Zombie Outbreak Simulator

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Set up your own undead apocalyptic scenario with this simulator that lets you control every aspect of a zombie epidemic.

I’m pretty sure the living already have enough preparedness guides without being able to simulate what it’d actually be like once the undead begin taking out humanity one tasty morsel at a time. I mean, there’s already The Zombie Survival Manual, The Official Zombie Handbook (UK), and A Zombie History of the United States. Do you meatsacks really need that much help to take out the living dead? We’re slow moving corpses that don’t have much in the way of weaponry if you don’t count our hands and teeth. If you need a simulator plus manuals to take us out, maybe you people don’t deserve to win. What’s that? Do we have our own manuals and simulations? Um, why don’t we just get on with the review and save the questions about things I’m not supposed to be discussing for another time?

Zombie Outbreak Simulator has a simple premise, set up a zombie invasion and then watch the sparks fly. You’ll pick a city map (you start with a couple of cities but can unlock more for a dollar should you choose), set the number of both zombies and humans that will be in the city, what percentage of those humans will be armed, the accuracy of those armed, and where the horde will begin it’s assault, north, south, east, or west. After setting the parameters, you’ll start the game and see how things turn out. For the most part, you’ll simply watch the carnage unfold, though you do have a few things that can help turn the tide should you be rooting for the living. There are three options available to help out those poor, terrified meatsacks, place soldiers in strategic locations around the map to protect civilians, land helicopters to evacuate people, or, when all else fails, bomb the undead, but you’ll have to choose wisely because you only have small amount of soldiers, copters, and bombs. That is, you only have a limited number unless you pay for unlimited access, but who wants to pay for things in a game that was a free download?

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{Not that paying gets you a whole lot of extra maps}

As you can tell from the above description, there isn’t a whole lot you can do in Zombie Outbreak Simulator. It’s mostly a wait and watch type of game, but that doesn’t mean it’s without value. It’s not a very deep game, but it is fun, at least for a little while. The main problem comes with how little there is to do. Yes, you have the helicopters, soldiers, and bombs, but unless you feel like paying for an unlimited amount, those run out quick, and then you’re left to simply watch events play out. For the sake of writing a good review, I wondered what it would be like if you did have an unlimited amount, whether it made the game any more enjoyable, so I paid a few bucks and got an unlimited supply of each. Did it make the game more enjoyable? Not really. Having an unlimited supply took away any strategy the game might have previously had, not to mention making it far too easy. I ended up spending most of my time bombing the ever loving hell out of the living and placing soldiers in the middle of large groups of the undead. Sure, it was fun for a few minutes, but grew tiresome rather quickly. I tried using those unlimited supplies to save the living, but that grew tiresome quicker than helping the undead.

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{Who wants to bomb the dead?}

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{Get to the choppa}

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{That little blue dot would be your soldier}

The graphics aren’t that spectacular, but they work for the game. It’s basically little green dots representing the living, and little red dots representing the living dead. You can zoom into specific areas on the map, in which case you’ll see green and red, somewhat human looking shapes, but for the most part you’re going to be seeing red and green dots running around a city grid. It’s not amazing, but it doesn’t have to be for this type of simulation.

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{Somewhat human shapes}

In the end, Zombie Outbreak Simulator isn’t a very engrossing game, but it is fun to pull out and play for short periods of time. Should you decide to download the game for yourself, I’d avoid paying for the unlimited supply, it takes too much away from the game, though the whole dollar it costs to download the maps might be worth it if you intend to play a lot.

 

The Undead Review

 

Developed By: Binary Space

Platforms: Android or IOS Systems

Rotten Heads: Two and a Half Heads Out of Five

About The Undead Review

When I was alive I was an asshole and after I died remained pretty much the same, if not a little worse. You’d think becoming a member of the walking dead would mellow a person out, no more worrying about awkward small talk with people, no more having to be politically correct, and the entire world is your upright, bipedal buffet. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun as hell to be a zombie, just somewhat irritating at times, especially those times you have to watch a lame movie or read a lame book. Thankfully, when I am forced to watch these films or read those books, I’ve got places like The Undead Review to bitch and moan to my heart’s content. {When he’s not devouring the living or sinking his teeth into a good film The Undead Review (Andy Taylor) spends his time writing his own stories or hunting down the paranormal. Oh, and did we mention his blind dog once saved the world?)
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