There is no shortage of zombie games in the App Store. I remember one year, there was at least one zombie game for every release. The good thing of using zombies as the antagonist, is that games can be bloody violent as there is no compassion needed for killing the undead. Heck, they are already dead, aren’t they?
Zombie Hunter: Apocalypse is a first person shooting in the hunt for zombies. Each mission, you’re tasked with scoping the town to pick off walkers one by one. As they pace their way to innocent civilians, you must save them before it’s too late with your trusty sniping skills. New levels will require automatic rifles and more powerful weapons.
The game reminds me of Glu’s deer hunting games minus the innocent animals and replaced with the undead which is more satisfying. There’s also one thing you cannot ignore, is the aggressive free-to-play mechanics.
As you progress, your weapons will use upgrades to improve rifle power, stability, zoom capability, and ammo capacity. This is where the in-game cash comes into play, as you’ll require having your weapons updated for more arduous levels. You’ll earn cash rather quickly for gun upgrades, but in order to unlock better gun types, it becomes extremely costly.
Along with the campaign mode, there are additional missions to mix up the gameplay including weapon trials where you use special guns for the round, unique zombie layouts, and superzombies. There are multiple locations to unlock with different themes including Artic Z. These places look great, but it will take a bit of a grind to unlock.
Underneath all the monetary stuff is an enjoyable game with moments of humor and satisfying sniping action. But with all the good, comes the bad as there is either an ad or and in-app purchase around every turn, including gameplay timers and upgrade timers.
Zombie Hunter: Apocalypse is a good time while it lasted. I will come back to it, but only once I regain some energy. Although I had a love/hate relationship with it, apparently it has managed to get 5 million downloads since its release.