If You've Ever played Sigma Team's massively addictive and unceasingly manic isometric blaster Alien Shooter, then you'll know exactly what to expect from Zombie Shooter - more carnage, only with shambling reanimated bodies replacing rapacious aliens.
Visually, Zombie Shooter is a definite upgrade from its predecessor, but given that Alien Shooter made an Excel spreadsheet look graphically adept, that's not saying much. But let's face it, games this have never been about pretty animated pictures, but about sheer numbers of enemies, and in this Zombie Shooter can't be faulted.
Straight from the off you're set upon by seemingly insurmountable odds, as legions of plodding corpses stalk towards you with unerring conviction. Thankfully, you're armed with some serious firepower, but even with these weapons of mass destruction it's not long before things get challenging, as heavily armed security guard zombies and ultra-tough mutations join the clamour for your intestines.
Each of the well-designed and varied indoor and outdoor levels is packed with pickups, some in open view, others hidden in destructible boxes. You can also pick up wads of cash that can be spent at the end of each mission on equipment upgrades like body armour, night vision goggles and extra health, or on weapons ranging from dual pistols to magma miniguns and flamethrowers.
Zombie Shooter is undeniably frenetic with virtually no let-up. However, while the scopes of the firefights are impressive, it only takes a few hours for the whiff of repetition to start wafting through your blood-spattered nasal passages, despite a myriad of upgrade features, varied enemy types and a superb soundtrack that peps you up into a frenzied rage. Throw in some ropey enemy pathfinding and the fact you can lose your character behind walls at crucial times, and you're left staring at a manic, but slightly flawed, blasting extravaganza.
Despite its faults, Zombie Shooter remains an accomplished slaughter, which just about edges ahead of its extraterrestrial-themed predecessor. However, if you already own Alien Shooter, then you may want to give some serious thought to whether it's worth forking out another tenner for what is ostensibly the same game.