Anticipating defeat, Hitler plays a scorched earth plan and hit the "Z" button. Now there are zombies all over Berlin. That's all the plot you need to know.Nazi Zombie Army
is a nice blend between the classic Sniper Elite and the zombie horde shooter Left 4 Dead. There's nothing to expect here except lots, lots of zombies. Zombies don't run, but are stronger than L4D. If you're new to Sniper Elite, coming from non-stealth games, this could be a good introduction to the combat and weapon mechanics as you fight at a slightly slower pace than, say, games like L4D, while not putting stealth or cover over everything like the original Sniper Elite.
This is what happens in the game: When the hordes attack, your senses will be strained as you try to headshot as many zombies as possible (as it is a guaranteed one hit kill) using your rifle, while occasionally switching to your SMG to wipe enemies that come up close, and kick down those that come way
too close before executing them using a pistol, all while your well-placed traps of landmines and tripmines blast off other zombies that try to flank you.
When the hordes do not attack, you have all the time in the world (compared to when they do) to align the perfect shot using focus time
, a time-slowing aim assist that compensates your bullet drop. When things get hectic and frantic, your character (and probably you too) will breath more heavily, heart beat faster, resulting in worse aim that should be compensated by going crouch or prone.
Notable, technical shots will reward you with the pleasure of Bullet Cam, a "killcam" bullet that shows how your bullet hits and kills your enemy. Was it a two-for-one piercing shot, a shot that goes directly through the pancreas or lungs (or right between the eyes like an overly manly predator?), or just a good old headshot from 200 meters? Bullet Cam will show you exactly what happened.
Also available in 4-player mode. Not that I have played it, unfortunately, as I cannot commit enough time to finish a session.
The graphics are quite good, but I have only a laptop so I sacrifice textures for framerate. Nevertheless, in NZA gameplay (and kill cams) shine much, much brighter than graphics quality, so you should focus on getting a satisfactory framerate and mouse calibration, as you will aim down the scope a lot.
Oh, one final tip before you begin: zombies shamble
, and their heads shake like teenagers in discos. If you're careless or unlucky you may even miss with the entire mag of ammo. Consider yourself warned.