BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak Review
- Balanced strategic gameplay.
- Challenge based unlockable missions.
- Polished, classic 2D sprite designs.
- No 'wow!'-factor weapons or environments.
- May be too much like an RTS for some TD fans to enjoy.
BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak brings something new to the table for TDs and while the strategy elements may work for some it's not a perfect system.
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Let me summarize the story of BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak - A meteor hits Earth; Zombies roam the Earth; Mankind fights for its survival. Now that we have the stock plot requirements in place, lets get back to blasting endless waves of zombies! With its unique mix of RTS and Tower Defense gameplay, this is a huge step forward for developer Resolution Interactive who have previously made their name with the Moto franchise.
Gameplay boils down to two main duties of branching out and capturing resource points and defending these points (and your home base) from persistent zombie/mutant attacks. The tools are kept simple, with lights being required to illuminate incoming enemies and provide space to build in, while turrets and missile launchers provide ample defense. Early gameplay can rough to learn, but once you have a handle on stretching your resources the endless survival mode becomes much easier to play. Campaign missions are unlocked through different requirements and provide practice and insight on the tactics you need.
BioDefense makes great use of 2D hand drawn sprites that easily match PC strategy games like Starcraft. The soundtrack is typically full of grinding guitars, but if you're not up for that OS 3.x support for playlists is available.
Striking a balance between simplicity and strategy isn't easy, but BioDefense is well considered. The zombie theme may be tired, but there's enough fun and replay value for even a hardened tower defense fan to enjoy.
DescriptionExplore the wastelands of BioDefense in this unique release from Dohi Entertainment that will revolutionize strategy games on the iPhone/iPod Touch platform.
BioDefense is a real-time strategy game where you're defending your base against waves of relentless zombies. Build your defenses well and expand your base into the pitch-black wastelands in the hunt for more resources. Beware of different enemy behavior and adapt your tactics or be overrun in the mayhem.
How long will you survive the zombie outbreak?
- Unique Mix of RTS and TD
- Play endless Survival Mode to unlock more content
- 10 Missions provides fast challenges
- 6 Unique Enemy Types with different behavior
- Large waves of attacking enemies
- Research Tech and upgrade your buildings
- Unlock Missions and Enemy info
- 25 OpenFeint Achievements
- Compete on OpenFeint Leaderboards
Entry 1124. A comet hits earth.
Entry 2345. Debris clouds blocks sunlight.
Entry 3638. Meteors rains down everywhere.
Entry 4563. Toxium is discovered in impact pools.
Entry 5342. Toxium is collected and used as energy source.
Entry 6125. Toxium exposure leads to zombification and mutation.
Entry 7354. Zombie outbreak containment has failed.
Entry 8832. Hostiles detected at base perimeter.
Entry 9002. Connection lost...
Touch Arcade: "Redefining Survival Gameplay" - "You’ll discover a frantic exercise in survival unlike anything you’ve ever played before"
Appolicious: "An RTS iPhone game that’s tough to put down" - "It hadn’t occurred to me until playing the BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak iPhone game for the first time, but real-time strategy games are perfect as iPhone games"
Pocket Gamer: "BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak remains an engrossing addition to the bulging tower defence genre" - "It emerges feeling simultaneously familiar and new"
CharacterArcade: "The vibrant sprites may get overlooked do to the larger playing area in this TD game, but you'll be too busy delighting in the massacre of hundreds of zombies to care"
AppSpy: "Striking a balance between simplicity and strategy isn't easy, but BioDefense is well considered" - "There's enough fun and replay value for even a hardened tower defense fan to enjoy"
PhoneBlog: "BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak has possibly the most addictive tower defense survival mode I've ever played on any mobile platform. You can't help but love it."
Appmodo: "Overall, the game is very addicting" - "BioDefense has definitely taken over my favorite game and has been moved to the first page of apps."
TouchGen: "A great game combining a user friendly interface, precise touch controls, frantic battles and great presentation." It caters both to the casual RTS gamer, and the hardcore TD fanatic. It gets my total recommendation."
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