Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is finally available, and with new plants, themed worlds, and more of the same great gameplay, this classic tower defense game sequel does just about everything right.
The original Plants vs. Zombies was a huge hit when it came out for iOS devices in February 2010. After more than three years, PopCap has finally released the sequel as a free-to-play game, but don't let the freemium model scare you -- in-app purchases are not required to finish the game.
More of the same great gameplay The object of Plants vs. Zombies … Read more
Math vs. Zombies is exactly what it sounds like -- you must solve math problems rapidly to stop zombies from attacking your character. The result may sound campy, but it's actually quite fun and adds an element of urgency to what would otherwise be relatively straightforward math homework. While the array of math seems to be limited at first, the interface, design, and game setup are all very well done.
Math vs. Zombies pits you, the math problem solver, against cartoon-friendly zombies (no blood and gore here). You must solve problems as they appear on screen to turn the … Read more
ZombieBooth takes advantage of the popularity of image-morphing apps to transform your face into a zombie, and for the most part it works very well. With a few added quirks and some interesting features to boot, ZombieBooth does more than other similarly themed apps, creating a surprisingly lifelike experience that can be somewhat creepy.
The app starts by taking a photo, either from your library (if it's a full facial picture) or from your phone. It recommends using front facing mode and framing the face in the center of the image, which we can verify with our testing. Odd … Read more
Zombie Escape - The Driving Dead attempts to inject something new into the increasingly stale zombie game genre, but it runs into numerous performance and design-related issues. The game, while interesting and at times quite fun, never plays smoothly; and because of strange decisions by the developers will almost certainly be a frustrating experience for most gamers in its free iteration.
The initial setup for Zombie Escape, after installation, is a frustrating process. It takes some time to navigate the menus, not all of the buttons work right away, and a lot of what you're trying to read or … Read more
The Endless-Running genre of mobile gaming has been getting stale. Dead Ahead hopes to revive some of the fun by bringing the dying genre back to life with zombies.
In Dead Ahead, you take control of your little scooter and navigate the mess that is the post-apocalyptic highway, all the while being chased down by the undead hordes. Dodge cars, buses, and barricades; mow down stray zombies, and collect bonuses such as speed and weapon boosts, in glorious 8-bit graphic and funky arcade BGM. Your scooter can only speed up or go up and down. The game lets you choose … Read more
They are red-eyed and dead-eyed.
They are brain-dead and stiff-lipped.
Their pale faces stare at you, ready to infect you, so that they can affect you. Who are these people? These are the iZombies.
Yes, no sooner had Samsung become somewhat bored with smacking at Apple's pinata of faith then Nokia decided that it, too, must show iPhone users as a group gone awry.
In a new ad to press home the advantage of the flashy, nonflashy camera on the 925 phone, Nokia paints iPhone users as zombies: all flash and no panache.
Here we have the lone Nokia … Read more
In Zombie Piano, tap the keys on the onscreen piano and zombie sounds will emanate from your iPad in an approximation of that tone. The concept is funny to a degree, and while it almost certainly is an attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of zombies in pop culture, it fails to provide enough of an engaging experience to hit the mark.
To be certain, Zombie Piano is not a serious app. You are not supposed to be able to make music with this app and it's not surprising that the zombie sounds barely sound different from each … Read more
Out of steam? Can't bring yourself to finish that last mile? Maybe a zombie horde breathing down your neck will give you the adrenaline boost you need.
It works like this: Before you start your run, you load the app, choose a mission, put in your earbuds, and then hit the road. Along the way, you're treated to audio segments that gradually reveal the story of Abel Township and the zombie apocalypse … Read more
When a game mechanic works well, you're likely to see it in as many places as possible. Other designers and genres will borrow liberally from what has already been successful, and such is the case with Zombie Splash! Yet another take on the match-three genre of games that fill the App Store, Zombie Splash! brings little new to the table, while attempting to capitalize on the popularity of the zombie trend.
The game is very simple and likely familiar to anyone who has played a match-three game before, like Candy Crush Saga or Bejeweled. You are presented with a … Read more