Review Zombie Assault:Sniper
On-the-rails zombie shooter
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 31 Dec 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Atmospheric soundtrack, quality 3d graphics, lots of levels, responsive controls
Difficult to play without in-app purchases
Zombie Assault:Sniper for Android is a 3D on-the-rails first person zombie shooter with great graphics and hours worth of fun. In a similar fashion to Dead Trigger, you will be able to accept missions from the main hub, and then go straight into battle against the ever-growing zombie horde.
The first thing that you may notice about this game is that it has been illustrated amazingly well. The graphics, from the interface and settings menus, to the in-game artwork and 3D models, are all incredible. It may not be Tegra-worthy graphics, but clearly a lot of work went into the appearance of this game. So if you're a fan of good-looking games, then you will want to check this out. You're not going to find such attractive zombies in many other places, and that's saying something.
As for the actual gameplay, things can be fun for a while. Each mission will get increasingly more difficult with time, and the zombies will become tougher; so to survive you will need to hit more shots, and get more headshots. If you fail to step up your game later on, things may become frustratingly difficult for you. This where my main gripe with the game comes into play.
Unfortunately this game is heavily monetized, and there are incremental weapon and equipment upgrades throughout the game that all rely on currency. Whilst the currency can be earned in-game, it is earned at a very slow rate, and the average player's hopes and dreams of owning a nice, shiny new gun will only ever be met if cash is thrown at the game.
If you are a sharpshooter, and think you can manage the zombie horde, you may have a lot of fun in Zombie Assault:Sniper. But if you just can't seem to bring down the zombies quick enough, the limitations from IAPs may get to you eventually. Fortunately, the game is free to play, so there's no harm in at least giving it a try.