Tactical Soldier – Undead Rising is a turn-based strategy game released by Full Control ApS.
The game puts you in command of firstly of a young solder called Jack, whos miltary base is suddenly overrun by Zombies. As you try and find help you locate several other soldiers over time, who join your team.
As you advance through the story you can gain skill points to improve your characters.
The game starts easy enough with a tutorial and then a simple first solo mission. Then the missions get a little more difficult, especially if you are low on ammo, or allow yourself to get surrounded.
As the story advances there are short comic strips to advance the story, these look fine on the iPhone, but a little low res on the iPad.
The game is controlled by tapping on the soldier and then selecting the square you want to move to or the enemy you wish to attack.
To my eyes, the main flaw of the game is the appearance of zombies in corridors that are closed off and your character has looked down moments before to check it is clear. This is fine after the “cut scenes” but really unforgivable in the middle of a combat, as you need to make unnecessary changes to your strategy for what should be empty corridors.
The graphics and sound are good. The zombies lack variety and the camera can irritatingly change angle, and you are left trying to get the camera angle right again.
On the upside:
- Solid turned based strategy
- Well put together storyline in the main
- Nice use of achievements
- Universal application
On the downside:
- Not being able to hold more than one weapon type at a time seems strange, especially as you have limited ammo.
- Zombies suddenly appearing from a corridor you have just looked down and seen is empty.
- Combat percentages have seem to little bearing on your chance to hit.
Overall, Tactical Soldier is a solid turn based strategy game, and has a lots of good points. I feel that it could have done some things differently and could do with a few tweaks, which may appear in the next update. If you are a fan of turn based strategy games, then this is worth a look, it is not as polished as Hunters, but has the protential for improvement in the future. We will be looking at any updates for a possible re-review.
Size: 53.3 MB
Price (at time of review): £2.99