Reviewed by Luke Patrick
When it comes to modern fads, we personally hope the zombie-mashing-blasting shooter is here to stay. There’s nothing we like more than sending some undead baddies back to the beyond. However, how long would we really survive in a zombie apocalypse? Between you, us and the walls, we haven’t got the foggiest clue. But, with that being said, ZDAY Survival Simulator by Mongadillo Studios takes us one step closer to knowing for certain. You see, the app acts as a calculator, letting us know exactly what our odds of surviving are based on the decisions we make. It’s a killer concept, and if your interest is piqued, you can head on down below the break to view our whole review!
First and foremost, we’d like to just mention that this is nota traditional zombie shooter. You won’t be grabbing shotgun ammo to gun down wave after wave of enemies. However, what you will be doing is surviving a zombie doomsday. The app acts like one, overly-glorified choose-your-own-adventure game for the iPhone—and it’s awesome. The app starts you off in your home. From there, you must choose the best decisions, starting with items like what weapon to grab, who to save, where to go, etc. Along the way, depending on your choices, you’ll add new weapons, party members, and zombie kills. You’ll constantly be waging the odds versus rewards, and if you make enough mistakes, you’ll find yourself victim to an undead and untimely ending. However, the fun doesn’t stop there! Once the party is over, the app calculates your specific odds of surviving an undead invasion, as well as your unique stats. How many kills did you get? How many people saved? The app has it all, telling your own zombie apocalypse story.
Even better, the graphics included in ZDAY Survival Simulator have been designed by a premier DC comic artist. As such, they look absolutely fantastic on the iPhone’s Retina display. Firstly, there’s the crisp, bloody illustrations that set the tone perfectly for the gameplay. Then, there’s the killer writing that has you on the edge of your seat. All that being said, though, we aren’t sure how many play throughs the average user will get with ZDAY Survival Simulator. It’s an entertaining novelty, but will you be able to waste hour after hour with the app at the helm? We aren’t sure.
We’ll spin it to you this way: For the two bucks ZDAY Survival Simulator costs, the app will provide you with a wealth of entertaining gameplay. The graphics are incredible, as is the writing, and though you may not have many play throughs with the app, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.