Sometimes, a video game's narrative, mechanics, and platform complement each other in such a seemingly perfect way. While Telltale's Walking Dead: The Game is far from the first adventure game to shine on iOS devices – the same developer has other titles on the App Store, in fact – few have emerged as splendidly. The Walking Dead is emotionally charged, wonderfully paced, and a fine example of why the adventure genre is such a concise fit for the iOS hardware.
Still haven't made the transition from MobileMe to iCloud? The June 30 deadline has come and gone, but like zombies in a classic horror film, the service continues to hang around, at least "for a limited time."
Great news, zombie lovers! The Walking Dead returns this Sunday with a whole batch of new episodes to keep us on the edge of our chairs. Now, some bad news: The actual Zombie Apocalypse could begin any day now. Are you prepared to face the onslaught of the undead? No? Don't fret: We've put together a collection of five iOS apps that'll get you off and running for your life on the right foot.
We know you're ready for some football -- that's not even the question we want answered. The real question here: are your iOS devices ready for some football? And if not, why the heck not? We love football, you love football -- don't you think your iPad and iPhone should love it too? Well, they will once we get through with you.
Zombie Gunship may be the first zombie-themed game where I'm not entirely sure the enemies are undead. Ostensibly they are, but that might be what the game wants you to think. Strapped to the gunner seat of an airplane flying over a survivor's bunker, you're tasked with murdering hordes of zombies while trying your best to avoid innocent casualties.
It’s hard to say what you’d do in the event of a zombie apocalypse, though most people agree that they’d arm themselves to the teeth -- and perhaps set the undead hordes on fire. As you do in Burn Zombie Burn, a third-person strategic shooter in which you fight wave after wave of assorted zombies. Initially you have a revolver and a torch, then upgrade to assorted Uzis, shotguns, clubs, explosives, flamethrowers, chainsaws, lawnmowers, mind control rays, and Gatling guns.
Some writer's opinions here notwithstanding, Angry Birds is clearly a gaming phenomenon. While Plants v. Zombies, Peggle, and other app store hits may have their loyal fan base, the avian slingshot game has spawned toys, has been parodied as a Michael Bay film, is being used as inspiration by Ohio union members fighting for their jobs, and copied to death endlessly by app after app after app.
So if you've grown tired of the birds, if you've finished every level and await thirstily for an update, or if you're interested in twists on what is clearly destined to go down as a classic, come fly with us.
If there’s one rule to surviving the inevitable zombie apocalypse, it’s this: No man is an island, and you’re going to need some help. With this in mind, Valve has offered Left 4 Dead 2, the sequel to its groundbreaking Left 4 Dead cooperative first-person shooter for the Mac. Like the original, Left 4 Dead 2 places you in the role of one of four survivors who must fight legions of zombies across multiple levels in order to reach a safe haven.
Steam released Left 4 Dead 2 for the Mac this week. So you can expect Robbie, Flo and Nic to be running around fighting zombies while singing The Cranberries', "What's in your head, in your heaaddddd, ZOMBIE ZOMBIE ZOMBIE…"
This morning, Valve announced a new add-on for its immersive, co-op zombie killing game, Left 4 Dead. "The Sacrifice" is due for release on October 5 and will continue to chronicle the struggle between the remaining Left 4 Dead survivors as they make their way to the South. "The Sacrifice" will also introduce a new style of finale gameplay called "Sacrificial Gameplay", where the players can device who will give their life so that other may live.