Zombie Infection for iPhone - app review

Survival horror thriller Zombie Infection for iPhone has to be Gameloft's highest production game to date. The graphics and voice acting are top notch and the cinematic style is engrossing.

Zombie Invasion starts off with you landing in a small town, that -- wait for it -- has been overrun by zombies! The first level is basically a tutorial showing you the moves for your character. You can shoot and stomp on crates to find goodies such as ammunition and medical supplies. You can move while aiming (albeit very slowly) and you can dismember the zombies by shooting their legs, arms and heads; what more can you ask for?

As you progress through the 12 levels in the game you unlock them to replay at any time. This is great since Zombie Infection has a trophy achievement system. You can go back though levels and practice/earn achievements. There are some fun ones too, for example if you shoot off both legs of a zombie, you get an achievement for that. It is this type of mechanic that makes me come back for more.

To add a little variety to the game, you can also play as one of two characters; Ex-soldier Damien Sharpe and reporter Alex Rayne. The names are cheesy, yes, but the gameplay and fun factor is not. I love this game and I am thankful that Gameloft is bringing these types of games to iPhone; it makes one really compelling alternative to other platforms for mobile gaming. Check the video and pictures after the break!

Pros

  • Great graphics
  • Good voice acting
  • Solid controls
  • Two different characters to play
  • Compelling story
  • Level select after you complete a level
  • Trophies
  • Online leaderboards
  • 12 Levels
  • Unlockable Survival mode

Cons

  • No quick turn
  • I can't think of anything else... this game is HOT!!!

[$6.99- iTunes Link]

TiPb iPhone 4.5-star rated

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Zombie Infection for iPhone - app review

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The video proves again why touching the screen for these types of games sucks... Need the Zeemote for iPhone asap

This game is the best first person shooting game I've played on the iPhone. Very very good controls, great graphics, lots of action. It's really a great game. The story is pretty generic, but really, how else can you tell a zombie story?
The survival mode is nice too. Can't really think of anything bad about this game.

i got stuck in chapter 10 lab 1 where we fight the freedom fighter, can anyone help me?

I love this game but I am stuck in chapter 10 as well. U have been looking for a walkthrough with np
Luck. Please help I would
Love to finish this game

Yep the chapter 10 fight against the freedom fighters stopped me in my tracks. I just gave up on zombie infection because of it. I defeated Blackhorn and then the whole thing started again. If anyone does have a walk-through that would be fantastic.