Your iOS or Android Game of the Week - Into the Dead
By James Gilmour 10 December 2012
Game Name: Into the Dead | Publisher: PikPok Games | Format: iPhone, iPad | Genre: Endless running
One of our jobs here at Pocket Gamer Towers is to sieve through the hundreds of apps that hit the App Store and Google Play every single day and unearth the gems.

Lately, though, we've been giving you, our glorious readers, the chance to have your say, too. Basically, we've been giving you the opportunity to tell us your favourite game from a shortlist of the week's best releases.

We've now tallied up this week's votes - from comments on the site, tweets on Twitter, and votes in our Facebook poll - and the winner is: Into the Dead (iPhone and iPad).

By now, the merest mention of the word 'zombie' is enough to make a hardened game critic collapse into himself like an apathetic black hole.

It is worthy of note, then, that we find ourselves glued to PikPok's Into the Dead, trying to make just a couple more metres of progress before we are pounced upon and devoured by a ravenous agent of damnation.

Rather than adopting Temple Run's over-the-shoulder viewpoint, Into the Dead has you barrelling towards zombies from a first-person perspective.

With your character constantly on the move, you must steer left and right to avoid running headfirst into the outstretched arms of a dead man walking.

Dead leg (it!)

Thanks to a lot of fog, some well implemented shaky-cam, and a never-ending supply of brain-starved shamblers, Into the Dead manages to generate an air of unease and oppression - something few survival horror titles seem capable of these days.

Labelling it "a compelling take on the endless runner", our reviewer applauded Into the Dead's inventive mission-based progression and tense atmosphere, and wound up giving it a Pocket Gamer Silver Award.

If you want to take a run at Into the Dead, you can download it free for iPhone and iPad now. Go on: we dare you. We bloody dare you.
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