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JUDGE DREDD VS ZOMBIES [IOS] – REVIEW (81%)

07 Dec

Judge Dredd vs Zombies is an arcade shooter released by Fuse Powered Inc.

“Empowered to arrest, judge and execute, Judge Dredd is the Law. Arm yourself with a Lawgiver pistol and three other devastating, upgradable weapons. Fight four deadly zombie archetypes in thirty levels of game play. Choose from seven special upgrades to give you an edge over your undead foe!”

This application gives you control of Judge Dredd, Mega City One has been hit by a zombie invasions and it is your job to take down those Zombies.

Gameplay wise, you play through the levels, collecting badges and ammo, and generally killing anything that moves. You need to keep moving at all times, else you will find your location overwhelmed.

This game is tough, and although you can get through the early levels fairly easily they soon become overwhelming, especially as you find yourself locked in a room with twenty or so zombies at once.

There are 30 levels to play through over three stages. At the end of each stage you will be awarded up to three stars, which appear to be based on the points earned during the level. The later stages are unlocking when you have enough stars to progress to them.

The game offers lots of weapon upgrades and one level enhancements that can be added with credits. There are no power ups during play and you cannot swap between weapons, you are limited to the one you select at the start of the level.

The game is control with a virtual joystick and makes good use of an auto aim feature than you can tap on the screen to change target.

The graphics and sound are both good, with all your would expect from a Judge Dredd game. There is a nice computerised voice who makes the odd comment during play like “Do not worry, the gun fire is for your own protection.”

In-app purchase offer to unlock all the levels, or give large amounts of in-game cash to upgrade all the weapons. However, you are looking at about £25 of real money to unlock and upgrade everything.

On the upside:

  • Nice graphics with a memorable hero.
  • Generally fast paced action.
  • Very good auto aim feature.

On the downside:

  • Repetitive action.
  • Does not make full use of the Judge Dredd license.
  • Tries to push a little too hard towards in-app purchases.

Overall, this is a solid shooter and tough to play, I prefer this challenge to the over simple to finish games. It is a shame that the game did not more of the Judge Dredd license (ammo types, boot knife or some citizens to save) but I think they were dropped to make things simple. The in-app purchases are there to help if you need, and at times the game becomes so tough you want to use them.

Rating: 81%

Size: 36.1 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

Link: Judge Dredd vs Zombies – Fuse Powered Inc.

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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Game - Arcade, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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