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D.H.Zombie Zone Review

Official Score

Overall - 30%

30%

D.H. Zombie Zone lacks the creative touches that have made more popular zombie shooters stand out. Fighting against the endless waves of the undead quickly proves to be a mindless affair, something that resembles its zombie horde.

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The night of the living dead is stacked against the player in Sun&Eyes’s new shooter D.H.Zombie Zone. Gamers are no stranger to blasting away the undead horde, but does this title manage to stand out?

D.H.Zombie Zone Review

Filling the shoes of a comic book seller, players must navigate a number of waves of the undead that are invading his town. Armed with a pistol, an assault rifle, and a handful of grenades, he must blast away anything and everything that threatens his livelihood.

This is a cliche plot that has been seen countless times before, and this title does absolutely nothing to stand out. There isn’t even any text or cutscenes to go off of – what you see is what you get.

Rather, the focus of this title is squarely on the action. Zombies quickly shamble from the left and right side of the screen, and some flying zombies come in from the sky. There’s not a lot of variety though – once players see the regular zombie, the zombie with a bucket on its head, the fat zombie, and the flying zombie in the first five minutes, they’ve pretty much seen everything this game has to offer.

This title does not provide much strategy either. Players are given unlimited ammo, and the same strategy rings too. Use the assault rifle on the small ones and the flying ones, and use the grenade on the fat ones. It gets repetitive fast, and the fact that waves go on for far too long means that players will be dragging their feet, beginning for some variety. Players can collect coins that are dropped by fallen foes, but other than a single achievement, these little things do no good. There are some other achievements to be had in this game, but most players will be able to unlock everything in a single playthrough if they are adept enough.

There are a few crates that fall from the sky that offer the players some advantages. Full HP and full grenades are a given, but occasionally a “kill ‘em all” message will appear, which instantly wipes out everything on the screen. There’s not much balance to these crates either – there were times where we got three HP ones in a row, right when they were all lined up next to one another.

Note that this game is pretty buggy. Players can jump, but it instantly causes damage to those trying to get past zombies. In addition, guns will not work when the enemy is too close in range – if something gets up in your business, you might as well restart. There are times where enemies will all group up on the player at once, taking out most of your health in a matter of seconds. It’s cheap, and it proves that this title is poorly designed.

D.H. Zombie Zone lacks the creative touches that have made more popular zombie shooters stand out. Fighting against the endless waves of the undead quickly proves to be a mindless affair, something that resembles its zombie horde.

This review of D.H.Zombie Zone was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
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Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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