Zombie Shooter

Reviewed by Tap on Jun 25, 2012
Rating
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2/5
(Boring.)
Game Overview
Developer:
Sigma
Release Date:
December 29, 2007
Platform Reviewed:
Personal Computer
Platforms Available:
Windows
Linux

Zombie Shooter is an isometric dungeon crawler game with very simple gameplay mechanics and very few thrills.

The graphics are done well and should never really go out of style. The isometric perspective is similar to Diablo but features a lot of interactive objects which make the game seem a lot more alive and interesting.

The story is just a heap of cliches of the scifi genre, and it is not told well. The beginning of the game gives you a few paragraphs about the character you play as, but he is so generic that you may as well not bother reading the text. The game is not at all about having a good story, and it makes no effort to tell one.

The audio is bland and uninteresting, as well. The sound effects are repetitive moans and explosions and clicking noises and the usual gunfire fare. You probably won't be annoyed by it, but it won't grab your attention at all.

The run-and-gun gameplay is similar to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light except not quite as well implemented. In Zombie Shooter's defense, it is 2d, not 3d, and requires less of your computer. Still, aiming at enemies can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible. This game is not about being quick on your feet and dodging attacks, no. This game is all about having more firepower than the enemy.

Overall, the game is cheap and easy to pass on. I recommend ignoring this game unless you absolutely cannot afford much else. It is a decent option for people stuck playing games on their old office computers. For me, the game is simply uninteresting and forgettable.

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