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Zombie Escape Review

By , on August 23, 2010

Zombie Escape
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5


  • Frantic and challenging line-drawing gameplay.
  • Clever weapon drops and upgrades.
  • Unique zombie varieties to avoid.


  • Losing survivors on the edge gets frustrating.
  • Some dependance on random drops for survival.


Zombie Escape adds a few new twists to the line-drawing genre and even though things can get hectic it's a fun challenge to conquer.

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Zombies, zombies, zombies. It's enough to drive a poor gamer insane! But before I lose my mind I'll take a quick gander at 'Zombie Escape', the latest release from Chillingo and ViquaSoft where you'll need to rescue as many survivors while dispatching those dastardly undead foes who just refuse to disappear.

Instead of mowing down hordes of zombies or defending against incoming waves you'll need to direct survivors by drawing paths to helicopters around the current level to help them survive. Weapons and 'special' zombies enter the mix early on, and things start to get complicated very quickly as you'll need to use these items in offensive and defensive manners to mow down the horde in large groups to help survivors get clear of danger.

Each zombie is easy to identify in the game's colorful cartoonish style and avoiding them is generally easy enough as they have highlighted indicators to show the range of vision, but once things start to pick up it starts to get extremely difficult to track survivors in the mix. It's likely this is entirely intentional, but when you can only lose two survivors before failing a level it can get annoying, especially when one survivor dies at the edge of the screen before you have a chance to help them.

The zombie theme may be tired, but Zombie Escape's clever mix of line-drawing gameplay with some weapon-based defense elements will give some hardcore gamers a run for their money and while frustrating at times it's still a fun game to finish.


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