Contract Killer Zombies
Glu Mobile Inc, 2011
Available: iPad and Android App
Glu Mobile released this much anticipate addition to the Contract Killer line of games in the fall. The premise is that after the zombie apocalypse, a survivor Evelyn runs into our character who is depicted as an old man in a wheelchair loaded with weaponry. The couple attempt to help fellow survivors get to safety and gather up needed supplies.
It is a first person stationary shooter, you don’t have to duck and can’t move, you are basically like a turret. The missions tend to fall in four categories, protecting survivors as they come to you for safety, protecting Evelyn as she gather supplies, and protecting survivors as they board a helicopter, and there are occasional general shoot up all the zombies mission.
Glu Mobile produces freeware games, you can download the game for free. The company makes its money buy players making in app purchases. I believe that if you are spending much time playing a freeware game doing an in app purchase is an appropriate way to support the company. Most games allow you do an in app purchase for as little as $.99.
The issue with Contract Killer: Zombie is the game play. You quickly get to a point where you are not able to continue forward without buying a better weapons with an in app purchase. While I am all for Glu Mobile making money, this is the first game I ran into that I really need to make an in app purchase to make progress in the game. The other issue I have with the game play is that in nearly all missions involve you protecting people from the zombies . It is a the most frustrating aspect of the game, as the seemingly infinite hoard of zombie continually stream towards the person you are to protect and you just can’t kill them fast enough.. The game has both fast zombies and slow zombies, the fast ones make the game very challenging almost to the point of making some missions impossible to complete. I can’t at this point recommend the game. If you are looking for a first person zombie shooter I would say for the iPad, Call of Duty: Zombies is a good option..
Now if you are a fun of the zombie shooters here are some zombie titles we would recommend:
Day by Day Armageddon by JL Bourne
Dead Sea by Brian Keene
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Undead by John Russo
Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Saga by Z.A. Recht
Hint: If you like the game and find that you can’t complete any missions. I have found that “The Judgement” gun and a secondary weapon of Stim-Tech Medgun can help you get through a number of missions. To get The Judgement you will have to do an in app purchase so make sure you really like the game and will continue to play it.