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World War Z goes free-to-play, existing players short on ammo told to 'use the store'

By , on January 8, 2014
Last modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago

First-person zombie shooter World War Z has just gone free on the App Store. What's more, it looks like the price drop is permanent, and will change the mechanics of the movie tie-in for current owners.

World War Z's apparent shift to the free-to-play model comes as part of the latest update. As well as alerting us to the price drop, the changelog on the game's App Store listing contains this disclaimer for anyone who has already purchased the shooter with real money:

"For users who have previously purchased the game, you will notice that ammo is more scarce, but if you are careful you'll still be able to make it through the game."

However, the folks at Paramount Digital have some advice for anyone who finds themselves struggling for ammunition or craving a more powerful gun:

"Use the store."

I guess that's us told, then. 

Despite the surprisingly effective one touch control scheme, we took issue with World War Z's dull search sequences and terrible melee combat sections. You can check out the full video review below.

[App Store link]


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Omnias 8 months, 2 weeks ago

How blatantly greedy, the message actually makes is worse with its blunt assertion that existing players should buy in app purchases despite being the original supporters.

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TheAspieFox 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Agreed.