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Z Hunter Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on July 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RIGHT ON TARGET
While it might not necessarily break new ground, Z Hunter has enough tricks up its sleeve to ensure that zombie head-shots have never looked so cool.
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Gunfinger Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on May 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GARDEN-VARIETY ZOMBIE
Like most zombie shooters, Gunfinger is fun for a while - and, like most zombie shooters, the fun runs its course pretty quickly.
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Deadman's Cross

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By Arron Hirst on February 25th, 2014
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: SPOILED BY IAPS
Deadman's Cross fuses a zombie-driven FPS with card-based battle gameplay. It's just a shame that some of this play is automated and needs a persistent internet connection.
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Overlive Review

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By Campbell Bird on January 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ZOMBIE ADVENTURE
Survive the zombie apocalypse in this choose-your-own-adventure-style survival horror game.
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Beyond the Dead Review

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By Rob Rich on November 8th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RATHER STIFF
This zombie-themed pseudo CCG is a real looker, and is an interesting take on a rather saturated genre, but it's also pretty slow.
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Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Andrew Stevens on October 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KILL KILL KILL
Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! is a free-to-play action-packed match-3 title with a deep campaign and survival mode. Match zombies to kill 'em or toss a grenade for even more damage - it's all good!
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Zombie Cupcake Attack Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on October 23rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WICKED DESSERTS
Help Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman take out a mean batch of zombie cupcakes in this clever and addicting endless runner.
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Zombie Apocalift Review

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By Campbell Bird on October 10th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DEAD RISING
Zombies are on the rise and players must kill them to reach the top in this elevator-based action game.
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Zombies Ate My Friends Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on August 23rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: THE GRINDING DEAD
This sidescrolling RPG puts players right in the rotting heart of a zombie apocalypse.
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Quarantine London Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BARE-BONES
Quarantine London is an entertaining puzzle game, but there really isn't much to it.
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War of the Zombie Review

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By Rob Rich on July 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BROKEN BUTTONS
This zombie apocalypse sim would be fantastic if it weren't for all the rough edges.
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Zombie Fish Tank Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: UNDEADLIEST CATCH
This is one big (and incredibly vicious) fish in a very small pond.
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Dead Ahead Review

Posted by Rob Rich on May 28th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Chillingo Ltd
Price: FREE
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

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I know a lot of people have begun to get tired of zombies, but not me. Assuming the game they're in is good, of course. I mean I still like zombies in my games but Dead Ahead isn't getting a free pass. That said, I've been having a great time with it. Not because of all the Living Dead but because it's a genuine blast to play.

As one of possibly only a couple of living humans in a zombie-infested world, players will have to stay ahead of a mass of hungry corpses while avoiding all manner of obstacles in order to stay alive. Simple touch controls allow them to weave around derelict vehicles and barricades (and guide pursuing undead into them), accelerate to gain ground (or plow through zombies in front of them, and fire off their weapon behind them. Like all endless runners the idea is to last as long as possible but there are also a number of challenges that are issued that will increase the player's rank once each set of is completed. Higher ranks unlock better bikes and weapons, while cash earned by squishing zombies is needed to purchase and upgrade them.

I'm totally in love with Dead Ahead's visual style. It's semi-retro with visible pixels and such, but also quite detailed and extremely well animated. Watching zombies burst when running them over or faceplant and skid on the pavement when they trip over an obstacle is incredibly satisfying and never gets old. The constant push to move up in the ranks as well as to acquire better gear is also great. Ignoring the call of "just one more run" is difficult enough but knowing there's only one more challenge between me and the next rank, or only a little more cash for the next firearm, it's almost impossible.

I just wish there were another control option. There are already two (buttons or dragging), but the problem is that my thumb has a tendency to block oncoming hazards from my view for a few precious milliseconds. It's still possible to react and get around them for the most part but it can be pretty tough at high speeds. I hate to admit it since I tend to vastly prefer touch over tilt, but in this instance I think the latter would work even better for me.

Dead Ahead is a great endless runner with plenty to offer, even to those who have grown to hate seeing zombies in their games. I certainly wouldn't mind having a third control option for tilting to make dodging obstacles at high speeds a little easier (theoretically), but what's already there is more than enough to get the job done. I also never get tired of watching the gloriously animated zombie carnage, so there's that.

Please Stay Calm - Zombie Apocalypse Survival MMO RPG Revew

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: KEEP CALM AND KILL ZOMBIES
Search the neighborhood for supplies and desperately fight off the zombie horde in familiar local spots in this apocalyptic MMO.
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Infect Them All 2: Zombies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 7th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: 4. ITCHY. TASTY.
More can sometimes equate to better, even when it involves hordes of flesh-eating corpses.
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