Infect Them All 2: Zombies iPad Review
Plenty of video games cast you as a lone survivor making his or her way through the undead apocalypse. Few titles put you in control of the zombie. If you crave a break from the norm, Infect Them All 2: Zombies comes highly recommended. Not only does it give you the chance to munch on some poor gal's brains, but this $0.99 download from Magic Cube also fits a tremendous amount of content into a small 42.8MB package.
With the game's title serving as an obvious giveaway, Infect Them All 2 puts you in control of a rotting zombie, charged with bringing hapless humans to your side. You simply walk up to some unsuspecting person (either using tilt or virtual stick controls- both work great) and watch the resulting carnage as your character chomps on the now screaming NPC.
Once your zombie latches onto someone, there's one of two choices to make: quickly tap the screen to transform this person into a monster that will automatically attack humans, or do nothing. Both are extremely important. The former proves the old saying there's strength in numbers, since these new minions will help you complete the current mission. The latter is just as important, since consuming people partially refills your constantly depleting health meter, and once that runs out, it's game over.
What ensues is a cool little mini-game of sorts as you manage resources while at the same time keeping an eye on yourself. Ultimately, you must strike an essential balancing act of having enough zombie buddies while remaining alive. Not exactly an easy task when victims fight back, as they often do. It may take a few hits to down a businessman or bat-carrying thug. Then we have bosses that require a team effort to defeat.
On the positive side, completing the game's 100 stages results in currency which you can use to boost your zombie's abilities, including attack, defense and speed, to name a few; you can even do this for your minions. Naturally, the game grows progressively difficult the further you progress, and Magic Cube deserves some kudos for being generous with virtual dough. Not only that, but a handful of supplemental modes, like Tower (infinite stages), Survival and Blitz (infect as many folks as possible before the clock expires) keep the money flowing while at the same time putting off the temptation of making in-app purchases.
There's little to complain about, really. Sure, the objective remains mostly the same, so expect repetition, but with eight playable zombies, a slew of enemies and over 200 characters onscreen during certain moments, Infect Them All 2: Zombies is a welcome change of pace from those third and first person shooters. On that note, won't you reach out and bite someone?
What's Hot:100 stages, eight zombies, over 200 characters onscreen, bonus modes, tilt and virtual controls receive the thumbs up, multiple upgrades.
What's Not:Same objective can grow repetitive.