Just when it seems like the zombie trend might finally be played out, the popular horror staple comes roaring back to life. Zombie Trigger is the perfect VR game for anyone who has watched The Walking Dead and thought they had what it takes to fight an angry horde of zombies.
This first-person shooter is much better, and frightening, with the headset on than the regular version of the game. You are part of a small group of humans called Zombie Hunters. Your job is take back control of the world from mutants and the zombies they have created. The mutants have created a virus that turns the humans on the planet into zombies. This makes them easier to control and provides the mutants with an instant army. Your job is to eliminate the mutants on control and get the cure to the zombie virus.
You navigate ten different levels, each increasing more difficult than the last, with a gamepad. There are two boss fights and three different weapons. You must unlock two of the weapons as you progress through the game. Enemies come at you in steady waves both on the ground and in the air.
The levels are challenging, with the later levels usually taking several times through before landing on the right strategy for making it out alive. The game will be available for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Xuebao Games has scheduled the release for Zombie Trigger for the third quarter of 2016.
The game looks incredible. Everything from the realistic muzzle flare to the horrific appearance of the mutants and zombies will draw you deeper in the world of the game. The designers spent a lot of time creating detailed scenery. If you are not careful, it is easy to get distracted by the amazing background and find yourself getting devoured by zombies.
If you don’t like seeing blood and gore up close and personal, you may want to skip this title. But, most fans of first-person shooters will the never-ending blood splatter as you blast your way through wave after wave of zombies and their mutant overlords. There is something satisfying about blasting off the arm of an approaching zombie and seeing blood come spewing out from where the limb used to be.
Zombie Trigger does an excellent job of making you feel like you are in a horror movie. The stunning visuals make this a perfect VR experience. The game is challenging and entertaining. It plays like a standard first-person shooter. There is nothing innovative about the story or the game play. However, Zombie Trigger does its job. It provides you hours of mindless entertainment and allows you to fully immerse yourself in another world as you pull the trigger at the approaching monsters.
This game is sure to be a hit both with zombie fans and fans of first-person shooters. It is a solid addition to the VR game lineup.