Age of Zombies™ Review
- Real zombie 'hordes' that can easily surround you.
- Lots of weapons to play with.
- Boss levels for an added challenge.
- Fun visual design with a rockin' soundtrack.
- No proper backgrounding / mid-level progression not saved on exit.
Age of Zombies goes for bigger, badder and better and as a result Halfbrick studios manages to rekindle the magic of slaughtering zombies en masse.
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Monster Dash was only the start of the adventures of Barry Steakfries and now devotees of his monster-stomping ways can blast through time and space in Halfbrick Studio's latest release, Age of Zombies.
At first glance, the game couldn't seem more conventional as you blast away at zombies with a pistol loaded with infinite ammo and maneuver your barely shaven hero around the screen with twin-stick controls. But then the little details start to shine through and what should be just another action title quickly ramps up in to an all-out war against zombie-kind. Zombies pour through time-portals in surprisingly huge numbers and you'll need to make use of the environment to funnel or group them effectively to devastate them with various power-ups that add to your arsenal. And don't think you can merely kite them forever as each time period adds unique zombie variants and multiple spawning points around each level to quickly surround and munch on Mr. Steakfries' face.
It may be late to mention it now, but it should be said that the visuals are 'colorful' in terms of gore, but in typical Halfbrick style the artwork is lovingly detailed despite the pixel art style and hints of classics like Metal Slug shine through (I swear when he says 'shotgun!' I get flashbacks to the arcade). As you complete each area in the main campaign you'll also unlock an endless mode for the usual high-score shenanigans that are expected of these titles.
Instead of aiming for innovation, Age of Zombies goes for 'bigger & better' and Halfbrick Studios manages to pull it off with style. Age of Zombies crosses swords (or is that pistols?) with the best of the crowd and may just re-kindle your joy for mass zombie slaughter.
DescriptionNOTE: “Age of Zombies” is the Standard Definition graphics version of the game that is able to run on older iDevices such as the iPhone 3G. If you have a newer retina screen iPhone/iPod Touch or an iPad/iPad 2 we recommend you consider the High Definition graphics version “Age of Zombies Anniversary” for the ultimate zombie slaying experience.
From Halfbrick, the creators of Fruit Ninja and Monster Dash comes their newest and biggest adventure yet! Lock and load through the history of time as a tough-as-nails commando named Barry Steakfries, who is looking for nothing more than to shoot some zombies and make it back in time for a hearty dinner!
"Age of Zombies is an excellent pick." -- Touch Arcade
"The bite-size level play offers good pick-up-and-play value and is a ton of fun." -- 4.5/5 AppSmile
"Halfbrick has yet again delivered an enjoyable and memorable gaming experience." -- IntoMobile
"A time travelling, zombie shooting, wise cracking good time." -- GameZebo
The evil Professor Brains has sent hordes of undead to the furthest reaches of time to destroy mankind, but Steakfries won’t be taking that lying down. He’ll take it with a gun, a Zombie T-Rex and a whole repertoire of cheesy one-liners!
Shoot up ninjas, mummies, cavemen and massive bosses with a huge variety of weapons and explosives!
Bonus Survival mode to take your zombie-blasting skills to the next level, with Game Center leaderboards and achievements!
Age of Zombies is the definitive action-comedy experience for the iPhone and iPad!
What's New in Version 1.1.1Those annoying Christmas zombie elves sure did overstay their welcome but thankfully they've now buggered off back to the North Pole! Barry will miss the Eggnog parties though...
Age of Zombies also now supports Fast App Switching (Multitasking) on compatible iOS 4.0+ devices. Finally you can be killing zombies whilst at the same time swapping out to look up websites dedicated to Barry Steakfries or even calling all your friends to tell them they are n00bs without having to restart a level when you return to the game!