Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense
Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense is what happens when you have a popular franchise that makes the jump to mobile. While this has the Dead Island name, this is not what you would expect from a game that is set in the Dead Island universe!
Really the name and the story are the only things that tie Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense to the original Dead Island game. While there is not a lot of story here, it does move the game along. The story is set right after the events of the first game, Sam B along with the rest of the gang find themselves stuck on an island.
Before they can move on to the next area. Other people need their help and they need to kill a bunch of zombies in order to do this. While rather shallow, as a fan of the original Dead Island I do like the little bit of story that is here.
This is a top down kind of game as it is a Tower Defense game after all. So, there is only so much detail that you are going to get from a game like this. However, I do feel that Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense is not a bad looking game at all and I do especially like how there are different varieties of zombies in the game and they do all look pretty darn cool and gross!
From a gameplay point of view, Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense could not be any different to the original Dead Island. This is a tower defense, survival kind of game and it does what it does very well. Each map has survivors on it and you need to save them, but in order to do this, you have to fight off the what feels like never-ending waves of zombies!
The game has a lot of trial and error and in the early parts of the game, you will die many times! It can get frustrating, but there is something about it that is fun. Using the right “towers” to take down zombies is key as certain zombies will have a weakness to a certain kind of tower so there is some strategy in play here. Tower positioning and selection for me is the key to having a successful round. One way that Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense tries to change things up is with its action scenes. There are sections in the game that require you to tap and swipe in order to save someone and fight off a zombie. These sound like they are tacked on I know, but when this does happen it is quite exciting.
Now as this is a mobile game as you would expect it has its blood covered hand out wanting your money. There are upgrades you can buy, time you can buy and so on that will make getting through the game easier. I though, played this without spending a penny and had fun doing so. In all fairness, Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense is no worse than any other mobile game I have played when it comes to microtransactions.
Final Thoughts On Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense
I was not expecting much at all from Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense. However, this is a fun and competent tower defense style game. It is challenging and it does have microtransactions. At the same time though, there is plenty of fun to be had here and you can play it for free so it is worth having a look at.
- I really liked the presentation
- Plenty of cool turrets to use
- It is more strategic than you would think
- I liked how it tied into the first Dead Island game
- It has some cool action swiping and tapping scenes
- It does have lots of microtransactions
- Not the FPS blood fest you may have been hoping for