Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense
I love the Dead Island series of games and when I heard that a mobile game called Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense I was all in. However, while I knew that this was not a first person shooter. Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense is pretty much Dead Island in name only.
Welcome Back Sam
The story of Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense is set during or right after the events of the first game. In all honesty, it does not really go into a lot of detail in this regard. Sam B and the other survivors are stuck on the island and they need to clear out zombies and rescue some other survivors before moving onto the next area. This is the basic idea of the game and what drives you forward. To be fair, while basic it is good enough for a mobile game and it does at the very least give you a reason to be doing what you are doing.
Zombie Tower Defense
It is no secret that this is a tower defense game as it is in the title, but I was actually surprised at how much depth was in Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense. This is one very challenging game and you will die time and time again. What I did like though was how when you died it was not really a huge deal and you could try again later.
The game sees you having to keep zombies away from people who need your help. The zombies get tougher and tougher as you progress and I liked the different zombie designs and how different, more powerful zombies would be introduced. The way you get different turrets as you play is really cool too. For example, you can get this one that shoots flaming tires and another that is all about electricity. Different zombies have a different weakness to different attacks so there is a lot of strategy at play here.
Swipe And Slash Action
As well as the tower defense action, Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense also lets you fight up close and personal. This is done with a series of taps and swipes. As this is a mobile game you will be tapping and swiping to use special moves, items and so on and I felt that this most of the time worked quite well.
I think it all depends on the device you are using. Playing this on my iPad I had no trouble at all, but when using my phone, I sometimes struggled to swipe a specific zombie if a few of them were huddled together.
What About The Progression?
Look this is a mobile game and as you would expect it is full to the brim of microtransactions and waiting times. However, I must admit that I do not think it is as bad as other games I have played. I would compare it to a game like Clash Royale where you have upgrade cards, loot boxes, gems and so on that you can earn in the game or spend real world money on.
I have put a lot of time into this without spending a penny, but like most mobile games the further you get the harder it is to progress by just playing the game and earning items through gameplay. Look, I get it, this is the way that free to play mobile gaming is so I am not going to be too harsh on Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense when every other mobile game out there does it too.
I must admit I was a little unsure of what to expect with Dead Island: Survivors - Zombie Tower Defense. Especially when I died a million times when I first started playing it. However, this is a fun little time waster and while it is Dead Island in name only, I do think if you are a fan of zombie games it is worth checking out.
- The art style is pretty well done
- I loved the different zombie designs
- Some of the turrets are a lot of fun
- Has some hack and slash elements in the game too
- It is fun seeing some of the old gang back
- Some of the touch controls are a bit finicky on smaller devices
- You can only get so far without spending money
Processor: PC compatible, P-100
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
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