Concept and Gameplay
Breaking Dead – Zombie Racer is definitely one of those games that looks easy, but is incredibly intricate and tough to master. It’s a very worthy followup to another game from PLAVU that we reviewed in December called TeleRide Free Races.
Essentially the gist of the game is to race around zombie-infested racetracks, mowing down everything in your path while collecting powerups and scoring awesome lap times. This is the ultimate combination of a race against time and the zombie apocalypse!
One of the really neat things about Breaking Dead – Zombie Racer is the fact that you can control your vehicle a variety of ways. From basic left and right arrows to sliding your finger on the screen, there’s something that will fit everyone’s control preference.
As you’re racing, you can use your weapons via various buttons on the screen. It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of controlling your vehicle and using weapons to fry the zombs, but it’s definitely not impossible.
Gameplay is nice and responsive but as far as graphics go, Breaking Dead – Zombie Racer doesn’t seem to be intended for tablets. It looks great on the 5″ Samsung Galaxy 4 but since it calibrates graphics settings based on your device, and I found that everything was very grainy and rough looking on my Nexus 7. This didn’t really affect gameplay, though, which was nice.
If you’re a fan of zombie and racing games, it’s definitely a game that’s worth checking out.
Breaking Dead – Zombie Racer is a bit hefty at 66MB but offers a number of cool features that make this a game that’s worth playing for quite awhile. As you race and earn credit points, you can purchase upgrades for your vehicles.
Whether you want to go all out as a speed machine or you’re looking to zap as many zombies as possible, you have total control over how your vehicle is built.
Also, there are 7 onroad and offroad maps for you to traverse, as well as leaderboards for you to conquer. You can connect Breaking Dead – Zombie Racer with Google Play Games or the Swarm service.
Breaking Dead – Zombie Racer is available to download from Google Play for free and doesn’t include any in-app purchases. There are ads on the menu screens, but they’re not intrusive.
Overall, this is definitely an Android game that’s packed with action so if you’re looking for some exciting gameplay this is a game that’s definitely worth checking out!
Breaking Dead – Zombie Racer requires Android 2.3+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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