- Zombieland (2009)
In High School I was voted the most likely to survive a zombie invasion. Which I gotta say is pretty strange but in some ways is pretty F*ing awesome!! Maybe it’s my tendency to play games for hours on end, order delivery food and watch people walk by on the street from the fish bowl of my windows, or it’s the fact I have an 6 foot Bastard Sword hanging on my wall? I am pretty sure the gamer population would actually prosper during such an event...as long as we could still get food delivery and power. Let face it do you want a wimpy windbag backing you up or someone that has the skills to work outside the box, thinks quick and looks for solutions not problems.
To explain the game to the two or three people who haven’t had the wonderfully educational team building opportunity to play this game, Pennsylvania has an outbreak of a “Green Flu” which turns the infected into mindless brain eating, tearing the flesh from your dead or live caracas, kinda sluggish zombies. After two weeks there are four immune survivors, William (Bill) Overbeck a older crabby Vietnam Veteran, Zoey spunky College Student, Louis an Nerdy IT Analyst and Francis an Motorcyle Club Enthusiast. Now the idea is that you kill zombies with melee weapons, guns, homemade improvised bombs and work as a team to meet your evacuation points, as you progress through the levels you can upgrade your weapons, pick up much needed medical kits, help each other out or leave them behind to get swarmed if you don’t care about your Karma Pool. You can play solo if you want but the AI controlled NPCs are about as helpful as a bucket of chum. Your best bet is to play with a few friends and actually try to reach your goals which are keep breathing and shooting your way out.
There are a variety of game modes to offer you new challenges, but i mostly just play the online co-op with my xbox buddies. There is a huge following for this game so you wont have any issues if decide to do some online gaming with the community.
The storyline doesn’t have narrative and I don’t think it needs one. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be good, pick up the weapon and start swinging or shooting till there no enemies are standing. Sounds like a perfect afternoon to unhook your brain and get back to the basics. It’s an older game and you can pick it up without killing your budget.
- Old school “Shoot Em Up”
- Good action
- Simple controls
- No Narrative