Zombie Shooter 2
Zombie Shooter 2 looks to build on what the original game did in pretty much every regard. With more polish and more direction, this is a fantastic follow up to one of the more chaotic and mindless zombie shooter games we had seen in quite some time.
As far as the story in the first Zombie Shooter game went it was rather lacking in that department. It was ok though as the game was more about the action. Zombie Shooter does try and add a bit of story to the game and I think that while not amazing, it does move things along. You now have various NPC characters that you can deal with which help with not just gameplay, but also the story.
Zombie Shooter 2 has that same kind of overhead/isometric-style viewpoint that the first game had. This time around though there is a lot more polish. That first game was pretty darn ugly in terms of its visuals. Zombie Shooter 2, on the other hand, manages to keep that same kind of style, but it does it in a much clearer and more pleasing way.
The biggest gameplay improvement that Zombie Shooter 2 has to be in the campaign. It is way more fleshed out than it was in the first game. Do not get me wrong, killing a million zombies is still what you will be doing. However, there is more to it this time around and as a result, it feels more of a rewarding experience. The campaign is a decent length and I like how you can upgrade as you play. Getting better weapons, making trades with NPC’s and using new weapons gives you far more to do as you play. It makes it feel like a much more fleshed out experience than what we got with the first game.
One thing that I really like which was added is the drones and radars which you can use. These along with the different vehicles you can get your hand on give you a lot of choices when it comes to taking down a horde of zombies. While you can just run around like a maniac, for me the real joy came when I would figure out good strategies for taking down a large group of zombies at a time. The real draw for Zombie Shooter 2 is the campaign. There are also two other game modes that come back from the first game. These are Survive and Gun Stand. These are fun ways to blow off a little steam and see how long you can survive. Gun Stand I particular is a mode that I spent a lot of time with. Both these modes are ideal when you want just a 10 minute or so gaming fix.
Final Thoughts On Zombie Shooter 2
I had a lot of fun with Zombie Shooter 2. It is certainly a much-improved game over the first. I really enjoyed how they put some RPG elements in the campaign and how the story was expanded. Also, the two extra modes do make for a great way to blow off a little steam.
Final Score: 8/10
- The game has more polish than its predecessor
- New ways to kill zombies such as cars is fun
- RPG elements flesh out the overall gameplay
- Gun Stand is a real joy to play
- Lots of zombies to kill
- The difficulty can spike pretty drastically as you progress
- An extra game mode would have been a nice touch