Techland's attempt to spruce up horror survival with parkour ends up a slow grind
For a few years, developers Techland subjected gamers to harsh teasing as it showed off footage and minor details of its entry into the horror survival game genre. With Dying Light, Techland looked to upend the typical zombie game, opting to challenge players with faster, smarter and more dangerous foes. But how are players to cope with new zombie hordes when their preconceptions are broken? By going vertical with a new parkour system. Dying Light attempts to change everything people know not only about zombies and survival, but also the first person shooter. Are the changes enough to inspire players to rise up, or does Dying Light merely blend into the shambling masses?
Intense shooter pits players against zombie hoards
Mobile gaming isn't often taken seriously by the gaming community at large, and that might be because most of the games are geared more toward casual play. The App Store is filled to the brim with easily accessible match-3s, word games, and resource management games, but is surprisingly lacking in more challenging titles. However, Age of Zombies: Season 2 by Halfbrick Studios, is an action-packed, top-down, bullet-hell shooter that requires a player to utilize quick thinking and fast reflexes in order to come out on top.
A platform puzzler which encourages the use and disposal of the undead
If ever there has been a desire for gamers to control a small undead army across platforms, spike pits and saw blades, now is the time that those wishes have been addressed. Deadlings, a mobile game on iOS, Android and Windows Phone from Artifex Mundi, tasks gamers with navigating the undead through Death's lab -- which is littered with traps laid out by the master reaper for his "Deadling Project." Will the game offer a resurrecting experience for players? Or will it shamble to the end of an unnatural existence?
Mac bundles also available for Halloween
Steam today quietly brought Left 4 Dead, the first of the "zombie apocalypse" series, to the Mac -- and put it on sale for $10, half off it's usual $20 price. The company also slashed prices on related bundles, such as Left 4 Dead combined with Left 4 Dead 2 for $15, and a four-license version of Left 4 Dead for $30.