First Look: The Official Dawn of the Dead iPhone Game

Bytemark games announced on Monday that the official Dawn of the Dead game will be released on the 19th for $2.99 and we got a chance to play with it!

The game is a top-down shooter that follows several of the major plot points from the movie — the remake, that is. Playing as either the cop, the nurse, or the salesman, you goal is to defend yourself against groups of flesh-eating zombies with guns and other blunt objects you find lying around. Unfortunately the story mode is quite short and it can probably be finished in 20 minutes. However, the game also includes a challenge mode with 12 challenges ranging from easy to hard.

So that all sounds pretty good until you actually try to kill a few zombies. The game’s thumbstick controls are great for navigating the levels, but they suck for aiming. I was able to play through the entire game, but my accuracy was super low. That, my friends, is a dealbreaker.

To see what I mean, check out the gameplay video below:

Long story short, it’s fun but the controls suck and it’s too short. Probably not worth $3.

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