War of the Zombie
Micro-managing the apocalypse
by Damien McFerran 4/7/2013
Product: War of the Zombie
Developer: Van der Veer Games
Publisher: Van der Veer Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Shooter, Strategy
Zombies are such a common sight in video games these days that the threat of being eaten alive barely registers with many modern players. It takes something truly special to make the living dead seem interesting again, and War of the Zombie just about manages it.
Instead of being one man against many, you control Safe Industries, an organisation which operates from an aircraft carrier and answers to no single nation or government.
Safe's self-serving mission is to patrol the world's oceans for contracts, taking down zombie infestations in exchange for cold, hard cash.
The game is divided cleanly into two parts: action and management. The former sees you leading a team of Safe soldiers around a map blasting zombies and rescuing uninfected survivors, some of which will join your team upon extraction from the warzone.
Kind of like XCOM but with zombies instead of aliens, War of the Zombie is deep, rewarding, and massively challenging
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