Those of you with a Tegra powered device might want to check out Zombie Driver THD, which was just released in the Google Play Store and TegraZone. If slaughtering zombies is your thing, you are probably going to love this one because there is no shortage of zombies to run over and shoot at. This game becomes a serious bloodbath pretty quickly.
Zombie Driver has already been available on the PC and consoles, but if you’re not familiar with it, the game is set in a city that is infested with zombies because of a chemical accident from a secret government project. You will take on various missions to rescue civilians while slaughtering zombies along the way. You will get around with a car that can be equipped with a generous amount of weapons. This game is a lot of like Grand Theft Auto, in that you will be presented with missions and you must navigate to where you need to go via the map. The one major difference is the zombies. You simply run them over or shoot them and watch the blood splatter all over the place.
As you complete missions, you will earn money for car and weapon upgrades. For starters you will get a taxi, but in no time you could be sporting a bulldozer, fire trick or a tank. If missions aren’t your thing, you can take part in a Blood Race tournament or jump into Slaughter mode. The Blood Race is basically a race in which you try to take out other cars on brutal racing tracks. Slaughter mode takes place in arenas and you will try to survive as long as you can.
I had a chance to play the game and I will say zombie fans are going to love it, but I do have some gripes. For starters, I wasn’t in love with the controls. In their defense there is a lot of choices in that you can use the display, a keyboard, or a game controller. I didn’t have a keyboard so I can’t say anything about that, but I didn’t like the on screen controls. You have two choices, either a virtual joystick or buttons for each direction, and I had a hard time controlling my car with either one. The wireless game controller seems to be the best route, but I still had a problem with that. I was forced to use the stick as not only directional but for the gas as well, which I’m not used to. There are other configurations, but for my OnLive gaming controller, I couldn’t get it to work right since the triggers weren’t programming properly. I would lose something with the available configurations. This is probably more of an issue with my controller than the game itself, but it was a letdown since I’m not much of a touch display controller kind of guy. Now there is an option that lets you configure each button to your own liking, but I didn’t get into it yet. I suspect it would probably solve my issue.
The other issue I have is that everything is so small. The fonts for all instructions are too small and even playing the game. The zombies are way too small. There are two camera options, but neither one seems to make a difference. You can see this issue with the screenshots below and in my hands on video.
Right now Zombie Driver THD is only available on Tegra devices, and if you have a Tegra 3 device such as a Nexus 7, you will get even more realistic physics simulation, rich textures, massive amounts of zombie carnage and unprecedented destruction effects. It’s priced at $6.99 and will require an additional 1GB data download. Check out my hands on video below and hit one of the download links to get started. Let us know what you think.
and the official trailer for mobile