Developer: Chillingo
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

I have to say, I for one am grateful that there is FINALLY a Zombie game on the app store. There are way too few titles available that star the world’s favorite undead flesh eaters. In case you missed the satire, I’ll point out that Zombies are an extremely overdone topic on the app store. That said, Pro Zombie Soccer has a pretty impressive enjoyment level, even if the storyline is a bit… off.

The storyline features a washed out soccer player who gets bitten by an all star soccer player recently turned into a zombie. Miraculously the skills of the zombie soccer player get transferred through the bite, and it’s up to the soon to be washed out zombie to take out as many flesh eaters as possible. Convenient, right?

While the storyline lacks a certain level of… finesse, the game play is a great time. The soon to be zombie soccer player stands stationary in the center-left of the screen, or is running while staying in the center of the road. From this location, soccer balls are aimed and shot at the oncoming hoards of zombies using a touch a flick movement. Pushing the soccer ball for a few seconds powers it up for extra damage, and there are three separate super powers that can be used once a power meter is filled up.

The game play is a rather simple design, and sometimes gets a bit repetitive. The challenge and unique approach that certain levels require help to tone down the repetition though. Overall I found myself enjoying the unique fun that this game provides, regardless of the far fetched storyline and re-use of the app store cliché, Zombies. I guess that’s a bit hypocritical, seeing as Zombies in general are far fetched. Pro Zombie Soccer is a good time and you can check it out on the app store today for $0.99.

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