Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall prey to the undead. Conduct massive rescue operations with a helping hand from snipers, artillery crews, orbital bombardments, and more.
User reviews: Very Positive (982 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 14, 2011

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"Once you have run yourself through Atom Zombie Smasher's unyielding gauntlet and come out battle-hardened and numb, the victory will be so much sweeter."
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“Atom Zombie Smasher puts a typically fresh spin on the undead, while leaving the developer plenty of room to unleash his unique, blindsiding sense of humour and laudable fondness for surf guitar.”
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“What happens when one of the most exciting indie developers of the moment takes a shot at the zombie survival genre? Atom Zombie Smasher, that's what.”
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“[Blendo Games] define development independence strictly through their originality, the innateness of creating things featuring tempered mechanics dressed in weird charm.”
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About This Game

Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall prey to the undead.

Conduct massive rescue operations with a helping hand from snipers, artillery crews, orbital bombardments, and more. Experience the tactical richness of fully-destructible environments and procedurally-generated campaigns. And when the apocalypse ends, create your own game mods and share them with the Online File Share.

Key features:

  • Mercenaries for hire: Hire and upgrade your ragtag group of snipers, demolition teams, orbital bombardment crews, and more.
  • No two cities are the same: Cities are procedurally-generated, giving a unique experience with each playthrough.
  • Destructible environments: You can absolutely blow up everything.
  • Play with friends: Up to three people can cooperatively play together.
  • Mod support: Modify the game rules however you like, and share your mods through the Online File Share.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 60MB
    • Video Card: 60MB OpenGL-compatible
    • Additional: Gamepad or Joystick required for multiplayer
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 60MB
    • Video Card: 60MB OpenGL-compatible
    • Additional: Gamepad or Joystick required for multiplayer
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Pink squares are zombies.
Green squares are humans.
Do no let pinks get to greens.
Use whatever you have to prevent the zombie outbreak and save the human race :
soldiers, snipers, artillery, barricades, landmines.

If necessary... bomb the whole city! Forget the survivors!

Rating:
8.5
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I just reinstalled this game and I have to say that I forgot how fun it is. AZS is a strange amalgam of tower defense, zombie horde killing, and a puzzle game. You manage a variety of mercenaries to control a zombie outbreak while rescuing civilians. When things take a turn for the worse you can call in the Catbird Cannon and the trusty Llama Bombs to eradicate entire city blocks and the zeds they contain. AZS never takes itself too seriously and that's probably my favorite thing about it. The soundtrack is amazing, the game is super cheap, and I can't reccommend it enough.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
AZS in a nutshell is pretty much all
"GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAH"
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
71.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Like other say - Fatal error loading and has been for years waste of money for what was ONCE a really fun, addictive game. refund please
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Simple to learn, fun sense of style and engaging gameplay. A really fun way to sink a couple of hours.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
This is a really good game, and I don't say that lightly. I'm not sure how I acquired this game, it likely came from a Humble Bundle or some other type of deal. I don't usually even consider top-down indie games because so many of them are poorly done. This is a great game.

The setting is simple, you are the government controlling troops in a Latin-america zombie apocalypse. A very interesting settings since so much of zombie media is based in the USA. The tools of war are not overly complicated and yet the strategy is pure and advanced.

As far as indie games go these graphics are good – granted its not really even 3d but everything is animated well. The music is very good, its fun Latino music, but not overly brash for someone who normally dislikes that kind of music.

This is game is very good value for money because you could replay it over and over. Even though its not a tower defense game I think this title appeals to the same sort of crowd. I just wish I could get this on Android as I would pay $10 to get it on my phone. The game even has a “netbook” mode for low-end machines, so I think its reasonable to think that my quad-core snap dragon could run it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Atom Zombie Smasher serves its purpose as a frugal and time-conscious diversion for those interested in a lite strategy game and do not mind banal presentation.

Full Review: http://www.geeksundergrace.com/gaming/pc/ccg-review-atom-zombie-smasher/
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
So in this game, you are defending a country from zombies...I think? Or maybe it has to do with politics. It's a game where the basics revolve around saving civilians and stopping zombies from overwhelming parts of the map (each is its own specific encounter). Interwoven in this gameplay is a borderline incomprehensible plot involving llama-bombs and all sorts of madness. A cool game to try out for a weird experience.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I really like this game for a medium length challenge.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
A fun tactical game.

A fun game for killing time. Nothing special but fun and challenging.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Superb indie action mini zombie XCOM
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
A fun RTS that pits your limited resources against an ever more ravenous zombie horde. Can be very enjoyable and easy access to mods increase replayability significantly.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Disclaimer: This isn't the type of game I typically enjoy, I'm going through my games list and writing reviews as I finish the games.

Typical top down strategy game, where you kill little dots with artilery and pick up people with a helli. The interface could use some work. Game seems well put together. You can finish a game in about 30 minutes if you turn on the short game and don't mess it all up.

Since the game is set up in the typical endless race fashion you can pick how long you want to play for, which is nice. Played a few games, leveled up my units a few times, beat a few campaigns and decided I'd had enough. Just didn't find it very interesting.

Graphics are simple, but down to the point, mechanics are mostly up front, and the audio is not too annoying. Music has some style to it, but can get annoying after a while.

Might tickle your fancy, but didn't really interest me much.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
This turned out to simply be too hard for me to enjoy.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Fun game, you kill little pixel zombies and save little pixel people, or at least that's how I remember it.

Sadly, I can't currently recommend the game as it just fails to load(No idea why as there was previously no problems). First issue I had, was a missing .dll, not a problem, just copied it over from windows. Except, it just led on to another error, failed to initialise MONO, not a problem, just delete a .dll. Of course, that didn't actually do anything, so the game still fails to load and my final option was to run it via XP compatibility, which gave me a blue screen crash(first time ever on this PC) so I immediately uninstalled the game.

Shame, it really was fun when it worked.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
AZS is a Tecticial sort of tower defence kind of game. Basically your trying to contain the zombies and for some reason the zombies are green boxes and civilians are purple boxes... soooo its not graphically enchanting... more like kind of laid back. Its a good time waster but thats about it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Fun and challenging
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I love it. this is a very good game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Funny game for killing time. There is also a nice feature if you have two additional controllers because you can play with two other ppl on one pc.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
One of my favorite pick-up-and-play games. Smooth controls, an interesting challenge, good randomization, and the player is given multiple meaningful ways to interact with the game world. Cut scenes are fun, too.
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