Prepare for the pending zombie apocalypse with these games
We all know that the zombie apocalypse is coming. Sure, we could talk until we're all blue in the face about how to survive in such desperate times. Even better, we could get some practice in with some awesome games on our Android devices.
There are so many great games out there, it's hard to list them all. However, these are some that really catch out attention.
Go ahead, get some gaming (and practicing) in. We're going to need all we can get to make it through in the future.
1. The Walking Dead: Season One
Well, it wouldn't be right to talk about zombies without mentioning "The Walking Dead," would it? Let's go ahead and start things off right.
One of the guys behind this one is Robert Kirkman, writer of the comic book series and TV show. In a way, you can see the game's comic book roots in the design of the game (which also kind of reminds me of "Borderlands").
The game follows Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, in his efforts to protect an orphaned girl.
The way the game plays out is influenced by the decisions you make. Perhaps that helps make the game all the more suspenseful.
This is only the first of five games/episodes in the series (or six, if you count an additional "special episode"). The other episodes can be purchased in the app.
Watch out. At over 1 GB, this game is pretty big. Especially if you're not on unlimited data, be sure to download it via Wi-Fi. "The Walking Dead" is rated M.
Download The Walking Dead (Free)
2. Into the Dead
This one is notable as a an Editors' Choice app on Google Play. In other words, the powers that be at Google have this one listed as one of their favorite apps. Although some users report issues with game play after recent updates (and asking for an email address to get special rewards), this game is still notable because of its status as an Editors' Choice app.
In the game, you are a survivor in a post-zombie-apocalyptic world. You must fight (and run...there's definitely plenty of that) for your life and remain a survivor.
One neat thing about this game is you can choose how you wish to control it: by tilting the phone or tablet, by touch, "thumbstick," or "mirrored thumbstick." Choices are always good, right?
You can also unlock weapons and bonuses as you progress in the game. You can also buy more perks, like headstarts and zombie-destroying companions. You can also challenge friends to beat your high scores.
Download: Into the Dead (Free)
3. Zombie Tsunami
This one's a more lighthearted zombie game...or at least about as lighthearted as eating other peoples' brains and turning them into the undead is going to get.
With relatively simple graphics, this endless runner game just seems to want to be there to help you relax and spend some time building up your zombie posse. You start out as a lone zombie in the city streets. You get to build your horde as you come across survivors and...well...you know the rest. Go ahead, knock some vehicles over, eat some brains. The more you do so, the more opportunities you'll have to get bonuses and power up, enabling you to create more chaos. It's a zombie-eat-person world out there.
Download: Zombie Tsunami (Free)
4. Dead Trigger
A mysterious plague has wreaked havoc upon the inhabitants of the earth and transformed many into beings intent on wreaking even more havoc and killing off the survivors.
In this game, you not only look out for yourself, but for other people as well. For example, in the first mission, you are in charge of clearing the path of these monsters to shepherd a group of survivors to a place of refuge. That's one neat little take on the whole zombie game experience.
You can kill zombies by blowing them up, severing limbs, shooting them, etc.
Download: Dead Trigger (Free)
5. Zombie Evil
This is a fun little zombie shooter game. It's a bit more cartoon-ish than some other games mentioned here, but you know what? We're not complaining.
In "Zombie Evil," not only do you get to take on zombies, you get to go after the villain of the game (Dr. Evil). He is the one who has unleashed armies of zombies upon the earth. Jump through wormholes to get to him all while blasting his undead army.
You can unlock different levels and items as you play along.
Download: Zombie Evil (Free)
6. Plants vs. Zombies 2
This is a game we've covered a little bit before, and we do think it's worth a mention here.
This is a game in which you have to use your noggin. EA describes it as an "action-strategy game."
Cultivate armies of plants and defeat the zombies. And be sure to watch out for those zombie chickens.
Download: Plants vs. Zombies 2 (free)
7. Zombie Gunship
Another top pick on Google Play, Zombie Gunship puts you in control of the business end of an AC-130, tasked with escorting civilians to a zombie-proof bunker. You've got three weapons at your disposal — a 105mm Howitzer, 40mm Bofors gun, and a 25mm Gatling gun. Each gives you a tighter zoom, and easy is upgradable as you earn coins throughout the game. It's a slow slog, and you can buy more coins through in-app purchases, but Zombie Gunship is definitely one to try out.
There are some really awesome games we mentioned here, but we know we didn't mention all the worthy zombie-slaying games out there? What do you think? Which ones are your top picks?