If you are a fan of placing bullets into zombies like there’s no tomorrow, then you’ve probably played Zombie Army Trilogy. You will also be pleased to hear that its upcoming sequel, Zombie Army four: Dead War, advances the series in all the suitable strategies.
We’re massive fans of Zombie Army Trilogy, but it is not excellent. Two of the games date back to 2013 and the trilogy itself is now 4 years old, so it is displaying its age a small.
It was under no circumstances the most constant of compilations, either the age of the 1st two games compared to the third (which was new for the trilogy) was plain to see, even upon its release in 2015. It meant that difficulty was generally all more than the location as it hadn’t been created concurrently. Sniping zombie Nazis and filling them with bullets was nevertheless a hell of a lot of enjoyable, although.
Rapidly forward 4 years, and Zombie Army four: Dead War, the subsequent game in the series, is just about the corner. Developer Rebellion has a fair bit extra expertise in the genre beneath its belt, also, with Sniper Elite four out in 2017, and the amazing Strange Brigade final year. Not surprisingly, Zombie Army four feels like a mixture of all 3. It is, of course, nevertheless Zombie Army in name and essence. But there’s undoubtedly extra than a small hint of Strange Brigade in there also, specifically when tackling the game in co-op.
At EGX this previous weekend, Wealthy and I got hands-on with a demo of the game. Only 20 minutes in length, the Zombie Army four demo threw us into a random mission, taking us via a couple of places and throwing a lot of dead soldiers our way to gun via. It teased a boss enemy, a hulking brute prepared to tear us a new 1, but sadly the demo reduce off just before we got to fight him.
As you’d anticipate from a modern day Rebellion game, there’s a strong variety of weapons on present, each and every with upgrades obtainable. It appears that you have a quantity of upgrades obtainable to you at any 1 time, which can be place on distinctive weapons, or on the very same weapons. These upgrades present items like more quickly reload or enhanced harm – nothing at all groundbreaking, but in the heat of the moment, they can make the distinction involving life and death. It appears that you will acquire extra upgrades as you play: by exploring the atmosphere, I discovered 1 hidden, which permitted me to equip one more to 1 of my weapons.
You also have a couple of melee attacks at your disposal, which come in handy must a shambling soldier handle to come also close. But the true joy of Zombie Army 4 is basically letting rip with your gun’s trigger, spraying bullets into a crowd of the dead. There are bonuses on present for receiving headshots and groin shots amongst other items, and of course seeing zombie limbs fly off and heads explode is just as gruesomely satisfying as ever.
New to Zombie Army four is the inclusion of environmental hazards. We saw them in Strange Brigade, but right here they really feel refined, and bloodier than ever. By shooting a switch, you can activate props in the atmosphere to inflict harm on your rotting foes. My favourite was a aeroplane’s engine: 1 properly-aimed shot at a switch and it activates, sucking in and grinding up any enemies in variety. Just be cautious if you are playing in co-op, as your buddies are not invulnerable. Sorry, Wealthy.
The game’s environments really feel somewhat familiar – immediately after all, there are only so a lot of strategies you can show a war-torn town – but with extra up-to-date graphics, exploring the rubble-ridden streets feels superior than ever. The demo was restricted, but it had us producing our way via crashed train carriages and open places. There appears to be a superior quantity of verticality to places, permitting you to take to greater grounds to aim for crowds of zombies under – but just watch out for them appearing behind you.
It is a no-brainer that if you enjoyed Zombie Army Trilogy or certainly any of Rebellion’s Sniper Elite games that you must be searching forward to Zombie Army four: Dead War. Though the preview was brief, it whet my appetite just sufficient, and I’m searching forward to one more strong, more than-the-major bloody snipefest from Rebellion.
Zombie Army four: Dead War is coming to Computer, PS4 and Xbox 1 on 4th February 2020.
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