OMG Zombies!
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OMG Zombies might look like an arcade shooter at first glance, but it is actually quite a strategic title. Lining up zombies to create chain reactions and watching the ensuing bloodbath is incredibly addictive. The zombie placement is randomized each time you play and there are tons of upgrades to unlock which prevents the game from becoming boring. If you want an entertaining title that offers great value for money, then grab yourself a copy of OMG Zombies!

Gameplay: A strategic title and an incredibly addictive one at that. Graphics: The monochromatic visuals are soon painting with buckets of red. Sound: Some moody tunes along with plenty of zombie growls and groans.

Graphics: The monochromatic visuals are soon painting with buckets of red.

Sound: Some moody tunes along with plenty of zombie growls and groans

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OMG Zombies!

Developer: Laughing Jackal Ltd | Publisher: Ghostlight Ltd | Release Date: 2014 | Genre: Action / Strategy | Website: Official Website | Format: Digital Download

A zombie outbreak has hit Redfield City and decimated the population. All hope appears to be lost until one lone cop armed with a high powered sniper rifle arrives on the scene. Instead of overwhelming firepower he packs bullets coated in a zombie exploding pathogen, but will it be enough to save the day?

The plot sounds like something straight out of a B-movie but if the named hasn’t tipped you off yet this isn’t a game that takes its story too seriously. The game might look like a typical arcade shooter where you fend off hordes of zombies all vying to chomp on your brains but this is not the case. Instead, your lone soldier starts each level perched safely on higher ground and can leisurely pick off zombies using a sniper rifle. The catch is that while levels are teeming with zombies you only have three bullets.

Ordinarily this would be an impossible task, but as your bullets in this game are coated in a special pathogen it causes any zombie that takes a hit to explode in a shower of blood and gore. These exploding zombies cause a chain reaction so it is actually possible to kill every zombie on a level using only one well-placed shot. To add another strategic element to the game there are different zombie types and they all react differently when shot. The standard civilians will explode while the police zombies will fire off a single shot in front of them when they go down. Then there are the acid zombies that melt into a corrosive puddle, electrical zombies that zap nearby zombies when shot as well as soldier zombies that shoot at random angles when they shuffle their mortal coil.

Depending on how many zombies you kill on a level you can earn a bronze, silver, gold or platinum badge. You’ll want to kill as many as possible as you earn cash, which can be used for upgrades between levels. These upgrades can improve the firepower of your weapon, increase your initial three bullets to a maximum of six and even upgrade the damage the zombies inflict on each other. There is a total of 100 levels set across 40 different environments so don’t expect to rush through this game in a day. It took me about 12 hours to earn a platinum badge on every level, unlock all five endings and earn 11 of the 12 achievements. That is some seriously good value for money considering the game only cost five dollars.

As the game is a re-imagining of a PSP, title the visuals aren’t exactly cutting edge. Some improvements have obviously been made, but each level is still a static monochrome screen filled with tiny shuffling zombies. The action is viewed from a 2D top-down view and your character remains fixed in place.

You can toggle a filter which color codes the zombies for easier identification as well as switch their health bars on or off but that is about it. Don’t worry about the lack of color though because by the time you finish a level, it will be drenched in red blood and guts. Levels include a school, prison and park as well as the city streets. There are also some nice comic book style story screens to flesh out the story. The audio isn’t too bad with some eerie tunes that fit right in with the zombie action. The shuffling dead also has their own groans and shrieks as you thin their ranks. While the game has full controller support it works best with a mouse.

The random zombie and explosive barrel placement mean that there is an element of luck involved, but this doesn’t detract from the addictive nature of the game. Timing is very important and setting off a huge chain reaction by carefully selecting your target is very satisfying. Once I started playing I literally couldn’t’ stop until I have earned a platinum badge on every single level. After achieving this feat you can “prestige” the game which resets your badges and progress, but adds a modifier to your score. This can be done twenty times so if you are really dedicated you will be spending a lot of time with this game.

This Steam release of the game has more gore, more levels and also feature leaderboards as well as Steam cards. It also has some new zombie types that were not available in the original PSP release. Whatever you do, don’t pass up on this game because you think it is “just another zombie” title. It offers hours of addictive entertainment for a ridiculously low price tag.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 135 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 135 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

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