Zombie Gunship Survival Review

Zombie Gunship Survival Review

Jun 30, 2017

Zombie Gunship Survival is here.

It starts spookily enough, with a deployment chopper bearing down on a cruise ship that is seemingly abandoned and steaming towards San Francisco Bay. Two spec ops operatives board the ship, and are quickly confronted by undead creatures looking to kill them.

Here, without knowing, the player gets a hands-on tutorial. To help the team search the ship, you take control of a gun from the aircraft to take out the increasing number of marauding zombies. It incorporates an appropriate top-down view which gives the gunner a good view of the surrounding area and incoming baddies. Tapping on the gun with enemies in sight mows them down.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t go too well. Too little too late; even a missile can’t stop the runaway ship from crashing into the docks and unleashing the zombie virus on western US and beyond.

The gameplay is intuitive, and is mission-based. The general idea is to protect troops on the ground, giving them time to complete missions like collecting gear or supplies. Zombies aren’t the only thing to be concerned about, as there are human enemies too. As described above, the idea is to take out enemies and installations before they reduce your ground force to zero life bar.

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There is an element of opportunity costs that comes into play. You see, do you take out the incoming zombies, or take out the obstacle in your operative’s way? Take out the gun tower or protect the building? You have to raise your own defenses up, and look to procure better weapons by raising your player level. As it goes on, there are tougher missions, more troops to defend and trickier enemies.

Choices, choices.

If you do it all right, you’ll keep your trooper alive with air support long enough to complete the mission and be rescued by the evac crew.

When it comes down to it, it is a cleverly laid out tower defense game. Keep the undead at bay from the gunship, earn goodies and improve one’s equipment to take on the tougher missions that come down the pipe. Simplicity works well, and everyone wants to be a hero.

We all win.

Zombie Gunship Survival Review Rundown

8
Graphics/Sound - Nice use of visual perspective and "special" effects to advance gameplay principles.
9
Controls - Intuitive touches and gestures.
9
Gameplay - RPG elements, with a major tower defense bent.
9
Replay Value - Very addictive.
9
Overall - A hit game that engages and thrills.
Tre Lawrence
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