Did you ever want to play a zombie survival game, but do it without the "strategy" and "puzzle solving" and just jump in blast waves upon waves of zombies with cool weapons and explosives? Then welcome to the world of Over 9,000 Zombies!, an indie game from the folks at Mastetronic.
So what's the deal with this zombie game? Is the premise any different from other previous zombies games? Well not really, but that's okay because this is simple top-down eight-bit game format that gives a very distinct feeling of playing an arcade game from back in the days when arcades were an actual thing that kids went to.
Simply pick a character, gear up, and get ready to take on hordes of zombies as they keep coming at you. The more you kill, the tougher the AI gets. You'll be able to use several weapons such as shotguns, pistols, assault rifles, flame throwers, mini-guns, and so much more.
Not enough? Then you may want to head over to the Map Editor, a fun feature that allows you to manipulate the environment and alter the stage to help give you an upper hand against all those zombies. You can strengthen your base, block off zombies, and do whatever it takes to ensure that you live for a long period of time before getting your face chewed off. You can even share the maps on Steam via the Steam Workshop.
Still not enough? Well aren't you picky, but your selfishness has been awarded with not one, not two, but three buddies you can take along with you. With multiplayer co-op, you and three other friends can team up and create some zombie goo the old fashioned way. You may not be getting anything new out of this game, but you're definitely getting a whole lot of fun, and isn't that the whole point of video games?
Over 9,000 Zombies! is now available for PC via Steam Early Access, currently offering 25% off the normal price.