As the App Store description says, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. And, of course, if you’re a fan of Jane Austen, zombies, side-scrolling beat-em’-up’s, or brains, you should be quite interested in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The game is a spin-off of the New York Times bestseller, a book of the same name that injected a healthy dose of zombies into Austen’s classic tale. If it sounds bizarre, that’s because the premise honestly is—but the book has been a huge success, and the game looks like it will incorporate the same twisted sense of humor and mayhem.

In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you follow young Elizabeth Bennet through England’s Regency period and countless zombie battles. It’s the same romance narrative that many of us read in school, but lovingly re-imagined to include the undead in a starring role. Elizabeth must navigate twelve zombie-infested levels, fending off both the undead and repulsive suitors. The game includes Plus+ integration for awards and leaderboards. Mixed in with the sidescrolling beat-em-up action are lines from the original Austen novel.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looks like an excellent combination of classic literature and zombie nonsense, just like the bestselling book itself. If you’re an Austenite or just like blowing up the undead, be sure to check it out—and kudos to Freeverse for bringing us this gory new title!

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