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Zombie Party offers sheer mindless fun. There's utter chaos on screen and a fast paced, action packed top-down shooter, which offers multiple game modes and an extensive amount of customisation. While it's not the best looking game out there, having a few flaws, it's fun.
Zombie Party is best enjoyed in short bursts with friends. The shooting is fun because of the guns and mods that can be employed, and the variety keeps the fighting fresh. Even though the game sports quite a few modes, there's no escaping the grind if you want to make some headway. If you can stomach that, this title is perfect for quick bursts of gaming or as a nice break between bigger, more involved titles.
Zombie Party is a thrill for the gamer that loves shooting waves of bad guys with insane weapons!
There is a really great party game hiding beneath what looks to be a very generic twin-stick shooter, but I feel that it’s so focused towards the multiplayer that anyone wanting to just blast zombies away on their own will be disappointed by the grind.
Whilst there are no game destroying features within Zombie Party, it’s fair to say that with the variety of games available on Xbox, Zombie Party doesn’t ever possess anything that will keep players coming back for more. The vast number of items and unlockables are certainly deserving of praise, but the gameplay shows nothing more than a lack of identity and fails to bring anything memorable to the table.
Fun as a jump-in, jump-out title, Zombie Party is best played as couch co-op. Fans of twin stick shooters will appreciate the depth, but for the online multiplayer this zombie bites off a little more than it can chew.