Zombie Escape Review
- 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.
DescriptionIn a nail-biting combination of tactical line-drawing and offensive attacks, manage the survivors from a top-down view, guiding them toward their rescue helicopters while eliminating the zombie onslaught with a combination of clever diversions and permanent destruction.
"Zombie Escape should be the zombie game on your mind! ... Zombie Escape has amazing graphics and sounds...with realistic features... I cannot wait" – AppModo
"Probably my favorite game of the show ... definitely worth a look" – Tuaw.com
"The game controls as smooth as could be, and it’s the most action I’ve experienced in the path-drawing genre" – AppAdvice
“Zombie Escape is certainly at the forefront of line-drawing games” - Peter Lettieri, TouchArcade.com
“The game is absolutely packed with action “ – Trevor Sheridan, AppAdvice
“Zombie Escape reinvents the path drawing genre” - Trevor Sheridan, AppAdvice
“ I couldn’t tear myself from Zombie Escape until I completed the whole campaign.” – TouchmyApps
"Zombie Escape is a great deal for a lot of good gaming 8.0/10" - Levi, IGN.com
-- PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT --
Welcome to the Zombie Escape experience! We hope that your stay with us will be pleasant. We ask that you await your helicopter, which will be coming to rescue you shortly. In the meantime, please enjoy the horde of zombies that is swiftly approaching your position. We do ask that you not feed the zombies, as this will only encourage them.
We strongly recommend that you use all the tools at your disposal to guide survivors to waiting escape helicopters ... before the zombies eat them. Please make use of the provided raw meat, bombs, sniper rifles, and other weapons. Thank you for your attention!
FAST AND FEARSOME GAMEPLAY
Find fun and creative ways to distract the undead long enough to get those survivors out of there – or watch on helplessly as the eating of brains begins!
A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC
It seems that nowhere is safe! Make your way between three different zones (Downtown, Airport and Forest), covering 28 days (levels) of catastrophic mayhem in total! Add to that four different types of brain-hungry zombie attackers, and it becomes clear that you’ll need to come prepared to do some damage! Thankfully, there’s plenty of special weapons to help you get the job done: with abilities including sniper, bomb, SOS helicopters, sleeping gas, raw meat, Safe Zones and a couple of secret weapons, there’s no end of firepower at your disposal!
CONQUER THE APOCALYPSE
With both Campaign and Survival modes available, there’s literally an endless supply of slavering zombies to sink your teeth into – or possibly, to sink their teeth into you! Put your survival skills to the test, and earn special Achievements. And when your skills are as lethal as they get, take it all online, and compete for top position in the fully-integrated Crystal leaderboards! Because what’s the point of conquering the apocalypse if you can’t brag to your friends?
-- THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL OF YOUR BODY PARTS WITH YOU BEFORE EXITING THE BUILDING. --
What's New in Version 1.1UPDATE 1.1
BRAND NEW MODE - "Free Kill" mode available after completing the campaign.
- There are no survivors, your only task is to kill as many zombies as you can before the time runs out.
- Each zombie killed gives you more time.
- Watch out for the 'super' sheep - killing the fluffy critters will reduce your maximum game time available.
The aim of this new mode is to add an endless mode that isn't as stressful as the survival mode - good for killing time and still good for serious 'beat the high score' gameplay.
- Performance tweaks to survival mode
- New icon
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