There’s certainly a lot of hype—and whispered production woes—surrounding Paramount’s upcoming film adaptation of Max Brooks’ book World War Z. Of course, with that hyped movie comes the obligatory tie-in game…except there may be some genuine hope for this film tie-in.
Zombie Squash represents the sort of simple perfection that marks a damn fine portable game: an easy-to-digest concept, accessible controls, and bite-sized levels that are perfect for anything from a bus ride to a bowel movement.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Video Game certainly impressed us five times over last year, mixing zombie apocalypse brutality with human tragedy, all but raising the adventure genre from the dead while simultaneously raising the bar for licensed titles.
The iTunes App Store is a fascinating microcosm that replicates the gaming world on a smaller, faster scale. Any original game that captures the public’s attention (and wallets) will quickly be followed by a series of mutated clones that promise all of the appeal of the progenitor title but with an added twist.
There have been some unexpected movie franchises resurrected as games over the last few years, with everything from Ghostbusters to Jurassic Park being pulled out of the mothbal
THQ and Vigil Games’ Darksiders II is less than a month away, but those eager to take up the scythe of Death can do so with an unexpected handheld harvester: their iPhone.
I recently discussed the zombie genre jumping the shark in my review for Zombie Carnaval for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, and how the once-horrifying prospect of the living dead have been reduced to an omnipresent plugin for virtually any game genre. Got a puzzle game? Add zombies! Got a life sim? Add zombies! Zombies have become strangely "cutified" with this oversaturation, being reduced to little more than rotting rubes for pretty much any game, and with the right cartoony twist they