Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 7/10
Genre: Third Person Shooter with 4 Player Co-Op
Rebellion returns with some stand-alone content to its successful Sniper Elite series this time featuring everyone's favorite punching bag and brain-gobblers - Zombies. However, we are not just talking about any old Zombie here (particularly those wussy Zombies who keep getting their backsides handed to them by plants) but none other than Nazi Zombies (as if Nazi's weren't nasty enough whilst alive they now torment us as the risen dead). Set in Berlin - the game ditches the serious demeanor of the original campaign in favor of the occult where Hitler has just unleashed legions of the undead in his last bid attempt to salvage the dying embers of his war machine.
There are four characters to choose from allowing the player to jump into any number of co-op situations for up to and including four people. Nazi Zombie Army is a game designed solely around having stupid fun with friends and you will need to work together if you plan on making it through these blood drenched streets, sewers and subways. The single player campaign plays out exactly the same as the co-op campaign and is really not where you want to be spending too much of your time. The levels are long and hard and dying in single player and then exiting (even though you have already hit various checkpoints throughout a level) will put you right back at square one killing off any accumulated joy in quite a short frustrating space of time. However, with four players thrown into the mix the game becomes one big chaotic scramble as you try your best to stay alive or keep your other team mates alive all whilst trying to get in that perfect head or torso shot that takes the enemy down immediately. The more players thrown into the mix the more legions of the undead you will face so acting fast and acting quick will save lives here. The game never seems to take itself too seriously, well how serious can you get you when pairing Nazi and Zombie together - but that does not mean the game plays things for camp laughs. If anything the player should feel just that little unsettled not knowing what hoarde lies in wait around the corner. Most of the levels are incredibly atmospheric and well designed with ammo stations placed just about right near the time you begin to run out.
I was not expecting Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army to be such a looker. From lighting effects to explosion damage the game looks consistantly good with high defintion textures everywhere. It does come at a price though as Nazi Zombie Army does require quite a recent desktop or laptop with decent GPU and memory to run optimally. The game should last most players roughly between 7- 10 hours depending on how you play (which is expected given the pricing) but there is always the next level of difficulty to tackle once done so there is quite a bit here to keep most gamers entertained for a while.
I really enjoyed this title and I can heartily recommend it to groups of 4 people looking for some cool Zombie sniping action at a reasonable price that manages to also look quite phenomenal and really is a blast to play.