New York Zombies is a first person shooter app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It was created by Forsaken Media and currently is free. This app lets you shoot zombies with a variety of weapons as they come from every direction. This is something that is possible to find in the iTunes app store and this does it better than those that I have seen.
Zombies to me seem like the underdog of the monster kingdom and yet it seems at least for now they have come out on top. The problem is that they are not really as scary to me as werewolves or even mummies and they simply are not as personable or sexy as the vampire, but they have a power that the others do not really seem to be able to match and that is the power to reveal human character. A good zombie story really only uses them to increase the pressure to reveal personality, showing what people are really like. This is the part of the zombie story that is worth telling though a video game in which you shoot a lot of zombies can be fun.
When you open this app you will begin by choosing the game type you want to play. There is the story mode and the endless mode and while they play a bit similarly if you’re not sure go to the story mode. In the story mode you begin in your apartment, there appears to have been a virus that is turning people into zombies. You have a single gun and they break in pretty quickly. These are slow zombies and generally pretty easy to take out. What makes it scary is that they can come from behind you.
The graphics and sound of this app are good for the iPhone. You can listen to your own music while using this app.
The controls of this app are pretty smooth, in part because you don’t move through the levels instead you stand in one place but can turn. Shooting is simply tapping the zombies and once you see them this isn’t generally all that hard.
The greatest weakness of this app is the size of the screen on the ipod touch makes it a bit hard to really see everything.
This app gets four out of five stars because it is nearly a perfect game but not quite.