Zombie Army Trilogy - PlayStation 4

Release Date:

July 21, 2015

Also on:

PS4 PC Xbox One

Viewing USA:

Also on UK.
6.3

Summary:

Zombie Army Trilogy Is a gut-wrenching third-person horror and intense co-op action from the creators of Sniper Elite 3. In the dying flames of World War Two, Hitler has unleashed one final, unholy gamble – a legion of undead super soldiers that threatens to overwhelm the whole of Europe. Battle through three epic campaigns across 15 adrenaline-pumping levels. Brave the irradiated wastes of Germany solo, or fight back-to-back in online co-op for 2-4 players. Defeat harrowing legions of flaming zombies, armoured skeletons, undead snipers, fire demons, chainsaw-wielding elites ... and worse ... before facing the demonic Führer himself.  Finally, face your fears in the ultimate test: a brutal Horde Mode for 1-4 players across 5 blood-curdling maps.

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Technical Information

  • DualShock Compatible:
    • DualShock 4
  • Required Disc Space:
    • 12GB Minimum
  • Supported Video Output:
    • 1080p
  • Game Format:
    • Blu-ray Disc
  • Average Playing Time:
    • 30 Hours
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2015-09-03

Steven_Shaw

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PS4

6.3

Are you a zombie aficionado? Do you call George Romero your favorite creative individual? Do you specialize in obscure Australian undead flicks? Well, even if you don’t you should still consider giving the Zombie Army Trilogy a look.

Zombie Army Trilogy was developed by the team at Rebellion Games and released on the Xbox 1, PS4, and the PC. We picked up a copy for the PS4 after a Romero binge and decided to go full tilt into the Zed genre. The zombie genre itself is becoming stretched thin to the point of incredulity but we don’t really care. Horror shock has always worked on us and who could grow tired of killing Nazi Zombies? This title won’t be a revelatory experience but it will bring some fun to the table. Keep on reading to see exactly why you should be lining up to grab Zombie Army Trilogy for your PS4.

Zombie Nazis are the most surprising cliche to ever grow and develop in the entertainment industry. Seriously, fifty years ago who could have predicted that this would become a worn out trope? In any event, surprise aside, Zombie Army Trilogy revisits the trope in full Wolfenstein fashion as the team of developers at Rebellion Games brings us back into World War II with a slightly skewed look at the war. Hitler is on the verge of collapse as the allies begin to corner him. Loathe to use his secret weapon, Hitler is forced to 'push the button' so to speak and pull out his trump card. Hitler turns to his zombie creating mad scientist and unleashes horde upon horde of undead Nazis on the allies. Hitler then begins to turn the tide of war and only you and your most macho buddies can stop him. You, along with a group of friends (in multiplayer mode), are tasked with killing the zombies, finding the scientist, and saving the world.

Rebellion Games is most widely known for their work on the Sniper Elite series, and rightly so. Sniper Elite gave us some of the coolest precision based rifle combat in recent years. The slow motion mechanic combined with the gritty x-ray bullet entry clips were enough to win fans over in droves. The graphical violence of the prior series parlayed quite nicely into what Rebellion wanted to do with Zombie Army Trilogy. Zombie Army Trilogy uses the same Sniper Elite engine and it also borrows many of the same assets from the prior video game. You get the same satisfying, bone crunching violence that you are used to if you had played Sniper Elite.

As you push through the Trilogy of games you will see that the game gets nicer and nicer from a graphical perspective. As a spin off series from Sniper Elite there has been a lot of soft handed treatment of Zombie Army Trilogy and we’re pretty thankful. It would have been enough for Rebellion to reskin the game and slap on a few zombie textures and call it a day, but that isn’t what happened here. Instead we got a spin off that was loyal to the core origin game while still allowing themselves time enough to develop a unique experience.

So the core of Zombie Army Trilogy is pretty simple. You are charged with getting from point A to point B on a map while killing pretty much anything that moves in the middle. Horde mode would be an appropriate way to describe the action in this game if you are familiar with the option from the Halo and Gears of War series. The enemies are seemingly nonstop and reminded us of a more action oriented Left 4 Dead. Non stop violence keeps you pushing through which keeps the adrenaline flying and your eyes glued to the screen. You have a range of weapons to accomplish your dismembering task that range from blunt force weapons to sniper rifles and even the occasional SMG inspired weapon.

Because the title is mired deeply in the Sniper Elite engine you will quickly come to realize that the only way to become the most tactical player in the game is to lean on your sniper rifle. From a distance your rifle makes things easy but the creatures in the game are fast, the action fast paced enough, that you routinely have to slip over to your less accurate and more mundane secondary weapons. However, having allies playing alongside of you and tanking the enemies while you sit back and snipe is a strategy worth talking about before missions start. In any event you’ll find your own ways to kill the seemingly endless zombies in your path.

Along your killing path you’ll be hit with certain missions and challenges in order spice things up a little bit. You will have to clear out certain areas of the map and then defend them for a certain amount of time. When you are doing that we are starkly thrown back to the Left 4 Dead mission sequences of the same style. Even though the missions and challenges are pretty bare bones the actual content in the game, the fighting and reflex based action, is thick enough that your attention doesn’t have time to wander away. Unfortunately there isn’t much of a story here and you have to be content with an adrenaline filled adventure over anything that might serve a narrative purpose. It might come off as lazy but that is what it is.

By far the highlight of the game is the online co-op. It’s incredibly easy to drop into an online game with a group of people and get immediately out to slaying some zombies. The action is fluid, the lag non existent, and there is a lack of cut scenes and dialogue there to slow you down. Dim the lights, grab a drink, and dig into the action with strangers or your buddies online.

Zombie Army Trilogy is a generic spin off of Sniper Elite but it takes glee in its own faults, creating an experience that is worth tasting for the admittedly low price.

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