World War Z
Dining out on the army of the undead
Format PS4 ETA 2019 Pub MadDog Games Dev Saber Interactive
Based on the events of the novel, not the Brad Pitt movie, this zombie co-op shooter looks to take the pulpy fun from Rebellion’s Strange Brigade and turn up the terror.
Boasting over 500 zombies on screen at any one time, all acting and reacting to your tactics with a unique swarm-like mentality, there’s a level of ambition here that overshadows the relatively low-key development, and it makes for exciting action.
In the heat of a fight there’s something mesmeric about the scale of the task at hand, as hundreds of the undead fall over office furniture and crash through panes of glass in their desire to eat our brains. But it’s the spectacle of seeing writhing bodies pile up against ten-foot-tall glass doors, which crack under the pressure and eventually spill the undead out into our path, that really, really impresses. You haven’t played a zombie game like this before.
“HUNDREDS OF THE UNDEAD CRASH THROUGH GLASS IN THEIR DESIRE TO EAT OUR BRAINS.”
It really puts the ‘horde’ into ‘horde shooter’.