is one of those rare zombie survival games that actually encourages you to survive
in stead of facing wave after wave of the undead. It's truely unique with a visual style that may sadly not attract anyone, but its deep surviving system makes Project Zomboid
one of the best zombie survival games in recent memory.
· Zombies aren't the only threat: you'll have to eat, drink, rest, calm down and avoid sickness among others in order to survive.
· A simple yet clear looting system: there's your basic inventory and additional backpacks to carry more stuff around.
· Retreat and recreate: you could go outside and risk your life for some fresh water, or you can find a well-placed house your new home. Once you have what you need you can cover up the windows with sheets, stack your food and other recourses in fridges, closets and many others, relying on the water from the tap and the vegetables you plant.
· Be the survivor you want to be for as long as you can: it's almost certain that you will die within the first half hour of playing Project Zomboid
. Hell, I still die every half hour. But that teaches you that your approach to a certain situation was wrong. Did you kill al the zombies but died from a cold? Or did you try to stay inside and were forced out when all the food ran out? You can scavenge all houses (if you can make it that far, that is), you can choose a certain location and hold your ground, you can try to kill countless infected in order to scavenge in peace and so on. Options are almost limitless.
· A true zombie survival experience: forget games like Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead that have you mowing down zombie after zombie in order to survive and progress. In Project Zomboid
zombies can be the least of your worries when you play your cards right.
· It's still in pre alpha, so some of the mechanics could use some extra polishing. The devs have been very active and do their very best to fix even the smallest of issues however, so I put my faith in them one hundred percent. This is the zombie game you'll want to play none the less, pre alpha or not.
· The style of the game may not appeal to anyone. It feels pretty retro and yet uniquely innovative at the same time, so slapping a certain style on it isn't as easy as you'd think.
· Project Zomboid
is gorgeous for what it aims to be. Obviously triple-A quality isn't expected (once again, depends on the style you like) but it manages to be pretty enough in terms of animations and effects to be immersive none the less.
I have played unfortunately little games like Project Zomboid
and I'm very glad the devs managed to create a one-of-a-kind zombie survival experience like this. It's thrilling, it's atmospheric, and it's everything you'll love from the zombie-genre. 8.5/10
Posted: February 27th, 2014