies is the humour, it is actually funny. I don’t mean funny in a manufactured kind of way but a genuinely humorous way that makes a great game so much better to play.
Open Feint is also fully supported with 33 Achievements available & a plethora of leader boards on offer.
I can’t really rate this game highly enough, the Android version of this game is in my opinion the best (far better then the PSP/PS3 version). A must buy.
Review by: Milt