[Beyond PlayStation] Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Review
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD is a top-down arcade-style zombie game in which you make your last stand against the undead. Learn more in our Yet Another Zombie Defense HD review!
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD from Awesome Games Studio is an arcade-style top-down game in which you take down a ton of zombies as you try to stay alive for as long as possible, with a twin-stick shooter control scheme. The game offers three modes: Defense in which you build your base during the day so that you can defend it during the night; Endless in which you need to fight the zombies during a night that never ends, trying to survive for as long as possible; and Deathmatch in which you can kill other players while also trying to not get killed by the zombies.
Defense is the main mode in the game, and it is where you will probably spend most of your time playing either locally on your own or with some friends, or you could dive into the online side of things and play with other people from around the world. The gameplay cycle is simple to understand since, as I mentioned before, you will be building up your defenses by buying stuff to barricade yourself in while also purchasing weapons and, in some cases, the ammo they need.
While you have a pistol with unlimited ammo (which does need to be reloaded once the clip is emptied), you will need to use the money you get from killing all the zombies so that you can purchase more powerful weapons, as well as the ammo that goes into them. These weapons include an SMG, a shotgun, a flamethrower, an assault rifle, a sniper rifle, a rocket launcher, a freeze gun, a tesla coil, a blaster, a laser, or grenades, as well as a close-range chainsaw.
As for the things you can purchase to protect you from the zombie onslaught, you can purchase wooden, armored, or electro barricades, as well as barricades with a handy propane tank that will go boom when zombies destroy it, and landmines you can place on the ground. You can also purchase some expensive auto turrets and advanced auto turrets, but I suggest you don’t buy them until you’ve formed a solid set of barricades to protect them or else zombies will make short work of them, and you’ll be out thousands of dollars for nothing.
As you play Yet Another Zombie Defense HD with one of the four available characters – all of which control the same way, having only the way they look to set them apart – you will get to level up for that run, getting a skill point you can allocate either to boost your reloading speed, your movement speed, your health points, the pickup range for the things that some zombies drop when they are defeated, or to add a health regen skill for your character.
When you die, and you will die a lot in this one, you will get to see what your total score is, what your best score so far has been, on which night you were defeated, how many enemies you killed, how much money you ended ups spending to try and outrun your inevitable fate, as well as on which spot you rank in comparison to the other players out there in the world who are trying to stay alive during the zombie outbreak.
This one features an in-game set of achievements with 27 goals to complete. You can unlock achievements for surviving six nights without buying anything, for surviving 10 nights without any barricades, turrets or mines, for surviving 10 nights without receiving any damage, for killing 10 zombies with one sniper rifle bullet while playing in Defense Mode, for killing 300 zombies with a shotgun in a single game in Defense Mode, for building and equipping four turrets, for scoring 10k, 30k, 80k, 150k, 250k, 500k and a million points in defense mode, for surviving for a set period of time in Endless Mode, and more.
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD is a fun arcade-style release that is getting a new shot on the Nintendo Switch with an HD coat of paint on top. The game was originally released a while ago, so even with the HD right there in the title, character models, lighting and the overall minimalist look of the game are not going to help it win any awards in the graphics department. What we do have is a game that is entertaining to play both offline and online in short bursts here and there, so if that’s what you’re looking for, then check this one out!
This Yet Another Zombie Defense HD review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Awesome Games Studio.