You’re whole village has been wiped out by zombies, zombies that now wander its streets searching for the last surviving human, you. You’ll have to shoot your way through endless hordes of zombies to collect enough cash to upgrade your weapons and survive the undead assault.
You know, has it ever occurred to anyone to actually talk to a group of zombies before shooting your way through them. I mean, sure, if they just slaughtered your entire village then chances are they’re not going to be in the talking mood, nor are you probably going to want to talk to them after they just murdered your entire family, but you never know. Your stopping to talk to these poor, hungry souls could be just the change the world needs, a new start to relations between humans and zombiekind. It could be the dawn of a new age for this world, and it all would have happened simply because you stopped to ask how a zombie’s day was. You could also end up as the zombie’s next meal, but isn’t peace worth the risk? It’s probably not, but still, you could at least try.
Zombieville has a very simple premise, survive. You’re whole village has been wiped out by the undead and you are the only survivor. You’ll have to make your way through the village, killing zombies to collect the money they leave behind, money you then use to either buy new weapons or upgrade the ones you already have. In between each level is a market of sorts where you can make all your purchases before going back out there. This brings up a whole host of unanswered questions. Why is he going through the village, for revenge, to escape, or just for shits and giggles? If he’s getting money from killing zombies, is someone paying him or is he robbing their corpses after he kills them, that second option is especially fucked up when you consider these people used to be his friends and family. Also, who the hell is running the weapon store in town, and why does this small village have access to so much weaponry? Was this a militia village? Was it an army test? Who knows, but no matter what, you’ll have to make your way through hordes and hordes of zombies on a continuous loop until either your eyes fall out playing, or your onscreen avatar ends up zombie chow.
Yes, I know, it’s a phone game and I’m thinking way too much about it, but that’s how my mind works, asking questions it doesn’t need to ask. I’m still stuck on the King Kong remake question my mind came up with (who the fuck taught a giant gorilla monkey fu). Regardless of my over analytical nature, Zombie Village is a fun game, a rather pointless fun game, but fun none the less. Understand, there is no end to it, no matter how far you get, you’ll just keep going until you’ve bought all the weapons the game has to offer and are just playing for the sheer value of seeing how far you can get, or because you have OCD and just must kill all the zombies. In that cause, may I suggest a catheter and an IV drip? I can’t say it’s necessarily a bad thing, it kind of had that old school video game feel to it, a harken back to the days when plot was an extra and you just played for the sheer fun of playing. Each level you go through will have enough zombies to keep you occupied, and they’re all coming for you. If you need them to forget about you for a second, simply step into one of the various houses along the way, where you will be rewarded with either more money or ammo, and the zombies will go away for a bit, zombies here having the same logic as babies, if they can’t see you, you must have gone away. This will sometimes be very helpful, especially later on. The ammo or money is enough to make you want to stop at each house, but in the later levels, when you start getting more and more zombies on the screen, it becomes a welcome breather to have them dissipate for a second before you go back out.
There’s a nice variety of weapons and upgrades to choose from as well, so it will take a while before you’ve collected enough cash to buy them all, and once bought, they are available to you at any time except in the case of an upgrade knocking out an older weapon (for instance, the baseball bat becomes the hammer which becomes the katana, once the weapon is upgraded you can’t use the lesser version anymore), There’s a pistol, a machine gun, a shotgun, and a flamethrower, all with upgrades that make them even more powerful. It will take a lot of dead zombies before you’ve got all of them, and getting the next upgrade made it worthwhile to keep doing the same repetitive actions which include pushing the move button and pressing the attack buttons on only three different zombie types, a standard type, a fast type, and a stronger type. You’ll find yourself constantly going forward just so you can get that next upgrade. After that, it’s kind of downhill though. Once you’ve upgraded everything, there isn’t much of a reason to keep playing, and I usually found myself giving up at that point.
Still, for a free download, it’s worth the kicks, no matter how short lived they may be.
The Undead Review
Published By: fungame land
Release Year: 2014
Platform: IOS or Android
Rotten Heads: Three Heads Out of Five